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José María Fernández-García

José María Fernández-García
Instituto Alavés de la Naturaleza

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Education
September 1985 - July 1991
Universidad de León
Field of study
  • Veterinary

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Publications (95)
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This document, which has been published within the framework of the POCTEFA Habios project, aims to be a reference manual helping practitioners, technicians and planners to conciliate forest activities and the conservation of the Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocoptes medius). This bird is specialized in mature deciduous and marcescent forests tha...
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In 2017 and 2018, we assessed the fine-grain distribution and habitat use of the Middle Spotted Woodpecker in the Basque Country (N Spain) by combining two citizen science approaches: opportunistic observations gathered from internet collaborative databases, and standardised records collected by volunteers trained with a species-specific fieldwork...
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In this report, we update the European Grassland Butterfly Indicator, present new butterfly indicators for widespread species, woodland butterflies, as well as butterflies in urban environments, in Natura 2000 areas and as climate change indicators. The indicators use field data up to and including the 2018 field season. The method for calculating...
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Se reporta la primera cita de nidificación conocida de pico mediano (Dendrocoptes medius, Linn. 1758) en la sierra de Elgea-Urkilla (Álava). Esta observación tiene trascendencia para determinar mejor la distribución, el patrón de ocupación y los factores que condicionan ambas, en el conjunto de la población del País Vasco. ________________________...
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Caracterización, causas y experiencias en relación al conflicto generado por los presuntos ataques de buitres leonados (Gyps fulvus) a ganado vivo en España y Francia.
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Restrictions and active measures to enhance Middle-spotted Woodpecker conservation and minimise impact from forestry activities.
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Surveys we conducted between April 2012 and February 2014, and inquiries made among the local population, confirmed the occurrence of the King Colobus (Colobus polykomos) in the Lebekere subprefecture, in the northern sector of the Fouta Djallon mountain range, Guinea. This is the first time C. polykomos has been verified in this region, extending...
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This presentation updates the fine-scaled range of the Middle-spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocoptes medius) in the Basque Country, N Spain. Also, structural and spatial factors influencing presence in forest patches are explored.
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This report show the results of "citizen science" initiative, aimed at updating the fine-scaled range of the Middle-spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocoptes medius) in the Basque Country, N Spain. Fieldwork was performed in 2017 and 2018. Presence was assessed at 1 km2 sampling units. Spatial and structural factors influencing the resulting distribution we...
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This technical report describes the collection of data for an assessment of the multivariate relationships between a group of parameters and the distribution of butterflies over Butterfly Monitoring Transects. The results can be used for the development of future scenarios to investigate the effects on biodiversity, and butterflies in particular.
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A brief bird survey of eight days was carried out in July 2013 along the Noumbi River, within Conkouati-Douli National Park, an Important Bird Area in south-west Congo-Brazzaville. In total, 78 species were recorded, eight of which had not previously been observed in the park; one of these is classified as Vulnerable (Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacu...
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Feasibility assessments following UICN criteria are key to guide decisions before implementing a reintroduction project. Results from projects, either succesful or failed, should always be documented and published.
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Despite previous inventories and atlas of the avifauna in the Basque Country, Northern Spain, the dense population of the Middle-spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius in the Izki forest was not discovered until the 1990’s. This population mainly occupies a 3,700 ha Quercus pyrenaica forest, showing an average density of 0.89 territories/10 ha. The oc...
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In 2014, the Spanish butterfly monitoring scheme or BMS España was initiated. This initiative coordinates a transect network in order to know the present status and trend of the butterfly populations, becoming a powerful diagnostic tool for the conservation of our butterflies. These transects are made based on the common methodology established by...
