Spatial ecology in a changing world

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Tools for exploring habitat suitability for biodiversity under scenarios of rapid land use change.

Tools for exploring habitat suitability for biodiversity under scenarios of rapid land use change.

A new article published in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment used scenario development based on changes in key socioeconomic drivers together with resource-based habitat suitability models to develop plausible visions of future pathways of agricultural land use and evaluate their potential consequences on conservation of target […]

We search for PhD candidates: Applications of spatial and temporal models in the assessment of global change impacts on biodiversity in the Mediterranean

We search for PhD candidates: Applications of spatial and temporal models in the assessment of global change impacts on biodiversity in the Mediterranean

We search for PhD candidates interested in applying for a contract in the context of the Call “Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU)” of the Spanish Ministery of Education. The candidate will develop a PhD on the applications of species trend modelling and species distribution models […]

New article: Woodland bird response to landscape connectivity in an agriculture-dominated landscape

New article: Woodland bird response to landscape connectivity in an agriculture-dominated landscape

In a new study published in the journal Community Ecology, Assu Gil-Tena and co-workers  have assessed the role of landscape connectivity in woodland bird species richness, abundance, and community similarity in north-east Brittany (north-west France). Over the last 30 years, ecological networks have been deployed […]

New article: Species Distribution Models and Impact Factor Growth in Environmental Journals

New article: Species Distribution Models and Impact Factor Growth in Environmental Journals

In this work, we evaluate the impact of species distribution models (SDMs) on the current status of environmental and ecological journals by asking the question to which degree development of SDMs in the literature is related to recent changes in the impact factors of ecological […]

ECOLAND creates the “Biodiversity Information Facility” BIF

ECOLAND creates the “Biodiversity Information Facility” BIF

ECOLAND creates a new facility for biodiversity research: the Biodiversity Information Facility (BIF). BIF is devoted to organize and standardize available biodiversity data (species distribution, monitoring, natural history traits, amongst others), and related ecological factors (environmental information and human pressure descriptors). These structured information should […]

New article: Reassessing global change research priorities in Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems:

In a new article summarising findings from the CONSOLIDER-MONTES project, researchers involved in this project revisit the research priorities proposed in 1998 to unravel the challenges that global changes induce in Mediterranean systems. Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems serve as reference laboratories for the investigation of global […]

Candidat a beca FI 2015 per a desenvolupar un projecte de modelització de la vegetació al CTFC

Candidat a beca FI 2015 per a desenvolupar un projecte de modelització de la vegetació al CTFC

Es busca candidat per a sol·licitar una beca de doctorat de Formació d’Investigadors (FI-DGR 2015) per a la realització d’una tesi doctoral sobre la predicció dels potencials efectes del canvi global sobre l’estructura i composició dels boscos a Catalunya, dins del grup de biodiversitat i […]

New Article: Indicators of the impact of land use changes using large-scale bird surveys: Land abandonment in a Mediterranean region

New Article: Indicators of the impact of land use changes using large-scale bird surveys: Land abandonment in a Mediterranean region

In a new article recently published in Ecological Indicators, we developed a methodology to generate indicators capable to track the impact of land use changes in biodiversity using data from large scale monitoring projects. In particular we applied the proposed methodology to generate indicators to […]

New article: Using Unplanned Fires to Help Suppressing Future Large Fires in Mediterranean Forests.

New article: Using Unplanned Fires to Help Suppressing Future Large Fires in Mediterranean Forests.

In a new article published in PLOS ONE, we assessed changes in fire suppression policies and their impact on fire regimes. Modulating fire suppression efforts in mild weather conditions is an appealing but hotly-debated strategy to use unplanned fires and associated fuel reduction to create […]

New associate researcher: Sophie Bontemps

Sophie Bontemps has become an associate member of the ECOLAND lab. She is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Earth and Life Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. Her main background is in remote sensing while she has also advanced […]

New post doc at ECO-LAND: Nicolas Titeux

New post doc at ECO-LAND: Nicolas Titeux

Nicolas Titeux recently joined the ECOLAND lab as a post-doctoral researcher on biodiversity scenarios in Europe (EUBON and TRUSTEE projects). The emphasis of his recent activities has been on spatial ecology, conservation biogeography and biodiversity monitoring. Important axes of his research are the improvement of […]

New article: A Resource-Based Modelling Framework to Assess Habitat Suitability for Steppe Birds in Semiarid Mediterranean Agricultural Systems.

A new article has been published in PLoS ONE by ECOLAND and BACLAB members, with the collaboration of researchers from the IREC-CSIC, EEZA-CSIC, University of East Anglia and University of Lleida. In this work included in the Steppeahead project included in the Proyecto 0 call […]

New article: Historical Ecology and Invasion Biology: Long-Term Distribution Changes of Introduced Freshwater Species

In this work, Miguel Clavero (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla) with support of Dani Villero (ECOLAND) show how analysis of historical datasets may have implications for present-day environmental management. Based on Spanish historical written accounts from the sixteenth century to the present, they describe the […]

NEWFORESTS project: kick-off meeting 3-4th February, in Montreal, (Quebec- Canada)

In early February members from forest research institutions in Quebec, (Canada), Catalonia (Spain) and southern France met in Montreal for the kick-off meeting of the project NEWFORESTS. The meeting included a live broadcast of the event to be held on the Tuesday the 4th to […]

EUBON meeting in Solsona: European contribution to the Biodiversity Observation Network

A international team of researches from the EUBON project (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network) gathered from 25-27th November in Solsona to held the kick-off meeting for two of the project work-packages. Discussions, including the different members of EBCC-CTFC team in the project, revolved around […]