For_Res. Management options to promote forest resistance to multiple threats. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MICINN, RTI2018-098778-B-I00 ). 2019-2021

Funding Agency: Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad (MICINN, SPAIN) Participating organizations: CTFC Duration, from: 2019      to: 2021 PI: Piqué M., Casals P. Subproject Researchers: Dr. Jordi Camprodon; David Guixé; Mario Beltran Project goals: Today, most forest ecosystems are subject to multiple disturbances that operate … Read more

Est_Res. Response strategies of Mediterranean woodlands to natural or anthropogenic disturbances. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO, AGL2015-70425-R). 2016-2018

Funding Agency: Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad (MINECO, SPAIN) Participating organizations: CTFC Duration, from: 2016      to: 2018 PI: Coll Ll., Casals P. Subproject Researchers: Dr. Pere Rovira; Dra. Miriam Piqué; Dr. Jordi Garcia-Pausas; Dr. Aitor Ameztegui; Dr. John-William Shipley Project goals: Climate change is … Read more

Pere Casals

Dr. Pere Casals Tortras. Certification of scientific productivity and science and transfer activity for the program I3 (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación) Specialist in plant and soil relationships in agrosilvopastoral systems. With a background in plant and soil sciences, I have a PhD in the University of Barcelona addressing plant and soil N dynamics after prescribed … Read more

Improvement of TAXUS baccata conservation status in north-eastern Iberian Peninsula. LIFE+ TAXUS

Specific project Web address: Funding Agency: Comisión Europea. LIFE + LIFE11 NAT/ES/711 Participating organizations: CTFC, Consorci de Llaberia, Paratge Natural de Poblet, Ajuntament de Rasquera Duration, from: 2012  to: 2016 Project Manager: Dr. Jordi Camprodon (Biod. & Animal Conserv. Lab) y Dr. Pere Casals Project Researchers: Ríos AI, Taull M, Guixé D. (Biod. & … Read more

Contribution à la mise au point d’un Modèle Intégré d’Amélioration, d’Aménagement et de Gestion Agro-sylvo-pastoraux compatible avec les Objectifs de Conservation et orienté vers les communautés vulnérables des zones périphériques du Parc National de Bou-Hedma. BouHedma

Funding Agency: Agencia Europa de Cooperación EuropeAid/131-665/L/ACT/TN Participating organizations: CTFC, INGREF Duration, from: : 2012       to: 2015 PI: Solano D. Subproject Researchers: Casals P, Ríos AI, Taull M Related papers: Traba J, Casals P, Broto F, Camprodon J, Giralt D, Guixé D, Mechergui R, Rios A, Sales S, Taull M, Ammari Y, Solano D, … Read more

ForBurn. Forest understory Prescribed burnings: effectiveness and constraints. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO, AGL2012-40098-CO3-00). 2012-2015

Funding Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Gobierno de España Participating organizations: CTFC, Universidad de la Laguna, Universitat de Barcelona Duration, from: : 2013       to: 2015 PI: Casals P. Subproject Researchers: Ríos AI, Taull M, Mora A, Piqué M (AGS), Valor T (AGS), Beltrán M (AGS), González-Olabarria JR (FidBosc) Project goals: The … Read more

Jamal Alrefai

 Ph.D. Chimie, Université de Strasbourg. Actualment al Petrochemicals Research Institute, KACST. Forein researcher visitor (November 2012), working on the project ‘Production of Low Modified Natural Polymers with Unique Properties”

Land use and climate changes effects on plant and soil C and N dynamics

Soil is the major terrestrial reservoir of C. In spite of its obvious importance, there is a lack of knowledge about how climate change and land-use change interactions affect carbon cycle. The aim of this research line is to contribute to assess the vulnerability of soil carbon stocks in silvopastoral systems, by means of understand … Read more

Shrubland management strategies to maximize multiple ecosystem functions and services

Understory shrubs play an important role in forest functioning as they may compete with overstory trees for soil resources and increase the risk of fire propagation. Moreover, shrub encroachment into grassland may decrease pastoral value and increase fire hazard to surrounding forests. However, shrubs may have value as a fodder resource or alternative biomass energy, … Read more