At CREAF we want to know how biodiversity is generated and maintained in ecosystems.
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Phenology and distribution of speciesThe distribution of species in the territory depends on many different factors. Among others, influential factors are altitude, latitude, orography of the terrain, general and local climatic conditions, the presence of other species, the phenology of each species, or the historical land use and disturbances suffered.
Phenology is the yearlong distribution of a series of events important to the life cycle of organisms that we can relate with climatic factors. Some examples of these events are the moment of leaf emergence in plants, florescence, fructification, the mating season in animals, brooding, or the period of insect flight.