Selected publications

At the Institute for Research on Hunting Resources (IREC - CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) become more prominent scientific publications of our researchers in popular articles, so that the results of our science reach the entire society.

How is the conspicuous coloration of the plumage of some birds produced?

A study reveals that the production of color ornaments mediated by carotenoids in birds is metabolically associated with the regulation of cellular respiration, so the intensity of the coloration developed ...

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for veterinary use: A threat to the conservation of vultures ...

Researchers from several scientific institutions are evaluating the risk that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for veterinary use represent for vultures in the Iberian Peninsula, a crucial enclave for the conservation of European populations ...

Common voles are a key spill-over agent for tularemia

Researchers of the Research Institute of hunting resources (IREC, CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), from the University Institute of research in sustainable forest management (University of Valladolid), the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Madrid), and the Faculty of ...

Assessment of methods for detecting the Egyptian mongoose, an expanding mesocarnivore

Investigadores del IREC, del IESA-CSIC y de la Universidad de Málaga han evaluado diferentes métodos para la detección del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon), un carnívoro en expansión en el suroeste de Europa. Sus resultados demuestran...

Feed or be safe: Weasels in agricultural lands colonised by voles

En sistemas agrícolas afectados por las plagas de topillo campesino, el uso que las comadrejas hacen del hábitat se basa en compensar entre la abundancia de presas y el riesgo de depredación. Favorecer la...

El consumo de cangrejo rojo americano de zonas mineras abandonadas supone un riesgo para...

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...

The nocturnal flights of the bearded vulture

La combinación de datos de GPS, acelerómetros y cámaras trampa permite documentar por primera vez el comportamiento nocturno del quebrantahuesos, aportando nueva información sobre la ecología de una de nuestras aves carroñeras más emblemáticas. Las...

European scientists call the definitive ban of veterinary diclofenac

La petición, publicada en una carta en la revista Science, deriva del caso de buitre negro intoxicado por exposición al diclofenaco en Cataluña, el primer caso de intoxicación por este fármaco de uso veterinario...

Selection of new chemicals for use in Conditioned Aversion to Taste (ACS)...

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...

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...

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