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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...

Beyond wood: the other hidden assets of Europe’s forests

Alongside wood-based products, forests also produce Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs), such as berries, mushrooms, aromatic, medicinal and decorative plant material, nuts, saps...

Between caution and success: remote sensing to shape European forestry

More than two years have passed since the beginning of the My Sustainable Forest project, which is already facing the final stretch...

Coronavirus, markets, economy and forests: what’s ahead?

This opinion essay was originally published on the EFI blog. A globalized crisis