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“Working with forest owners is a continuous learning process” – interview with Elisabet Andersson
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“Working with forest owners is a continuous learning process” – interview with Elisabet Andersson

As part of the European Network Integrate, Elisabet Andersson is the Swedish focal point responsible for questions of forest conservation. We spoke with her about the role Swedish forests play for the economy, what measures are taken to both to preserve and to increase biodiversity, and how the Swedish Forest Agency is aiming at improving collaboration...

A week in the life of a marteloscopist
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A week in the life of a marteloscopist

Getting to the forest before sunrise, hugging trees to determine their diameter, spotting microhabitats despite rainy and foggy weather – setting up a marteloscope site is not a walk in the park. But as you can read in this illustrative blogpost by Jakob Derks, it is an interesting procedure, and an important contribution to enable...

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...