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Resilience

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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Wild harvest in time of new pests, diseases and climate change

Wild nuts and berries are facing several issues that threaten the evenness of their provision. Climate change and different exotic pests and...

Annual FIRE-IN Dissemination Workshop

15 May 2019, Barcelona, Spain. The Pau Costa Foundation organises the second annual Dissemination Workshop of the Fire and...

EFI celebrates a special day for forests

On this International Day of Forests, staff at the European Forest Institute are celebrating. Here's a brief glimpse at the diversity of...

Sixth International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

29 April – 3 May 2019, Marseille, France; Albuquerque, USA; and Sydney, Australia. The 6th International Fire Behavior and...

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe

20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium. With a clear trend towards longer fire seasons and a projected increase in fire...

2019 AFORCE Symposium

2-3 April 2019, Montpellier, France. The AFORCE network (French Network Dedicated to the Adaptation of Forests to Climate...

Changing the conversation about forest fires through social innovation

In 1986, fires raged rampant on Montserrat Mountain. As over 70,000 hectares of forest land burned throughout Catalonia, the wildfires drew dangerously...

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

Calling all stakeholders in Mediterranean countries to showcase your climate change adaptation action! The French Agency for...

Mediterranean Forest Week: #FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest

Take part in the second edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Contest and win a brand new digital photo camera! The contest is held...

Sparking firesmart policies in the EU

As the incidence and intensity of forest fires in southern Europe increases, policies that used to be effective in support of fire...

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Global fire challenges in a warming world

Wildfires have played a critical role in shaping our environment. Iconic tree species, such as the giant sequoia, even depend on fire...

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