We contribute to the modernization and competitiveness of the forest sector, the rural development and to the sustainable management of the environment

To achieve this, we are organized on three programs: multifunctional forest management, landscape dynamics and biodiversity, and governance and bioeconomy.

The research carried out within these programs is focused on key aspects such as environmental function equilibrium, climate change adaptation or competitiveness along value chains. Part of the activity carried out in the programs is transferred to society by the company FBS.


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Multifunctional forest management

We propose multifunctional forest management based on knowledge and on the development of tools that ensure the ecological and socioeconomic values of forest ecosystems and the sustainable provision of goods and services.


We study dynamics of forest areas to promote an adaptive forestry. Research and innovation in multifunctional forest planning at different levels and the development of support tools for decision-making, are key aspects in this sense.
We also investigate fire-forest management relationship and wildfire prevention.
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Landscape dynamics and biodiversity
Landscapes emerging from the relations between ecosystems and society is the study focus of this program. The analysis of different changing drivers and impacts on natural values and services provided by the ecosystems, is essential to ensure their future provision.

Landscape ecology and biodiversity, soil sciences, silvopastoral management, analysis of wildfires and other disturbances, and mosaic landscape dynamics (agro-forestry systems or transitions between urban-suburban-rural areas) are target topics of our projects.
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Bioeconomy and governance
The study and the promotion of bioeconomy are closely linked to research, innovation and competitiveness along value chains, to climate change mitigation and to the economic and social development in rural areas.  

Demand and markets around emerging products require the establishment of new processes and bio-products (cross-laminated wood, local circuits for biomass, truffles, mushrooms, aromatic plants, etc.) to fit the bioeconomy within the circular economy, together with the study and the promotion of new policies and suitable governance.
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FBS / Transfer
Part of the activity carried out in the CTFC is transferred by the company FBS, commissioned to valorize developed knowledge and transfer it to the market through new products and/or quality services, all related to the scientific-technical expertise of the institution teams.




Featured projects and publications


Projects
RESEARCH

Forest Landscape Planning and Decision Making Group
FORPLADEM
Stock de carbono en los suelos de España: respuesta al cambio climático y al cambio de uso
INtegrated research on FOrest Resilience and Management in the MEDiterranean
INFORMED
Decision Making Support for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe - Value Assessment, Synergy Effects and Trade-offs
POLYFORES
Sustainable future of European Forests for Developing the Bioeconomy
BioForEcon
Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin
Innovative management and multifunctional utilization of traditional coppice forests - an answer to future ecological, economic and social challenges in the European forestry sector
EUROCOPPICE
Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
CLIMO
Spurring Innovations for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe
Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products a challenge and opportunity
Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
EU BON
Integración de la producción y diversidad micológica en la planificación y gestión forestal de masas de P. sylvestris y P. pinaster del norte de España
MICOGEST
Pasado, presente y futuro de los bosques de montaña: seguimiento y modelización de los efectos del cambio climático y la gestión sobre la dinámica forestal
GESCLIMFOR
Forecasting of ecosystem services in forests: impacts and adaptation to extreme climate events
FORESTCAST
Estrategias de Respuesta de sistemas leñosos mediterráneos a perturbaciones de origen natural o antrópico
ESTRES
Evaluación de la eficiencia de alternativas de gestión forestal multi-objetivo a nivel de paisaje
EFOREST
Evaluación del efecto de los factores ambientales en la diversidad fúngica y de su influencia en la generación de servicios ecosistémicos
MICOSYSTEMS
Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas
Models and decision Suport tools for integrated Forest policy development underglobal change and associated Risk and Uncertainty
New and old world perspectives for forest ecology and management in a context of global change
Center for Mediterranean Forest Research

