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A new exotic bird in Europe: recent spread and potential range of Red‐billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea in Catalonia (northeast Iberian Peninsula)
Capsule Following recent introduction in Spain, Red‐billed Leiothrix have the potential to attain a wide distribution in Catalonia and probably in other parts of Europe. Aim To investigate past,
Spacing and nocturnal activity of wild boar Sus scrofa in a Mediterranean metropolitan park
Collserola Park in northeastern Spain is an 8,000 ha Mediterranean forest park surrounded by the Barcelona metropolitan area with a population of some three million inhabitants. Wild boar Sus scrofa
Competition, niche opportunities and the successful invasion of natural habitats
Combining phylogenetic analyses with field observations and an ecological opportunity experiment, the competition and niche opportunity hypotheses are contrasted as explanations for the success of an alien passerine in a forest reserve from the Western Mediterranean basin and yield greater support to the crucial importance of niche opportunities to invade natural environments.
Characteristics of wild boar (Sus scrofa) habituation to urban areas in the Collserola Natural Park (Barcelona) and comparison with other locations
El crecimiento paralelo de las zonas urbanas y de las poblaciones de jabalies durante los anos recientes ha significado un aumento de the presencia of esta especie en las proximidades of las ciudades y of las areas suburbanas donde a menudo representan una fuente de conflicto with las personas.
Demographics of a wild boar Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 population in a metropolitan park in Barcelona
El Parque de Coliserola se situa en el area metropolitana de Barcelona, y por tanto, esta sometido a una importante presion humana. La poblacion de jabali de este Parque esta casi totalmente aislada
Human–wildlife interactions
The papers presented at the congress show how human activities affect the distributions and dynamics of wildlife populations and also change the behavior of some species.
Isotopic niche overlap between the invasive leiothrix and potential native competitors
N niche overlap is analysed between the red–billed leiothrix Leiothrix lutea and the European robin Erithacus rubecula and the blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, similar native species, which are commonly considered as potential competitors in Mediterranean forests.
Long-term monitoring of wildlife roadkills in Collserola Park, Barcelona. Results from the first 15 years
Collserola Park (Barcelona) is a protected nature area occupying 8,500 ha. The park is subject to intense human pressure and includes an extensive transportation network made up of surfaced roads,
Fragmentation effects on wildlife habitats of planned transport infrastructure in protected metropolitan greenspace. The case of Barcelona, Spain
Collserola Park is situated within the greater metropolitan area of Barcelona, close to the Mediterranean coastline. The park occupies some 8,500 ha of predominantly Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)