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Thursday 2011/12/22

 

Call open for EFIMED Short Scientific Visits 2012

With the aim of reinforcing networking in forest science in the Mediterranean, in 2012 EFIMED will fund internships of 2-4 weeks of young scientists among Mediterranean institutions. Call and application form are available here. Researchers from North African and Near East institutions as well as female scientists are specially encouraged to apply. Deadline: 28 February 2012.

EFIMED Week 2012 - call for posters

The forthcoming Scientific Seminar in Tunisia welcomes the participation of researchers and practitioners in form of poster presentations. This year there will be a section for scientific posters and another for development projects. The best scientific poster will be rewarded with an EFIMED Short Scientific Visit. The call is available here. Deadline: 28 February 2012.  

Consolidating adaptive forest management knowledge in Fez

DSC03975_160x124.jpg : 23.9970703125KbGraduate students and early stage researchers from ENFI (Morocco) and INRGREF (Tunisia) participated in the AGORA International Scientific Workshop "Methods and tools for participatory and adaptive forest management". This event was held from 5-7 December in Fez (Morocco).

Photo: Jose Borges

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EFIMED receives top award for forest fire protection

batefuegos_oro_160x138.jpg : 14KbOn 24 November, Marc Palahí and Robert Mavsar accepted the "Golden Fire Swatter" award in Madrid, Spain. Such recognition emphasizes the work EFI and EFIMED have done in promoting thematic research, advanced courses and the dissemination of scientific knowledge around the topic of wildfires among policy-makers, practitioners and young scientists.

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Advancing cedar growth knowledge

Ifrane2_RNavarro_160x107.jpg : 45.8212890625KbDr. Rafael Navarro and his team used the Mediterranean Model Forest Grant to investigate the ecology of the Atlas forest populations of the Model Forest of Ifrane (Morocco).

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EFIMED collaborates with Catalan TV

EFIMED received a request for help from Catalan TV, to work on a series of programmes about forests in Finland. Several short documentaries have been broadcast during the autumn and are available online.

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Short scientific visit to Crete

Dr. Raquel Benavides has improved her knowledge of spatial statistics tools by spending a week at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) in Crete, Greece. The internship was granted by EFIMED as a result of her winning the Best Poster Award at the Scientific Seminar in Avignon in April 2011.

 

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Seasons' greetings

EFIMED Team wishes to our Mediterranean colleagues...

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Events

The new rural world: from crisis to opportunities. XIIIth World Congress of Rural Sociology 
29.07-04.08.2012 in Lisbon (Portugal)
Website.

Announcements

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowships Programme
Eligible candidates: (i.a.) most Balkan, North African and Near East countries.
Deadline: 13.01.2012
Website

AIFM Internship for final study work/stage de fin d'études
6 months in 2012.
Call (in French)

Land for Life Award
Deadline: 29.02.2012.
Call

Publications

Costa, P., Castellnou, M., Larrañaga, A., Miralles, M. and Krauss, D. (2011) Prevention of large wildfires using the fire types concept. English version. Spanish version

Puerta-Piñero, C., Brotons, L., Coll, L. and González-Olabarría, J.R. (2011) The role of seed dispersal and resprouting in ensuring Mediterranean forest resilience and ecosystem services delivery after fire. European Journal of Forest Research.

González-Olabarría, J.R., Mola, B., Pukkala, T. and Palahí, M. (2011) Using multi-scale spatial analysis to assess fire ignition density in Catalonia, Spain. Annals of Forest Science. 68: 861-871.

Pülzl, H., Prokofieva, I., Berg, S., Rametsteiner, E., Aggestam, F. and Wolfslehner, B. (2011) Indicator development in sustainability impact assessment: balancing theory and practice. European Journal of Forest Research.

MedForum 2011. Presentations and documentation.

 

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