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.

International conference on forest fires: save the date!

Save the date for an exciting event this autumn. “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm” is a...

Science Meets Stakeholders Dialogue at IUFRO XXV World Congress

Not going to IUFRO XXV World Congress? You can still make your voice heard! Participate in this brief survey to set the scene for...

Land Life Company boosts reforestation in the Mediterranean

Land Life Company, founded in 2013, operates at a global scale across more than 20 countries. However, in recent years, Spain and the larger...

Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to meet the Paris goals

The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism is implementing the project “The Paris Agreement in action: Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to achieve Nationally...

Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and maintain fuelbreaks

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well as policy...

Sowers after the fire: bird-mediated restoration in Mediterranean forests

Gardeners, ecosystem engineers and landscapers: fruit-eating birds are playing a fundamental role in protecting biodiversity and recovering vegetation in habitats affected by external disturbances, such as...

Adapting Forest to Climate Change symposium in Toulouse

On 19-20 November 2019 the French city of Toulouse will host the symposium "Adapting forests to climatge change" where a programme of activities and...

EVOLTREE seminar on genetic adaptation research for future forests

EVOLTREE is organising a Scientific Seminar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, on 17 September 2019, associated to the annual EVOLTREE Governing Board meeting and the...

Pests, diseases and climate change impact on chestnut and pine nut supply

An interregional workshop on "Wild harvested nuts and berries in time of new pests, diseases and climate change", brought together stakeholders from Spain, Portugal,...

New technologies to fight climate change in marginal lands

A new Horizon 2020 project will identify marginal lands in Europe and strengthen their potential to contribute to a CO2 sequestration strategy. Identifying Marginal...

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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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