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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.

Facing forest fires: 10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic...

There is no shortage of literature on forest fires. A simple search in Scopus yields well over 29,000 results – and steadily rising....

Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: Meet the Event Speakers!

“Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm,” a two-day, high-level international conference on 14-15 October 2019 in Madrid, will...

Open Letter: An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda

An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda Climate change has reached a tipping point, becoming...

Extreme wildfire events: Addressing challenges across Europe

As the global threat of extreme fire events intensifies in the face of climate change, scientists and practitioners across Europe are calling...

Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm

With the increasing threat and occurrence of catastrophic fire events around the globe, the need for new strategies for wildfire prevention and...

BiodivERsA European Joint Call 2019-2020

BiodivERsA is the network programming and funding research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories. This platform is made...

International Conference: Air Pollution Threats to Plant Ecosystems

Pollution and climate change hazards will be the central theme of the international event "Air Pollution Threats to Plant Ecosystems" co-organized by...

When ashes stain forest rivers: post-fire effects on soil and water ecosystems

Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these...

Spotting bugs from the sky: Can remote sensing warn us of forest pests?

Remote sensing technology allows us to obtain information from any spot on Earth without having to be physically there. Thanks...
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WWF Spain releases report on ‘superfires’ in the Mediterranean

Last month, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Spain released a new report on the risk of extreme fire events in the Mediterranean region....

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Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and...

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well...

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