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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.

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.
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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...
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Preserving biodiversity: the foundation for a more resilient future

The IUFRO Forest Biodiversity Research Group addresses the influence of human-made and natural disturbances on biodiversity and explores the relationship between forest...

Virtual event: Restoring Europe’s forests for people and the planet

European forests play a crucial role in protecting biodiversity, contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and provide multiple benefits for societies...
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Seminar on the management and prevention of forest fires

The Montclima project is developing a transnational strategic framework for prevention and management of natural hazards in mountainous areas of the SUDOE...
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Understanding RNA viruses in forest ecosystems to prevent future pandemics

Human pressure is greatly reducing the surface of European forest: more than half of Europe's forests have disappeared in the last 6,000...

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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...

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