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SILVADAPT.NET

Spanish network of Adaptive silviculture to climate change. 2019-2021. Redes de Investigación 2018, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. 19,000 €. Antonio del Campo (coordinator). SilvAdapt.net is a coordinated research infrastructure in Spain that promotes effective Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) strategies. Its main objective is to integrate different active experimental sites in Spain where […]

Incorporation of eco-hydrological criteria and resilience against climatic and fire disturbances in forest planning and management in Mediterranean basins

CEHYRFO-MED. 2018-2020. Submitted in 2017. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Total budget: 108,000 €. Antonio del Campo (principal investigator). The main research question is: how do representative forest structures in Mediterranean watersheds perform in terms of their eco-hydrology, their resilience to climatic and fire disturbances, as well as their biomass producing capacity, with and […]

Coupling water, fire and climate resilience with biomass production in Forestry to adapt watersheds to climate change

LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS. 2018-2022. Submitted in 2017. European Union. LIFE Program. Total project budget: 2,013,973 € (EU contribution: 1,192,420 €). Antonio del Campo (coordinator) and María González (Project manager). The project is focused on improving the resilience of forests to climate change, wildfire, environmental degradation and other climate-induced disturbances, by finding the best forest management […]

GUARDIAN

Green Urban Actions for Resilient fire Defence of the Interface Area. 2018-2021. European Union. UIA Program. Total budget: 5,494,755 € (EU contribution: 4,395,804 €). Coordinator: Ribarroja del Turia municipality. The project takes place in a highly urbanized environment with WUI subjected to risk of forest fires, further impacted by the effects of climate change. The […]

Managing low productive forests at catchment scale: considering water, biomass and fire risk to achieve economic feasibility

González-Sanchis, M., Ruiz-Pérez, G., Del Campo, A. D., Garcia-Prats, A., Francés, F., & Lull, C. (2019). Managing low productive forests at catchment scale: considering water, biomass and fire risk to achieve economic feasibility. Journal of environmental management, 231, 653-665. Semi-arid forests are water limited environments considered as low-productive. As a result, these forests usually end […]

Effectiveness of water-oriented thinning in two semiarid forests: The redistribution of increased net rainfall into soil water, drainage and runoff

Del Campo, A. D., González-Sanchis, M., Molina, A. J., García-Prats, A., Ceacero, C. J., & Bautista, I. (2019). Effectiveness of water-oriented thinning in two semiarid forests: The redistribution of increased net rainfall into soil water, drainage and runoff. Forest Ecology and Management, 438, 163-175. Water is the key element that modulates the provision of goods […]

Reforesting drylands under novel climates with extreme drought filters: The importance of trait-based species selection

Del Campo, A. D., Segura-Orenga, G., Ceacero, C. J., González-Sanchis, M., Molina, A. J., Reyna, S., & Hermoso, J. (2020). Reforesting drylands under novel climates with extreme drought filters: The importance of trait-based species selection. Forest Ecology and Management, 467, 118156. Having regard to the substantial world-scale forest restoration needs, the efforts must be done […]

Desert-adapted species are vulnerable to climate change: Insights from the warmest region on Earth

Vale, C. G., & Brito, J. C. (2015). Desert-adapted species are vulnerable to climate change: Insights from the warmest region on Earth. Global Ecology and Conservation, 4, 369-379. Climate change is eroding biodiversity and conservation efforts have focused on species’ potential responses to those changes. Biological traits associated with sensitivity and adaptive capacities may contribute […]

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More trees for more water in drylands: myths and opportunities

Sheil, D., & Bargués-Tobella, A. (2020). More trees for more water in drylands: myths and opportunities. ETFRN News. The restoration of tree cover influences water availability. Many people—some experts too—believe incorrectly that greater tree cover has an invariably negative impact on local water availability. Where do these beliefs come from? Here we summarise the origin […]