Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Scientists have identified a key way the Amazon’s forests may adapt to climate change — Washington Post
A recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change reveals the plant diversity resulting from new growth after climate-change-induced tree die off may actually help the Amazon rainforest to adapt to climate change.
- Drought in the Northern Forests? — USDA.gov
As temperatures continue to warm, lower levels of rainfall could produce drought-like conditions in northern forests, such as in the New England region, although it may not be the type of drought the public is familiar with in the western U.S.
- Mending A Broken Heart? Nature Can Help You, Give You Emotional Balance; Study Reveals — Science World Report
A new study analyzing the presence of nature’s impact on emotions and one’s heart reveals its ability to create healthy balance and regulate heart rhythms.
- Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other — Yale Environment
This Q&A with ecologist Suzanne Simard dives into trees’ use of a network of fungi and soil to communicate with neighboring plants and how climate change and clear cutting threaten this network of communication.