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Forest Chair


The Chair of Forests is affiliated to the UdG’s Institute of the Environment, although it is open to the entire university community and society in general. Within its capabilities, it aspires to support initiatives and proposals of all kinds linked to the subject of forests wherever they originate from, be it natural sciences and health or the social sciences, via the humanities, the arts and technology. This is a cross-disciplinary thematic area by definition, which is why we aspire to the same for the Chair.

More specifically, one of the main objectives of the Chair of Forests is the study and applied research on the subject of valuation of the ecosystem services of forests, and the improvement of their overall resilience. The Chair will mainly deal with forests managed according to natural dynamics, always conceiving them as a piece of the agro-silvo-pastoral mosaic, which must be multifunctional. Valuation of the most mature sectors of the wooded mosaic will enable resources to be channelled to the property for the restoration of open forest spaces, the promotion of extensive stockbreeding, fire prevention, the management of young and compact tree structures, the general improvement of the status of the forest and the custody and restoration of the historical-architectural heritage.

Besides promoting research, the Chair will focus on the transfer of knowledge to society via seminars and publications and will attempt to become a meeting point for the academic world, the administration and civil society.

Its task will be organised in four lines of work: territory, biodiversity, climate action and health and welfare.

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