CONSERVATION BIOLOGY OF THREATENED SPECIES


Using as a model ungulates, our studies pivot around two main axes which in turn are interconnected:
- Assessment and in-situ and ex-situ conservation of populations of Sahel-Saharan ungulates and their habitats
- Trophic ecology, behaviour and sustainable management of native and exotic ungulates

We analyze the ecological characteristics of the environment, social structures of animals and their relationship to reproduction, population dynamics and associated adaptive processes as well as trophic interactions at different scales (herbivory, competition ...), and humans as a driver in the evolution-conservation of study species.

Ex-situ conservation: Conservation program for threatened North African ungulates in the Experimental Farm "La Hoya" of EEZA, and European captive breeding program (EEP/EAZA)

Our group corresponds to the RNM355 Research Group of the Andalusian Regional Government.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS8 Evolutionary, Population and Environmental Biology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • 5.2. Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems