The Biodiversity Research Institute (IMIB) is a mixed center that includes researchers from the Spanish National Research Council, from the University of Oviedo and from the Principality of Asturias. At IMIB we investigate how environmental changes caused by human activity affect biodiversity, the ecological and evolutionary processes that are the basis of its origin and maintenance, and the processes and ecosystemical services essential for our existence and well-being. We use different approaches -evolutionary, biogeographic, functional, ecological, and socio-economic-, and take into consideration all levels of biological organization, from genetic diversity to ecosystem, spatial and temporal scales, from continental to local scale, and from geological to contemporary.

IMIB has received two of the grants for research groups of organizations in the Principality of Asturias during the period 2021-2023:
y AYUD/2021/51261

Research highlights

Gomez-Cabellos, S., Toorop, P. E., Fernández-Pascual, E., Iannetta, P. P., Pritchard, H. W. & Visscher, A. M. (2022). (Epi) genetic control of secondary seed dormancy depth and germination in Capsella bursa-pastoris. Seed Science Research, 32(4): 200-221.

Filella, J. B., Quispe Bonilla, C. C., Quispe, E., & Dalerum, F. (2023). Artificial intelligence as a potential tool for micro-histological analysis of herbivore diets. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 69(1), 1-5.

DOI: 10.1007/s10344-022-01640-4

Patrones y procesos de renaturalización pasiva en la Cordillera Cantábrica. (2022). García, D., Suárez-Seoane, S., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Álvarez, D., Álvarez-Álvarez, P., Álvarez-Martínez, J. M., Barquín, J., Calvo, L., Illera, J. C., Laiolo, P., Pérez-Silos, I., Quevedo, M., Roces-Díaz, J. V. & Santín, C. Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, España. CC-BY-NC-ND.

Artículo en Repositorio Uniovi

Dengler, J., Jansen, F., Chusova, O., Hüllbusch, E., Nobis, M. P., Van Meerbeek, K., … Jiménez-Alfaro, B., … & Gillet, F. (2023).  Ecological Indicator Values for Europe (EIVE) 1.0. Vegetation Classification and Survey, 4: 7-29.

DOI: 10.3897/VCS.98324

Pérez-Barbería, F. J., Gómez, J. A.& Gordon, I. J. (2023). Legislative hurdles to using traditional domestic livestock in rewilding programmes in Europe. Ambio, 52: 585–597.

DOI: 10.1007/s13280-022-01822-z

Russo, L. F., Fernández-González, Á., Penteriani, V., Delgado, M. D. M., Palazón, S., Loy, A., & Di Febbraro, M. (2023). The Different Fate of the Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) and the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) under Climate and Land Use Changes. Animals, 13(2), 274.

DOI: 10.3390/ani13020274

Khatiwada, A. P., Wright, W., Kunkel, K., Khatiwada, M. P., Waterman, C., Bhattarai, S., … & Dalerum, F. (2022). Human influence on burrow activity of the Chinese pangolin in Nepal. Wildlife Research.

DOI: 10.1071/WR21024

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