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Evolutionary homogenization of bird communities in urban environments

The process of urbanization can lead to specialist species being replaced by generalist species in space and time, increasing similarity among bird communities. This phenomenon is termed biotic...

Personality traits associated with ant colony productivity

When groups of individuals show variation in a series of behaviours that are related to exploratory activity and parental care, is it related to differences in groups’ productivity? This is a key...

How to share parental care

The behavioural rhythms of organisms are thought to be under strong selection, influenced by the rhythmicity of the environment. Such behavioural rhythms are well studied in isolated individuals...

Effects of the protection of aeolian sands on the hydroperiod

Mediterranean temporary ponds on Doñana’s aeolian sands form an extensive system of small dynamic water bodies, dependent on precipitation and groundwater, of considerable importance for...