Philippe Ciais, Josep Peñuelas, Sara Vicca and Daniel Goll in collaboration with Chinese colleagues, organised a workshop entitled: Nutrient limitation on land: how accurate are our global land models?
The workshop was hosted by the Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University from the 15th to 17th June 2016 in the Yangling, Shaanxi, China.
You can access the program here.
This award recognize Prof Peñuelas for his contribution in the field of global ecology and for his contribution to promoting international co-operation at Eesti Maaülikool.
The Honorary doctorate is the highest recognition by the university rewarded for exceptional service to the University.
This renowned Spanish prize, created in 1995, is given to recognize an individual who has investigated the improvement of our ecological environment.
The award was presented to Josep Peñuelas during a ceremony that took place in the historic building of the silk exchange of Valencia on 2 October 2015.
The Global Ecology Unit is considered a Consolidated Research Group by Generalitat de Catalunya that studies the global, climatic and anthropogenic local change effects on terrestrial ecosystems.
The more outstanding activities of the group deal with the studies of the effects of global change on the structure and functioning of the ecosystems and the biosphere, atmospheric pollution, biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds emissions, remote sensing, plant ecophysiology, functioning and structure of terrestrial plants and ecosystems, chemical ecology and metabolomics, macroecology and biogeochemistry
The activity of living beings modifies the structure and chemical composition of their surroundings. In some cases, organisms act as filters of toxicity of some substances, and their study allows us to evaluate the capacity of the ecosystem for absorbing contaminants which we create with multiple human activities.