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30 January 2023

Editorial 2023

Wood has been vital to humans for ages, but as the pressure for wood increased, the solution was to farm trees in plantations to supply wood and reduce the harvest pressure on wild forests. Large areas of land were then planted with single species of trees of the same age, producing value once every few […]



10 January 2023

DOUGLAS FIR DISCUSSIONS

Credit: Yoann Portejoie

In a French landscape famous for its agriculture and Limousin beef cattle, how can we best integrate forestry plantations to benefit local communities, support biodiversity and achieve climate resilience, and supply timber to decarbonize the construction industry?

In September 2022, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform and the IUFRO Task Force on planted forests […]



4 January 2023

Review of pinewood nematode research at the IUFRO Division 7 meeting in September 2022

Photo credits: K. Nakamura-Matori

The IUFRO Division 7 (Forest Health. Pathology and Entomology) Conference took place in Lisbon from the 6th to 9th September 2022, with 350 participants present (and 60 remote participants) from 41 countries.

The session on Pine Wilt Disease (PWD,) organized within this meeting, had a massive participation in 3 sub-sessions involving 14 oral […]



20 December 2022

An evening of exchanges on participatory science tools for forests

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, IEFC in collaboration with AgroParisTech Nancy and the IFSA FRANCE Association, organised an evening of discussion on participatory science tools for forests (Assessment, Issues & Challenges for the Future), as part of the Virtual Forests project.

How we define participatory sciences: Participatory sciences (sometimes called “citizen sciences” or “collaborative sciences”) are […]



14 December 2022

Webinar – Let’s Talk About Planted Forests – Tree Breeding – Registration

Registrations are now closed

The Let’s talk about Planted Forests webinar will take place on 13 January 2023 at 1pm CET.

This month, Let’s Talk About Planted Forests will address the subject of tree breeding.

During this webinar B4EST project partners will comment on the main outcomes of the project that finished in 2022. This webinar will be […]



21 November 2022

Mixed Forests at the European Night of Researchers

Credits: Andres Bravo (MNCN-CSIC)

Imagine in just one night you can discover the problems amphibians face around the world; discover what DNA is; how our bone structure has evolved; or how invasive species threaten ecosystems. Imagine a night when you will share a room with an African elephant, a family of wolves or bustards among many […]



What are novel decision approaches to deal with multiple risks and uncertainties in forest resource management?

Optimizing forest allocation asks not only for integration of multiple services but also taking into account multiple risks affecting forest processes and functions (Yousefpour et al. 2017). Moreover, climate change is challenging forest resilience and expected to change the severity and frequency of biotic and abiotic disturbances.



20 November 2022

Tools to “hedge your bets” against emerging pest and pathogen attacks on forests

The risk of introducing non-native Pests and Pathogens (PnPs) into Europe has increased exponentially since the 1800s1 . The main reasons are, on the one hand the rise in trade transporting plant material or wood products, and on the other hand the effect of the weakening of ecosystems and favourable conditions for pest and pathogens […]



18 November 2022

2022 Summer Fires in the Living Lab In Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The FIRE-RES project aims to provide the EU with the capacity to manage the projected increase in forest fires under a harsher climate. It will deploy a series of innovation actions across eleven living labs located in Europe and Chile, during the period 2021-2025.

One of these Living Labs is “Landes de Gascogne” in Nouvelle-Aquitaine a […]



15 November 2022

WFW Special Event

Planting forests for carbon-neutral economies, sustainable landscapes and livelihoods

By 2050 the overall consumption of industrial round wood is expected to increase by 37%1, requiring us to understand and scale up nature-based solutions to address growing global needs in forests products and services. For this reason, the World Forestry Week Side Event, “Planting Forests for Carbon-Neutral […]