Mamíferos, aves, reptiles y anfibios.

Líneas de investigación

Nuestro principal nexo de unión es el estudio y conservación de vertebrados, especialmente terrestres: mamíferos, aves, reptiles y anfibios. Estamos convencidos de que es una responsabilidad de todo biólogo de campo moderno dedicar parte su esfuerzo a identificar las principales amenazas para sus especies y sistemas de estudio y ayudar a delinear y poner en práctica las medidas más eficientes para poner freno a la actual crisis global ambiental.

Artículos destacados

Biología de la Conservación de vertebrados continentales

Artículos destacados
1. Biologia Conservacion - filtro B&W

Bastianelli, M.L. et al. (2021) Survival and cause-specific mortality of European wildcats (Felis silvestris) across Europe. Biological Conservation 261, 109239.

Brito, J. C. et al. (2018) Armed conflicts and wildlife decline: Challenges and recommendations for effective conservation policy in the Sahara-Sahel. Conservation Letters2018, e12446.

Carrete, M. et al. (2022) Emerging laws must not protect stray cats and their impacts. Conservation Science and Practice 1-3, e12706.

Casas, F. et al. (2016) Changes in behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels in response to increased human activities during weekends in the pin-tailed sandgrouse. The Science of Nature 103, 91.

Casas, F. et al. (2019) Opposing population trajectories in two Bustard species: A long-term study in a protected area in Central Spain. Bird Conservation International 29, 308-320.

Casas, F. et al. (2020) Are trellis vineyards avoided? Examining how vineyard types affect the distribution of great bustards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 289, 106734.

Durá-Alemañ, C.J. et al. (2023) Climate change and energy crisis drive an unprecedented EU environmental law regression. Conservation Letters.

Durant, S.M. et al. (2019) Stop military conflicts from trashing environment. Nature571, 478.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. et al. (2004) A nine-year study of successful breeding in a Bonelli´s eagle population in southeast Spain: a basis for conservation. Biological Conservation 118, 685-694.

Hernández-Matías, A. et al. (2014) From local monitoring to a broad-scale viability assessment: a case study for the endangered Bonelli’s eagle Aquila fasciata in Western Europe. Ecological Monographs 83, 239-261.

Jowers, M.J. et al. (2019) Genetic diversity in natural range remnants of the critically endangered hirola antelope. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 190, 384-395.

Moleón, M. & Sánchez-Zapata, J.A. (2023). Extending the dynamic landscape of fear in a human-dominated world. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 38, 215-216.

Pérez-García, J.M. et al. (2022) Priority areas for conservation alone are not a good proxy for predicting the impact of renewable energy expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 119, e2204505119.

Rosso, A. et al. (2018) Effectiveness of Natura 2000 network in protecting Iberian endemic fauna. Animal Conservation21, 262-271.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. (2018) Using network analysis to identify indicator species and reduce collision fatalities at wind farms. BiologicalConservation 224, 209-212.

Simón, M.A. et al. (2012) Reverse of the decline of the endangered Iberian lynx. Conservation Biology 26, 731-736.

Interacciones interespecíficas (incluida ecología trófica)

Artículos destacados
2. Interacciones interespecificas - filtro B&W

Amorós, M. et al. (2020) Hyaenas and lions: how the largest African carnivores interact at carcasses. Oikos 129, 1820-1832.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. & Pleguezuelos J.M. (2001) Prey and prey-size selection by the short-toed eagle, Circaetus gallicus, during the breeding period in Granada (south-eastern Spain). Journal of Zoology 255, 131-137.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. et al. (2018) From sport hunting to breeding success: Patterns of lead ammunition ingestion and its effects on an endangered raptor. Science of the Total Environment 613-614, 483-491.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. et al. (2022) Predation impact on threatened spur-thighed tortoises by golden eagles when main prey is scarce. Scientific Reports 12, 17843.

Lozano, J. et al. (2006) Biogeographical patterns in the diet of the wildcat, Felis silvestris Schreber 1775, in Eurasia: factors affecting the trophic diversity. Journal of Biogeography 33, 1076-1085.

Moleón, M. et al. (2008) An emerging infectious disease triggering large-scale hyperpredation. PLoS One 3, e2307.

