Monday 2010/02/01


Advancing Mediterranean Forest research Capacities ‐ AGORA

Meeting the complex challenges related to the sustainable management of Mediterranean forests requires sufficient research capacities. However, forest research in the Mediterranean region has been traditionally handicapped by its fragmentation, its limited means, and occasional outdating and isolation. The AGORA Project will work to overcome this situation by advancing Mediterranean forest research capacities based on international research partnerships, efficient networking, and knowledge transfer.

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EFIMED AM 2010 Antalya

Antalya minaret with Taurus_160x124.jpg : 11.732421875Kb14-16 April 2010 in Antalya, Turkey
Early bird rate ends on Feb.1st
Call for poster presentations prolongued until Feb.15th

Mushrooms might be up to ten times more profitable than timber in Mediterranean conditions

Mushrooms are an important non-timber product in many Mediterranean forests. In Catalonia, in places where the microclimate is reasonably moist, the value of mushrooms is clearly higher than the value of timber production. A study developed by EFIMED, CTFC and the University of Joensuu examines the optimal economic management for both timber and mushrooms in pine stands in Catalonia.

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FAO Committee Silva Mediterranea has started 2010 with renewed energies and very interesting initiatives. A trimestral online bulletin will be delivered, communicating the activities of different working groups of Silva Mediterranea.

Here you can find the issue of January:

Newsletter SilvaMediterranea in English
Newsletter SilvaMediterranea in French

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New staff at EFIMED

Starting from January we have new faces at EFIMED Secretariat. We welcome Ms. Elsa Varela who will be working as researcher in the frame of the NEWFOREX and MASIFF project, and Ms. Beatriz Lucas who will work as researcher within the MOTIVE project.

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EFIMED office - new location

From January 26th our coordinates are:
Castella 33-Esc.2 -3º-pta 2
08018 - Barcelona (Spain)

Phone: +34 93.515.3211
GSM: +34 610.235.322


Conference on Forest ecosystem genomics and adaptation
9 - 11 June 2010 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial - Madrid, Spain

Emerging Economic Mechanisms: Implications for Forest-Related Policies and Sector Governance
International Conference-Forum (in the framework of COFO-World Forestry Week)
FAO Headquarters, Rome, 6-8 October 2010
Call of abstracts: end of February 2010



las t issue of: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales, 2009. Vol 18. Nr 3.


Master of Economics of Science and Innovation

In brief
Contact: Ms. Clara Kirchner: clara.kirchner(at)barcelonagse.eu

Job offer

Junior Scientist in Spatial statistics, forest ecology, forest biometrics
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Nancy, France
Job description

Defended thesis on assessment of thermal-water stress of dry forest from satellite images, by Sprintsin, M.

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