Global change

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Rising temperatures threaten global agricultural production

16 de October 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

The production of essential crops such as wheat, maize, rice, and soybean will be substantially reduced. Effective measures for climate change adaptation will be necessary, as well as  improvements in crop genetics in order to reduce the impacts of climate change. 

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The first CREAF Talks with Steven W.Running now available

6 de October 2017CREAF

Online the first CREAF Talks video. In this sesion Steven W. Running told us about whether primary net terrestrial production was a planetary boundary for the carbon cycle. Do not miss it!

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Joint statement by the universities and research centres of Catalonia

22 de September 2017CREAF

Leaders of the universities and research centres in Catalonia met yesterday to assess the situation here in Catalonia resulting from the actions of the Spanish government in recent days. This is the joint statement.

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The greening of the earth is reaching its limit

19 de September 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

A new study led by Josep Peñuelas and published in Nature Ecology and Evolution reveals that CO2 abundance in the atmosphere no longer has a powerful fertilizing effect on vegetation. The greening that has been observed in recent years is slowing and this will cause CO2 levels in the atmosphere to rise, thus increasing temperatures and leading to increasingly severe changes in climate.

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Humans are causing mass movements of bacteria around the world

15 de September 2017Anna Ramon Revilla

In an article in the journal Science, Josep Peñuelas warns that we must immediately begin studying the changes we are causing in the microbial world, improve water treatment systems, and change crop fertilization practices. 

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