Since mid-2020 CREAF has been a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), a global association of research, professionals and community leaders from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and North and South America, which is actively involved in the ecological recovery of degraded ecosystems, using a wide range of experience and knowledge.
Best practices for measuring the costs and benefits of ecosystem services from land use were the focus of the first thematic workshop of the European project PROGRESS, held online due to the global context of coronavirus.
What impact does the confinement of people have on wildlife? Recent observations of unusual animals coming to the cities have given rise to much speculation. Although there is no data to adequately estimate the impact of this confinement, previous studies allow scientists to anticipate some of its possible consequences.
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.