Thursday 2009/06/11


Improving the science-policy dialogue on the hot issue of forest fires

discpaper_picture_PFernandes_142x160.jpg : 8.1748046875KbThe EFIMED Discussion paper Living with Wildfires: what science can tell us was presented on 6th of May at the 109th Standing Forestry Committee meeting in Brussels in order to highlight the most recent and important scientific findings in relation to forest fires.

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EFIMED signs a MoU with the Mediterranean Model Forest Network

On 12 May 2009, Dr Marc Palahí, Head of Office of EFIMED, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mediterranean Model Forest Network. EFIMED, as the voice of forest science in the Mediterranean region, will provide scientific expertise for the establishment of a network of territories in which the concept of Model Forest will be developed within the Mediterranean environment.

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EFIMED and INIA strengthen their cooperation

EFIMED will act as an International Scientific Advisory Board in the new Spanish Strategic Project: Forest Management and Restoration, coordinated by Dr. Ricardo Alía, INIA (2008-2011).

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ARCMED and EFIMED look for improved communication and networking

On 18 June, 2009 the General Assembly of the Mediterranean Association of Forest Owners (ARCMED) will take place in Aix-en-Provence, France. Dr. Yves Birot, Chairman of the EFIMED Advisory Group, will present the Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda and sign a MoU for promoting the science-forest owners dialogue.

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Short Scientific Visits 2009

Four applications have been awarded. From June until November, young scientist from Mediterranean research institutes will visit another research group and will improve their capacities through this exchange.

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EFI Annual Conference. Dublin, Irland. 3-5 September 2009.

World Forestry Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 18-23 October 2009. GTZ will give financial aid to participants from developing countries. Info

Practical course on exploratory statistics: natural patrons obtained through regression techniques. 20-25 July 2009. Evora, Portugal.

IDDRI-IUFRO-AgroParisTech conference on "Change to governance as collective learning process: management, politics and ethics in forestry"
21-24 June 2009 Nancy, France.

IUFRO Workshop. Forestry utilization in Mediterranean countries.
17-18 June 2009 Reggio Calabria, Italy.


Sistemas y Recursos Forestales . Año 2009. Volumen 18. Nº 1.

Job vacancies:

FAO - Forestry Officer (Forest Management)

Post-Doc position in Doñana

EFI - FLEGT Facility


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