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.

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The Three Little Pigs and Climate Change

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2...

Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research continues online

The Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research, held in Barcelona on 6 November 2018, was a space for key regional actors in wildfire...

First Processionary Moth Meeting a success in Hammamet

The processionary moths associated with coniferous trees are, by far, the most important insect defoliator of pine and cedar forests in the...

Towards a long-term solution to coexist with fire in Mediterranean areas

In southern European areas, fire-regimes are not fuel-limited since the fragmented cultural landscape is rapidly evolving to dense regenerating forests where managed agricultural lands...

MEFISTO Mediterranean forest fire fighting training standardisation

14 December 2018, Tuscany, Italy. After 18 months of work, and just six months to finish, the MEFISTO project begins preparations for its final conference...

European Forum on Urban Forestry 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 February 2019 The 2019 European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) will be held in Cologne, Germany from the 22 –...

Illegal trade placing Pindos wild orchids at risk, scientists warn

Article originally posted by the Athens News Agency. Overharvesting to meet skyrocketing demand in Turkey and elsewhere is placing the endemic wild orchid population in...

Latest tree monitoring technologies support climate adaptation and mitigation

There is a strong connection between tree ecosystems and the climate system. However, the feedback between the two relies on a range of factors,...

‘Pampered’ trees are the most vulnerable to drought

Article originally posted on the CREAF blog. Severe droughts are one of the main threats to forests all over the world. Climate change has made...

Is L. occidentalis entirely responsible for the high damage observed on cones and seeds...

The uncertainty surrounding the part played by the invasive North American seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, in the observed decrease in seed production of the Mediterranean...

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

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

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