New EFI technical report: "Mountain watersheds and ecosystem services"

posted Nov 10, 2017, 7:31 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

On 22 - 24 September 2015, MOUNTFOR organised the 30th session of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds, that took place in Pieve Tesino (Trento). The proceedings from the session are now published as EFI Technical Report.

More information about the technical report are available at the following link.

Full reference: Roberto Tognetti, Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza and Thomas Hofer (editors). 2017. "Mountain Watersheds and Ecosystem Services: Balancing multiple demands of forest management in head-watersheds". EFI Technical Report 101. European Forest Institute.


posted Sep 5, 2017, 2:48 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 2:48 AM ]

Amici V., Marcantonio M., La Porta N., Rocchini D., 2017. A multi-temporal approach in MaxEnt modelling: a new frontier for land use/land cover change detection. Ecological Informatics 40, 40-49.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2017.04.005 (Amici et al 2017.pdf)

Cudlin P., Klopčič M., Tognetti R., Malis F., Alados C.L., Bebi P., Grunewald K., Zhiyanski M., Andonowski V., La Porta N., Bratanova-Doncheva S., Kachaunova E., Edwards-Jonášová M., Ninot J.M., Rigling A., Hofgaard A., Hlásny1 T., Skalák P., Wielgolaski F.E., 2017. Forest vegetation zone shift near the treeline in different European mountain forest areas. Climate Research 73, 135-150. DOI: 10.3354/cr01465 (Cudlin et al.pdf)

Moscatelli M.C., Bonifacio E., Chiti T., Cudlin P., Dinka L., Gömöryova E., Grego S., La Porta N., Karlinski L., Pellis G., Rudawska M., Squartini A., Zhiyanski, M., Broll G., 2017. Soil properties as indicators of treeline dynamics in relation to anthropogenic pressure and climate change. Climate Research 73, 73-84.
DOI: 10.3354/cr01478 (Moscatelli et al.pdf)

Sablok G., Chen T.W., Lee C.C., Yang C., Gan R.C., Wegrzyn J.L., La Porta N., Nayak K.C., Huang P.J., Varotto C., Tang P. 2017. ChloroMitoCU: Codon patterns across organelle genomes for functional genomics and evolutionary applications. DNA Research 24. DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsw044 (Sablok et al 2017.pdf)

Sablok G., Roselli R., Seeman T., van Velzen R., Polone E., Giacomini A., La Porta N., Guerts R., Muresu R., Squartini A. 2017. Draft genome sequence of the nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium sullae type strain IS123T focusing on the key genes for the symbiosis with its host Hedysarum coronarium L. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:1348. DOI: 10. 10.3389/fm.2017.01348 (Sablok et al.pdf)

Sarkki S., Jokinen M., Nijnik M., Zahvoyska L., Abraham EM., Alados CL., Bellamy C., Bratanova-Dontcheva S., Grunewald K., Kollar J., Krajčí J., Kyriazopoulos AP., La Porta N., Monteiro AT., Munoz-Rojas J., Parpan T., Sing L., Smith M., Sutinen ML.(†), Tolvanen A., Zhyla T., 2017. Social equity in governance of ecosystem services: synthesis from European treeline areas. Climate Research 73, 31-44. DOI: 10.3354/cr01441 (Sarkki et al 2017.pdf)

Stella A., Caliendo G., Melgani F., Goller R., Barazzuol M., La Porta N., 2017. Leaf wetness evaluation using artificial neural network for improving Apple Scab fight. Environments 4 (2), 42: 1-16.
DOI: 10.3390/environments4020042 (Stella et al 2017.pdf)

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posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:21 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 3:29 AM ]

Baldi P., La Porta N. (2017) Xylella fastidiosa: Host Range and Advance in Molecular Identification Techniques. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2017; 8: 944. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00944

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Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

posted Jun 26, 2017, 1:08 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 1:10 AM ]

The First call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) within COST Action "CLIMO" is now OPEN!

The aim of STSM calls for 2017 is to contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action CA15226 – CLIMO and to foster collaboration of Early Carrier Investigators - ECI (less than 8 years from his/her PhD). 
Further information on CLIMO are available HERE.

