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.

Phytophthora in Mediterranean Ecosystems

The 9th Meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Phytophthora diseases on forest trees was held on 17-25 October 2019 in La Maddalena, Sardinia,...
Firefighter managing prescribed burn

PyroLife project offers 15 PhD opportunities

The 2018 wildfire season was a glimpse of what to expect in the future: deadly mega-fires in Mediterranean regions and high fire activity in...

PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers at CREAF

The Centre for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, offers PhD positions for young researchers of any nationality in 8...

EFI is seeking a Head of Resilience Programme for Bonn’s Office

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a senior professional with strong leadership and international research experience to lead EFI’s Resilience Programme. The programme addresses the...
Panel of speakers at conference

Key messages for global fire-resilient landscapes

In October, fire experts, policymakers and key stakeholders came together for an international conference in Madrid to answer the question: how can we take...

Changing the mindset on wildfire policy evaluation in Mediterranean climate regions

A group of 22 researchers from the five Mediterranean-type climate regions (MCRs) across the world (Mediterranean basin, California, Chile, South Africa and Western Australia)...

International opportunities at Chile’s University of Concepción

The Postgraduate Direction of the University of Concepción, through the "Plan to Strengthen the Internationalisation of the Postgraduate and Research of the University of...

Facing Forest Fires: Visions and actions for global fire-resilient landscapes

Fire starts with a spark. Once ignited it can flourish, fed and spread by fuel and oxygen, the flames and smoke fanned great distances by the...

PEFC Spain develops a project aimed to improve the imperial eagle’s habitat

PEFC Spain visited El Castañar Estate, located in Mazarambroz, Toledo (Spain) to undertake the last steps to complete a project that aims to achieve...

10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic dimensions of wildfires...

In preparation for our upcoming conference, “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”, we have selected ten pieces...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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