Moleón, M. et al. (2012) Changes in intrapopulation resource use patterns of an endangered raptor in response to a disease-mediated crash in prey abundance. Journal of Animal Ecology 81, 1154-1160.

Moleón, M. et al. (2012) Predator-prey relationships in a Mediterranean vertebrate system: Bonelli’s eagles, rabbits and partridges. Oecologia 168, 679-689.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2010. Testing the heterospecific attaction hypothesis with time-series data on species co-occurrence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277, 2983-2990.

Ecología de la carroña

Artículos destacados
3. Ecologia carroña - filtro B&W

Moleón, M. & Sánchez-Zapata (2015) The living dead: time to integrate scavenging into ecological teaching. BioScience 65, 1003-1010.

Moleón, M. & Sánchez-Zapata (2016) Non-trophic functions of carcasses: from death to the nest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14, 340-341.

Moleón, M. et al. (2014) Inter-specific interactions linking predation and scavenging in terrestrial vertebrate assemblages. Biological Reviews 89, 1042-1054.

Moleón, M. et al. (2015) Carcass size shapes the structure and functioning of an African scavenging assemblage. Oikos 124, 1391-1403.

Moleón, M. et al. (2017) Carnivore carcasses are avoided by carnivores. Journal of Animal Ecology 86, 1179-1191.

Moleón, M. et al. (2020) The components and spatiotemporal dimension of carrion biomass quantification. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35, 91-92.

Pereira, L.M. et al. (2014) Facultative predation and scavenging by mammalian carnivores: Seasonal, regional and intra-guild comparisons. Mammal Review 44, 44-55.

Redondo-Gómez, D. et al. (2023) Top-predator carrion is scary: fight-and-flight responses of wild boars to wolf carcasses. Ecology and Evolution 13, e9911.

Sebastián‐González, E. et al. (2019) Scavenging in the Anthropocene: human impact drives vertebrate scavenger species richness at a global scale. Global Change Biology 25, 3005-3017.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. (2023) The underestimated role of carrion in vertebrates’ diet studies. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Ecología y evolución de historias vitales de vertebrados

Artículos destacados
4. Ecol y evol de historias vitales - filtro B&W

Barea-Azcón, J.M. et al. (2007) Surveying carnivores at large spatial scales: a comparison of four broad-applied methods. Biodiversity and Conservation 16, 1213-1230.

Carranza, J. et al. (2020) Social environment modulates investment in sex trait versus lifespan: red deer produce bigger antlers when facing more rivalry. Scientific Reports 10, 9234.

Feriche, M. et al. (2016) Female reproduction in Thamnophis scaliger: the significance of parturition timing. Journal of Herpetology 50, 209-215.

Jowers, M. J. et al. (2022) The Terrific skink bite force suggests insularity as a likely driver to exceptional resource use. Scientific Reports 12: 4596.

Korsten, P. et al. (2013) Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird. Nature Communications 4, 2362.

Mouchet, A. et al. (2021) Heterogeneous selection on exploration behavior within and among West European populations of a passerine bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 118, e2024994118.

Pleguezuelos J.M. et al. (2007) Reproductive ecology of Vipera latasti in the Iberian Peninsula: Implications for the conservation of a Mediterranean viper. Zoology 110: 9-19.

Van Overveld, M. et al. (2017) Cosmetic coloration in Egyptian vultures: Mud bathing as a tool for social communication? Ecology 98, 2216-2218.

Sistemática y filogenia de vertebrados

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5. Sistematica y filogenia - filtro B&W

Carranza, S. et al. (2006) Phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of two Mediterranean snakes, Malpolon monspessulanus and Hemorrhois hippocrepis (Squamata, Colubridae), using mtDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40, 532-546.

Jowers, M.J. et al. (2019) Unravelling population processes over the Late Pleistocene driving contemporary genetic divergence in Palearctic Buzzards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134, 269-281.

Jowers, M.J. et al. (2019) Biogeography of Korea´s top predator, the yellow-throated Marten: evolutionary history and population dynamics. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19, 23

Othman, S.N. et al. (2022) From Gondwana to the Yellow Sea, evolutionary diversifications of true toads Bufo sp. in the Eastern Palearctic and a revisit of species boundaries for Asian lineages. Elife 11, e70494.

Padial, J.M. et al. (2010) The integrative future of taxonomy. Frontiers in Zoology 7, 16.

