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PEN-CAFoRR lança nova plataforma para promover a cooperação e a adoção de uma perspetiva comum e de técnicas padronizadas.

A rede pan-europeia para o restauro e reflorestação florestal adaptativa ao clima (PEN-CAFoRR), uma rede de peritos da Europa e não só que aborda todo o ciclo de restauro florestal e reflorestação em diferentes ecossistemas, publicou recentemente o seu “Sítio Web de Ações” para alargar a disseminação do conhecimento e facilitar uma maior escala de […]

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 […]

How to accelerate breeding and afforestation efforts with valuable conifers?

Using somatic embryogenesis as a means to supply and mix adapted varieties in an economic way to encounter the climate crisis: the project MULTIFOREVER develops new strategies.

In a context that will require more and more specific plantable material in response to increasing demands, the selection process can be sped up in conifers using multi-varietal plantations. […]

Pine oleoresin market in the context of a health crisis

International
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.

The
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.

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Participate in the rebirth of IEFC: please fill in the online questionnaire on the Roadmap!

Following the IEFC Board meeting in September, we are pleased to inform you that the next IEFC General Meeting will take place on 19 November from 14:00 CET to 17:00 CET by video-conference (zoom; please register for a link). This General Meeting will be a unique opportunity for all IEFC members to keep abreast of […]

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 […]