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Adopting a holistic approach to maximise forest-based climate change mitigation

Adopting a holistic approach to maximise forest-based climate change mitigation

The European Forest Institute published a new study with the title Forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe in the From Science to Policy series. This analysis focuses on…

Post-doctoral opportunity in soil element cycles and GHG dynamics

Post-doctoral opportunity in soil element cycles and GHG dynamics

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. Luke is looking for a post-doctoral researcher focusing on soil element…

How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?

How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?

Details Start: 3:00 PM (CET) 20 September 2022End: 4:30 PM (CET) 20 September 2022 Organizer European Forest InstituteWebsite: https://efi.int/ Venue Online / Zoom Description The European Union has set ambitious…

Discover the GlobalFungi Database

Discover the GlobalFungi Database

The GlobalFungi Database collects published data on the composition of the fungal community obtained through the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) method and provides access to this information though an effective…

New public consultation for an EU Soil Health Law

New public consultation for an EU Soil Health Law

The European Commission has opened a new public consultation to gather input from citizens and stakeholders on a possible EU Soil Health Law. As part of the EU Soil Strategy…

New publication on how soil recovers from forest fires

New publication on how soil recovers from forest fires

A new article, from the framework of the Holisoils project, sheds light on how forest fires can alter the biological properties of soil. Soil microbial communities are crucial in the…

Get to know the European Union’s Mission’ A Soil Deal for Europe’

Get to know the European Union’s Mission’ A Soil Deal for Europe’

Soils are crucial for strong biodiversity, functional food systems, clean water, and climate resilience. However, only between 30% and 40% of the soils in the European Union are estimated to…

How soil can help save the world

How soil can help save the world

Soil science is not usually considered the most exciting discipline by the general public. Many people – including in the science world – have underestimated what is beneath our feet.…

New funding opportunities for the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’

New funding opportunities for the EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’

After an amendment to the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, new opportunities for funding have been published on the Commission’s funding and tender opportunities portal to contribute to the A…

Young scientist session on Climate Smart Forestry

Young scientist session on Climate Smart Forestry

EFI Annual Conference, 5 October 2022 Call for grants now closed but you can still register to join the session! https://efi.int/membership/ac/2022 A great opportunity to present your research on Climate…