Drought and Water Scarcity in Europe

Henry Van Lanen
Prof. Henny van Langen from the Wageningen UR (University & Research centre), the Netherlands, will be presenting a seminar about “Drought and Water Scarcity in Europe, with focus on the Mediterranean” today at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

Lesser Kestrels Conservation

Ines Catry

Inês Catry  from CEABN, a research centre within the Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, will be presenting a seminar about “Determining the effectiveness of conservation measures: a case study with lesser kestrels” on the 20th of February at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

Enhancing community resilience

Lisa Langer
Lisa Langer  from Scion, New Zealand, will be speaking on a seminar about “Enhancing community resilience: Scion social fire research in New Zealand” on the 10th of October at the Forestry Auditorium from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal.

Instituto Superior Agronomia Video

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, the place where I work, has released a new video to promote its study courses. It seems to me that is difficult to add more images than what was added in this video as the video is incredibly short (about 33 seconds). However, being a forester and having done my forestry degree at Instituto Superior de Agronomia, I have to confess that I found that there is an absence of images related with forestry which makes this video a bit poor to promote the forestry course. As a positive note it is certainly a good idea to make this video and is a step forward to make it. Hopefully next time it will be a better one. Finally I am convinced that for those interested to make a degree in agriculture, forestry, landscape architecture and agro-industry will have at Instituto Superior de Agronomia a very good option to choose from.


Trees Portugal

I am just starting writing on this blog. I am not sure if I will make it often, we will see. As I am a forester I have chosen to start the first post with a photo of trees. Portugal has major Atlantic and Mediterranean influences and this picture shows a Mediterranean open forest where species like holm and cork oaks predominate. This type of forest if often managed as an agro-forestry system where forest is grown with livestock or some extensive agricultural crops. In Portugal Mediterranean area, recently, another native species has been increasing in distribution: the stone pine. This species is highly adapted to the summer droughts and is very interesting due to the high value from its pine nuts.