Home Resilience Pests and diseases

Pests and diseases

Invasive and uncontrolled pests, as well as the threat of diseases, can decimate populations of certain tree species and pose a major threat to Mediterranean forest areas. Research to improve understanding of the risk of pests and diseases can help practitioners and policymakers prevent forest vulnerability to these threats more effectively.

EUFORGEN webinar Series

EUFORGEN webinars explore the case study of ash dieback

The upcoming February EUFORGEN webinar series "Biotic outbreak management of the Genetic Conservation Units Network: case study on ash dieback" will discuss the possibility...
Forest soil

HoliSoils surveys on soil vulnerability to natural disturbances

Originally posted on the HoliSoils website: Holisoils launched a set of three surveys to collect expert opinions on how natural disturbances may affect soil variables. The main...

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 participated in...
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 of profound...
Photo: IFRO

Coronavirus, Macroeconomy and Forests: What Likely Impacts?

Join Sven Wunder, EFIMED's principal scientist, for an online seminar about the impact of COVID-19 on the macroeconomy and on forests. The European Forest...
Photo: Julio Javier Diez Casero

Understanding RNA viruses in forest ecosystems to prevent future pandemics

Human pressure is greatly reducing the surface of European forest: more than half of Europe's forests have disappeared in the last 6,000 years thanks...
Photo: Julio Javier Diez Casero

RNAi technologies for the control of Pine Pitch Canker

The RNAi4Fusarium project, headed by researcher Julio Javier Diez Casero, focuses on the study of Pine Pitch Canker (PPC), a disease responsible of significant...
Photo: Unsplash

Examining the Wide-Ranging Impact of COVID on Nature and Tourism Around the World

The past few years have been terrible on the environment, with a previous post on MedForest explaining how Europe saw the highest record of forest...

Call for abstracts – 4th International Symposium on Forest Entomology and Pathology

The Karadeniz Technical University is organising the next "4th International Symposium on Forest Entomology and Pathology (ENFITO 2021)" which will take place from 14-16...

Red wood ant nest transplants to assist biological control in forests

In this study, the authors analysed red wood ant nest transplant data collected from forest biocontrol sites in southern Turkey to determine habitat parameters...

EVENTS

PUBLICATIONS

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,...

NEWS

OPPORTUNITIES