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Wildlife Toxicology

The White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) is the subject of our studies as it is a threatened duck with a high incidence of plumbism (Photo: MA Taggart).

El Research Group in Wildlife Toxicology or Ecotoxicology of the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) was created in the middle of 2003 and since then it has worked in the assessment of exposure to different types of toxins in wildlife, as well as to study the effects that they can have on the individual and on the conservation of populations. In addition, we study the food safety implicationsthat this type of contamination supposes for game meat.

The pollutants and scenarios studied are diverse and include the pesticides and fertilizers used in agriculture, heavy metal contamination originated by old mining activities in areas that are currently dedicated to the production of big game and livestock, the contamination associated with the use of lead ammunition or theimpact of toxins and microbiological agents in the quality of game meat.

Currently, the Research Group in Wildlife Toxicology of the IREC is part of the CSIC Ecotoxicology thematic network, the Wildlife Toxicology Interest Group from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the European Raptor Biomonitoring Facility.

Group members

Professional profiles of the scientific staff of the Research Group in Wildlife Toxicology of the Institute for Game and Wildlife Research (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM).

Andres Esteso, Maria de las Mercedes

Technical staff - CSIC

mariamercedes.andres@uclm.es

Phone: 926295211

Bolivar Muñoz, Paula

Predoctoral researcher - UCLM

paula.bolivar@uclm.es

Phone: 926295450; Ext: 96707

Camarero Abella, Pablo R.

Laboratory technician specialist - UCLM

PabloR.Camarero@uclm.es

Phone: 926052714

Fernandez Vizcaino, Elena

Predoctoral researcher - UCLM

Elena.Fernandez@uclm.es

Phone: 926295211

Gonzalez Lopez, Samuel

Pre-doctoral researcher - CSIC

samuel.gonzalez@uclm.es

Phone: 926295211

Jimenez-Penuela, Jessica

Postdoctoral researcher - UCLM

jessica.jimenez@uclm.es

Phone:

Martinez Haro, Monica

Senior scientist - CSIC

monica.martinez@uclm.es

Phone:

Mateo Soria, Rafael

Full Professor - UCLM

rafael.mateo@uclm.es

Phone: 926052758

Ortiz Santaliestra, Manuel Eloy

Vice Principal | Full professor - UCLM

ManuelE.Ortiz@uclm.es

Phone: 926052522

Sánchez Sánchez-Barbudo, Inés

Higher Specialized Technician - CSIC

Ines.Sanchez@uclm.es

Phone: 926295450; Ext: 96635

Santamaria Cervantes, Claudia

Predoctoral researcher - UCLM

Claudia.santamaria@uclm.es

Phone: 926295450; Ext: 96707

Associate members

Alumni

Visiting foreign researchers

  • Fortino, Stefania. University of the Studies of Siena, Italy. [01/03/2011-15/05/2011].
  • Fritsch, Clementine. University of France-Comté-CNRS, France. [03/09/2012-28/09/2012].
  • Kerninon, Leah. Grenoble University, France. [11/05/2015-31/07/2015].
  • Aloupi, Maria. University of the Aegean, Greece. [07/03/2016-10/03/2016].
  • Smiths, Judith. University of Calgary, Canada. [17/01/2017-16/07/2017].
  • Durkalec, Maciej. Panstwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny (National Veterinary Research), Poland. [03/04/2017-30/02-09/2017].
  • Buck, Annika. Koblenz University Landau, Germany. [22/05/2017-21/07/2017].
  • Leighton, Gaby. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Binkowski, Lukasz. Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland.
  • Cazenave, Jimena. National Institute of Limnology, CONICET-National University of the Coast, Argentina.
An Iberian deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) appears at the foot of the Horcajo Mine dump in the province of Ciudad Real (Author: R. Mateo).

Heavy metal pollution caused by mining activity

The mining activity focused on heavy metals leaves a legacy of contamination due to high levels of heavy metals in soils and plants that are also transferred to the animals that inhabit these areas, including game species, livestock and their meat. In this topic we work studying the sublethal effects of contamination in animals exposed in the field, as well as the repercussions that this entails in terms of food safety.

Lead shot ecotoxicology: poisoning in birds and implications in food toxicology

The accumulation of lead shot in wetland sediments around hunting posts produces high prevalences of lead poisoning in waterfowl in Spain. Currently, after the prohibition of lead shot for hunting in wetlands, we are beginning to observe a lower rate of lead shot ingestion, which in turn is reflected in less contamination of game meat. In this line, work is being done on the effects of lead on birds, both in the field and experimentally, and on the implications of this contamination at the population level and on the food safety of game meat.

Study of the effect of pesticides and other agrochemicals on game species in agricultural environments

The use of pesticides in agriculture has a negative impact on the sustainability of hunting. The effects of the use of agrochemicals can be both indirect, due to the reduction of biodiversity and the usable biomass of game species, as well as the direct toxic effect that some pesticides can have on animals. In this line, work is being done by studying the risk of exposure and the effects of pesticides and other agrochemicals on wild animals through field and experimental studies.

Contents of the gizzard of a European pochard (Aythya ferina) with grit fractions of different sizes and with lead (chalk) and steel (reddish) shot (Author: R. Mateo).

Diagnosis of accidental and intentional poisoning in wildlife and reduction of poison use through the use of conditioned chemical aversion

One of the most important causes of mortality in wildlife is intentional poisoning through the illegal use of poison to kill predators that produce losses in livestock, hunting and agricultural productions. In this line, work is being done on techniques for the diagnosis of poisoning using chemical analysis techniques and biomarkers. The monitoring carried out makes it possible to obtain useful epidemiological data for better control of the illegal use of poison. In recent years we have worked on the use of conditioned aversion to certain prey items through the use of chemical substances with the aim of reducing the predation conflict and thus the motivation for the use of poison.

Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in wildlife

Organochlorine compounds such as p,p'-DDE (DDT metabolite) are accumulated in the tissues of animals that occupy high levels of the trophic chain, such as all predators, leading to adverse effects on reproduction, immune function or other mechanisms mediated by the endocrine system. In this line, we study the factors that define the risk of exposure to persistent pollutants and the effects that these can have on animals in the field.

Chemical contamination in the Tablas de Daimiel due to wastewater discharges

Several wetlands from La Mancha receive sewage water treated more or less directly from nearby populations. The Tablas de Daimiel suffers the effect of discharges through the two rivers that supply them, the Gigüela and the Guadiana, since the towns located upstream lack effective discharge treatment systems. Wastewater discharges, in addition to negatively affecting the physicochemical parameters of the water, carry chemical contaminants of many different types. This line ranges from effects on the development of aquatic macrophytes to effects of endocrine disruption in waterfowl.

The use of herbicides affects the availability of habitat for many species, including game species. (Author: R. Mateo).

Development of biomarkers and non-invasive methods in wildlife toxicology

Transversally, we work on the study of new biomarkers and sampling methods that do not involve the capture of the animals to be studied. In some cases it is possible to assess the exposure to contaminants and the appearance of effects of said exposure in non-invasive samples like feces or feathers. Many of these biomarkers that we work with (oxidative stress, vitamins, carotenoids, porphyrins, and biliverdin) are useful for other research groups as individual quality markers.

Botulism in waterfowl

Wetlands in La Mancha, like most Spanish wetlands, present sporadic outbreaks of botulismthat can kill thousands of waterfowl. The detection and quantification of the botulinum toxin gene by the real-time PCR technique helps us to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks. In this line, the epidemiology of this disease in La Mancha wetlands has been studied.

