Our forests are both going though some tough times.
Kharuk VI, Im ST, Oskorbin P a., Petrov I a., Ranson KJ: Siberian pine decline and mortality in southern siberian mountains. Forest Ecology and Management 2013, 310:312–320.
Picea mariana forests are disappearing into peat bogs.
Baltzer JL, Veness T, Chasmer LE, Sniderhan AE, Quinton WL: Forests on thawing permafrost: fragmentation, edge effects, and net forest loss. Global Change Biology 2013, doi:10.1111/gcb.12349.
Andy Reynolds in AmNat this month: Beating the Odds in the Aerial Lottery: Passive Dispersers Select Conditions at Takeoff That Maximize Their Expected Fitness on Landing
Deep Impact: Unintended Consequences of Journal Ranking (ht mathbabe)