Tuesday 2013/04/30


EFIMED Head of Office appointed

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Mr. Inazio Martinez de Arano, MSc (Forestry) has been appointed Head of Office of the Mediterranean Regional Office – EFIMED.

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Environmental benefits of the Aleppo pine for Catalan society

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Photo: Sarah Adams

Stands of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) make up almost 20% of Catalan forest areas and lack of management is one of the main forest related challenges in Catalonia. A new economic valuation study estimates social preferences concerning four key environmental services provided by these pine forests that could be enhanced through active management.

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Meeting renewable energy targets from forest biomass

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A high-level ThinkForest seminar on forest biomass brought together a full house of leading forest policy scientists and decision makers at the European Parliament on 11 April.

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Modelling seedling establishment and survival in Pinus pinea forests in Spain

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Photo: Rubén Manso

Rubén Manso completed a Short Scientific Visit to the Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Nancy (France), to develop models for Pinus pinea seedlings in the context of global change.

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Foresterra news

FORESTERRA “Mapping & information exchange” results are now available.

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StarTree GA

The 2nd StarTree General Assembly will take place in Riga, Latvia from 7-10 May.

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Open calls

Scientific Missions in Forest Genetic Resources
Deadline: 15 June 2013

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Free access to EFISCEN and ToSIA with Trees4Future

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EU Prize for Women Innovators 2014
Deadline: 15 Oct 2013

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Drought forecasting and decision making
Zaragoza, Spain
23 - 27 September 2013
Abstracts: 24 June 2013

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3rd International Congress on Planted Forests
16 - 21 May 2013
Porto, Dublin, Bordeaux, Lisbon; registration deadline: 30 April 2013

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50th Anniversary of Forest Management Planning
26-28 November 2013
Antalya, Turkey
Abstracts: 30 May 2013

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Fitzgerald, J., Bredahl Jacobsen, J., Blennow, K., Jellesmark Thorsen, B., and Lindner, M. (2013)
Climate change in European Forests: How to Adapt  EFI Policy Brief 9

Calama, R., Puértolas, J., Madrigal, G., Pardos, M. 2013. Modelling the environmental response of leaf net photosynthesis in Pinus pinea L. natural regeneration. Ecological Modelling. 251: 9-21.

Manso, R., Fortin, M., Calama, R., Pardos, M. 2013. Modelling seed germination in forest tree species through survival analysis. The Pinus pinea L. case study Forest Ecology and Management 289: 515–524.

Esteban, M., Borja, L. (eds.) (2013) Forest Management of Mediterranean Forests under the New Context of Climate Change: Building Alternatives for the Coming Future Nova Science, Hauppauge

Goetz, R. U., Hritonenko, N., Mur, R., Xabadia, A., Yatsenko, Y. (2013) Forest management for timber and carbon sequestration in the presence of climate change: The case of Pinus Sylvestris Ecological Economics, Vol 88, p. 86-96

Young, M., Esau, C. (Eds.) (2013) Investing in Water for a Green Economy Routledge, 296 pages

Varela, E., Mavsar, R., Gorriz, E., Prokofieva, I. (2013) Beneficis ambientals del pi blanc per a la societat catalana Silvicultura No. 67, pp20-22


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