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Amphibians, one of the taxa most severely impacted by low winter precipitations

Amphibians winter sampling which is annually performed by the ICTS-RBD Natural Processes Monitoring Team in 24 locations in the Doñana Natural Area, has been carried out during the last two weeks of January. The severe drought (109 l/m2 until December 2021) has affected this taxa considerably and does not show positive numbers this year, since only 13 out 24 points had water at the time of sampling.

Results of the post-breeding passerine migration campaign at the Manecorro ringing station in the Doñana Natural Area

From September 1st to November 15th 2021, members of the ICTS-RBD Natural Processes Monitoring team carried out the ringing of passerine birds during the post-breeding migration at the Manecorro Ringing Station (Doñana National Park). This campaign has been the number 28, although with a reduced sampling effort of 5 days a week and only in the mornings, due to the special conditions generated by COVID-19.

Wetter years, high deer densities and greater use of permanent pastures favor the transmission of bluetongue in Doñana

Doñana is a relevant area to learn about the status and evolution of infectious diseases that affect ungulate communities, since wild ungulates and cattle coexist within a unique natural space in Europe. After the outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) of serotype 4 detected in Spain in 2004 and as part of the National Park's health monitoring program, a study of BT was started in Doñana, in which members of the ICTS Natural Processes Monitoring team participated.

Monitoring of the post-breeding migration of passerines in Doñana

As every year at the beginning of September, the ICTS-RBD Natural Processes Monitoring Team has begun the scientific ringing campaign of passerines during the post-breeding migration at the Manecorro field station, within the Doñana National Park.

2021 was a dry year, yet Doñana wetlands hosted abundant and diverse aquatic communities

Last April-May, the Long-Term Biodiversity Monitoring Group (ICTS-RBD) carried out the annual spring survey of Doñana’s wetlands (Photo: part of the components of the Group, from left to right, Rocío Fernández Zamudio, Miguel A. Bravo, Isidro Román and Rosa Arribas). This survey, which started in 2004, collects information on the hydrology, water quality and aquatic biota: (plants, invertebrates, fish and amphibians) in a network of sampling stations distributed over Doñana’s marshland,...


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

Raw data requests are made via the following application . In addition, it is possible to visualize ICTS-RBD biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and access essential ecosystem indicators at the Global Change Observatory

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