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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2022-06-21
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2 p, 475.8 KB "La muerte de los bosques", nou llibre de Francisco Lloret / Lloret Maya, Francisco (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
La muerte de los bosques és el darrer llibre de Francisco Lloret, catedràtic d'Ecologia de la UAB i investigador del CREAF. Les seves investigacions se centren en l'estudi dels boscos en relació amb diferents fonts de pertorbacions causades pels humans. [...]
La muerte de los bosques es el último libro de Francisco Lloret, catedrático de Ecología de la UAB e investigador del CREAF. Sus investigaciones se centran en el estudio de los bosques con relación a diferentes fuentes de perturbaciones causadas por los humanos. [...]

2022
UAB divulga, Juny 2022
2 documents
2022-05-13
13:34
3 p, 770.4 KB Primaveres avançades : conseqüències del canvi climàtic en els arbres / Casanovas-Berenguer, Rosa (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Els efectes del canvi climàtic inclouen grans canvis en l'inici, durada i final de la temporada vegetativa que acaben afectant el creixement dels arbres. Un estudi que compta amb la col·laboració de la Unitat d'Ecologia Global del CREAF ha analitzat aquests impactes per millorar la capacitat de predicció de les tendències dels diferents boscos.
Los efectos del cambio global incluyen grandes cambios en el inicio, duración y final de la temporada vegetativa que acaban afectando al crecimiento de los árboles. Un estudio que cuenta con la colaboración de la Unidad de Ecología Global del CREAF ha analizado estos impactos para mejorar la capacidad de predicción de las tendencias de los distintos bosques.
The effects of global change include large changes in the beginning, duration and end of the growing season thus affecting the growth of trees. A study in collaboration with CREAF's Global Ecology Unit has analyzed these impacts to improve the ability to predict trends in different forests.

2022
UAB divulga, Abril 2022
3 documents
2022-03-23
16:58
18 p, 2.3 MB Validation of Sentinel-2, MODIS, CGLS, SAF, GLASS and C3S leaf area index products in maize crops / Yu, Huinan (Southwest Jiaotong University. Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering) ; Yin, Gaofei (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Liu, Guoxiang (Southwest Jiaotong University. Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering) ; Ye, Yuanxin (Southwest Jiaotong University. Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering) ; Qu, Yonghua (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth) ; Xu, Baodong (Huazhong Agricultural University. Macro Agriculture Research Institute) ; Verger, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
We proposed a direct approach to validate hectometric and kilometric resolution leaf area index (LAI) products that involved the scaling up of field-measured LAI via the validation and recalibration of the decametric Sentinel-2 LAI product. [...]
2021 - 10.3390/rs13224529
Remote sensing (Basel), Vol. 13, issue 22 (Nov. 2021) , art 4529  
2022-03-23
16:55
9 p, 4.0 MB Evaluation and normalization of topographic effects on vegetation indices / Chen, Rui (Southwest Jiaotong University) ; Yin, Gaofei (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Liu, Guoxiang (Southwest Jiaotong University) ; Li, Jing (Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth) ; Verger, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The normalization of topographic effects on vegetation indices (VIs) is a prerequisite for their proper use in mountainous areas. We assessed the topographic effects on the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), the enhanced vegetation index (EVI), the soil adjusted vegetation index (SAVI), and the near-infrared reflectance of terrestrial vegetation (NIRv) calculated from Sentinel-2. [...]
2020 - 10.3390/rs12142290
Remote sensing (Basel), Vol. 12, Issue 14 (July 2020) , art. 2290  
2022-03-23
16:38
6 p, 1.5 MB A threshold method for robust and fast estimation of land-surface phenology using Google Earth Engine / Descals, Adrià (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Verger, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Yin, Gaofei (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Cloud-based platforms are changing the way of analyzing remotely sensed data by providing high computational power and rapid access to massive volumes of data. Several types of studies use cloud-based platforms for global-scale analyses, but the number of land-surface phenology (LSP) studies that use cloud-based platforms is low. [...]
2021 - 10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3039554
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 14 (2021) , p. 601-606  
2022-03-23
16:35
10 p, 1.2 MB A broadband green-red vegetation index for monitoring gross primary production phenology / Yin, Gaofei (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Verger, Aleixandre (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Descals, Adrià (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Filella, Iolanda (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The chlorophyll/carotenoid index (CCI) is increasingly used for remotely tracking the phenology of photosynthesis. However, CCI is restricted to few satellites incorporating the 531nm band. This study reveals that the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) broadband green reflectance (band 4) is significantly correlated with this xanthophyll-sensitive narrowband (band 11) (R2 = 0:98, p < 0:001), and consequently, the broadband green-red vegetation index GRVI-computed with MODIS band 1 and band 4-is significantly correlated with CCI-computed with MODIS band 1 and band 11 (R2 = 0:97, p < 0:001). [...]
