Dr. Marc Ventura participates in the XVII Research Conference of the National Parks Network

Dr. Marc Ventura, coordinator of the project and researcher at the Blanes Center for Advanced Studies (CEAB-CSIC), presented the results of the BIOOCULT project at the Research Conference of the National Parks Network held on October 25, 26, and 27 at the Institute for Research in Game Resources (IREC). He also detailed some of the objectives of the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project.

Dr. Marc Ventura during his presentation at the conference.

The data and results from the BIOOCULT project directly contribute to LIFE RESQUE ALPYR, particularly in the characterization of biodiversity. This information provides a solid foundation for identifying hidden biodiversity and assessing its sensitivity to global change, including climate change and the introduction of invasive species. This enables a better description of the effects of fish introduction and their recovery.

The Research Conference of the National Parks Network

This year’s conference featured the results of research projects funded under the 2020 call, as well as unique management experiences shared by the management team of the protected area and researchers associated with the Tablas de Daimiel National Park, coinciding with its 50th anniversary. The specific objectives of the conference were as follows:

  • Evaluate the degree of compliance and quality of the results of the projects selected in the 2020 call of the National Parks Research Program.
  • Present specific research projects from the Tablas de Daimiel National Park funded alternatively to the Program and unique management experiences by the park’s technical team.
  • Foster a network of exchange and knowledge among park managers and researchers working in different parks.
  • Stimulate the research aspect and its value for conservation at the Tablas de Daimiel National Park.
  • Promote and raise awareness about the National Parks Research Program and its impact and value for adaptive management.