Thursday 2013/02/28


IPA Adriatic model forest project mobilizes forestry capacities in SEE

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Photo: Igor Kolar

The Croatian Forest Research Institute and its Regional Centre in Istria have launched the new “Adriatic Model Forest (AMF)” project which will implement the model forest concept in South-east Europe (SEE).

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Pinus halepensis response to drought in Israeli planted forests

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Photo: D. Sarris

Dimitris Sarris of the University of Cyprus, Greece was supported by EFIMED to complete a Short Scientific Visit to Israel last autumn to study the Pinus halepensis response to drought in Israeli planted forests.

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First MEDfOR Winter School an international success

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39 students from around the globe took part in the first MEDfOR Erasmus Mundus Masters Winter School, with young researchers from the EC-funded AGORA project joining the month-long programme in Palencia, Spain.

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Adaptive Management to Global Change in Mediterranean Quercus stands

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Photo: Sarah Adams

In the face of global change affecting Mediterranean Quercus forests, a range of measures are proposed for their adaptation and conservation in a new publication from the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia.

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Foresterra News

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Mapping research activities have been completed for 10 Mediterranean countries.

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8th FTP conference
Barcelona, Spain
12 - 13 March 2013

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FTP-­COST Early-­stage Researchers’ Forum
Barcelona, Spain
11 -­ 12 March 2013

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3rd International Congress on Planted Forests
Lisbon, Portugal
16 - 21 May 2013

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16th European Forum on Urban Forestry
Milano, Italy
7 - 11 May 2013

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Open Calls

PhD in plant ecology
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

Deadline for applications: mid-March 2013

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6th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change
Athens, Greece

Call for abstracts
Deadline: 29 March 2013

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Forest Groups Meeting in Turkey

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More than 250 participants met in Antalya in January to discuss forestry issues at regional and national level in Turkey.

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Regeneration of Oak Forests

New study suggests voles know which acorns have insect larvae inside.

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Vilà, M., Carrillo-Gavilán, A., Vayreda, J., Bugmann, H., Fridman, J., Grodzki, W., Haase, J.,  Kunstler, G., Schelhaas, M., Trasobares, A. (2012)
Disentangling Biodiversity and Climatic Determinants of Wood Production

González Hidalgo, M., Otero Armengol, I., Kallis, G. (2013)
Más allá del humo. La ecología política de los incendios forestales a partir del caso de Horta de Sant Joan (Tarragona, Cataluña)
Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica, vol. 59/1 21-50

Vericat, P., Piqué, M., Serrada, R. (eds.) (2012)
Gestión adaptativa al cambio global en masas de Quercus mediterráneos
Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya,172p.
ISBN: 978-84-616-1893-4

Dunes and alpha steppes, living ecosystems in the Mediterranean


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