Tuesday 2010/12/14


SylvaMED project: a gear of society, governments and landowners

SylvaMED vertical116x93.jpg : 23.7607421875KbSylvaMED was launched on 18-20 November in Marseille, France. SylvaMED is an international project under the MED Programme of the European Commission, coordinated by the Forest Technology Center of Catalonia (CTFC) and involving six partners from different Mediterranean countries: Slovenia, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France), Reggio Liguria (Italy), Crete (Greece), Catalonia (Spain) and the Languedoc-Roussillon (France). In addition, the European Forest Institute (through its Mediterranean Regional Office-EFIMED) and the International Forest Owners Association for the Mediterranean region -ARCMED- will provide Pan-Mediterranean information from the scientific community and the forest owners.

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Scholarships for EFI Member Organisations in 2011

The European Forest Institute (EFI) offers a 3-months stay to develop a research plan in its locations. EFIMED welcomes applications dealing with topics on  "Impacts of Climate Change in the provision of Mediterranean forest goods and services".

Further information here

Open calls for EFIMED courses

During 2011 EFIMED participates in the organisation of two courses in line with the strategic objectives of the MFRA:

- EFI Winter Summer School 2011: Making values work - exploring multiple perspectives in understanding the valuation of forest ecosystems

- COST 0701 Training School: Use natural or artificial regeneration? A dilemma after forest fires. EFIMED will grant participants from non-COST countries in North Africa and Middle East.

Calls are open. For further information, please visit the website of the event.

EFIMED presents new tools for forest management in Catalonia

Dr. Marc Palahi, Head of EFIMED participated in the meeting "Forests and global change: from research to adaptive management" on 4 November.

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Spanish woodlands and global change: threats and opportunities


A network of forest research institutions in Spain are developing a joint project on global change effects on forests, their adaptation and management impacts.

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News from Padova, Italy

The active group of Forest Economics at the University of Padua (Italy) have provided us with an update of their latest publications, international courses and collaborations with NGOs around the world.

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Season's greetings

EFIMED Team wishes to our Mediterranean colleagues...

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50th scientific meeting of the Spanish Society of Pastures Studies

Pastos, paisajes culturales entre la tradición y los nuevos paradigmas del siglo XXI

9-12 May 2011 - Toledo (Spain)


Congress on "Managed forests in future landscapes: implications for Water and Carbon cycles". Organisers: COST Action 'FORMAN',

8-11 May 2011- Santiago de Compostela (Spain).



Roose, Sabir and Laouina. 2010. Gestion durable de l’eau et des sols au Maroc. Valorisation des techniques traditionnelles méditerranéennes. Prospectus and couverture.

Seidl et al. 2010. Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems: a review. Ecol.Model. (2010)

González-Olabarria JR, Pukkala T. 2010. Integrating fire risk considerations in landscape-level forest planning. Forest Ecology and Management

Goetz, R. et al. 2010. Forest management and Carbon sequestration in size-structured forest: The case of Pinus sylvestris in Spain. Forest Science Vol 56-3 (242-256) 

Xabadia, A., and Goetz, R.U. The optimal selective logging regime and the Faustmann formula. Journal of Forest Economics16 (2010) 63–82


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