Friday 28.01.2011


Nematodes are a real threat for European forests

A Nematode Day dedicated to a vastly spreading problem of nematodes and damage caused by them was organized by EFI's Atlantic European Regional Office - EFIATLANTIC and CIF Lourizan with support from Xunta de Galicia, USSE and DEVESA during 12-13 January 2011 in Pontevedra Spain.

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The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2011 - Forest and Energy

The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2011 welcomes applications from young scientists, professionals and stakeholders in forestry from all over Europe.The dead-line for applications is 15 February. Experienced keynote speakers will be available for participant's questions and guidance during the networking week, 22–27 May.

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EU Timber Regulation project kicks off

The EU Timber Regulation prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber and products on the EU market and requires the timber and timber products suppliers to the EU market to exercise "due diligence" to ensure the legality of the products. It also obliges all EU timber traders to keep records of who their suppliers and customers are to allow for traceability of their products. The Regulation applies to both imported and domestically harvested timber. EFI will carry out a study on due diligence system.

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Pau Costa Foundation on Fire Ecology and Management inaugurated

“There is a need to establish a common platform in Europe, capitalizing on knowledge and experience attained by specialists in wild fire management and sharing it with others at national and international level”, says Marc Castellnou from the GRAF units of the Catalonian Fire Service. So far experiences were shared amongst fire management groups and research institutes through cross border training courses and exchanges.

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European Forest Institute is now on Facebook!
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Niels Elers Koch appointed as Honorary Doctorate
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New publication out now: Trends in modeling to address forest management and environmental challenges in Europe
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Open post at EFI:

Head of Programme for Foresight and Information Research Programme
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Governance Expert for EU FLEGT Facility
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REDD Expert for EU REDD Facility
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