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Greener springs are causing hotter, drier summers

14 de January 2020Adriana Clivillé

For the first time, two phenomena that occur in different seasons are connected: the high temperatures advance and extend springs, so that the vegetation grows...

The WeObserve practice communities met in Barcelona to transform citizen observatories

19 de December 2019Àlex Richter-Boix

CREAF, part of the consortium of the project, was the organizer of the event, which took place between November 25 and 27 at the Casa...

Iceland: a natural laboratory for the study of climate change’s effects on soil

10 de December 2019Ángela Justamante

Iceland’s grasslands and living organisms react strongly to warming in an initial period of five to eight years, the ecosystem will have returned to a...

Wild plants secrete compounds that would help to avoid using pesticides and fertilizers

5 de December 2019Verónica Couto Antelo

A work by CSIC and CREAF scientists highlights that wild plants are more fertile and more resistant to pests than traditional crop varieties because their...

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New call: PhD positions at CREAF with “La Caixa” – INPhINIT fellowship programme

3 de December 2019CREAF

CREAF, as Severo Ochoa center, is a host organization of INPhINIT Incoming and offers up to 9 research projects to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international...

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Big Mosquito Bytes: new project proposes citizen science and big data as solution against epidemics caused by mosquitoes

31 de October 2019Àlex Richter-Boix

The Big Mosquito Bytes project has been awarded a million euros by the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation. The project will combine citizen science and other...

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Climate change-induced holm oak forest expansion poses a threat to the Montseny brook newt

23 de October 2019Àlex Richter-Boix

The future does not look bright for the Montseny brook newt, according to an article published recently in the journal Ecology and Evolution. Led by...

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Pragmatic ecology

11 de December 2019Francisco Lloret

Recently, my friend Paul Zedler raised a question between insidious and philosophical: our scientific procedure based on searching for processes and establishing causal relationships, has...

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“There are comparative grievances on the cost of living and University fees during the PhD” explains Sara Reverté

17 de October 2019Verónica Couto Antelo

The CREAF ecologist has participated in a series of interviews by the English journal Functional Ecology to researchers from all over the world to learn...

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CREAF Annual Report 2018 is already available

15 de July 2019CREAF

We invite you to read the CREAF Annual Report 2018, so you can keep informed about all our progress. During that year, we published 239...

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Nunc incrementa lente exeunt, festinatur in damnum

12 de June 2019Francisco Lloret

For Ramon Margalef, in the centenary of his birth. Why do not we find ecosystems in the atmosphere, as in oceans and continents? In the atmosphere,...

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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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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...

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