Biodiversity

News

Joint statement by the universities and research centres of Catalonia

22 de September 2017CREAF

Leaders of the universities and research centres in Catalonia met yesterday to assess the situation here in Catalonia resulting from the actions of the Spanish government in recent days. This is the joint statement.

News

Humans are causing mass movements of bacteria around the world

15 de September 2017Anna Ramon Revilla

In an article in the journal Science, Josep Peñuelas warns that we must immediately begin studying the changes we are causing in the microbial world, improve water treatment systems, and change crop fertilization practices. 

News

CREAF Annual Report 2016 is already available

31 de August 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

In 2016 CREAF have published 205 articles indexed on SCI, which maintains the rising tendency of the last years. 77% of our publications were in scientific magazines located in the first quartile, among which several Nature and Science.

News

Bee decline is a fact

4 de July 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

Experts at CREAF say that bee populations are on the decline and that pesticides such as neonicotinoids are one of the main causes. It is important to promote organic, sustainable agriculture and move forward on the prohibition of these compounds. 

Knowledge

The adventures of nest-making solitary bees

2 de June 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

Cut leaves, collect mud, make a cellophane-type material – bees make sophisticated nests in thousands of different ways, improving their competitiveness as well as protecting them from enemies, including other bees. CREAF researcher Carlos Hernández-Castellano introduces us to this remarkable world. 

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