Etiqueta: Jordi Martínez Vilalta


Drought is already one of the 4 most critical natural hazards in Southwest Europe

1 de October 2021Adriana Clivillé

Drought and its consequences is one of the 4 most critical natural hazards in the mountain areas of Southwest Europe, together with floods, fires and soil degradation. This is one of the starting points of the third transnational seminar on strategies for the management and prevention of drought impacts on mountain forests in Southwest Europe, integrated in the SUDOE MONTCLIMA project.


Scots pine can recover the wood lost in years of extreme drought over the next decade

18 de January 2021Adriana Clivillé

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a critically important species throughout Europe, both ecologically and economically, and is the cornerstone of Scotland's pinewoods. At CREAF we take part in a pioneering research on how to recover from extreme droughts, led by the University of Stirling.


“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 .

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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.


Do drought-affected trees die of thirst or hunger?

16 de August 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

A new study has concluded that, universally, trees that have died from drought are unable to transport water to their leaves. The findings also highlight trees that have drained their carbon reserves since they are not able to carry out photosynthesis. The results of the study will permit the creation of more precise models for predicting the effects of climatic changes on vegetation.


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.


Mathematics in the fight against forest drought

8 de February 2016CREAF

A study by CTFC and CREAF scientists has led to the development of a mathematical model which predicts drought stress in forests. The research shows that forest drought stress depends on climatic conditions as well as vegetation and soil characteristics. 


Scientists identify the 13 most important research challenges to face global change in the Mediterranean region

3 de February 2015J.Luis Ordóñez

Scientists consider it key to understand why droughts kill so many trees and the influence of local forest histories on tree mortality. They also warn that we know very little about the joined effects of different disturbances on each ecosystem, and highlight the necessity to plan research projects covering more time and space. 

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