At CREAF we provide essential information on the composition and function of Mediterranean forests in a context of global environmental change.
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Forest ecology and wildfiresForests, shrubland, and other forest formations are dynamic systems, which constantly change in function of many natural processes and disturbances they are subjected to. All of these factors affect mortality, regeneration, and growth of the different species which form a part of the ecosystem.
In this area, CREAF is a widely-recognized center in the creation of forest inventories and databases, and in the development of mathematical models for the study of forests. The integration of these data into global change models helps plan new strategies of forest management to preserve the natural, social and economic value of our forest ecosystems.