“With the urban population set to grow by 56% by 2050, we need to make cities greener to protect biodiversity”4 de May 2018Verónica Couto Antelo
We interviewed Yolanda Melero, holder of a PhD in biology, whose studies have revolved around the behaviour and dynamics of American mink populations. At CREAF she is continuing to investigate how animal populations function, but is now focusing on butterflies to learn about biodiversity-friendly city design.
Jaume Terradas explains how an error in channeling the water of the Colorado River in California created a large artificial lake that, now, is endangered by the great water demand from the crop fields and nearby cities.
It’s already available CREAF Talk by Scott Ollinger about nitrogen and carbon assimilation in forests22 de February 2018CREAF
A new video of CREAF Talks conferences is now available. Scott Ollinger, from University of New Hampshire, USA, talks about basic relations among foliar N and CO2 assimilation in forests, relationships between N concentrations and a suite of functionally convergent plant traits that influence canopy reflectance, and implications for broad-scale N mapping and ecosystem—climate interactions.
The researcher from McGill University, in Quebec, and CREAF associated, visited us again to talk about animal innovation from different points of view, from the ecological implications to the physiological characteristics that allow it.
Nature establishes relationships between species and organisms, forming a very complex network where often great-interconnected nodes appear. They are called 'hubs'. But humans also create this kind of networks, such as airports as nodes and flights as connections.
The fourth video of the CREAF Talks conferences is now available. Roderick Dewar, from the Australian National University, presents an approach inspired by how complex systems are modelled in physics.
Two new conferences are already available, corresponding to Mirco Migliavacca (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany) and Carles Pedrós Alió (National Center of Biotechnology, CSIC, Spain). Mirco told us about the physiological and structural response of vegetation in manipulation experiments. Carles explained how climate change can affect bacteria, and what can bacteria do to climate change.