Wednesday 2013/07/31


Aligning herders with society for wildfire prevention

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Photo: Elena Gorriz

In EFIMED June News we reported on research into the compensation capacity of fire suppression strategies for climate change effects. However, will suppression strategies still be as effective and economically sustainable in future climates?

This issue we present a different perspective on the problem, with research looking at the social and economic sustainability of of the pastoral approach for controlling forest biomass.

We welcome your views on this burning issue!

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EFIMED Week 2013: Last chance to register!

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Photo: Sarah Adams

Registrations for EFIMED Week 2013 will close on 15 August. There is still time to register for this event, one of the highlights in the EFIMED calendar 2013.

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Forest Management Case Study: Poblet Natural Site of National Interest

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Photo: Bart Muys

The Poblet Natural Site of National Interest in Catalonia, Spain will be the destination for the EFIMED Week Field Trip as part of the Scientific Seminar “Managing Mediterranean Forests as Complex Socio-Ecological Systems”.

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COST Action NWFP Workshop

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Photo: Alistair Yeomans

The first COST Action Workshop on Non-wood Forest Products was held in Lisbon in June.

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4 September 2013
Barcelona, Spain

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NEWFOREX project

The Summer School "Analysis and governance of Ecosystem Services" was co-organised by the NEWFOREX project.

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ResilForMed project

Identification of optimal management models for improving or strengthening the resilience of forest environments.

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Open Calls

Vacancy at EFI Barcelona!
EFI is seeking an Office Manager for its Barcelona Office in Barcelona, Spain.
Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013

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COST Action Short Term Scientific Missions
2nd Call
Deadline: 16 August 2013

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5th Forest Engineering Conference
23-26 September 2014
Gerardmer, France

Deadline for abstracts:
31 December 2013

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Research Grant: Forest Supply Chain Planning and Control
INESC Porto, Portugal
Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013

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12-15 November 2013
Rufina (Province of Florence), Italy

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MBI & PES in Mediterranean Ecosystems
17-21 February 2014
Zaragoza, Spain

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Euro-Mediterranean Short Course on Forest Fires
18-20 November 2013
Barcelona, Spain

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Muys, B. (2013) Sustainable Development within Planetary Boundaries: A Functional Revision of the Definition Based on the Thermodynamics of Complex Social-Ecological Systems Challenges Sustainability 2013, Vol. 1, Issue 1 pp.41-52 DOI: 10.12924/cis2013.01010041

Catry F.X., Pausas J.G., Moreira F., Fernandes P.M., Rego F. (2013) Post-fire response variability in Mediterranean Basin tree species in Portugal International Journal of Wildland Fire, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12215

Bateman I.J. et al. (2013) Bringing Ecosystem Services into Economic Decision-Making: Land Use in the United Kingdom Science 341, 45 (2013) DOI: 10.1126/science.1234379

EFI 2012 Annual Report is now available for download.

Mediterranean Model Forest Newsletter July 2013


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