The study led by INIA (Madrid) and CETEMAS (Asturias), in collaboration with the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville (UPO) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal), has proven that the adaptation strategies of the Aleppo pine against extremely dry or very humid years depend more on the genetic and geographic origins than on the local weather conditions.
A study led by the researchers from the IPE-CSIC and the UPO, in collaboration with 16 Spanish institutions, has proved that Spain forests have been able to recover its growth promptly while facing the increase of severe droughts during the last 30 years. Most of the 16 tree species analysed in 567 Spain forests recovered growth rates after a severe drought in an average period of two years. The work led by Antonio Gazol, an IPE-CSIC researcher, has been recently published under the title Drought legacies are short, prevail in dry conifer forests and depend on growth variability in the Journal of Ecology.
A study shows that grasshoppers are perfectly aware of their own colouration when trying to camouflage
A research team from the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, led by Pim Edelaar, from the institution’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering, has carried out an experimental study that shows that grasshoppers are perfectly aware of their own colouration when choosing the place that provides them with better camouflage. The research findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show how organisms are able to adjust their environment, each according to their individual needs.
Scientists at EMBL and University Pablo de Olavide discover neural mechanisms in mouse brains that indicate that we actively forget as we learn.