Call for Short Term Scientific Missions on NWFPs

The 3rd call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) under COST Action FP1203: European Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) Network is open is open until the 26th of September 2014. It is a great opportunity for young forest researchers interested in non-wood forest products to improve their knowledge by using this interesting COST tool. For more detial please read the Call text: 3rd Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

Call for Training School on Modelling NWFPs

A Call for the Training School on Modelling Non-Wood Forest Products under COST Action FP1203: European NWFPs Network is open. This Training School is going to be held in El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) between 29th of September and 3rd of October 2014. Candidates are invited to submit their applications until the 14 th of August 2014.

For application details including financial Support and application process please visit the website of the European non-wood forest products (NWFPs) network and read the full text: Training School Call.

Climate change at the interface between marine and terrestrial ecosystems

David Klein
Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology, David R. Klein, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, will be presenting a seminar about “Climate change influences at the interface between marine and terrestrial ecosystems: Nesting birds and two fox species” today at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

Mangroves make a virtue of necessity

Elizabeth Robert
Elisabeth Robert from the Laboratory of Plant Biology and Nature Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, will be presenting a seminar about “Mangroves make a virtue of necessity. The vascular factor in the ecological success of Avicennia trees for survival in the precarious conditions of the mangrove forest” on the 13th of March at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

Plant community structure and function

Patricia Gonzalez Seminar

Patricia Rodríguez González from the Forest Research Center of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal, will be presenting a seminar about “Understanding plant community structure and function: the importance of scale and time for the analysis of diversity” today at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal.

Forest management planning in Slovakia

Forest management Slovakia

Andrea Majlingova from Technical University Zvolen, Slovakia, will be speaking on a seminar about “Forest management planning in Slovakia with advanced decision support tools” on the 27th of October at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal.

Abstract of the Seminar provided by Andrea Majlingova  :

“Forests serve a multitude of purposes and address many different, often conflicting, goals to satisfy the needs of forest owners and users, forest industry, and society at large. This poses considerable challenges to forest managers. The need for enhanced forest decision support systems (DSSs) is evident in several EU documents related to the future role of European forests. Forest DSSs allow the forest managers to use the advanced decision support tools, such as expert and knowledge based systems, multi-criteria techniques as well as communication and visualization tools. The experience with developing and applying forest DSSs for forest management provides a solid foundation for technological innovation and collaboration between partner institutions. “