Climate change

Mediterranean forests confront certain vulnerabilities in the face of climate change, including threats from drought and wildfire. However, forests are also an important tool in global climate mitigation strategies: they play a key role in maintaining a humid mesoclimate and rainfall recycling, as well as in carbon storage, and forest resources that could be essential in providing renewable solutions to shift our reliance away from fossil-based resources.

Mediterranean conifers found to be resistant to drought due to their genes

Two recent studies on two relict Mediterranean conifers threatened by climate change, the Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo) and the Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) investigate...

Funding call open for establishing Climate-Smart Forestry pilots

The FORWARDS-project has launched a funding call to set up Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF) and forest restoration pilots across Europe. These pilots will serve as...

Opportunities for tenure track professorships in Brazil

The Luiz de Queiroz Agriculture School (ESALQ) at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) is seeking applications for tenure-track professorships in three specialities. Forestry and...

Second MAIA Webinar on Climate Change and Agriculture: Agroforestry

On 8 September, tune in to this webinar organised by the MAIA Project to learn more about some European projects working on climate change...
Climate protesters with "there is no planet B" sign.

Climate anxiety: are forests a way out of it?

Every time we open social media or turn on the television, we are bombarded by news of environmental disasters and the many other impacts...

ForestPaths Features #2: Exploring the project’s next generation assessment framework

ForestPaths has released the second publication from its ForestPaths Features series – an information note tackling the question of How can models help achieve...

Project MAIA: Maximizing climate change research impact and synergy

The MAIA project is a European Commission initiative that aims to act as an impact multiplier of climate research projects. It’s funded under the...

ForestPaths issues forest-based mitigation recommendations

Reaching climate neutrality by 2050 is crucial to fighting climate change, preserving the environment, and safeguarding a sustainable future for generations to come. To...

EFI Resilience blog widens focus by looking to the Mediterranean

The European Forest Institute’s Resilience Blog, managed by its Resilience Research Programme, has launched a new section for articles covering topics related to Mediterranean...

IUFRO Forest Podcast explores what stresses forests and how society responds

We are excited to present the second episode of Branching Out – The Forest Podcast. Join us as we discuss the topic of strengthening...

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Deer to the rescue: how browsing combats wildfires in Iberian forests

Mediterranean oak woodlands, known for being the native habitat of the world’s cork trees, are increasingly at risk due to the spread of shrubs...

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