Etiqueta: forest


Let’s talk about risks: if your forest were a country, which one would it be?

11 de May 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

Japan is among the countries that are best prepared for natural disasters, those with the most hospital beds, the highest levels of education, prevention plans, adapted urban designs and so forth. Why, then, is it also one of the countries whose inhabitants are most at risk from such disasters?


Planting 3,000 million trees in Europe could increase the risk of forest fires

28 de April 2021Anna Ramon Revilla

A research group made up of researchers from CREAF, CTFC, InBIO/CIBIO, University of Santiago de Compostela and CSIC warns that the massive reforestation proposed by the Green Deal could increase the risk of fire if it isn't carried out according to good planning and scientific criteria.


Mature forests, small vaccines against global change

21 de March 2021Verónica Couto Antelo

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests we present an in-depth report on mature forests. What are they and why can they function as vaccines against climate and global change? Do they require management? Which one?


Mice have “personality”

9 de May 2019Ángela Justamante

CREAF scientists have found that, contrary to what was previously thought, wood mice make decisions individually.


Tropical forests increase Earth’s carbon sequestration capacity

18 de December 2018Verónica Couto Antelo

According to a study published yesterday in the Nature Climate Change journal, the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) increased between 1994 and 2014. The study highlights the need to protect tropical forests, as their carbon sequestration rate has risen more than that of any other type of forest over the last few years.


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.


Trees with soft wood and thin leaves die of thirst more easily

13 de July 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

A study with the participation of researchers from CREAF and the UAB warns that increasing droughts could affect forests’ species composition and structure, making them more vulnerable.

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