Search

Did you know...?

Knowledge
CREAF

Bees and flowers: made for each other

When someone is indecisive, or goes after someone to get something, they are said to do the butterfly, or to go from flower to flower… These are popular sayings that perhaps nowadays people do not keep in mind, especially those who do not go out in the countryside, or who wear the green glasses of naturalism. Today, on World Bee Day, we want you to put on these glasses and see how the insects that visit our flowers behave.

Quercus robur in the Alta Garrotxa. Image: Galdric Mossoll
News @en
Galdric Mossoll

How do trees handle thirst?

Plants play a crucial role in the biosphere: they absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and transfer water from the soil to the atmosphere. How do trees drink, and what happens when the water in the ground runs out?

Singular forest in Catalonia. Image: Lluís Comas.
News @en
Galdric Mossoll

What is forest resilience?

The changing climate paradigm, coupled with the accumulation of disturbances, is testing the resilience of forests around the world. The capacity of species to adapt to these conditions will define the forests of the future. But, are Mediterranean forests resilient enough?

Cuadro 'Grupo de personajes en el bosque' de Joan Miró en enero de 1931. Óleo sobre tela que se puede visitar en la Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona).
Knowledge
Veronica Couto Antelo

What are nature-based solutions?

It is almost a year since a worldwide agreement to protect Earth’s biodiversity was reached (at long last). Its official name is the Kunming-Montreal Global

Sitges beach. Photo: Annelies Broekman.
News @en
Veronica Couto Antelo

What does it mean that the coast is eroded?

Have you noticed that the beaches have less sand than before, the cliffs collapse and we find rocks everywhere? It is the impact of a phenomenon known as ‘coastal erosion’ and we are doing its scientific monitoring.

Pont de Querós (in Sant Hilari Sacalm), a medieval bridge that is usually underwater in Susqueda Reservoir. Source: Jordiavus (Wikimedia Commons).
News @en
Anna Ramon

How to tackle the current water shortage, and the one on the horizon

Catalonia has declared a drought-induced “state of exceptionality”. The situation is serious, and simply folding our arms and hoping for rain is not enough. All this is explained in full inside, based on a discussion with CREAF’s water management expert, Annelies Broekman.

A bird bathing in a fountain (source: Timothy Kindrachuk, Unsplash)
Knowledge
Florencia Florido

What are climate shelters?

Climate shelters are a natural or urban area that offers benign environmental conditions to protect against an unfavorable context. The conditions of each climatic shelter determine whether they benefit one species or another – including humans – depending on the needs of each one.

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the lastest CREAF news.

Help us move

ecology!