Tuesday 2012/12/18


Marc Palahí is new EFI Deputy Director

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EFIMED’s current Head of Office, Marc Palahí, has been appointed as Deputy Director of EFI. He will start his new 5-year position on 1 January 2013 and will be stationed in the EFI HQ in Joensuu.

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STAR TREE: Non-Wood Forests Products in the Spotlight

EFI News

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More than 45 participants from all over Europe gathered in the historic site of Sant Pau, Barcelona, in November for the start of the largest European project on non-wood forest products (NWFP).

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PES projects profiled

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Partners from the SylvaMED project met in Solsona, Catalonia, at the end of October, to discuss the progress of various pilot projects on payments for environmental services (PES).

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ThinkForest Seminar on PES

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Photo: Irina Prokofieva

A ThinkForest Seminar, "Payments for Environmental Services: A Way Forward for Mediterranean Forests?" was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 November.

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Seasons Greetings!

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Further funding for GIZ project

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has approved a further promotion and funding of the GIZ regional project “Adapting Forest Policy Conditions to Climate Change in the MENA Region” (Silva Mediterranea - CPMF).

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MEDfOR Winter School Palencia, Spain, 14 January – 8 February 2013

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Open Calls

MEDfOR Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
Deadline 15 January 2013

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GIZ MEDfOR Scholarships
Deadline: 15 April 2013

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Farreras, V., and Mavsar, R.
Burned forest area or dead trees? A discrete choice experiment for Catalan citizens
Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales ISSN: 1578-0732. e-ISSN: 2174-7350. Vol. 12, 2. (2012). pp. 137-153

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Roura-Pascual, N., Brotons, L., García, D., Zamora, R., de Càceres, M.
Local and landscape-scale biotic correlates of mistletoe distribution in Mediterranean pine forests
Forest Systems 2012 2 http://dx.doi.org/10.5424/fs/2012212-02155

Navarro-Cerrillo, R., Manzanedo, R.,, Bohorque, J., Sánchez, R., Sánchez, J., de Miguel, S.,Solano, D., Qarro, M., Griffith, D., Palacios, G.
Structure and spatio-temporal dynamics of cedar forests along a management gradient in the Middle Atlas, Morocco
Forest Ecology and Management

Duguy B, Alloza JA, Baeza MJ, De la Riva J, Echevarría M, Ibarra P, Llovet J, Pérez-Cabello F, Rovira P, Vallejo RV (2012).
Modelling the Ecological Vulnerability to Forest Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems Using Geographic Information Technologies.
Environmental Management

Büntgen, U., Egli, S., Camarero, J., Fischer, E., Stobbe, U., Kauserud, H., Tegel, W., Sproll, L. & Stenseth, N.
Drought-induced decline in Mediterranean truffle harvest
Nature Climate Change 2, 827–829 (2012) doi:10.1038/nclimate1733

Online Ex-post evaluation of Forest Action Plan
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