New initiative from the JRC to develop the Database of European Forest Insect & Disease Disturbances (DEFID2)
Researchers, forest services, and forest owners from across Europe engaged in mapping such forest disturbances are invited to contribute and share their observations into DEFID2, which will be harmonized and curated by the JRC. DEFID2 will be open-access, with the aim to improve our capacity to observe, understand, and predict biotic forest disturbances and quantify their impact on forest ecosystems. Results of the data collection will be published in a high-profile scientific journal and coauthorship will be offered to all data providers.
In case you are willing to share your data with us, please contact JRC-DEFID2@ec.europa.eu. More details will be provided to interested data providers.