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Institute for Game and Wildlife Research

Selected publications

Non-invasive monitoring of heavy metals in reptiles

Los reptiles están entre los animales más susceptibles a la exposición a metales pesados que aparecen persistentemente en suelos y sedimentos en zonas afectadas por actividades como la minería. Esto se debe, entre otros...

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

Los quebrantahuesos visitan regularmente los manantiales ferruginosos con fines estéticos para obtener la coloración de su plumaje anaranjado. Se han propuesto diferentes hipótesis para explicar esta aplicación deliberada de coloración cosmética: (1) para indicar...

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, following the fluctuations of hormones...

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...

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, livestock, or other...

Urgent actions are required for the conservation of Old World vultures

The collapse of populations of vultures in South Asia 25 years ago, caused mainly by the veterinary use of anti-inflammatory medication not I steroid (NSAID), diclofenac, is well known. Some populations...

Regulations on lead ammunition adopted in Europe and evidence of compliance

This work is part of a special issue of the journal Ambio which is entitled "Lead in ammunition: Persistent problems and solutions" the transition to lead-free ammunition has been imposed in different countries...

Toxic effects of lead from ammunition on birds and other wildlife: a review and update

This work is part of a special issue of the journal Ambio which is entitled "Lead in ammunition: Persistent problems and solutions" the poisoning of wild birds after ingestion of lead of...

The illegal killing of birds in Europe must be tackled on several fronts

The journal Science published this week a letter signed by two researchers of the IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM) in which highlights the problem of unlawful killing of birds in Europe. The European Union has...

Tick–Pathogen Interactions: The Metabolic Perspective

The publication of the first genome of ticks in 2016 is an invaluable tool for the study of the molecular basis of the interactions between ticks and pathogens. Metabolism is a key element in...

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