Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety and variability of plants, animals, and ecosystems within an area. Value is placed on biological and population diversity, and also the health of these populations. Efforts to conserve biodiversity often consider biological and ecological protection from a systems level, working holistically to improve the health of an area.

Campylomyces heimii (Malencon) Nakasone a rare fungus in Greece. It was found on dead branches of Quercus frainetto during the research.

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

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

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 launching a series of grants to...
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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 of the...
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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 biodiversity and...

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 and economies....
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First study on tree microhabitats using Marteloscope methodology in Turkey

Developing strategies for the conservation of biodiversity in forest ecosystems in the face of global climate change has become one of the priority issues...
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Job Opening: CREAF is offering three research positions

CREAF is looking for three researchers to carry out internationally recognised research programmes. The positions are full-time, with a total contract duration of three...

New Mediterranean consortium to protect biodiversity

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium was launched on 12 March in Marseille (France) with the signing of 6 international NGOs: the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean...
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Job opening: Etifor is seeking an Environmental bid & proposal writer

Etifor is looking for an Environmental bid & proposal writer: a new colleague able to support the team to deliver high quality grant proposals...
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Combining sustainable forest management with biodiversity conservation

The scientific publication “Combining Tree Species Composition and Understory Coverage Indicators with Optimization Techniques to Address Concerns with Landscape-Level Biodiversity” addresses the critical problem of...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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