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Widespread visible effects of 2022 drought on forest vegetation

Leaf browning on deciduous broadleaved forest vegetation became visible already in August over several slopes in Ticino (Switzerland) and northern Italy (left), and even on the Mediterranean vegetation along the coast of Tuscany (central Italy) (right). It will be interesting to see the results of the 2022 Level I survey.…


Added by Marco Ferretti on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 — No Comments

Recent editorial in Nature emphasize the importance of long-term forest monitoring (and its funding).

A one-page editorial published on 18th August on Nature put emphasis on the need and the importance of long-term forest monitoring: "the edifice of forest science relies on the long-term data that scientists wring from forests over decades. Our chances of overcoming climate change are small, but they will diminish further if we forget the basics of monitoring our home planet."

Among others, in the editorial it is also pointed out that long term observations "depends on…


Added by Marco Ferretti on September 2, 2022 at 14:48 — No Comments

FORECO Special Issue on Forest Monitoring available on line

The Special Issue of Forest Ecology and Management based on the papers arising from the ICP Scientific Conference 2012 held in Warsaw is now in press. The SI include five papers plus one editorial. They are listed below and can be accessed on line:



Ferretti M., Schaub M. Monitoring European Forests – Detecting and Understanding Changes. Forest Ecology and Management, Forest Ecol. Manage. (2013),   …


Added by Marco Ferretti on October 23, 2013 at 10:18 — No Comments

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