https://youtu.be/iS31WaKMW_Y Would you have your cancer treatment be defined by one doctor supported by the opinion of two additional referees? Surely, you would hope the treatment to follow best practice standards reached by consensus among several doctors working in the field. Surprisingly, no such standards exist in models entering biodiversity assessments, but we now provide such
The Pessoa Prize (Premio Pessoa) is granted annually, since 1987, to a Portuguese citizen whose contributions have been particularly relevant in the domains of arts, literature, or science. The Prize is named after Fernando Pessoa, one of Portugal's most famous writer. In 2019, the award goes for Miguel Bastos Araújo for his contributions to improving understanding of the effects of global
Recent interview in the Spanish newspaper: "20minutos"
It is the 5th year in a row that Miguel B. Araújo is identified as highly cited in the field of environmental sciences. Who can in honesty deny the pleasure of seeing hard work being rewarded.
Manuel B. Araújo (Bruselas, Bélgica, 1969) explica que su especialidad, la biogeografía, surge de una pregunta muy antigua: ¿Por qué los seres vivos están distribuidos como están? “Es decir, ¿por qué, por ejemplo, los canguros no han habitado nunca la península Ibérica?”, ilustra el investigador del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales del CSIC, recientemente galardonado con el Ernst Haeckel Prize
I leave you with my recent "in depth" interview to the magazine "The Cult" dealing with various issues of biogeography, global change, environmental management, science funding, etc. Bit thank to the journalist Guzmán Urrero for his professionalism. The interview is in Spanish and can be read here.
David just defended is PhD thesis on Structure and Dynamics of Ecological Networks with Multiple Interactions at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, specifically the CREAF, and it went very well. The evaluation panel included José Montoya (CNRS), Nacho Bartolomeus (CSIC), and Carlos Melián (ETH). The discussion was both entertaining and intellectually stimulating: a good example of how PhD
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms including ecology. It comes with no surprise that the European Ecological
SDM model for the Caribbean spiny pocket mouse Source: Radosavljevic, A. and R. P. Anderson. 2014. J. Biogeogr 41:629-643 We are organising the 5th edition of the course “Species distributions models: concepts, methods, applications, and challenges”, which introduces the fundamental concepts underpinning ecological niche models (ENM), describing some of the most prominent methods currently in
In 2005, the European Union imposed a ban in trade of wild exotic species as part of a package to control the sprea d of avian flu into the Continent. In a paper published in Science Advances we demonstrate that the ban reduced fluxes of trade in about 90%, from 1.3 million to 130 thousand birds traded. This mighty achievement had non predicted consequences: the market adjusted and new