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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...

Bird migration limits the adaptation of European plants to climate change

A study with the participation of the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) shows that most of the plants in Europe are dispersed by birds that migrate to warmer areas in autumn. Common birds that...

What is long-distance dispersal?

Dispersal is a key individual-based process influencing many life-history attributes and scaling up to population-level properties (e.g. metapopulation connectivity). A persistent challenge in...

12_02_2015 Kailen Mooney, Causes and community-level consequences for clinal adaptation in a foundational plant species

Genetically-based variation in the functional traits of keystone species can influence the composition of the community within which those species are embedded. Similarly, local adaptation to...