RESTAURATION D’ÉCOSYSTÈMES AQUATIQUES DANS DES ZONES PROTÉGÉES DES ALPES ET DES PYRÉNÉES

  • Audiovisual pills to know the project

    Audiovisual pills to know the project

    We are thrilled to kick off the 13 audiovisual capsules we have prepared so you can learn all the details about our project. This first video will give you an overview of the project, its objectives, and the main restoration and conservation actions. Starting today, you will find a new capsule every month. The videos…

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  • First International Meeting on the Biodiversity of the Pyrenean Lakes

    First International Meeting on the Biodiversity of the Pyrenean Lakes

    During May 13 and 14, 2024, the First International Meeting on the Biodiversity of the Pyrenean Lakes took place in Loudenvielle, Hautes-Pyrénées. The meeting was organized by the CBN of the Pyrenees and Midi-Pyrénées as the secretary of the scientific interest group (GIS) “Lacs des Pyrénées » and brought together researchers, managing entities, and decision-makers committed…

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  • Overgrazing and reforestation in the mires of the Pyrenees

    Overgrazing and reforestation in the mires of the Pyrenees

    On April 24th, the conference « Overgrazing and Reforestation in the Pyrenees Mires » was held, led by Aaron Pérez Hase and Eulàlia Pladevall Izard, researchers from the University of Barcelona and the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project The talk is part of the conference and field trip program of the seminar « Prats i pastures, espais de biodiversitat »…

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  • Bats, little-known marvels!

    Bats, little-known marvels!

    Today is the International Bat Appreciation Day, with over 1,440 species worldwide, bats are true examples of biodiversity among mammals. Approximately 20% of all mammal species are bats. The order Chiroptera, a Greek-origin name meaning « winged hand » (cheir = hand, pteron = wing), encompasses all bat species. Bats are distributed throughout most of the planet,…

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  • Lucia Bello won the poster competition at the PhD Day event of the University of Calabria!

    Lucia Bello won the poster competition at the PhD Day event of the University of Calabria!

    On April 10th, our collaborator, Lucia Bello, won the poster competition during the event « PhD@Unical: a future to research 4« , the second edition of the PhD day at the University of Calabria. Lucia presented the effects of introduced fish on insectivore shrews, one of the topics of her PhD project titled « Cascading ecological effects of…

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  • We have published the second brochure of the project

    We have published the second brochure of the project

    A characteristic feature of high mountains, especially in areas composed of granite or slate, is the abundance and diversity of surface waters. This richness is a result of high precipitation, the low permeability of the rocks, and glacial terrain. As a result, there is an abundance of springs and other water sources, such as streams,…

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  • Victor Osorio defends his doctoral thesis

    Victor Osorio defends his doctoral thesis

    Yesterday, February 29, 2024, the defense of the doctoral thesis entitled ‘The role of non-native fish on littoral macroinvertebrates of Pyrenean high mountain lakes’ took place by Victor Osorio, PhD student at the Blanes Center of Advanced Studies (CEAB) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Although the effects of the introduction of trout have been…

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  • Jongmo Suh has defended his doctoral thesis

    Jongmo Suh has defended his doctoral thesis

    Jongmo Suh defended his doctoral thesis entitled « Genetic Variability of Minnows and Loaches in Rivers and High Mountain Lakes from the Pyrenees and Italian Alps » as a doctoral student at the Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The objectives of the work have been to identify and…

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  • Welcome back to the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR newsletter!

    Welcome back to the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR newsletter!

    We are excited to present our project’s latest newsletter, shining a spotlight on the incredible achievements we’ve recently accomplished. Over the past months, we’ve been immersed in scientific endeavors, conservation actions and outreach initiatives, all in pursuit of our primary objective: restoring and preserving high-mountain aquatic ecosystems. Our summer field campaign has been pivotal, involving…

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  • The first brochure of the project has been published!

    The first brochure of the project has been published!

    One of the outreach tasks included in the project is to create a total of three informative brochures. This initial publication, edited in 6 languages, contains general information about the project. It details the target species and habitats, the conservation actions being undertaken, and explaining the main threats faced by high-mountain aquatic ecosystems and the…

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