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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...

4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

The 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4th MPCW) is a congress that aims to bring together researchers and managers related to the conservation of...

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

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

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...

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 and they...

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 our modern...

Forest dieback in European State Forests and measures for its combat

According to a survey EUSTAFOR disseminated among its members, more than 1,2 million hectares of forests in 13 European countries have experienced damage, resulting...

Globalisation also endangers the health of forests

The introduction of exotic pests and diseases is one of the greatest environmental challenges in the world, according to the Forest Pathology Unit of...

Get involved in the Plant Health TV competition 2020

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). In this context, many events will be organised to raise awareness...

Latitude or altitude may save us?

A second article in a planned series of three reports the results of ongoing research on the potential effects of climate change on terrestrial...