Genetic and Cultural Biodiversity

Our line of research emerges to the question the causes that generate and maintain biological diversity in environments subject to changes in local and global because of natural effects and human action that either gradual or sudden, catastrophic way, well stochastic processes or programmed by man, to determine the variation in the environment. We question in what measure the organisms are adapted to such changes; What are organisms, Habitat, range and what are the evolutionary lines threatened, if there is a way to prevent their extinction, if there is some order of interest from different taxa man and what is the order of priority for conservation of the different storylines, threatened organisms, their habitats and landscapes where fits them.

Is the value to the average natural of form such as could assess is them resources artistic and cultural taking in has that is heritage common to all the planet which has the uniqueness universal of develop life and not as mere source of obtaining of resources exploitable by the man. We understand that such exploitation of resources is a basic need for mankind, but we cannot assess the natural environment from the economic perspective, but following criteria similar to those used to assess any artistic or cultural expression, taking into account the uniqueness of the evolutionary phenomenon.

biodiversidad2The populations of lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) in the Iberian Peninsula suffered a major decline in decades. Currently, two highlights of his evolutionary biology have drawn our attention since their knowledge is essential to better understand the current dynamics of its population numbers. On the one hand their genetic diversity: the genetic variability of individuals in relation to different vital parameters related to the biological effectiveness, and population genetic variability in relation to dispersion, demography and the isolation of colonies. From a perspective more behavioral and population ecology have addressed the importance of public information on the dynamics of the formation of the colonies, the signals that determine the attraction to a specific colony and the evolutionary role that plays the dispersal between colonies from the perspective of the biological effectiveness. The populations of lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) in the Iberian Peninsula suffered a major decline in decades. Currently, two highlights of his evolutionary biology have drawn our attention since their knowledge is essential to better understand the current dynamics of its population numbers. Hand its diversity genetic: the variability genetic of them individuals in relation to different parameters vital related with it efficiency biological, and the variability genetic population in relation to the dispersion, the demographics and the isolation of them colonies. From a perspective more behavioral and population ecology have addressed the importance of public information on the dynamics of the formation of the colonies, the signals that determine the attraction to a specific colony and the evolutionary role that plays the dispersal between colonies from the perspective of the biological effectiveness.

Yet considering sustainable development as a useful tool that combines economic, social and environmental interests, we believe that sustainable development can not be used as a universal tool that all conservation actions must be based. This is because to reach support, economic, environmental and social interests should coincide in similar time scales but this does not happen frequently making commitment to uncertain if not impossible in the medium and long term. Thus, we propose forms of conservation not subject to unstable balances such as those based on strictly economic criteria.

biodiversidad3Mioscirtus wagneri is a Grasshopper dependent on salted lands influenced by plant Suaeda vera on which it depends. Along with other species of Orthoptera is emblematic species of the few Mediterranean hypersaline environments and we are using it as a study model for the evolutionary importance of the dispersion and fragmentation of the habitat from a genetic and population point of view. As with other species of these environments (e.g. cricket silver rattlesnake (Gryllodinus kerkennensis)) his presence is synonymous with a not too unfortunate management of the environment closest to these gaps and the Iberian successfully. Mioscirtus wagneri is a Grasshopper dependent of land salty influenced by the plant Suaeda vera of which depends on. Along with other species of Orthoptera is emblematic species of the few Mediterranean hypersaline environments and we are using it as a study model for the evolutionary importance of the dispersion and fragmentation of the habitat from a genetic and population point of view. As in the case of other species emblematic of these environments (e.g. the cricket rattlesnake of silver (Gryllodinus kerkennensis)) his presence is synonymous of a management not too unfortunate of the environment more immediate to these lagoons and them successfully Iberian.
As a framework for our research, we started by empirical studies that show the advantages of genetic diversity at different levels of biological organization, for example, individuals, social groups, species and communities.

