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Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) provides access and support to carry out research at the Doñana Protected Areas.

For that purpose, it provides researchers with housing, facilities, technical and logistic support. It also runs programs for monitoring the status and trends of biodiversity, provides online access to all the information gathered by these monitoring programs, and delivers IT services and tools to facilitate the search and use of that information. Read more


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The common water-clover in Doñana temporary ponds

The common water-clover in Doñana temporary ponds



This year, thanks to the winter rains (around 350 mm), temporary ponds were flooded in Doñana. During one of the visits to the ponds the Doñana monitoring team (ICTS-RBD-Doñana) identified the common water-clover (Marsilea strigosa), a rare aquatic fern that usually inhabits in ephemeral ponds with clear waters. It was found in a shallow and extensive pond in the northern area of the National Park. Due to the short life cycle of this fern, botanists had rarely observed it in the more than 3000 temporary ponds that may be flooded in the sandy areas of Doñana during rainy years. This threatened species (included in the Habitat Directive and considered as Vulnerable in the Andalusian Red List) was only recorded in Doñana ten years ago, and this finding confirms its presence in a new location. informacion[at]ebd.csic.es



 

Start a project

Permission to undertake scientific research at Doñana is granted on competitive basis, based on the scientific relevance, applicability to its conservation and management, and potential impact on its wildlife and ecosystems. To submit an application, you should download and fill this form (in Spanish) and submit it to: coordinacion@ebd.csic.es. Read more

Request access and housing

Once your research project has been approved by ICTS-RBD, you can request access to the Biological Reserve and housing  using this online form (in Spanish) and/or logistic or technical support using this online form (in Spanish). Do not forget to read carefully the facilities’ rules of use. Read more

Request biodiversity data

You can visualize ICTS-RBD’s biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and consult essential ecosystem indicators derived from them at the Global Change Observatory. Raw data are offered free of charge to competitive research projects, subjected to the terms of use included in this data-request form. Read more

Bird Ringing Lab

The Bird Ringing Lab is a service of ICTS-RBD that centralizes all scientific ringing activities undertaken in Doñana, and coordinates non-metal bird marking in Spain. Read More

ICTS-RBD Facilities


Densidad de alcornoques

Mapa que muestra la densidad de alcornoques de la Reserva Biológica de Doñana