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Ongoing research projects

In this section of the website Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) information is provided regarding some of the ongoing research projects developed by the different research groups of the center which, due to their characteristics, require special visibility and diffusion. The research projects that IREC research groups have carried out and are carrying out can be consulted in full on their respective pages or in the annual reports of the center.

LANDINM Project – Landscape Immunity

El LANDINM project, an acronym for "Landscape Immunity«, aims to understand the ecological determinants and the social perception of landscape immunity in Mediterranean environments. It is a fundamental ecosystem service, although very little explored, associated with the capacity of biodiversity to guarantee the good health of ecosystems. Thanks to this understanding of landscape immunity, the purpose of the LANDINM Project is to provide tools for ecosystem management decision-making that ensure that changes in ecosystems do not result in health risks. On this page we tell you the reason for this project, what its objectives are, how it will be developed and who is in charge of making it a reality.



El ELECTROSTEPPE project aims to find scientifically-based solutions that help make the ecological transition compatible with the conservation of Iberian steppe birds. It responds to the forecast of the large-scale deployment of wind and photovoltaic solar energy production infrastructures in Spain, the main bastion of these birds in Europe. To prevent or mitigate the adverse effects of renewables on steppe birds and their ecosystems, strategic planning and updated and improved tools are needed to guarantee their protection outside protected areas. It is essential to ensure optimal decision making on the location of renewable energies based on scientific evidence. The ELECTROSTEPPE Project (TED2021-130352B-100) is funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/ 501100011033 and by the European Union (“NextGenerationEU”/PRTR).