Protected areas (PAs) are the main instrument for biodiversity conservation, which has triggered the development of numerous indicators and assessments on their coverage, performance and efficiency. The connectivity of the PA networks at a globalContinue reading
Almond shell vs. Wood pellet
Since many years, there were tries to value a subproduct of almond industry, which constitutes 75% of total almond biomass volume. Crashed and filtered almond shells, that we talk in this post about, surprisingly have similarContinue reading
‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?
Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.
Low prices for wood
The European Sawlog Price Index reached its lowest level in six years in the 3Q/16 because of lower lumber demand and reduced prices in both domestic and export markets, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly DecliningContinue reading
Evolution for Forest Engineering in Spain
Forest engineering in Spain has a long tradition and active presence in the engineering field. It is also one of the first educational institutions that shaped the Spanish technological panorama in the mid nineteenth century.Continue reading
Pellets production in Spain does not reach 40% of the installed capacity
In 2015 pellet production capacity in Spain, distributed among 79 plants, was 1,250,000 tonnes, but production did not exceed 475,000, the 38%. It is one of the data obtained from the ENplus day: five yearsContinue reading
Wood market can save the chestnut
A study analyzes how forest owners react when a disease affects their forests, specifically the chestnut blight, a fungus that infects chestnut. The research, led by the Forest Technological Center of Catalonia, concludes that theContinue reading
Are forest plantations sustainable?
A research led by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) proposes a methodology to establish a ranking of sustainability of the forest plantations that integrates the preferences of the agents.
Forest-biodiversity-loss harms us all!
Researchers from 30 countries have collected and analyzed forest data set from 777,126 sample plots, located in 44 countries. In total, they measured over 30 million trees of 8,737 different species. The analyzed area represented the most terrestrial biomes, fromContinue reading
Can we increase biodiversity with logging?
The objective of the SelPiBio Life+ project is to demonstrate how an innovative silvicultural treatment in Pinus nigra increases the degree of the biodiversity at the level of the soil environment (fungi, bacteria, flora, mesofauna, nematodes).Continue reading