Global change

News

Taller species are taking over in a warming Arctic

27 de September 2018CREAF

Until now, the Arctic tundra has been the domain of low-growing grasses and dwarf shrubs. But new, taller plant species have been slowly taking over this chilly neighborhood, report an international group with the participation of researchers from CSIC-CREAF.

News

Josep Peñuelas wins a British Ecological Society award

24 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

The ecologist will receive the 2018 Marsh Award for Climate Change Research at a prizegiving ceremony in Birmingham in December.

Knowledge

“A temperature rise of 2ºC could have irreversible effects on the planet”

23 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

We interviewed Sara Marañón, a postdoctoral researcher at CREAF with a Marie Curie grant. 

News

First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain thanks to citizen scientists

7 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Aedes japonicus is an invasive insect capable of transmitting diseases such as West Nile virus. The mosquito was found in Asturias (North Spain) when a person sent a photo of the insect with the Mosquito Alert app in june.

News

‘Pampered’ trees are the most vulnerable to drought

26 de July 2018Giulio Nigro

Trees that have grown in highly suitable climatic conditions are less capable of dealing with extreme droughts, according to a study that underlines the importance of taking a forest's history into consideration when deciding how best to conserve and manage it.

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