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Excessive nitrogen fertilization of wheat crops may explain the high prevalence of celiac disease

4 de March 2021Adriana Clivillé

Wheat fields are being fertilized with more and more nitrogen and this practice may be directly linked to the increasing prevalence of celiac disease, an autoimmune human condition. Between the 1960s and today, there has been a ten-fold increase in the use of nitrogen fertiliser for wheat crops worldwide, because it improves soil yields.

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CREAF wants young people to catch the science bug with a new programme of summer grants

1 de March 2021CREAF

This summer and within the Severo Ochoa program, we will offer to 4 undergraduate students the possibility of a two-month stay as an ecology researcher through the 1st CREAF Summer Fellowship Programme. It's aim is to become the first step of undergraduate student’s research career.

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Nature-based solutions and remote sensing to recover degraded land with NewLife4Drylands

19 de February 2021Adriana Clivillé

The European NewLife4Drylands project aims to apply nature-based solutions (NBS) to restore degraded and desertified lands, using remote sensing data and models. From CREAF we contribute with the experience of two research teams: the Protecsòls group, for the restoration of degraded landscapes, and the Grumets group, for environmental remote sensing.

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Climate change affects birds in Europe and North-America differently than in the Mediterranean, and could expose them to a climate trap

17 de February 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

The behavior of bird communities in Europe and in the United States and Canada due to climate change is different than in the Mediterranean area. It changes faster in winter, when they migrate, than in spring, when they nest.

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Contribution of life in soil remains largely underestimated, according to United Nations

12 de February 2021CREAF

FAO launched its first ever report on "The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity". The report, with the participation of Pilar Andrés as an expert, examines the potential of soil organisms in ensuring sustainable agri-food systems and mitigating climate change.

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