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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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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Aleppo pine regeneration after fire

The paper accurately measured seed rain intensity and duration in relation with stand characteristics at many places. For the seeds, the dissemination was studied...
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Special Issue “Adaptive Forest Management to Climatic Change”

Current forest management schemes may be considered suitable for adapting some forests, but new approaches are required for situations where future ecological conditions will...

Preparing for forest-related disasters and extreme events

2021 marks the 16th anniversary of Gudrun, a powerful storm that passed over northern Europe causing severe wind damage, power outages, and flooding in...
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Examining the Wide-Ranging Impact of COVID on Nature and Tourism Around the World

The past few years have been terrible on the environment, with a previous post on MedForest explaining how Europe saw the highest record of forest...
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Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own research. The...
Cork oak seeds (Viterbo, Italy).

Variety: the spice of life, also for future forests

Forests in the Mediterranean and similar biodiversity hotspot regions are degrading rapidly due to the interaction of multiple stressors – both natural and anthropogenic....

PhD fellowship on forest resilience at CREAF

The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, has announced 10 open PhD positions within the framework of La Caixa...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to climate change

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching over 200...

Task Force probes ‘whys’ behind increased tree mortality

Tree mortality appears to be increasing at unprecedented rates. One may be tempted to think: So what? Trees regenerate. They’ll grow back. But, for...

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Including the forestry sector in national recovery and resilience plans

In recent years, the European Union has intensified efforts to address environmental and social changes through various policies and regulations. All framed under the...

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