Biodiversity

News

Open registration for the first iberian ecological society congress

23 de October 2018CREAF

The conference will be held at University of Barcelona (UB). The conference is aimed to be the kickoff of SIBECOL (Sociedad Ibérica de Ecología) a new scientific society, joining ecologists from Iberian countries, whatever the system or approach they work on.

News

Forest management in Europe will not stop global warming

11 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

Aude Valade, CREAF researcher, and the international team behind the study published in Nature recommends that forests be managed with a view to preserving the ecological, social and cultural ecosystem services they provide, rather than to cooling the planet as envisaged in the Paris Agreement.

News

The forests that store the most carbon are also the richest in biodiversity

3 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

A study led by CREAF researcher Judit Lecina Díaz has mapped Spain's carbon and biodiversity hotspots, which are located in the Pyrenees and their foothills, Madrid, Cuenca, La Rioja and Andalusia, and along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.

News

Taller species are taking over in a warming Arctic

27 de September 2018CREAF

Until now, the Arctic tundra has been the domain of low-growing grasses and dwarf shrubs. But new, taller plant species have been slowly taking over this chilly neighborhood, report an international group with the participation of researchers from CSIC-CREAF.

News

Living on an island: a smart choice

31 de July 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Species of birds living on islands have evolved to have larger brains than their continental relatives. Island conditions have prompted this post-colonization evolution, which enhances adaptability to environmental changes.

Follow CREAF on: