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Seminars on NTFP in Ussuriysk, Primorsky Province, Russia, 28-30 November 2017

Under EU-funded project “The Amur Coalition for Participatory Governance over Natural Resources”, CTFC has participated in two seminars on honey and medicinal and aromatic plants in Ussuriysk, Primorsky province, in the Russian Far East and with the participation of local producers, academicians, government and other stakeholders. The project is...
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Forest management on demand to combine climate change adaptation and forest-based products and services

A study carried out at the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) allows for the quantification of forests long-term growth and drought stress according to its management. These results enable management optimization and customization in order to adapt forests to climate change uncertainties and increase wood quality. Solsona, September...
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First trip to Iran to start the EuropeAid-funded project within the framework of the Civil Society Organizations program

Several meetings have been made with public bodies (Forest Range and Watershed Management Organization-FRWO), Sari and Zirab Universities, and local NGOs The overall objective of the action is to improve the knowledge and capacity of Civil Society Organizations in Iran (OSC) to create and implement, jointly with local authorities,...
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Wildfire risk management challenges posed by global change

Recent forest fires in Pedrógão Grande (Portugal) led to the tragic loss of more than 60 lives. This highlights a pressing need to understand how wildfires and risks to people will be modified under the context of global change. Some widespread changes that exacerbate severe wildfires include vegetation growth...
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Experts around the world are working together on fire management and biodiversity conservation

Throughout the week, a group of scientists from different disciplines are gathering in Solsona to share different types of data, models and tools to address biodiversity conservation challenges. This knowledge exchaneg will help decision makers with the management of fire-prone ecosystems.  Solsona, 12 June 2017. Participants of the workshop,...
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Herbartis project: Piedmontese and Ligurian enterprises open their door to foreign students

About 25 entrepreneurs and students coming from France, Spain, Portugal and Italy joined the “transnational mobility” that took place in Liguria and Piedmont (Italy) from April 10th to April 14th, promoted by the Association Terre dei Savoia and CREA. The mobility is part of “HERBARTIS – Adult Training on...
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The scientific link between Canada and Catalonia strengthens

Forestry scientists from Canada and Catalonia have been working together over the last three years in the framework of the Newforests project, which has focused on the international exchange of knowledge. About to finish the project, principal investigators from the institutions taking part have met in Montreal to explore...
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Agents from the Turkish agroforestry sector visit Catalonia to meet black truffle and aromatic and medicinal plants companies and plantations

This week a group of Turkish officials, businessmen, associations, NGOs and universities visited Catalonia under the TRUMAP project, co-financed by the European Union and the Turkish government, and led by the CTFC from the Catalan side. During these days, they have visited mycorrhizal oak plantations for the production of...
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European Union needs more strategic planning of conservation investment

Researchers from the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), CREAF and CSIC have analysed the distribution of European funds for biodiversity conservation. After confirming that many threatened species are being left out, they propose more strategic planning, focused on most endangered species. They also recommend greater flexibility in setting...
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Forest biomass extraction for energy uses – an opportunity to reduce the impact of large forest fires in Mediterranean ecosystems

The integration of forest management with renewable energy uses may help land managers in optimizing firefighting programs, a new study shows. This strategy will be especially relevant in Mediterranean countries given the increasing intensity of forest fires caused by climate change and land abandonment. This study, led by researchers...
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Drought stress in Catalan forests can now be readily predicted

A study led by the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), in collaboration with CREAF, enables to assess drought stress for Catalan tree species at regional scale by coupling forest inventory data with mathematical models. This will make it possible to anticipate and mitigate drought effects, promoting the health...
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