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.

Latest additions:
2018-02-28
10:52
Historical and event-based bioclimatic suitability predicts regional forest vulnerability to compound effects of severe drought and bark beetle infestation / Kitzberger, Thomas (Universidad Nacional del Comahue (Argentina)) ; Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Vulnerability to climate change, and particularly to climate extreme events, is expected to vary across species ranges. Thus, we need tools to standardize the variability in regional climatic legacy and extreme climate across populations and species. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/gcb.14039
Global change biology, First published 13 Feb. 2018
3 documents
2018-02-27
15:15
Drought-induced vegetation shifts in terrestrial ecosystems : the key role of regeneration dynamics / Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Ongoing climate change is modifying climatic conditions worldwide, with a trend towards drier conditions in most regions. Vegetation will respond to these changes, eventually adjusting to the new climate. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.07.009
Global and planetary change, Vol. 144 (Sept. 2016) , p. 94-108  
2018-02-27
15:00
Water potential regulation, stomatal behaviour and hydraulic transport under drought : deconstructing the iso/anisohydric concept / Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; García Forner, Núria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
In this review, we address the relationship between stomatal behaviour, water potential regulation and hydraulic transport in plants, focusing on the implications for the iso/anisohydric classification of plant drought responses at seasonal timescales. [...]
2017
Plant, cell & environment, Vol. 40, issue 6 (June 2017) , p. 962–976  
2018-02-27
13:53
73 p, 3.9 MB Dynamics of non-structural carbohydrates in terrestrial plants : a global synthesis / Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Sala, Anna (University of Montana. Division of Biological Sciences) ; Asensio Abella, Ma. Dolores (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Galiano Pérez, Lucía (University of Freiburg. Institute of Hydrology) ; Hoch, Günter (Universität Basel. Departement Umweltwissenschaften) ; Palacio Blasco, Sara (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología. CSIC) ; Piper, Frida I. (Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia) ; Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Plants store large amounts of non-structural carbohydrates (NSC). While multiple functions of NSC have long been recognized, the interpretation of NSC seasonal dynamics is often based on the idea that stored NSC is a reservoir of carbon that fluctuates depending on the balance between supply via photosynthesis and demand for growth and respiration (the source–sink dynamics concept). [...]
2016 - 10.1002/ecm.1231
Ecological monographs, Vol. 86, issue 4 (Nov. 2016) , p. 495-516
4 documents
2018-02-27
11:35
19 p, 256.6 KB A synthesis of radial growth patterns preceding tree mortality / Cailleret, Maxime (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems) ; Stevenjansen, Elisabeth ; Robert, Elisabeth M. R. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Desoto, Lucia ; Aakala, Tuomas ; Antos, Joseph A. ; Beikircher, Barbara ; Bigler, Christof ; Bugmann, Harald ; Caccianiga, Marco ; Cada,Vojtech H ; Camarero, Jesús J. ; Cherubini, Paolo ; Cochard, Herve ; Coyea, Marie R. ; Cufar, Katarina ; Das, Adrian J. ; Davi, Hendrik ; Delzon, Sylvain ; Dorman, Michael ; Gea-Izquierdo, Guillermo ; Gillner, Sten ; Haavik, Laurel J. ; Hartmann, Henrik ; Heres, Ana-Maria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Hultine, Kevin R. ; Janda, Pavel ; Kane, Jeffrey M. ; Kharuk, Vyacheslav I. ; Kitzberger, Thomas ; Klein, Tamir ; Kramer, Koen ; Lens, Frederic ; Levanic, Tom ; Linares Calderón, Juan C. ; Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Lobo-do-Vale, Raquel ; Lombardi, Fabio ; López Rodríguez, Rosana ; Makinen, Harri ; Mayr, Stefan ; Meszaros, Ilona ; Metsaranta, Juham M. ; Minunno, Francesco ; Oberhuber, Walter ; Papadopoulos, Andreas ; Peltoniemi, Mikko ; Petritan, Anym ; Rohner, Brigitte ; Sangüesa-Barreda, Gabriel ; Sarris, Dimitrios ; Smith, Jeremym ; Stan, Amanda B. ; Sterck, Frank ; Stojanovic, Dejan B. ; Suárez, María L. ; Miroslav, Svoboda ; Tognetti, Roberto ; Torres-Ruiz, José M. ; Trotsiuk, Volodymyr ; Villalba, Ricardo ; Vodde, Floor ; Westwood, Alana R. ; Wyckoff, Peter H. ; Zafirov, Nikolay ; Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Tree mortality is a key factor influencing forest functions and dynamics, but our understanding of the mechanisms leading to mortality and the associated changes in tree growth rates are still limited. [...]
