New EFI Project Centre launched

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The EFI Project Centre Preserving and Enhancing the Multifunctionality of Mountain Forests - MOUNTFOR was launched in January 2013.

MOUNTFOR Consortium will be located in San Michele all’Adige, Italy and FEM will be acting as the host organisation. FEM is following the footsteps of Istituto Agrario di San Michele allÀdige (IASMA) founded in 1874. The Consortium currently includes six core partners (FEM, National Research Council, Agricultural Research Council, University of Bozen-Bolzano, University of Tuscia, University of Molise) and it will operate in conjunction with its associated network and support partners, providing them assistance in research, education and in development of further cooperation.

MOUNTFOR aims to provide scientific basis for sustainable management of mountain forests and to initiate expertise platforms for multiple stakeholders. It also aims to define priorities for research agenda in order to gather information on mountain forest catchments resistance and resilience to climate change and to harmonize strategies regarding mountain water resources and ecosystem services. MOUNTFOR will cooperate closely with both EFI Headquarters and Regional Offices promoting research networking, knowledge sharing and advanced learning.

More informaMOUNTFOR6_250.jpg : 81.681640625Kbtion is available from the Coordinator of the Consortium Mr. Roberto Tognetti, Università degli Studi del Molise (tognetti(at)unimol.it) or Bernhard Wolfslehner, Head of Central-East and South-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC-EFISEE (bernhard.wolfslehner(at)efi.int).

EFI Project Centres (EFI PCs) are network nodes of EFI consisting of EFI members and other relevant partners. They carry out research within the scope of EFI's research strategy and under the EFI name and scientific umbrella. The Project Centres are financed independently of EFI and have a limited duration.

All photos: Robert Tognetti

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