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Moths, on today's menu: plastic mixture

Using models that analyze terrestrial and aquatic environmental pollution, a team led by the PhD student Juliana Ruiz Barrionuevo is researching the plastic biodegradation carried out by the larvae of these insects, as well as the impact of such consumption on the gut microbiota.

 IER's Presence at the 2nd Congress of Ornithology of the Americas.


Modeling the potential distribution of floristic assemblages of high Andean wetlands dominated by Juncaceae and Cyperaceae in the Argentine Puna

"In a recent paper, the ecologists Casagranda and Izquierdo studied the distribution of two previously described plant communities in high Andean vegas of the Puna and High Andes regions of Argentina."  

Biomes or anthromes in Northwest Argentina: land use, desertification, conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity, environmental services, global drivers, and regional governance.

"This project aims to update the information on the ecosystems of Northwestern Argentina (NOA) and their relationship with changes in land use. In addition, it focuses on strengthening the sustainable management of the regionby promoting coexistence between biodiversity and human activities. Using a multidisciplinary and participatory approach, the project seeks to generate resources and tools to monitor, and for planning of the region."

Blueberry: pollination and production in South America

As a result of an international collaboration project, three members of the Regional Ecology Institute participated in the publication of a book on blueberry pollination and production.

Interaction between Ecosystem Services under Different Agricultural and Landscape Management Strategies

Ecosystem services in lemon plantations: What is the effect of management, both at the plot and landscape scales?

Interaction networks in the Anthropocene

Most of the planet shows evidence of human interventions that reconfigure the interactions between plants and frugivores.

Effects of the Varroa destructor mite on Apis mellifera drones at congregation areas under contrasting parasitism and landscapes

We expect the results of this project to have a strong impact on the sanitary and reproductive management of honeybee colonies.

Morphometric and genetic characterization as selection tools for Apis mellifera stocks in hybrid zones

In Argentina, as in other regions of the world, the honey bee, Apis mellifera, has adapted to different ecoregions and has become an important part of agriculture. This bee is known for its ability to pollinate a variety of plants, making it a keystone species for crop production.

Termite sensitivity to temperature affects global wood decay rates

The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition

Native tree seed dispersal is favoured by the presence of invasive exotic plants that bear fruit at the same time