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Which new practices and tools can improve the climate mitigation and adaptation potential of EU forests?

27 de February 2019CREAF

A final report of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on ‘New forest practices and tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change’ was published last January. Enrique Doblas,...

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Game of mirrors in Ecology

25 de February 2019Francisco Lloret

Life is supported on the planet by the interactions between organisms. This interactions often are subject to a set of more or less distorted appearances,...

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11 women who have improved our knowledge about terrestrial ecology and evolution

11 de February 2019CREAF

Science histpry often doesn't visibilize all people equally. Some of them people who have inspired big changes, in this case in ecology and evolution. Many...

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CREAF researchers challenge the notion that nitrification occurs only in soil

5 de February 2019CREAF

Human-induced increase in nitrogen deposition profoundly alters nitrogen (N) cycling globally. Yet, the ultimate fate of nitrogen deposition on forest ecosystems isn’t fully understood. Rossella...

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Everything’s ready for the first conference of SIBECOL, the Iberian Society of Ecology

30 de January 2019CREAF

SIBECOL is a scientific entity created in 2018 promoted by the Spanish Association for Terrestrial Ecology (AEET), the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), the Portuguese...

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Mountain birds in decline in Europe

28 de January 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

CREAF and ICO (Catalan Ornithological Institute) researchers Sergi Herrando and Lluís Brotons have participated in a study that shows populations of birds described as “mountain...

Tropical forests increase Earth’s carbon sequestration capacity

18 de December 2018Verónica Couto Antelo

According to a study published yesterday in the Nature Climate Change journal, the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) increased between 1994...

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On maps, species and clima

19 de December 2018Francisco Lloret

Maps are a key tool for ecologists and naturalists. What is its origin? What applications can have? The phenomena that studies ecology have an important...

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...

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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“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...

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