CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in Terrestrial Ecology.

CREAF is a public research center dedicated to terrestrial ecology and territorial analysis, producing knowledge and methodologies for conservation, management, and adaptation of the environment to global change. The center’s objective is to work as a bridge between academia, administrations, and society, promoting awareness and exchanging knowledge within its scope of activities, at the local, regional, and global levels.

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2024-02-22
17:11
3 p, 667.1 KB "Ecologia atòmica" : els ecosistemes explicats a partir dels àtoms que els formen / Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Investigadors de la UAB proposen un nou enfocament anomenat "ecologia atòmica" que destaca la interconnexió entre la presència i disponibilitat d'àtoms essencials en diversos ecosistemes i trets ecològics fonamentals. [...]
Investigadores de la UAB proponen un nuevo enfoque llamado "ecología atómica" que destaca la interconexión entre la presencia y disponibilidad de átomos esenciales en diversos ecosistemas y rasgos ecológicos fundamentales. [...]

2024
UAB divulga, Febrer 2024, p. 1-2
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2024-02-12
10:27
3 p, 707.5 KB L'agricultura ecològica potencia la biodiversitat i la vegetació espontània de vinyes mediterrànies / Rotchés-Ribalta, Roser (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Marull, Joan (Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona) ; Pino i Vilalta, Joan (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Investigadors del CREAF i la UAB han realitzat un estudi per avaluar els efectes contrastats de la gestió convencional i ecològica en sis vinyes del Penedès. Els resultats revelen que les vinyes sota gestió ecològica mostren una riquesa més gran d'espècies vegetals amb diferents estratègies adaptatives. [...]
nvestigadores del CREAF y la UAB han realizado un estudio para evaluar los efectos contrastados de la gestión convencional y ecológica en seis viñas del Penedès. Los resultados revelan que las viñas bajo gestión ecológica muestran una mayor riqueza de especies vegetales con diferentes estrategias adaptativas. [...]
Researchers from CREAF and the UAB have carried out a study to evaluate the contrasting effects of conventional and organic management in six vineyards in the Penedès. The results reveal that the vineyards under organic management show a greater richness of plant species with different adaptive strategies. [...]