2017 - 10.1111/gcb.13535
Global change biology, Vol. 23 issue 4 (April 2017) , p. 1675-1690
2 documents
2018-02-16
16:26
19 p, 4.5 MB Contrasting winter and summer VOC mixing ratios at a forest site in the Western Mediterranean Basin : the effect of local biogenic emissions / Seco Guix, Roger (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Filella Cubells, Iolanda (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Llusià Benet, Joan (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Molowny-Horas, Roberto (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Schallhart, S. (Innsbruck University. Institut fur Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik) ; Metzger, A. (Innsbruck University. Ionicon Analytik) ; Muller, M. (Innsbruck University. Institut fur Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik) ; Hansel, A. (Innsbruck University. Institut fur Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik)
Atmospheric volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are involved in ozone and aerosol generation, thus having implications for air quality and climate. VOCs and their emissions by vegetation also have important ecological roles as they can protect plants from stresses and act as communication cues between plants and between plants and animals. [...]
2011
Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Vol. 11, issue 24 (Des. 2011) , p. 13161-13179  
2018-02-16
15:59
24 p, 13.3 MB Process based inventory of isoprenoid emissions from European forests : model comparisons, current knowledge and uncertainties / Keenan, Trevor (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Niinemets, Ülo (Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Estonian University of Life Sciences) ; Sabaté i Jorba, Santi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Gracia, Carles (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)
Large uncertainties exist in our knowledge of regional emissions of non-methane biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC). We address these uncertainties through a two-pronged approach by compiling a state of the art database of the emissions potentials for 80 European forest species, and by a model assessment and inter-comparison, both at the local and regional scale, under present and projected future climatic conditions. [...]
2009 - 10.5194/acp-9-4053-2009
Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Vol. 9, issue 12 (Juny 2009) , p. 4053-4076  
2018-02-15
16:01
7 p, 1.6 MB Plantes anyívoles : entre l’abstinència i la disbauxa reproductiva / Espelta Morral, Josep Maria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Fernández Martínez, Marcos (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Bogdziewicz, Michał (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
La majoria de plantes perennes produeixen llavors cada any, però n’hi ha algunes que mostren un comportament reproductiu estrany: les seves poblacions produeixen extraordinàries collites de manera erràtica i sincrònica, però passen alguns anys pràcticament sense reproduir-se. [...]
Summary: Masting plants: Why combine abstinence and lust in reproduction? – Most perennial plants produce seeds every year, but some species show a bizarre reproductive behaviour: they produce bumper crops randomly and synchronously in some years, while in other years they produce virtually no seeds. [...]

2018
Atzavara, Vol. 28 (2018) , p. 15-21  
2018-02-15
15:58
19 p, 256.6 KB Glacial refugia and mid-Holocene expansion delineate the current distribution of Castanea sativa in Europe / Roces-Díaz, José V. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja (Martin Luther University. Institute of Biology) ; Chytrý, Milan (Masaryk University. Department of Botany and Zoology) ; Díaz-Varela, Emilio R. (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. ECOAGRASOC)
Areas of Quaternary refugia for tree species have been mainly delineated based on fossil records and phylogeography, but niche modelling can provide useful complementary information. Here we use palaeodistribution modelling to test the main hypotheses about the distribution of Castanea sativa in the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the mid-Holocene in Europe. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.12.004
Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, Vol. 491 (Feb. 2018) , p. 152-160  
2018-02-15
15:55
17 p, 2.7 MB Factors affecting forest dynamics in the Iberian Peninsula from 1987 to 2012 the role of topography and drought / Vidal Macua, Juan José (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Grup de Recerca GRUMETS) ; Ninyerola i Casals, Miquel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; Zabala Torres, Alaitz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Grup de Recerca GRUMETS) ; Domingo Marimon, Cristina (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Pons, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)
In southern Europe, climate trends are expected to be characterized by an increase in temperatures and less water availability. Analyzing the role of structural factors and the influence of a changing climate provides insights into the evolution of forest ecosystems in regions with similar environmental conditions. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.011
Forest ecology and management, Vol. 406 (Dec. 2017) , p. 290-306  
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