Griffon vulture secondarily intoxicated by eating the corpse of a poisoned fox (Author: R. Mateo).
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Effect of chronic exposure to lead on resistance to oxidative stress and semen quality of Iberian red deer.
    FINANCING ENTITY: University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
    DURATION: From 05/2004 to 05/2005.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 5.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Preliminary evaluation of agricultural management on biodiversity in Spain.
    FINANCING ENTITY: DGI-MEC (CGL2004-02568/BOS).
    DURATION: From 2004 to 2007.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Javier Vinuela.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 60.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Evaluation of the impact of chemical contamination in the Community of Madrid through the use of the white stork as sentinel species.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous Community of Madrid (Project GR/AMB/0738/2004).
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Begoña Jiménez.
    DURATION: From 01/2005 to 12/2005.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 22.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of the risk of botulism poisoning in white-headed duck and other species of aquatic birds in the Daimiel Tables and nearby wetlands.
    FINANCING ENTITY: OA National Parks MMA (99/2003).
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    DURATION: From 04/2005 to 03/2008.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 35.765.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Non-invasive study of lead exposure in the Iberian imperial eagle and other sensitive birds of prey in the National Parks network.
    FINANCING ENTITY: OA National Parks MMA (97/2003).
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Begoña Jiménez.
    DURATION: From 03/2005 to 03/2008.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 31.625.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Identification of adverse effects on game species of contamination by heavy metals and implications for the consumption of their meat.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Education and Science, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (PCC-05-004-2).
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    DURATION: From 06/2005 to 12/2007.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 41.700.
Egg of black-billed pagan (Gelochelidon nilotica), a species that currently still has very high levels of organochlorine pesticides (Author: A. Pérez de Vargas).
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of poisons in wildlife.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of the Environment, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (PREG-07-13).
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    DURATION: From 16/05/2007 to 31/12/2008.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 59.400.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Contamination by heavy metals in hunting and livestock in the mining area of ​​Sierra Madrona-Valle de Alcudia.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Education and Science, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (PCI-08-0096).
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    DURATION: From 1/1/2008 to 31/12/2010.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 80.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Lead poisoning in waterfowl: effect of the introduction of corrective environmental measures.
    FINANCING ENTITY: MEC (CGL2007-62797).
    DURATION: From 1/10/2007 to 10/9/2010.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 84.700.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Microbiological quality of big game meat: epidemiology of enteric zoonotic bacteria, evaluation of critical points and repercussions both in public health and in diseases shared with domestic cattle.
    FINANCING ENTITY: INIA (FAU2008-00021-C03-03).
    DURATION: From /2009 to /2011.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Dolors Vidal Roig.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 49.320.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Study of the health risks for waterfowl associated with the supply of the Tablas de Daimiel and other La Mancha wetlands with treated urban wastewater.
    FINANCING ENTITY: MARM, OAPN 035/2009.
    DURATION: From 18/12/2009 to 17/12/2012.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 45.425.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Immunotoxic and reproductive effects of lead in birds affected by the ingestion of pellets.
    FINANCING ENTITY: MICINN, CGL2010-17030/BOS.
    DURATION: From 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 114.950.
Fences to study the growth of charophytes in the Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park (Author: R. Mateo).
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Evaluation of the environmental impact of chemical contamination on the avifauna of the Tablas de Daimiel.
    FINANCING ENTITY: OAPN, 755/2012.
    DURATION: From 04/12/2012 to 03/12/2015.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 85.042,50.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: GENEROSI- Contaminant-driven genetic erosion: consequences on the viability of Amphibia populations.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal).
    DURATION: From 06/2013 to 06/2016.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Isabel Lopes.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 198.664.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Development of strategies against the poisoning of wild fauna through the control of predation by conditioned chemical aversion.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CGL2013-40975-R).
    DURATION: From 01/2014 to 12/2017.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafel Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 217.800.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Lead and Mercury Contamination in Aquatic Organisms in Mining Areas and Restoration Planning.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 09/2014 to 09/2017.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafel Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 70.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Characterization of exposure and toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides used as seed treatment in a granivorous bird species (Zenaida auriculata, Columbidae).
    FINANCING ENTITY: EMHE-CSIC. “Enhancing Mobility between Latin-American and Caribbean countries and Europe”.
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2020.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafel Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 25.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: CA16224 – European Raptor Biomonitoring Facility (ERBFacility).
    FINANCING ENTITY: COST Action EU Framework Program Horizon 2020.
    DURATION: From 2017 to 2021.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafel Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 600.000.
Bird feces make it possible to determine exposure to heavy metals and, in turn, to observe the effects that these metals have on the synthesis of porphyrins (Author: AJ Green).
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Can a red seed be green? Refinement of exposure assessment to minimize risk to granivorous birds from pesticide-treated seed?
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CGL2016-75278-R).
    DURATION: From 12/2016 to 12/2019.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 168.190.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Validation of non-invasive methods for the analysis of contaminants in reptiles.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Provincial Council of Ciudad Real.
    DURATION: From 12/2016 to 09/2017.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra-
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 10.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Evaluation and mitigation of risks associated with exposure to agrochemicals for the red partridge in Castilla-La-Mancha.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Community Board of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM) (SBPLY/17/180501/000245).
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2021.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr François Mougeot.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 133.562.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Additional staffing of the Ramón y Cajal contract.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
    DURATION: From 2016 to 2020.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 40.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Additional funding for the Juan de la Cierva-Incorporation contract.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
    DURATION: From 2015 to 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Monica Martinez Haro.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 6.000.
Botulism outbreaks affect numerous species of birds, including endangered ones such as the White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) (Author: I. Anza).
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Characterization of exposure and toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides used as seed treatment in a granivorous bird species (Zenaida auriculata, Columbidae).
    FINANCING ENTITY: EMHE-CSIC Program. “Enhancing Mobility between Latin-American and Caribbean countries and Europe” (MHE-200061).
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2020.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 25.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Diclofenac and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ketoprofen, carprofen, flunixin) in avian scavengers in the Iberian Peninsula (D16ZO-046-MAF-AvianScaven).
    FINANCING ENTITY: D16ZO-046 – Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife Studies.
    DURATION: From 2016 to 2019.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Rafael Mateo (PI Ignacio Marco, UAB).
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 132.808.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Acquisition of the toxicology laboratory of the Hunting Resources Research Institute. Ref EI-IDI-2018-005.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Castilla La Mancha Community Board, FEDER Operational Program 2014-2020.
    DURATION 2018-2020
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 243.722,16.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal).
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2021.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME (PI: Isabel Lopes, University of Aveiro).
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 232.535,71.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: CA18221 – PEsticide RISk AssessmentMent for Amphibians and Reptiles (PERIAMAR).
    FINANCING ENTITY: COST Action EU Framework Program Horizon 2020.
    DURATION: From 2019 to 2023.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 555.000.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Application of innovative tools to reduce damage caused by the wolf in livestock in Castilla-La Mancha.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
    DURATION 2022-2025
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 232.080,25.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Causes and effects of high selenium levels in Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park and relationship with drought-flood cycles.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous Organization of National Parks.
    DURATION 2021-2024
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 62.272,50.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Unraveling the pathway of adverse effects of triazole fungicides on birds and tools for their regulatory risk assessment.
    FINANCING ENTITY: University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
    DURATION 2021-2025
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 180.653,00.
Toxicology Laboratory of the Wildlife Toxicology Group of the Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM).
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Study of the effect of the garter and the anti-garter in passerine birds.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Royal Spanish Hunting Federation.
    DURATION: From 01/2004 to 12/2004.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Javier Vinuela.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Service contract for carrying out the analyzes required within the program of actions for the conservation of the Iberian lynx in Andalusia.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Egmasa – Junta de Andalucía.
    DURATION: From 12/2004 to 12/2005.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo (part of toxicology).
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Study of the involvement of toxins produced by cyanobacteria in the mortalities of waterfowl in the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Valencian generalitat.
    DURATION: From 05/2006 to 12/2006.
    AMOUNT: € 12.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Catalan Forestry – Generalitat de Catalunya.
    DURATION: From 07/2006 to 12/2006.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Develop activities in the field of chemical and toxicological research that can help establish the causes of mortality or intoxication of wildlife species.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 07/2006 to 12/2006.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Services for the toxicological evaluation of species included in the catalog of threatened species (Years 2006 and 2007).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 12/2006 to 12/2007.
    IMPORTE: €79.500.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
Necropsy of a female mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) for sampling and analysis of exposure to environmental pollutants.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Study of the efficiency of the contribution of grit to reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in Andalusian wetlands and monitoring of the exposure to lead of the greylag goose in Doñana by analyzing their feces.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Ministry of the Environment, Junta de Andalucía.
    DURATION: From 2006 to 2008.
    AMOUNT: € 138,040.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. AJ Green (Doñana Biological Station, EBD-CSIC).
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Forestry Catalan-Generalitat of Catalonia.
    DURATION: From 02/2007 to 12/2007.
    AMOUNT: € 7.140.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Develop activities in the field of chemical and toxicological research that can help establish the causes of mortality or intoxication of wildlife species.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2007 to 31/12/2008.
    AMOUNT: € 13.920.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/ADMINISTRATION FUNDINGA: Forestal Catalana-Generalitat de Catalunya.
    DURATION: From 01/2008 to 12/2008.
    AMOUNT: € 7.500.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Hiring for the toxicological evaluation of cataloged species of the Natura 2000 Network (Year 2008).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 11/2008 to 12/2008.
    AMOUNT: € 49.938.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of carcass sample extracts and NSAID research.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
    DURATION: From 12/2008 to 03/2010.
    AMOUNT: € 12.802.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr Mark Taggart.
Sampling of internal tissues of deer and wild boar in hunts to determine the exposure of wild ungulate populations to environmental contamination derived from the presence of abandoned mining operations.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Forestry Catalan-Generalitat of Catalonia.
    DURATION: From 01/2009 to 31/12/2009.
    AMOUNT: € 7.800.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of cataloged species of the Natura 2000 network (Year 2009).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 02/2009 to 12/2009.
    AMOUNT: € 49.938.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2009 to 12/2009.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of poison in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 07/2009 to 12/2009.
    AMOUNT: € 15.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on the red partridge in Spain.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Royal Spanish Hunting Federation.
    DURATION: From 04/2010 to 03/2013.
    AMOUNT: € 96.621.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: NSAID residues in vulture food sources in India.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
    DURATION: From 06/2010 to 02/2011.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 36.910,00.
Avian botulism is a common intoxication in waterfowl around the world caused by a bacterial toxin that proliferates during the hot months of the year.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Forestry Catalan-Generalitat of Catalonia.
    DURATION: From 02/2010 to 12/2010.
    AMOUNT: € 7.934.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of cataloged species of the Natura 2000 network (Year 2010).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 09/2010 to 12/2010.
    AMOUNT: € 57.985,20.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2010 to 12/2010.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of poison in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 05/2010 to 12/2010.
    AMOUNT: € 18.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Ornithological monitoring of the Tablas de Daimiel National Park.
    COMPANY/ADMINISTRATION FUNDINGA: TRAGSA (FGUCLM).
    DURATION: From 2011 to 2012.
    AMOUNT: € 122.615,17.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Forestry Catalan-Generalitat of Catalonia.
    DURATION: From 02/2011 to 12/2011.
    AMOUNT: € 7.800.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
The exposure of partridges to phytosanitary products used in agriculture constitutes a threat to the conservation of their wild populations.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 07/2011 to 12/2011.
    AMOUNT: € 47.165.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2011 to 12/2011.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of poison in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 01/2011 to 12/2011.
    AMOUNT: € 18.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis and toxicological reports and advice on technical issues of toxicology of the samples obtained by the forensic veterinary service.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Catalan Forestry (CSIC).
    DURATION: From 01/2012 to 12/2012.
    AMOUNT: € 7.800.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of wild fauna (UCLM).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 01/2012 to 12/2012.
    AMOUNT: € 51.183,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2012 to 12/2012.
    AMOUNT: € 6.960.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
The use of seeds shielded with phytosanitary products in intensive agricultural systems is one of the main routes of exposure of wild partridges to these toxic products.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of poison in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 01/2012 to 12/2012.
    AMOUNT: € 18.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 01/2013 to 12/2013.
    AMOUNT: € 39.960,25.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2013 to 12/2013.
    AMOUNT: 7.088,88 €.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of poison in wildlife (Year 2013).
    FINANCING COMPANY/ADMINISTRATION: Castilla-La Mancha Community Board (JCCM).
    DURATION: From 01/2013 to 12/2013.
    AMOUNT: € 21.000.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of lithium in goat and sheep samples.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    DURATION: From 2013 to 2013.
    AMOUNT: € 3.460,66.
    IRESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of rodenticides in bustard liver (Year 2013).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: National Museum of Natural Sciences.
    DURATION: From 2013 to 2013.
    AMOUNT: € 1.391,50.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
Abandoned mining waste is one of the main sources of polluting toxic metal emissions into the environment.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Determination of heavy metals in different organisms.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Doñana Biological Station (UCLM).
    DURATION: From 2013 to 2014.
    AMOUNT: € 2.178,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of endangered species of wildlife (Year 2014).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Department of the Environment-General Directorate of the Natural Environment. Government of Aragon (UCLM).
    DURATION: From 01/2014 to 12/2014.
    AMOUNT: € 39.973,56.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in natural environment. Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Planning.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Community of Madrid (FGUCLM).
    DURATION: From 01/2014 to 12/2014.
    AMOUNT: € 7.088,88.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Service for the analysis of use of poisons and conditions in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: General Directorate of Forests and Natural Spaces, JCCM. (UCLM).
    DURATION: From 01/2014 to 12/2014.
    AMOUNT: € 10.065,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological evaluation of endangered species of wild fauna. Year 2015. Department of the Environment-General Directorate of the Natural Environment (Year 2015).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon. (UCLM).
    DURATION: From 01/2015 to 12/2015.
    AMOUNT: € 36.233,45.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Community of Madrid (FGUCLM).
