We are a newly formed research group at the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change at Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC). The overarching theme of our research is to assess how feedbacks between phenotypic and genetic traits, life-history processes, and biotic interactions can allow natural populations and communities to "cope" with environmental change. To us, understanding biodiversity change begins with observations of individuals. We are working with long-term data on animal and plant populations to generate iterative short-term forecasts and to project population dynamics under global change scenarios - trying to create theoretical principles and empirical applications to anticipate and mitigate emerging threats to natural communities. For any inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact the PI, Maria Paniw.
Effective Ecology is out. We participated in this exciting book aimed at early career researchers to get them thinking about ecological research. A free version of the book is available here.
We are looking for someone who loves soil fauna and fieldwork to join our project on dung beetle monitoring in Doñana and the Kalahari. More info here.
The online seminar series organized by the European Chapter of the Ecological Forecasting Initiative will take off again on Sept 13. After a brief summer break, we are excited to present lots of great research around ecological forecasting. More info here.