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The 12 consequences of global change in the mountains

9 de December 2021Adriana Clivillé

As dawn breaks at the Oulettes de Gaube refuge (France), Bernat Claramunt is ready to begin an expedition as a scientific guide in the Gaube valley, in the Pyrenees. As a CREAF ecologist and UAB professor expert on mountain systems, he knows the terrain well. This is why he cannot stop looking at the Glacier des Oulettes to note its retreat, even if it still looks imposing.

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The 12 consequences of global change in the mountains

9 de December 2021Adriana Clivillé

As dawn breaks at the Oulettes de Gaube refuge (France), Bernat Claramunt is ready to start an expedition as a scientific guide in the Gaube valley, in the Pyrenees. As a CREAF ecologist expert on mountain systems, he knows the terrain well. This is why he cannot stop looking at the Glacier des Oulettes to note its retreat, even if it still looks imposing.

CREAF joins the Global Coalition United for Biodiversity for a worldwide action

8 de December 2021Adriana Clivillé

At CREAF we have joined the Global Coalition United for Biodiversity promoted by the European Commission, and we expand the growing list of international organizations and institutions that call for the protection of biodiversity worldwide.

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CREAF connects childhood to urban nature

26 de November 2021Florencia Florido

On 18 November, over 70 people attended the online presentation of Green4Children, Transforming schoolyards and City of trees, three initiatives led by CREAF, the Barcelona City Council and BOS+, respectively.

Essential outcomes for COP26

10 de November 2021CREAF

Josep Peñuelas from CREAF signed an editorial in Global Change Biology about COP26 and their results or objectives, like nature based solutions.

The adaptation measures taken in the world do not reduce the risk that climate change poses to humanity

7 de November 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

A recent study shows that the measures taken are fragmented, local and not transformative. CREAF calls for more integrated and coordinated measures capable of reducing the risk that climate change poses to people.

The soundscape created by birds is becoming quieter and less varied, with potential effects on people’s health

2 de November 2021Adriana Clivillé

The favourable properties of natural soundscapes are changing, due to declining bird populations and their new geographic distribution. As a consequence, the trill of birds is changing and birdsongs at dawn are becoming quieter and less varied.

Were the Vikings the first to settle in the Azores?

1 de November 2021Verónica Couto Antelo

A recent study led by CIBIO, the University of the Azores, CSIC and CREAF shows that the navigations of the Vikings could have taken them to the Azores about 700 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. The results, published in the journal PNAS, have been obtained through sediment samples from different lakes and environmental reconstructions.

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