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Resilience refers to the ability of a system to bounce back from a disturbance or adapt to change. Relating to forests, it is how forest-related socio-ecological systems can respond to change in a manner that maintains critical interrelations (ecosystem functions/services/goods) within the systems.1 For Mediterranean forests, resilience is a term with many applications, particularly for climate, community and ecology.

On pandemics and forest fires

The coronavirus crisis, as well as the recurrent forest fire crises we experience every year in many areas of the planet, are...

Assessing the potential of climate-based forestry services: your opinion counts!

Decades of study have shown and quantified the impact of climate change on forests around the world. Changes in growth patterns, drought...

Have your say on the next Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda!

We would like YOUR views on what is important for research on Mediterranean forests. The previous Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA 2010-2020)...

GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the time of crises

Rethinking food: Could the pandemic change the way we eat, live and restore the Earth? Human health and livelihoods...

State of the World’s Forests 2020 virtual launch

The State of the World’s Forests 2020: Forests, Biodiversity and People (SOFO 2020), jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United...

Red wood ant nest transplants to assist biological control in forests

In this study, the authors analysed red wood ant nest transplant data collected from forest biocontrol sites in southern Turkey to determine...

Exploring Mediterranean forests: forty years of testimony

In this book, aimed not only at the French but also at all those who are interested in the Mediterranean forests on...

New observation site in Tunisia to study climate change and forests

The future of the forests in the southern Mediterranean faces a real threat due to the impact of climate change. Climate change...

Planting a tree for every post: join the #ForestChallenge!

Reconnect with nature and post images with friends, family and colleagues around trees and forests. Cities4Forests commits to planting 1 tree for...
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Coronavirus, markets, economy and forests: what’s ahead?

This opinion essay was originally published on the EFI blog. A globalized crisis

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How do dryland species adapt to climate challenges?

Trees are crucial organisms in many terrestrial ecosystems. Tree responses to climate variations could influence the global carbon and water cycles considerably...

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