CREAF is a public research center dedicated to terrestrial ecology, territorial analysis and global change, pursuing excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge, in addition to the innovation, development, and transfer of methodologies.  


The center strives to contribute to knowledge on conservation and management of the environment and the territory, in addition to adaptation to environmental change at local, regional, and global scales, functioning as a bridge between academia, administrations, and society, and promoting awareness within its scope of activities


  • Carry out excellent, innovative, and leading basic research so as to be considered as a reference at the national and international levels.
  • Promote applied research, especially in the area of forestry, contributing to the sustainable management and conservation of resources and ecosystems.
  • Develop conceptual and methodological tools to facilitate decision-making and improve management of the environment.
  • Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge by way of training, consulting, or educative activities.