biodiversidad13Ditches flooded in Montes de Toledo, place of reproduction of several species of amphibians, such as the speckled toad (Pelodytes punctatus). This type of media aquatic temporary and of little entity are of great importance for the survival of many species to scale regional. One of our lines of research focuses on better understanding of the effects of fragmentation of habitat in the patterns of diversity and multiple species codistribuidas genetic structure. Ditches flooded in Montes de Toledo, place of reproduction of several species of amphibians, such as the speckled toad (Pelodytes punctatus). This type of temporal means water and scarce entity are of great importance for the survival of many species at the regional level. An of our lines of research is focused in understand better them effects of the fragmentation of the habitat in the patterns of diversity and structure genetic in multiple species codistribuidas.
Any habitat on our planet is subjected to changes continuous and stochastic, sometimes catastrophic occurred by phenomena natural or intervention human. These changes can be dramatic at the population level or even species. Natural selection and other causes contribute to impaired populations and genetic variability. These changes can be dramatic for many individuals that perish and can represent a high stress for the survivors. Thus, environmental changes can cause harmful effects on the natural populations. Even more, these changes can have consequences on the distribution, probability of extinction local, and about the diversity phenotypic and genotypic of them populations survivors. Our goal is to reveal these effects and mechanisms at the level of organisms and populations that allow to restore or maintain the biological variation. The documentation of aspects of ecology, distribution and demography and its possible relationship with the maintenance of critical levels of variability and gene flow in natural populations is essential for all this.

genetica1To include in the group the old sub-line of genetics of wild species, we incorporate your work. Develop and apply markers molecular for studying the structure genetic of populations wild. Population genetics studies how genetic variation is distributed among species, populations and individuals, whereas the way in which evolutionary forces of mutation, selection, genetic drift and migration affect the distribution of genetic variation. We studied genetic aspects that apply in the knowledge and management of wild animals. Such approaches include forensic techniques; studies phylogenetic, of populations and of establishment of relations family; identification of individuals and species and characterization of introgression.

biodiversidad12The surroundings of the hypersaline lagoons are unique environments, refuge of influence salinity-resistant or halophilic species. These areas of high ecological and evolutionary value, are of great natural value species unique, rare, endemic or endangered. Due to the isolation and fragmentation of these habitats some taxonomic groups that inhabit them are models suitable for the study of populations from the point of view of evolutionary biology and conservation.
The surroundings of the hypersaline lagoons are unique environments, refuge of influence salinity-resistant or halophilic species. These areas of high ecological and evolutionary value, are of great natural value species unique, rare, endemic or endangered. Due to the isolation and fragmentation of these habitats some taxonomic groups that inhabit them are models suitable for the study of populations from the point of view of evolutionary biology and conservation.

Colaboradores

  • Alberto Muñoz Muñoz, researcher Post-doc of the CREAF (Barcelona), a.munoz (at) creaf.uab.es
  • Alfried P. Vogler. Imperial College and The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom.
  • Daniele Canestrelli, Tuscia University Viterbo, Italy
  • David Buckley, post-doc researcher, National Museum of natural sciences, CSIC
  • David B. Wake, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Elena Garcia-Vigon, researcher pre-doc UCLM-MNCN
  • Elizabeth Jockusch, University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States
  • Ernesto Recuero, post-doc researcher, National Museum of natural sciences, CSIC
  • Esperanza S. Ferrer, researcher pre-doc UCLM, esperanza.sferrer (a) uclm.es
  • Glenn Yannic, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Gustau Calabuig Penades
  • Gustavo Llorente, University of Barcelona
  • Helena Gonçalves, CIBIO, Vairao, Portugal
  • Ivan Gomez Mestre, post-doc researcher, Cantabrian Institute of biodiversity, Oviedo
  • Jan W. Arntzen, NCB Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Jorge Gutiérrez Rodríguez, researcher Pre-doc MNCN-UCLM, jorge.gutierrez (at) mncn.csic.es
  • José D. Rodríguez-Teijeiro, Department of Animal biology, University of Barcelona, jrodriguez (a) ub.edu
  • Josep Maria spelt backpack, researcher at the CREAF (Barcelona), josep.espelta (a) uab.cat
  • Mario Garcia Paris, research scientist, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC
  • Michael G. Sergeev, Professor Novosibirsk State University, Russia, mgsergeev (at) aim.com
  • Nuno Ferrand, CIBIO, Vairao, Portugal
  • Steeve D. Côté, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Vicente García-Navas, researcher pre-doc UCLM, vicente.garcianavas (a) uclm.es
  • Vicenta Llorente's Moral, Emerita, National Museum of natural sciences, Madrid
  • Victoria L. Sork, University California at Los Angeles, United States

These are some of the lines of research that our group is currently developing:

Diversity of Orthoptera: develop a long-term project to genetically characterize populations of Orthoptera of Mediterranean environment. Aims to resolve taxonomic and phylogeographic issues that allow to know the evolutionary history of these species and develop tools for better conservation management.

