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One out of three roadkilled animals goes undetected by science

• Animals may escape and die away from the road after the collision, rebound off the road or retain by vehicle. In these cases, it is so extremely difficult to be recorded through typical roadkill...

Identifican nuevos linajes de parásitos sanguíneos exclusivos de aves que habitan en entornos urbanos

Los resultados del estudio han revelado que algunos parásitos del género Plasmodium, responsables de la malaria aviar, son más diversos en la ciudad que en el campo, presentando algunos linajes que...

Invasive blue crabs can travel more than 100 km upstream

Scientists from the Doñana Biological Station – CSIC warns of the capacity of the blue crab to invade river stretches located far from river mouths. This migrating capacity of blue crabs...

Easter rains bring relief to Doñana, but more rainfall is needed this spring

145.3 l/m2 have been collected during March, mostly during Easter, according to ICTS-Doñana data. Rains come late for wintering, but will still be useful for waterfowl breeding. The annual...

The discovery of fossils of phantom midges suggests an extreme climatic event in New Zealand

Phantom midges are present today on all major landmasses, except Antarctica and New Zealand, where it was believed that they had never inhabited until now
The causes of the extinction of these...

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Start of selection procedure for new EBD Director

On June 20, the EBD Institutional Board approved the beginning of the selection process for a new director of the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC). Directors of CSIC institutes and centers undergoes a new selection process every 4 years. Following the CSIC regulations, the first phase of the selection process consists of the presentation of candidats, which will end on September 30. Then, at the Institutional Board (proposed to be held on Octubre 2) the applications will certified and the Scientific Board will be convened for their presentation and discussion. The Scientific Board will pass its report, the result of their debate, to the Institucional Board, which will then draw up its own report, taking into account the opinion of the heads of the research groups and departments and of the heads of the technical and administrative units. The complete dossier, including for each candidacy the letter of presentation, curriculum vitae, management project, endorsements received and reports from both Boards, will be sent by the secretariat of the Institucional Board to UCAT, to be submitted to the CSIC Scientific Advisory Committee for its report. The Scientific Advisory Committee will transmit to the Presidency its reasoned proposal or, as the case may be, the absence of suitable candidates. Finally, the Presidency, in view of the proposal and the previous reports, as well as possible interviews held with the candidates, the intervention -if considered pertinent- of the Institute's External Scientific Advisory Committee and any other considerations it deems appropriate, will decide on the appointment. The process is expected to be completed by mid-December.