Etiqueta: soil

News

Healthy soil is essential to achieve food sovereignty

29 de May 2020Ángela Justamante

More than 90% of Earth's agricultural land will be degraded by 2050, according to the recent article ‘Let’s #StopSoilErosion to ensure a food secure future' published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A degraded soil is infertile and can seriously reduce its agricultural performance. Recovering the fertility of degraded land is therefore essential for a region to move towards greater food sovereignty.

News

Six essential techniques to discover regenerative agriculture!

26 de May 2020Ángela Justamante

The Life-Polyfarming regenerative agriculture project, coordinated by Planeses and CREAF, has recently published six videos in which they explain, in an informative tone, the agricultural and livestock techniques carried out in the pilot farm in La Garrotxa, Catalonia. These techniques aim to recover fertile and profitable soil in a way that respects the environment. 

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Drought poses a threat to soil biodiversity and nutrient cycling across Europe

26 de June 2019J.Luis Ordóñez

A CREAF-led European study published in the journal Global Change Biology warns that the drought associated with climate change could reduce soil fauna diversity and slow the decomposition of leaf litter (fallen leaves, twigs, bark, etc.), potentially hindering the recycling of nutrients for plants throughout Europe.

Knowledge

“A temperature rise of 2ºC could have irreversible effects on the planet”

23 de August 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

We interviewed Sara Marañón, a postdoctoral researcher at CREAF with a Marie Curie grant. 

News

Thirsty holm oaks lose 21% more carbon through their roots

19 de January 2018Albert Naya i Díaz

Once rehydrated, holm oaks have a large capacity for recovery thanks to their high adaptation to the Mediterranean climate. The release of organic compounds into the soil represents a considerable loss of carbon for the holm oak and also modifies the microbial community, which may lead to additional effects on the tree.

News

The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas has been published

26 de May 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

Today, May 25, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) publishes the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, first-ever of this topic. It’s a European Comission iniciative, available and free for everyone who is interested in. This atlas maps the soil biodiversity of the entire planet by providing an exhaustive analysis of soil organisms and the threats it has to face. Soil management could help the mitigation of the effects of climate change.

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CREAF researchers uncover how climate change-provoked substitutions of pines with holm oak affect soil respiration

10 de March 2016Albert Naya i Díaz

Scots pine is the tree species with the greatest latitudinal distribution between Siberia and the Iberian Peninsula. The death of these pines due to drought does not affect CO2 emissions from forest soil.

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