    DURATION: From 02/2015 to 12/2015.
    AMOUNT: € 9.510.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
The use of poisoned baits is an illegal practice that threatens the conservation of many birds of prey, such as the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus).
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of biological samples from cases suspected of illegal use of poison (Year 2016).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016.
    AMOUNT: € 21.000,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY
    :UCLM.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Preparation of technical guidelines for the control of bioaccumulative substances in cataloged species.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016.
    AMOUNT: € 14.000,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: CSIC.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016.
    AMOUNT: € 8.300,60.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: FGUCLM.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Biological relevance of the magnitude of effects (considering mortality, sub-lethal and reproductive effects) observed in studies with amphibians and reptiles in view of population level impacts on amphibians and reptiles.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and University of Koblenz-Landau.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 01/2017.
    AMOUNT: € 35.806,26.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY:UCLM.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of bait or animal samples to determine toxic substances.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Navarre.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 1.452,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: FGUCLM.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of the Balearic Islands.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016,
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 4.719,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: FGUCLM.
Veterinary drug residues can be the cause of massive vulture mortality, constituting a serious threat to their conservation.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analyzes of organochlorines and other organic compounds in bat faeces.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: CNRS-SCTD.
    DURATION: From 01/2016 to 12/2016.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 3.000,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: FGUCLM.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Service for the analysis of lead levels and other biomarkers in samples of birds of prey and the analysis of levels of diclofenac and other anti-inflammatories in tissues of corpses available for feeding necrophagous birds.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: TRAGSATEC
    DURATION: From 11/2016 to 05/2016.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 26.360,00.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY: CSIC.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of biological samples from cases with suspected illegal use of poison (Year 2017).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: From 04/2017 to 12/2017.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 21.600.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY:UCLM.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: From 01/2017 to 12/2017.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 8.300,60.
    MANAGEMENT ENTITY:UCLM.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Risk assessment of lead poisoning in bearded vultures in the French Allps in the context of the Life GypHelp Project (Life13 NAT/FR/000093)”.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Asters – The Association of Nature and Management in Haute-Savoie, France.
    DURATION: From 2016 to 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 12.000.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of biological samples from cases with suspected illegal use of poison (Year 2018).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
The use of anticoagulant rodenticides in the fight against vole pests puts the conservation of many species of wildlife at risk.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 8.300,60.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Service for the analysis of the use of poisons and affectation to wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2019.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 13.642,75.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Catalonia.
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2019.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 4.900,50.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Cantabria.
    DURATION: 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 6.171,00.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Consortium for the Recovery of the Fauna of the Balearic Islands.
    DURATION: 2018
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 2.904,00.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Assessing the risk of exposure to pesticide-treated chemicals in the granívores ocells community in cereal and rapeseed crops in the province of Girona.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Girona Provincial Council.
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2019.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Mateo, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F. (PI: Gerard Bota, Center Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya).
    AMOUNT: € 65.381,00.
The introduction of environmental contaminants into wetlands entails significant changes in water quality and a risk to the conservation of wildlife species that depend on these ecosystems.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Development of analysis on griffon vulture and cinereous vultures.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.
    DURATION: 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 33.000.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2018.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    AMOUNT: € 2.000.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of biological samples from cases with suspected illegal use of poison (Year 2019).
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 9.528,75.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Service for the analysis of the use of poisons and affectation to wildlife.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 17.424.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Catalonia.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 4.900,50.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
Wildlife feces can be valuable non-invasive samples for detecting exposure and the effects of environmental contamination on individuals and populations.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Principality of Asturias.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 2.904,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Consortium for the Recovery of the Fauna of the Balearic Islands.
    DURATION: 2018.
    AMOUNT: € 3.630,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of La Rioja.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 2.976,60.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Government of Navarre.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 1.089,60.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Assessing the risk of exposure to pesticide-treated chemicals in the granívores ocells community in cereal and rapeseed crops in the province of Girona.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Girona Provincial Council.
    DURATION: From 2018 to 2019.
    AMOUNT: €65.381,00 (admitted to IREC: €8.632,33).
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Mateo, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F. (PI: Gerard Bota, Center Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya).
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of environmental contaminants in caracal samples.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: University of Cape Town, South Africa.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 5.000,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
Habitat alteration and the introduction of phytosanitary products into the environment are the main threats to the conservation of wild populations of steppe birds.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analysis of heavy metals in brown bear samples.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Brown Bear Foundation.
    DURATION: From 2019 to 2020.
    AMOUNT: € 10.000,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Analyzes of organochlorines, heavy metals and PBDEs in blood and fat samples of caracal.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: The Cape Leopard Trust.
    DURATION: From 2019 to 2020.
    AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis of three griffon vultures.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Environmental Management of Navarra, SA
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 1.089,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analysis in vultures and other birds of prey in Spain and Bulgaria.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Stichting Vulture Conservation Foundation.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 12.269,40.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Services of the IREC toxicology laboratory: Rodenticide analysis of a wolf.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Technologies and Agrarian Services SA SMEMP.
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 242,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: External advisory service to support Sarga in the analysis of the concentration of lindane and other HCH isomers in bird samples from the Bailín ravine.
    FINANCING ENTITY: TWILL.
    DURATION: 2021 - 2022.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.178,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Conferences aimed at farmers, hunting managers, personnel related to animal health, public health and hunting management on the management of species whose populations have increased.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 14.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Determination of anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, flunixin, carprofen, ketoprofen and meloxicam) by means of liquid chromatography coupled with spectrometry in blood samples of common vulture.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.815,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Detection of toxins in wildlife present in the natural environment of the Community of Madrid.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of the Environment, Local Administration and Territorial Planning of the Community of Madrid.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 9.528,75.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 9.528,75.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Avian choice test of a repellent used for maize seed treatment.
    FINANCING ENTITY: EDEN Research plc.
    DURATION: 2021 - 2022.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 38.597,46.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis.
    FINANCING ENTITY: NEIKER.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 6.316,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis.
    FINANCING ENTITY: NEIKER.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 871,20.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analyzes in cases with suspected poisoning at the Vallcalent Recovery Center in 2020.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Forestal Catalana, SA
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 4.356,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of golden eagle.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Biodiversity Node SL
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.108,90.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Principality of Asturias.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 3.267,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Principality of Asturias.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 3.630,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis and sexing of vultures.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Madrid.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 4.800,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    FINANCING ENTITY: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    FINANCING ENTITY: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Cantabria.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 6.534,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.541,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of the Balearic Islands.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 5.808,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of La Rioja.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.904,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of La Rioja.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 435,60.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Provincial Council of Álava.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 11.979,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Catalonia.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 10.890,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Forestal Catalana, SL
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 10.890,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of a case of poisoning of urban cats.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 363,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of rodenticides in polecat samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Barcelona Zoo Foundation.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.512,50.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of rodenticides in tawny owls.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 726,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of biological samples from cases suspected of illegal use of poison.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of biological samples from cases suspected of illegal use of poison.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of heavy metals in brown bear samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Brown Bear Foundation.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 7.865,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of heavy metals in brown bear samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Brown Bear Foundation.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 11.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of HCH isomers in three egg samples and one chick from a calf.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Aragonese Society of Agro-environmental Management, SLU
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 968,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of the impact of lead in birds.
    FINANCING ENTITY: SEO/Birdlife.
    DURATION: 2022 - 2023.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 36.300,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of anticoagulants in griffon vulture blood.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.057,00.
  • CONTRACT/PROJECT TITLE: Toxicological analyzes in cases with suspected poisoning at the Vallcalent Recovery Center in 2019.
    COMPANY/FINANCING ADMINISTRATION: Forestal Catalana, SA
    DURATION: 2019.
    AMOUNT: € 4.356,00.
    RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: External advisory service to support Sarga in the analysis of the concentration of lindane and other HCH isomers in bird samples from the Bailín ravine.
    FINANCING ENTITY: TWILL.
    DURATION: 2021 - 2022.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.178,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Conferences aimed at farmers, hunting managers, personnel related to animal health, public health and hunting management on the management of species whose populations have increased.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 14.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Determination of anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, flunixin, carprofen, ketoprofen and meloxicam) by means of liquid chromatography coupled with spectrometry in blood samples of common vulture.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.815,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Detection of toxins in wildlife present in the natural environment of the Community of Madrid.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Ministry of the Environment, Local Administration and Territorial Planning of the Community of Madrid.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 9.528,75.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Detection of toxins in wildlife.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 9.528,75.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Avian choice test of a repellent used for maize seed treatment.
    FINANCING ENTITY: EDEN Research plc.
    DURATION: 2021 - 2022.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 38.597,46.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis.
    FINANCING ENTITY: NEIKER.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 6.316,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis.
    FINANCING ENTITY: NEIKER.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 871,20.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analyzes in cases with suspected poisoning at the Vallcalent Recovery Center in 2020.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Forestal Catalana, SA
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 4.356,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of golden eagle.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Biodiversity Node SL
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.108,90.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Principality of Asturias.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 3.267,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animal samples and baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Principality of Asturias.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 3.630,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis and sexing of vultures.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Madrid.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 4.800,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    FINANCING ENTITY: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of various animals suspected of intoxication.
    FINANCING ENTITY: GREFA.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Cantabria.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 6.534,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.541,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of the Balearic Islands.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 5.808,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of La Rioja.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.904,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of La Rioja.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 435,60.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Toxicological analysis of animals suspected of poisoning and poisoned baits.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Provincial Council of Álava.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 11.979,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Catalonia.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 10.890,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Poison analysis in cases of wildlife mortality.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Forestal Catalana, SL
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 10.890,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of a case of poisoning of urban cats.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Madrid's community.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 363,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of rodenticides in polecat samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Barcelona Zoo Foundation.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 1.512,50.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of rodenticides in tawny owls.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 726,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of biological samples from cases suspected of illegal use of poison.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of biological samples from cases suspected of illegal use of poison.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Government of Aragon.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 18.077,40.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of heavy metals in brown bear samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Brown Bear Foundation.
    DURATION: 2021.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 7.865,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of heavy metals in brown bear samples.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Brown Bear Foundation.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 11.000,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of HCH isomers in three egg samples and one chick from a calf.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Aragonese Society of Agro-environmental Management, SLU
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 968,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of the impact of lead in birds.
    FINANCING ENTITY: SEO/Birdlife.
    DURATION: 2022 - 2023.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 36.300,00.
  • TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Analysis of anticoagulants in griffon vulture blood.
    FINANCING ENTITY: Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    DURATION: 2020.
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Rafael Mateo.
    GRANT AMOUNT: € 2.057,00.

