Knowledge

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Current challenges for a global contribution of the European Earth Observation

10 de January 2018Joan Masó

European products derived from satellite and in-situ data describe the status and the temporal evolution of the planet and, combined with others, will help to understand how human activities are contributing to global change. A better organized European contribution will have even bigger influence in informed decision making.

Plant’s Lego

26 de December 2017Francisco Lloret

How are plants organized in the world? Why have they evolved this way? Francisco Lloret answers that after researcher Carlos Herrera was granted with the Haeckel Price in ecology.

Why are there so many plants?

1 de December 2017Jaume Terradas

Which characteristics of the environment and living beings can explain the great diversity of plants and life in general on Earth?

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“We invest much more time writing scientific publications than making science accessible”

31 de October 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

Rossella Guerrieri has a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Sciences and has been a post-doc at CREAF since 2016. Her projects are related to the natural cycles of forests and she is a strong advocate of the social impacts of science.

Tree herders

14 de October 2017Francisco Lloret

Some giant trees, such as cedars and redwoods, are an example of great longevity and their populations depend much more on tendencies than on specific traumatic episodes. Climate change and human pressures can put their survival at risk.

Forest wildfires: learning from the beast

11 de August 2017Francisco Lloret

We are in the middle of the wildfire season, and the ecologist Francisco Lloret explains what we can learn about fires and how we can adapt to them to avoid catastrophic large wildfires.

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Sustainability thinking

31 de July 2017Jaume Terradas

In this entry, Jaume Terradas reflects and recommends the book Ambient, Territori i Paisatge: Valors i Valoracions, by Ramon Folch and Josepa Bru.

The Roots of Heaven: Literature and Ecology

26 de June 2017Jaume Terradas

Environmentalsim and literature in a book, then filmed for the big screen, by Romain Gary.

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