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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.

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Advanced course: Mediterranean forest health in the context of global change

Mediterranean forests are complex social-ecological systems characterised by wide biodiversity, a high level of spatial and environmental heterogeneity, and a long history...
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Local policies, climate change and forest management in peri-urban forests: a necessary integration

A new guide seeks to build bridges between three essential aspects for our society: local policies, the management and conservation of forest...

Young leaders for sustainable forest futures: YLPMED 2020

The European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme (YLP) connects young professionals with global and regional leaders to develop strategic thinking on...
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Two postdoctoral opportunities on wildfire management and forest planning decision support

The Forest Research Centre (FRC) of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon is launching two calls for applications to...

The role of fire in the conservation of Black Pine habitat

The endemic Mediterranean black pine forests (Pinus nigra Arn.) are a priority habitat for conservation in the European Union. Black pine forests...

Open research position at RWTH Aachen on simulation of forest operations

The RWTH Aachen University in Germany is initiating the European "innovative training network" Skill-For.Action, in which the university offers a full-time, fully...
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Coronavirus, Macroeconomy and Forests: What Likely Impacts?

Join Sven Wunder, EFIMED's principal scientist, for an online seminar about the impact of COVID-19 on the macroeconomy and on forests. The...
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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...
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Job opening: Land Life Company seeks a Forest Data Analyst

Land Life Company is seeking a Forest Data Analyst. The role will be based in Amsterdam with regular travel.

Biodiversity and invasive plants: the BioBlitz da Tapada’s initiative

The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 aims to address the main drivers of biodiversity loss, with invasive alien species (IAS) as one...



Europe’s eyes on Earth to combat climate change effects in forests

The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides...