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The role of forests within regional and national low carbon and bioeconomy strategies and programmes, under discussion in Bulgaria

From 8 to 10 November, Interreg Europe BIO4ECO project partners will meet in Bansko (Bulgaria) to discuss the role of forests in reducing carbon emissions and in the bioeconomy. The meeting has been organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, through the Executive Forest Agency. During the...
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Turkish forest officers visit Spain looking for collaboration against the Dry Cone Syndrome

During the last week of September, a group of experts in forest protection from the Turkish Forest Department visited Spain, aiming for knowledge exchange about the crisis of the pine nut sector in both countries caused by the pest Leptoglossus occidentalis. The American Leptoglossus bug had been accidentally introduced...
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Compilation of technical publications on Sustainable Forest Management: planting and broadleaved species

The area of Sustainable Forest Management, provides the general public with a set of technical publications, produced in the framework of two European projects, Poctefa PIRINOBLE and FP7 SUSTAFFOR, coordinated from the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) in the last years: Guide “Soil conditioners and groundcovers for sustainable and...
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The European Mycological Institute held its first Assembly in Zaragoza

On 27 July, the first Assembly of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation “European Mycological Institute” (EGTC-EMI) was held at the headquarters of the Government of Aragón in Zaragoza. Founders of the EGTC-EMI are the Chamber of Agriculture of the Dordogne (Périgord, France), the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia,...
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Exchange of experiences between Turkey and Catalonia on black truffle and aromatic and medicinal plants

25 Turkish stakeholders and 6 from Catalonia, exchanged experiences and discussed on black truffle and aromatic and medicinal plants during a field visit in southeastern Turkey, within the TRUMAP project. The meeting took place in Antalya, Denizli and Fethiye, from 14 to 17 June The TRUMAP project, coordinated...
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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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PhD fellow in Fungal diversity and productivity. Open position

The PhD position is at the Departament of Crop and Forest Sciences, University of Lleida, Spain, and the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Solsona, Spain. Expected starting date is October 2016. The application deadline is June 30, 2016. Project title: Evaluation of fungal diversity and productivity and their influence in generating forest...
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StarTree 3rd Regional Stakeholder Group meeting in Catalonia

Poblet monastery hosted the third stakeholder meeting of StarTree on 13 April 2016. Technicians from the Catalan Forest Service, mycologists, experts in mushroom production and regulations, representatives from private and public forest owners, as well as of the mushroom and truffle industry gathered to discuss the latest advances within...
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Expert Workshop on Financial and Institutional Innovation for Reducing the Risks of Private Sector Investments in Sustainable Forestry

When: 21 i 22 d’Abril Where: Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona Organization:                   Join this workshop where key stakeholders from various fields including impact finance, private banks, insurance, development banks, forest and landscape enterprises, etc. will have the opportunity to...
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Modeling thinning effects on water competition and growth in a holm oak coppice (Quercus ilex L.)

Wednesday, February 3 2016. 11h30.  CTFC Speaker: Antoine Cabon, (predoctoral researcher CEMFOR-CTFC/CREAF). Summary: Thinning effects on water competition and secondary growth were monitored for 30 years in the south of France in a Holm oak coppice. The reduction of wàter stress as a result of opening the forest cover increased stem...
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