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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 such purpose, it provides researchers with accomodation, various facilities and technical/logistical support. It also runs monitoring programs to assess the status and trends of biodiversity, provides online access to all the information gathered by these monitoring programs and delivers ICT service management and tools to facilitate the search and use of that information.

Long-term determinants of the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a wild ungulate community of Doñana

The ICTS-EBD participated with several international and national scientific institutions in a study lead by Instituto de Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC) about the long-term deteterminants of the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the wild ungulate community in Doñana (Photo of fallow-deers in Doñana, by Rubén Rodríguez-Olivares).

Researchers from the Miguel Hernández University study the effects of Greek tortoise hybridization in Doñana

Last February, the Long-Term Monitoring Team (ESPN) of Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) provided support to a research project that studies the hybridation between the two subspecies of the Greek tortoise found in Doñana, Testudo graeca graeca and T. g. marokensis (Photo by Isidro Román). Technicians of ESPN supported the research project’s team during an intensive survey of tortoise individuals at El Puntal Estate, in the heart of Doñana’s National Park. The...

Doñana teems again with butterflies

Since 2007, from March to October, technicians from Doñana’s Biodiversity Monitoring Group (ICTS-RBD) perform regular surveys of butterflies (Photo Jacinto Román: Lycaena phlaeas). The surveys are performed in five different study sites, designed to include Doñana’s most characteristic habitat types: scrubland, wet grassland, pine forest and gallery forest.

A good winter for amphibians in Doñana

Last February 19th, after four weeks of fieldwork across the different Doñana wetlands (in 24 localities), ICTS-RBD’s Long-Term Monitoring Team completed the winter amphibian surveying. It has been a great winter for amphibians and it has coincided with the breeding period of most amphibian species. We have detected more than 7,000 individuals of 11 species found in Doñana, of which five are Iberian endemics.

International Waterbird Census during winter (January) in Doñana Natural Space

Last January, the Natural Processes Monitoring Team (ICTS-RBD) of the Doñana Biological Station carried out the International Waterbird Census during winter in the Guadalquivir Marshes (Doñana Natural Space, adjacent unprotected areas and Brazo del Este Natural Site). This census, coordinated by Wetlands International, is operating in 143 countries taking place in January or February to collect information on the numbers of waterbirds at wetlands sites.


Start a project

If you plan to do research in Doñana, you must bear in mind that your project must be approved by the Research Access Commission of the Doñana Participation Council. The ICTS-RBD provides assistance throughout the procedure. Read more

Request access, accommodation and/or technical and logistic support

Once your research project has been approved by ICTS-RBD, you can request access and accomodation in the Biological Reserve using this online form and/or logistic or technical support using this online form . Do not forget to read carefully the facilities’ use rules. 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, subject to the following terms and conditions of use included in this data-request form.

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-metallic bird banding in Spain. Read More

ICTS-RBD Facilities.

Cork oaks density

Map showing cork oaks density in the Doñana Biological Reserve