Etiqueta: Nature

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The loss of soil carbon can accelerate climate change

1 de December 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

The journal Nature has today published a study which had the participation of CSIC scientists at CREAF, Marc Estiarte and Josep Peñuelas, which demonstrates the relationship between the release of carbon from soils and the acceleration of climate change.

Knowledge

Some updates

5 de October 2016Jaume Terradas

In this new article, Jaume Terrades presents new information and updates some of his posts that he has written in his section.

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The world has become greener over the past 33 years

26 de April 2016CREAF

Since 1982, Earth has become greener in an area covering 36 million km2, close to two times the size of the United States. Above all, this seems to be the result of a fertilizing effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on plants. The study was carried out with satellite images which can capture this increase in terrestrial leaf area.

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When ‘flying blind’, chaotic searching could be a good strategy

12 de April 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

When an animal has limited information about its environment, a chaotic movement pattern could be an efficient strategy for finding what it needs. For mollusks, this could result from internal neural processes. Understanding the mechanisms for chaos generation and its connection with search behavior could help apply these types of patterns to research on humans. 

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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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Wood and leaf densities explain how forests function across the globe

24 de December 2015Albert Naya i Díaz

Understanding ecosystem dynamics can lead to greater benefits in forest management, species conservation, and carbon sequestration. A new study puts forward results which can be generalized for the whole globe and to 53,000 tree species thanks to the large quantity of data gathered and analyzed.

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