PhD in Terrestrial Ecology

The CREAF coordinates the PhD in Terrestrial Ecology which consists in writing, presenting and defending am original piece of research which, in this case, is framed within the ambit of the terrestrial ecology.

This PhD programme is aimed at students interested in understanding the processes involved in global environmental change and the loss of biodiversity, as well as possible actions to mitigate the damaging effects of environmental changes and the conservation of natural resources.

The main professional opportunities arising from this PhD programme are:

  • Researchers or lecturer in public research organisations and universities
  • Managers of public and private institutions responsible for land management
  • Specialists in the private sector

The PhD programme consists of 35 lecturers and associated researchers working on the following lines of research: Biodiversity, Functional ecology and global change; Forest ecology and fires; Soil protection and conservation; Remote sensing and GIS.


Anna Àvila Castells


Building C
UAB Campus
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
Phone 0034 93 581 13 12
Contact: Anna Avila (