We have published the first international CREAF's newsletter with the purpose of improving our visibility, reputation and recruitment of talent. Its common thread is ecology as a solution and it includes current events as diverse as 'la Caixa' postdoctoral scholarships with the experience of Oriol Lapiedra and the opinion of Marc Palahí, director of the European Forest Institute, about his previous work with us.
Creating less flammable landscapes would as much as halve the area expected to be affected by fire in the next 30 years
Using mathematical models, a joint Spanish and Portuguese study has shown that altering the landscape, so as to reduce vegetation density and combustibility for example, and promoting farming activities of high natural value would drastically reduce the amount of land damaged by fire.
The European Environment Agency highlights an article by Lluís Brotons and Virgilio Hermoso on connecting protected areas with green infrastructure
A scientific study on the efficiency of planning to connect land on a European scale, the authors of which include Lluís Brotons –a CSIC researcher and member of the InForest research unit run jointly by CREAF and the CTFC– and Virgilio Hermoso –a CTFC researcher– has been included in a list of references in a briefing published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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.