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A bottom-up approach to forest sustainable management

A “bottom-up” approach is one that works from a large number of subjects working together, causing a decision to arise from their joint involvement.

The COST Action CA18207 will start from fungi, insects, herbs, nematods, spiders, lichens, mosses, and from all those small, often neglected organisms in a forest, to drive the manipulation of tree species […]

Are we valuing what is really unique in temperate forest?

Besides hosting most terrestrial plants and animals, forests provide a wide range of services to human societies, ranging from the provision of timber and other forest products, protection from landslides and avalanches in mountain areas, clean water and clean air. Forest also sink and store large amounts of carbon, mostly in wood and soils, contributing […]

Looking for easier (and cheaper) forest monitoring

The success of any initiative to conserve biodiversity relies on the availability of objective and timely information on its distribution, which is extremely complex and expensive. Counting the number of species in a forest can be overwhelming if one considers several groups of organisms (e.g. insects, spiders, birds, lichens, fungi), also because some of these […]