Award of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology (AEET)

Our colleague Montserrat Vilà, Research Professor at the Department of Integrative Ecology and responsible for the Biological Invasions group of the EBD-CSIC, has obtained the ECOSISTEMAS - LUIS BALAGUER Distinction. This call, promoted by the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology (AEET) seeks to award people who have distinguished themselves by a scientific-academic trajectory dedicated to terrestrial ecology with scientific solidity, commitment, integrity, motivation and solidarity. She share this distinction with Fernando Valladares of MNCN-CSIC. CONGRATULATIONS!




Andalusian Envorinment Awards

Colleagues awarded

Juan Calderón Rubiales, former director of the Doñana Biological Reserve (EBD-CSIC) has been awarded in the last edition of the Environmental Awards of the Junta de Andalucía. Juan ("Perote"), retired now, developed his research and professional career during 40 years in Doñana. The jury has highlighted his contributions to the conservation of Doñana, his commitment, his capacity for consensus and his important contributions to knowledge in the defense and improvement of the environment. At the same time, the harbor of Sevilla has been awarded for its management of the sediments from the maintenance dredging of the Guadalquivir river. Using a protocol designed by Miguel Ferrer's team (EBD-CSIC), the creation of suitable habitats for the rest, reproduction and breeding of water birds and other species of interest has been achieved in sediment depots. It is highlighted that this project is an example of how the economic development of a region can be reconciled with the conservation of the environment as part of the emerging philosophy of "Working with nature". CONGRATULATIONS!!

Press release (Junta de Andalucía)