Adopting a holistic and multi-actor approach, HOMED aims to develop a full panel of scientific knowledge and practical solutions for the management of emerging native and non-native PnPs threatening European forests.
Within HOMED, forest health will be considered broadly, including trees not only in forests, but also in nurseries, urban and rural areas owing to the key epidemiological role of these components. Innovation will be central, as the new tools for PnPs management will benefit from cutting-edge technology in biology, electronics, mathematics and physics.
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A recently published paper reveals new approaches to minimise the impacts of invasive species in urban forests. An extensive urban forestry plan has been tested and implemented in... read more
HOMED researchers develop a rapid, simple, specific and sensitive loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)-based method for detection of the quarantine fungal pathogen... read more
article by the Science for Environment PolicyAn early-warning system developed by researchers could help forest managers in Europe predict which trees are at greatest risk of... read more