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CREAF participates in the Geoscience Online meeting EGU2020

4 de May 2020Verónica Couto Antelo

Due to the current circumstances, the General Assembly on Geoscience that was going to take place all this week in Vienna has become virtual. You can follow it with the hashtag #shareEGU20 and some CREAF researchers are participating.

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New modelling framework will transform the design and monitoring of EU rural policies

2 de March 2020CREAF

A new Horizon 2020 project, where CREAF takes part actively, will provide improved tools to European policymakers for predicting the result of future EU agriculture policies, taking account of farmers’ needs and effectively monitor policy impacts on natural, social and cultural assets in rural areas. It is BESTMAP!

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The Cocoon system improves success rates when reforesting degraded land

24 de February 2020Anna Ramon Revilla

Around 30,000 trees and shrubs were planted between 2016 and 2019 in the Mediterranean basin and the Canary Islands, with a survival rate achieved that varied between 20 and 80%, depending on the species involved. The economic analysis shows that the Cocoon system can be up to four times more profitable than the normal reforestation method.

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Lessons learned from Storm Gloria

21 de February 2020Pau Guzmán

Between 19 and 23 January 2020, Storm Gloria left its mark on Catalonia, breaking records as it did so. Now, a month later, CREAF’s Anabel Sánchez and Annelies Broekman, experts on water and climate change, reflect on how the territory ought to be managed in the face of increasingly frequent flooding and drought.

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Humans use more phosphorus to produce fish than we obtain by harvesting them

17 de February 2020Adriana Clivillé

There is an imbalance between the amount of phosphorus we use in the production of fish and shellfish (which need it for growth, bones and shells) and the amount we obtain by harvesting them. Remedying it will require aquaculture’s mean phosphorus use efficiency to increase from its current level of 20% to 48% by 2050.

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