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CREAF’s new slogan: ecology moves us

23 de November 2018CREAF

A research centre's 30th anniversary only happens once. We are celebrating ours with a new slogan.

From the Arctic to the tropics: researchers present a unique database on Earth’s vegetation

19 de November 2018CREAF

Which plant species grow where, alongside which others - and why? In a new study, an international research team presents the world's first global vegetation database which contains over 1.1 million complete lists of plant species for all terrestrial ecosystems.

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Open registration for the first iberian ecological society congress

23 de October 2018CREAF

The conference will be held at University of Barcelona (UB). The conference is aimed to be the kickoff of SIBECOL (Sociedad Ibérica de Ecología) a new scientific society, joining ecologists from Iberian countries, whatever the system or approach they work on.

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Forest management in Europe will not stop global warming

11 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

Aude Valade, CREAF researcher, and the international team behind the study published in Nature recommends that forests be managed with a view to preserving the ecological, social and cultural ecosystem services they provide, rather than to cooling the planet as envisaged in the Paris Agreement.

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The forests that store the most carbon are also the richest in biodiversity

3 de October 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

A study led by CREAF researcher Judit Lecina Díaz has mapped Spain's carbon and biodiversity hotspots, which are located in the Pyrenees and their foothills, Madrid, Cuenca, La Rioja and Andalusia, and along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.

Fractal life

1 de October 2018Francisco Lloret

Fractals fascinate everyone who sees them. Why do we feel this sensation? And why do we often find them in nature?

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Taller species are taking over in a warming Arctic

27 de September 2018CREAF

Until now, the Arctic tundra has been the domain of low-growing grasses and dwarf shrubs. But new, taller plant species have been slowly taking over this chilly neighborhood, report an international group with the participation of researchers from CSIC-CREAF.

Smart urban solutions for more resilient cities

24 de September 2018CREAF

El CREAF participates in SMURBS project. A new project harnesses Earth observation (EO) data to improve the quality of life in urban areas.

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