Forest ecology

News

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 MENFRI project thrust forward a new approach in innovative research and sustainable development

31 de January 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

The European project MENFRI was coordinated by CREAF and came to an end in 2016. Its novel approach, centering on cooperation and knowledge transfer, has opened the door to new opportunities, The NODE being one of them.

Knowledge

Riding resilience

6 de December 2016Francisco Lloret

The use of the term 'resilience' has been extended. But success entails risks. When dealing with complex concepts encapsulated in a word, the risk translates into confusion. It is therefore worth entertaining the passage and meditate for a while.

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When the spring is warm and dry, seed production is increased in forests across Western Europe

31 de August 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), an important atmospheric phenomenon affecting the meteorology of the whole of Europe, impacts the quantity and timing of seed production in the continent's forests. When the NAO favors a dry and warm spring, most of the studied forests produced more seeds and this is also done in a more synchronized manner.  

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We invite you to read our Annual Report 2015

1 de August 2016Verónica Couto Antelo

Here you have the digital version of the Annual Report 2015. During this year we have published 172 scientific articles indexed on SCI, with highlighted publications in Nature’s Group Journals, Ecology Letters or Ecology Letters.

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