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.

Making change in wildfire management: Science-policy interaction

The training course "Making Change - Science Policy Interaction", organised by the European University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Forest Institute (EFI),...
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Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same...

The fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest biodiversity conservation...

HoliSoils website shines spotlight on forest soils

A new website for the Horizon 2020 project, HoliSoils (Holistic management practices, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils), is now online. An entry point...

Webinar: From National Forest Inventories to European Level Forest Monitoring

The New EU Forest Strategy 2030 recognises the need to develop a European forest monitoring system in all the Member States for information-based decision...

Call for abstracts: 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)

The organisers of the 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invite urban forest practitioners, policy makers, researchers and managers to submit abstracts for...
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Europe’s eyes on Earth to combat climate change effects in forests

The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides affecting forest...
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Local policies, climate change and forest management in peri-urban forests: a necessary integration

A new guide seeks to build bridges between three essential aspects for our society: local policies, the management and conservation of forest services and...
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Young leaders for sustainable forest futures: YLPMED 2020

The European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme (YLP) connects young professionals with global and regional leaders to develop strategic thinking on how to...

Open research position at RWTH Aachen on simulation of forest operations

The RWTH Aachen University in Germany is initiating the European "innovative training network" Skill-For.Action, in which the university offers a full-time, fully funded research...
forest, tree roots, soil

New project focuses on management, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Soils are increasingly recognised to have an important role, both for human wellbeing and for the global climate. There are clear benefits for people...

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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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