Opportunità per startup nel campo forestale

  Nell’ambito del progetto Erasmus+ KA ECOSTAR-Natural Talents coordinato dal Dipart. TESAF del’Università di Padova, viene organizzato, presso il Campus di Agripolis. un Nature-Accelerator, finanziato dalla Commissione Europea e dal fondo di impact investors Fledge di Seattle. Per partecipare al Nature-Accelerator (8 startup selezionate, ciascuna con 15k seed investment, 25k in servizi di accelerazione) le start up devono fare domanda entro Il 15 Marzo 2018. Maggiori informazioni sul sito http://www.ecostarhub.com Segnalato da Davide Pettenella Continua a leggere Opportunità per startup nel campo forestale

New European project places value on forest ecosystem services

Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem SERvices in Europe (SINCERE) is a four-year project funded through the European Commission’s H2020 programme. Responding to society’s demands for services such as wood production, recreation, biodiversity provision and carbon storage, the project will look at innovative ways to value and implement such “forest ecosystem services”. Continua a leggere “New European project places value on forest ecosystem services”

I primi cinque in Annals of Silvicultural Research

Annals of Silvicultural Research (ASR), la rivista Open Access peer-reviewed pubblicata dal Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA – Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno), è indicizzata in SCOPUS da Aprile 2013. ASR prosegue e rinnova la lunga tradizione (oltre 80 anni) degli Annali della Regia Stazione (poi Istituto Sperimentale) per la Selvicoltura (ora Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno del CREA) nella divulgazione delle conoscenze scientifiche e tecniche di vari aspetti connessi alla gestione delle risorse forestali. I cinque articoli più citati in SCOPUS risultano: Natural capital and bioeconomy: challenges and opportunities for forestry … Continua a leggere I primi cinque in Annals of Silvicultural Research

Call for papers: AIT2018 “From space to land management”, Firenze (Italy) 4-6 July 2018

AIT2018 – the IX Conference of the Italian Society of Remote Sensing Firenze (Italy) 4 – 6 July 2018 “From space to land management: remote sensing technologies supporting sustainable development and natural resource management” Hosted by the University of Florence (Italy), AIT2018 is the IX Conference of the Italian Society of Remote Sensing. AIT2018 is an important event to stimulate the cooperation between research institutions, remote sensing users, and industry. FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS The themes covered by AIT2018 are all those inherent to Remote Sensing, proximal sensing, and related spatial analysis techniques. More specifically AIT2018 is focused on: Applications RS … Continua a leggere Call for papers: AIT2018 “From space to land management”, Firenze (Italy) 4-6 July 2018

Special Issue on Forests, Agriculture and Environmental Protection

Forests and agricultural systems are an integral part of the global environment and human well‐being, providing multiple goods and services essential for people worldwide and crucial for sustainable development. Forests are seen as carbon sinks, as stabilizers of climate, as protectors of watersheds, and as conservers of biological diversity. Agriculture uses natural resources to produce commodities, which maintain life. Often these agroforestry systems are characterized by a decentral operation which impedes sometimes sustainable management. In this context, the efficient use, protection and conservation of natural resources (vegetation, water, soil, climate) in agroforestry systems are the key to achieve international sustainable development goals and ensure the promotion of an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable future. Hence, quantitative studies from all aspects of forest, agriculture and environment sustainable management are encouraged to contribute to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge and sustainable strategies for the preservation and management of natural resources in agroforestry systems Continua a leggere Special Issue on Forests, Agriculture and Environmental Protection

Call for abstracts: “World Forum on Urban Forests” (Mantova, 28/11 – 1/12, 2018)

You will find attached to this post the tentative programme of the Forum, the template for abstracts as well as a short description of the key topics that will be covered under the different sessions. The deadlines for submissions are as follows: Abstract submission: 30th April; Side event proposals submission: 30th April; Pre-registration deadline: 30th April; Decision on abstracts acceptance: 30th June; Decision on abstracts acceptance: 30th June. Continua a leggere Call for abstracts: “World Forum on Urban Forests” (Mantova, 28/11 – 1/12, 2018)

11th International Beech Symposium

18-21 Sep 2018, Viterbo (Italy)   Dear Friends and Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce you the 11th International Beech Symposium, organized by the IUFRO Research Group 1.01.07 on Ecology and Silviculture of Beech, that will be held in Viterbo (Italy), 18-21 September 2018. REGISTRATION OPENING: 1 February 2018 The conference, aimed at celebrating the importance of the inscription to UNESCO World Heritage of European old-growth beech forests, is open to scientists/practitioners/policy-makers and welcomes all contributes related to: Fagus biology and ecology (including genetics, physiology, paleoecology and biogeography) The natural dynamics of old-growth beech forests, and their role in conserving biodiversity … Continua a leggere 11th International Beech Symposium

COST Action FP1407 WG1 and WG4 meeting “Wood modification in Europe: processes, products, applications”

26/02/2018, Florence The meeting will present the state of the art of modification technologies around Europe, production capacity and practical applications developed in the different countries. The meeting is co-organized by COST Action FP1407, University of Florence GESAAF, CNR IVALSA, University of Basilicata SAFE, SISEF Wood and Forest Products and Operations Group. A total number of 18 invited speakers will attend the meeting. Contributions oriented to practical applications of modified wood could be presented as short presentations of 5 minutes accompanied by a poster. Those who wish attend the meeting and give a short presentation, are kindly asked to contact … Continua a leggere COST Action FP1407 WG1 and WG4 meeting “Wood modification in Europe: processes, products, applications”

Workshop “Gestione dei boschi cedui: avanzamenti tecnico- scientifici e applicazioni operative”

13 febbraio 2018, Rende (CS) – sede CREA Contrada Li Rocchi Vermicelli 83 Il governo a ceduo è un elemento cardine della selvicoltura italiana. Anche nell’ultimo congresso SISEF è emerso come resti alto l’interesse da parte di tecnici e operatori del settore per questa forma di governo. In questo contesto, la promozione della gestione forestale sostenibile e la valorizzazione delle produzioni dei boschi cedui hanno un valore strategico, per le ricadute in termini di produttività e competitività delle imprese forestali, della filiera bosco- legno-energia, ma anche per i riflessi ambientali e sociali. Di questo, dei principali avanzamenti della ricerca su … Continua a leggere Workshop “Gestione dei boschi cedui: avanzamenti tecnico- scientifici e applicazioni operative”

5th International Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy using ROXAS

25-29 June 2018, San Vito di Cadore, Italy We are pleased to announce the 5th International Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy using ROXAS – From Samples to Data organized by the TeSAF department, University of Padova and the WSL Dendrosciences Group. • Date: 25-29 June 2018 • Place: San Vito di Cadore (BL), ITALY • Fee: 600 Euro including conference fee, full board accommodation (room sharing required) and teaching material. • Registration: http://intra.tesaf.unipd.it/Sanvito/QWA/form.asp • Instructors: Alan Crivellaro, Angela Luisa Prendin, Marco Carrer (all University of Padova, IT), Georg von Arx (WSL, Switzerland). Anybody interested in quantitative wood anatomy is … Continua a leggere 5th International Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy using ROXAS

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”