Thursday 2009/03/05


EFIMED Short Scientific Visits

Deadline: 31 March 2009

EFIMED provides the possibility to young Mediterranean researchers to visit during 2 to 4 weeks another Mediterranean forest research institution. The aim is to foster collaboration and learn a new technique, use methods and tools not available in their own institution

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Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda

Nowadays a draft of the MFRA is under consultation. The National Support Groups (NSG) established within the FTP are discusing the draft of the MFRA in order to provide their comments and inputs. In countries with no NSGs, EFIMED has established Focal Points to organise the consultation process.

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EFIMED representation in COFO

The Head of EFIMED, Dr. Marc Palahí, will attend the coming COFO World Forest week organized by FAO in Rome (16-20 of March), to present the EFIMED activities and discuss joint initiatives in the context of the FAO Silva Mediterranea Committee. One of the main issues will be the discussion of the MFRA.

Website: www.fao.org/forestry/cofo/en/

EFIMED Course on Forest Fires

EFIMED will organize this year one-week-course on the topic of Forest fires: impacts and post-fire management, jointly with SAFRI, PHOENIX EFI Project Center and COST Action FP0701.
Antalya (Turkey), 13-18th April 2009
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Living with wildfires: what science can tell us?

DG Agri, Brussels (Belgium), 6th May 2009

The Discussion paper coordinated by EFIMED Living with wildfires: what science can tell us? will be presented to the Standing Forestry Committee in Brussels.

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EFIMED Annual Meeting
Marrakech (Morocco), 29 April - 1 May 2009
Remember to register:
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Brochure >>

Workshop “Non-Timber Forest Products: commercial products and recreational services in rural development
Agripolis (Italy), 30 March 2009
Programme >>

International Symposium “Change in Governance as collective learning process: Management, Politics and Ethics in Forestry
Nancy, France, 21-24 June 2009
2nd call for papers >>  prolongued until 13 March


Adapting to global change. Mediterranean forests. Regato P. IUCN. 2008.
(English – French – Spanish)

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge. Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration. J. Aronson et al. Island Press, 2009.

Research Scholarships for EFI member organisations in 2009
Deadline: 31 March 2009
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IFS Grant programme - Young Scientists

The International Foundation for Science (IFS) offers IFS Research Grants to young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use, or conservation of biological or water resources.

Instructions here >>


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