Tuesday 2012/10/30


Catalan Minister Signs Support for EFI

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Photo: Roser Cabré-Verdiell

The European Forest Institute’s (EFI) office premises in Barcelona will increase considerably in June 2013 thanks to the agreement signed on 16 October 2012 between Catalan Minister Lluis Recorder and the Administrator of Sant Pau, Josep Ramon Pérez.

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FORESTERRA strategy discussions in Rome

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Photo: Victoria Sanz

FORESTERRA’s Steering Committee (SC) and Stakeholders’ Advisory Group (SAG) met in the eternal city in October to discuss progress on the project so far and to finalise the strategic themes of the research call to be launched in 2014.

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The Green Heart of Cork

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Photo: Miguel Bugalho

The “Green Heart of Cork” aims to promote and develop the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) voluntary market for the world’s largest area of cork oak woodland which is located over the largest Iberian aquifer (T3). The WWF Mediterranean in Portugal recently mediated a PES Scheme between Coca-Cola and the main association of cork oak producers.

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Natural regeneration of pine forests

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A new publication details recent scientific advances on the natural regeneration of Pinus pinea L. and Pinus pinaster Ait. Forests in the sand lands of the inner Spanish Northern Plateau.

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Happy 1st Birthday ETIFOR!

A year ago, a group of forest science researchers from the University of Padova officially inaugurated ETIFOR, a company aiming to assist private companies, public administrations, non-governmental and civil society organisations to develop responsible management of forest and environmental resources.

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ThinkForest Seminar on Payments for Environmental Services: a Way Forward for Mediterranean Forests?                 27 November 2012 European Parliament, Brussels

Registrations close: 19 November 2012

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Impact of global change on genetic resources in Mediterranean forests and pastureland  International Seminar, Hammamet, Tunisia, 21-22 November 2012

More information or contact: icgrgfp2012(at)iresa.agrinet.tn

Forests and Society Seminar     19 - 20 November 2012, Centro de Congressos da Alfândega, Porto, Portugal

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Making values work – ‘sustaining multiple values in managed forests’   Winter & Summer School 2013: Bordeaux, France, March 2013 and Austria, September 2013

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The Forest Management Auditor of Tomorrow: how to integrate FSC forest management and carbon auditing    Padova – Italy, 19th-23rd November 2012

Deadline for applications: 12 November 2012

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Martina Temunović, Jozo Franjić, Zlatko Satovic, Marin Grgurev, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste, Juan F. Fernández-Manjarrés Environmental Heterogeneity Explains the Genetic Structure of Continental and Mediterranean Populations of Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42764. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042764


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