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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2019-03-12
17:44
Phenotypic biomarkers of climatic impacts on declining insect populations : A key role for decadal drought, thermal buffering and amplification effects and host plant dynamics / Carnicer i Cols, Jofre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Stefanescu, Constantí (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vives Ingla, Maria (Universitat de Barcelona) ; López-Otín, Carlos (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Cortizas, Sofía (Universitat de Barcelona) ; Wheat, Christopher (University of Stockholm) ; Vila Ujaldón, Roger (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Barcelona)) ; Llusià Benet, Joan (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Widespread population declines have been reported for diverse Mediterranean butterflies over the last three decades, and have been significantly associated with increased global change impacts. The specific landscape and climatic drivers of these declines remain uncertain for most declining species. [...]
2019 - 10.1111/1365-2656.12933
Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 88, Issue 3 (March 2019) , p. 376-391  
2019-03-12
17:43
Life and the five biological laws. Lessons for global change models and sustainability / Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Baldocchi, Dennis (University of California at Berkeley. Department of Environmental Science)
Life on Earth is the result of a continuous accumulation of information by combination and innovation using endo- (inside the organism) and exosomatic (outside the organism) energy. Sustenance occurs through cycles of life and death. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.ecocom.2019.02.001
Ecological complexity, Vol. 38 (April 2019) , p. 11-14  
2019-03-12
17:38
12 p, 3.1 MB Automatic high-frequency measurements of full soil greenhouse gas fluxes in a tropical forest / Alice Courtois,Elodie (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Stahl, Clément (Université des Antilles. AgroParisTech) ; Burban, Benoit (Université des Antilles. AgroParisTech) ; Berge, Joke Van den (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Berveiller, Daniel (Université Paris-sud. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) ; Bréchet, Laëtitia (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Larned Soong, Jennifer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division) ; Arriga, Nicola (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; August Janssens, Ivan (University of Antwerp. Department of Biology)
Measuring in situ soil fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) continuously at high frequency requires appropriate technology. We tested the combination of a commercial automated soil CO2 flux chamber system (LI-8100A) with a CH4 and N2O analyzer (Picarro G2308) in a tropical rainforest for 4 months. [...]
2019 - 10.5194/bg-16-785-2019
Biogeosciences, Vol. 16, Issue 3 (February 2019) , 785-796  
2019-03-12
17:18
Responses of greenhouse-gas emissions to land-use change from rice to jasmine production in subtropical China / Wang, Chun (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment) ; Li, Xiang (Fujian Electric Power) ; Min, Qingwen (Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research) ; Wang, Weiqi (Fujian Normal University. Institute of Geography) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Zeng, Congsheng (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process) ; Tong, Chuan (Fujian Normal University. Institute of Geography) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
We studied the impacts of an increasingly common change in land use from paddy field to jasmine fields on the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which have supposed the transformation of more than 1200 ha only in the last decade in the surroundings of Fuzhou city in response to economic changes. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.12.032
Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 201 (March 2019) , p. 391-401  
2019-03-12
17:15
The response of stocks of C, N, and P to plant invasion in the coastal wetlands of China / Wang, Weiqi (Fujian Normal University. Institute of Geography) ; Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Wang, Chun (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment) ; Zeng, Congsheng (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process) ; Tong, Chuan (Fujian Normal University. Institute of Geography) ; Chen, Guixiang (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process) ; Huang, Jiafang (Fujian Normal University. Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process) ; Pan, Haoran (Guangxi Mangrove Research Center) ; Peguero Gutiérrez, Guillermo (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vallicrosa Pou, Helena (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
The increasing success of invasive plant species in wetland areas can threaten their capacity to store carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus (C, N, and P). Here, we have investigated the relationships between the different stocks of soil organic carbon (SOC), and total C, N, and P pools in the plant–soil system from eight different wetland areas across the South‐East coast of China, where the invasive tallgrass Spartina alterniflora has replaced the native tall grasses Phragmites australis and the mangrove communities, originally dominated by the native species Kandelia obovata and Avicennia marina. [...]
2019 - 10.1111/gcb.14491
Global Change Biology, Vol. 25, Issue 2 (February 2019) , p. 733-743  
2019-03-12
17:10
8 p, 2.0 MB Responses to soil pH gradients of inorganic phosphate solubilizing bacteria community / Zheng, Bang-Xiao (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Zhang, Ding-Peng (Sun Yat-sen University. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes) ; Wang, Yu (State Chinese Academy of Sciences. Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture) ; Hao, Xiu-Li (University of Copenhagen. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences) ; Wadaan, Mohammed A. M. (King Saud University. Zoology Department) ; Hozzein, Wael N. (King Saud University. Zoology Department) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Zhu, Yong-Guan (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health) ; Yang, Xiao-Ru (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health)
Soil pH is commonly considered a dominant factor affecting the function of microbiota. Few studies, however, have focused on communities of bacteria able to solubilize inorganic phosphate (iPSB), which are important for the mobilization of soil phosphorus (P), because finding an effective method to assess the abundance and diversity of iPSB communities is difficult. [...]
2019 - 10.1038/s41598-018-37003-w
Scientific Reports, Vol. 9 (January 2019) , art. 25  
2019-03-12
17:07
Spatio-temporal downscaling of gridded crop model yield estimates based on machine learning / Folberth, Christian (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) ; Baklanov, Artem (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) ; Balkovič, Juraj (Comenius University in Bratislava. Department of Soil Science) ; Skalský, Rastislav (National Agricultural and Food Centre, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute) ; Khabarov, Nikolay (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) ; Obersteiner, Michael (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Global gridded crop models (GGCMs) are essential tools for estimating agricultural crop yields and externalities at large scales, typically at coarse spatial resolutions. Higher resolution estimates are required for robust agricultural assessments at regional and local scales, where the applicability of GGCMs is often limited by low data availability and high computational demand. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.09.021
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 264 (January 2019) , p. 1-15  
2019-03-06
11:04
2.1 MB ESCENARI severa (3 mesos) moderada (24 mesos) / Bagaria Morató, Guillem (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Vulnemap (Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya) és una iniciativa impulsada per la Diputació de Girona que pretén fer una passa més endavant: neix amb la finalitat de conèixer quina és la vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya davant dels impactes del canvi climàtic sobre el territori. [...]
Bellaterra : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2017 (VulneMap - Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya)
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2019-03-06
11:04
2.1 MB ESCENARI severa (3 mesos) lleu (24 mesos) / Bagaria Morató, Guillem (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Banqué Casanovas, Mireia (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vayreda Duran, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Vulnemap (Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya) és una iniciativa impulsada per la Diputació de Girona que pretén fer una passa més endavant: neix amb la finalitat de conèixer quina és la vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya davant dels impactes del canvi climàtic sobre el territori. [...]
Bellaterra : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2017 (VulneMap - Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya)
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2019-03-06
11:03
2.1 MB ESCENARI moderada (3 mesos) moderada (24 mesos) / Bagaria Morató, Guillem (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Banqué Casanovas, Mireia (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Martínez Vilalta, Jordi, 1975- (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Vayreda Duran, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Vulnemap (Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya) és una iniciativa impulsada per la Diputació de Girona que pretén fer una passa més endavant: neix amb la finalitat de conèixer quina és la vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya davant dels impactes del canvi climàtic sobre el territori. [...]
Bellaterra : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2017 (VulneMap - Mapa de la Vulnerabilitat dels boscos de Catalunya)
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