Biodiversity

News

Why not hold more classes outdoors?

15 de June 2020CREAF

The European project Clearing House has today launched a survey of primary and secondary school teachers throughout Catalonia to discover whether or not they hold classes outdoors, what they feel the drawbacks or obstacles to doing so are, and in what subject areas they bring up urban green spaces.

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PROGRESS seminar on ecosystem service measurement shares best practices across Europe

4 de May 2020Adriana Clivillé

Best practices for measuring the costs and benefits of ecosystem services from land use were the focus of the first thematic workshop of the European project PROGRESS, held online due to the global context of coronavirus.

News

Economic growth is incompatible with biodiversity conservation

14 de April 2020Adriana Clivillé

A study involving more than 20 specialists in conservation ecology and the economics of ecology highlights the contradiction between economic growth and biodiversity conservation.

Knowledge

The hidden side of rarity: it’s not that rare being rare

3 de April 2020Francisco Lloret

Begoña García has spent many years passionately studying a curious plant, Borderea chouardii. It is a rare species with a biogeographical origin that dates back to the Tertiary and remains confined to a few limestone cliffs in the Central Pyrenees. Unknown until the middle of the 20th century, it is considered an endangered species. But... is it?

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Plants growing at extremes follow the global rules

19 de March 2020CREAF

CREAF takes part in an international study aboy Arctic tundra leads by iDiV where they discover that tundra plants are more diverse in how they cope with cold climates than previously thought.  In a warming world, these tundra plants will benefit from having a wide range of ways to adapt to the changing climate.

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