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  1. Forest adaptation to climate change

    Even if emissions are stabilised relatively soon, climate change and its effects will last many years, and adaptation will be necessary. The need for an Adaptation Clearinghouse was identified in the Commission’s 2009 White Paper “ Adapting to climate cha ...

    01 September 2015

  2. Forestry

    35% of the European land area is covered by forests, which represent 25% of the world’s forest resources. Forests provide habitats and nutrients for organisms, modulate hydrologic flow, and help conserve soil resources. They constitute one of the most imp ...

    30 April 2014

  3. US-IALE Annual meeting

    02 Apr 2016 to 07 Apr 2016 The United States- International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2016 Annual Meeting, organised by the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Servic ...

    11 March 2016

  4. US-EPA Training course

    01 Apr 2016 IES scientist Peter Vogt has been invited  to conduct a full-day workshop on JRC image analysis software GuidosToolbox and discuss further application of related JRC image analysis products into EnviroAtlas products of the United States Enviro ...

    11 March 2016

  5. GuidosToolbox: Analysis of Pattern, Connectivity, Fragmentation, Cost, and More

    31 Mar 2016 The Geospatial Forum brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and students of the geospatial sciences in an exciting, weekly series of lively presentations and facilitated discussions of frontiers in geospatial analytics for solu ...

    11 March 2016

  6. Modelling forest carbon stock changes as affected by harvest and natural disturbances. I. Comparison with countries’ estimates for forest management

    According to the post-2012 rules under the Kyoto Protocol, developed countries that are signatories to the protocol have to estimate, report, and account the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from forest management (FM), with the option to exclu ...

    28 May 2016

  7. First European Atlas of Forest Tree Species launched today

    21 Mar 2016 The JRC celebrates the International Day of Forests by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides informatio ...

    21 March 2016

  8. Strict regulation of forest management can be detrimental to the functioning of national timber markets

    03 Mar 2016 A recently published JRC scientific article demonstrates that the degree of regulation of forest management can affect the functioning of national timber markets. Hence, strict, detailed, prescriptions for forest management can inhibit the sel ...

    03 March 2016

  9. Monitoring forest habitats: Projects and tools from local to global scales

    12 Jan 2016 to 13 Jan 2016 On Tuesday, 12 January 2016, Peter Vogt will give a scientific seminar at St Andrews University on JRC research and products for biodiversity and forest monitoring. The seminar, entitled Monitoring forest habitats: Projects and ...

    05 January 2016

  10. Using pan-tropical biomass maps to improve IPCC Tier 1 default level emission factors – a case study for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

    The IPCC proposes three Tier levels for greenhouse gas emission monitoring with a hierarchical order in terms of accuracy as well as data requirements/complexity. While Tier 1 provides default above-ground biomass (AGB) values per ecological zone and cont ...

    01 May 2016

  11. Forest losses increase local temperatures

    05 Feb 2016 An article by JRC scientists published today in Science, reveals that the biophysical effects of forest losses substantially affect the local climate by altering the average temperature and even more the maximum summer temperatures and the diu ...

    05 February 2016

  12. JRC Thematic Report: Science for environmental sustainability

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, supports EU Member States in implementing environmental policies and participates in international efforts to promote the sustainable use of resources and improve land-us ...

    01 May 2016

  13. Sensitivity of burned area in Europe to climate change, atmospheric CO2 levels, and demography: A comparison of two fire-vegetation models

    Global environmental changes and human activity influence wildland fires worldwide, but the relative importance of the individual factors varies regionally and their interplay can be difficult to disentangle. Here we evaluate projected future changes in b ...

    23 April 2016

  14. Seasonal divergence in the interannual responses of Northern Hemisphere vegetation activity to variations in diurnal climate

    Seasonal asymmetry in the interannual variations in the daytime and nighttime climate in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) is well documented, but its consequences for vegetation activity remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the interannual responses ...

    23 April 2016

  15. Review and combination of recent remote sensing based products for forest cover change assessments in Cameroon

    Two recent remote sensing derived products providing assessment of forest cover change in the Congo Basin for the last two decades were compared and combined to obtain estimates of forest cover change in Cameroon for the period 1990-2012. The intensity of ...

    17 April 2016

  16. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Discover the work of the JRC in 2015 in our online annual report Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2. ...

    14 May 2016

  17. Development of a Global Fire Weather Database

    The Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System is the mostly widely used fire danger rating system in the world. We have developed a global database of daily FWI System calculations, beginning in 1980, called the Global Fire WEather Database (GFWED) ...

    17 April 2016

  18. Eddy-covariance flux measurements in a forest using PTR-ToF-MS, PTR-Q-MS, FIS and other instrumentations.

    A field campaign in a small forest in Ispra, Italy, was performed by JRC-Ispra, Italy, together with University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2013, using PTR-ToF-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction – Time-off-Flight- Mass Spectrometry), PTR-Q-MS (Proton Transfer Rea ...

    10 April 2016

  19. Seasonal forecasting of fire over Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Large-scale fires occur frequently across Indonesia, particularly in the southern region of Kalimantan and eastern Sumatra. They have considerable impacts on carbon emissions, haze production, biodiversity, health, and economic activities. In this study, ...

    01 April 2016

  20. Does it take prices to make volumes move? A comparison of timber market functioning in Finland and Lithuania

    Forest ownership structure is known to have implications for forest management and the production of forest products and services. The ownership structure, as well as the degree of state regulation of forestry, could thus be expected to affect the functio ...

    01 April 2016

  21. European Forestry Dynamics Model (EFDM)

    EFDM European Forestry Dynamics Model (EFDM) The European Forestry Dynamics Model (EFDM) simulates the development of the forest and estimates volume of wood harvested for any given forested area. This estimate can be broken down by, for example, species, ...

    21 April 2015

  22. Forests absorb 9% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

    11 Nov 2015 Over the past decade, European forests have absorbed about 9% of the net greenhouse gas emissions in the pan-European region (46 countries). Having expanded over the past 25 years, forests now cover 33% (215 million ha) of Europe’s area. In ec ...

    11 November 2015

  23. Le projet ReCaREDD: Atelier Afrique Centrale et Afrique de l'Ouest, Ispra, 20-24 Avril 2015 Renforcement des capacités de surveillance de la dégradation des forêts par télédétection

    Un atelier a eu lieu au Centre Commun de Recherche (CCR), Ispra, du 20 au 24 Avril sous l'égide du projet ReCaREDD financé par la DG DEVCO. L'atelier a réuni un groupe d'experts des pays partenaires du bassin du Congo et de l’Afrique de l&# ...

    01 April 2016

  24. Biophysical climate impacts of recent changes in global forest cover

    Changes in forest cover impact the local climate by modulating the land-atmosphere fluxes of energy and water. The magnitude of this biophysical effect is still debated in the scientific community and currently ignored in climate treaties. Here we present ...

    20 March 2016

  25. Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes

    22 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015 The biannual meeti ng of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party will be held in Tartu, Estonia 23-30 August 2015. Within the main conference theme “Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes”, many subthemes will be e ...

    13 May 2015