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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.

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

The French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for Mediterranean and Plan Bleu, are inviting all stakeholders in...

New Mediterranean consortium to protect biodiversity

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium was launched on 12 March in Marseille (France) with the signing of 6 international NGOs: the IUCN Centre...
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Job opening: Etifor is seeking an Environmental bid & proposal writer

Etifor is looking for an Environmental bid & proposal writer: a new colleague able to support the team to deliver high quality...
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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...
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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...
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Special Issue “Adaptive Forest Management to Climatic Change”

Current forest management schemes may be considered suitable for adapting some forests, but new approaches are required for situations where future ecological...

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...
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Examining the Wide-Ranging Impact of COVID on Nature and Tourism Around the World

The past few years have been terrible on the environment, with a previous post on MedForest explaining how Europe saw the highest record...
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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...
Cork oak seeds (Viterbo, Italy).

Variety: the spice of life, also for future forests

Forests in the Mediterranean and similar biodiversity hotspot regions are degrading rapidly due to the interaction of multiple stressors – both natural...

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Wildfire resilience with a flavour of economics

A recipe in the making When at home in your kitchen you meticulously follow the steps of a...

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