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New marteloscope in Lazio, Italy
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New marteloscope in Lazio, Italy

In Italy, marteloscopes are one of the most useful tools to communicate and teach how conservation of biodiversity can be integrated in traditional forestry practices. In the past years, the Pennataro (south Italy) marteloscope, developed by University of Molise, was used as an outdoor laboratory to implement teaching activities with students and forest practitioners.In the...

“Dehesa de Valsalobre” Marteloscope: getting ready for its inauguration
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“Dehesa de Valsalobre” Marteloscope: getting ready for its inauguration

Recently, Spanish members of the Integrate network including the managers of the “Dehesa de Valsalobre” forest, had a meeting in this marteloscope to explore the potential of the I+Trainer app performing some simulation exercises. This was a great test of the latest version (v.0.7.9.4 beta) of the software, which includes useful new features (e.g. the...

Commitments towards Sustainable Forest Management
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Commitments towards Sustainable Forest Management

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, Members of the Integrate Network shared their commitments, strategies and management approaches towards Sustainable Forest Management and their use of resources. The statements were posted on social media and highlight the impressive work done by the Integrate Members. They reflect upon the potential and success of...

Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out
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Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out

A Tree-related Microhabitat (TreM) is a distinct, well-delineated morphological singularity occurring on living or standing dead trees, which constitutes a crucial substrate for species. Cavities, conks of lignivorous fungi and dead branches are examples of TreMs. TreMs are widely recognized key features of biodiversity and are useful indirect indicators for biodiversity. Therefore, researchers have suggested...

Spain is the new Integrate Network Chair
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Spain is the new Integrate Network Chair

A very warm welcome to Spain as our new Integrate Network Chair, represented by Leopoldo Rojo Serrano and Daniel Roures Rego! During our recent Integrate Network Meeting in Neuchâtel, Spain took over the chairmanship from Switzerland. Spain is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the Network and colleagues from policy, practice and research to further...

Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy
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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy

The new EU Forest Strategy has hit the forest headlines over the summer and, in a timely online debate, policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the strategy means for those it affects. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.
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“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.

Since the First National Meeting of the Integrate Network in Spain (more details here), Spanish partners of the Network have been working in the development of the booklet of the “Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope (to be published soon). This process has led to engaging discussions about many topics, from the main challenges related to forest...

Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions
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Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions

How will climate change affect England’s trees and woodlands? What measures can be taken to minimize risks and ensure the protection of woodlands for future generations? How to cope with simultaneous threats such as tree pests and diseases? Based on the UK Forestry Standard’s governmental approach for sustainable forest management, the Forestry Commission published a...