APGC Symposium 12 - 15 July 2017, Munich, Germany

posted Mar 6, 2017, 12:19 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 12:24 AM ]

The 10th Triennial Air Pollution & Global Change Symposium on “Air Pollution as Part of Global Change – Responses of Plants and Ecosystems” will take place on 12 - 15 July at the lecture hall of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Gemany.

Full information HERE.

Call for applications: Sustainable Development Goal Labs

posted Feb 1, 2017, 8:10 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre are launching a call for applications for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs).
The organisers of the call are seeking “brilliant ideas with the potential to make major breakthroughs on the SDGs". The deadline for applications to run a lab is 10 February 2017.

More information HERE

Sectorial Meeting and Italian Observatory on the Wood Value Chain

posted Jan 30, 2017, 2:20 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 2:21 AM ]

When: 31st January, 2017  -  10:30
Location: Ministry for Agricolture and Forestry, Rome (ITA)
Event type: Eusalp Action Plan presentation (by Anna Giorgi)

More information (in Italian language) are available HERE

From Smart Cities to Smart Forests

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:05 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

From smart cities to smart forests, it is happening in Trentino where researchers are trying to apply some of the techniques used for the "Smart city" experiments in a totally different context: the forest in non-urban areas, which represents almost 80% of the regional territory.

Partners of the initiative are Trilogis, an enterprise settled in Trentino Sviluppo technological hub and dealing with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technologies; the Trentino Consortium of Municipalities; the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), and the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK).

More information (Italian language) are available HERE

NEW PAPER ACCEPTED

posted Dec 9, 2016, 5:58 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 5:04 AM ]

Antonucci S., Rossi S., Deslaurier A., Morin H., Lombardi F., Marchetti M., Tognetti R. (2016) Large-scale estimation of xylem phenology in black spruce through remote sensing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 233, 15 February 2017, doi 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.11.011.v

See more articles HERE.

NEW COST Action CA 15226 "Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions" (CLIMO), has been launched!

posted Oct 19, 2016, 12:36 AM by Alberto Mattedi   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 12:38 AM ]

OVERVIEW: Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) integrates the three-dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental), and aims at sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change (CC), and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.CLIMO wants to translate the CSA concept for a Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF). Three main pillars will be considered: improve livelihood of mountain inhabitants by sustainably increasing forest ecosystem services (ES); enhance the adaptation and resilience to CC of mountain forests; optimise the CC mitigation potential of mountain forests, focusing on the most efficient and cost-effective mitigation options and capitalising on adaptation-mitigation synergies. The main objective is to define 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. The “smartness” of the European forests will be defined according to the sustainability of forest management and mitigation potential. The ““smartness”” will be defined on the basis of measurable criteria and a checklist of parameters of “smartness” for mountain forests will be proposed. Experimental forest sites with available data to quantify the “smartness” of mountain forests will be identified to build a European Smart Forest Network (ESFONET). A feasibility study for the development of a cyber-technology able to quickly transfer data from monitoring sites to stakeholders will be developed. Innovative schemes of payment for ES (PES) will be developed to shift the objective of mountain forest management from the production of timber to the production of ES.

Roberto Tognetti, Coordinator of MountFor, is the Chair of the COST Action CLIMO.

For further information, please visit the COST website.

EFI fellowships award to Prof. Marco Marchetti

posted Oct 5, 2016, 3:51 AM by Cristina Castellani   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 1:01 AM ]

The decision-making session of the EFI 2016 Annual Conference ended with Prof. Marco Marchetti, Member of Steering Committee of the EFI-Project Centre MOUNTFOR (left), receiving the prestigious EFI fellowship award for his work and dedication to European forest research and EFI.
Chair of the EFI Board, Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza (right) presented the award.

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