Mercedes Rois Diaz


Ms. Mercedes Rois Díaz is a researcher in the Sustainability and Climate Change Unit at the European Forest Institute. She works in the AGFORWARD project (Agroforestry that will advance Rural Development) focusing on the driving factors for the farmers implementing agroforestry or not, and the analysis of policies influencing the uptake of agroforestry across Europe. In the past her research has focused on developing indicators on forest biodiversity in the framework of the European Environment Agency, and the application of sewage sludge on silvopastoral systems. She holds an M.Sc. in Forest Sciences (2000) from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) with an Erasmus exchange (2000) to the Georg-August-University in Göttingen (Germany), and a Marie Curie internship (2004) in the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Greece).

In addition to her work as researcher, she has expertise in project management from different funding agencies and she has worked as Office Manager in the EFI Office in Barcelona.

Specialised in:

  • Agroforestry
  • Forest biodiversity
  • Forest capacity building
  • Project management


  • AGFORWARD - AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development
  • AGORA - Advancing Forest Research Capacities
  • SYLVAMED - Mediterranean Forests for All
  • FORESTERRA - Enhancing Forest Research in the Mediterranean through Improved Coordination and Integration

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