Young scientists to study Model Forests in Spain and Tunisia

Mediterranean Model Forest (MMF) grants are awarded to scientists with proposals for research that is expected to make a significant contribution to advancing Mediterranean forest science on one of the topics prioritised in the Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) and which can be applied to a Model Forest.

This year’s grantees are Alfredo Fernández Landa, who will develop 3D visualisation of forest stands in Sierra Espuña, and Amira Gammoudi, who will study private and social profitability of forest investments in Kroumirie.

The MMF grant programme, now in its second year, is promoted by the Mediterranean Model Forest Network (MMFN), the Center of Forests and Forest Industry Services and Promotion of Castilla and Léon (CESEFOR) and EFIMED.

The Mediterranean Model Forest Network is one of six regional networks which globally form the International Model Forest Network (IMFN). This year marks the 20th anniversary of the IMFN, which was conceived at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The IMFN is now a global network of 60 Model Forests in 30 countries, comprising 100 million hectares of forest ecosystems and landscapes across five continents. The IMFN enables Model Forests, stakeholders and international partners to work together towards the sustainable management of large landscapes and ecosystems.

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More information: Sarah Adams, name.surname(at)efi.int

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