Interactions ecological and evolution: using as model them Coleoptera of the gender Curculio, parasites specialists of them seeds of Oaks, studied if them adaptations that favor the exploitation optimum of the host have could promote the diversification morphological intra- and interspecific. In addition, we are interested in knowing to what extent the isolation (decrease or absence of interpopulation gene flow) is necessary to get you started on intra-specific level diversification. To scale global also performed studies Phylogeographic to understand the evolution and the patterns of diversification of this group of organisms in environments tropical and Mediterranean.

biodiversidad4Different species of beetles of the genus Curculio, specialists from the seeds of Quercus predators. Constitute our main model of work in the studies on adaptations ecomorfologicas and evolution in systems parásito-hospedador.
Behavior and use of information public: we are studying in different agencies the importance that the use of information public has in it takes of decisions directly related with the diversity biological. He objective of these studies is know them mechanisms social related with the evaluation of the quality of them resources, that influence in decisions so vital as the selection of habitat or the choice of couple, what us will allow understand best them dynamic population and patterns of distribution of these species.

For Kestrel Studios lesser 30 colonies were used in the spot in which all individuals were marked and monitored.

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José Miguel Aparicio and Gustau Calabuig collecting data biological in an of the colonies studied in this species.

Genetics of populations of Oaks: we are developing several projects with this group of trees to discover the genetic consequences of the fragmentation of forests and the factors that determine gene flow among populations subjected to different environmental situations. We are also looking at factors determine patterns of hybridization between Oaks in Mediterranean environments different from the Iberian peninsula and America.

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Raúl Bonal marking seedlings of oak as part of the study of the genetic variability of the trees in fragmented forests.

Genetic diversity in birds: we are investigating on several bird species genetic variability, with particular interest in the consequences of genetic diversity in different aspects of the biological effectiveness and sexual selection.

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Raúl Bonal checking the traps of emergence of beetles, placed in trunks of Oaks.

Diversity of invertebrates in unique areas of great natural value: vegetation around the hypersaline lagoons has an extraordinary invertebrate fauna with isolated populations and disjointed, currently very reduced and fragmented by human action. Investigated it wealth of Orthoptera, in particular focus on species rare and/or endemic of these enclaves, its ecology, its isolation and structuring genetic, them effects of the influence human and of processes environmental stochastic on the destruction and fragmentation of populations and appoint species ambassadors that is associated to these environments in a try to by contribute to a best knowledge and conservation of these spaces unique.

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To understand the existing patterns of biodiversity, it is necessary to deal with taxonomic aspects and Phylogeographic. Them studies of taxonomy and phylogeography not can conceive is without an analysis comparative of forms twin or populations of the same species in different areas geographical of its distribution, in our case the banks of the Mediterranean. (A) Joaquín Ortego and Pilar Aguirre sampling Orthoptera in Brambles environments of Tunisia. (B) Pedro j. Cordero in a hypersaline lagoon in Morocco.

  • Through the study of possible changes in distribution, phenology and species of Orthoptera interpopulation genetic variability model try to reveal possible climate effects on populations of these species to different timescales.
  • Genetics applied to the management of hunting resources.
  • Phylogeography.
  • Molecular ecology.
  • Differentiation of populations and speciation.
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Encina isolated in hollow (Toledo), where studied the effect of the fragmentation forest in the efficiency biological and diversity genetic of the wooded dispersed and their populations of insects associated.

AÑO 2017

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • ORTEGO J., NOGUERALES V., CORDERO PJ. Geographical and ecological drivers of mitonuclear genetic divergence in a Mediterranean grasshopper. Evolutionary Biology (En prensa)
  • GONZÁLEZ-SERNA MJ., ORTEGO J., CORDERO PJ. Dociostaurus. Systematic Entomology (en prensa)
  • GARCÍA-NAVAS V., NOGUERALES V., CORDERO PJ., ORTEGO J.
    Phenotypic disparity in Iberian short-horned grasshoppers (Acrididae): the role of ecology and phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, 109 (2017)
  • GARCÍA-NAVAS V., NOGUERALES V., CORDERO PJ., ORTEGO J.Ecological drivers of body size evolution and sexual size dimorphism in short-horned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, in press. (2017)
  • NOGUERALES V., CORDERO PJ., ORTEGO J.Testing the role of ancient and contemporary landscapes on structuring genetic variation in a specialist grasshopper. Ecology & Evolution, 7: 3110-3122 (2017)

Publicaciones NON-ISI

AÑO 2016

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • NOGUERALES V., GARCÍA-NAVAS V., CORDERO P.J., ORTEGO, J. The role of environment and core–margin effects on range-wide phenotypic variation in a montane grasshopper. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 2129-2142. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12915 (2016)
  • NOGUERALES V., CORDERO P.J., ORTEGO, J. Hierarchical genetic structure shaped by topography in a narrow-endemic montane grasshopper. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 96 (2016). DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0663-7. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/16/96

Publicaciones NON-ISI

  • CORDERO PJ., CORDERO P. y ORTEGO J. New field data for old museum specimens: A peculiar cricket (Grylloidea, Orthoptera) from SW Spain. Graellsia 72(1): e045, enero-junio 2016.ISSN-L: 0367-5041. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/graellsia.2016.v72.160

Book chapters.

