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Ecosystem services are the “benefits people obtain from ecosystems”1 or “nature’s contribution to people.”2 Managing forests with a focus on ecosystem services presents new opportunities to preserve services like carbon sequestration and soil protection, as well as valuing and protecting intangible benefits provided by forest ecosystems, including recreation, health and cultural services.

The hidden magic of Mediterranean forests

In the heart of the Mediterranean, a silent drama unfolds among the trees, roots, and creatures that call these forests home. My Ph.D. journey,...

Exploring the future of Latvian forests: insights from the Latvian Forestry Day

On May 16, the Latvian State Forestry Institute "Silava" hosted Latvian Forestry Day at the Science Support Center of the Forest Research Station "Mežmāja."...

EFIMED is looking for an events and project support trainee!

The European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED), located in Barcelona, Spain, is currently looking for a candidate to fill an events and project support...

EFI is seeking a researcher on Climate-Smart Forestry for its Bioeconomy Programme

EFI is seeking a Researcher / Senior Researcher on Climate-Smart Forestry for its Bioeconomy Programme. The Researcher / Senior Researcher will participate in collaborative...

Short-term effect of historical mega-fire on soil fungal communities

The findings of the research allow us to peer further into the world of fungi to understand the complex interactions which occur in the...

Latitude or altitude may save us?

A second article in a planned series of three reports the results of ongoing research on the potential effects of climate change on terrestrial...

Resilience meets reverence: temporal and spatial responses of sacred forests to external changes

Sacred Natural Sites (SNS) and sacred forests are places with spiritual significance for communities, where natural and human elements are intertwined. They are found...

IUFRO podcast season finale: The way forward for forests, science and people

In our season finale, we talked with Daniela Kleinschmit, professor of forest and environmental policy at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and incoming President...

Assessing urban analytics from the space

URBANA is an innovative pilot project using satellite data to assess and evaluate urban analytics related to the state of the green in different...

Painted images of the Po Plain

On April 12, 2024, the retrospective of painting by Luciana Randoli (1926-2018), organized by her son Claudio Fochi, opened in Ferrara (IT), in the...

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A second article in a planned series of three reports the results of ongoing research on the potential effects of climate change on terrestrial...

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