Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée
27 May 2021

Optimisation of Carbon Functional Traits

CARTON (“optimisation of carbon traits”) is a collaborative project coordinated by INRAE (ANR project, 2020-2025). This project aims to identify European tree species that offer optimal soil carbon sequestration capacity, rapid tree growth and adaptation to climate change.



20 April 2021

Maximizing forest yield and minimizing climatic risk factors

Sustainable forest management plays a key role in climate mitigation strategies. This is due to the carbon sequestration potential of forests and their provision of raw materials that can substitute materials with higher carbon footprints.



19 March 2021

Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Forests

Two videos (in French) aimed to promote better understanding of the phenomena responsible for climate change and their impacts on forests.



Diversification of Britain’s forests: initial results from a new generation of species trials.

Forestry in Britain is reliant on a small number of tree species and is facing the challenges of climate change and an increasing number of new pests and diseases; this narrow palette of species increases risk. After a 40-year gap in large scale species trials a new series were established in 2012.



22 December 2020

French recovery plan: 45,000 hectares of forests to be planted and a boosted research effort

On the 3rd of September, the French Prime Minister presented the “France Relance” plan, a roadmap for the economic, social and ecological refoundation of the country. 100 billion euros are dedicated to this recovery plan, including 1.2 billion for the “agricultural transition, food and forestry” section. 200 million will be allocated to forests over the […]



23 September 2020

Gene expression modification toward climate change adaptation (EPI-CATCH COST Action)

Epigenetics is the science that analyzes the modification of gene expression as a function of the environment. Since trees cannot move, it is obvious that gene response to climate change is a major factor in forest trees. EPI- CATCH COST Action aims to define, develop, generate and share new breaking knowledge and methodology for the […]



15 April 2020

Species adaptation to climate change

The REINFFORCE network presented at the conference “Managing forests in the 21st century”
Addressing the need to increase the adaptation and mitigation capacity of European forests to climate change impacts, the conference “Managing forests in the 21st century” brought together scientific experts on the forest management from all over Europe. The aim was to discuss and […]



Low Carbon Label Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)

Introduction of the low carbon label in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)
Presentation of the implications in silviculture of the Low Carbon Label by Gabriel Ducos and Henri Husson (CNPF)
The CRPF Nouvelle-Aquitaine presented simulation results aimed at estimating the implementation effects of the low carbon label in the region during a seminar organized by Sysdau at INRA (Bordeaux, France) […]



10 April 2020

Genetics to the rescue

Managing forests sustainably in a changing world – A conference to conclude GenTree
Members of the GENTREE project in front of the University of Avignon

GENTREE was a 4 year project aimed at improving the management of forest genetic resources, improving the knowledge of existing diversity, and characterizing the forest genetic material available.
This work will serve to […]



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