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.

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...

A unique database providing information to quantify the adaptive capacity of beech to climate...

A group of researchers from all over Europe worked together to release a unique database to the scientific community. Assembling data collected under the...
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EFI showcases forests and sustainable cities

Happy International Day of Forests on 21 March – and also happy 25th anniversary to our own Institute. At EFI, on these occasions, we...
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Root causes of forest fires must be urgently addressed

Each summer we hear terrible news about forest fires from world fire prone areas, a trend that has continued this year with the tragic...

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ForestValue policy brief: increasing sustainability and resilience of European forests

During spring 2022 the ForestValue initiative, an EU programme aimed at promoting increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe,...

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