CREAF has progressed from an institution with strong national focus to a well-established center of expertise in the Mediterranean region, becoming an international reference center on global change research.

In the last years CREAF have consolidated its participation and leadership in projects from EU and international research programmes. 

Table A. CREAF proposals funded by the different programmes of the EU from 2014-2018

International Networks (updated december 2018)

CREAF researchers are active members of several relevant European and international research networks. Among them, the following ones are of proven scientific relevance and contribute to big science and impact at international level.

Table B

Acronim Network SCOPE PI involved
Alter-Net Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network EU Joan Pino
LTER Long Term Ecological Research Network, Spanish node EU Marisol Felip, Jordi Catalan
IPBES Intergovernmental platform for biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Global Lluis Brotons, Jordi Bosch
IPCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Global Jofre Carnicer, Josep Penuelas
EBCC European Bird Census Council EU Sergi Herrando
Silva Mediterranea Silva Mediterranea EU Enrique Doblas, Josep Penuelas
CTP Comunitat de Treball dels Pirineus National Pilar Andrés, Enrique Doblas
MRI Mountain Research Initiative EU Bernat Claramunt
Euromontana European Association of Mountain Areas EU Bernat Claramunt
RIIM Red Iberica de Investigación en Montaña Iberian Peninsula Bernat Claramunt
NEMOR Network for European Mountain Research EU Bernat Claramunt
Red Global de Restauración Ecológica Red Global de Restauración Ecológica Latin America Pilar Andrés
ACCENT Atmospheric Composition Change: the European Network EU Josep Penuelas
CGLS Copernicus Global Land Service EU Aleixandre Verger
C3S Copernicus Climate Change Service EU Aleixandre Verger
WssTP European Technology Platform for Water EU Anabel Sánchez, Olga Roig, Lluís Pesquer
EIP Water European Innovation Partnership on Water EU Anabel Sánchez, Olga Roig
EFI European Forest Institute EU Enrique Doblas
EFIMED European Forest Institute Mediterranean Mediterranean Enrique Doblas
FTP Forest Based Technological Platform EU Olga Roig, Enrique Doblas
ESSC European Society for Soil Conservation EU Pilar Andrés
GSBI Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative Global Xavier Domene
IBI International Biochar Initiative Global Xavier Domene
GEO Group on Earth Observations Global Joan Masó
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium Global Joan Masó
Belmont Forum Belmont Forum 'Knowlegde hub' USA Joan Masó
EGU Earth and Space Science Informatics division EU Joan Masó
ISOTC ISO/TC 211 Geographic Information / Geomatics Global Joan Masó
CENTC CEN/TC 287 OGC - European Forum on geospatial standards EU Joan Masó
ENEON European Observatory of Earth Observation Networks EU Joan Masó
ECSA European Citizen Science Association EU Bernat Claramunt
XFT Network Xylem Functional Traits network Global Jordi Martínez Vilalta, Maurizio Mencuccini
IUSS International Union of Soil Sciences Global Josep M Alcañiz, Xavier Domene, Andrea Vidal
EARMA European Association of Research Managers and Administrators EU Olga Roig
ICP Forest International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests EU Rossella Guerrieri, Maurizio Mencuccini, Josep Peñuelas
IAWA International Association of Wood Anatomists Global Elisabeth M.R. Robert
ATR Association for Tree-Ring research EU Elisabeth M.R. Robert
ICOS Integrated Carbon Observation System EU Sara Marañón Jiménez
ForHot Natural soil warming in natural grasslands and a Sitka spruce forest in Iceland (ForHot) Global Sara Marañón Jiménez, Josep Peñuelas, Jordi Sardans
SapFluxNet Global database of sap flow measurements Global Rafael Poyatos, Jordi Martínez Vilalta
IUFRO Task force on monitoring of global tree mortality patterns and trends Global Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Josep Peñuelas, Lluís Pesquer
Interact International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic European Olga Margalef, Oriol Grau
CONBIO Society of Conservation Biology Global Yolanda Melero, Bernat Claramunt
Dendroglobal Global database of dendrometer data Global Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Maurizio Mencuccini, Rafael Poyatos
NSF Artic Data NSF Arctic Data Center Global Rafael Poyatos
ICT4 Water ICT4Water cluster EU Lluís Pesquer
ESA CMUG ESA Climate Modelling User Group European Lluís Pesquer, Cristina Domingo
Copernicus Academy Copernicus Academy (pending) European Lluís Pesquer, Cristina Domingo, Joan Masó
MOUNTFOR EFI Project Centre on Mountain Forests European Lluís Coll
ESP Ecosystem Services Partnership (internacional-Mediterranean). Global Lluís Brotons

COST ACTIONS (updated december 2018)


Table C

AcronimCOST nameCodePI involved
CLIMANIClimate Change Manipulation Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems - Networking and Outreach (ClimMani)ES1308Josep Penuelas
MOBILISEMobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific CollectionsCA17106Arnald Marcer
AEDESAedes Invasive MosquitoesCA17108Frederic Bartumeus
ALIEN SCIIncreasing understanding of alien species through citizen scienceCA17122Bernat Claramunt
KEYSOMSoil fauna - Key to Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Modelling (KEYSOM)ES1406Xavier Domene
CLIMOClimate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions (CLIMO)CA15226Lluís Coll
Citizen ScienceCitizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout EuropeCA15212Jaume Piera, Bernat Claramunt

International Collaborations

This networks and collaborative actions helped us to collaborate with scientifics around the world in our SCI articles during 2013- 2018.