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Citizen science is a data source to fill sustainable development goals

11 de October 2019Ángela Justamante

Monitoring progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a huge amount of data. Citizen science could help fill important data gaps according to a new study published in  Nature Sustainability. The research, led by IIASA, has involved a large community of citizen science experts from around the world, including Joan Masó, a researcher at CREAF. 

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Life-Polyfarming proposes a completely sustainable agri-food model change

8 de October 2019Ángela Justamante

Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission's LIFE program, is led by the CREAF and the Planeses farm, where it is carried out on a real scale.

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Clearing House project to develop sustainable urban forests

4 de October 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

Cities across Europe and China are preparing to green themselves. The Sino-European project Clearing House was officially launched and will be expanding the knowledge of trees and forests in urban areas.

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Farmland with small fields and varied crops is beneficial to biodiversity

29 de July 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

Research led by two French institutions shows that farmland comprising small fields sown with different types of crops is conducive to plant and animal diversity. Promoting such landscapes would help make up for the loss of natural and semi-natural habitats between crops.

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CREAF contributes to a European methodology to guide ecosystem restoration

24 de July 2019CREAF

Pilar Andrés is one of the eleven European restoration experts of the EKLIPSE expert working group to improve the effectiveness of existing approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function and services.

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