Assessing mitigation strategies from forest ecosystems

A model to predict the evolution and growth dynamics of forests including carbon and water fluxes while evaluating the potential role of forests in climate change mitigation. A study published on Forests by CMCC researchers S. Marconi, T. Chiti, R. Valentini and A. Collalti […]

Forest ecosystems: a new research group on forest modelling

Alessio Collalti, researcher at the CMCC Foundation – IAFES Division, is the new coordinator of the work group on forest modelling of the Italian Society of Forestry and Ecology SISEF. Among its research topics, the coordination and integration in a unitary perspective of the knowledge on forest ecosystems acquired in the last decades […]

Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and […]

Mitigation: the terrestrial ecosystems potential

Deforestation, biomass burning, environmental pollution, land use changes can alter its balance. We are talking about the soil organic carbon, and given the current climate change an accurate knowledge about its quantity is a key factor to improve carbon sequestration in soils and implement mitigation strategies. The FAO-CMCC report “Global Soil Organic Carbon Database” and its global database map in support to researchers and policy makers in land management and planning activities […]

Forests and land use from Tropics to Siberia: how they affect temperature

Trees and forests can make the difference. They can affect temperature regionally in many areas of the world: it’s a matter of soil, color of land (darker or lighter), water availability, snow cover. The results of a study focused on how land cover changes impact on regional temperatures and precipitation, realized by CMCC researchers working in an international team […]

Towards a low carbon economy: a new climate strategy for Albania launched

A comprehensive strategy and action plan with targets and methods on how to mitigate climate change is now in place. It covers policies and actions in those economic sectors that contribute most to carbon emissions […]

How we monitor greenhouse gases in Europe: ICOS-RI explained the Italian partners

The cutting-edge Italian research on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget and its protagonists. ICOS-RI, the pan-european integrated carbon observation system research infrastructure and its Ecosystem Thematic Centre coordinated by the CMCC Foundation. Presented at the Radio24 programme “L’altro pianeta” […]

User requirements of climate information and impact indicators: European survey to inform the Copernicus Climate Change Service

A major survey is now live, enabling organizations and businesses across Europe to shape the development of the Copernicus Climate Change Service. An initiative of the SECTEUR project which aims to understand the requirements of climate information and impact indicators across a number of sectors: agriculture, forestry, coasts, health, transport, insurance and tourism. Available online until November 15th, 2016 […]

Facing forest wildfires: a new group for forestry fire management

First meeting of the SISEF group for the management of forest wildfires in Italy. The group wants to improve research and collaboration while providing information to society. Michele Salis (CMCC) was elected as one of the the coordinators […]

OFIDIA: a monitoring system for fire danger prevention

Risk maps based on WRF model and real time monitoring to improve the operational capability of forecasting, preventing and fighting forest wildfires: researchers and stakeholders tell the aims, methods and results of the project. Watch the video […]

ClimaSouth training workshop for Algeria’s Office National de la Météorologie

A course held by CMCC researcher E. Bucchignani at ONM on climate downscaling in preparation for studies of climate change impacts on forest fires […]

A model to simulate forest dynamics

The validation of 3D-CMCC Forest Ecosystem Model (v.5.1) in simulating gross primary production for ten European forest sites. A new study on Geoscientific Model Development […]

Fighting forest wildfires

A video to present the main objectives, activities and results of the OFIDIA project – Operational FIre Danger preventIon PlAtform. A description of the wireless sensors network, of the structured data collection system and of the data archive and analytics platform. Watch the video […]

LiDAR data for forest monitoring

A tool to assist with forest recovery assessments that may be applicable in conservation planning and carbon storage assessments. A new study on Remote Sensing […]

Tropical forests: the impact of selective logging

The negative effects of selective clearcutting on forest structure, tree diversity and above-ground biomass of African tropical forests are greater than expected. A new study on Ecological Research […]