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‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  
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‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  

New policy report with chapter on integrating biodiversity conservation with forest management  From yet undiscovered biodiversity to resilient forests and the impact of food consumption on nature: 64 experts have now pooled their knowledge and recommendations and published them in the form of “10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Research” for 2024. The new report from...

Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests
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Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests

In spring 2023, two two-day field courses on biodiversity in managed forests took place in Denmark. Five fact sheets were developed as science-based and practical course materiel aimed at forest managers and forest owners. The courses were organized by Copenhagen University, Center for Marcroecology, Evolution and Climate. The fact sheets are now available in English....

Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change
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Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change

The forest cover is ever more under pressure, a changing climate and loss of biodiversity are two ongoing crises that increasingly threaten our forests. More frequent and more intense natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires and drought, hamper the ability of forests to deliver the wide range of ecosystem services demanded by society. To tackle...

Marteloscope in Bosnia Herzegovina
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First marteloscope established in Bosnia Herzegovina: Using marteloscopes for training management measures in beech coppice forests

Author: Bruno Marić The marteloscope network is constantly growing: While there exist several training sites in the Western Balkan region, namely in Serbia, the first training site was recently established in Bosnia Herzegovina. Following the set-up a training event was conducted on October 6th, 2023, in Kupres. It focussed on the practical implementation of guidelines...

Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions
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Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions

In times of climate change and related global challenges, forests are both under threat and considered important allies to mitigate climate change. Demand for our forests is accordingly high, so we ask ourselves: Could Integrative Forest Management – a management method that integrates several forest ecosystem services – serve as one of the solutions? And...

New marteloscope in Baden, Switzerland
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New marteloscope in Baden, Switzerland

On March 23rd, 2023, 21 students from ETH Zürich had the chance to learn about habitat trees and their microhabitats in a new Integrate+ marteloscope site in Baden (Switzerland). The students performed a tree marking exercise with the aim to identify and retain the ten most ecologically valuable trees while reducing the growing stock by...

Summer school: Blue-green biodiversity. Research and practice and the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
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Summer school: Blue-green biodiversity. Research and practice and the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

The WSL Biodiversity Center and the Blue-Green Biodiversity Research Initiative are pleased to announce their upcoming “Summer school: Blue-green biodiversity. Research and practice and the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems”, to be held in August 2023 in Davos, Switzerland.  Freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems are closely interconnected, but they are often studied in isolation from each other. In the context...

New Integrate Network Flyer 2023
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New Integrate Network Flyer 2023

New year, new flyer. With the changes that the years have brought to the management of our network, we wanted to update the image we present to the forestry community in Europe and the world. In this new presentation we included the Integrate triangle that associates the three fundamental pillars on which we base our...

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...

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...