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Combining sustainable forest management with biodiversity conservation

The scientific publication “Combining Tree Species Composition and Understory Coverage Indicators with Optimization Techniques to Address Concerns with Landscape-Level Biodiversity” addresses the critical...

Silvopasture policy promotion in European Mediterranean areas

A recent study carried out in the European Mediterranean areas highlights that silvopasture is an important practice across the Mediterranean region where...

Aleppo pine regeneration after fire

The paper accurately measured seed rain intensity and duration in relation with stand characteristics at many places. For the seeds, the dissemination...

Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is a key area for the implementation of practices aimed at restoring forest landscapes (Forest Landscape Restoration, FLR). Some FLR...

New protocol for standing timber quality assessment of valuable broadleaves

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) has published a technical guide to facilitate assessment of standing timber quality and...

EU Green Deal: How does it contribute to a clean energy...

The EU Green Deal could become a global reference for accelerating transition towards clean energy according to a new report from the...

Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...

Preparing for forest-related disasters and extreme events

2021 marks the 16th anniversary of Gudrun, a powerful storm that passed over northern Europe causing severe wind damage, power outages, and...

Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to...

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching...

BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit

The newly published BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit aims to inform scientists working in the fields of biodiversity and, more generally, in environmental...

Spontaneous forest regrowth in Southwest Europe: Friend or Foe?

Think about a natural space that is familiar to you. Open areas around your city, agricultural land around your village, or pastureland...

The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn...

The relationship between people and nature is an extremely important one, because positive experiences with nature have mental and physical health benefits...

Extinction Rates for Plants and Fungi

Out of 216,000 plant species that have been described, 600 have gone extinct since Linnaeus, considered the "father of modern taxonomy", created...

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