SAVE the DATE: Venerdì 16 Febbraio 2018 – Convegno Finale Progetto PALMO

Il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche insieme al Consorzio Universitario per la Ricerca Socioeconomica e per l’Ambiente presenta i risultati finali del Progetto PALMO – Piani di Adattamento Locale in ambito Montano Mediterraneo Il convegno si terrà venerdì 16 febbraio 2018, ore 09.30-14.00, a Roma presso la Sala Marconi del CNR in Piazzale Aldo Moro 7. Maggiori informazioni http://www.cursa.it/ecms/it/ricerca-e-progetti/Piani_Adattamento_Locale_ambito_Montano_Mediterran Contatti Barbara Pancino University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy info.palmo@cursa.it Continua a leggere SAVE the DATE: Venerdì 16 Febbraio 2018 – Convegno Finale Progetto PALMO

Position for: FG IV – Project Officer in the field of forest modelling

As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. The vacancy is within the Bio-Economy Unit, (located in Ispra, Italy), which provides scientific support to EU policies related to the bio-economy such as the sustainable production as well as the use of biological resources and the conversion to value added products, such as food, feed, bioenergy and bio-based products. We are looking for a researcher to contribute to the further development and implementation of the forest growth models as part of the wider forest sector modelling suite of the Unit, in the context of the wider bio-economy and environmental threats (e.g. climate change). Continua a leggere Position for: FG IV – Project Officer in the field of forest modelling

EFI and Euronews partner for new 360 video story on Portuguese wildfires

The European Forest Institute has collaborated with European broadcaster Euronews on a ground-breaking 360-degree video on wildfires in Portugal. Euronews’ special envoy to Portugal, Joanna Gill, travelled the parts of the country which suffered during the blazes throughout the Summer and Autumn. In 2017, wildfires in Portugal burnt up to 520,000 hectares of forest. This represents 60% of Europe’s total, for a country that represents just over 2% of its landmass. Continua a leggere EFI and Euronews partner for new 360 video story on Portuguese wildfires

EGU2018 (Vienna, Austria – 8-13 Apr 2018) – Call for abstracts

Changing climate conditions are known to influence forest tree growth response and the CO2 cycle. Dendroclimatological research has shown that the climate signal, species composition, and growth trends have changed in different types of forest ecosystems during the last century. Under current and demonstrated changes in climate variability at the geographic, regional, and local levels tree growth shows also variability and trends that can be non-stationary during time even at relatively short distance between sites. In forest planning and management, yield tables, site quality indices, age class, rate of growth, and spatial distribution are some of the most used tools and parameters. However, these methods do not involve climate variability during time although climate is the main driver in trends of forest and tree growth. Previous research warns about the risk that forest management under changing climatic conditions could amplify their negative effects. Continua a leggere EGU2018 (Vienna, Austria – 8-13 Apr 2018) – Call for abstracts

I Edizione del Master Universitario di II livello in “Governance dei servizi ecosistemici e dei Pes per lo sviluppo economico delle aree interne”

L’Università degli Studi del Molise, il Centro di Ricerca per le Aree Interne e gli Appennini (ArIA), con il patrocinio di Legambiente e Fondazione Montagne Italia ed in collaborazione con Lands Network srl, hanno istituito per l’anno accademico 2017/2018 la prima edizione del Master Universitario di II livello in “Governance dei servizi ecosistemici e dei Pes per lo sviluppo economico delle aree interne” Continua a leggere I Edizione del Master Universitario di II livello in “Governance dei servizi ecosistemici e dei Pes per lo sviluppo economico delle aree interne”

Session at the next EGU conference on Mediterranean forest vulnerability

The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. Continua a leggere “Session at the next EGU conference on Mediterranean forest vulnerability”

Save the Date: “World Forum on Urban Forests” (Mantova, Italy, 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the City of Mantova, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the Politecnico di Milano are pleased to announce the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests. The World Forum on Urban Forests will bring together representatives of national and local governments, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urban planners, urban foresters, arborists, landscape architects and designers and professionals from many other sectors to exchange experience and lessons learned, and discuss possible long-term collaboration on the development of urban forestry strategies and the identification of nature-based solutions towards a greener, healthier, and happier future. Continua a leggere Save the Date: “World Forum on Urban Forests” (Mantova, Italy, 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018)