An international team of scientists, led by the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (CSIC-UGR), shows that Australian stingless bees produce their honeycombs by following complex patterns, yet they have no prior plan, nor do they coordinate with the other worker bees.
A team of scientists from the University of Granada has analysed the pollen records of the Cedrus (the cedar), a forest species that disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula due to natural—mainly climatic—causes at some point in the Pleistocene, to study why this species is also now disappearing in the Middle Atlas and the Rif Mountains of Morocco.
With regard to “Presidential Decree 9/2020 of 8 November establishing measures in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in accordance with Royal Decree 926/2020 of 25 October, which declares a state of alarm in order to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2” (Official Gazette of the Regional Government of Andalusia [BOJA] No 77 of 8 November), the University wishes to inform of the following information:
This work is part of a strand of research being undertaken by the Department of Optics of the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain to analyse the effectiveness of various aids marketed as ostensibly ‘improving’ colour vision among colour-blind people. In 2018 and 2019, the research team demonstrated the ineffectiveness of two such products: EnChroma’s Cx-65 glasses and VINO’s 02 Amp Oxy-Iso glasses. Neither was found to improve the colour vision of colour-blind people.
Scientists discover that a plant produces different flowers in Spring than in Summer because of heat
A multidisciplinary team of researchers, coordinated by the University of Granada, describes this curious phenomenon in a particular species for the first time, which is due to ‘phenotypic plasticity’ (the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes in response to changes in the environment).
A study conducted by the University of Granada and the Andalusian School of Public Health has analysed the main risk factors in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during the national lockdown in Spain, including going out to work or living with patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
A team of researchers, led by the University of Granada, has unravelled the complex relationship between the two species concerning the carrion on which they feed, which will help to better understand how the two largest African carnivores can coexist even in small natural reserves. Lions, the dominant species, show a greater preference for large animal carcasses, while hyaenas also feed off smaller carcasses, which are practically ignored by lions.
Researchers model a system based on artificial intelligence that enables election results to be fore
Scientists from the University of Granada have applied Artificial Intelligence techniques to the analysis of huge volumes of data from Twitter, during the previous US election campaign to create a political forecasting system.
José Luis Gómez Urquiza, who has been nominated Best Teacher in Spain in the IV Educa Abanca Awards, uses this popular social network to enable the Spanish nurses of the future to confront health-related hoaxes on social networks
Forest ecosystems undergo constant evolution, including major disruptions such as fires, infestations, and storms. According to a study led by the University of Granada, the subsequent felling of trees renders it difficult for the ecosystem to regenerate following such events.