Siebe Briers

Siebe Briers
European Forest Institute | EFI

Master of Science
Forest Bioeconomy Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Introduction
Siebe Briers works at the Bioregions Facility of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED) as Junior Researcher. Siebe is an Agro- and Ecosystems engineer (KU Leuven) specialized in forestry. In combination with his postgraduate in Innovative Entrepreneurship, he is well-placed to investigate and support innovation and entrepreneurship in forestry and bioeconomy.

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Publications (8)
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In recent years, the potential of the forest-based bioeconomy to provide competitiveness, differentiation, and sustainability to the European economy has often been claimed. Interestingly, regions, as territorial units with their own political and socioeconomic strategies, have been highlighted as the most suitable targets for the development of th...
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At the start of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021 – 2030), the restoration of degraded ecosystems is more than ever a global priority. Tree planting will make up a large share of the ambitious restoration commitments made by countries around the world, but careful planning is needed to select species and seed sources that are suitably ad...
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At the start of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), the restoration of degraded ecosystems is more than ever a global priority. Tree planting will make up a large share of the ambitious restoration commitments made by countries around the world, but careful planning is needed to select species and seed sources that are suitably adap...
Technical Report
Today, increased awareness on environmental issues is offering an opportunity to embed sustainability within tourism. In addition to a growing interest in health and wellbeing which followed the COVID-19 pandemic, these trends are opening up a lot of possibilities for Green care tourism. Green care tourism can be defined as a wide range of organise...
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The purpose of this Market Outlook is to give an updated overview of the social agriculture sector in Europe, highlighting the entrepreneurial aspects with an eye on the implications for future developments. This is done by, initially, outlining how social agriculture can be “framed”, then providing concise country profiles and subsequently providi...
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The aim of this study is to assess the potential of Earth Observation and climate data for the forestry sector focusing on the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Although forestry researchers recognize the importance of Earth Observation and climate data, forestry practitioners currently work mainly with land cover information, largely neglec...
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Forest restoration projects involving active planting should prioritize species that are useful to local communities, while also considering species' threat status and resistance to local stress factors, but scientific knowledge on these criteria is scarce, especially in understudied tropical ecosystems. We hypothesized that local ecological knowle...
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Understanding the vulnerability of tree species to anthropogenic threats is important for the efficient planning of restoration and conservation efforts. We quantified and compared the effects of future climate change and four current threats (fire, habitat conversion, overgrazing, and overexploitation) on the 50 most common tree species of the tro...

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H2020 IA LC-GD-1-1-2020 Extreme wildfire events (EWE) are becoming a major environmental, economic and social threat in Southern Europe and increasingly gaining importance elsewhere in Europe. As the limits of fire suppression-centered strategies become evident, practitioners, researchers and policymakers increasingly recognise the need to develop novel approaches that shift emphasis to the root causes and impacts of EWE, moving towards preventive landscape and community management for greater resilience. FIRE-RES integrates existing research, technology, civil protection, policy and governance spheres related to wildfires to innovate processes, methods and tools to effectively promote the implementation of a more holistic fire management approach and support the transition towards more resilient landscapes and communities to EWE. To achieve this, FIRE-RES will, first, generate new knowledge on sustainable integrated fire management models that help to define what type of possible future scenarios (including climate change and general policies) should be promoted across EU territories. Second, it will identify and demonstrate innovations at the technological, social, health/safety, administrative, ecological and economic levels to define how and across which possible paths the future scenarios may be achieved in the EU. These innovations will be implemented in different regional contexts, and upscaled at the national and EU levels using an open innovation hub, promoting capacity building and partnership brokerage between public and private actors. Third, it will raise societal awareness and engagement on wildfire risk prevention, preparedness and response by leveraging existing national and cross-border networks at supranational levels. FIRE-RES is a transdisciplinary, multi-actor consortium, formed by researchers, wildfire agencies, technological companies, industry and civil society from 13 countries, linking to broader networks in science and disaster reduction management.
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The Green4C knowledge alliance aims at creating new university-business partnerships to develop, support and enhance knowledge and practice exchange and flow, while fostering innovation and facilitating entrepreneurial opportunities, capacity and skills for students, researchers, professionals, as well as practitioners in the field of Green Care (GC). Green4C is a Knowledge Alliance Project (612623-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-KA). Find out more http://greenforcare.eu/