Forest ecology


The ecosystem services of Mediterranean forests are at risk if global temperatures rise more than 2°C

7 de July 2021Adriana Clivillé

For the first time, the scientific evidence on how fire risk and ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests are affected by a global temperature increase or decrease above 2°C is reviewed.


Maurizio Mencuccini, the nomadic scientist

1 de July 2021Adriana Clivillé

Maurizio Mencucini's taste for constant itinerancy was awakened by a professor at the University of Florence, who constantly pushed his students to leave Italy. Today he recognises that to do so "a certain daring is needed, but over time you realise that opportunities open up". And, he adds, "it's something I tell my children every day".


Chemical compounds from Barcelona traffic found in Montseny Natural Park

11 de June 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

Some chemical pollutants from road traffic and transported by sea breezes can alter climatic and ecological aspects, even in protected areas, according to a study by authors from CREAF and IDAEA-CSIC, among others.


Uforest wants to train ambassadors to fill cities with trees

31 de May 2021Florencia Florido

Through the Erasmus+ Uforest project, CREAF is opening a 15-minute survey aimed at people interested in promoting change in cities and filling them with trees and urban greenery. The survey will be used to create a custom-made training program.


Policy brief on the potential of new spontaneous forests made public, addressed to the EU

7 de May 2021Adriana Clivillé

The results of the SPONFOREST project are the basis of the recently published policy brief How natural forest expansion in Europe can offer cost-effective benefits to people, with policy recommendations on forest action and the potential of new spontaneous forests.

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