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

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

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

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.  

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

GHG-Europe. Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems. European Comission. EU-RTD integrated project. VII FP. 2010-2013.

Title: Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems. GHG-Europe. FP7-ENV-2009-1. Funding Agency: European Comission. EU-RTD integrated project. VII FP Participating organizations: CTFC; CEAM between others Duration: 2010-2013. PI: Dr. Annette Freibauer, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (VTI), Germany Subproject Researchers: Casals P.; Rovira P; Romanyà J; Lopez-Sangil, L; Montané F; Martí-Roura, M. Web address: … Read more