Are the insects which begin their adult life in the coldest months the largest? An accepted paradigm within ecology, Bergmann's rule, says that organisms in the coldest regions of the Earth tend to be larger. Two months ago, Sergio Osorio presented his doctoral thesis at CREAF in which he analyzed this principle to test if seasonality is also related with body size.
Yesterday, the 4th of December, the Nature Award for Mentoring took place, the awards for four exemplary scientific tutors. It was held for the first time in Spain, under a panel of judges chaired by Josep Peñuelas and met at CREAF months ago. The winners are Lluís Torner, Margarita Salas, Carlos López-Otín and Carlos Belmonte. Congratulations!!
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.
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.
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.