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Taller species are taking over in a warming Arctic

27 de September 2018CREAF

Until now, the Arctic tundra has been the domain of low-growing grasses and dwarf shrubs. But new, taller plant species have been slowly taking over...

Smart urban solutions for more resilient cities

24 de September 2018CREAF

El CREAF participates in SMURBS project. A new project harnesses Earth observation (EO) data to improve the quality of life in urban areas. ...

Joan Masó receives OGC’s 2018 Gardels Award

17 de September 2018CREAF

Congratulations to our reseracher Joan Masó, awarded the 2018 Gardels Award for being ‘the hardest working OGC member out there.’ ...

Josep Peñuelas wins a British Ecological Society award

24 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

The ecologist will receive the 2018 Marsh Award for Climate Change Research at a prizegiving ceremony in Birmingham in December. ...

First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain thanks to citizen scientists

7 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Aedes japonicus is an invasive insect capable of transmitting diseases such as West Nile virus. The mosquito was found in Asturias (North Spain) when a person sent...

Living on an island: a smart choice

31 de July 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Species of birds living on islands have evolved to have larger brains than their continental relatives. Island conditions have prompted this post-colonization evolution, which enhances...

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‘Pampered’ trees are the most vulnerable to drought

26 de July 2018Giulio Nigro

Trees that have grown in highly suitable climatic conditions are less capable of dealing with extreme droughts, according to a study that underlines the importance...

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“A temperature rise of 2ºC could have irreversible effects on the planet”

23 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

We interviewed Sara Marañón, a postdoctoral researcher at CREAF with a Marie Curie grant.  ...

Still between the Tigris and the Euphrates

21 de August 2018Jaume Terradas

Second instalment about Mesopotamia. We are now situated throughout the 20th century, political and social changes caused massive forced migrations by people of the area...

A tale in Trieste

13 de August 2018Francisco Lloret

At the end of the 19th century, the border region between Italy and Slovenia had mountains with no trees. A massive reforestation ordered by the...

In the cradle of civilization

26 de June 2018Jaume Terradas

The Poem of Gilgamesh is the oldest known fiction text, and represents brilliantly the conflict between nomadic and agricultural and urban societies; between nature and city. A...

A melting world

31 de May 2018Jaume Terradas

The West world, with its desire for expansion and exploration of new and unknown territories, has deprived indigenous communities of their traditional methods of life...

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“With the urban population set to grow by 56% by 2050, we need to make cities greener to protect biodiversity”

4 de May 2018Verónica Couto Antelo

We interviewed Yolanda Melero, holder of a PhD in biology, whose studies have revolved around the behaviour and dynamics of American mink populations. At CREAF...

If you don’t get the water, you won’t need it

1 de May 2018Jaume Terradas

Los Angeles and its great urban area (more than 18 million people) are in water suply problems since long time ago. At the begining of...

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