Final conference


The international conference on Wild Forest Products in Europe took place in Barcelona on 13–14 October 2016!

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The book of abstracts of oral presentations.

The book of abstracts of posters.

Scientific Committee


Keynote presentation by Freerk Wiersum: Wild forest products between domestication and rewilding

Keynote presentation by Paul Vantomme: Wild Forest Products as food and feed: trends in production and in regulative systems

Session 1a: Planning and supported decision-making

Harald Vacik: Analysis of the Co-production of NWFPs and ecosystem services in European countries

Mikko Kurttila: Predicting the berry yields for North Karelia region, Finland

Patrick Huber: Managing for (N)WFPs – an assessment on the forest holding level

Session 1b: Institutions and innovative support

Irina Prokofieva: The evolution of institutions for non-wood forest products: an empirical study of harvesting practises across Europe

Enrico Vidale: Wild forest products supply chain and legislation: effects and proposals

Valentino Marini Govigli: Travel cost approaches to assess mushroom picking valie and policy interventions effects in Catalonia (Spain)

Session 2a: Domestication and WFP production

Margarida Tomé: Science supporting cork oak stands management : A stakeholders’ driven development of forest management support tools

Olaya Mediavilla: Effects of the bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens on the mycorrhization between Cistus ladanifer and Boletus edulis

Eleni Abraham: Effects of local factors on Thymus sibthorpii’s essential oils in mountainous area of northern Greece

Session 2b: Working with supply chains & networks

Davide Pettenella: Wild forest products international trade: which opportunities for the European market?

Riccardo De Re: Network typologies for promoting wild forest products economies: a comparative analysis of nine case studies

Matti Spiecker: Creation of an innovative Kenyan-European Macadamia nuts supply chain

Sven Mutke: From paradox to paradigm : The non-conventional innovation in natural resin

Jelena Nedeljković: Yield models for wild mushrooms in Pinus Sylvesteris and Pinus pinaster stands of northern Spain

Session 3a: Planning and supported decision-making

Burak Sari: Developing empirical models for predicting production of lime tree flowers (Tilia sp)

Mariola Sánchez-González: Yield models for wild mushrooms in Pinus Sylvesteris and Pinus pinaster stands of northern Spain

Johan Barstad: Meat me on the corner: Game theory dressed up in cyber clothing

Sessiob 3b: Social capital - collective action and collaboration

Jennifer Wong: Research in action - the essential role of stakeholder in the development of NWFP opprtunities

Isa Pelto: Scouting social innovation in the woods: collaborative strategies in Mediterranean non-wood forest products

Maria Wilding and Carmen Rodríguez: Social capital articulating moss picking in Wales: the role of networks and trust

Sessiob 4a: Silviculture

Mariola Sanchez-Gonzales: Optimising the management of Quercus Suber stands in Spain

Sergio de Miguel and Juan Antonio Bonet: "Linkages between mushroom production, forest growth and climate in Mediterranean Pinus pinaster forest stands"

Rafael Calama: Cone production in Pinus pinea forests facing climate change: proposals for adaptive management

João Freire:  Pinus pinea silviculture guidelines for cone production management in Portugal

Session 4b: Institutions and innovations support II

Gerhard Weiss: Wild forest products innovation patterns and their support needs: an analysis based on European case studies

Cosmin Coșofreț: Who owns wild forest products in Europe

Kalliopi Stara: Non Timber Forest Products Linguistic Diversity - The case of mushrooms

 Alice Ludvig: The Practice of Entrepreneurship: Support for Innovation on private forest land

 Anže Japelj: Innovating in the transition forestry: cases of non-timber forest products innovations in forestry sector in the South-East Europe

Session 5: Perceptions and knowledge

Elena Górriz Mifsud: Perception of harms and property rights shapes private forest owners views on wild mushroom picking policies

Marko Lovrić:  European household survey on consumption and collection of NWFPs

Veera Tahvanainen: The forest owners' view on berry and mushroom picking on private land in Finland

Irmgard Krisai‐Greilhuber: Non timber forest products: An ethnomycological study on mushroom knowledge in the Waldviertel, Austria

Ana Belén Noriega: Tastes from Sustainable Forests

Poster session

Rigas Tsiakiris: The 'Salep' traders of Pindos mountains in Greece

Sasa Vochl: The beaver paradox - Protected species, which might not need protection anymore?

Irina Prokofieva: Beyond wood: the state of non-wood forest products in Mediterranean Europe

Sven Mutke: Kernel yield loss in Mediterranean stone pine cones

Sven Mutke: Damage assessment in pine nuts from stone pine caused by Leptoglossus Occidentalis and pathogenic agents

Seung-Yeon Byun: Consumer perception on wild forest products in South Korea

Kyung-Taek Min 8 Current status of forest farming in South Korea

Choi Junyeong: A study on shiitake market in South Korea,

Giulia Corradini: Non-Wood Forest Products in European policies and regulations

Anastasiia Kraskovska: Wild, non-wood, non-timber forest products – optimization of definition for sustainable use and development

Jorge Benitez: Policy frameworks to enhancing the role of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for achieving SDGs

Burak Sari: Developing empirical models for predicting production of bay leaves (Laurus nobilis)

Patrick Huber: Analysis of the potential of NWFPs for forest owners – a case study comparison

Marko Lovrić: European Non-Wood Forest Products Policy Portal

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonst ration under grant agreement No. 311919

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