A new study, led by the University of Exeter with the participation of Maurizio Mencuccini, ICREA research professor in CREAF, suggests small trees adapt better to droughts and could grow into a new generation to help the rainforest survive.
An international team -where Josep Peñuelas has participated- explores the factors that most affect plant behavior and how they can be included in predictive models to improve them. The result, published in Nature Plants wants to improve understanding of the global carbon cycle and ecosystem services and their future if forests change due to climate change.
The Alter-net Board of Directors has unanimously voted that Adriana Clivillé, from the CREAF Communication team, will join its Management Board, its highest executive body, from July 2020. The proposal implies that she takes responsibility for the communication of Alter-net, a network of centres in 18 European countries specialized in biodiversity, ecosystems and the services they provide to society. In the same vote, Juliette Young was chosen as the professional in charge of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI).
The report has been prepared by an EKLIPSE expert working group, including researcher Pilar Andrés, and presentates a serie of key points at the scientific, political and social levels to improve the restoration of ecosystems. These results were included in the 2019 IPBES soil degradation conference.
The European project Clearing House has today launched a survey of primary and secondary school teachers throughout Catalonia to discover whether or not they hold classes outdoors, what they feel the drawbacks or obstacles to doing so are, and in what subject areas they bring up urban green spaces.