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A tale in Trieste

13 de August 2018Francisco Lloret

At the end of the 19th century, the border region between Italy and Slovenia had mountains with no trees. A massive reforestation ordered by the Austro-Hungarian Empire allowed to recover forests and revitalize the region. Now, however, those pines planted a century ago are in danger.

CREAF’s role in the European strategy of fostering citizen observatories for environmental monitoring

3 de July 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

CREAF is heading a community of practice that is leading the first citizen science interoperability experiment of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The goal is for citizen science projects to adopt international standards with a view to data being shared and reused.

Catalonia’s agricultural soils contain four years’ worth of carbon emissions

28 de June 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

The soils below dryland crops contain 54% of Catalan agricultural land's 48 million tons of organic carbon, although the highest concentrations are found in rice fields and pastures.

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CREAF Annual Report 2017 can be already consulted

27 de June 2018CREAF

In 2017, CREAF produced 231 SCI papers, the highest number in its history. 87% have been published in scientific journals of the first quartile. three of them in Science, and one in Nature Climate Change.

Call for a new CREAF Director

26 de June 2018CREAF

Javier Retana, director of the CREAF since 2005, plans to step down from this position early in 2018.

Josep Penuelas visited China as grantee of the Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Science

15 de June 2018CREAF

Josep Penuelas visited China the first two weeks of May 2018 as grantee of the Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Science.

A melting world

31 de May 2018Jaume Terradas

The West world, with its desire for expansion and exploration of new and unknown territories, has deprived indigenous communities of their traditional methods of life and culture. The Arctic tribes have not either been an  exception.

CREAF presents the Network for European Mountain Research (NEMOR)

30 de May 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

Coordinated by CREAF and comprising more than 50 European organizations, NEMOR has produced a document seeking the European Commission's recognition of mountains as a unique setting for activities such as testing related to the effects of climate change, reversing depopulation and promoting new circular economy projects.

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