Science inspiring the future of Mediterranean Forests
CEMFOR aims at becoming a proactive actor in debates and initiatives involving forests and landscape planning at a range of spatial scales. It will be committed to play a leading role in the debate on the future of Mediterranean forests by fostering excellent research on hot, relevant issues grounded in society’s needs. CEMFOR will therefore develop new conceptual approaches and tools allowing decision makers to assess the impacts of their decisions in a context of global change. Assessments and research conducted at CEMFOR will be based on the appropriate knowledge of historical and environmental factors determining Mediterranean forests and the explicit integration of human impact system dynamics. Some examples of the work carried out by the CEMFOR researchers are shown below.
- Land‐use changes as major drivers of mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) expansion in the Pyrenees.
- Mediterranean forest dynamics and forest birds’ distribution changes in the late 20th century.
- Modelling the production and species richness of wild mushrooms in pine forests of Central Pyrenees in north-eastern Spain.
- Unravelling the role of light and biotic interactions on seedling performance of four Pyrenean species along environmental gradients.