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Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...

Spontaneous forest regrowth in Southwest Europe: Friend or Foe?

Think about a natural space that is familiar to you. Open areas around your city, agricultural land around your village, or pastureland...

The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn...

The relationship between people and nature is an extremely important one, because positive experiences with nature have mental and physical health benefits...

Extinction Rates for Plants and Fungi

Out of 216,000 plant species that have been described, 600 have gone extinct since Linnaeus, considered the "father of modern taxonomy", created...

Integrating maquis vegetation to forest management plans in Turkey

Maquis vegetation is a Mediterranean shrubland type thatexpands across the south and west of Turkey, and composes its own habitat type as...

Can social innovation help accelerate forest and landscape restoration?

In times of economic crisis, it may seem eccentric to think about forest restoration, but countries that decide to invest financial, intellectual,...

An eye on the Vaia storm: investigating windstorm impacts

Effects and consequences of climate change are starting to become clear, especially in those areas where nature is the main leading element....

“Extreme wildfires are not new, even if they appear to be”

Fire has been for centuries a modeler of Mediterranean landscapes in southern Europe. Climate change as well as current trends in land...

On pandemics and forest fires

The coronavirus crisis, as well as the recurrent forest fire crises we experience every year in many areas of the planet, are...

Assessing the potential of climate-based forestry services: your opinion counts!

Decades of study have shown and quantified the impact of climate change on forests around the world. Changes in growth patterns, drought...