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The European MammalNet Project is born, researchers and citizens collaborate to improve the knowledge of mammals in Europe.

IREC leads the European MammalNet project ( www.mammalnet.com) to encourage citizen, scientific and wildlife managers' participation in the collection of data on the distribution of mammals. In Europe live around 250 different species of mammals, from...

Predoctoral Contract (FPI) offer to perform the Doctoral Thesis

Predoctoral Contract Offer (FPI) to perform the Doctoral Thesis under the project: Unraveling the mechanisms of the effects of maternal age on early development of offspring (AGEINGMUM) Summary: The mechanisms governing the effect of age and physiological status of...

First evidence of reproduction of pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) in Spain

In June 2019, IREC participated in the discovery of a nest of pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) in the province of Palencia, during a period of high abundance of Vole. This finding is the first evidence of breeding of this species in...

Publications

Bone marrow storage and delayed consumption at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel (420-200 ka)

IREC participates in research published this week in Science Advances. Bone marrow and fat are an important source of nutrition and, as such, have attracted the attention of human groups since prehistoric times. Marrow consumption has been linked to...

The consumption of red swamp crayfish from historical mining areas poses food safety risks owing to the accumulation of high levels of metals

American red crab (Procambarus clarkii) has become one of the most widespread and problematic invasive alien species in the rivers of the Iberian Peninsula. On the other hand, its sport fishing for self-consumption as a seasonal product is deeply rooted in Spain,...

Restoring apex predators can reduce mesopredator abundances

Researchers from IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), TRAGSATEC, Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO), Junta de Extremadura, CBD-Habitat, Doñana-CSIC Biological Station and University of Oviedo have published an article in Biological Conservation on the incidence of lynx on mesopredators (fox and melon, mainly) and...

Understanding the factors that modulate the transmission dynamics of Aujeszky's disease virus in wild boar in enzootic scenarios

Laia Casades-Martí, David González-Barrio, Lara Royo-Hernández, Iratxe Díez-Delgado, Francisco Ruiz-Fons The Aujeszky disease virus (VEA) circulates enzootically in the wild boar in the Iberian peninsula, constituting a threat to eradication Official EA in extensive pigs in Spain....

Redox metabolic pathways limit the infection and multiplication of Anaplasma phagocytophilum while preserving its viability in tick cells

Pilar Alberdi, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Pedro Espinosa Prados, Margarita Villar Rayo, Sara Artigas-Jerónimo & José de la Fuente Aerobic organisms developed preserved mechanisms that control the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to maintain redox homeostasis signaling and modulate transduction...

Disclosure

IREC took part in the feast of the end of course in Ciudad Real

IREC participated on June 27 at the end of course party for children that took place in the main square of Ciudad Real with identification of traces of animals, identification of skulls and study workshops of the...

Documentary research in health and biotechnology Sage Group

This program will put in value the Sage Group, a group of health and biotechnology research located in Ciudad Real and belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the University of Castilla - La Mancha (UCLM). And is that without research does not...

Video: health emergencies in wild boar

This video is of a health emergency drill, carried out in collaboration between IREC and EUFMD in January of 2019. It shows how to react to the appearance of the first case, with taking and sending of samples. Also presents the delimitation of the infected area and...
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