Mycorrhizas in oak seedlings are affected by cork oak forest decline

In forests affected by problems of tree dieback, tree health status could be an additional factor shaping mycorrhizal abundance in soils, which in turn could affect the probability of seedling establishment in a feed-back process.

A research team in the IRNAS has studied how cork oak (Quercus suber) decline can impact […]

(Español) Señales embrionarias que potencian la transición fotosintética

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Why is seed production so variable in Mediterranean oak species?

Understanding the proximate factors that govern the widespread mast-seeding process (i.e., the large interannual variability in seed production) is a question of considerable ecological and evolutionary interest that remains poorly understood. The identity and effect of these factors may vary among coexisting species that differ in leaf habit, potentially resulting in temporally asynchronous patterns of […]

Participation in the Workshop about regeneration and conservation of Cork oak woodlands

The “Workshop on Regeneration and Conservation of Cork Oak Woodlands” was held in Algeciras (Cadiz), on May 7th to 8th 2015, organized by the Regional Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Government of Andalusia.

The scientific researcher Teodoro Marañón, of IRNAS, CSIC, presented the conference “Decline, regeneration and resilience of woodlands”.

Workshop program


A new methane sink discovered

Subterranean atmospheres may act as daily methane sinks is the title of a paper authored by several researchers from the Spanish National Museum for Natural Sciences, the University of alicante and IRNAS, and published in volume 6 of the journal Nature Communications on 27 April, 2015. Until today, it was known that methane, one of […]

The studies on the epigraphic stela of Montoro (Cordoba), to be presented in the University of Seville

Next tuesday April 28th, at 12:00 h, the conference ” The epigraphic stela of Montoro (Cordoba). An exceptional discovery for the Iberian Protohistory” will be held at Aula de Grados Profesor Carriazo, of the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Seville. The conference will be teached by Marta Díaz-Guardamino, from the University […]

(Español) Un estudiante del IRNAS gana el concurso a la mejor fotografía sobre Geociencias de 2015

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The Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport publishes the report of the contract for the integral study of the state of conservation of Altamira Cave and its Paleolithic art

The report, published as the number 24 of the prestigious book series “Monographs of the National Museum and Research Centre of Altamira”, has been finally published and could be assessed directly by the international scientific community. This book constitutes the crowning of the studies conducted in the cave by a research team which began working […]

Meeting on prevention and remediation of degraded soils in Europe

Photo: Erik van den Elsen

The Plenary Meeting of the project RECARE (Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care) was held in Montegrotto (Padova, Italy) from March 16th to 20th. More than 50 partners of 18 countries attended the meeting.

The team of IRNAS presented results about the remediation of […]

Publicación del Volumen I.4 de la Colección “De residuo a recurso: el camino hacia la sostenibilidad”

Portada I.4

Publicación del Volumen I.4 Residuos urbanos, de la Colección “De residuo a recurso: el camino hacia la sostenibilidad” de la Red Española de Compostaje (REC).

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