  • HOCHKIRCH, A., NIETO, A., GARCÍA CRIADO, M., CÁLIX, M., BRAUD, Y., BUZZETTI, F.M., CHOBANOV, D., ODÉ, B., PRESA ASENSIO, J.J., WILLEMSE, L., ZUNA-KRATKY, T., BARRANCO VEGA, P., BARROS, F., BUSHELL, M., CLEMENTE, M.E., CORDERO TAPIA, P.J., CORREAS, J.R., DUSOULIER, F., FERREIRA, S., FONTANA, P., GARCÍA, M.D., HELLER, K-G., IORGU, I.S., IVKOVI?, S., KATI, V. , KLEUKERS, R., KRIŠTÍN, A., LEMONNIER-DARCEMONT, M., LEMOS, P., MASSA, B., MONNERAT, C., PAPAPAVLOU, K.P., PRUNIER, F., PUSHKAR, T., ROESTI, C., RUTSCHMANN, F., ? IRIN, D., SKEJO, J., SZÖVÉNYI, G., TZIRKALLI, E., VEDENINA, V., BARAT DOMENECH, J., DEFAUT, B., FARTMANN, T., GOMBOC, S., GUTIÉRREZ-RODRÍGUEZ, J., HOLUŠA, J., ILLICH, I., KARJALAINEN, S., KO? ÁREK, P., KORSUNOVSKAYA, O., LIANA, A., LÓPEZ, H., MORIN, D., OLMO-VIDAL, J.M., PUSKÁS, G., SAVITSKY, V., STALLING, T., AND TUMBRINCK, J. European Red List of Grasshoppers, Crickets and Bush-crickets. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. (2016)

AÑO 2015

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

Publicaciones NON-ISI

AÑO 2014

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • AGUIRRE MP., NOGUERALES V., CORDERO PJ., ORTEGO J. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the specialist grasshopper Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetic Resources (published on line april 2014 DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0198-4)
  • BATTISTON R., ORTEGO J., CORREAS JR. CORDERO PJ. Revision of the genus Apteromantis (Insecta: Mantodea). A multidisciplinary approach to manage taxonomic and conservation problems in entomology. Zootaxa 3797 (1): 065–077 (2014)

Publicaciones NON-ISI

YEAR 2013

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

Publicaciones NON-ISI

  • CORDERO PJ & GÓMEZ R 2013. Kurtharzia sulcata. In: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org 2013

AÑO 2012

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • ORTEGO J., AGUIRRE M.P., CORDERO PJ. Landscape genetics of a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented habitats: a role for spatial scale. Diversity and Distributions 8: 481-492 (2012)
  • ORTEGO J., AGUIRRE MP., CORDERO PJ. Genetic and morphological divergence at different spatiotemporal scales in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Journal of Insect Conservation. 16:103–110 (2012)