2022 - 10.34133/2022/9764982
Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 2022 (March 2022) , art. 9764982  
2022-03-18
11:40
46 p, 827.2 KB Demography, genetic diversity and expansion load in the colonizing species Leontodon longirostris (Asteraceae) throughout its native range / Pedro, Manuel de (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Riba Rovira, Miquel (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; González-Martínez, Santiago C. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Seoane, Pedro (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga) ; Bautista Moreno, Rocío (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga) ; Gonzalo Claros, M. (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga) ; Mayol Martínez, Maria (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Unravelling the evolutionary processes underlying range expansions is fundamental to understand the distribution of organisms, as well as to predict their future responses to environmental change. Predictions for range expansions include a loss of genetic diversity and an accumulation of deleterious alleles along the expansion axis, which can decrease fitness at the range-front (expansion load). [...]
2021 - 10.1111/mec.15802
Molecular ecology, Vol. 30, issue 5 (March 2021) , p. 1190-1205  
2022-03-18
11:40
From atoms to ecosystems : elementome diversity meets ecosystem functioning / Fernández-Martínez, Marcos (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
The elemental composition of plants (the elementome) is a reliable indicator of their functional traits and the ecological strategies that they follow, and thus represents a good predictor of how ecosystems work. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/nph.17864
New phytologist, Vol. 234, issue 1 (April 2022) , p. 35-42  
2022-03-18
11:40
Incorporating phylogeographic information in alien bird distribution models increases geographic extent but not accuracy of predictions / Cardador, Laura (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Abellán, Pedro (Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Zoología) ; Blackburn, Tim M. (University College London. Department of Genetics, Evolution, and Environment)
Species distribution models (SDM) have been proposed as valuable first screening tools for predicting species responses to new environmental conditions. SDMs are usually conducted at the species level, assuming that species-environment relationships are a species-specific feature that do not evolve and show no variability across a species' range. [...]
2022 - 10.1007/s10530-021-02673-7
Biological invasions, Vol. 24, issue 3 (March 2022) , p. 683-695  
2022-03-18
11:39
17 p, 4.7 MB MASTREE+ : time-series of plant reproductive effort from six continents / Hacket-Pain, Andrew (University of Liverpool. Department of Geography and Planning) ; Foest, J.J. (University of Liverpool. Department of Geography and Planning) ; Pearse, I.S. (Fort Collins Science Center) ; LaMontagne, J.M. (DePaul University. Department of Biological Sciences) ; Koenig, W.D. (University of California Berkeley. Hastings Reservation) ; Vacchiano, G. (Università degli studi di Torino. Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari) ; Bogdziewicz, M. (University Grenoble Alpes) ; Caignard, T. (Université de Bordeaux) ; Celebias, P. (Adam Mickiewicz University. Institute of Environmental Biology) ; van Dormolen, J. (University of London. Department of Computing) ; Fernández-Martínez, Marcos (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals) ; Moris, J.V. (Università degli studi di Torino. Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari) ; Palaghianu, C. (Stefan cel Mare Univ Suceava. Forestry Fac. Appl Ecol Lab) ; Pesendorfer, Mario (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Department of Forest and Soil Sciences) ; Satake, A. (Kyushu University) ; Schermer, E. (Avignon Université) ; Tanentzap, A.J. (University of Cambridge. Department of Plant Sciences) ; Thomas, P.A. (Keele University. School of Life Sciences) ; Vecchio, D. (Università degli studi di Torino. Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari) ; Wion, A.P. (Colorado State University. Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship) ; Wohlgemuth, T. (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest) ; Xue, T. (Chuzhou University. College of Civil and Architecture and Engineering) ; Abernethy, K. (University of Stirling. Faculty of Natural Sciences) ; Aravena Acuña, M.C. (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza) ; Daniel Barrera, M. (Universidad Nacional de la Plata) ; Barton, J.H. (DePaul University. Department of Biological Sciences) ; Boutin, S. (University of Alberta. Department of Biological Sciences) ; Bush, E.R. (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) ; Donoso Calderón, S. (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza) ; Carevic, F.S. (Universidad Arturo Prat. Facultad de Recursos Naturales Renovables) ; de Castilho, C.V. