What is the persistence capacity of a forest?
A research group at the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) has defined an index to measure the capacity of a forest to cope with natural disturbances, such as fires, droughts or windthrows. The [...]
Drought stress in Catalan forests can now be readily predicted
A study led by the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), in collaboration with CREAF, enables to assess drought stress for Catalan tree species at regional scale by coupling forest inventory data [...]
Changes in traditional farming have led to forest expansion in the Pyrenees
This is shown by a recent paper that examines how the treeline position has changed in the Pyrenees in the last 50 years. According to the study, the treeline has advanced 40 meters on average, and th [...]
Cremes prescrites: una gran eina en prevenció d’incendis
La recerca sobre l’ús del foc com a eina de gestió forestal que es realitza des del Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), apunta l’efectivitat de les cremes prescrites a llarg termini [...]
Forest biomass extraction for energy uses – an opportunity to reduce the impact of large forest fires in Mediterranean ecosystems
The integration of forest management with renewable energy uses may help land managers in optimizing firefighting programs, a new study shows. This strategy will be especially relevant in Mediterranea [...]