Forests: solutions and perspectives to fight climate change

Challenges and perspectives for a long-term vision in managing forests under climate change and the Italian case, natural climate solutions and climate-smart forestry, forest fire management, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies and much more in the CMCC-EFI webinar. Download the webinar presentation! […]

Mediterranean forests: key ecosystem services and their vulnerability

How can we delineate new and suitable strategies and plans for forest protection and management? A report realized by CMCC researchers Sergio Noce and Monia Santini provides a synthetic overview about the existing key forest ecosystem services in the Mediterranean area, and about how they seem currently impacted by climate and, in some cases, by land use change, human pressures and wrong management […]

A reliable tracking of land-use emissions to assess progress towards the Paris Agreement

The goals of the Paris Agreement require forest-based mitigation. But the global modeling community and countries apply different methods to measure and report land-based greenhouse gases. So, how to reconcile these conceptual differences? A new study on Nature Climate Change explores the reasons for these differences and outlines ways to reconcile them […]

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 […]