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 Thursdays 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 2024

Gérard Rocamora

Gerard Rocamora
Island Biodiversity and Conservation center, University of Seychelles (Africa)
Restoring islands to save species and recreate native wildlife sanctuaries: the Seychelles experience
25 Apr 2024 - Onsite and online
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Carlos Sierra

Carlos Sierra
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany)
The transit time of carbon through the terrestrial biosphere.
26 Apr 2024 - Onsite and online
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Viviana Florencia Bondaruk

Viviana Florencia Bondaruk
Institute for Agricultural Plant Physiology and Ecology, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Services crops to promote multifunctionality in agosystem in Argentina.
09 May 2024 - Onsite and online
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Rachel Lowe

Rachel Lowe
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)
Decision-support tools for climate-sensitive infectious diseases.
23 May 2024 - Onsite and online
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Marc Freestone

Marc Freestone
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australian National University (Australia)
Orchid conservation in Australia: global lessons for plant conservation from the world’s largest threatened orchid rewilding program.
06 Jun 2024 - Onsite and online
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Check out our previous CREAFTalks!

Arjen de Groot & Marcel Polling
Wageningen Environmental Research (Netherlands)
Integrating eDNA analysis into innovative biomonitoring approaches for nature and agriculture.
14 Mar 2024
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Ana M. C Santos
Centre for Biodiversity and Global Change CIBC-UAM (Spain)
Shit happens! Dung beetle diversity and ecosystem functions in a changing world.
12 Mar 2024
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Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Global efforts to characterize biodiversity patterns in Indigenous Peoples' lands.
29 Feb 2024
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Forrest Fleischman
University of Minnesota (USA)
Restoration Social Science: A new Research Agenda on Ecological Restoration.
1 Feb 2024
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Alicia Montesinos
Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CIDE-CSIC)
Nitrogen transfer between plant species in natural and agro-ecosystems.
14 Des 2023
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Mark Kéry
Swiss Ornithological Institute (Switzerland)
The dynamic occupancy (dynocc) model: one of the most under-utilised statistical models in ecology.
30 Nov 2023
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Marta Goberna
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)
High phylogenetic turnover magnifies evolutionary relatedness along microbial primary succession.
16 Nov 2023
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Anna Traveset
Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados-IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB)
How can island studies help us understanding the effects of global change on Earth biodiversity?.
2 Nov 2023
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Sally Aitken
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Understanding and managing adaptation of widespread conifers to climate change.
24 Oct 2023
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Elise Gronish
University of Arizona (USA)
Making aridland restoration better: Learning from (many) mistakes.
11 Oct 2023
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Nicolas Martin St-Paul
INRAE (France)
A plant hydraulic perspective on the impact of climate change on forests and strategies for adaptation.
5 Oct 2023
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Narcís Prat
Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Drought in Catalonia: climate change or poor water management.
2 June 2023
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Giuliano Maselli Locosselli
University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Tree-ring analyses for evidence-based decision-making.
19 May 2023
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Arturo Pacheco
Columbia University (USA)
Quantitative wood anatomy: a window into the intrannual dynamics of tree growth.
05 May 2023
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Elizabeth Callaway
University of Utah (USA)
Biodiversity and narrative: the ecosystems of science fiction.
20 Apr 2023
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Karine Princé
CESCO - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle,France
Biodiversity conservation in a changing world: the contribution from citizen science
31st March 2023
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Kjell Overvåg
University of Agder, Norway
Towards more sustainable spatial planning in rural areas: insights from Norway
17th March 2023
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Louis Lefebvre
McGill University, Canada
Comparing animal brains and intelligence
3rd March 2023
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Darrel Jenerette
University of California, USA
Ecological components of urbanization in the context of a changing climate
17th February 2023
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Adrià López Baucells
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Granollers
Bats and bugs: how to connect bat conservation with farmers and conservationist.
20th January 2023
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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

Laura Cardador
Postdoctoral researcher

Sara Fraixedas
Postdoctoral researcher

Josep Padullés
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