Wednesday 2011/04/27


A Succesful Second Mediterranean Forest Week

logo IIMFW_sensedata_160x123.jpg : 6.462890625KbOn April 5-8, the medieval city of Avignon hosted the successful Second Mediterranean Forest Week. 244 participants from all over the Mediterranean met in the magnificent Pope’s palace facilities and discuss about the strategic topics on our forests, emerging challenges as well as joint actions to address relevant forestry issues. In addition, policy relevant questions regarding other relevant sectors and policies where forests and forestry could play an important role where presented and discussed.

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Water for Forests and People in the Mediterranean – A Challenging Balance

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In connection with the second Mediterranean Forest Week, the European Forest Institute has launched a new book series titled What Science Can Tell Us. The first volume in the series has been coordinated by EFIMED and deals with the important question of water for forests and people in the Mediterranean.

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EFIMED Annual Meeting 2011

The meeting this year was centered in the discussion of the ERA-NET call by the European Commission and future synergies and joint activities across Mediterranean forest research institutions.

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Forest biodiversity: changing the paradigm of conservation

The Scientific Seminar this year shed interesting lights in community dynamics and movement ecology, evolutionary processes and social and economic aspects of biodiversity.

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EFIMED PhD award 2010

Dr. José Alberto Ramírez-Valiente received the EFIMED PhD Award for his work “Phenotypic plasticity and intraspecific genetic variation in Quercus suber: Evaluation using ecophysiological traits and molecular markers”.

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EFIMED visits Bulgaria and California

Last January Dr. Marc Palahi visited the Ministry of Agriculture of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Forest Research Institute and the University of Sofia. In March an EFIMED delegation formed by Dr. Marc Palahi,  Mr. Robert Mavsar and Dr. Santiago González visited the US Forest Service and the College of Natural Resources of the University of California. Both visits were held in the frame of the proposal for the ERA-NET.

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International Summer School: Tree rings, natural resources and human interaction
11 - 20.07.2011 in Kiato (Greece)
Organisers: Univ. Arizona, Univ. Western Greece, Univ. Patras and Univ. Athens
With the support of: EFIMED, Municipality of Sikoinion
Application deadline: 20 May 2011
EFIMED Grants for participants from Northern Africa and Near East countries

La gestion des subéraies et la qualité du liège
17 - 19.10.2011 in Jijel (Algerie)
Deuxième rencontre Méditerranéenne Chercheurs - Gestionnaires - Industriels
Organisateurs: Univ. Jijel, Univ. Abou Bekr Belkaid, Institut National de Recherche Forestière de l'Algerie, DG Forêts, DG Recherche scientifique et du Développement technologique


Proceedings from the I Mediterranean Forest Week (English and Français). Special issue of Forêt Méditerranéene. Année 2010, nº4.

Casas et al. 2010. Root decomposition in grazed and abandoned dry Mediterranean dehesa and mesic mountain grasslands estimated by standard labelled roots. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 139 (2010) 759–765

El Ouahrani, A., Molero Mesa, J., Merzouki, A. 2011. Anthropogenic CO2 emissions from fossil fuels: Trends and drivers in the Mediterranean region. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 3 Iss: 1, pp.16 - 28

FAO SilvaMediterranea Newsletter Nr. 6. Special Collaborative Partnership Meidterranean Forests. English - Français

CNRF 2011. Foresteau.. Lettre d'information Nr.1.


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