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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.

From COVID-19 to forests: tracing the real-time linkages

By Sven Wunder and Sarah Feder Originally posted on the EFI blog: https://blog.efi.int/from-covid-19-to-forests-tracing-the-real-time-linkages/
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Job opening: EFIMED is seeking a Junior Researcher!

The European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) is seeking a Junior Researcher to provide support in research, project management and science outreach....

Fundación Biodiversidad launches grants to support green recovery projects

Spain's Fundación Biodiversidad, which belongs to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), is...
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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...

Land-use change and large wildfires

The effects of climate change on wildfires are widely studied around the world. However, another key process contributing to changing fire regimes...
Firefighter managing prescribed burn

Pyrolife project announces new PhD opportunity

The PyroLife Innovative Training Network is hiring 1 PhD candidate to join its efforts to understand fire, communicate risks and engage with...
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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...
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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...

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Fungal diversity in sacred groves versus managed forests in Epirus, NW...

Sacred groves are associated with small mountain villages, outlying churches, icon stands or abandoned monasteries, and can be found throughout the region...

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