Forest ecology

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Global change requires new fire management to preserve biodiversity

19 de November 2020CREAF

More than 4,400 terrestrial and freshwater species are threatened by changes in the fire regime. While many species are at risk by the increased frequency and intensity of fire, its suppression can be harmful to some life forms and ecosystems.

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Barcelona has been appointed by the European Forest Institute to organise its annual forest and city conference in 2022

14 de October 2020Verónica Couto Antelo

The European Forest Institute (EFI) has appointed Barcelona to organise its annual forest and city conference in 2022, an international recognition. This Catalan candidature is led by the AMB, CREAF, the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Centre of Forest Science and Technology of Catalonia (CTFC).

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The future of the Amazon rainforest, in the hands of the smallest trees

29 de September 2020CREAF

A new study, led by the University of Exeter with the participation of Maurizio Mencuccini, ICREA research professor in CREAF, suggests small trees adapt better to droughts and could grow into a new generation to help the rainforest survive.

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Ozone affects plants, insects and microorganisms, and poses a threat to global biodiversity

28 de August 2020Anna Ramon Revilla

According to a study co-authored by CREAF-based CSIC researcher Josep Peñuelas and published in Science Advances, increases in ozone in Earth’s atmosphere will be a danger to the biodiversity of the Mediterranean Basin, Japan and equatorial Africa by 2100.

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New proposals to understand how the planet’s vegetation works

20 de July 2020CREAF

An international team -where Josep Peñuelas has participated- explores the factors that most affect plant behavior and how they can be included in predictive models to improve them. The result, published in Nature Plants wants to improve understanding of the global carbon cycle and ecosystem services and their future if forests change due to climate change.

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