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) ; Manuel Cellini, J. (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza) ; Chapman, C.A. (Northwest University. Shaanxi Key Laboratory for Animal Conservation.) ; Chapman, H. (Nigerian Montane Forest Project) ; Chianucci, F. (CREA-Research Centre for Forestry and Wood) ; da Costa, P. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) ; Croisé, L. (Office National des Forêts (Fontainebleau, França). Département Recherche-Développement-Innovation) ; Cutini, A. (Research Centre for Forestry and Wood (Arezzo, Itàlia)) ; Dantzer, B. (University of Michigan. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Justin DeRose, R. (Utah State University. Department of Wildland Resources and Ecology Center) ; Dikangadissi, J.T. (Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (Libreville, Gabon)) ; Dimoto, E. (Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (Libreville, Gabon)) ; da Fonseca, F.L. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) ; Gallo, L. (Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias Bariloche (Bariloche, Argentina)) ; Gratzer, G. (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Department of Forest and Soil Sciences) ; Greene, D.F. (Humboldt State University. Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources) ; Hadad, M.A. (Laboratorio de Dendrocronología de Zonas Áridas (Rivadavia, Argentina)) ; Herrera, A.H. (Ulterarius Consultores Ambientales y Científicos Ltda) ; Jeffery, K.J. (University of Stirling. Faculty of Natural Sciences) ; Johnstone, J. F (University of Alaska Fairbanks. Institute of Arctic Biology) ; Kalbitzer, U. (University of Konstanz. Department of Biology) ; Kantorowicz, W. (Forest Research Institute. Department of Silviculture and Genetics of Forest Trees) ; Klimas, C.A. (DePaul University. Environmental Science and Studies Department) ; Lageard, J.G.A. (Manchester Metropolitan University. Department of Natural Sciences) ; Lane, J. (University of Saskatchewan. Department of Biology) ; Lapin, K. (Austrian Research Centre for Forests) ; Ledwoń, M. (Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals) ; Leeper, A.C. (DePaul University. Department of Biological Sciences) ; Vanessa Lencinas, M. (Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas) ; Lira-Guedes, A.C. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) ; Lordon, M.C. (DePaul University. Department of Biological Sciences) ; Marchelli, P. (Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias Bariloche (Bariloche, Argentina)) ; Marino, S. (Wilkes University. Department of Biology and Institute of the Environment) ; Schmidt Van Marle, H. (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) ; McAdam, A.G. (University of Colorado. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) ; Momont, L.R.W. (Independent researcher) ; Nicolas, M. (Office National des Forêts (Fontainebleau, França)) ; de Oliveira Wadt, L.H. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) ; Panahi, P. (Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (Teheran, Irà)) ; Martínez Pastur, G. (Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas) ; Patterson, T. (The University of Southern Mississippi. School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences) ; Luis Peri, P. (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral) ; Piechnik, Ł. (W. Polish Academy of Sciences. Szafer Institute of Botany) ; Pourhashemi, M. (Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (Teheran, Irà)) ; Espinoza Quezada, C. (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) ; Roig, F.A. (Universidad Mayor (Santiago, Xile). Facultad de Ciencias) ; Peña Rojas, K. (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) ; Micaela Rosas, Y. (Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas) ; Schueler, S. (Austrian Research Centre for Forests) ; Seget, B. (W. Polish Academy of Sciences.Szafer Institute of Botany) ; Soler, R. (Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas) ; Steele, M.A. (Wilkes University. Department of Biology and Institute of the Environment) ; Toro-Manríquez, M. (Ulterarius Consultores Ambientales y Científicos) ; Tutin, C.E.G. (University of Stirling. Faculty of Natural Sciences) ; Ukizintambara, T. (Stony Brook University) ; White, L. (University of Stirling. Faculty of Natural Sciences) ; Yadok, B. (Nigerian Montane Forest Project) ; Willis, J.L. (USDA Forest Service (Alabama, Estats Units)) ; Zolles, A. (Austrian Research Centre for Forests) ; Żywiec, M. (Polish Academy of Sciences. W. Szafer Institute of Botany) ; Ascoli, D. (Università degli studi di Torino. Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari)
Significant gaps remain in understanding the response of plant reproduction to environmental change. This is partly because measuring reproduction in long-lived plants requires direct observation over many years and such datasets have rarely been made publicly available. [...]
2022 - 10.1111/gcb.16130
Global change biology, Published online January 2022  
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