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  • Smartphones used to track migrations caused by climate change

    Ana Hernando | 26 June 2018 08:01

    Spanish researchers have developed a system that tracks human displacement caused by climate change using the tracks of mobile phones. With this model, which was tested during a severe drought in Colombia in 2014, it was determined that the portion of the population that migrated due to this event was 10% during the six months of the study.

  • How different ant species coexist in the same territory

    SINC | 25 September 2017 09:15

    In every animal community, several species in the same group share habitats. An international team, including scientists from Catalonia in Spain, has chosen ants to create the largest public-access database on the cohabitation of these insects. The goal is to understand their tricks for coexistence and how they respond to invasive species and climate change.

  • Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees

    Adeline Marcos | 19 June 2017 09:40

    The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analysed regional climate series from the Central Pyrenees for 1910 to 2013 (the most extensive climate records to date for the area), concluding that temperatures have risen at an increasing rate since 1970, particularly in spring and s...

  • Breeding pairs of birds cooperate to resist climate change

    Adeline Marcos | 05 June 2017 09:00

    Most bird chicks need parental care to survive. In biparental species the chicks have greater chances of success if both parents participate in this task, especially under hostile situations. An international team of scientists has revealed that when temperatures rise, males and females in pairs of plovers shift incubation more frequently.

  • Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula before than from the rest of Europe

    SINC | 04 February 2015 10:44

    Until a few months ago different scientific articles, including those published in ‘Nature’, dated the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) from Europe at around 40,000 years ago. However, a new study shows that these hominids could have disappeared before then in the Iberian Peninsula, closer to 45,000 years ago.

  • The biodiversity of the Sahara, endangered by ‘forgetting’ deserts as protected areas

    SINC | 12 February 2014 10:11

    An international team of scientists point out in a study the neglect suffered by the Sahara in conserving its biodiversity. As a result some emblematic species have disappeared (such as the scimitar-horned oryx) and others are on the verge of extinction (the addax, the cheetah and the dama gazelle). The study also states that the rest of the ungulates and large carnivores of the Sahara and the...

  • The Iberian emerald lizard population will decline if it fails to adapt to climate change

    SINC | 08 January 2014 10:13

    The Iberian emerald lizard is oviparous, its egg production depending on the temperature. According to researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid, climate change will have a negative impact on this species if it is not able to adapt to the local effects of global warming.