Ecosystem services

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.

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New project focuses on management, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Soils are increasingly recognised to have an important role, both for human wellbeing and for the global climate. There are clear benefits for people...

Advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in Green Care sector

Human societies, economies and cultures are embedded in nature and depend on nature for their sustenance and well-being. Moreover, experiencing and connecting with natural...

A Tree Awakening – EU Green Week partner event 2021

The City of Ljubljana, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and the Brussels Capital Region have all recently been awarded Tree Cities of the World...
Photo: Luigi Torreggiani. A stitched panoramic drone image showing the aftermath of the mudslide in Sierra Leone that claimed more than 400 lives.

International Conference on Soil, Bio- and Eco-Engineering 2021

The 5th International Conference on Soil, Bio- and Eco-Engineering SBEE 2021 will be held from June 19th – June 25th 2021 in Bern, Switzerland and it will...
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European survey on the markets of Forest-Based Care and Green Care Tourism

The Green4Care project aims at increasing Europe’s innovation and entrepreneurship in four thematic sectors: forest-based care, social agriculture, urban green care and green care...
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Postdoctoral position on microbial ecology of forest soils

The Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology (Czech Academy of Sciences) is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow. The position is offered for an initial period...
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Postdoc opportunity on land surface modelling and soil biology

The land-surface modelling group at the Institut Pierre et Simon Laplace (IPSL) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher interested in land surface modelling and...

Nature and health: discover Green Care initiatives with Green4C!

The megatrends are clear: more and more people living in Europe will be older, living in urban areas and threatened by the effects of...

Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Healthy soils are fundamental to the sustainable production of food, feed and fibre. In addition, healthy soils provide many other functions that contribute to...

TERRA awarded the Label of Associate Laboratory for land use sustainability and ecosystem services

TERRA (Laboratory for the Sustainability of Land Use and Ecosystem Services) was approved in a highly competitive call to receive the Label of Associated...

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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...

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