Books

  • Mateo Soria, R., De la Torre Echávarri, JI (2020) The Hunt: An Evolving Challenge. IREC, Ciudad Real, Spain. ISBN 978-84-09-26236-6.
  • Mateo, R., Arroyo, A., Garcia, JT (Eds.) (2016) Current Trends in Wildlife Research. Wildlife Research Monographs 1. 293pp. Springer, Cham (Switzerland). ISBN 978-3-319-27912-1.

Book chapters

  • López-Perea, JJ, Mateo, R. 2018. Secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides and effects on predators. In: van den Brink, N., Elliott, JE, Shore, RF, Rattner, BA (Eds.). Anticoagulant Rodenticides and Wildlife. Series: Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology, Vol. 5. Pp. 159-193. Springer, Cham (Switzerland). ISBN 978-3-319-27912-
  • Arroyo, A., Mateo, R., Garcia, JT 2016. Trends in wildlife research: a bibliometric approach. In: Mateo, R., Arroyo, A., Garcia, JT (Eds.). Current Trends in Wildlife Research. Wildlife Research Monographs 1. Pp. 1-28. Springer, Cham (Switzerland). ISBN 978-3-319-27912-1
  • Mateo, R., Lacorte, S., Taggart, MA 2016. An overview of recent trends in wildlife ecotoxicology. In: Mateo, R., Arroyo, A., Garcia, JT (Eds.). Current Trends in Wildlife Research. Wildlife Research Monographs 1. Pp. 125-150. Springer, Cham (Switzerland). ISBN 978-3-319-27912-1.
  • Garcia, JT, Jimenez, J., Mateo, R., Arroyo, A. 2016. Wildlife research: towards a better coexistence between people and wildlife. In: Mateo, R., Arroyo, A., Garcia, JT (Eds.). Current Trends in Wildlife Research. Wildlife Research Monographs 1. Pp. 283-293.
  • Anza, I., Vidal., D., Sánchez-Prieto, S., Díaz-Sánchez, S., Martínez, C., Laguna, C., Chicote, A., Gosálbez, RU, Florín, M., Mateo , R. 2013. Study of the health risks for waterfowl associated with the supply of the Tablas de Daimiel and other La Mancha wetlands with treated wastewater. In: L. Ramírez & B. Asensio (Eds.) Research Projects in National Parks: 2009-2012. Autonomous Organization of National Parks. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Madrid Spain. pp. 7-24.
  • Ayres, C., Ayllón, E., Bosch, J., Montori, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, M., Sancho, V. 2013. Conservation and declines of amphibians in Spain. In: H. Heatwole & JW Wilkinson (Eds.) Amphibian Biology, Vol 11. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere. Part 3. Western Europe. Pelagic Publishing. Exeter, UK. pp. 87-91.
  • López-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. (2011). Impact of agricultural intensification and the use of agrochemicals on wildlife conservation. In: Organic Rainfed Agriculture. Meco Murillo, R., Lacasta Dutoit, C., Moreno Valencia, MM (Coord.), pp 357-376. Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture, Ediciones Mundi-Prensa. Madrid
  • Matthew, R. 2009. Lead poisoning in wild birds in Europe and the regulations adopted by different countries. In RT Watson, M. Fuller, M. Pokras, and WG Hunt, (Eds.). Ingestion of Lead from Spent Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans. The Pilgrim Fund. Boise, Idaho, USA, p. 71-98.
  • Matthew, R. 2009. Effects of pollution and ecotoxicology on harrier species. In: S. Alarcos, MJ Palacios and T. Álvarez (Coord.). Conservation and population status of eaglets in Eurasia. Extremadura joint. Badajoz, Spain, p. 71-80
  • Vidal, D., Taggart, MA, Höfle, U., González, R., Cifuentes, A., Sánchez-Hernández, L., Barcenilla, J., Jiménez, B., Green, AJ, Mateo, R. 2009 . Analysis of the risk of botulism poisoning in white-headed duck and other species of aquatic birds in the Daimiel Tables and nearby wetlands. In: L. Ramírez & B. Asensio (Eds.) Research Projects in National Parks 2005-2008. pp. 229-247. Autonomous Organization of National Parks. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Madrid Spain. pp. 7-24.

Publications in scientific journals

2021

  • Descalzo, E., Camarero, PR, Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Martinez-Haro, M., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Moreno-Opo, R., Mateo, R. 2021. Integrating active and passive monitoring to assess sublethal effects and mortality from lead poisoning in birds of prey. Science of the Total Environment 750:142260.
  • Dulsat-Masvidal, D.; Lourenco, R.; Lacorte, S.; D'Amico, M.; Albayrak, T.; Andevski, T; Aradis, A; Baltag, E.; Berger-Tal, O.; Berny, P.; Choresh, Y.; Guy, D.; Espin, E.; Garcia-Fernandez, A.; Gomez-Ramirez, P.; Hallgrimsson, G.; Jaspers, V.; Johansson, U.; Kovacs, A.; Krone, O.; Levits, M.; Martinez-Lopez, E.; Matthew, R.; Movalli, P.; Sanchez-Virosta, P.; Shore, R.; Valkama, J.; Vrezec, Al; Xirouchakis, S.; Walker, L.; Wernham, C. 2021. A review of constraints and solutions for collecting raptor samples and contextual data for a European Raptor Biomonitoring Facility. Science of the Total Environment 793:148599.
  • spin. S., Andevski, J., Duke, G., Eulaers, I., Gómez-Ramírez, P., Hallgrimsson, GT, Helander, B., Herzke, D., Jaspers, VLB, Krone, O., Lourenço, R., María-Mojica, P., Martínez-López, E., Mateo, R., Movalli, P., Sánchez-Virosta, P., Shore, RF, Sonne, C., van den Brink, NW, van Hattum, B., Vrezec, A., Wernham, C., García-Fernández, AJ 2021. A schematic sampling protocol for contaminant monitoring in raptors. Amble 50: 95 100
  • Fernández-Trujillo, S., López-Perea, JJ, Jiménez-Moreno, M., Martín-Doimeadios, RCR, Mateo, R. 2021. Metals and metalloids in freshwater fish from the floodplain of Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Spain. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 208:111602.
  • Herrero-Villar, M., Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR, Taggart, MA, Mateo, R.. 2021. Increasing incidence of barbiturate poisoning in avian scavengers and mammals in Spain. environmental pollution 284: 117452
  • Herrero-Villar, M., Delepoulle, E., Suarez-Regalado, L, Solano-Manrique C., Juan-Salles, C., Iglesias-Lebrija, JJ., Camarero, PR, Gonzalez, F., Alvarez, E. ., Mateo, R. 2021. First diclofenac poisoning in a wild avian scavenger in Europe. Science of the Total Environment 782: 146890
  • Laguna, C., López-Perea, JJ, Feliu, J., Jiménez-Moreno, M., Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC, Florín, M., Mateo, R. 2021. Nutrient enrichment and trace element accumulation in sediments caused by waterbird colonies at a Mediterranean semiarid floodplain. Science of the Total Environment 777:145748.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2021. Birds feeding on tebuconazole treated seeds have reduced breeding output. Environmental pollution 271:116292.
  • Pareja-Carrera, J., Martinez-Haro, M., Mateo, R., Rodríguez-Estival, J. 2021. Effect of mineral supplementation on lead bioavailability and toxicity biomarkers in sheep exposed to mining pollution. Environmental Research 110364 (In press).
  • Sanchez-Virosta, P., Zamora-Marín, JM, León-Ortega, M., Jiménez, PJ,. Rivas, S., Sánchez-Morales, L., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Zumbado, M., Luzardo, OP, Eeva, T., García-Fernández, AJ, Espín, S. 2021. Blood Toxic Elements and Effects on Plasma Vitamins and Carotenoids in Two Wild Bird Species: turdus merula and Columba livia. Toxics 9: 219
  • Tobajas J., Descalzo, E., Ferreras, P., Mateo, R., Margalida, A. 2021. Effects on carrion consumption in a mammalian scavenger community when dominant species are excluded. Mammalian Biology 101: 851 859
  • Tobajas, J., Descalzo, E., Villafuerte, R., Jiménez, J., Mateo, R., Ferreras, P. 2021. Conditioned odor aversion as a tool for reducing post-release predation during animal translocations. Animal Conservation (In press).

