Etiqueta: science

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CENTRE: Emergency for all

29 de May 2020Enrique Doblas Miranda

We are in year one after the first pandemic. The planet is occupied entirely by humans who still believe in GDP ... Well, not entirely... A research center populated by a little bit of everything, the truth, is looking for ways to keep the planet habitable for our species. Click on the strip to see it with better resolution.

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The treatment of urban wastewater causes changes in the rivers’ flora and fauna

16 de August 2019Verónica Couto Antelo

Partially managing rivers to make them cleaner only by reducing the amount of phosphorus and phytoplankton, can entail undesirable changes throughout the ecosystem due to a nutrient imbalance. This is the main result of a study by researchers Carles Ibáñez at IRTA and Josep Peñuelas, CSIC researcher at CREAF, which was published by Science.

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Wildfires can favor the diversity of flora and fauna

24 de March 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

In many ecosystems, fire promotes a greater variety of species of plants and animals since it creates a more diverse set of environments. The positive effects of fire cannot be generalized to all aspects of an ecosystem; profound knowledge about the local species and fire regime is crucial. Insights from the study are useful for planning management of forest biomass fuel, controlled burnings, and forest fire suppression.

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.

Knowledge

About books, science and bureaucracy

12 de May 2016Jaume Terradas

In this post-Sant Jordi commentary, I should like to refer to just a few books of great quality and interest on some perhaps less well-known traveler scientists.

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Daring to live on the edge

21 de July 2014CREAF

Around the world, invasive animal species are pushing out the natives, sometimes forever altering ecosystems. House sparrows are a prime example, having spread from Europe to most inhabited parts of the world.  Daniel Sol has collaborated in an dissemination article  for the Science journal that have gleaned key traits underlying its incredible success.

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