Wageningen University, the Forest Ecology and Forest Management group of Wageningen University has a vacancy for a postdoc researcher with a dual task: contribution to the work packages and to coordination and management of the EU-FORMIT project.
Ideal candidate: dedicated and ambitious forest researcher, with a PhD degree in forestry or forest production ecology or a related field, and experience in project management and research coordination.
The FORMIT (FORest Management Options for enhancing the MITigation potential of European forests) project sets to develop key criteria, know-how and methodologies for assessing forest management strategies that explicitly focus on the mitigation potential of European forests, taking into account regional differences.
Thus, the overarching goal of the project is to investigate the associated risk, conflicting or even contradicting issues in managing forest for carbon mitigation.
The new book - Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach- is a great new tool to assist policy makers and forest managers in the boreal and temperate regions on how to make climate-smart and environmentally responsible peatland forestry decisions for the future.
The book gathers an impressive amount of research from various countries and regions (it makes use of common knowledge and the most recent reported findings from more than 900 references).
The Nordic Forest Research Co-operation Committee –SNS and the North European Regional Office of European Forest Institute – EFINORD – announces a joint call for networks for 2014. Deadline for applications is June 3rd 2013 at 24.00 CET.
Recent studies show that birds are benefiting from conservation efforts under the new approaches of Swedish forest management.
The Swedish forest management system has been receiving a lot of criticism related to its biodiversity and nature conservation approach. The intensively managed forest land, short rotation periods, extensive monocultures with no deciduous tree species and lack of old growth forest are just a few of the weakly represented approaches in the Swedish forest management.
Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) may prove to be a plausible choice for future management in Norrland Sweden.
It is not the first time when researchers discover that sometimes exotic tree species are not only surviving but also outperforming the domestic or native conifer species even in the harsh climatic conditions of Norrland (northern Sweden).