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Tree related microhabitats for use in research and education 
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Tree related microhabitats for use in research and education 

Tree to tree interactions are important structuring mechanisms for forest community dynamics. Forest management takes advantage especially of competition effects on tree growth by removing or retaining trees to achieve management goals. Both competition and silviculture have, thus, a strong effect on density and distribution of tree related microhabitats which are often key structures for forest taxa at the...

Young students learn how to integrate biodiversity conservation into multifunctional forest management
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Young students learn how to integrate biodiversity conservation into multifunctional forest management

By Giovanni Santopuoli. This was the topic of the event organized by a team of early researchers from University of Molise leading by Giovanni Santopuoli in occasion of the National Trees Day (21st November 2022). The event was realised, in cooperation with the Reparto Carabinieri Biodiversità of Isernia, within the new Marteloscope located at Collemeluccio...

Practical marteloscope excercise at Monte de Valsaín (Spain)
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Practical marteloscope excercise at Monte de Valsaín (Spain)

By Miguel Ramírez López (Tragsatec/MITECO). On the 20th of October, as part of the 8th Annual Meeting of the European Integrate Network, a practical exercise was performed at Monte de Valsaín marteloscope using the I+ software by 46 participants coming from 13 different European countries, including 2 representatives from the European Commission. After a first...

8th Annual Integrate Network Meeting: Looking for common approaches for multifunctional forests in Europe
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8th Annual Integrate Network Meeting: Looking for common approaches for multifunctional forests in Europe

A great asset of an European-wide network, such as the Integrate Network, is to regularly meet and exchange with many interesting colleagues from across Europe on a wide range of highly relevant forest-related topics and issues! Especially rewarding is to visit Integrate Network members in their home countries and get in-depth insight to forests, their...

Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia
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Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia

On the 9th of September, the Czech state forest enterprise Lesy České Republiky (LČR) organized a joint meeting with colleagues from Germany’s Sachsenforst state forests at the Křivoklát forest, in Central Bohemia. At the Marteloscope Křivoklát area, foresters from Saxony got to know the integrated approach to forest management of the Křivoklát area. The training...

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...