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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.

New EU project uses tech to tackle plant pests

The expected increase in plant pests due to climate change and the intensification of food production systems hinders the reduction in the use of...

Conference on management of bark and wood borers in planted and natural forests

In view of the scale and recent increase in wood and bark beetle damage, it seems useful and necessary to take stock of the...

Greek fir’s radial growth: case studies on climate impact and European fir budworm presence

This new article examined tree rings to analyze their response to climate, such as extreme droughts and wet events, in Central Greece and Giona...
ash dieback

EUFORGEN Webinars: ash dieback and its impact on the species’ genetic diversity

Rising temperatures across Europe, extreme weather events, higher fire risk, or increased vulnerability to biotic disturbances such as pests and diseases are some of...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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Riparian forests as Nature-Based Solutions within the Mediterranean context

The Mediterranean Basin faces significant challenges due to anthropogenic changes impacting both natural ecosystems and human livelihoods. Among these challenges, floods stand out as...

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