Spatial ecology in a changing world

Research Projects

Wildfire seen from a drone

Wildfire seen from a drone

InForest mixed unity, composed by CTFC and CREAF, has published the first images taken by drones of the burned area from Òdena’s wildfire (Barcelona area), occurred last july which burned more than 1.200 ha. Ecoland lab and InForest are pioneers in drones use for ecology […]

Post-Doctoral position on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Scenarios and Modelling in Mediterranean Forests

Post-Doctoral position on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Scenarios and Modelling in Mediterranean Forests

A new position to conduct post-doctoral research is open at CEMFOR (CTFC) – CREAF Joint research unit (InFOREST JRU) for one to two years (with the possibility of an extension) in the context of the new joint research unit between the two research institutions and […]

NEWFORESTS project: kick-off meeting 3-4th February, in Montreal, (Quebec- Canada)

In early February members from forest research institutions in Quebec, (Canada), Catalonia (Spain) and southern France met in Montreal for the kick-off meeting of the project NEWFORESTS. The meeting included a live broadcast of the event to be held on the Tuesday the 4th to […]

EUBON meeting in Solsona: European contribution to the Biodiversity Observation Network

A international team of researches from the EUBON project (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network) gathered from 25-27th November in Solsona to held the kick-off meeting for two of the project work-packages. Discussions, including the different members of EBCC-CTFC team in the project, revolved around […]

Se busca candidato a beca FPU para un proyecto sobre modelización de la vegetación en el CTFC

Se busca candidato para solicitar beca de Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU) para la realización de una tesis doctoral. Tema: Predicción de cambios en la estructura y composición de la vegetación a escala de paisaje/regional. La vegetación Mediterránea es el resultado de la acción de […]

New servers available for landscape modelling and remote sensing analyses.

The ECOLAND lab group has a new computing facility aimed at better dealing with the needs from handling and modelling large spatial environmental data sets. This server cluster is a strategic step forward for the group and the CTFC as institution and involves a much […]

New agreement signed with the PAU COSTA Foundation on the modelling of fire risk

ECO-LAND has recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Pau Costa Foundation to strengthen research links on fire risk modelling to the operative world of fire- fighting. The collaboration will involve exchange of expertise on forest fire modelling derived from the BIONOVEL project (i.e. spatial […]

EUBON project: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

Ecoland members will be involved in a new FP7 project representing the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) in the EU BON project. This project  presents an innovative approach towards integration of biodiversity information systems from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information […]

WE SEARCH FOR PHD CANDIDATES: APPLICATION OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS (SDM) IN THE ASSESSMENT OF GLOBAL CHANGE IMPACTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

APPLICATION CLOSED (17/08/2012) We search for PhD candidates interested in developing a PhD on the applications of species distribution models (SDM) in the evaluation of the impacts of climate and land use changes on fire regimes and biodiversity. The successful candidate will work in the […]

ECO-LAND becomes part of the new Joint research unit CREAF-CTFC on “ Biodiversity and forest ecosystem dynamics”

ECO-LAND has become part of a new joint venture between the CTFC and the CREAF aiming at improving research on biodiversity and forest ecosystem dynamics in Mediterranean systems. The new agreement allows the consolidation of a long lasting collaboration with the CREAF having the MONTES-CONSOLIDER […]

Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application

ECOLAND is participating in the launching of a new journal regarding Nature Conservation issues. This journal has its roots in the FP7 project SCALES. In its first editorial co-signed by its editors, including Lluís Brotons, the journal introduces its role as a new open access, […]

BiodivERsA project: FARMLAND Heterogeneity and ecosystem services in farmland landscapes

A new project participated by ECO-LAND lab has been one of the selected by the BiodivERsA European Joint Call 2011. The project FARMLAND, European Network on Farmland heterogeneity, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is coordinated by Jean-Louis MARTIN (CNRS) and involves partners from Germany, France, Spain, […]

Involvement in the long term ecological research LTER programme

ECO-LAND gets involved into the LTER programme through the TREEBIO project in Aigüestortes. ECO-LAND members together with other researchers at the CTFC took part in the LTER Spain meeting that was held 16-17th June in Collserola. Magda Pla from the Remote Sensing LABTAG group will […]

Collaborations: Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (Québec)

Our links with the Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (CEF, Québec, Canada) have been strengthened during these last weeks and a collaboration agreement has been signed between the CEF and two main forest research centers in Catalonia CTFC and CREAF. The bonds with the CEF […]

STEPPE-AHEAD: Steppe-land birds, agriculture practices and economic viability: towards the conservation of threatened species in humanised landscapes

New project on farmland systems starting soon and funded by the CSIC Foundation. The project  aims at developing a multidisciplinar approach allowing the integration of threatened species requirements in current agronomic practices. The project is run in collaboration with the our companions at the Animal […]