Forestry
Towards genetically-improved conifersTowards genetically-improved conifers

Genomics is going to improve our understanding of the genetic make-up of pines

November 2014
Diana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futuresDiana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futures

Reaching forest sustainability is a challenge that could benefit from recently developed modelling tools designed to assist policy makers in their decisions

June 2013
A balancing act for carbon stock preservationA balancing act for carbon stock preservation

More accurate data regarding the extent to which greenhouse gases stemming from human activity interplays with the balance of carbon stocks in Europe will soon be available to inform policies. But would that make a difference?

March 2013
Lilliput forests, global certificationLilliput forests, global certification

As global demand for timber certified as being sustainable is growing, European small forest owners are still reluctant to gain certification. But increasing economic advantages may shift their position.

February 2013
The big forest biomass bonanza: inserting wood fiber into recyled plasticsThe big forest biomass bonanza: inserting wood fiber into recyled plastics

Andrea Lazzeri, University of Pisa, Italy, is investigating biomass’ applications from forest-derived materials

May 2012
The joker card in the renewable energy gameThe joker card in the renewable energy game

Local renewable energy sources such as woodchips offer the advantage of being sustainable and reducing dependency on energy imports. Yet, they are best used for combined heat and power production

July 2012
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