We are running an annual programme of biweekly, short seminars that showcases global Ecology research in forums addressed to scientists, and as a means of enhancing the relationship between research centres. Seminars take place on Fridays at 12 pm for 45 minutes with plenty of time afterwards for questions and discussion.

Seminars will combine online and onsite (CREAF, Sala Graus II, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) formats but in all cases, talks will be always streamed (not recorded), so they can be followed online.

CREAFTalks of 2022-2023

William Anderegg

William Anderegg
Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy, University of Utah
Exploring the climate risks to Earth's forests in the 21st century.
Friday 7th October 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online
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Gemma Cirac-Claveras

Gemma Cirac-Claveras
Institut d'Història de la Ciència (UAB)
Data sotories: satellites, history, and the making of the global environment
Friday 21st October 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online
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Marta G. Rivera Ferré

Marta G. Rivera Ferre
Just transition of food systems: challenges and opportunities from science
Friday 4th November 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online
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Jean Paul Metzger

Cancelled due to Covid-19
Jean Paul Metzger
University of São Paulo
Linking ecosystem services provision and human health in urban landscapes
Tuesday 15th November 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online More info

Charlotte Grossiord

Charlotte Grossiord
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (EPFL & WSL)
Disentangling the impacts of atmospheric and soil droughts on forests.
Friday 2nd December 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online More info

María González Sanchís

María González Sanchís
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
Improving the resilience of forests through innovative forest management scheme at a watershed scale.
Friday 16th December 2022, 12pm CET - Onsite and online More info

Check out our previous CREAFTalks!

Saeed Harati
Université de Montréal
Encouraging stakeholder participation in action for sustainable development: insights from a simulation model
15th JuLY 2022
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Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Université de Sherbrooke
Host-microbe interactions: who runs the show?
13th June 2022
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Maria Paniw
Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC)
Improving ecological forecasting in a changing world: do we need to focus on life history?
27th May 2022
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Rodrigo Vargas
University of Reading
Representativeness of environmental observatory networks: a reality or an intangible goal
13th May 2022
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Ophélie Ronce
Evolution of plant phenology under a changing climate: insights from various theoretical models
29th April 2022
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Valerio Sbragaglia
Fisheries-induced evolution of behavior: Experimental evidence from size-selective harvesting of zebrafish (Danio rerio)
8th April 2022
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Tom Oliver
University of Reading
How mindsets of connectedness and systems thinking literacy are barriers to environmental progress
25th March 2022
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François-Xavier Joly
Univeristy of Vienna
Bridging the gap between litter decomposition & soil organic matter formation
11th March 2022
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Dolors Armenteras
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
The amazon 'we' want: science, policy and reality
25th February 2022
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Anna Lupon
Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes
Towards gender inclusive conferences: insights from the 1st sibecol meeting
11th February 2022
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Don't miss our Youtube playlist with all the CREAF Talks videos.


Meet the scientific advisory board!


Alba Anadon Rosell
Postdoctoral researcher

Josep Barba Ferrer
Postdoctoral researcher

Yolanda Melero Cavero
Postdoctoral researcher

José Alberto Ramírez
Postdoctoral researcher

Albert Vilà Cabrera
Postdoctoral researcher





The CREAFTalks is part of the Severo Ochoa “ULandscape” funded in 2019 by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to support Research Centres of Excellence.

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Contact Teresa Rosas for more information!


Teresa RosasTeresa Rosas
CREAFTalks coordinator
Talent & Gender officer