Tuesday 18 April 2023. 10.00 to 12.00 CET

Across Europe, and particularly in the Mediterranean, forests are already facing the effects of climate change, in the form of mortality due to heat waves and intense droughts. The need to implement management actions aimed at reducing the vulnerability of forests is already on the agenda of forest managers, but experience in adapting to climate change is still limited.

Actions for forest adaptation to climate change have important synergies with biodiversity conservation: maintaining or improving the conservation status of the forest ecosystem improves its adaptive capacity. This is why the LIFE RedBosques_Clima project focuses on protected natural areas as “laboratories” to test adaptation measures based on the conservation of forests in good condition; and the restoration of the elements that confer greater adaptive capacity, by developing some practical tools for decision-making in the process of designing adaptation actions.

In this first of a series of six webinars, we review the role of forest maturity in climate change strategies and present a tool for assessing drought risk in forests.

The webinar will be held in Spanish.


10.00 – 10.30 LIFE RedBosques_Clima: natural solutions for forest adaptation to climate change. José Atauri / Technical Coordinator of LIFE RedBosques_Clima. Fernando González Bernáldez Foundation (FUNGOBE)

10.30 – 11.15 The role of diversity and maturity in the management for climate change adaptation. Jordi Vayreda / Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF)

11.15 – 11.45 Application of a drought vulnerability index to the RedBosques reference stand network. Lluís Comas / Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF)

11.45 – 12.00 Debate with the audience. Moderator: José Atauri / Technical Coordinator of LIFE RedBosques_Clima. FUNGOBE


The webinar will be broadcasted by ZOOM, capacity limited to 100 registrations. Registration at the following link: https://webinarioredbosquesclima.gr8.com/

Those registered will receive an email with the access link to ZOOM.


José Antonio Atauri Mezquida. PhD in Ecology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, José is the coordinator of conservation projects and planning of protected areas at the Fernando González Bernáldez Foundation. He is currently the technical coordinator of the LIFE RedBosques_Clima project.

Jordi Vayreda Durán. PhD in Terrestrial Ecology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has been a researcher at CREAF since 1991. His research focuses on the impacts of disturbances and global change on the decline, mortality, vulnerability and resilience of forests, ecosystem services and biodiversity. Another line of research focuses on the characterisation of the conservation status of forest ecosystems, their degree of maturity and naturalness.

Lluís Comas Boronat. A biologist and GIS and database specialist, Lluís works as research technician at CREAF in forest ecology and biodiversity issues. He currently focuses his participation on projects to monitor, evaluate and improve the conservation status of habitats and communities of organisms in order to face the challenges of global change.