Friday 2013/11/29


StarTree StarTree partners visit world’s Cork Capital, Coruche

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The 3rd StarTree General Assembly (GA) took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 28 – 30 October 2013. Hosted by the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), this biannual gathering of the partners in the StarTree Consortium was attended by 48 representatives.

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The Short Scientific Visit awardees 2013

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EFIMED offers grants for Short Scientific Visits for young researchers. These visits provide a unique opportunity for interested candidates to get involved in international level forest research and research co-operation.

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Mediterranean-scale approach to study global change drivers, impacts & indicators on forest ecosystems and to foster forest system resilience through managing biodiversity.  The closing date for proposal submissions is 15 January 2014.

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Short Scientific Visit: techniques to measure embolism in plants

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Khaoula Ben Baaziz undertook a short scientific visit,hosted by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in France where she was trained in techniques to measure embolism in plants.

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Networking Workshop
12 - 13 December 2013
Marseille, France.

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SustAffor Project

Planting trees in a more sustainable and efficient manner.

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Golden Firefighter Award Winners Announced

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Elsa Varela represented EFIMED as one of the judging panel in this year’s Golden Firefighter Awards.

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Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests
The Steering Committee meeting will be held in
Tunisia from 2 -6 December, 2013

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Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Advanced course - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza, Spain, 17 - 21 February, 2014

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Open Calls

Call for Research Proposals
Biodiversity, forest management, climate change and public policy.
Deadline: 23 February 2014

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MMFN call open
Mediterranean Model Forest Network (MMFN) grants.
Deadline:15 January 2014

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Varela, E., Giergiczny, M., Riera, P., Mahieu, P., and Solin, M. 2013 Social preferences for fuel break management programs in Spain: a choice modelling application to prevention of forest fires. International Journal of Wildland Fire

Sarris, D., Koutsias, N. 2014. Ecological adaptations of plants to drought influencing the recent fire regime in the Mediterranean. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 184:158–169, 2014 

Prokofieva, I. and Gorriz, E. 2013 Institutional analysis of incentives for the provision of forest goods and services: An assessment of incentive schemes in Catalonia (north-east Spain). Forest Policy and Economics. 37 (104–114)


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