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To know the evolutionary potential to effective conservation management: the example of the yew

16 de January 2020Àlex Richter-Boix

Yew is considered a species of interest from the point of view of conservation for its small and isolated populations. An international team led by CREAF has studied the adaptive variation of their populations, a crucial knowledge to develop correct conservation measures.

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New call: PhD positions at CREAF with “La Caixa” – INPhINIT fellowship programme

3 de December 2019CREAF

CREAF, as Severo Ochoa center, is a host organization of INPhINIT Incoming and offers up to 9 research projects to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research team.

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New forests grow faster but are more sensitive to climate change

9 de October 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

A study led by CREAF has found that new forests growing on abandoned rural land are able to capture more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere than long-established forests. This effect could be temporary, however, as the wood of their trees is less dense, making them more vulnerable to extreme climate events.

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Clearing House project to develop sustainable urban forests

4 de October 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

Cities across Europe and China are preparing to green themselves. The Sino-European project Clearing House was officially launched and will be expanding the knowledge of trees and forests in urban areas.

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Are the tropical forests losing their carbon storage capacity?

3 de September 2019CREAF

Recently published in the journal Nature Plants, a pioneering international study led by CREAF-based CSIC researcher Josep Peñuelas has used L-band passive microwave observations to measure carbon stocks and fluxes in the planet’s tropical forests more reliably than ever before.

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