Our group works on research issues concerned with terrestrial ecosystems. We combine basic ecology with its application to land management. Our original focus on birds and plants in steppe habitats and Mediterranean agrosystems has broadened to other fields including taxonomy (mammals), geography (Latin America) and ecology (forest and island ecosystems).
Our research lines are:
- Mediterranean grassland and shrubland ecology
- Agrarian ecology
- Ecology of terrestrial vertebrates
- Environmental assessment and restoration
- Ecological biogeography and macroecology
Mediterranean grassland and shrubland ecology
Space-time patterns, dispersal, herbivory and granivory, establishment, germination, seed banks, functional traits.
CAP and agri-environmental policies, changes in land use, environmental and biodiversity effects, environmental indicators, species conservation and restoration and agrarian systems with high natural values.
Juan J. Oñate, Begoña Peco, Manuel B. Morales, Juan Traba, Juan E. Malo, Pablo Acebes, Pedro P. Olea, Maria Fernandez, Zuriñe Iglesias.
Ecology of terrestrial vertebrates
Steppe birds, ungulates, ecological niche, reproductive biology, spatial ecology, habitat selection , conservation, tracking and camera trap techniques, hunting, competition, predation.
Manuel B. Morales, Juan Traba, Jesús Herranz, Javier Seoane, Juan J. Oñate, Juan E. Malo, Pedro P. Olea, Eduardo T. Mezquida, Pablo Acebes, Esperanza Iranzo, Cristina Mata, Israel Hervás, Cristian Pérez Granados, Julia Gómez Catasús, Adrian Barrero, Daniel Bustillo, Larissa Moreira, Maria C. Rodela.
Environmental assessment and restoration
Strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, fragmentation, barrier effect, wildlife crossings, Natura 2000 network, effectiveness analysis.
Juan E. Malo, Jesús Herranz, Cristina Mata, Juan J. Oñate, Juan Traba,Israel Hervás, Lourenco Falcao.
Ecological biogeography and macroecology
Species distribution patterns, abundance and rarity patterns, palaeoecology.
Javier Seoane , Juan Carlos Moreno, Ana Margarida Coelho dos Santos, Manuel Morales, Juan Traba, Begoña Peco, Fatima Franco