THE PARTNER INSTITUTION
The University of Extremadura was funded in 1973. The group of researchers involved in this Life project belong to the Institute for Dehesa Research of UNEX. In the research team there are soil scientists, ecologists, forestry engineers, biologists, economists and social scientists. They conduct multidisciplinary research on natural resource management issues and on various biophysical and social aspects of the Mediterranean forest and agroforestry systems, mostly focused on functioning, productivity and sustainability of the Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems (dehesa). Since 2015 the group is also leading the Mosaico project, a fire prevention strategy based in agroforestry uses to create profitable fire-breaks and avoiding desertification and depopulation of rural areas.