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Sketch of an 'urban jungle'. Source: Prato Urban Jungle
Forest ecology
Florencia Florido

An urban forest behind the scenes: Uforest’s seven steps for greening cities

After discovering the training needs in urban forestry and the socio-environmental challenges of filling cities with trees, Uforest culminates its research with a practical guide that is particularly useful for political decision-makers and municipal government managers.

De Waal eats a banana at the Barcelona Zoo, while a chimpanzee watches him. Image: Xavier Cervera, Panos Pictures, Redux.
Biodiversity
CREAF

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.
Biodiversity
Adriana Clivillé

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.
Global change
Adriana Clivillé

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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