Calls for 2017
1. First STSM call submission deadline: 24, July 2017, call now open
2. Second STSM call submission deadline: 15, October 2017, call opens: 15, September 2017

All supported STSMs have to be completed before the end of April 2018.
More information and rules for application are available HERE.


posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:11 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 3:13 AM ]

Cailleret  M., Jansen, S.; Robert, E.M.R.; Desoto, L.; Aakala, T.; Antos, J.A.; Beikircher, B.; Bigler, C.; Bugmann, H.; Caccianiga, M.; Čada, V.; Camarero, J.J.; Cherubini, P.; Cochard, H.; Coyea, M.R.; Čufar, K.; Das, A.J.; Davi, H.; Delzon, S.; Dorman, M.; Gea-Izquierdo, G.; Gillner, S.; Haavik, L.J.; Hartmann, H.; Hereş, A.-M.; Hultine, K.R.; Janda, P.; Kane, J.M.; Kharuk, V.I.; Kitzberger, T.; Klein, T.; Kramer, K.; Lens, F.; Levanic, T.; Linares Calderon, J.C.; Lloret, F.; Lobo-Do-Vale, R.; Lombardi, F.; López Rodríguez, R.; Mäkinen, H.; Mayr, S.; Mészáros, I.; Metsaranta, J.M.; Minunno, F.; Oberhuber, W.; Papadopoulos, A.; Peltoniemi, M.; Petritan, A.M.; Rohner, B.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Sarris, D.; Smith, J.M.; Stan, A.B.; Sterck, F.; Stojanović, D.B.; Suarez, M.L.; Svoboda, M.; Tognetti, R.; Torres-Ruiz, J.M.; Trotsiuk, V.; Villalba, R.; Vodde, F.; Westwood, A.R.; Wyckoff, P.H.; Zafirov, N.; Martínez-Vilalta, J. (2017) A synthesis of radial growth patterns preceding tree mortality. Global Change Biology 2017 Apr;23(4):1675-1690 doi: 10.1111/gcb.13535 (Cailleret et al.pdf)

More articles HERE.


posted Mar 6, 2017, 12:32 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 12:33 AM ]

Battipaglia G., Pelleri F., Lombardi F., Altieri S., Vitone A.,Conte E., Tognetti R. (2017) Effects of associating Quercus robur L. and Alnus cordata Loisel. on plantation productivity and water use efficiency. Forest Ecology and Management 391 (2017) 106-114.

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COST Action CA15226 "CLIMO" MC&WG Meeting

posted Dec 8, 2016, 3:31 PM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 8:23 AM ]

MOUNTFOR EFI PROJECT CENTRE will host in February 2017 the 2nd Management Committee and Working Group Meeting of the COST Action "Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions" (CLIMO) that is aiming to define Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF) in the European context, which will require the identification of key silvicultural characteristics and the harmonisation of CSF in mountain areas to create a common knowledge at European level. (Information about COST HERE)


posted Nov 6, 2016, 10:27 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 12:50 AM ]

November 04, 2016: 

We inform you that it has been decided to cancel the appointment and to postpone it to the next year during dedicate session of the XI SISEF meeting.

More information and update will follow in this website.

2ND MOUNTFOR PhD Day 2016: EXTENSION of deadline for abstract submission

posted Oct 18, 2016, 1:40 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 7:28 AM ]

October 18, 2016:
2ND MOUNTFOR PhD Day 2016: Extension of deadline for abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until Monday 24, October 2016.
Abstract acceptance will be confirmed by Monday 7, November 2016.

Full information about the event are available at the MOUNTFOR PhD Day webpage 

Marc Palahi, Director of the European Forest Institute

posted Oct 18, 2016, 1:25 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 1:27 AM ]

February, 2016
Marc Palahi, Director of the European Forest Institute, is asking for have views on the new Strategy of transition towards a low carbon economy in the post-petroleum era (read theLetter_from_EFI_Director_28_January_2016.pdf), sent out from the Paris COP21 ( To provide your views, please fill in the web-based survey found here.
It will only take you around 15 minutes and enables you to shape the future of EFI.
Please, reply by 15th of February 2016.

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