Alicia Pérez-Porro: “I admire CREAF’s multidisciplinary spirit and transversality, one of the reasons that got me interested in this position”

16 de December 2020Anna Ramon Revilla

A few months before the end of 2020, CREAF welcomed Alicia Pérez-Porro as the new Scientific Coordinator, a key and cross-functional leadership role for the center.

“Science is a long-term human effort”: a conversation with the 4 researchers from CREAF appointed highly cited 2020

15 de December 2020Adriana Clivillé

The need for inclusive science, ranking bias, brain loss, and the responsibility to train people are the focus of a debate with the 4 CREAF researchers included in the Clarivate index of The Web of Science’s Clarivate index 2020 .

The greening of the earth is approaching its limit

11 de December 2020Anna Ramon Revilla

A new study published in Science reveals that the fertilizing effect of excess CO2 on vegetation is decreasing worldwide. The lack of water and nutrients limit the greening observed in recent years and can cause CO2 levels in the atmosphere to rise rapidly, temperatures to increase and there to be increasingly severe changes in the climate.

New European Breeding Bird Atlas, a milestone for biodiversity research and nature conservation

3 de December 2020Adriana Clivillé

A new European breeding bird atlas (EBBA2), an initiative of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC), is published with updated information on the distribution and abundance of all bird species in Europe, with high scientific standards and a citizen science approach.


Heat and regular rains, this is how the year has been with the most mosquitoes in Spain

1 de December 2020Àlex Richter-Boix

In 2020, Mosquito Alert has recorded twice as many tiger mosquitoes as in 2019. It has been the year with the most mosquitoes since 2014, when the citizen science platform began collecting data.

The MEDFATE model helps to understand the functioning and dynamics of water-limited mixed forests

25 de November 2020CREAF

A new study with the MEDFATE forest simulation model makes it possible to read into the effect of the mixture of plant species and their interactions in terms of water use and drought stress.

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.

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