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Publicacions del Centre de Recursos de Biodiversitat Animal

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Interacciones mutualistas entre animales y plantas. IV. Insularidad continental

Volume 10, 2021

Although continental insularization is a natural phenomenon, its incidence in recent decades has rapidly increased due to the processes of environmental fragmentation and habitat isolation driven by human action.

This chapter provides several examples of how diverse and relatively isolated habitats connect bridges to each other through mutualistic interactions between fleshy fruit-producing plants and frugivorous vertebrates.

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Interacciones mutualistas entre animales y plantas. III. Insularidad: islas continentales

Volume 9, 2021

Continental islands are extensions of the continents that have been isolated since the last episode of sea level rise during the Holocene. These land areas provide us with a special opportunity to better understand the long-term effects of habitat fragmentation on species and forest ecosystems.

In this chapter, we analyse some aspects of the dynamics of forest fragmentation in the populations of birds and frugivorous mammals, as well as in the networks of mutualistic interactions between animals and plants in southeastern Brazil.

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Interacciones mutualistas entre animales y plantas. II. Insularidad: islas oceánicas

Volume 8, 2021

Oceanic islands are well-defined spaces that are often found at great distances from the nearest continents. Despite this physical isolation, their ecosystems maintain links and connections with components of other island or continental ecosystems.

This chapter on insularity exemplifies some of the types of mutualistic interactions that occur between animals and plants in the Azores Islands. Some of the consequences of the introduction of alien species into island environments are analyzed.

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Interacciones mutualistas entre animales y plantas. I. Introducció general

Volume 7, 2021

Ecological interactions are an essential part of the functionality and diversity of ecosystems. From bacteria and fungi in soils to large mammals in African savannas, organisms of different species interact with each other in very varied ways and with very diverse results. Thus, complex networks of interrelationships are often formed in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

This first introductory chapter analyzes different types of ecological interactions that occur between organisms around the world, with an emphasis on the role of mutualistic interactions between animals and plants such as pollination of flowers by insects or seed dispersal by vertebrates.

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Llista dels Heteròpters de Catalunya (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Version 2, July 2020

Volume 6, 2020

It has been ten years since the first version of the Checklist of Heteroptera of Catalonia (Goula et al., 2010b), and both the general taxonomic changes within the suborder Heteroptera (Schuh & Weirauch, 2020) and the synonimies and incorporations that took place in this decade made it necessary to review and amend the previous document.

The result is that the list has been enlarged with 9 genera and 21 species newly found in Catalonia. There are also many new families, most of them as a result of Lygaeoidea’s restructuring (Henry, 1997), which were included as subfamilies in the document of 2010. Only Aphelocheiridae are a new family for the Catalan fauna of Heteroptera. There is also evidence of the arrival of a few more exotic species, some invaders and others not, which we consider already established in our fauna. Today, the number of genera of Heteroptera of Catalonia is 416, and number of species is 1,073.

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Especies de aves registradas en el Parque Estadual Intervales, sudeste de Brasil, durante el período 2010-2019

Volume 5, 2020

This publication provides a comprehensive checklist of the bird species recorded during the last 10 years in one of the most preserved areas of Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica).

The authors pay special attention to the environmental transformations occurred in the surroundings of the Parque Estadual Intervales within the last decades, and how these transformations could be inducing accelerated changes in bird communities and populations. In addition, a focus is set in the need to carry on monitoring bird populations as a research and management tool.

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Clave de Familias de Heterópteros de la Península Ibérica (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Versión 1, Febrero 2011"

Volume 4, 2011

The key to the families of Heteroptera from the Iberian peninsula follows the taxonomy set by Goula et al. (2011). It has been ellaborated from an unpublished key by Jordi Ribes including contributions from keys proposed by several authors.

This key offers the following  innovations: (I) it includes all families from the Iberian fauna quoted so far; (II) characters that are hard to observe or interpret have been excluded; (III) it presents a list of comments and observations to certain alternatives that include relevant exceptions; and (IV) digital photography is incorporated with the aim of bringing interpretation and reality closer and making character observation much easier.


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Llista dels Heteròpters de Catalunya (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Version 1, June 2010

Volume 3, 2010

Heteroptera citations from Catalonia compiled in the Banc de Dades de Biodiversitat de Catalunya (BioCat) were the basis to prepare a catalog of True Bug species in Catalan fauna (J. Ribes et al., 2004).
In 2007, the Proceedings of the Sessió Conjunta d'Entomologia included a communication with citations on new species of Heteroptera for Catalonia as well as changes that affected the group taxonomy.

The "Llista dels Heteròpters de Catalunya" adds the new True Bug species found in the principality. Further versions shall be published in the CRBA webpage to keep updated the taxonomical information on this group.


Download the book in pdf format The Abune Yosef Massif: Birds and Mammals of a Hidden Jewel of Ethiopia (2009)

Volume 2, 2009

Between 1999 and 2004, five expeditions wewre conducted in the Abune Yosef massif, in Ethiopia. The purpose of these expeditions to the Lalibela area was providing an inventory of birds and mammals and a complete photographic report of the region with the aim of establishing a base document for the proposal of the Abune Yosef massif as a Biosphere Reserve. The Man and Biosphere Programme of the UNESCO grants this title to the areas where biodiversity conservation is combined with the sustainable development of local communities and research on their natural and cultural values.

The book, edited by Deli Saavedra and with photographs by Dantart, contains checklists and studies of bird and mammal species living in the Abune Yosef massif, as well as a revision of micromammal species and maps. Moreover, it includes a set of management proposals for the area, such as the use of solar cookers to stop deforestation.

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In 1998, in collaboration with the Fundaçao Florestal de São Paulo, an expedition to the Brazilian Mata Atlantica was performed. The aim of this expedition was the assessment of population denisties of reptiles, birds and mammals in the area.

The Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest is a biodiversity hotspot. Deforestation during the XVII century reduced it to thousands of isolated fragments separated by pastures, roads and cities. Edited by E. Mateos, J.C. Guix, A. Serra and K. Pisciotta, the book is a set of scientific papers showing the results of censuses and inventories of several threatened vertebrate species living in one of the best preserved areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest: the Paranapiacaba fragment.



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