Josep Peñuelas one of the editors of the special issue on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Traits and Function. Remote Sensing of Environment (2017).
The Jury for the Nature Mentoring Awards for Mentoring in Science 2017 has met in CREAF (Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain) on Spetember 15th, 2017.
The jury, headed by Prof. Josep Penuelas, was made up for the following experts:
- Alison Abbott, Senior European Correspondent of Nature journal, Munich
- Emilia Solano, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
- Pilar Ruiz Lapuente, Institute of Cosmos Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Juan Lerma, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante – UMH, Alicante, Spain
- Mariano Barbacid, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Madrid, Spain
- Josep Penuelas, CSIC-CREAF, Barcelona, Spain
Josep Peñuelas has participated in the Global Change Biology Strategy Meeting.
The meeting took place in Oxford on September 12th, 2017
Prof Penuelas will participate as speaker in the celebration that will take place next day May 29 in Barcelona
The President of the Catalan Government, Carles Puigdemont, awarded the 2016 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology to Professor Josep Peñuelas. The event was held on 8 November 2016, at the Palau de la Generalitat, and included the attendance of the Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Barcelona and researcher at the Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre (CREAF), Jaume Terrades.
The Government of Catalonia created the Ramon Margalef Prize in 2004 to recognise scientist from around the world who have distinguished themselves in the field of ecological science. The award is also a tribute to the memory of Professor Margalef (Barcelona, 1919-2004), who conducted leading scientific and academic work in the field of modern ecology and was considered one of its greatest exponents in the world.
Figueres Town Hall has named Josep peñuelas an adoptive son at a ceremony held on 23 October 2016.
Entrevista a la revista La Terra (Unió de Pagesos)
Professor Josep Peñuelas has been appointed by the Estonian University of Life Sciences as Doctor Honoris causa, in base to his outstanding merits. The ceremony was held the 23th September, at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
The honorary doctorate recognized him as scientist in the field of global ecology who has contributed considerably to promoting international co-operation at Eesti Maaülikool.
Honorary doctorate is the highest recognition by the university rewarded for exceptional service to the University.
Pictures of the ceremony
Video of the ceremony:
Dr. Oriol Grau (CREAF) participated with a talk about his work on tropical forests in the 53rd meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (19-23 June 2016 – Montpellier, France).
The speach, entitled “Do soil characteristics determine forest structure and dynamics in poor Amazonian soils?” took place under the session “Management impacts on biodiversity and carbon/nutrient balances in the tropic” moderated by Prof. Stephan Pietch (IIASA).
Grau, O., Peñuelas, P., Ferry, B., Freycon, V., Lilian, B., Desprez, M., Baraloto, C., Chave, J., Descroix, L., Dourdain, A., Guitet, S., Janssens, I., Sardans, J., Herault, B. Do soil characteristics determine forest structure and dynamics in poor Amazonian soils? 53rd ATBC 2016, 19-23 June, Montellier, France.