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Working Paper
Author:
Iordanis
Tzamtzis
Atsushi
Sato
Mirella
Salvatore
Martial
Bernoux
Masahiro
Amano

Despite the growing global support for capacity building to improve soil management, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils in national GHG inventories, is still very limited. In 2021, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and FAO conducted a global survey to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Forests
Author:
Sachchidanand
Singh
Harikesh
Singh
Vishal
Sharma
Vaibhav
Shrivastava
Shruti
Kanga
Netrananda
Sahu
Gowhar
Meraj
Majid
Farooq
Suraj Kumar
Singh

Forests are an important natural resource and are instrumental in sustaining environmental
sustainability. Burning biomass in forests results in greenhouse gas emissions, many of which are longlived.
Precise and consistent broad-scale monitoring of fire intensity is a valuable tool for analyzing
climate and ecological changes related to fire...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
Wenjun
Chen
Sylvain
Leblanc
Julie
Lovitt
Liming
He
Robert
Fraser

Illumination variations in non-atmospherically corrected high-resolution satellite (HRS) images acquired at different dates/times/locations pose a major challenge for large-area environmental mapping and monitoring. This problem is exacerbated in cases where a classification model is trained only on one image (and often limited training data) but...

Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ronald C. Estoque
Priyanka
Mitra

Although many researchers highlight the benefits of Urban Green Spaces (UGS) to city dwellers, understanding of residents’ emotional association with UGS remains an incomplete and exciting area of place research. In this study, we conducted an empirical assessment of residents’ Place Attachment (PA) towards UGS in the Greater Tokyo region. For this...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:

CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...

Policy Report
Author:
Franziska
Haupt
Sanggeet Mithra
Manirajah

The original aim of Goal 7 of New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) has been met: the Paris Agreement confirms forests’ pivotal role in the international climate agenda. But at a time when the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of forests have never been more urgent, global forest loss is in a worrying upward trend.  

It is...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Author:
Mesfin
Sahle
Travis
Reynolds

Despite expanding interest in nature's contributions to people (NCP) studies, understanding of sacred natural sites’ contributions to human society and the restoration of fragmented landscapes remains relatively limited. This study examines the diversity and extent of NCP by church forests in a fragmented tropical landscape in southern Ethiopia. We...

Peer-reviewed Article
In One Earth
Author:
Heather Anne
Swanson
Jens-Christian
Svenning
Alark
Saxena
Robert
Muscarella
Janet
Franklin
Matteo
Garbelotto
Andrew
S. Mathews
Annik
E. Schnitzler
Josep
M. Serra-Diaz
Anna
L. Tsing

While calls for interdisciplinary research in environmental contexts are common, it often remains a struggle to integrate humanities/qualitative social sciences insights with those of bio-physical approaches. We propose that cross-disciplinary historical perspectives can open new avenues for collaboration among social and natural scientists while...