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Monday 2011/01/24

 

AGORA recruitments in Morocco and Tunisia

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In the framework of the AGORA project, several scientists have been recruited at ENFI and INRGREF in order to enhance the capacities of the forest research institutions. EFIMED welcomes them to the AGORA team.

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Reviewing forest modelling in Europe

The Special Issue entitled Trends in modeling to address forest management and environmental challenges in Europe (Eds. Palahi, M., Tomé, M., Bontemps, J.D., Bugmann, H.) published at the Forest Systems journal, reviews forest models and simulation tools available in Europe to address a number of emerging challenges in forest management and environmental challenges.

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Short scientific visit

Dr. Mejda Abbasi (Tunisia) visited the laboratory of Plant Ecophisiology - University of Paris-Sud 11 from 21 to 27 November 2010 supported by EFIMED. During her stay she learnt methods for assessing CO2 balance and functioning of the ecosystems. Her visit was a reward for the excellent poster she presented in the past EFIMED Scientific Seminar in Antalya.

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Helpful tool for scientists: Normalised CV editor

Your CV is your presentation letter when applying for an international project, a position or a stay abroad. Many scientists doubt about the international standards for preparing their CV. We propose you the Europass from the European Commission or the CVN editor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Maps of climate effects in forests distribution in the Iberian Peninsula

The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in collaboration with the Centre for Ecological Research and Forest Applications (CREAF) have developed an atlas of topo-climatic suitability of woody plants.


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Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG)

Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) provide financial assistance to experienced researchers who are offered a stable employment in research in an EU Member State or Associated country where they have not resided more than 12 months during the previous 3 years immediately prior to the relevant deadline for proposals.

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The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world's economically-important forests, coral reefs and other ecosystems was born in last December by governments at the United Nations 65th General Assembly.

IPBES' role will include carrying out high-quality peer reviews of the wealth of science on biodiversity and ecosystem services emerging from research institutes across the globe in order to provide gold standard reports to governments.

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Events

II Mediterranean Forest Week
4-8 April 2011 in Avignon - France
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Winter-Summer School - Making values work
20-26 March 2011 in Freiburg - Germany
Applications' deadline: January 31
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International Course "Scientific and technical basis of afforestation as a tool for sustainable forest management"
17-28 October 2011 in Madrid - Spain
Organiser: CIFOR-INIA
MAEC-AECID grants available for Near East and Maghreb candidates. Deadline: 1 February 2011.

IUFRO workshop "Global change and forest diseases:new threats new strategies"
23-28 May 2011 in Montesclaros Monastery - Cantabria, Spain
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Publications

Silva Mediterranea Newsletter 5. Adaptation of Cork Oak landscapes to Climate Change. English - Français - Español

AIMF Newsletter - Dec. 2010. English - Français

Calama, R. et al 2010. Modelling spatial and temporal variability in a zero-inflated variable: The case of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) cone production. Ecological Modelling 222 (2011) 606–618

Coll et al. 2010. Predicting understory maximum shrubs cover using altitude and overstory basal area in different Mediterranean forests. Eur J Forest Res (2011) 130:55–65

 

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