2020

  • Alabau, E., Mentaberre, G., Camarero, PR, Castillo-Contreras, R., Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Conejero, C., Fernández-Bocharán, MS, López-Olvera, JR, Mateo, R. 2020. Accumulation of diastereomers of anticoagulant rodenticides in wild boar from suburban areas: Implications for human consumers. Science of the Total Environment 738:139828.
  • Arrondo, E., Navarro, J., Perez-García, JM, Mateo, R., Camarero, PR, Martin-Doimeadios, RCR, Jiménez-Moreno, M., Cortés-Avizanda, A., Navas, I., García-Fernández, AJ, Sánchez-Zapata, JA, Donázar, JA 2020. Dust and bullets: Stable isotopes and GPS tracking disentangle lead sources for a large avian scavenger. Environmental pollution 266:115022.
  • Badry, A., Krone, O., Jaspers, VLB, Mateo, R., García-Fernández, A., Leivits, M., Shore, RF 2020. Towards harmonization of chemical monitoring using avian apex predators: Identification of key species for pan-European biomonitoring. Science of the Total Environment 731:139198.
  • Buck, A., Carrillo-Hidalgo, J., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2020. Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in common kestrel eggs from the Canary Islands: Spatiotemporal variations and effects on eggshell and reproduction. Chemosphere 261:127722.
  • Cantarero, A., Mateo, R., Camarero, P., Alonso, D., Fernandez-Eslava, B., Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2020. Testing the shared-pathway hypothesis in the carotenoid-based coloration of red crossbills. Evolution 74-10: 2348–2364.
  • Espín, S., Sánchez-Virosta, P., Zamora-Marín, JM, León-Ortega, M., Jiménez, P., Zamora-López, A., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Eeva, T. , Garcia-Fernandez, AJ 2020. Physiological effects of toxic elements on a wild nightjar species. Environmental pollution 263:114568.
  • Fernández-Vizcaíno, E., Fernández de Mera, IG, Mougeot, F., Mateo, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2020. Multi-level analysis of exposure to triazole fungicides through treated seed ingestion in the red-legged partridge. Environmental Research 189:109928.
  • Gil-Jiménez, E., Mateo, R., de Lucas, M., Ferrer, M. 2020. Feathers and hair as tools for non-destructive pollution exposure assessment in a mining site of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. Environmental pollution 263:114523.
  • Herrero-Villar, M., Velarde, R., Camarero, PR, Taggart, MA, Bandeira, V., Fonseca, C., Marco, I., Mateo, R. 2020. NSAIDs detected in Iberian avian scavengers and carrion after diclofenac registration for veterinary use in Spain. Environmental pollution 266:115157.
  • Mateo-Tomás, P., Olea, PP, Mínguez, E., Mateo, R., Viñuela, J. 2020. Direct evidence of poison-driven widespread population decline in a wild vertebrate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117: 16418-16423.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Alcaide, V., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Mougeot, F. 2020. Egg overspray with herbicides and fungicides reduces survival of red-legged partridge chicks. Environmental Science and Technology 54: 12402-12411.
  • Pareja-Carrera, J., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Mateo, R., Martinez-Haro, M. 2020. In vitro assessment of mineral blocks as a cost-effective measure to reduce oral bioavailability of lead (Pb) in livestock. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27: 25563-25571
  • Pérez de Vargas, A., Cuadrado, M., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2020. An assessment of eggshell pigments as non-invasive biomarkers of organochlorine pollutants in gull-billed tern. Science of the Total Environment 732:139210.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. 2020. Assessment of ecotoxicological risks to river otters from ingestion of invasive red swamp crayfish in metal contaminated areas: Use of feces to estimate dietary exposure. Environmental Research 181:108907.
  • Sánchez-Virosta, P., León-Ortega, M., Calvo, JF, Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Zumbado, M., Luzardo, OP, Eeva, T., García-Fernández, AJ, Espín, S 2020. Blood concentrations of 50 elements in Eagle owl (vulture vulture) at different contamination scenarios and related effects on plasma vitamin levels. Environmental pollution 265: 115012.
  • Taggart, MA, Shore, RF, Pain, DJ, Peniche, G., Martinez-Haro, M., Mateo, R., Homann, J., Raab, A., Feldmann, J., Lawlor, AJ, Potter, ED, Walker, LA, Braidwood, DW, French, AS, Parry-Jones, J., Swift, JA, Green, RE 2020. Concentration and origin of lead (Pb) in liver and bone of Eurasian buzzards (Buteo Buteo) in the United Kingdom. Environmental pollution 267:115629.
  • Tobajas, J., Barefoot, E., Mateo, R., Ferreras, P. 2020. Reducing nest predation of ground-nesting birds through conditioned food aversion. Biological Conservation 242: 108405.
  • Tobajas, J., Gómez-Ramírez, P., Ferreras, P., García-Fernández, AJ, Mateo, R. 2020. Conditioned food aversion in domestic dogs induced by thiram. Pest Management Science 76: 568-574.
  • Tobajas, J., Ruiz-Aguilera, MJ, López-Bao, JV, Ferreras, P., Mateo, R. 2020. The effectiveness of conditioned aversion in wolves: Insights from experimental tests. Behavioral Processes 181:104259.

2019

  • Addy-Orduna, L., Brodeur, C., Mateo, R. 2019. Oral acute toxicity of imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin in eared doves: a contribution for the risk assessment of neonicotinoids in birds. Science of the Total Environment 650: 1216-1223.
  • Arnemo, JM, Cromie, R., Fox, AD, Kanstrup, N., Mateo, R., Pain, DJ, Thomas, VG 2019. Transition to lead-free ammunition benefits all. Amble 48: 1097-1098.
  • de la Fuente J, Contreras M, Kasaija PD, Gortazar C, Ruiz-Fons JF, Mateo R, Kabi F. 2019. Towards a Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Cattle Health and Production in Uganda. Vaccines (Basel). 7(4). pii: E165.
  • Jimenez, J., Chandler, R., Tobajas, J., Descalzo, E., Mateo, R., Ferreras, P. 2019. Generalized spatial mark–resight models with incomplete identification: An application to red fox density estimates. Ecology and Evolution 9: 4739-4748.
  • López-Perea JJ, Laguna C, Jiménez-Moreno M, Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios RC, Feliu J, Mateo R. 2019. Metals and metalloids in blood and feathers of common moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) from wetlands that receive treated wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 646: 84-92.
  • López-Perea, JJ, Camarero, PR, Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Mateo, R. 2019. Urbanization and livestock density are determinants in the exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides of non-target wildlife. Environmental pollution 244: 801-808.
  • López-Perea, JJ, Mateo, R. 2019. Waxes of uropygial secretion as biomarkers of endocrine disruption in birds exposed to treated sewage water. Environmental pollution 250: 323-330.
  • Margalida, A., Mateo, R. 2019. Illegal killing of birds in Europe continues. Science 363: 1161-1162.
  • Mateo, R., Kanstrup, RE 2019. Regulations on lead ammunition adopted in Europe and evidence of compliance. Amble 48: 989-998.
  • Morosinotto C, Thomson RL, Korpimäki E, Mateo R, Ruuskanen S. 2019. Maternal food supplementation and perceived predation risk modify egg composition and eggshell traits but not offspring condition. Journal of Experimental Biology 222 (Pt 19). pii: jeb201954.
  • Movalli P, Duke G, Ramello G, Dekker R, Vrezec A, Shore RF, García-Fernández A, Wernham C, Krone O, Alygizakis N, Badry A, Barbagli F, Biesmeijer K, Boano G, Bond AL, Choresh Y, Christensen JB, Cincinelli A, Danielsson S, Dias A, Dietz R, Eens M, Espín S , Eulaers I, Frahnert S, Fuiz TI, Gkotsis G, Glowacka N, Gómez-Ramírez P, Grotti M, Guiraud M, Hosner P, Johansson U, Jaspers VLB, Kamminga P, Koschorreck J, Knopf B, Kubin E, LoBrutto S, Lourenco R, Martellini T, Martínez-López E, Mateo R, Nika MC, Ni kolopoulou V, Osborn D, Pauwels O, Pavia M, Pereira MG, Rüdel H, Sanchez-Virosta P, Slobodnik J, Sonne C, Thomaidis N, Töpfer T, Treu G, Väinölä R, Valkama J, van der Mije S, Vangeluwe D, Warren BH, Woog F. 2019. Progress on bringing together raptor collections in Europe for contaminant research and monitoring in relation to chemicals regulation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26: 20132-20136.
  • Movalli P, Duke G, Ramello G, Dekker R, Vrezec A, Shore RF, García-Fernández A, Wernham C, Krone O, Alygizakis N, Badry A, Barbagli F, Biesmeijer K, Boano G, Bond AL, Choresh Y, Christensen JB, Cincinelli A, Danielsson S, Dias A, Dietz R, Eens M, Espín S , Eulaers I, Frahnert S, Fuiz TI, Gkotsis G, Glowacka N, Gómez-Ramírez P, Grotti M, Guiraud M, Hosner P, Johansson U, Jaspers VLB, Kamminga P, Koschorreck J, Knopf B, Kubin E, Brutto SL, Lourenco R, Martellini T, Martínez-López E, Mateo R, Nika MC, Nikolo poulou V, Osborn D, Pauwels O, Pavia M, Pereira MG, Rüdel H, Sanchez-Virosta P, Slobodnik J, Sonne C, Thomaidis N, Töpfer T, Treu G, Väinölä R, Valkama J, van der Mije S, Vangeluwe D, Warren BH, Woog F. 2019. Correction to: Progress on bringing together raptor collections in Europe for contaminant research and monitoring in relation to chemicals regulation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26: 29503-29505.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra ME, Rodríguez A, Pareja-Carrera J, Mateo R, Martinez-Haro M. 2019. Tools for non-invasive sampling of metal accumulation and its effects in Mediterranean pond turtle populations inhabiting mining areas. Chemosphere 231: 194-206.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Tauler-Ametller, H., Lacorte, S., Hernández-Matías, A., Real, J., Mateo, R. 2019. Accumulation of pollutants in nestlings of an endangered avian scavenger related to territory urbanization and physiological biomarkers. Environmental pollution 252: 1801-1809.
  • Pain, DJ, Mateo, R., Green RE 2019. Effects of lead from ammunition on birds and other wildlife: a review and update. Amble 48: 935-953.
  • Rodríguez-Estival J, Morales-Machuca C, Pareja-Carrera J, Ortiz-Santaliestra ME, Mateo R. 2019. Food safety risk assessment of metal pollution in crayfish from two historical mining areas: Accounting for bioavailability and cooking extractability. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 185:109682.
  • Rodríguez-Estival J, Sánchez MI, Ramo C, Varo N, Amat JA, Garrido-Fernández J, Hornero-Méndez D, Ortiz-Santaliestra ME, Taggart MA, Martinez-Haro M, Green AJ, Mateo R. 2019. Exposure of black-necked grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) to metal pollution during the moulting period in the Odiel Marshes, Southwest Spain. Chemosphere 216: 774-784.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Mateo, R. 2019. Exposure to anthropogenic chemicals in wild carnivores: a silent conservation threat demanding long-term surveillance. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 11: 21-25.
  • Tauler-Ametller, H., Pretus, J. Ll., Hernández-Matías, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R., Real, J. 2019. Domestic waste disposal sites secure food availability but diminish plasma antioxidants in Egyptian vulture. Science of the Total Environment 650: 1382-1391.
  • Tobajas, J., Gómez-Ramírez, P., María-Mojica, P., Navas, I., García-Fernández, AJ, Ferreras, P., Mateo, R. 2019. Conditioned food aversion mediated by odor cue and microencapsulated levamisole to avoid predation by canids. European Journal of Wildlife Research 65:32.
  • Tobajas, J., Gómez-Ramírez, P., María-Mojica, P., Navas, I., García-Fernández, AJ, Ferreras, P., Mateo, R. 2019. Selection of new chemicals to be used in conditioned aversion for non-lethal predation control. Behavioral Processes 166:103905.
  • Vallverdú-Coll, N., Mateo, R., Mougeot, F., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2019. Immunotoxic effects of lead on birds. Science of the Total Environment 689: 505-515.

