Etiqueta: ecosystems

News

Why do we want so many different beetles?

16 de April 2018Francisco Lloret

Evolution leads to an increasing number of species, and that's why it is so difficult for us to know how many of them inhabit the Earth. Should we spend efforts to conserve all of them or would it be enough with just a few?

News

Climate change is already threatening the Mediterranean ecosystems of Catalonia

19 de July 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

An extensive review of studies and databases reveals that drought and an increase in temperature are already causing species substitutions, greater aridity, higher forest fire risk, lower soil fertility, and lower water availability, among other negative impacts.

News

Phosphorus, once only a nutrient, has become a contaminant on a global scale

17 de March 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

Freshwater ecosystems near densely populated areas have levels of phosphorus which are very high and out of balance with nitrogen levels. This has resulted in altered ecosystem functioning, lower water quality, and has made water conservation more difficult.

Knowledge

Do you know ECOPOTENTIAL?

14 de November 2016CREAF

ECOPOTENTIAL publishes a new video to explain what the project is about, wich is framed within the European Union Horizon 2020 program.

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CO2 absorption in European ecosystems depends on two major climatic phenomena

18 de January 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

The worst scenario occurs when NAO and EA are in opposite phases. This ocurred in the first few years of the previous decade and during this period, the CO2 uptake was below average. Recently, NAO and EA were in the same phase and ecosystems have been able to remove more carbon from the atmosphere.

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