Doñana Biological Station
Thursday 23 May 2013 15:44:31
Lines of Research
Wetland Ecology includes all subtopics relevant to the ecology of “wetlands”, as defined in the broad sense used by the Ramsar Convention (essentially all continental waterbodies). The natural wetlands (mainly seasonal marshes and temporary lagoons) and artificial wetlands (ricefields, salt pans, fish farms) of the Doñana area in the Guadalquivir delta are of especial importance for our research, although we are active in wetland research across the Mediterranean region and elsewhere in the world (e.g. Latin America, Australia). Our particular interests includes the ecology of waterbirds (as defined by the Ramsar Convention), amphibians and aquatic reptiles and aquatic invertebrates. We also focus on the ecological interactions between these different groups, as well as on plant-waterbird interactions (including seed dispersal and herbivory). We are also particularly interested in the study of wetlands dynamics using remote sensing and wetland restoration. Other priorities for us include the study of exotic species, emergent diseases, parasites and contaminants in wetland ecosystems, and the population genetics of aquatic vertebrates and zooplankton.
Estación Biólogica de Doñana - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Científicas - Apdo 1056 E - 41013 Sevilla
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