Dr. Marc Palahí appointed as the new Director of EFI

For the past two years, Dr. Palahí has worked first as Deputy Director and most recently as Interim Director of EFI. During this time, he has been responsible for the overall coordination and integration of EFI’s strategic activities related to research and policy support.

“EFI needs to be a catalyser in developing an ambitious European forest research area and supporting a coherent forest-related policy framework,” states Dr. Palahí about his vision for the institute. “I believe that EFI should become a science-policy platform that builds a common understanding of European forests,” he concludes.

Dr. Palahí has a PhD in forestry and economics and a M.Sc. in forestry engineering. Previously, he has worked as a Head of EFI Mediterranean Regional Office, EFIMED, where he has been coordinating research, capacity building and networking activities among a network of 40 research and education institutions from 18 Mediterranean countries.

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