Expert herpetologists visit the Doñana Biological Reserve to review and improve the lizards and geckos monitoring protoco

During the week of 19th until 22th of September, members of the Natural Processes Monitoring Team (ESPN) of the Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure of Doñana (ICTS-RBD), have celebrated a meeting in the Doñana Biological Reserve with expert herpetologists, in order to review and improve the monitoring protocol for geckos and lizards which is applied since 2005.

Assessments of alien species impacts are reliable to prioritize resources

The Doñana Biological Station – CSIC has shown the reliability of assessments of alien species impacts, which help prioritize resources against one of the current and future challenges of humankind.

These assessments based on responses by experts are susceptible of high subjectivity and it was essential to test their utility in assisting in the management of alien invasive species.

Climate change will impact animal populations much stronger than previously recognized

A study led by the Doñana Biological Station – CSIC shows that a drought experienced in their birth year impaired individuals of the endangered Red kite, a raptorial bird of Doñana National Park, for the rest of their lives. Natal drought caused a 40% decline in forecasted population size and a 21% shortening of time to extinction.
Results show that climate change may erode populations much faster than previously realized

Una investigación de la EBD sobre el virus del Nilo logra una subvención de 500.000 euros de CaixaResearch

Se trata del proyecto de investigación “Cómo prevenir el próximo brote del virus del Nilo occidental en España”, (ARBOPREVENT), de Jordi Figuerola, de la Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD), instituto de investigación de Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).
Las enfermedades infecciosas transmitidas por mosquitos, como la malaria, el dengue o la fiebre del Zika, son una amenaza importante para la salud humana y para el desarrollo de la sociedad. Se estima que llegan a...

La sequía y la sobreexplotación de los acuíferos secan la última laguna permanente de Doñana

Es la tercera vez que la laguna de Santa Olalla, la laguna permanente más grande de Doñana, se seca desde que se tienen registros. Ocurrió también en 1983 y 1995. Además de sufrir un periodo de sequía intenso, la sobreexplotación del acuífero por el complejo turístico de Matalascañas ha agravado la situación en Doñana