Research

September 28, 2020

Ekonomiaz: Adaptación al cambio climático. Aportaciones desde la economía

Ibon Galarraga y Elisa Sainz de Murieta, investigadores del centro multidisciplinar BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change han participado y editado el último número especial de Ekonomiaz, una edición que aborda la adaptación al cambio climático en diez artículos diferentes. 
September 16, 2020

2020 European Mobility Week

BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change participates at the 2020 European Mobility Week. Since 2002, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. The campaign gives people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution. BC3 as an interdisciplinary research centre on the causes and consequences of climate change takes the opportunity to show the research that we are doing to understand the impact of mobility in the climate emergency.
September 15, 2020

Ordeñar una vez al día en pequeños rumiantes. Estado del arte

El último artículo de Elena Galán de Castillo, investigadora del centro multidisciplinar BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change, publicado en Mundo Ganadero resume los resultados y consecuencias sobre los efectos de pasar de dos ordeños al día a uno en pequeños rumiantes
August 6, 2020

Journal Article: Holm oak decline and mortality exacerbate drought effects on soil biogeochemical cycling and soil microbial communities across a climatic gradient

The extent to which the increasingly frequent episodes of drought-induced tree decline and mortality could alter key soil biogeochemical cycles is unclear. Understanding this connection between tree decline and mortality and soils is important because forested ecosystems serve as important long-term sinks for carbon (C) and essential nutrients (e.g., nitrogen and phosphorus).
June 1, 2020

BC3 article: Effects of historical land-use change in the Mediterranean environment

During the Holocene (last ~11,700 years), societies have continuously modified the landscape of the Mediterranean Basin through changes in land-use, exerting extraordinary pressures onto the environment and adding variability to the climate. Despite its importance to current land management, knowledge of how past land-use practices have impacted the regional climate of the Basin remains largely in the scientific sphere.
April 28, 2020

Libro “Transición hacia una economía baja en carbono en España”

FUNCAS, con la colaboración BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change, ha publicado un nuevo libro sobre la transición baja en carbono en España. El libro "Transición hacia una economía baja en carbono" a sido editado por la directora científica del BC3 María José Sanz y el investigador senior del BC3 MIkel González-Eguino. FUNCAS es una organización privada sin fines de lucro creada y financiada por CECA, en el marco de sus inversiones en capital social, para llevar a cabo actividades que beneficien a la sociedad española, promover una cultura del ahorro y contribuir a sensibilizar sobre los servicios que ofrecen las cajas de ahorro a la comunidad.Transición hacia una economía baja en Carbono en España
April 24, 2020

Article “Climate change perception: Driving forces and their interactions”

Public perception of climate change can either facilitate or hinder the implementation of climate policies. This perception is dependent on a number of influencing factors, called drivers, in ways that are still not clearly understood. Our study quantifies the relative strength of drivers of climate change perception, taking into account differences in the social, political, geographical, economic and educational identities of any considered community.
April 16, 2020

Article: The long-term restoration of ecosystem complexity

Multiple large-scale restoration strategies are emerging globally to counteract ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. However, restoration often remains insufficient to offset that loss. To address this challenge, we propose to focus restoration science on the long-term (centuries to millennia) re-assembly of degraded ecosystem complexity integrating interaction network and evolutionary potential approaches. This approach provides insights into eco-evolutionary feedbacks determining the structure, functioning and stability of recovering ecosystems. Eco-evolutionary feedbacks may help to understand changes in the adaptive potential after disturbance of metacommunity hub species with core structural and functional roles for their use in restoration.
April 14, 2020

Article: The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment

Atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment (eCO2) can enhance plant carbon uptake and growth, thereby providing an important negative feedback to climate change by slowing the rate of increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration. Although evidence gathered from young aggrading forests has generally indicated a strong CO2 fertilization effect on biomass growth, it is unclear whether mature forests respond to eCO2 in a similar way.
March 26, 2020

BC3 publication: Fresh perspectives for classic forest restoration challenges

Restoration ecology is a young scientific discipline whose limitations can compromise the recovery of ecosystem biodiversity and functions. Specifically for limitations on forest restoration, we first recommend considering measures prior to land use changes to deal with the common lack of efforts to anticipate and plan restoration. Second, we suggest using multiple references in restoration planning to avoid simplified reference characterization, and we advise assessing ecosystem recovery with indicators that better incorporate ecosystem complexity in recovery assessments.




Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

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