DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10th, 2014. Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science has launched its annual call for attracting senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country. This call offers 15 permanent contract positions for experienced researchers within any of the Basque Research Institution (Universities, BERC – Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC – Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations, among others). Leer más.

 Víbora Aspid (Vípera aspis), poder fotografiarla a 20 cm es un subidón de adrenalina.
Con Ángel Ruiz Elizalde y Javi Portillo. Las víboras son muy beneficiosas para el campo por la gran cantidad de roedores que comen. Ante la presencia humana huyen, respétalas y no las mates, sólo atacan cuando se las molesta, la mayoría de las picaduras de víbora se producen porque las cogemos con la mano pensando que son inofensivas culebras. Leer más.

Vences et al. 2014. Amphibia-Reptilia. In press. Comparative data are also presented from the southern Iberian contact zone of D. galganoi galganoi and D. g. jeanneae. These taxa showed less clear-cut distributional borders, extensively shared RAG1 haplotypes, and had instances of sympatric occurrence on the basis of cytochrome b haplotypes, in agreement with the hypothesis of a yet incomplete speciation. In this wide contact zone area we found mitochondrial sequences containing double peaks in electropherograms, suggesting nuclear pseudogenes or (less likely) heteroplasmy, possibly related to the ongoing admixture among the lineages. Ir al enlace.