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EICAT+, a new framework to assess the positive impacts of alien species

The IUCN ENvironmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) is a global standard to assess negative impacts of alien species on native biodiversity. However, alien species can also...

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...

The specialized diet of fish and birds can make them vulnerable to river degradation

A study carried out by the Doñana Biological Station, along with British research institutes, has analyzed the diet of fish, such as brown trout and Atlantic salmon, and of river birds, such as...

The European ShowCase project will help build bridges between agriculture and biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity on farmland is steeply declining throughout Europe and society at large is increasingly concerned about the loss of public goods, such as iconic local fauna and cultural landscapes. In...

Less abundant animal and plant species gather in ghettos in order to survive

According to the competitive exclusion principle, species with low competitive abilities should be excluded by more efficient competitors; yet, they generally remain as rare species. The positive...
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