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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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Water-ForCE, a roadmap on future Copernicus water-related services and missions

9 de February 2021Adriana Clivillé

A group of specialists in remote sensing applications in the water sector and in the fields of research, engineering and political decision making define the necessary services and future missions related to water of Copernicus, the observation program of the land of the European Union and the European Space Agency. This is the main axis of the European Water-ForCE research project. At CREAF, the main researcher involved is Lluís Pesquer, as well as the researchers Ester Prat, Cristina Domingo and Joan Masó, all of them also members of the GRUMETS research group.

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#ICOMMIT, CREAF people are committed to equality between men and women in the scientific community

9 de February 2021CREAF

Women represent less than 30% of the world's research personnel. In Spain, they occupy only 25% of the female professorships. At CREAF, only 21% of the principal investigators are women.

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