Research Unit of Biodiversity

We study the ecology, evolution, and conservation of species, communities and ecosystems of mountains and oceanic islands.

We combine field-based empirical research and ecological modeling, and integrate several perspectives, from molecular, functional and evolutionary ecology to conservation and evolutionary biology.


Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Integrating models with data. A new Oxford book by Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado

Posted on 22 May 2016
This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between environmental heterogeneity and biologi

UMIB researcher links market prices and the biological value of African wildlife

Posted on 25 Feb 2016
Press release (in Spanish) Article in la Nueva España (in spanish) Interview with RTPA (in Spanish) The scientific article