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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 […]

Green deal, new forestry strategy: forest plantations at the heart of all European policy topics

The Green Deal is the European legislative basis that commits Europe to carbon neutrality in 2050, a sinequanone condition for limiting climate change to a 2°C increase in temperature. As forests are the main terrestrial ecosystem storing CO2, the European Union is actively working to update its strategy to preserve this type of ecosystem, which […]

¿Cómo podemos acelerar los procesos de mejora de coníferas élite para el sector forestal?

Utilizando la embriogénesis somática para abastecer de forma competitiva de una mezcla de variedades mejor adaptadas a los efectos derivados del cambio climático: el proyecto MULTIFOREVER desarrolla nuevas estrategias.

En el actual contexto de cambio climático y de estreses derivados del mismo, existe una creciente demanda de material forestal élite; El proceso de selección del […]

Mercado de la oleorresina de pino en un contexto de crisis sanitaria

trade data for oleoresin and the primary processing products rosin and
turpentine are not always made transparent by the customs services of the
different countries. Therefore, one of the objectives of the SustForest+
project is to offer a view on the evolution of the international market to
European stakeholders of the pine oleoresin sector.

COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on […]

Use of genetic forest resources to face climate change

The results of a recently published study by the GenTree project show that, although forest managers support the use of different forest genetic resources, adapting their planting strategies to cope with the risks of climate change remains a challenge. Managing genetic diversity is key to fostering the resilience of forest ecosystems.

A survey was conducted among […]

IEFC is opening a communication officer position

The position is a short term contract of 18 months based in Cestas, Bordeaux Pierroton, France. Starting as soon as possible in 2021.

The profile can be downloaded bellow and applications are expected by the 16th of december 12:CET.


Dar forma al futuro del IEFC: ¡Responda al cuestionario sobre la nueva hoja de ruta!

Tras la reunión de la junta directiva del IEFC en septiembre, nos complace informarles de que la próxima asamblea general del IEFC tendrá lugar el 19 de noviembre de 14hCET a 17hCET a distancia por visioconferencia (zoom; regístrese para obtener el enlace). Esta asamblea general será una ocasión única para que todos los miembros del […]

Assisting forest managers in assessing insect defoliation impacts

Gonipterus by jorapavi, Jose Ramon Pato –, CC BY-SA 2.0
Eucalyptus globulus Labill. plantations in the Iberian Peninsula occupy nearly 1.5 Million ha but Millions of Euros are being lost due to growth decreases caused by insect defoliation. The existence of tools capable of estimating the impact defoliation has on growth is crucial for helping […]

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 […]

Assessing tree stability in spruce plantations (the MARCSMAN project)

Under the scope of the MARCSMAN project, a PhD study focusing on snow and wind damage in actively managed Norway spruce forests in Norway has been started by Peter Zubkoc in NIBIO. The student will be working with Barry Gardiner, the risk work package leader, at IEFC in order to familiarize himself with the ForestGales […]