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How to prepare for forest-related disasters and extreme events

2021 marks the 16th anniversary of Gudrun, a powerful storm that passed over northern Europe causing severe wind damage, power outages, and...

Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to...

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching...

BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit

The newly published BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit aims to inform scientists working in the fields of biodiversity and, more generally, in environmental...

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...

Forest management in the Mediterranean key to ecosystem services provision

Forests in the Mediterranean basin have historically contributed to human well-being and to national economies by providing multiple...

How do dryland species adapt to climate challenges?

Trees are crucial organisms in many terrestrial ecosystems. Tree responses to climate variations could influence the global carbon and water cycles considerably...

New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...