ANGEBOTSFRIST01/07/2020 10:00 - Europe/Brussels
EU-FORSCHUNGSRAHMENPROGRAMMH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNGBiodiversity Research Institut-University of Barcelona (IRBio-UB)
ABTEILUNGDepartment of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences. Fac.Biology. University of Barcelona
LABORATORYConservation Biology Group
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Group and project information
The Conservation Biology Group is a research group associated to IRBio-UB and Dept. BEECA) of the University of Barcelona that works in research applied to the conservation of the terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystems, with special attention to threatened predator species as the Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) and Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis).
The objective of the Conservation Biology Group is to furnish a scientific multispecific approach to develop adequate strategies to conserve endangered species in their ecosystems and taking in account the main ecological processes in the Mediterranean ecosystems. We are especially interested in the study of predators and their involvement in bottom-up and top-down processes in a community approach focusing in trophic and demographic relationships.
Our research team develops a long-term monitoring of endangered species especially Bonelli’s Eagle and Egyptian vulture in which we obtained demographic data as population evolution, productivity and survival in close 1000 tagged individuals.
Moreover, we obtained individual molecular samples to study genetics, body condition and trophic relationships and developed new techniques from these molecular approaches. Therefore, a good opportunity to use large samples to do multiple approaches to disentangle the environmental and human factors that are affecting the populations of endangered species and their ecosystems.
Three model species are in the study focus, the Bonelli’s Eagle, the Egyptian Vulture and the Eagle Owl, and three different approaches we want to develop, the demographic, the environmental and the molecular. Finally, we try to conduct a global ecosystem approach.
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