Projects
IMPLEMENTATION

Innovative management strategies for climate change adaptation of mixed subhumid Mediterranean forests
Restoration, conservation and governance of the Alnus aluvial forests in the Mediterranean Region
Network of knowledge for efficient private forests
Valorització i innovació en la gestió agrosilvopastoral de la demarcació de Barcelona no metropolitana
BCN SMART RURAL
Plataforma transfronteriza de información espacial de fauna de los Pirineos
Interreg POCTEFA FAUNAPYR
Cost-efficient integration of megafire prevention into forest management in the Mediterranean
LIFE Demorgest
Combining and improving online bird portals data to display near-real- time spatiotemporal patterns of bird distribution across Europe
Forest management promotion for climate change mitigation through the design of a local market of climatic credits
Training platform open to any Forestry Trainer in europe
Enhancing CSO’s capacities to contribute to forest governance and sustainable growth in the Hyrcanian Mixed Forests eco-region
Improvment of TAXUS baccata conservationstatus in north-eastern Iberian Peninsula
Sustainable management for conservation of Black pine (Pinus nigra subs.salzmanii var Pyerenaica) forests in Catalonia
Integrative management for an improved adaptation of cork oak forest to climate change
Combining and improving online bird portals data to display near-real-time spatiotemporal patterns of bird distribution across Europe
LIFE EuroBirdPortal
From Biodiversity Data to Decisions: enchancing natural value through improved regional development policies
Sustainable regional bioenergy policies: a game changer
Proposal for a new professional qualification that includes all the competences of the European Chainsaw Certificate
Cambio climatico y adaptacion de los bosques del Pirineo
Preservar y gestionar los habitats de la avifauna bio-indicadora de los Pirineos
Gestión y puesta en red de los espacios naturales del Pirineo
Economía pirenaica: Promoción del empleo forestal transfronterizo
Innovación en la movilización y la transformación de la madera pirenaica
Valorización de las Plantas Aromático-Medicinales silvestres: Gestión sostenible de la biodiversidad vegetal y desarrollo socioeconómico de las zonas rurales del espacio SUDOE
VALUEPAM
Efficient fire risk communication for resilient societies
Networking for the European Forest Risk Facility initiative
Conservación de quirópteros amenazados y gestión forestal en los Pirineos
Eco Tourism Action Plan: Integrating innovative Practices and Best Applications in EU with regard to EQF
Forest educational resources
Reestructuració de l’explotació de fusta de qualitat, i el seu procés de classificació per tal de diversificar-ne la seva producció i millorar la seva implementació en els mercats locals

Publications
(articles, books, ...)

Composite low thinning and slash burning treatment enhances initial Spanish black pine seedling recruitment
The Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives: A discourse analysis of stakeholders perspectives
Post-fire nitrogen uptake and allocation by two resprouting herbaceous species with contrasting belowground traits
Strategic and tactical planning to improve suppression efforts against large forest fires in the Catalonia region of Spain
Determining the stability of sugarcane filtercake biochar in soils with contrasting levels of organic matter
Assessing landscape changes associated to anthropic disturbances by means of the application of Structure from Motion photogrammetry using historical aerial imagery
New Zealand's plot-based classification of vegetation
Maximizing the information obtained from chamber-based greenhouse gas exchange measurements in remote areas
Combining innovative mulches and soil conditioners in mountain afforestation with ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) in the Pyrenees (NE Spain)
Climate-driven mitochondrial selection: A test in Australian songbirds
Effects of connectivity on animal-dispersed forest plant communities in agriculture-dominated landscapes
Decision Support Approaches in Adaptive Forest Management
Manual de gestión de barbechos para la conservación de aves esteparias
Freshwater ecosystems in protected areas: conservation and management
Manual de conservación y seguimiento de los quirópteros forestales
High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World. Advances in Global Change Research, book series

CTFC
in the world
We have participated in more than 30 international projects
CTFC
in numbers
20
Years
of activity (from 1996 to 2016)
900
Projects
(local, national and international)
250
Books
in which publication we participated
550
scientific articles
about the work done
1.135
Agreements
signed around the world
800
Training actions
imparted
14.600
Students
attending the training actions
330
Organized journals
13.000
People
attended the journals
55.000
Hours
of training
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