In 2017 EFI issued 10 grants for Short Scientific Visits (SSV) for Early Stage Researchers from EFI Associate Member organisations. The SSVs will take place between June 2017 and May 2018.

More information about the grants and application process can be found here.

2017-2018 grants

Giuseppe Cardellini (KU Leuven)
The climate impact of forest management scenarios in Europe: inclusion of radiative forcing and global warming potential into EFISCEN and EFI-GTM models

Olalla Díaz-Yáñez (University of Eastern Finland)
Wind and snow disturbances and their impact on forest carbon storage

Jan Kaspar (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)
Including bio-economy aspects into the forest planning process in the countries of the Central Europe

Tommaso Locatelli (Northern Research Station, Forest Research)
Integrating a new version of the wind risk model ForestGALES with GIS to facilitate scientific collaboration and improving multi-purpose forest management

Aynur Mammadova (University of Padova)
From political discourse to governance capacity: zero deforestation commitments and their uptake by the leather sector

Adrián Pascual (University of Eastern Finland)
Forest management optimization for the joint provision of ecosystems services from mushrooms and timber in Mediterranean forests within a context of climatic and economic uncertainty.

Iuliia Polevshchikova (Volga State University of Technology)
Assessment and monitoring of forest cover disturbances to reduce the risk of natural disasters

Martina Sterbova (National Forest Centre – Forest Research Institute Zvolen)
Approaches and methods on valuation of forest ecosystem services in the partner countries: an analysis and case studies

Todora Rogelja (Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova)
Policies supporting social innovation in the forest-based sector: aligning diverging interests and creating synergies in forest use practices

Željko Zgrablić (Croatian Forest Research Institute)
Mycorrhiza control and truffle plantation management: Capacity building for greener rural development