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.

Autumn colour in Mediterranean forests

It's that special time of year when walking in the forest becomes a magical experience, made yet more wondrous by its transience. Some network...

The forests that store the most carbon are also the richest in biodiversity

Article originally posted on the CREAF blog. There are many reasons for preserving forests, but two of the most frequently mentioned are their capacity to...

Vulnerability of the Mediterranean soils to water erosion

20 - 21 November 2018, Rabat, Morocco. The conference "Vulnerability of the Mediterranean soils to water erosion: state of knowledge and adaptation strategies in the...

Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business

ECOSTAR “Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business” online course provides continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the...

New website shines the spotlight on forest ecosystem services

A new website focussing on the rich variety of services provided to people by our forests has been launched as part of a project...

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Greener cities help reduce the risk of premature death

Urban greenery can protect against premature mortality, according to an investigation conducted by the Institute for Global Health in Barcelona (ISGlobal) and...

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