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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.

Citizen science and its contribution to controlling acacia forests in Portugal

Many forest ecosystems worldwide are under threat after the invasion of exotic invasive plant species and Portugal is no exception. One of...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

Sustainable cork management reduces the risk of forest fires

The International Day of Forests was celebrated on 21 March. This year, the UN has decided to focus on SDG 12: "Ensuring...

Metropolitan area of Barcelona named ‘European Forest City 2022’

EFI met civil and scientific community in Barcelona on Wednesday 23 March to celebrate the European Forest City 2022 award. The award...

Improving brown bear habitat in Spain through forest restoration actions

A new Horizon 2020-funded project has just been launched, bringing together 36 partners from 13 European countries to work towards a transformative...

Blazing the trail towards wildfire resilience: A story of social innovation from Catalonia

ADF stands for “Agrupació de Defensa Forestal”. In English, it could be translated as “Forest Defence Groups”. When I first got in...

The 7th Mediterranean Forest Week is just around the corner!

In March, we celebrate the International Day of Forests and, as could not be otherwise, the month is full of interesting events...
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An integrated approach to extreme wildfires in Europe

Extreme Wildfire Events pose a major threat for whole Europe, mainly due to the consequences of climate change. The areas affected by...

EFI Bioregions event: Digital solutions for soil monitoring

EFI Bioregions Facility will organise a new virtual Forestry Speed Dating session dedicated to "Digital solutions for soil monitoring". Participants in this...

Diversity and regeneration strategies in Mediterranean woody plant communities

Maquis vegetation is a shrubland type that expands across the Mediterranean Basin. Although this vegetation type comprises high diversity of plants, the...

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