MMFN Grant Awardees 2014

The scientific committee has announced this year’s Mediterranean Model Forest Network (MMFN) grant awardees.

Adrián Pascual from the School of Forest Sciences at the University Eastern Finland was elected to carry out her project on “The use of DTUs (Dynamic Treatments Units) to enhance forest management and stand definition in mixed Mediterranean forest” at the Urbión model forest in Soria, Spain.

Ghenima Ghemouri of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) at Lisbon University Portugal, will travel to Algeria for her proposed research “Biodiversity and Ethnobotany in Algeria: (Comparison between Tlemcen’ Model Forest and Biosphere of Djurdjura)”.

Finally, Enrique Hernandez from the department of Plant Production and Agricultural Technology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha Albacete in Spain was awarded the grant to carry out his research project entitled “Origin identification of P. halepensis forest reproductive material on model forest candidate of Sª Espuña”, Spain. 

The MMFN, the Center of Forests and Forest Industry Services and Promotion of Castilla y León (CESEFOR) and EFIMED promote and support research in or about Mediterranean Model Forests. Scientists with winning proposals are granted a Study Visit to their selected Model Forest to implement their research. 

The grant is awarded to the scientists who are expected to make a significant contribution to advancing Mediterranean forest science on one of the topics prioritised in the Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda, as applied or potentially applicable in Model Forests. The work should be innovative and original, and deal with forest science or adjacent scientific disciplines of interest for forestry.

The MMFN grant awardees will carry out their research this year and a full report will be published following their visits.

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