IEFC Newsletter – Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée
IEFC Newsletter
23 septiembre 2020

Assisting forest managers in assessing insect defoliation impacts

Gonipterus by jorapavi, Jose Ramon Pato – Flickr.com, 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 […]



HOMED project : assessing 18 months of work on emerging biotic risks

Due to global change, forests are exposed to unprecedented threats from non-native pests and pathogens (PnPs). In Europe, their number has increased and continues to increase dramatically. Currently, the greatest damage in European forests is often caused by these invasive alien PnPs, whose emergence might be promoted by climate change. The overall aim of HOMED […]



22 septiembre 2020

IEFC member University of Valladolid strengthens its cooperation with Vietnam by creating a virtual campus in Hanoi during the COVID19 pandemic

iuFOR (Forestry training at the University of Valladolid) is launching an online forestry training tool to support universities in Vietnam.
Several years of collaboration between the University Institute of Sustainable Forest Management (iuFOR), of which the School of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Valladolid (Palencia campus) is a part, and Vietnamese universities through the BioEcoN […]



17 septiembre 2020

DEFID2 development : share your data!

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is launching a research initiative that aims to develop the Database of European Forest Insect & Disease Disturbances (DEFID2).
Forest pests and pathogens are an increasing concern in Europe, but a comprehensive assessment of their occurrence is still lacking. To fill this knowledge gap, the JRC is […]



10 septiembre 2020

Experimentación de resinación – SustForest+

80 años después, continúan en Aquitania las investigaciones sobre los factores que influyen en la productividad de la resinación
En Francia, la producción de resina de pino alcanzó su punto máximo en el decenio de 1930 y se produjeron entonces unos 100.000 litros de resina en el bosque de las Landas. Todavía tenemos algunos trabajos de […]



15 abril 2020

Avances en la lucha contra la enfermedad del nematodo del pino

Tres familias de pinos marítimos tolerantes del programa de selección del Centro de Investigación Forestal de Lourizán están incluidas en el Catálogo Nacional de Materiales de Base español
La muerte de los pinos, caudada por el nematodo Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, es la principal amenaza para los rodales de pino en Europa. La selección de los pinos tolerantes […]



European Bioregions Facility

Representantes de algunas de las regiones más innovadoras de Europa (País Vasco, Carelia del Norte en Finlandia y Renania del Norte-Westfalia en Alemania) se reunieron bajo el paraguas del Instituto Forestal Europeo (EFI) y lanzaron la nueva “European Bioregions Facility” en Bilbao los días 9 y 10 de marzo de 2020. El objetivo de esta […]



Adaptación de las especies al cambio climático

La red REINFFORCE presentada en la conferencia “Gestión de los bosques en el siglo XXI”
En cuanto a la necesidad de aumentar la capacidad de adaptación y mitigación de los bosques europeos a los efectos del cambio climático, la conferencia « Gestión de los bosques en el siglo XXI » reunió a expertos científicos en ordenación forestal de […]