Biodiversity

Biodiversity

IH Cantabria puts special emphasis on the determination of natural biodiversity patterns and in explaining which biotic and abiotic factors are key in the determination of these patterns. This work is carried out mainly in two large groups.

The first one studys the distribution ranges of key species for conservation, to determine which factors affect ins population dynamics, focusing on the effects of anthropic activities.

 Within the seciond block, there is currently a tendency to use a macroecological point of view, analyzing the relation between local and regional diversity in different natural and anthropic environments, as well as the relation between the taxonomical and feature-based differences and the effects of historical or current natural perturbation dynamics in species diversity.

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