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CREAF’s new slogan: ecology moves us

23 de November 2018CREAF

A research centre's 30th anniversary only happens once. We are celebrating ours with a new slogan. ...

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Open registration for the first iberian ecological society congress

23 de October 2018CREAF

The conference will be held at University of Barcelona (UB). The conference is aimed to be the kickoff of SIBECOL (Sociedad Ibérica de Ecología) a new scientific society, joining ecologists...

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Forest management in Europe will not stop global warming

11 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

Aude Valade, CREAF researcher, and the international team behind the study published in Nature recommends that forests be managed with a view to preserving the...

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The forests that store the most carbon are also the richest in biodiversity

3 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

A study led by CREAF researcher Judit Lecina Díaz has mapped Spain's carbon and biodiversity hotspots, which are located in the Pyrenees and their foothills,...

Fractal life

1 de October 2018Francisco Lloret

Fractals fascinate everyone who sees them. Why do we feel this sensation? And why do we often find them in nature? ...

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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. ...

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On science, environmentalism and optimism

13 de November 2018Francisco Lloret

The human footprint on Earth is undoubted and inevitable to some extent . Science and technology, far from contributing to create more inequalities, must be able...

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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...

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