2018

  • Burke AP, Niibori Y, Terayama H, Ito M, Pidgeon C, Arsenault J, Camarero PR, Cummins CL, Mateo R, Sakabe K, Hampson DR. 2018. Mammalian susceptibility to a neonicotinoid insecticide after fetal and early postnatal exposure. Scientific Reports 8:16639.
  • Espín, S., Terraube, J., Arroyo, B., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Limiñana, R., Vázquez-Pumariño, X., Pinilla, A., García, JT, Mougeot, F. 2018 . Blood concentrations of p,p?-DDE and PCBs in harriers breeding in Spain and Kazakhstan. Science of the Total Environment 624: 1287-1297.
  • Galván, I., Delgado, MM, Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Lourenço, R., Penteriani, V. 2018. Feather content of porphyrins in Eurasian eagle owl (vulture vulture) fledglings depends on body condition and breeding site quality. Integrative Zoology 13: 569-578.
  • Garcia-Heras, Marie-Sophie; Stream, Beatriz; Simmons, Robert E.; Waiter, PR, Mateo, R., Mougeot, F. 2018. Blood concentrations of PCBs and DDTs in an avian predator endemic to southern Africa: Associations with habitat, electrical transformers and diet. Environmental pollution 232: 440-449.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2018. Brood size is reduced by half in birds feeding on flutriafol-treated seeds below the recommended application rate. Environmental pollution 243: 418-426.
  • Ockleford, C., Adriaanse, P., Berny, P., Brock, T., Duquesne, S., Grilli, S., Hernandez-Jerez, AF, Bennekou, SH, Klein, M., Kuhl, T., Laskowski, R., Machera, K., Pelkonen, O., Pieper, S., Stemmer, M., Sundh, I., Teodorovic, I., Tiktak, A., Topping, CJ, Wolterink, G., Aldrich , A., Berg, C., Ortiz-Santaliestra, M., Weir, S., Streissl, F., Smith, RH 2018. Scientific Opinion on the state of the science on pesticide risk assessment for amphibians and reptiles. EFSAJournal 16:5125.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Maia, JP, Egea-Serrano, A., Lopes, I. 2018. Validity of fish, birds and mammals as surrogates for amphibians and reptiles in pesticide toxicity assessment. Ecotoxicology 27: 819-833.
  • Pareja-Carrera, J., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Martinez-Haro, M., Ortiz, JA, Mateo, R. 2018. Age-dependent changes in essential elements and oxidative stress biomarkers in blood of red deer and vulnerability to nutritional deficiencies. Science of the Total Environment 626: 340-348.
  • Van den Brink, PJ, Boxal, ABA, Maltby, L., Brooks, BW, Rudd, MA, Backhaus, T., Spurgeon, D., Verougstraete, V., Ajao, C., Ankley, GT, Apitz, SE , Arnold, K., Brodin, T., Cañedo-Argüelles, M., Chapman, J., Corrales, J., Coutellec, M.-A., Fernandes, TF, Fick, J., Ford, AT, Giménez Papiol, G., Groh, KJ, Hutchinson, TH, Kruger, H., Kukkonen, JVK, Loutseti, S., Marshall, S., Muir, D., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Paul, KB, Rico, A. ., Rodea-Palomares, I., Römbke, J., Rydberg, T., Segner, H., Smit, M., van Gestel, CAM, Vighi, M., Werner, I., Zimmer, EI, van Wensem , J. 2018. Towards sustainable environmental quality: priority research questions for Europe. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37: 2281-2295.

2017

  • Dolan, K., Ciesielski, TM, Lierhagen, S., Eulaers, I., Nygård, T., Johnsen, TV, Gómez-Ramírez, P., García-Fernández, AJ, Bustnes, JO, Ortiz-Santaliestra, M ., Jaspers, V. 2017. Trace element concentrations in feathers and blood of Northern goshawk (accipiter gentilis) nestlings from Norway and Spain. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 144: 564-571.
  • Garcia-Heras, MS; Brook, B.; Simmons, R.E.; Waiter, PR, Mateo, R., Garcia, JT, Mougeot, F. 2017. Pollutants and diet influence carotenoid levels and integument coloration in nestlings of an endangered raptor. Science of the Total Environment 603: 299-307.
  • Green, A., Alcorlo, P., Peeters, E., Morris, E., Espinar, JL, Bravo, MA, Bustamante, J., Diaz-Delgado, R., Koelmans, A., Mateo, R., Mooij, W., Rodríguez Rodríguez, M., van Nes, E., Scheffer, M. 2017. Creating a safe operating space for wetlands in a changing climate. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 99-107.
  • Martínez-Padilla, J., López-Idiáquez, D., López-Perea, JJ, Mateo, R., Paz, A., Viñuela, JA 2017. A negative association between bromadiolone exposure and nestling body condition in common kestrels. Pest Management Science 73: 364-370.
  • Muriel, J., Pérez-Rodríguez, L., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Puerta, M. Gil, D. 2017. Sex-specific effects of high yolk androgen levels on constitutive and cell-mediated immune responses in nestlings of an altricial passerine. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90: 106-117.
  • Rivetti, C., López-Perea, JJ, Laguna, C., Piña, B., Mateo, R., Eljarrat, E., Barceló, D., Barata, C. 2017. Integrated environmental risk assessment of chemical pollution in a Mediterranean floodplain by combining chemical and biological methods. Science of the Total Environment 583: 248-256.
  • Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC, Mateo, R., Jiménez-Moreno, M. 2017. Is gastrointestinal microbiota relevant for endogenous mercury methylation in terrestrial animals? Environmental Research 152: 454–461 (2017).