Padial, J.M. & De la Riva, I. (2021) A paradigm shift in our view of species drives biological classification. Biological Reviews 96, 731-751.

Ecología del movimiento

Artículos destacados
6. Ecologia movimiento - filtro B&W

Arrondo, E. et al. (2021) Use of avian GPS tracking to mitigate human fatalities from bird strikes caused by large soaring birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 58, 1411-1420.

Arrondo, E. et al. (2018) Invisible barriers: differential sanitary regulations constrain vulture movements across country borders. Biological Conservation 219, 46-52.

Arrondo, E. et al. (2023) Vulture culture: dietary specialization of an obligate scavenger. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 290, 20221951.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. et al. (2011) The use of camera trapping for estimating Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) home ranges. European Journal of Wildlife Research 57, 1203-1211.

Oliveira, T. et al. (2018) Females know better: Sex‐biased habitat selection by the European wildcat. Ecology and Evolution 8, 9464-9477.

Rodríguez-Recio, M.R. et al. (2022) Estimating global determinants of leopards home range size in a changing world. Animal Conservation 25, 748-758.

Tarjuelo, R. et al.  (2020). Living in seasonally dynamic Farmland: The role of natural and semi-natural habitats in the movements and habitat selection of a declining bird. Biological Conservation251, 108794.

Vertebrados invasores

Artículos destacados
7. Vertebrados invasores - filtro B&W

Montes, E. et al. (2020) Reproduction ecology of the recently invasive snake Hemorrhois hippocrepis on the island of Ibiza. Current Zoology 66, 363-371.

Montes, E. et al. (2020) The Horseshoe whip snake (Hemorrhois hippocrepis) on Ibiza: predator release in an invasive population. Amphibia-Reptilia 42, 249-254.

Montes, E. et al. (2021) Collapse of the endemic lizard Podarcis pityusensis on the island of Ibiza mediated by an invasive snake. Current Zoology 68, 295-303.


Artículos destacados
8. Megafauna - filtro B&W

Galetti, M. et al. (2018) Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions. Biological Reviews 93, 845-862.

Gil-Sánchez, J.M. & Sánchez-Cerdá, M. (2023) Current overlapping distribution of megaherbivores and top predators: An approach to the last terrestrial areas with ecological integrity. Biological Conservation 277, 109848.

Moleón, M. et al. (2020) Rethinking megafauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 287, 20192643.

Servicios ecosistémicos (“Contribuciones de la Naturaleza a los Humanos”)

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9. Servicios ecosistemicos - filtro B&W

Aguilera-Alcalá, N. et al. (2020) Role of scavengers in providing non-material contributions to people. Ecological Indicators 117, 106643.

Budjaj, A. et al. (2021) Ethnozoology among the Berbers: pre-Islamic practices survive in the Rif (northwestern Africa). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 17, 1-21.

Donázar, J.A. et al. (2016) Roles of raptors in a changing world: from flagships to providers of key ecosystem services. Ardeola 63, 181-234.

Lozano, J. et al. (2019) Human-carnivore relations: A systematic review. Biological Conservation 237, 480-492.

Moleón, M. et al. (2014) Humans and scavengers: The evolution of interactions and ecosystem services. BioScience 64, 394-403.

Morales‐Reyes, Z. et al. (2015) Supplanting ecosystem services provided by scavengers raises greenhouse gas emissions. Scientific Reports 5, 7811.

Morales‐Reyes, Z. et al. (2018) Farmer perceptions of the ecosystem services provided by scavengers: what, who, and to whom. Conservation Letters 11, e12392.

Pascual-Rico, R. et al. (2021) Usually hated, sometimes loved: a review of wild ungulates’ contributions to people. Science of the Total Environment 801, 149652.

Quaggiotto, M.-M. et al. (2022) Past, present and future of the ecosystem services provided by cetacean carcasses. Ecosystem Services 54, 101406.

Ecología y evolución humana

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10. Ecol Evol humana - filtro B&W

González-Colmenares, G. et al. (2007) Age estimation by a dental method: A comparison of Lamendin’s and Prince & Ubelaker’s technique. Journal of Forensic Sciences 52, 1156-1160.

Moleón, M. et al. (2014) Humans and scavengers: The evolution of interactions and ecosystem services. BioScience 64, 394-403.

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