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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2017-11-27
14:44
7 p, 657.5 KB Signatures of chaos in animal search patterns / Reynolds, Andy M. (Rothamsted Research, Harpenden) ; Koppel, J. van de (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life) ; Bartumeus, Frederic (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Kölzsch, Andrea (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology)
One key objective of the emerging discipline of movement ecology is to link animal movement patterns to underlying biological processes, including those operating at the neurobiological level. Nonetheless, little is known about the physiological basis of animal movement patterns, and the underlying search behaviour. [...]
2016 - 10.1038/srep23492
Scientific Reports, Vol. 6 (2016) , art. 23492  
2017-11-27
13:26
13 p, 849.0 KB Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity : the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures / Mihoub, Jean-Baptiste (UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Department of Conservation Biology) ; Henle, Klaus (UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Department of Conservation Biology) ; Titeux, Nicolas (European Bird Census Council) ; Brotons, Lluís (Centre de Recerca en Ecologia i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Brummitt, Neil A. (Natural History Museum (Londres, Anglaterra)) ; Schmeller, Dirk S. (UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Department of Conservation Biology)
Temporal baselines are needed for biodiversity, in order for the change in biodiversity to be measured over time, the targets for biodiversity conservation to be defined and conservation progress to be evaluated. [...]
2017 - 10.1038/srep41591
Scientific Reports, Vol. 7 (2017) , art. 41591  
2017-11-24
13:52
13 p, 3.2 MB Atmospheric deposition, CO₂, and change in the land carbon sink / Fernández Martínez, M. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vicca, Sara (Universiteit Antwerpen. Departement Biologie) ; Peñuelas, J. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Janssens, Ivan A. (Universiteit Antwerpen. Departement Biologie) ; Ciais, Philippe (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement) ; Obersteiner, Michael (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) ; Bartrons Vilamala, Mireia (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Verger Ten, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Canadell, Josep G. (Global Carbon Project) ; Chevallier, Frédéric (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L’Environnement) ; Wang, X. (Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science) ; Bernhofer, C. (Technische Universität Dresden. Institut für Hydrologie und Meteorologie) ; Curtis, P. S. (The Ohio State University. Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology) ; Gianelle, D. (Fondazione Edmund Mach. Istituto agrario di San Michele all'Adige) ; Grünwald, T. (Technische Universität Dresden. Institut für Hydrologie und Meteorologie) ; Heinesch, B. (Université de Liege. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) ; Ibrom, A. (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet. Department of Environmental Engineering) ; Knohl, A. (Georg-August University of Göttingen. Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology) ; Laurila, T. (Ilmatieteen laitos) ; Law, B. E. (Oregon State University. Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society) ; Limousin, Jean-Marc (Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive) ; Longdoz, B. (Université de Lorraine) ; Loustau, D. (Institut national de la recherche agronomique. Interactions Sol Plante Atmosphère) ; Mammarella, I. (Helsingfors Universitet. Department of Physics) ; Matteucci, G. (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale) ; Monson, R. K. (University of Arizona. School of Natural Resources and the Environment) ; Montagnani, L. (Libera Università di Bolzano. Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie informatiche) ; Moors, E. J. (Universiteit van Amsterdam) ; Munger, J. W. (Harvard University. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,) ; Papale, D. (Università degli studi della Tuscia. Dipartimento per l’Innovazione dei sistemi biologici, agroalimentari e forestali) ; Piao, S. L. (Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science)
Concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) have continued to increase whereas atmospheric deposition of sulphur and nitrogen has declined in Europe and the USA during recent decades. Using time series of flux observations from 23 forests distributed throughout Europe and the USA, and generalised mixed models, we found that forest-level net ecosystem production and gross primary production have increased by 1% annually from 1995 to 2011. [...]
