Sustainability of Agro-Silvo-Pastoral systems

Despite the low contribution of silvopastoralism to the total Gross Domestic Product of the most of European Mediterranean regions, extensive livestock systems play an important social and economic role in the structure of rural areas. This research line aims to (i) detect relevant bottle necks on the structure and management of silvopastoral systems for their … Read more

VULCA. Vulnerability of soil carbon in front of Global Change in grassland ecosystems: Effects of changes in rainfall regime in abandoned or burnt grasslands. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. 2006-2008.

Title: VULCA. Vulnerabilidad del C edáfico al cambio climático y de uso del suelo en ecosistemas pastorales: Efectos del cambio en el regimén de precipitación en pastos abandonados o quemados.  Funding Agency:   Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Participating organizations: CEAM, UV Duration: 2006-2008 PI:    Casals P Subproject Researchers: Rovira P; Montané, F; Lopez-Sangil, L.   … Read more

Jordi Garcia-Pausas

Jordi Garcia-Pausas. PhD. Research Scientist specialized in soil C and N stocks and dynamics in grasslands. Working on priming effects in different soil C and nutrient scenarios. Selected Papers: Garcia-Pausas J, Romanyà J, Montané F, Ríos A, Taull M., Rovira P, Casals P, 2017. Are soil carbon stocks in mountain grasslands compromised by land-use changes?. … Read more

Ana Isabel Ríos

Ana I. Ríos Barenys. Master’s Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She is a plant ecologist interested in plant biodiversity conservation, mostly focusing on endangered or invasive plant species. Skills using georeferenced plant databases. Selected papers: Oliver X, Ríos AI, Casals P, 2010. Metodología en la priorización cualitativa de taxones amenazados … Read more

Ordenació de pastures de muntanya: tipificació i potencial d’aprofitament ramader

Any: 2011 Finançament: Dept. Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural. Generalitat de Catalunya Resultats: claus per a la determinació d’una tipologia de pastura. Producció, valor pastoral i valor bromatològic de diferents tipologies de pastures. Determinació de l’oferta farratgera de les pastures.  

Marc Taüll

Marc Taüll Taüll. Master’s Degree in European Forestry (University of Lleida). Specialist on silvopastoralism. He is interested on the definition of opportunities and threats for the sustainability of agro-silvo-pastoral systems. Skills on forest and rangeland resources assessment and management, with expertise in Mediterranean and alpine regions and in El Salvador and Syria pastoral systems. Selected … Read more

Francesc Montané

Francesc Montané Caminal. PhD. Current address: Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology,  University of Oklahoma, USA His research focuses on global change-induced changes in structure and function of ecosystems, including C sequestration and spatial patterns. Selected papers: Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P 2013. Mixtures with grass litter may hasten shrub litter decomposition after … Read more