Pau Carazo at his office at the University of Valencia.

Understanding diversity through sexual selection

In this new Science Space, we visit the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where Pau Carazo studies the evolution of behaviour and sexual selection.

Fotograma de El castell ambulant de Miyazaki

It is all there in the drawing of the wind

In his films, Miyazaki notes that the boundless confidence in progress and growth inherent in modern thinking and state dynamics leads directly to catastrophe.

117 web

Between concrete and glass: Urban wildlife

There is a great diversity of organisms that have adapted to live among us. Not only arthropods, but also vertebrates such as geckos, bats, owls and, in some highly urbanised countries, even foxes, deer, and bears.


Dialogues between art and nature

The correlations between art and nature have been independent of the contextualising filter of human cultural history and corresponding scientific developments.


Back to nature

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Arts & Crafts movement sought in nature and medieval legends the authenticity they considered lost.


In the crosshairs

Although humans' irresponsible and indiscriminate use of the natural environment could be one of the causes behind the recent coronavirus crisis, bats have been targeted for their role as natural reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens.


Nature as a political question

The life and work of the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt continues to fascinate, even today. His figure concentrates and synthesises the movements, ideas, and even the great contradictions of the time of profound change that was nineteenth-century Europe.

The big tree of life based on ribosomal RNA

God doesn’t like labels

Nature’s complexity goes beyond human imagination. The discovery and exploitation of biodiversity has undoubtedly helped us to reach a certain level of understanding of the natural world. Even though all essential ecological processes of the biosphere are determined and regulated by microorganism activity, for most