Publicaciones NON-ISI

YEAR 2011

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • Aparicio, J.M. 2011. The paradox of the resolution of the lek paradox based on mate choice for heterozygosity. Animal Behaviour 81:1271-1279.
  • Bonal, R., Espelta, J. M. y Vogler, A. P. 2011. Complex selection on life-history traits and the maintenance of variation in exaggerated rostrum length in acorn weevils. Oecologia, 167: 1053-1061.
  • Calabuig, G., Ortego, J., Aparicio, J.M. (2011) Mechanisms of colony selection by first-year lesser kestrels Falco naumanni. Ibis, 153: 37-45.
  • Fernández-Alvarez, F. A., Recuero, E., Martínez-Solano, I. y Buckley, D. 2011. First record of bicephaly in Lissotriton boscai (Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae). North-Western Journal of Zoology, 7: 161-163.
  • Ferrero M.E., Blanco-Aguiar J.A., Lougheed S.C., Sánchez-Barbudo I., De Nova P.J.G., Villafuerte R. and Dávila J.A. 2011. Phylogeography and genetic structure of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa): more evidence for refugia within the Iberian glacial refugium. Molecular Ecology 20: 2628-2642.
  • Jowers, M. J., Martinez-Solano, I., Cohen, B. L., Manzanilla, J. y Downie, R. J. 2011. Genetic differentiation in the Trinidad endemic Mannophryne trinitatis (Anura: Aromobatidae): Miocene vicariance, in situ diversification and lack of geographical structuring across the island. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 49: 133-140.
  • Munoz, A. y Bonal, R. (2011) Linking seed dispersal to cache protection strategies. Journal of Ecology, 99: 1016-1025.
  • Muñoz A., Aparicio, J.M. y Bonal R. 2011. Male barn swallows use different signaling rules to produce ornamental tail feathers. Evolutionary Ecology 25: 1217-1230.
  • Ortego, J., Aguirre, M.P., Cordero, P.J. (2011) Fine-scale spatial genetic structure and within population male-biased gene-flow in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Evolutionary Ecology, 25: 1127-1144.
  • Ortego, J., García-Navas, V., Ferrer, E.S., Sanz, J.J. (2011) Genetic structure reflects natal dispersal movements at different spatial scales in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus. Animal Behaviour, 82: 131-137.
  • Ortego, J., Yannic, G., Shafer, A.B.A., Mainguy, J., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. Côté, S.D. (2011) Temporal dynamics of genetic variability in a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) population. Molecular Ecology, 20: 1601-1611.
  • Stock, M., Horn, A., Grossen, C., Lindtke, D., Sermier, R., Betto-Colliard, C., Dufresnes, C., Bonjour, E., Dumas, Z., Luquet, E., Maddalena, T., Sousa, H. C., Martinez-Solano, I. y Perrin, N. 2011. Ever-young sex chromosomes in European tree frogs. Plos Biology, 9(5): e1001062.

Publicaciones NON-ISI

  • Sánchez Montes, G.; Martínez-Solano, I. 2011. Population size, home range and movement patterns in a population of Perez’s frog (Pelophylax perezi) in central Spain. Basic and Applied Herpetology, 25: 81-96.
  • Lapeña, M.; Barbadillo, L. J.; Martínez-Solano, I. 2011. Geographic distribution: Pelobates varaldii. Herpetological Review, 42: 108.

Year 2010

Artículos Publicaciones ISI

  • Aguirre, M. P., Bloor, P., Ramírez-Escobar, U., Ortego, J. y Cordero, P. J. 2010. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics, 11: 1119-1121.
  • Aparicio, J. M., Ortego, J., Calabuig, G. y Cordero, P. J. 2010. Evidence of subtle departures from Mendelian segregation in a wild lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) population. Heredity, 105: 213-219.
  • Bonal, R., Munoz, A. y Espelta, J. 2010. Mismatch between the timing of oviposition and the seasonal optimum. The stochastic phenology of Mediterranean acorn weevils. Ecological Entomology, 35, 270-278.
  • Calabuig, G., Ortego, J., Aparicio, J. M. y Cordero, P. J. 2010. Intercolony movements and prospecting behaviour in the colonial lesser kestrel. Animal Behaviour, 79: 811-817.
  • Calabuig, G., Ortego, J., Cordero, P. J. y Aparicio, J. M. 2010. Colony foundation in the lesser kestrel: patterns and consequences of the occupation of empty habitat patches. Animal Behaviour, 80: 975-982.
  • Ortego, J. y Bonal, R. 2010. Natural hybridisation between kermes (Quercus coccifera, L.) and holm oaks (Q. ilex, L.) revealed by microsatellite markers. Plant Biology, 12: 234-238.
  • Ortego, J., Cordero, P. J., Aparicio, J. M. y Calabuig, G. 2010. Parental genetic characteristics and hatching success in a recovering population of lesser kestrels. Journal of Ornithology, 151: 155-162.
  • Ortego, J., Aguirre, M. P. y Cordero, P. J. 2010. Population genetics of Mioscirtus wagneri, a grasshopper showing a highly fragmented distribution. Molecular Ecology, 19: 472–483.
  • Ortego, J. y Cordero, P. J. 2010. Factors associated with the geographic distribution of leucocytozoa parasitizing nestling eagle owls (Bubo bubo): a local spatial-scale analysis. Conservation Genetics, 11: 1479-1487.
  • Ortego, J., Bonal, R. y Muñoz, A. 2010. Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in long-lived tree species: the case of the Mediterranean holm oak (Quercus ilex, L.). Journal of Heredity, 101: 717-726.
  • Ortego, J. 2010. Cernícalo primilla – Falco naumanni. En: Salvador, A., Bautista, L. M. (eds.). Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid. http://www.vertebradosibericos.org/
  • Penteriani, V., Delgado, M. M., Pérez-García, J. M., bottle, f., García, S., Sánchez-Zapata, j., León Ortega, M., Martinez, J. E., Calvo, J. F., Ortego, j., Penteriani, g., Melletti, M., Krugersberg, i. and Mora, o. 2010. Sex allocation from an owl perspective: clutch order could determine brood sex to reduce sibling aggression. Ornis Fennica, 87: 135-143.

