Personnel / Direction Générale
Trasobares Rodríguez, Antoni
973 48 1752 ()

PhD in Forest Science and Economics, University of Joensuu, Finland (2000-2004)

Master Degree of Science in Forestry. Major in Forest Planning and Economics. Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu, Finland (1998-1999)

Master Degree in Forestry Engineering specializing in Environmental Sciences. University of Lleida, Spain -ETSEA- (1996-1998)

Agricultural Engineering (Bachelor Degree). Specializing in Landscape Management. Polytechnic University of Catalonia -ESAB- (1992– 1996)


Director of CTFC (December 2016 - )

Government of Catalonia, Department of Agriculture, General director of natural resources and biodiversity (2013 – 2016).  Development of various measures for promoting the bioeconomy concept in the Catalan forest sector, for example: (1) Strategy for the energy use of forest biomass; (2) New management and mobilization model for the public forests in Catalonia (the amount of sustainably managed area increased 90% in the period 2013-2015); (3) New regulation for using local timber in the construction and rehabilitation of public buildings


Research, technology transfer and applied projects in forest management and the environment in general.

ETH Zurich, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Chair of Forest Ecology (September 2009 – February 2013). Research Assistant position in the frame of the MOTIVE project (FP7; Models for Adaptive management, focused on developing models and strategies to adapt forest management to climate change.

Foreco Technologies, SL., (November 2004 - September 2009). Consulting company specializing on forest management planning and the management of environmental resources in general. Promotion and development of various projects at the national and international levels (support to public administration, universities, European projects)

CTFC, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (June 1999 - November 2004). Coordination of the Mediterranean Regional Project Centre of the European Forest Institute

Pukkala, T., Aquilué, N., Just, A., Corbera, J. & Trasobares, A. (2024). Developing kNN forest data imputation for Catalonia. Journal of Forestry Research, 35(80).

Kutchartt E, González-Olabarria JR, Trasobares A, de-Miguel S, Cardil A, Botequim B, Vassilev V, Palaiologou P, Rogai M, Pirotti F (2023). FIRE-RES Geo-Catch: a mobile application to support reliable fuel mapping at a pan-European scale. iForest 16: 268-273. - doi: 10.3832/ifor4376-016 

Górriz-Mifsud E, Ameztegui A, González JR, Trasobares, A. 2022. Climate-smart forestry case study: Spain. In: Hetemäki et al (Eds) Forest Bioeconomy and Climate Change. Elsevier.

Trasobares, A.; Mola-Yudego, B.; Aquilué, N.; González-Olabarria, J.-R.; Garcia-Gonzalo, J.; García-Valdés, R.; De Cáceres, M. (2022). Nationwide climate-sensitive models for stand dynamics and forest scenario simulation, Forest Ecology and Management

Palahí M. & Valbuena R. (shared first authorship), Senf C., Acil N., Pugh T.A.M., Sadler J., Seidl R., Potapov P., Gardiner B., Hetemäki L., Chirici G., Francini S., Hlásny T., Lerink B.J.W., Olsson H., González-Olabarria J.R., Ascoli D., Asikainen A., Bauhus J., Berndes G., Donis J., Fridman J., Hanewinkel M., Jactel H., Lindner M., Marchetti M., Marušák R., Sheil D., Tomé M., Trasobares A., Verkerk P.J., Korhonen M. & Nabuurs G.J. Concerns about reported harvests in European forests. Nature 592, E15–E17 (2021).

Selkimäki, M., González-Olabarria, J.R., Trasobares, A., Pukkala, T. Trade-offs between economic profitability, erosion risk mitigation and biodiversity in the management of uneven-aged Abies alba Mill. standsAnnals of Forest Science 77, 12 (2020). 

Kauppi, P., Hanewinkel, M., Lundmark, L., Nabuurs, GJ., Peltola, H., Trasobares, A. and Hetemäki, L. 2018. Climate Smart Forestry in Europe. European Forest Institute.

Nabuurs, Gert-Jan, Verkerk, Pieter Johannes,  Schelhaas, Mart-Jan, González Olabarria, J.R., Trasobares, A. and Cienciala, Emil. 2018. Climate-Smart Forestry: mitigation impacts in three European regions. From Science to Policy 6. European Forest Institute.

Hetemäki, L., Hanewinkel, M., Muys, B., Ollikainen, M., Palahí, M. and Trasobares, A. 2017. Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy. From Science to Policy 5. European Forest Institute.

Trasobares, A., Zingg, A., Walthert, L., Bigler, C. 2016. A climate sensitive empirical growth and yield model for forest management planning of even-aged beech stands. Eur J Forest Res 135:263-282. DOI 10.1007/s10342-015-0934-7.

Vilà M, Carrillo-Gavilán A, Vayreda, J, Bugmann H, Fridman J, Grodzki W, Haase J, Kunstler G, Schelhaas M, Trasobares, A (2013). Disentangling Biodiversity and Climatic Determinants of Wood Production. PLoS ONE 8(2): e53530. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053530.

González, J.R., Palahí, M., Trasobares, A., Pukkala, T. (2006). A fire probability model for forest stands in Catalonia. Annals of Forest Science 63: 169-176.

Trasobares A., Tomé M., Miina J. 2004. Growth and yield model for Pinus halepensis Mill. in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Forest Ecology and Management 203 (1-3): 49-62.

Trasobares A. and Pukkala, T. 2004. Optimising the management of uneven-aged Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus nigra Arn. mixed stands in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Annals of Forest Science 61 (8), 747-758.s