2017 - 10.1038/s41598-017-08755-8
Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, art. 9632 (2017)  
2017-11-24
13:13
15 p, 1.7 MB The effects of fire on ant trophic assemblage and sex allocation / Caut, Stephane (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Estación Biológica de Doñana) ; Jowers, Michael J. (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Estación Biológica de Doñana) ; Arnan Viadiu, Xavier (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Pearce-Duvet, Jessica (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Estación Biológica de Doñana) ; Rodrigo Domínguez, Anselm (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Cerdá, Xim (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Estación Biológica de Doñana) ; Boulay, Raphaël R. (Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Zoología,)
Fire plays a key role in ecosystem dynamics worldwide, altering energy flows and species community structure and composition. However, the functional mechanisms underlying these effects are not well understood. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.714
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 4, issue 1 (Jan. 2017) , p. 35-49  
2017-11-24
11:34
44 p, 1.6 MB The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project / Hudson, Lawrence N. (Natural History Museum (Londres, Anglaterra)) ; Newbold, Tim (UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre) ; Contu, Sara (Natural History Museum (Londres, Anglaterra)) ; Guardiola, Moisès (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www. predicts. org. uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.2579
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 1 (Jan. 2017) , p. 145-188  
2017-11-24
11:12
13 p, 798.2 KB Nematode distributions as spatial null models for macroinvertebrate species richness across environmental gradients : a case from mountain lakes / Mendoza, Guillermo de (Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes) ; Traunspurger, Walter (Bielefeld Universität. Department of Animal Ecology) ; Palomo González, Alejandro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Catalan, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions)
Nematode species are widely tolerant of environmental conditions and disperse passively. Therefore, the species richness distribution in this group might largely depend on the topological distribution of the habitats and main aerial and aquatic dispersal pathways connecting them. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.2842
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 9 (May 2017) , p. 3016-3028  
2017-11-22
15:03
8 p, 1.2 MB Carbon and nitrogen allocation shifts in plants and soils along aridity and fertility gradients in grasslands of China / Luo, wENTAO (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Li, Mai-He (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Lü, Xiao-Tao (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Wang, Chao (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Wang, Zhengwen (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Han, Xing-Guo (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station) ; Jiang, Yong (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Erguna Forest-Steppe Ecotone Research Station)
Plant carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stoichiometry play an important role in the maintenance of ecosystem structure and function. To decipher the influence of changing environment on plant C and N stoichiometry at the subcontinental scale, we studied the shoot and root C and N stoichiometry in two widely distributed and dominant genera along a 2,200-km climatic gradient in China's grasslands. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.3245
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 17 (2017) , p. 6927-6934  
2017-11-22
14:52
13 p, 863.3 KB Early-life foraging : behavioral responses of newly fledged albatrosses to environmental conditions / Grissac, Sophie de (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França). Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé) ; Bartumeus, Frederic (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Cox, Sam L. (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França). Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé) ; Weimerskirch, Henri (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França). Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé)
In order to survive and later recruit into a population, juvenile animals need to acquire resources through the use of innate and/or learnt behaviors in an environment new to them. For far-ranging marine species, such as the wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, this is particularly challenging as individuals need to be able to rapidly adapt and optimize their movement strategies in response to the highly dynamic and heterogeneous nature of their open-ocean pelagic habitats. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.3210
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 17 (2017) , p. 6766-6778  
2017-11-22
14:43
11 p, 916.2 KB Natives and non-natives plants show different responses to elevation and disturbance on the tropical high Andes of Ecuador / Sandoya, Verónica (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Pauchard, Aníbal (Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, Xile). Laboratorio de Invasiones Biológicas) ; Cavieres, Lohengrin A. (Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, Xile). Departamento de Botánica)
The aim was to assess patterns of plant diversity in response to elevation and disturbance in a tropical mountain. The study area was located in north-central portion of the Eastern Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes, on a road from 1,150 m a. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/ece3.3270
Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 19 (2017) , p. 7909-7919  
2017-11-16
16:14
4 p, 606.1 KB Removal of floral microbiota reduces floral terpene emissions / Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Farré Armengol, Gerard (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Llusià Benet, Joan (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Gargallo-Garriga, Albert (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Rico, Laura (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Terradas, Jaume (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Filella Cubells, Iolanda (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The emission of floral terpenes plays a key role in pollination in many plant species. We hypothesized that the floral phyllospheric microbiota could significantly influence these floral terpene emissions because microorganisms also produce and emit terpenes. [...]
2014 - 10.1038/srep06727
Scientific reports, Vol. 4 (Oct. 2014) , art. 6727  
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