Publicaciones NON-ISI

  • Davila. J. A. Patente: Genetic markers for detecting introgression in birds of the genus Alectoris. Number of request: P200501569. No. 2 323 027 publication. Date of publication: 03 / 07 / 2010. Entity owner: Foundation for the study and defence of the nature and the Hunt (FEDENCA)
  • Cordero, P. J., Llorente, V., Aguirre, M. P. y Ortego, J. 2010. Dociostaurus crassiusculus (Pantel, 1886), especie rara en la península Ibérica con poblaciones locales en espacios singulares de Castilla-La Mancha. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 46: 461-465.

Book chapters.

  • Muñoz, A., Aparicio, J. M. and Bonal R. 2010. Sexual Selection and Tail Feather Ornaments in Birds: New Perspectives. En: Behavioral and Chemical Ecology. Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, USA.

AÑO 2009.

  • Blanco, G., Pais, J., Fargallo, J. A., Potti, J., Lemus, J. A.y Dávila, J. A. 2009. High proportion of non-breeding individuals in an isolated red-billed chough population on an oceanic island (La Palma, Canary islands). Ardeola 56: 229-239
  • Bonal, R. y Aparicio, J.M. 2009. An experimental test of offspring recognition in the colonial lesser kestrel Falco naumanni. Ibis, 151: 577-579.
  • Bonal, R., Munoz, A. 2009. Seed weevils living on the edge: pressures and conflicts over body size in the endoparasitic Curculio larvae. Ecological Entomology, 34: 304-309.
  • Canal, D., Dávila, J.A., De Nova, P.J.G., Ferrero, M.E. y Potti, J. 2009. Polymorphic microsatellite markers isolated from a southern European population of pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca iberiae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1375-1379
  • Cordero, P. J., Llorente, V., Cordero, P. y Ortego, J. 2009. Recognizing taxonomic units in the field – The case of the crickets Oecanthus dulcisonans (Gorochov, 1993) and O. pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae): implications for their distribution and conservation in Southern Europe. Zootaxa, 2284: 63-68.
  • De Nova, P. J. G., Fargallo, J. A., Vergara, P. y Dávila, J. A. 2009. Isolation of ten polymorphic microsatellites from the Eurasian kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1460-1559
  • Espelta, J.M., Bonal, R. y Sánchez-Humanes, B. 2009. Pre-dispersal acorn predation in mixed oak forests: interspecific differences are driven by the interplay among seed phenology, seed size and predator size. Journal of Ecology, 97: 1416-1423.
  • García-Navas, V., Ortego, J. y Sanz, J. J. 2009. Heterozygosity-based assortative mating in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): implications for the evolution of mate choice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biology Sciences, 276: 2931-2940.
  • García-Vigón, E., Veiga, J.P. y Cordero, P. J. 2009. Male feeding rate and extrapair paternity in the facultatively polygynous spotless starling. Animal Behaviour, 78: 1335-1341.
  • Gonçalves, H.; Martínez-Solano, I.; Pereira, R.; Carvalho, B.; García-París, M.; Ferrand, N. 2009. High levels of population subdivision in a morphologically conserved Mediterranean toad (Alytes cisternasii) result from recent, multiple refugia: evidence from mtDNA, microsatellites and nuclear genealogies. Molecular Ecology, 18: 5143-5160.
  • Martínez-Solano, I.; Lawson, R. 2009. Escape to Alcatraz: evolutionary history of slender salamanders (Batrachoseps) on the islands of San Francisco Bay. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9: 38
  • Munoz, A., Bonal, R. y Diaz, M. 2009. Ungulates, rodents, shrubs: interactions in a diverse Mediterranean ecosystem. Basic and Applied Ecology, 10: 151-160.
  • Ortego, J. y Cordero, P. J. 2009. PCR-based detection and genotyping of haematozoa (Protozoa) parasitizing eagle owls, Bubo bubo. Parasitology Research, 104: 467-470.
  • Ortego, J., Bonal, R, Cordero, P. J. y Aparicio, J. M. 2009. Phylogeography of the Iberian populations of Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae), a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented hypersaline environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97: 623-633.
  • Ortego, J., Zapero, L., Calabuig, G., Cordero, P. J. y Aparicio, J. M. 2009. Physiological response to stress in fledgling lesser kestrels Falco naumanni: the role of physical condition, sex and individual genetic diversity. Ibis, 151: 559-567.
  • Ortego, J., Calabuig, G., Bonal, R., Muñoz, A., Aparicio, J. M. y Cordero, P. J. 2009. Temporal variation of heterozygosity-based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 2488-2495.

