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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.

Nest decoration as a communication signal

Avian nests are frequently concealed or camouflaged, but a number of species builds noticeable nests or use conspicuous materials for nest decoration. In territorial species decorations may serve as extended phenotypic signaling of nest-site occupancy and social status to potential intruders. The latter may benefit both signaler and receiver by minimizing the risk of aggressive interactions. Here, it was tested whether nest decorations increased nest-site visibility to conspecifics in black...

Razones para el sedentarismo

Las aves terrestres longevas y de gran tamaño muestran típicamente un comportamiento sedentario en las islas, incluso cuando son migratorias en el continente. La variación denso-dependiente de la edad cuando alcancen la madurez sexual se ha descrito como responsable de la persistencia a largo plazo de poblaciones de aves longevas en las islas. Sin embargo, las poblaciones insulares se benefician también de una mayor tasa de supervivencia por el hecho de no migrar.

El potencial de los análisis de sangre en estudios de vertebrados silvestres

Los análisis de sangre tienen un gran potencial en los estudios de ecología, ecotoxicología y veterinaria de vertebrados silvestres. Sin embargo, los investigadores deben tener en cuenta una advertencia importante: las "reglas" de la hematología que valen para humanos y animales domésticos no siempre se pueden aplicar a la fauna silvestre.

Guía para la clasificación de especies exóticas

Se presentan el marco y las directrices para la aplicación de un método recientemente desarrollado para la clasificación de especies exóticas.

Las especies invasoras causan el declive de comunidades acuáticas a nivel global

La introducción de especies invasoras en medios acuáticos desencadena importantes cambios que se propagan a través de la cadena alimentaria y causan una reducción de la abundancia y diversidad de especies. Esta extensa revisión recoge información acerca de diferentes tipos de organismos invasores, comunidades acuáticas residentes y hábitats.
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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