REFOCuS Resilient riparian forests as ecological corridors in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve

  • REFOCuS - Workshop for forest tree health experts
    - 04-06-2019
    Workshop for forest tree health experts

    REFOCuS organises a two-day workshop for forest tree health experts on 17th and 18th of June in Murska Sobota (Slovenia) in Hotel Diana. The goal for the first day is to present information system DanubeForestHealth as well as to present in the...

  • REFOCuS - Walking the walk through the forest transects in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia
    - 03-06-2019
    Walking the walk through the forest transects in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia

    Previously we talked about need for walking through the forest transects for the purpose of collecting data about status of riparian forests in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve. Finally, it is time to walk the walk! Our colleagues from BFW...

  • REFOCuS - Back alder plus tree selection in Serbia
    - 03-06-2019
    Back alder plus tree selection in Serbia

    ILFE has been very busy lately with selection of Black alder plus trees. This time they visited Bački Monoštor in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve which is close to town of Sombor and Danube River. Plus trees are those trees that score...

  • REFOCuS - How to harmonise forest management and nature protection goals in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve?
    - 26-04-2019
    How to harmonise forest management and nature protection goals in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve?

    ILFE, one of the REFOCuS project partners organised a two-day workshop in Novi Sad on policy related issued affecting riparian forest management in the Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. The workshop took place at the ILFE’s premises on 16th...

  • REFOCuS - Walking through the forest transects. Say what?
    - 21-03-2019
    Walking through the forest transects. Say what?

    This month researchers of the Slovenian Forestry Institute, as part of their project activities, inspected the transects through the Slovenian riparian forests in the Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. Transects are lines delineated on the maps...

  • REFOCuS - Stakeholder workshop in Novi Sad, 16-17/4/2019
    - 20-03-2019
    Stakeholder workshop in Novi Sad, 16-17/4/2019

    Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment (ILFE), a REFOCuS project partner, is organising a two-day workshop in Novi Sad on policy related issues affecting riparian forest management in the Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. Forest...

  • REFOCuS - ILFE promoted REFOCuS on the 14th International fair of education in Serbia
    - 19-03-2019
    ILFE promoted REFOCuS on the 14th International fair of education in Serbia

    ILFE has participated on the 14th International fair of education “Putokazi” held from 7th – 9th of March 2019 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Visitors of the fair, future and current students, got familiar with activities of ILFE in field of forestry...

  • REFOCuS - The second project meeting took place in Jastrebarsko
    - 04-03-2019
    The second project meeting took place in Jastrebarsko

    Project partners gathered for the two-day project meeting in Jastrebarsko at the premisses of the Croatian Forest Research Institute. They discussed status of data collection, as well as ongoing and future project activities. Partners also...

  • REFOCuS - Field observations in riparian forests as a basis for development of forest management objectives
    - 11-02-2019
    Field observations in riparian forests as a basis for development of forest management objectives

    REFOCuS will provide forest management and conservation guidelines for riparian forests in the Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. For that purpose field observations will be carried out to investigate the current state of the forests in the...

  • REFOCuS - Next partner meeting, Jastrebarsko, Croatia, 28/2-1/3/2019
    - 25-01-2019
    Next partner meeting, Jastrebarsko, Croatia, 28/2-1/3/2019

    The second partner meeting will take place in Jastrebarsko, Croatia, from 28th of February to 1st of March at the premises of Croatian Forest Research Institute. The institute hosts the regional seed bank of riparian tree species, that was...

  • REFOCuS - Black Alder seed hunt continues in Slovenia
    - 21-01-2019
    Black Alder seed hunt continues in Slovenia

    Croatian Forest Research Institute (CFRI) in collaboration with Slovenian Forestry Institute and private forest owners organized two-day fieldwork (9-10/1/2019) in Murska šuma, important riparian forest near Lendava in Slovenia. The goal was...

  • REFOCuS - Collection of forest reproductive material from black alder plus trees in Croatia
    - 09-01-2019
    Collection of forest reproductive material from black alder plus trees in Croatia

    A two-day field work took place in Kloštar Podravski (Croatia) from 3rd to 4th January 2019 in the organization of Croatian Forest Research Institute.  Despite the unfavourable weather conditions (wind and cold) our intrepid tree climbers...

  • REFOCuS - PHYTOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN NOVI SAD, SERBIA (1-5/10/2018)
    - 12-11-2018
    PHYTOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN NOVI SAD, SERBIA (1-5/10/2018)

    REFOCuS project communicated to 250 scientists from 26 countries and 5 continents during forestry conference in Novi Sad. REFOCuS partner, Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment (ILFE), has organized the 15th International...

  • REFOCuS - WORKSHOP ON PLUS TREE SELECTION IN CROATIA
    - 31-10-2018
    WORKSHOP ON PLUS TREE SELECTION IN CROATIA

    A three-day workshop for project partners took place in Đurđevac (Croatia) from 23rd to 25th October 2018 in the organization of Croatian Forest Research Institute. About 20 forestry experts...

  • REFOCuS - Announcement - Workshop for project partners on selection of plus trees
    - 15-10-2018
    Announcement - Workshop for project partners on selection of plus trees

    A three-day workshop for project partners is planned to take place in Croatia between 23rd to 25th October, 2018 and will be organised by Croatian Forest Research Institute in Đurđevac. The purpose of the workshop is to establish common...

  • REFOCuS - Ongoing preparations for partner workshop on selection of plus trees in Croatia
    - 15-10-2018
    Ongoing preparations for partner workshop on selection of plus trees in Croatia

    As part of the workshop preparatory activities, project team of Croatian Forest Research Institute visited forest office Repaš. Mrs. Sonja Rukavina, expert for silviculture and seed production, joined...

  • REFOCuS - Collaborative mapping of issues and needs in riparian forest management and conservation
    - 04-10-2018
    Collaborative mapping of issues and needs in riparian forest management and conservation

    First stakeholder event took place in Moravske Toplice in Slovenia on 19 September 2018. The goal of the event was collaborative identification of issues and needs related to riparian forests in Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve. Professionals...

  • REFOCuS - What is forest resilience? Simple explanation of a complex concept
    - 24-09-2018
    What is forest resilience? Simple explanation of a complex concept

    If you ever wondered what forest resilience is all about or might be, you need to read this blog post by the European Forest Institute’s Resilience Facility in Bonn. 

  • REFOCuS - First project partner meeting took place in Moravske Toplice in Slovenia
    - 21-09-2018
    First project partner meeting took place in Moravske Toplice in Slovenia

    A two day project meeting (17-18/9/2018) was hosted by Slovenian Forestry Institute in Moravske Toplice (Slovenia). Project partners were discussing project activities, making decisions on responsible persons for common tasks, as well as how to...

  • REFOCuS - In search for REFOCuS demonstration sites in Croatia
    - 05-09-2018
    In search for REFOCuS demonstration sites in Croatia

    Representatives of the Croatian Forest Research Institute, Dr. Mladen Ivanković, head of the Department for Genetics, Forest Tree Breeding and Seed Husbandry, and Miran Lančćak, MSc in forestry, met representatives of Croatian Forests Ltd....

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