Projectes

In terms of research, our fields of study can be classified as following:

Human and management impact studies: TAIB studies evaluate the influence of human-induced activities on s´Albufera and determine the degree of environmental impact. Regional expanding tourism and the intensification of agriculture place considerable pressure on the NP. These accumulating pressures may induce changes in ecological processes despite measures of protection and conservation. These changes, in turn, threaten the continued availability of many ecological services and associated socio-economic values to the local community and regional economy
Biodiversity studies: Biodiversity studies are carried out on ecosystem, species and landscape level. The research is focused on succession, competition and distribution of flora and fauna. Biodiversity is evaluated determine priority species within the Park. TAIB specializes in a broad taxonomic approach, effectively achieved through the engagement and support of leading taxonomists.
Ecological and Monitoring studies:As a contribution to the development of monitoring programs and management strategies to cope with environmental change in S’Albufera Natural Park, research TAIB research encompasses the description of ecological requirements of the flora, fauna and habitats of s’Albufera and long term studies, changes in bio-indicator populations, such as insects, aquatic vegetation and orchids.
Park management studies:These are studies that formulate ideas to optimize current park management strategies from the findings of TAIB impact studies. Park management include tasks such as maintenance, cattle grazing, water sluice management, canal cleaning, education and facilitation of public use of the park. Evaluation of grazing strategies is one of the key examples of research within this theme.
Interpretation and education in protected areas:
Environmental educational tools have been developed to implement s’Albufera’s education department. Studies to enlarge the protected areas for environmetal interoretation and visitors surveys has been carried out.
Fieldwork courses
Every year, two times in spring and in auttum, TAIB has been developing fieldwork courses.

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