Biodiversity

Knowledge

“You only really understand your research if you are able to explain it to a child.”

30 de March 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

Corina Basnou is a postdoctoral biologist working at CREAF since 2005. Currently, she is studying the topics of ecosystem service and biodiversity. 

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Wildfires can favor the diversity of flora and fauna

24 de March 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

In many ecosystems, fire promotes a greater variety of species of plants and animals since it creates a more diverse set of environments. The positive effects of fire cannot be generalized to all aspects of an ecosystem; profound knowledge about the local species and fire regime is crucial. Insights from the study are useful for planning management of forest biomass fuel, controlled burnings, and forest fire suppression.

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The loss of predators can reduce the diversity of prey

9 de March 2017J.Luis Ordóñez

A study by CREAF and the Smithsonian Institute for Tropical Research shows that when the populations of large and mid-sized vertebrate animal are reduced, a phenomenon known as “defaunation,” this has negative repercussions for the rest of the ecosystem. This is a clear sign about the vulnerability of ecosystems to global biodiversity loss.

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The Catalonian Government and CREAF define the Catalonian program for comprehensive biodiversity monitoring

24 de February 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

This pioneering initiative puts Catalonia at the forefront of biodiversity monitoring, together with countries such as the United Kingdom and The United States of America. 

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Citizen science emerges as a significant ally to biodiversity

16 de January 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

A new study with the participation of Bernat Claramunt, UAB and CREAF researcher, underscores the great potential of citizen science for conservation.

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