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El Museo Casa de la Ciencia de Sevilla estrena hoy dos nuevas exposiciones sobre biodiversidad y plásticos

‘Plastisfera: vida y muerte en el antropoceno»’ abre los ojos a un grave problema ambiental: los 430 millones de toneladas de plástico que se producen al año en todo el mundo.

New study shows that seagulls transport hundreds of kilos of plastic from landfills into natural reserves

Researchers from the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) have developed a plastic deposition model based on the diet and movement of gulls monitored by GPS telemetry, while feeding in landfills in...

Scientific evidence is undeniable: aquifer exploitation is causing serious impacts on the most iconic national park in Spain

A scientific team from the Doñana Biological Station and the Geological and Mining Institute, institutes of the Spanish National Research Council, has reviewed more than 70 studies and demonstrates...

Doñana’s situation in 2023: drought, high temperatures and clear species declines

The Doñana Biological Station – CSIC presents the report “State of the Biodiversity in Doñana” 2023 with the results of the Monitoring Program carried out by the ICTS-Doñana. 2023 has been a...

Se crea la primera base de datos sobre los impactos de las plantas invasoras en Europa

Personal investigador del CSIC participa en la elaboración de Plantimpactseurope, que incluye información de 104 especies invasoras de 29 países europeos. La base de datos, de libre acceso, es de...

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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.