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Selected publications

Protect African vultures from poison

De las 16 especies de buitres del Viejo Mundo, el 81% están globalmente amenazadas o casi amenazadas. La mayoría de estas especies están disminuyendo, particularmente en Asia y África, principalmente debido a actividades antropogénicas...

Weasels respond numerically to fluctuations in vole abundance but do not cause vole cycles in NW Spain

Researchers from IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), the University of Valladolid and the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) have studied, over the past 10 years, the numerical response of the common weasel (Mustela nivalis) to the...

Selection of new chemicals to be used in conditioned aversion for non-lethal predation control

Globally, predators and scavenger species face the threat from illegal use of poison to reduce conflicts between man and wildlife. The use of Aversion Conditioned to...

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of tick cells

Genomics, proteomics and biotechnology group integrated into the Group of health and biotechnology (wise) IREC has been described as the intracellular bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of...

Moving towards the estimation of density of wild boar: Camera traps and rate of motion

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a widely distributed throughout Europe. In addition, is characterized by its high relevance social and epidemiological, mainly for her role of reservoir in diseases shared such as tuberculosis or...

More hunting, less tuberculosis

In our society, increasingly away from rural areas, hunting is strongly questioned despite the legal, socio-cultural and even evolutionary arguments in favour of this activity (http://www.irec.es/difusion/divulgacion-cientifica/la-caza-herramienta-clave-control-la-sobreabundancia/). Another reason...

The importance of monitoring environmental contaminants in predators

The predators are fundamental for the maintenance of ecosystems and the conservation of biodiversity. However, many species have experienced significant population declines over the past decades and currently...

Improving the management procedures in farms infected with the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus using bioinspired computational models

Pork production should increase in the future due to the increase of the human population around the world. To meet this challenge, there is much to do to improve in terms...

Zoonotic Bacteria in Fleas Parasitizing Common Voles, Northwestern Spain

In Spain, tularemia is an endemic disease in the agricultural landscapes of the Northwest, where the number of human cases increases during the plagues of Vole (Microtus arvalis). When they are abundant, one...

Wolf, an ally of the farmer

The wolf feeds on animals, both wild and domestic. And in some Spanish provinces, like Asturias, there are not few. This is positive for the conservation of natural processes and even for the...

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