Home Resilience

Resilience

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.

PhD fellowship on forest resilience at CREAF

The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, has announced 10 open PhD positions within the framework of...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to climate change

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching...

Task Force probes ‘whys’ behind increased tree mortality

Tree mortality appears to be increasing at unprecedented rates. One may be tempted to think: So what? Trees regenerate. They’ll grow back....

Europe’s nature under threat after a 2019 with highest forest fire record

The European Commission has recently published the 20th edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and...
Tree in urban area

The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn from trees, fungi,...

The relationship between people and nature is an extremely important one, because positive experiences with nature have mental and physical health benefits...
fungi

Extinction Rates for Plants and Fungi

Out of 216,000 plant species that have been described, 600 have gone extinct since Linnaeus, considered the "father of modern taxonomy", created...

Integrating maquis vegetation to forest management plans in Turkey

Maquis vegetation is a Mediterranean shrubland type thatexpands across the south and west of Turkey, and composes its own habitat type as...

Examining the economic drivers of wildfire: where there’s smoke, there’s finance

"The world is ablaze. Or so it seems, and the scenario is repeating itself every year now," says Dr. François-Nicolas Robinne, of...
YLP-MED 2020 preview session presenters

Aspiring leaders enjoy preview on Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies

Participants to the EFI Young Leadership Programme 2020, “Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies” enjoyed a lively preview session for the programme on...

Hotspots of biodiversity: the role of sustainable forest management in Europe

How to prevent the loss of biodiversity remains one of the hot policy issues in the EU and globally. Healthy and green...

EVENTS

PUBLICATIONS

How to prepare 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...

NEWS

OPPORTUNITIES