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The 12 consequences of global change in the mountains

9 de December 2021Adriana Clivillé

As dawn breaks at the Oulettes de Gaube refuge (France), Bernat Claramunt is ready to begin an expedition as a scientific guide in the Gaube valley, in the Pyrenees. As a CREAF ecologist and UAB professor expert on mountain systems, he knows the terrain well. This is why he cannot stop looking at the Glacier des Oulettes to note its retreat, even if it still looks imposing.

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The 12 consequences of global change in the mountains

9 de December 2021Adriana Clivillé

As dawn breaks at the Oulettes de Gaube refuge (France), Bernat Claramunt is ready to start an expedition as a scientific guide in the Gaube valley, in the Pyrenees. As a CREAF ecologist expert on mountain systems, he knows the terrain well. This is why he cannot stop looking at the Glacier des Oulettes to note its retreat, even if it still looks imposing.

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Euromontana incorporates Polyfarming as an example of good practice in the European management of mountain pastures

5 de May 2021Ángela Justamante

The European LIFE Polyfarming project, coordinated by CREAF, is included as an inspiring model in the recently published manual of good practices 'Sustainable management of mountain pastures' promoted by Euromontana.

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The treeline in Tibet increases slower than temperatures

27 de April 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

The forest treeline shifts upward slower than temperature increase, and it can be hindered by densification of shrubs. A number of factors influence upward forest expansion, including the particular plant species growing near trees, climate change, human activity, and terrain morphology. The Tibetan Plateau, practically devoid of human pressures, offers a pristine area for study 

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Changes in traditional livestock farming in the Pyrenees have led to forest expansion

18 de March 2016CREAF

This finding is described in an article including CREAF researchers and coauthors Aitor Ameztegui and Lluís Brotons. The study addresses how the superior limit of forest cover in the Pyrenees has changed over 50 years. According to the study, the tree line has advanced upward an average of 40 meters, one of the main causes of this being decreasing pressures from livestock. Contrary to common thinking to date, climate change may play a much lesser role than previously thought.

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CREAF enters the core group of the European Mountain Research Advocacy Network

11 de June 2015CREAF

Bernat Claramunt, CREAF researcher, has entered the core group of 6-8 people of the European Mountain Research Advocacy Network (MRI- Europe).  He and other researchers will coordinate the future advocacy efforts of MRI- Europe.

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