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.

Call for abstracts: 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)

The organisers of the 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invite urban forest practitioners, policy makers, researchers and managers to submit...

EFI Bioregions event: Digital solutions for forest pests and diseases

Since the launch of the EFI Bioregions Facility "Forestry Speed Dating" events in October 2021, every month dozens of forest stakeholders have...
Campylomyces heimii (Malencon) Nakasone a rare fungus in Greece. It was found on dead branches of Quercus frainetto during the research.

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

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

From COVID-19 to forests: tracing the real-time linkages

By Sven Wunder and Sarah Feder Originally posted on the EFI blog: https://blog.efi.int/from-covid-19-to-forests-tracing-the-real-time-linkages/
Photo: Tumisu via Pixabay

Job opening: EFIMED is seeking a Junior Researcher!

The European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) is seeking a Junior Researcher to provide support in research, project management and science outreach....

Fundación Biodiversidad launches grants to support green recovery projects

Spain's Fundación Biodiversidad, which belongs to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), is...
Photo: Andreas Riedelmeier / Pixabay

Europe’s eyes on Earth to combat climate change effects in forests

The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides...

Land-use change and large wildfires

The effects of climate change on wildfires are widely studied around the world. However, another key process contributing to changing fire regimes...
Firefighter managing prescribed burn

Pyrolife project announces new PhD opportunity

The PyroLife Innovative Training Network is hiring 1 PhD candidate to join its efforts to understand fire, communicate risks and engage with...
Photo: Javier Roca de Togores Ginestar / Pixabay

Advanced course: Mediterranean forest health in the context of global change

Mediterranean forests are complex social-ecological systems characterised by wide biodiversity, a high level of spatial and environmental heterogeneity, and a long history...

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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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