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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...

Czech Marteloscope visit with EU Forest Directors
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Czech Marteloscope visit with EU Forest Directors

From 19 to 21 October 2022, the traditional meeting of the EU Forest Directors took place in Czech Republic. Delegates from 20 EU Member States, representatives of the European Commission and representatives of international organizations such as the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), Forest Europe and the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) attended the meeting....

Improving forest resilience and enhancing biodiversity in European Forests:  findings, experiences, and prospects
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Improving forest resilience and enhancing biodiversity in European Forests: findings, experiences, and prospects

For two days, on June 28-29, over 50 marteloscope managers, researchers, and further forestry experts from more than 12 European countries participated in a workshop in Bonn to discuss technical, practical, learning, training, and research issues related to the conservation of microhabitats and biodiversity at marteloscope-monitored sites all over Europe. The first day of the...

Making the FOREST FIT FOR FUTURE
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Making the FOREST FIT FOR FUTURE

How can uniform coniferous stands in Northern Europe be converted to more natural and climate-friendly managed forests? How will that affect the economic outcome of forestry and what is the effect on biodiversity? These questions are raised and sought to be answered in the EU LIFE project Forest Fit For Future. Conifer forests are important...

New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management
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New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management

From Science to Policy 12 Closer-to-Nature Forest Management is a concept proposed in the EU Forest Strategy for 2030, which aims to improve the conservation values and climate resilience of multifunctional, managed forests in Europe. Building on the latest scientific evidence, this recently published report proposes a definition of the concept, a set of seven...

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...