2016

  • Anza, A., Vidal, D., Feliu, J., Crespo, E., Mateo, R. 2016. Differences in the vulnerability of waterbird species to botulism outbreaks in Mediterranean wetlands: an assessment of ecological and physiological factors. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 3092-3099.
  • Araújo CVM, Martinez-Haro, M., Pais-Costa, AJ, Marques, JC, Ribeiro, R. 2016. Patchy sediment contamination scenario and the habitat selection by an estuarine mudsnail. Ecotoxicology 25: 412-418.
  • Arnemo, JM, Andersen, O., Stokke, S., Thomas, VG, Krone, O., Pain, DJ, Mateo, R. 2016. Health and environmental risks from lead-based ammunition: science versus socio-politics. EcoHealth 13: 618-622.
  • Castellanos, P., Maroto-Morales, A., García-Álvarez, O., Garde, J., Mateo, R. 2016. An vitro evaluation of biochemical processes involved in lead-induced changes on ram spermatozoa. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 51: 421-427.
  • Espín, S., García-Fernández, AJ, Herzke, D., Shore, RF, van Hattum, B., Martínez-López, E., Coeurdassier, M., Eulaers, I., Fritsch, C., Gómez- Ramírez, P., Jaspers, VLB, Krone, O., Duke, G., Helander, B., Mateo, M., Movalli, P., Sonne, C., van den Brink, NW 2016. Tracking pan-continental trends in environmental contamination using sentinel raptors — what types of samples should we use? Ecotoxicology 25: 777-801.
  • Galván, I., Camarero, PR, Mateo, R., Negro JJ 2016. Porphyrins produce uniquely ephemeral animal colouration: a possible sign of virginity. Scientific Reports 6:39210.
  • García-de Blas, E., Mateo R., Alonso CA 2016. Specific carotenoid pigments in the diet and a bit of oxidative stress in the recipe for producing red carotenoid-based signals. peerj 4: e2237.
  • Laguna-Mora, C., López-Perea, J., Viñuela, J., Florín, M., Feliu, J., Chicote, A., Cirujano, S., Mateo, R. 2016. Effects of invasive fish and quality of water and sediment on macrophytes biomass, and its consequences on the waterbird community of a Mediterranean floodplain. Science of the Total Environment 551–552: 513–521.
  • Lopez Antia, A., Feliu, J., Camarero, PR, Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. 2016. Risk assessment of pesticide seed treatment for farmland birds using refined field data. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1373-1381.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Acevedo, P., Pais-Costa, AJ, Taggart, MA, Martins, I., Ribeiro, R., Marques, JC 2016. Assessing estuarine quality: A cost-effective in situ assay with amphipods. Environmental pollution 212: 382-391.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Pais-Costa, AJ, Verdelhos, T., Marques, JC, Acevedo, P. 2016. Optimizing a clearance index based on neutral red as an indicator of physiological stress for bivalves. Ecological Indicators 71: 514-521.
  • Mateo, R., Petkov, N., Lopez-Antia, A., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Green, AJ 2016. Risk assessment of lead poisoning and pesticide exposure in the declining population of red-breasted goose (branta ruficollis) wintering in Eastern Europe. Environmental Research 151: 359-367.
  • Mateo-Tomás, P., Olea, PP, Jiménez-Moreno, M., Camarero, PR, Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC, Mateo, R. 2016. Mapping the spatio-temporal risk of lead exposure in apex species for more effective mitigation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20160662.
  • Patiño Ropero, MJ, Rodríguez Fariñas, N., Mateo, R., Berzas Nevado, JJ, Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC 2016. Mercury species accumulation and trophic transfer in biological systems using the Almadén mining district (Ciudad Real, Spain) as a case of study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 6074-6081.
  • Patiño Ropero, MJ, Rodríguez Fariñas, N., Mateo, R., Berzas Nevado, J.., Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC 2016. Mercury and selenium binding biomolecules in terrestrial mammals (Cervus elaphus and Sus scrofa) from a mercury-exposed area. Journal of Chromatography B 1022: 159-166.
  • Pérez-Rodríguez, L., García-de Blas, E., Martínez-Padilla, J., Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2016. Carotenoid profile and vitamins in the combs of the red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): implications for the honesty of a sexual signal. Journal of Ornithology 157: 145-153.
  • Resano-Mayor, J., Hernández-Matías, A., Real, J., Parés, F., Moleón, M., Mateo, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2016. The influence of diet on nesting body condition of an apex predator: a multi-biomarker approach. Journal of Comparative Physiology–B 186: 343-362.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., García-de Blas, E., Smits, JEG 2016. Oxidative stress biomarkers indicate sublethal health effects in a sentinel small mammal species, the deer mouse (peromyscus maniculatus), on reclaimed oil sands areas. Ecological Indicators 62, 66-75.
  • Sanchez, MI, Petit, C., Martinez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA, Green, AJ 2016. May arsenic pollution contribute to limiting Artemia franciscana invasion in southern Spain? peerj 4:e1703.
  • Sanchez, MI, Pons, I., Martinez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA, Lenormand, T., Green, AJ 2016. When parasites are good for health: Cestode parasitism increases resistance to arsenic in brine shrimps. PLoS Pathogens 12: e1005459.
  • Tobajas, J. 2016. Genetic and health risks associated with the feral cat (Patas): The case of the wild cats of the Iberian Peninsula. Chronica nature 6: 63-82.
  • Tobajas, J., Fernández-de-Simón, J., Díaz-Ruiz, P., Ferreras, P. 2016. Functional responses to changes in rabbit abundance: is the eagle owl a generalist or a specialist predator? European Journal of Wildlife Research 62: 85-92.
  • Vallverdú-Coll, N., Mougeot, F., Ortiz-Santaliestra, M., Castaño, C., Santiago-Moreno, J., Mateo, R. 2016. Effects of lead exposure on sperm quality and reproductive success in an avian model. Environmental Science and Technology 50: 12484-12492.
  • Vallverdú-Coll, N., Mougeot, F., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Rodríguez-Estival, J., López-Antia, A., Mateo, R. 2016. Lead exposure reduces carotenoid-based coloration and constitutive immunity in wild mallards. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35: 1516-1525.

2015

  • Bucchia, M., Camacho, M., Santos, MRD, Boada, LD, Roncada, P., Mateo, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Rodríguez-Estival, J., Zumbado, M., Orós, J. , Henríquez-Hernández, LA, García-Álvarez, N., Luzardo, OP 2015. Plasma levels of pollutants are much higher in loggerhead turtle populations from the Adriatic Sea than in those from open waters (Eastern Atlantic Ocean). Science of the Total Environment 523: 161-169.
  • Cardona, L., Iñigo, LM, Mateo, R., González-Solís, J. 2015. The role of sardine as prey for pelagic predators in the western Mediterranean Sea assessed using stable isotopes and fatty acids. Marine Ecology Progress Series 531: 1-14.
  • Castellanos, P., del Olmo, E., Fernández-Santos, MR, Rodríguez-Estival J., Garde, JJ, Mateo, R. 2015. Increased chromatin fragmentation and reduced acrosome integrity in spermatozoa of red deer from lead polluted sites. Science of the Total Environment 505: 32-38.
  • del Barco-Trillo, J., Mateo, R., Roldan, ERS 2015. The level of sperm competition affects the fatty-acid composition of rodent spermatozoa. BiologyOpen 4: 466-473.
  • Galván, I., Wakamatsu, K., Camarero, P., Mateo, R., Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2015. Low-quality birds do not display high-quality signals: the cysteine-pheomelanin mechanism of honesty. Evolution 69: 26-38.
  • García-de Blas, E., Mateo, R., Alonso-Álvarez, C. 2015. Accumulation of dietary carotenoids, retinoids and tocopherol in the internal tissues of a bird: a hypothesis for the cost of producing colored ornaments. Oecology 177: 259-271.
  • Jiménez J., Moreno-Opo R., Carrasco M., Feliu J. 2015. Estimating the abundance and site occupancy of priority marsh-dwelling passerines in Tablas de Daimiel National Park (central Spain) with a double-observer approach. Ardeola 62: 219-231.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Camarero, PR, Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2015. Assessing the risk of fipronil-treated seed ingestion and associated adverse effects in the red-legged partridge. Environmental Science and Technology 49: 13649-13657.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, García-de Blas, E., Camarero, PR, Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2015. Adverse effects of thiram treated seed ingestion on the reproductive performance and the offspring immune function of the red-legged partridge. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34: 1320-1329.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2015. Imidacloprid-treated seed ingestion has lethal effect on adult partridges and reduces both breeding investment and offspring immunity. Environmental Research 136: 97-107.
  • López-Perea, JJ, Camarero, PR, Molina-López, RA, Parpal, L., Obón, E., Solá, J., Mateo, R. 2015. Interspecific and geographical differences in anticoagulant rodenticide residues of predatory wildlife from the Mediterranean region of Spain. Science of the Total Environment 511: 259-267.
  • Mateo, R., Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR, Martínez, JM 2015. Risk assessment of bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) exposure to topical antiparasitics used in livestock within an ecotoxicovigilance framework. Science of the Total Environment 536: 704–712 (2015).
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Resano-Mayor, J., Hernández-Matías, A., Rodríguez-Estival, J, Camarero, PR, Moleón, M., Real, J., Mateo, R. 2015. Pollutant accumulation patterns in nestlings of an avian top predator: biochemical and metabolic effects. Science of the Total Environment 538: 692-702.
  • Toral, GM, Baouab, RE, Martinez-Haro, M., Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Broggi, J., Martínez-de la Puente, J., Viana, D., Mateo, R., Figuerola, J. 2015 . Effects of agricultural management policies on the exposure of Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) chicks to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides in rice fields. PLOS One 10 (5): e0126738.
  • Vallverdú-Coll, N., López-Antia, A., Martinez-Haro, M., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. 2015. Altered immune response in mallard ducklings exposed to lead through maternal transfer in the wild. Environmental pollution 205: 350-356.
  • Vallverdú-Coll, N., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mougeot, F., Vidal, D., Mateo, R. 2015. Sublethal Pb exposure produces season-dependent effects on immune response, oxidative balance and investment in carotenoid-based coloration in red-legged partridges. Environmental Science and Technology 49: 3839-3850.

