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Higher levels of biodiversity require larger territories

A study of the Doñana Biological Station – CSIC and the University of Cadiz shows that the spatial configuration of a territory is essential to explain the number of species that it can...

A scientific team conducted a review on the patterns and determinants of dispersal in grey wolves

Scientists from the Doñana Biological Station – CSIC has reviewed the cientific literature on the dispersal process in grey wolves (Canis lupus) and found a high variability within and among...

Functional diversity of macroinvertebrates as a tool to evaluate wetland restoration

A scientific team has studied the functional diversity of macroinvertebrate communities in 32 Mediterranean temporary ponds six to seven years after their creation during restoration in Doñana, and...

Dispersal syndromes can not reliably explain long-distance seed dispersal by animals

A study demonstrates how poorly dispersal syndromes perform at explaining seed dispersal by animals (zoochory)
Only 4% of the many European plant species dispersed by ungulate endoozocoria...