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 2023

Nicholas Martin St Paul

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 - Onsite and online
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Elise Gronish

Elise Gronish
University of Arizona (USA)
Making aridland restoration better: Learning from (many) mistakes.
11 Oct 2023 - Onsite and online
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Sally Aitken

Sally Aitken
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Understanding and managing adaptation of widespread conifers to climate change.
24 Oct 2023 - Onsite and online
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Anna Traveset

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 - Onsite and online
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Marta Goberna

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 - Onsite and online
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Mark Kéry

Mark Kéry
Swiss Ornithological Institute (Switzerland)
The dynamic occupancy (dynocc) model: one of the most under-utilised statistical models in ecology.
30 Nov 2023 - Onsite and online
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Alicia Montesinos

Alicia Montesinos
Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CIDE-CSIC)
Nitrogen transfer between plant species in natural and agro-ecosystems
14 Des 2023 - Onsite and online
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Check out our previous CREAFTalks!

Narcís Prat
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Tree-ring analyses for evidence-based decision-making.
19 May 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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María González Sanchís
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
Coupling water, fire and climate resilience with biomass production in forestry to adapt watersheds to climate change
16th December 2022
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Marc Macias Fauria
School of Geography & Environment, University of Oxford
Life beyond the ecological plot: conducting landscape ecology in the Arctic tundra
14th December 2022
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Charlotte Grossiord
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (EPFL & WSL)
Disentangling the impacts of atmospheric and soil droughts on forests
2nd December 2022
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Jean Paul Metzger
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Linking ecosystem services provision and human health in urban landscapes
15th November 2022
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Marta Rivera Ferre
Ingenio, CSIC-UPV
Just transition of food systems: challenges and opportunities from science
4th November 2022
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Gemma Cirac-Claveras
Institut d'Història de la Ciència, UAB
Data stories: satellites, history, and the making of the global environment
21st October 2022
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William Anderegg
Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy, Univ Utah
Exploring the climate risks to earth's forests in the 21st century
7th October 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
Université de Montpellier, France
Evolution of plant phenology under a changing climate: insights from various theoretical models
29th April 2022
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Valerio Sbragaglia
Marine Science Institute, CSIC
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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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