Wednesday 2012/07/25


Location and causality of fire ignition hotspots in a Mediterranean region

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Photo: Bombers, Generalitat de Catalunya

Already this year there have been serious forest fires across the Mediterranean, including Spain, Greece and Montenegro. A new study, published this month, looks at the location and causality of fire ignition hotspots in Catalonia.

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In search of historical growth trends of black pine

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Photo: Bart Muys

An international team made an exploratory mission to the Taurus mountains of SW Turkey to study historical growth trends of black pine (Pinus nigra pallasiana).

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FORESTERRA Research & Strategic themes

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Photo: Elena Gorriz

Following lively and interactive discussions at EFIMED’s annual meeting in June, four draft research themes have been developed in preparation for the FORESTERRA research call later this year.

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New United Nations seat at Sant Pau Historic Site

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Photo: Sarah Adams

The Sant Pau Historic Site, home to EFIMED and EFI Policy Advice Offices, will welcome the United Nations’ (UN) Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) to La Mercè Pavilion later this year.

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Valuation Methods in Agro-food and Environmental Economics

The IV Workshop on Valuation Methods in Agro-food and Environmental Economics took place on 12th and 13th July, near Barcelona, Spain. Hosted by the Centre for Research on Agro-food and Development Economics (CREDA), the workshop, entitled “Methodological and empirical challenges in Valuation Methods”, was held in the Catalan coastal town of Castelldefels, with around 70 participants attending.

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In memory of Francisco Rovira Corominas

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Photo: Familia Rovira

Francisco Rovira Corominas, one of the founders of the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC), has died at the age of 68.

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IT Vacancy, Barcelona

EFI is looking for a full-time IT Support Assistant to reinforce the Policy Support Office Administration at our offices in Barcelona.


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Forest and Land Management Options to Prevent Unwanted Forest Fires

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The final recommendations of the FP7 project FIRESMART have been published.

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Silviculture Open Day in Gardanne, France

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As part of the cycle "Innovation and adaptation: what's new in Mediterranean Forests?", a forest owner in Bouches du Rhone will open his forest to visitors on 20 September 2012.

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Gonzalez-Olabarria, J.R., Brotons, L. , Gritten, D. , Tudela, A., Terés, J.A. (2012) Identifying location and causality of fire ignition hotspots in a Mediterranean region. International Journal of Wildland Fire. DOI:10.1071/WF11039

Navarro, L.M., Pereira, H.M. (2012) Rewilding Abandoned Landscapes in Europe. Ecosystems DOI:10.1007/s10021-012-9558-7

The report of the 21st session of the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea is now available in Arabic.  The report is available via the Sessions section of the Silva Mediterranea Website.

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Silva Mediterranea Newsletter 11 (June 2012) - Cork and Green Building available on the home page of the Silva Mediterranea Website.


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