AÑO 2008

  • Blanco-Aguiar, J. A., González-Jara, P., Ferrero, M. E., Sánchez-Barbudo, I., Virgós, E., Villafuerte, R. y Dávila, J. A. 2008. Assessment of game restocking contributions to anthropogenic hybridization: the case of the Iberian red-legged partridge. 2008. Animal Conservation 11: 535-545
  • Bloor, P. y Dávila, J. A. 2008. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the lizard Psammodromus algirus (Squamata: Lacertidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 631-633

AÑO 2007

  • Fargallo, J. A., Martínez-Padilla, J., Toledano-Díaz, A., Santiago-Moreno, J. y Dávila, J. A. 2007. Sex and testosterone effects on growth, immunity and melanin coloration of nestling Eurasian kestrels. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 201-209
  • Cardia, P., Ferrero, M. E., Gonçalves, D., Dávila, J. A. y Ferrand, N. 2007. Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci from Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) and their cross-utility in related species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 130-132
  • Pérez, M., Branco, M., Llavona, A., Ribeiro, P. A., Santos, A. M., Hawkins, S. J., Dávila, J. A., Presa, P. y Alexandrino, P. 2007. Development of microsatellite loci for the black-footed limpet, Patella depressa, and cross-amplification in two other Patella species. Conservation Genetics 8: 739-742
  • Elmer, K. R., Dávila, J. A. y Lougheed, S. C. 2007. Applying new inter-individual approaches to assess fine-scale population genetic diversity in a neotropical frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni. Heredity 99: 506-515
  • Elmer, K. R., Dávila, J. A. y Lougheed, S. C. 2007. Cryptic diversity and deep divergence in an upper Amazonian frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 247
  • Ferrero, M. E., González-Jara, P., Blanco-Aguiar, J. A., Sánchez-Barbudo, I. y Dávila, J. A. 2007. Sixteen new polymorphic microsatellite markers isolated for red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) and related species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1349-1351

AÑO 2006

  • Vergara, P., Aguirre, J. I., Fargallo, J. A. y Dávila, J. A. 2006. Nest-site fidelity and breeding success in White Stork Ciconia ciconia. Ibis 148: 672-677
  • Elmer, K. R., Dávila, J. A. y Lougheed, S. C. 2006. Isolation of simple and compound polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellites for the neotropical leaflitter frog Eleutherodactylus ockendeni (Leptodactylidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 891-893
  • Fargallo, J. A., Polo, V., De Neve, L., Martín, J., Dávila, J. A., y Soler, M. 2006. Hatching order and size-dependent mortality in relation to brood sex ratio composition in chinstrap penguins. Behavioral Ecology 17: 772-778

AÑO 2004

  • Blanco, G., Jiménez, B., Frías, O., Millán, J. y Dávila, J. A. 2004. Contamination with nonessential metals from a solid-waste incinerator correlates with nutritional and immunological stress in prefledgling black kites (Milvus migrans). Environmental Research 94: 94- 101
  • Fargallo, J. A., Dávila, J. A., Potti, J., De León, A. y Polo, V. 2004. Nest size and hatchling sex ratio in chinstrap penguins. Polar Biology 27: 339-343
  • Martínez-Padilla, J., Martínez, J., Dávila, J. A., Merino, S., Moreno, J. y Millán, J. 2004. Within-brood size differences, sex and parasites determine blood stress protein levels in Eurasian kestrel nestlings. Functional Ecology 18: 426-434
  • Scott, C., Foose, T., Morales, J. C., Fernando, P., Melnick, D. J., Boag, P. T., Dávila, J. A. y Van Coeverden De Groot, P. J. 2004. Optimization of novel polymorphic microsatellites in the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 194

AÑO 2003

  • Austin, J. D., Dávila, J. A., Lougheed, S. C. y Boag, P. T. 2003. Genetic evidence for female-biased dispersal in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae). Molecular Ecology 12: 3165-3172
  • Blanco, G., Martínez-Padilla, J., Dávila, J. A., Serrano, D. y Viñuela, J. 2003. First evidence of sex differences in the duration of avian embryonic period: consequences for sibling competition in sexually dimorphic birds. Behavioral Ecology 14: 702-706
  • Florescu A., Dávila J. A., Scott C., Fernando P., Kellner K., Morales J. C., Melnick D., Boag P.T. y Van Coeverden De Groot, P. 2003. Polymorphic Microsatellites In White Rhinoceros. Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 344-345
  • Martínez, J., Blanco, G., Serrano, D., Dávila, J. A., Viñuela, J. 2003. Mass provisioning to different-sex eggs within the laying sequence: consequences for adjustment of reproductive effort in a sexually dimorphic bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 831-838

