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CREAF's pre-doctoral researcher Gerard Codina lived very close to the fires in the Canadian forests in 2023 from Montreal.
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Gerard Codina and the experience of fire to protect forests

Wildfires in Canada during the summer of 2023 destroyed forests, habitats and infrastructures and burned more land than in the previous 7 years. A state of emergency that CREAF pre-doctoral researcher Gerard Codina experienced first-hand from Montreal.

Angham Daiyoub, forest engineer and doctoral researcher. Image: Angham Daiyoub.
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The war in Syria has wiped out 19% of the country’s forests, equivalent to the entire metropolitan area of Barcelona

The sustained destruction of forest cover is the critical result of the war that Syria has been experiencing since 2011, especially in the northeastern mountain range and around Damascus -the capital in the south- with long-term environmental and humanitarian consequences. CREAF pre-doctoral researcher Angham Daiyoub is the first author of the scientific article analysing the situation.

A high mountain lake in Andorra. Image: Galdric Mossoll
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Expedition begins to chart the invisible biodiversity of Pyrenean lakes

The Pyrenees region is experiencing a warming rate higher than the global average, making it a critical observatory for the impacts of climate change. Researchers have begun efforts to chart the biodiversity of microorganisms living under the surface of 300 different lakes across the Pyrenees.

De Waal eats a banana at the Barcelona Zoo, while a chimpanzee watches him. Image: Xavier Cervera, Panos Pictures, Redux.
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Frans de Waal: Bridging the Primate-Human Divide

Frans de Waal, the Dutch primatologist who revolutionised the perception of emotions in primates, has died at the age of 75. CREAF pays tribute to his research career and prolific writing.

Severo Ochoa Excelence. Source: Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
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CREAF receives for the second time in a row the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation 

CREAF has obtained for the second consecutive time the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence distinction awarded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of the Spanish government, with the aim of “promoting the quality of Spanish scientific research by recognizing the best centers and units, that stand out for the relevance and impact of their research results on an international scale”.

The science diplomacy groups launched by the European Commission work with co-creation methodologies and are made up of professionals from different fields of knowledge in the scientific community, diplomacy and international public management. Image: on loan.
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CREAF’s scientific coordinator, Alícia Pérez-Porro, takes part in the definition of the European framework for science diplomacy

Shaping binding regulations, policy guidelines and action plans requires connecting cross-cutting knowledge that includes science, diplomacy and public management. This is the embryo of a series of 5 working groups promoted by the European Commission in which Alicia Pérez-Porro, CREAF’s scientific coordinator, is involved.

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