Spatial ecology in a changing world

Lab Activities

Sabbatical visit: Louis Imbeau from Centre d’Étude de la Fôret (Quebec).

Louis Imbeau is a professor in wildlife management affiliated to the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada, and is a regular member of the Center for Forest Research. Louis Imbeau will be with us for a complete year (until late June 2013). The main purpose […]


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 […]

SITXELL project awarded with the United Nations Public Service Award.

The SITxell, developed by the Department of Territory and Sustainability (Barcelona Provincial Council), has been awarded with the first UNPSA 2012 price in the category Advanced knowledge management in governments. CONGRATULATIONS! Together with the Institut Català d’Ornitologia & MINUARTIA, ECOLAND has been, since 2003, helping […]

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 […]

Visit to Ecoland: Brendan Wintle from the Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (Australia)

Brendan Wintle from the University of Melbourne and the Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Australia will spend some weeks with us at the CTFC during May-June 2012. He is an ecologist, Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow. Brendan is interested in uncertainty and […]

Course on Spatial Statistics for Ecologists. 5-6th June 2012.

A course on Spatial Statistics for Ecologists was held at Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC), with Marie-Josée Fortin (University of Toronto) as main instructor. Instructor: Marie-Josée Fortin. Dates: 5th and 6th June 2012, 10h-13:30h and 15:30h-18h Venue: Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (, Solsona, […]

New PhD project launched: Landscape modelling of future Mediterranean landscapes, Adrián Regos.

Adrián Regos has just joined the Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology Laboratory at the CTFC and CREAF, associated to the MONTES-CONSOLIDER and BIONOVEL projects. Specifically, his work will be focused on landscape modelling of Mediterranean landscapes in Catalonia (NE of Spain) using the MEDFIRE model. This […]

New ECOLAND postdoc: Laura Cardador

Laura Cardador has joined the ECOLAND and Baclab groups in the context of the Steppe-ahead project. Her main research interests have focussed on the ecological factors affecting spatial distribution and population dynamics of species, paying particular attention to human-induced environmental changes. She has also wide […]

Offered: assistant technician position in landscape modelling and data analysis.

            We offer a technician position in landscape modelling and analysis of environmental data to join the Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology Lab at the Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC) in the context of global change and its impacts on ecological systems. Es busca tècnic/a […]

Post-Doc position: Conservation biology and spatial ecology in Mediterranean farmlands

A grant offer is open to conduct post-doctoral research for 18 months (with the possibility of an extension) in Spain in the context of the project STEPPE-AHEAD “Steppe-land birds, agriculture practices and economic viability: towards the conservation of threatened species in humanised landscapes“ funded by […]

Phd candidates welcome: Fire and landscape modelling in the Mediterranean

We welcome PhD candidates interested in starting a thesis on the impacts of climate and land use changes on fire regimes and landscape changes in Spain in the context of the project “BIONOVEL: Assessing the impact on biodiversity of uncertain and novel future landscapes under […]

Visit to Australian research centres

                                      New contacts and collaborations allow the ECO-LAND lab to establish a link with Australian scientists. A research stay funded by the Catalan Government has allowed Lluís Brotons to visit Jane Elith at ACERA (Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analyses), located in the […]

Workshop: Ecological model integration to predict ecosystem responses to global change

From August 16th-18th, ECO-LAND was involved in the organisation of a workshop on ecosystem model integration held at the Université de Québec a Montreal (UQAM) under the umbrella of the recent collaboration between the CTFC and the CEF. The workshop was held in the context […]

New course: Introduction to WinBUGS for ecologists organised by the Institut Català d’Ornitologia

A new course on bayesian approach to regression, ANOVA and related statistical analyses will be held in Barcelona 12-16 december 2011. The course is organised by the Institut Català d’Ornitologia (ICO) with Marc Kéry (Swiss Ornithological Institute) and Viviana Ruiz- Gutiérrez (Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell […]

PhD defence: Josep Rost (Universitat de Girona)

Josep Rost defended his PhD thesis on June 28th, 11 A.M. in the Aula Magna, Sciences Faculty, University of Girona. The effect of post-fire management on bird fauna and seed dispersal by frugivorous bird species. (pdf) This thesis has been carried out in the framework […]