AÑO 2002

  • Potti, J., Dávila, J. A., Tella, J.L., Frías, O. y Villar, S. 2002. Gender and viability selection on morphology in fledgling pied flycatchers. Molecular Ecology 11: 1317- 1326
  • Blanco, G., Dávila, J. A., López Setiem, J. A., Rodríguez y R., Martínez, F. 2002. Sex-biased initial eggs favours son in the slightly size-dimorphic Scops owl (Otus scops). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 1-7

YEAR 2011

  • Ortego, j., Aguirre, M.P., Cordero, P.J. (2011) the grasshopper of the salt marshes: an ortoptero of highly fragmented distribution. Quercus, 308: 26-31.

Year 2010

  • Calabuig, G., Ortego, J., Cordero, P. J. and Aparicio, J. M. 2010. The selection of habitat to reproduce in the lesser Kestrel. Newspaper of the Museum National de Sciences natural, 11: 11.
  • Davila, J. A., of Nova, P. J. G., Cadenas, R. and San Jose, C. 2010. Study on the genetic map of the Red-legged Partridge in Andalusia. Trophy. April 38-39

YEAR 2009

  • Bonal, r., Muñoz, a., Espelta, J. M. and Pulido, f. j. 2010. "The beetles perforators of them fruit of Oaks, Oaks, chestnut and Hazel: biology, damage and treatments". Leaves disseminators of the Ministry of environment, Rural and marine affairs. Editions MARM, Madrid, Spain.
  • Cordero, P.J. and Llorente, V. 2009. An insect rediscovered: the silver rattlesnake cricket. Quercus, 286: 32-38.
  • Cordero, P.J. and Rodriguez-Teijeiro, J.D. 2009. Failure to observe birds and suggestion: the pale swift Apus apus. Ornithological Yearbook of Ciudad Real 2006 - 2007: 135-140.
  • Martinez-Solano, I.; Buckley, D.; Pereira, D. 2009. The species Darwin, and its origin. Quercus, 285 (November 2009): 16-23
  • Ortego, J. and Cordero, P. J. 2009. Many species of Orthoptera may be threatened. Newspaper of the Museum National de Sciences natural, 8: 11.
  • Ortego, j. 2009. Darwin: a pioneer in the study of inbreeding. Newspaper of the National Museum of natural sciences, 10: 6.

AÑO 2008

  • Cordero P.J., LLORENTE V. and APARICIO, J.M. new species of grillo cantor for the Iberian peninsula.
    Quercus 269: 45. (2008)

AÑO 2007

  • G. CALABUIG, ORTEGO J., Cordero P.J. and APARICIO, J.M. The plundering of old tile threatens the lesser Kestrel in rural Spain. Quercus 252: 14-17 (2007)

2011:

  • Title: promiscuity in the strategy of reproduction of the Starling black: causes and consequences.
    Author: Elena García González
    DIRECTOR (s): Pedro J. Cordero and Jose Pablo Veiga
    University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
    Faculty/school: Faculty of biology.
    RATING: outstanding Cum Laude.

2009:

  • Title: The role of social information on the breeding habitat selection of the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni)
    Author: Gustau Calabuig i Penades
    DIRECTOR (is): José Miguel Aparicio and Pedro J. Cordero
    University: University of Castilla - La Mancha (UCLM)
    Faculty/school: Research Institute resources Cinegéticos (IREC) and Department of forestry, genetic science and technology
    RATING: outstanding Cum Laude.

2007:

  • Title: Causes and consequences of genetic diversity in the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni)
    Author: Joaquín Lozano Ortego
    DIRECTOR (is): José Miguel Aparicio and Pedro J. Cordero
    University: University of Castilla - La Mancha (UCLM)
    Faculty/school: Research Institute resources Cinegéticos (IREC) and Department of forestry, genetic science and technology
    RATING: outstanding Cum Laude.

2005:

  • Title: Factors determining the breeding success of common kestrel Falco tinnunculus on the island of Tenerife
    Author: José Hidalgo Carrillo
    DIRECTOR (s): José Miguel Aparicio
    University: University of the lagoon
    Faculty/school: Faculty of biology