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.

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...

COOPEREM: Management of transborder emergencies

COOPEREM creates cross-border fire prevention zones between France and Catalonia region in Spain. To achieve this, the project develops a joint policy of cooperation...

SUSTREE final project dissemination to policy makers in Brussels

On 13 June, the final session of the SUSTREE project will take place in Brussels to disseminate the results of this initiative among policy-makers...

Fire resilient territories required to tackle extreme wildfire crisis

A clear message emerged at a recent international seminar on wildfire management: extreme wildfire events cannot be addressed through suppression-centered approaches and a new emphasis must...

Spain’s first voluntary carbon market: offsetting emissions with positive action in forests

The Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, with the collaboration of the regional Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Office of Climate Change, are...

Extreme wildfire events: Addressing governance and management challenges across Europe

Last year, wildfires raged across Europe, sweeping through landscapes to leave a trail of environmental devastation, loss of human lives, and economic damage. In...

ForestWISE Collaborative Laboratory vacancies for senior researchers and project managers

ForestWISE aims to develop research, innovation and transfer of technology activities in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Portuguese forest industry and to...
IUFRO

Global fire challenges in a warming world

Wildfires have played a critical role in shaping our environment. Iconic tree species, such as the giant sequoia, even depend on fire for their...
INCREDIBLE

Wild harvest in time of new pests, diseases and climate change

Wild nuts and berries are facing several issues that threaten the evenness of their provision. Climate change and different exotic pests and diseases are...

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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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