2024
UAB divulga, Gener 2024, p. 1-2
3 documents
2024-02-09
11:20
15 p, 707.5 KB Recent global decline of CO2 fertilization effects on vegetation photosynthesis / Wang, Songhan (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Zhang, Yongguang (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Ju, Weimin (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Chen, Jing M. (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Ciais, Philippe (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Cescatti, Alessandro (European Commission. Joint Research Centre) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Janssens, Ivan (University of Antwerp. Centre of Excellence PLECO) ; Wu, Mousong (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Berry, Joseph A. (Carnegie Institution for Science. Department of Global Ecology (USA)) ; Campbell, Elliott (University of California. Sierra Nevada Research Institute) ; Fernández-Martínez, Marcos (University of Antwerp. Centre of Excellence PLECO) ; Alkama, Ramdane (European Commission. Joint Research Centre) ; Sitch, Stephen (University of Exeter. College of Life and Environmental Sciences) ; Friedlingstein, Pierre (University of Exeter. College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences) ; Smith, William K. (University of Arizona. School of Natural Resources and the Environment) ; Yuan, Wenping (Sun Yat-Sen University. Center for Monsoon and Environment Research) ; He, Wei (Nanjing University. International Institute for Earth System Science) ; Lombardozzi, Danica (National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)) ; Kautz, Markus (Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg) ; Zhu, Dan (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Lienert, Sebastian (University of Bern. Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research) ; Kato, Etsushi (Institute of Applied Energy (Japan)) ; Poulter, Benjamin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) ; Sanders, Tanja G. M. (Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems) ; Krüger, Inken (Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems) ; Wang, Rong (Fudan University. Department of Environmental Science and Engineering) ; Zeng, Ning (University of Maryland. Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) ; Tian, Hanqin (Auburn University. International Center for Climate and Global Change Research) ; Vuichard, Nicolas (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Jain, Atul (University of Illinois. Department of Atmospheric Sciences) ; Wiltshire, Andy (University of Exeter. College of Life and Environmental Sciences) ; Haverd, Vanessa (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (Australia)) ; Goll, Daniel (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The enhanced vegetation productivity driven by increased concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) [i. e. , the CO2 fertilization effect (CFE)] sustains an important negative feedback on climate warming, but the temporal dynamics of CFE remain unclear. [...]
2020 - 10.1126/science.abb7772
Science, Vol. 370, Issue 6522 (December 2020) p. 1295-1300  
2024-02-09
11:14
26 p, 4.3 MB Empirical support for the biogeochemical niche hypothesis in forest trees / Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vallicrosa Pou, Helena (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Zuccarini, Paolo (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Farré-Armengol, Gerard (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Fernández-Martínez, Marcos (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Peguero, Guille (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Gargallo-Garriga, Albert (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Ciais, Philippe (Institut Pierre-Simon-Laplace. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France)) ; Janssens, Ivan (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Obersteiner, Michael (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Àustria). Ecosystem Services and Management) ; Richter, Andreas (University of Vienna. Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The possibility of using the elemental compositions of species as a tool to identify species/genotype niche remains to be tested at a global scale. We investigated relationships between the foliar elemental compositions (elementomes) of trees at a global scale with phylogeny, climate, N deposition and soil traits. [...]
2021 - 10.1038/s41559-020-01348-1
Nature ecology & evolution, Vol. 5 (February 2021) , p. 184-194  
2024-02-09
11:09
Decreasing efficiency and slowdown of the increase in terrestrial carbon-sink activity / Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Anthropogenic fertilization of the Earth with increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and nitrogen inputs has enhanced plant photosynthesis and carbon sinks of terrestrial ecosystems. Several signals now suggest, however, that this carbon-sink activity is slowing its rate of increase because of limitations of nutrients, water, and heat, among other factors.
2023 - 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.05.013
One Earth, Vol. 6, Issue 6 (June 2023) , p. 591-594  
2024-02-09
11:04
17 p, 1.1 MB Unprecedented fire activity above the Arctic Circle linked to rising temperatures / Descals, Adrià (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Gaveau, David L. A. (The TreeMap) ; Verger, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Sheil, Douglas (Wageningen University) ; Naito, Daisuke (Center for International Forestry Research (Indonesia)) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Arctic fires can release large amounts of carbon from permafrost peatlands. Satellite observations reveal that fires burned ~4. 7 million hectares in 2019 and 2020, accounting for 44% of the total burned area in the Siberian Arctic for the entire 1982-2020 period. [...]
2022 - 10.1126/science.abn9768
Science, Vol. 378, Issue 6619 (November 2022) , p. 532-537  
2024-02-06
06:30
13 p, 1.0 MB Fecal matters : implementing classical Coleoptera species lists with metabarcoding data from passerine bird feces / Bookwalter, Jamie Dinkins (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Mohamed Niyas, Afaq (University of Georgia. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources) ; Caballero López, Berta (Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona) ; Villari, Caterina (University of Georgia. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources) ; Claramunt López, Bernat (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)
Diversity inventories are critical to creating accurate species range maps and estimating population sizes, which in turn lead to better informed landscape and wildlife management decisions. Metabarcoding has facilitated large-scale environmental diversity surveys. [...]
2023 - 10.1007/s10841-023-00479-7
Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 27, Issue 4 (June 2023) , p. 557-569  
2024-02-05
16:01
42 p, 2.9 MB Epiphytic bryophyte communities of Prunus lusitanica Iberian forests : Biogeographic islands shaped by regional climates / Calleja, Juan Antonio (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Mingorance Galán, Lídia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Lara, Francisco (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Epiphytic communities of Iberian forests remain partly unknown and most studies have focused on the dominant oak forests. We provide a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of the epiphytic bryophyte communities of forests dominated by the Tertiary relict evergreen cherry Prunus lusitanica. [...]
2016 - 10.7872/cryb/v37.iss1.2016.53
Cryptogamie, Bryologie, Vol. 37, Issue 1 (January 2016) , p. 53-85  
2024-02-05
16:01
41 p, 3.3 MB Beyond the rand flora pattern : Phylogeny and biogeographical history of Volutaria (compositae) / Calleja, Juan Antonio (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Garcia-Jacas, Núria (Institut Botànic de Barcelona) ; Roquet, Cristina (Université Grenoble Alpes) ; Susanna, Alfonso (Institut Botànic de Barcelona) ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia
The Rand Flora describes the disjunct phytogeographical pattern of a wide range of taxa distributed at the periphery of Africa and adjacent islands, as well as the Arabian Peninsula. We focused on Volutaria (Compositae: Cardueae: Centaurineae), a genus of ca. [...]
2016 - 10.12705/652.8
Taxon, Vol. 65, Issue 2 (May 2016) , p. 315-332  
2024-02-05
16:01
41 p, 588.1 KB Drivers of plant richness patterns of Mediterranean riparian forests at local and regional scales have bottom-up and top-down effects / Leo, María (Real Jardín Botánico) ; Calleja, Juan Antonio (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Lara, Francisco (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) ; Garilleti, Ricardo (Universidad de Valencia. Departamento de Botánica y Geología) ; Medina, Nagore G. (University of South Bohemia. Department of Botany) ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia
Questions: It has been long recognized that community species richness depends on factors operating at different spatial scales. Most frequently, across-scale studies have focused on the impact of regional factors on local richness (top-down effects) while few have analyzed the importance of local factors on regional richness (bottom-up) and even fewer have tried to integrate effects on both directions. [...]
2019 - 10.1111/jvs.12728
Journal of vegetation science, Vol. 30, Issue 3 (May 2019) , p. 485-497  
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