Marc Palahí appointed as Assistant Director in Policy Advice

Dr. Marc Palahí has been appointed as acting Assistant Director in Policy Advice in EFI. Dr. Palahí will start his initial two-year term on 1 July. His post-station is in the EFI policy advice office to be established this summer in Barcelona. In this new post in the EFI, he will be responsible for coordinating policy advice activities throughout the institute, help establishing the policy advice office in Barcelona and establishing and starting new policy advice activities and funding. He also continues his work as Head of EFI’s Mediterranean Regional Office, EFIMED.

Dr. Palahí has a PhD in forestry and economics and a Msc. in forestry engineering. He has previously worked as 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. He also led EFI Project Centre MEDFOREX (2000-2007) in close co-operation with the CTFC (Forest Technological Centre of Catalonia), and has been a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Joensuu.

Dr. Palahí has coordinated various international research projects as well as published widely in peer-reviewed publications. He is also editor-in-chief for the newly established EFI publication series ‘What Science Can Tell Us?’.

More information: Risto Päivinen, Director, tel. 358 10 773 4313

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