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Participation of IREC on the 1st day of the science in the 'hunt' Aguilar de la Frontera (Córdoba)

El pasado 18 de mayo investigadores del IREC participaron en una jornada divulgativa sobre la ciencia en la caza en Aguilar de la Frontera (Córdoba). La jornada transcurrió en un ambiente animado y cercano, donde se plantearon diversos temas: La tendencia poblacional de la tórtola...

Happy international day of biological diversity 2019

¿Por qué existe el Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica? Para sensibilizar, concienciar, llamar la atención, señalar que existe un problema sin resolver, un asunto importante y pendiente en las sociedades para que, a través de esa sensibilización, los gobiernos y los estados actúen y...

New Project: Disentangling the mechanisms of maternal age effects on offspring early development (AGEINGMUM)

A new project of the IREC will be financed through the 2018 call for r & d projects "Generation of knowledge" of the Ministry of science, innovation and universities. The project, entitled "Unraveling the mechanisms of the effects of maternal age on the development...

New project: Effect of changes in the extensive livestock practices in scavengers birds in the Pyrenees

A new project of the IREC will receive funding from the call 2018 of projects I D i "research challenges" of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and universities. The project entitled "Effect of changes in extensive livestock practices in population dynamics and ecology...

XVI hunting days of Castilla - La Mancha: "Management of the Iberian Hare in Castilla - La Mancha"

You are now ready for the XVI hunting days of Castilla - La Mancha, with the issue of management of the Iberian Hare in Castilla - La Mancha, which will be held May 8, 2019 at the Cultural Center "Alberto Sánchez" de Cobisa, organised by EFA Oretana.

Publications

Non-invasive monitoring of heavy metals in reptiles

Reptiles are among the animals most susceptible to exposure to heavy metals that appear persistently in soils and sediments in areas affected by activities such as mining. This is due, among other factors, to its frequent accidental ingestion of soil, its contact...

The orange color of the bearded vulture does not seem to have an antibacterial function

The bearded vulture visit regularly the Ferruginous springs for aesthetic purposes for their orange plumage coloration. Different hypotheses have been proposed to explain this deliberate application of cosmetic coloration: (1) to indicate the status of individual dominance; (2) in order to exploit the effect...

Wax esters of uropygial gland secretion as biomarkers of endocrine disruption in birds

The chemical composition of the secretion from the uropygial gland or grooming of birds shows seasonal variations, also related to sex and age, according to fluctuations in sex hormones throughout its life cycle. In this...

Long-term avian influenza virus epidemiology in a small Spanish wetland ecosystem is driven by the breeding Anseriformes community

Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses arise when low pathogenic influenza viruses spill over from wild birds into domestic poultry. The viruses that are present without affecting the host in wild birds can mutate to highly pathogenic variants by circulating through domestic poultry. As wild...

First advances in a method to reduce predation by fox and wolf through conditioned aversion mediated by an odour cue

This is the first work the IREC researchers to publish on the RECODEP project, which has been directed to develop a non-lethal method to reduce predation on game species, cattle or other species in which, for reasons of conservation, is want to...

Disclosure

Hunting: A key tool for overabundance control

In our society increasingly remote from rural areas, hunting is strongly questioned. It is foreseeable that this situation evolves to worse as the number of hunters decreases (Massei et al., 2015) and the animalistic thought gains adepts (Boadella and Gortázar, 2018)....

Nice Science

Next Wednesday you are invited to the Nice Science, which is celebrated on the occasion of the international day of women and girls in science (February 11)! There will be three large lectures carried out by three researchers conducting their research in the...

Activity for the week of the woman and the girl in science

On 14 February, Sara Artigas and Javier Fernández de Simón, iRec, will visit the Institute of secondary education "Master John of Avila". During this day, the researchers will lead a session in the 11F and the week of the women and girls...

'Onlookers', kestrels searching for information.

The lesser Kestrel form breeding colonies located in old human constructions. There are significant differences in quality between colonies due to unequal rates of predation, availability and stability of food, competition with other species, etc. These differences make the reproductive success of the...

LEAF THROUGH 2018. Scientific day of the IREC

One year more at IREC we carry out a scientific conference to promote "cross-pollination" between different groups of the Centre through talks and round tables. This year, as last year we have included a couple of round tables which we hope will be...
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