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“There are comparative grievances on the cost of living and University fees during the PhD” explains Sara Reverté

17 de October 2019Verónica Couto Antelo

The CREAF ecologist has participated in a series of interviews by the English journal Functional Ecology to researchers from all over the world to learn about their experiences during the PhD and to understand how it works in each country.

Citizen science is a data source to fill sustainable development goals

11 de October 2019Ángela Justamante

Monitoring progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a huge amount of data. Citizen science could help fill important data gaps according to a new study published in  Nature Sustainability. The research, led by IIASA, has involved a large community of citizen science experts from around the world, including Joan Masó, a researcher at CREAF. 

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Life-Polyfarming proposes a completely sustainable agri-food model change

8 de October 2019Ángela Justamante

Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission's LIFE program, is led by the CREAF and the Planeses farm, where it is carried out on a real scale.

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Clearing House project to develop sustainable urban forests

4 de October 2019Anna Ramon Revilla

Cities across Europe and China are preparing to green themselves. The Sino-European project Clearing House was officially launched and will be expanding the knowledge of trees and forests in urban areas.

CREAF supports global climate mobilizations

20 de September 2019CREAF

In this sense, CREAF wants to boost the social and institutional awareness about climate change through its  communication channels.

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Cool lizards do not like global warming!

9 de September 2019CREAF

Climate change is toppling our Earth's ecosystems out of balance in multiple ways, with often dramatic consequences. Many plants and animals are already impacted. But surprisingly, it is only poorly understood which are the specific threats, and how the actual consequences will look like.

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Are the tropical forests losing their carbon storage capacity?

3 de September 2019CREAF

Recently published in the journal Nature Plants, a pioneering international study led by CREAF-based CSIC researcher Josep Peñuelas has used L-band passive microwave observations to measure carbon stocks and fluxes in the planet’s tropical forests more reliably than ever before.

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Increased CO2 only leads to faster growth in plants if they have enough water

30 de August 2019Verónica Couto Antelo

According to a study published recently in the journal PNAS, climate change has caused forests to alter the way they grow, in that they only take advantage of the fertilizing effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) to grow faster if they have plenty of water.

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