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En avril 2012, jusqu’à cinq Traquets de Heuglin Oenanthe heuglini, dont un adulte avec trois jeunes, ont été observés à deux endroits sur le plateau de Dande (12°21’N 12°19’W) et Nandoumary (12°19’N 12°20’W), à l’extrême sud-est du Sénégal, à quelques kilomètres de la frontière avec la Guinée-Conakry. Il s’agit de la première donnée de reproduction...
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on the success of deterring techniques have been published. We assessed the effectiveness of a Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis deterring service using falconry at a landfill site in Guipúzkoa (northern Spain) during the winter 2009-2010. We checked four types of indicators (abundance, behaviour, diet and dispersion of the gulls), searching for...
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This report presents the fifth version of the European Grassland Butterfly Indicator, one of the EU biodiversity indicators of the European Environment Agency. The indicator is based on national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes in 22 countries across Europe, most of them active in the European Union. Fluctuations in numbers between years are typical fe...
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Since the Holocene, the Grey Wolf Canis lupus has occurred in every natural ecosystem of the Iberian Peninsula, including mountain ranges, the extensive highlands of the central plateau and even lowlands on coastal fringes. As a top predator, its abundance was probably never high, but its flexible ecology and behaviour enabled the species to persis...
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At the southwestern edge of its global distribution, the Pyrenean population of the black woodpecker Dryocopus martius has increased its range during the last three decades, colonizing new areas where the species was previously unknown. This is the case for Gipuzkoa, where a systematic survey was performed in the breeding season of 2013 aimed at de...
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Resumen: Se presenta un registro inédito de Osmoderma eremita (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae) de la localidad de Mendijur (Álava, País Vasco, España). New record of Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763) (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae) from the Basque Country (Spain) Abstract: An unpublished record of Osmoderma eremita (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae) is reported from Mendij...
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Las actividades humanas repercuten en las especies de fauna y flora silvestres, en ocasiones determinando su declive progresivo y continuado. Para detectar los cambios en la situación de las poblaciones o de sus hábitats, alertar en el caso de aparición de amenazas, y en su caso preparar medidas de conservación, es necesario establecer programas de...
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.—We investigated the abundance and breeding habitat use of the turtle dove Streptopelia turtur in the Basque Country (northern Spain). Censuses employed 500 m transects, distributed across 100 km 2 grid cells where the species was previously known to occur. Turtle doves were only detected in two out of four biogeographic sectors sampled. The speci...
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In 2007 a census of breeding territories of Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus (Hermann, 1804) was carried out in the Basque Country, with the goal of assessing the conservation status of the populations. As for the Great Reed Warbler, the comparison with a previous study (1996) sh...
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In this study, we have used predictive habitat suitability models to test whether spatial coverage by an SPA classified for Bonelli's eagle, golden eagle, Egyptian vulture, peregrine falcon, eagle owl and turtle dove achieved conservation goals at home range, foraging and nesting habitat scales. GIS data and high-resolution modelling techniques wer...
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El objetivo principal de este trabajo es determinar el grado de estructuración de las poblaciones de marta e inferir la conectividad funcional en el ámbito de la CAPV mediante la combinación de información territorial y genética. Para su consecución, pretendemos dar respuesta a dos cuestiones principales mediante el uso de diferentes metodologías:...
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Using records from archives detailing bounties for wolves killed in northern Spain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, we investigated demographic and spatial distribution parameters of the population to determine whether direct persecution or prey availability was responsible for the observed population decline. Captures of adult, suba...
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Se presentan los resultados del análisis de un lote de 96 excrementos de marta ("Martes martes") recolectados en invierno, en un hayedo montano del País Vasco. Los micromamíferos (principalmente "Apodemus" sp., "Microtus" sp. y "Myodes glareolus") supusieron un 48,2% de la biomasa ingerida y las aves un 50,7%, mientras los artrópodos fueron importa...
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In the Basque Autonomous Community, the Pyrenean Mountain Newt Euproctus asper and the Western Spadefoot Pelobates cultripes have extremely patched and peripheral populations, in relation to their global Iberian distributions. In 2005 we performed a surveillance to update the conservation status of these populations. Regarding E. asper, 16 mountain...