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CREAF takes part in a meeting with the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge

23 de November 2020Verónica Couto Antelo

On 16 November, the heads of Catalonia's research centers met with Ramon Tremosa to discuss a public-private investment fund that promotes the transfer of research knowledge in the country. From CREAF, has participated the director Joan Pino Vilalta.

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Global change requires new fire management to preserve biodiversity

19 de November 2020CREAF

More than 4,400 terrestrial and freshwater species are threatened by changes in the fire regime. While many species are at risk by the increased frequency and intensity of fire, its suppression can be harmful to some life forms and ecosystems.

A study confirms the relationship between high prevalence of cancer and high consumption of meat and alcohol per capita

19 de November 2020Anna Ramon Revilla

A work led by scientists from the CSIC and CREAF has analysed the correlation between diet and cancer in at least 50 countries from 1960 to 2017 and has crossed global databases from institutions such as the FAO, the WHO and the United Nations.

Josep Peñuelas, distinguished as a member of the leading American organization in advanced Earth and space science

19 de November 2020Adriana Clivillé

The scientific organization American Geophysical Union (AGU) has highlighted the researcher Josep Peñuelas as AGU Fellow, a distinguished member of the year 2020, "for his dedication and exceptional contribution to Earth and space sciences and for having contributed to advancing through research and innovation."

Citizen science, reinforced thanks to Ground Truth 2.0 and its methodology

17 de November 2020Adriana Clivillé

Creating and validating a methodology to generate citizen science observatories is the common thread of the European project Ground Truth 2.0, which has worked with 4 observatories in Europe (Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden) and 2 in Africa (Kenya and Zambia) in actual operating conditions.

Gabriel Borràs and the question of how we adapt to climate change

12 de November 2020Adriana Clivillé

The incorporation into the UN scientific database of a recent indicator on the capacity to adapt to climate change promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya raises an automatic question. What does it mean to be able to adapt to the global modification of the climate that we are facing?

A study shows how difficult it is for temperate forests to recover from severe drought

5 de November 2020Adriana Clivillé

Climate change is making forests all over the world more vulnerable to drought, causing tree mortality episodes with serious ecological and social consequences. As yet, the traits of the vegetation replacing trees that have died as a result of drought are not known.

Leading scientific associations and innovative companies demand to place R&D at the heart of Spain’s strategy

28 de October 2020CREAF

CREAF signs the document as a member of Severo Ochoa & Maria de Maeztu Alliance (SOMMa).  The signatories demand a national pact that includes long-term strategies aimed at promoting frontier science and business innovation. The document aims to add and provide strategic solutions to the recent Pact for Science and Innovation that the Government has just announced.

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