Wednesday 2013/09/25


EFIMED Week 2013: a personal overview

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In this special edition of EFIMED Network News reporting on EFIMED Week 2013, Head of Office, Inazio Marínez de Arano, reflects on this year’s event, held in at the Sant Pau Historic Site in Barcelona from 3-6 September.

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EFIMED Annual Meeting

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Photo: Elena Gorriz

The Vice-president of Catalunya, Joana Ortega i Almany, opened the EFIMED Annual Meeting on Wednesday 4th September, which took place in the magnificent conference facilities of the newly restored Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

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Gala reception: EFI Barcelona new offices

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Photo: Robert Ramos/Fundació Privada Hospital de Sant Pau

EFI Director, Risto Päivinen, was Master of Ceremony for the gala reception, held in the gardens at Sant Pau to celebrate the installation of the EFI Barcelona Office in the Sant Leopold Pavilion.

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Scientific Seminar: Managing the Mediterranean forest as a complex social-ecological system

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Photo: Elena Gorriz

Participants at the 2013 Scientific Seminar spent a thought-provoking and inspiring day contemplating Complexity Science and its application to Mediterranean forest management, in particular when faced with the paradigm that humans are an integral part of the forest system yet also one of its threats.

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Forthcoming Networking workshop to take place in Marseille in December and reports from the FORESTERRA events in Barcelona.

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EFIMED Market Place

The first EFIMED Market Place put EFIMED members in the spotlight.

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EFIMED Week Field Trip: Poblet

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EFIMED Week was rounded off with a trip to the forest to see the practical implementation of various management projects in the Poblet Natural Site of National Interest, Catalonia.

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Mediterranean Forest Week

As a side event to EFIMED week, the debriefing meeting of the 3rd Mediterranean Forest Week was hosted by the Catalan Ministry of Agriculture.

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Fluctuation and yield loss of Mediterranean pine nut crops: Regional Stakeholders Meeting
1 October 2013
Valladolid, Spain

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MedForum 2013
12-15 November 2013
Rufina, Tuscany, Italy

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Iberian Congress on grassland and forests
6-7 November 2103
Badajoz, Spain

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GV2M Conference
3-7 February 2014
Avignon, France

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Open Calls

FORESTERRA call for proposals: pre-announcement

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Post-doctoral fellowships
University of Padova, Italy
Deadline: 22 November 2013

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EU Forest Strategy adopted

The European Commission has adopted a new and long-awaited EU Forest Strategy which responds to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector.
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Messier, C., Puettmann,K. J., Coates, K. D., (eds)(2013) Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems: Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change Routledge – 368 pages, ISBN: 978-0-415-51977-9

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2012-2013 now available!

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