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.

Have you discovered the Lessons on Fire digital platform?

Lessons on Fire is a digital platform dedicated to the exchange of knowledge about wildfires. This platform allows you to generate debates, sharing quality information, finding...

New study shows nitrogen available to plants is in decline

The finding in question has led the members of the international team behind the article to warn that nitrogen, a vital element for plants,...

Mountain birds in decline in Europe

Published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology in late 2018, a new study shows, for the first time, that populations of birds termed...

Multidisciplinary approach needed to create new wildfire strategies

In a seminar organised by the EFI Mediterranean Facility, held at Sant Pau Art Nouveau site, Barcelona, on 11 February 2019, European Commissioner for...

Deer prevent severe canopy fires, save oak trees and store carbon

While deer may impact tree regeneration, they can also help prevent the spread of severe wildfires. Given increased likelihood of extreme climatic events, such...

Facing forest fires: towards a new paradigm for Europe and the Mediterranean

11 February 2019, Barcelona, Spain. Leading experts in forest fires will meet in Barcelona to exchange ideas and strategies to address the increasing threat from...

Youth Forum of the International Soil Congress

17-19 June 2019 in Ankara, Turkey. 2019 is an important year, as it marks the 25th year (1994-2019) since the adoption of the Convention on...

The Three Little Pigs and Climate Change

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2 to 14...

Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research continues online

The Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research, held in Barcelona on 6 November 2018, was a space for key regional actors in wildfire management to...

First Processionary Moth Meeting a success in Hammamet

The processionary moths associated with coniferous trees are, by far, the most important insect defoliator of pine and cedar forests in the Mediterranean Basin:...

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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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