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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. 
 
Located at the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the center was founded in 1987 as a consortium between various public administrations, research entities, and academic training entities. Research carried out by the center can be divided into four general areas: 
 
Biodiversitat

Biodiversity

Ecologia funcional i Canvi GlobalFunctional ecology and global change
Ecologia forestal i IncendisForest ecology and wildfire
Anàlisi ambiental del territori i SIGEnvironmental analysis and GIS