2014

  • Álvarez-Lloret, P., Rodríguez-Navarro, AB, Romanek, CS, Ferrandis, P., Martínez-Haro, M., Mateo, R. 2014. Effects of lead shot ingestion on bone mineralization in a population of red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa). Science of the Total Environment 466-467: 34-39 (2014).
  • Andueza M., Barba E., Arroyo JL., Feliu J., Gómez J., Jubete F., Lozano L., Monrós J., Moreno-Opo R., Neto JM, Onrubia A., Tenreiro P., Valkenburg T., Arizaga J. 2014. Geographic variation in body mass of first-year Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus in Iberia. Ornis Fennica 91, 1-12.
  • Anza, I., Skarin, H., Vidal, D., Lindberg, A., Båverud, V., Mateo, R. 2014. The same clade of Clostridium botulinum strains is causing avian botulism in southern and northern Europe. anaerobe 26: 20-23.
  • Anza, I., Vidal, D., Laguna, C., Díaz-Sánchez, S., Sánchez, S., Chicote, A., Florín, M., Mateo, R. 2015. Eutrophication and bacterial pathogens as risk factors for avian botulism outbreaks in wetlands receiving effluents from urban wastewater treatment plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80: 4251-4259.
  • Anza, I., Vidal, D., Mateo, R. 2014. New insight in the epidemiology of avian botulism outbreaks: necrophagous flies as vectors of botulinum type C/D. Environmental Microbiology Reports 6: 738-743.
  • García-de Blas, E., Mateo, R., Guzmán Bernardo, FJ, Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC, Alonso-Álvarez, C. 2014. Astaxanthin and papilioerythrinone in the skin of birds: A chromatic convergence of two metabolic pathways with different precursors? natural sciences 101: 407-416.
  • Gomez-Ramirez, P., Shore, RF, van den Brink, NW, van Hattum, B., Bustnes, JO, Duke, G., Fritsch, C., Garcia-Fernandez, AJ, Helander, BO, Jaspers, V ., Krone, O., Martínez-López, E., Mateo, R., Movalli, P., Sonne, C. 2014. An overview of existing raptor contaminant monitoring activities in Europe. Environment International 67: 12-21.
  • Jimenez J., Carrasco M., Feliu J. 2014. Estimate of the otter population in the Daimiel Tables by spatial capture-recapture and distance sampling. Galemys 26: 1-14.
  • Lopez-Antia, A., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. 2014. Experimental approaches to test pesticide-treated seed avoidance by birds under a simulated diversification of food sources. Science of the Total Environment 496: 179-187.
  • Mateo, R., Vallverdú-Coll, N., López-Antia, A., Taggart, MA, Martínez-Haro, M., Guitart, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2014. Reducing Pb poisoning in birds and Pb exposure in game meat consumers: The dual benefit of effective Pb shot regulationn. Environment International 63: 163-168.
  • Pareja-Carrera, J., Mateo, R., Rodríguez-Estival, J. 2014. Lead (Pb) in sheep exposed to mining pollution: Implications for animal and human health. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 108: 210-216.
  • Porrero, MC; Mentaberre, G.; Sanchez, S.; Fernandez-Llario, P.; Casas-Diaz, E.; Mateos, A.; Vidal, D.; Lavin, S.; Fernández-Garayzábal, J.-F.; Dominguez, L. 2014. Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus by free-living wild animals in Spain. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80: 4865 - 4870.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Pareja-Carrera, J., Mateo, R. 2014. Lead poisoning in a calf from the mining area of ​​Sierra Madrona and Alcudia Valley. Toxicology Magazine 31: 47-49.
  • Ruuskanen, S., Laaksonen, T., Morales, J., Moreno, J., Mateo, R., Belskii, E., Bushuev, A., Järvinen, A., Kerimov, A., Krams, I., Morosinotto, C. Mänd, R., Orell, M., Qvarnström, A., Slater, F., Tilgar, V., Visser, ME, Winkel, W. Zang, H., Eeva, T. 2014. Large-scale geographic variation in eggshell metal and calcium content in a passerine bird (Ficedula hypoleuca). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21: 3304-3317.
  • Shore, RF, Taggart, MA, Smits, J., Mateo, R., Richards, NL, Fryday, S. 2014. Detection and drivers of exposure and effects of pharmaceuticals in higher vertebrates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London) B, Biological Sciences 369: 20130570.

2013

  • Andueza M., Barba E., Feliu J., Greño JL., Jubete F., Monrós J., Neto JM., Tenreiro P., Zumalacárregui C., González C., Herrero A., Arizaga J. 2013. Connectivity patterns in Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus between breeding grounds in Europe and stopover sites in Iberia during autumn migration. Ardea 101 (2), 133-140.
  • Ballesteros, C., Sage, M., Fisher, P., Massei, G., Mateo, R., de la Fuente, J., Rossi, S., Gortázar, C. 2013. Iophenoxic acid as a bait marker for wild mammals: efficacy and safety considerations. Mammal Review 43: 156-166.
  • Castellanos, P., Maroto-Morales, A., García-Álvarez, O., Garde, JJ, Mateo, R. 2013. Identification of optimal concentrations and incubation times for the study of in vitro effects of Pb in ram spermatozoa. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 91: 197-201.
  • Díaz-Sánchez, S., López-Antia, A., Gamino, V., Sánchez, S., Ewers, C., Höfle, U. 2013. A colibacillosis outbreak in farmed red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa). Avian Diseases 57: 143-146.
  • Díaz-Sánchez, S., Sánchez, S., Herrera-León, S., Porrero, C., Blanco, J., Dahbi G., Mora, A., Mateo, R., Vidal, D. 2013. Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in large game intended for consumption: relationship with management practices and livestock influence. Veterinary Microbiology 163: 274-281.
  • García-de Blas, E., Mateo, R., Viñuela, J., Pérez-Rodríguez, L., Alonso-Álvarez, C. 2013. Free and esterified carotenoids in ornaments of an avian species: the relationship to color expression and sources of variability. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 483-498.
  • Lopez-Antia, A. Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2013. Experimental exposure of red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) to seeds coated with imidacloprid, thiram and difenoconazole. Ecotoxicology 22: 125-118.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Taggart, M., Lefranc, H., Martín-Doimeadiós, RC, Green, AJ, Mateo, R. 2013. Monitoring of Pb exposure in waterfowl ten years after a mine spill through the use of noninvasive sampling. PLoS ONE 8: e57295.
  • Mateo, R., Vallverdú-Coll, N., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2013. Lead ammunition poisoning in wild birds in Spain and measures to reduce the risk. Ecosystems 22: 61-67.
  • Morales, J. Ruuskanen, S., Laaksonen, T., Eeva, T., Mateo, R., Belskii, E., Ivankina, EV, Järvinen, A., Kerimov, A., Korpimäki, E., Krams, I., Mänd, R., Morosinotto, C., Orell, M., Qvarnström, A., Siitari, H., Slater, FM, Tilgar, V., Visser, ME, Winkel, W., Zang, H. , Moreno, J. 2013. Variation in eggshell traits among geographically distant populations of pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca. Journal of Avian Biology 44: 111-120.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Egea-Serrano, A. 2013. Analysis of the impact of chemical contamination on herpetofauna: new challenges and practical applications. Bulletin of the Spanish Herpetological Association 24: 2-34.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Rittenhouse TAG, Cary, TL, Karasov, WH 2013. Interspecific and postmetamorphic variation in susceptibility of three North American anurans to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Journal of Herpetology 47: 286-292.
  • Porrero, MC, Mentaberre, G., Sánchez, S., Fernández-Llario, P., Gómez-Barrero, S., Navarro-Gonzalez, N., Serrano, E., Casas-Díaz, E., Marco, I ., Fernández-Garayzabal, JF, Mateos, A., Vidal, D., Lavín, S., Domínguez, L. 2013. methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in different free-living wild animal species in Spain. The Veterinary Journal 198: 127-130.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Álvarez-Lloret, P., Rodríguez-Navarro, AB, Mateo, R. 2013. Chronic effects of lead (Pb) on bone properties in red deer and wild boar: relationship with vitamins A and D3. Environmental pollution 174: 142-49.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Pérez de la Lastra, JM, Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Vidal, D., Mateo, R. 2013. Expression of immunoregulatory genes and their relationship with Pb exposure and Pb-mediated oxidative stress in wild ungulates from an abandoned mining area. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 876-883.
  • Sánchez, S., Díaz-Sánchez, S., Martinez, R., Llorente, MT, Herrera-Leon, S., Vidal, D. 2013. The new allelic variant of the subtilase cytotoxin (subAB2) is common among Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli strains from large game animals and their meat and meat products. Veterinary Microbiology, 166: 3-4.
  • Vidal, D., Anza, I., Taggart, MA, Pérez-Ramírez, E., Crespo, E., Hofle, U., Mateo, R. 2013. Environmental factors influencing the prevalence of Clostridium botulinum type C/D mosaic strain in nonpermanent Mediterranean wetlands. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 4264-4271.

2012

  • Álvarez-Lloret, Rodríguez-Estival, J., Mateo, R., Rodríguez-Navarro, AB 2012. Relationship between bone tissue mineralization and vitamin homeostasis in organisms. Geo-Themes 13: 335.
  • Berzas Nevado, JJ, Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, RC, Mateo, R., Rodríguez Fariñas, N., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Patiño Ropero, MJ 2012. Mercury exposure and mechanism of response in large game using the Almaden mercury mining area as a case of study. Environmental Research 112: 58-66.
  • Díaz-Sánchez, S., Sánchez, S., Sánchez M, Herrera-León S, Hanning I, Vidal, D. 2012. Detection and characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in game meat and ready-to-eat meat products. International Journal of Food Microbiology 160: 179-182.
  • Díaz-Sánchez, S., Sánchez, S., Ewers, C., Höfle, U. 2012. Occurrence of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and antimicrobial-resistant E. coli in red-legged parts (Alectoris rufa): sanitary concerns of agriculture. Avian Pathology 41: 337-344.
  • Mateo, R., Millán, J., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Camarero, PR, Palomares, F., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME 2012. Levels of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in the critically endangered Iberian lynx and other sympatric carnivores in Spain. Chemosphere 86: 691-700.
  • Mateo-Tomás, P., Olea, PP Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Mateo, R. 2012. Alleviating human-wildlife conflicts: identifying the causes and mapping the risk of illegal poisoning of wild fauna. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 376-385.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Fernandez-Beneitez, MJ, Marco, A. 2012. Density effects on ammonium nitrate toxicity on amphibians. Survival, growth and cannibalism. Aquatic Toxicology 110: 170-176.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Barasona, JA, Mateo, R. 2012. Blood Pb and Delta-ALAD inhibition in cattle and sheep from a Pb-polluted mining area: health effects in livestock and food safety implications. Environmental pollution 160: 118-124.
  • Saini, M., Taggart, MA, Knopp, D., Upreti, S., Swarup, D., Das, A., Gupta, PG, Niessner, R., Prakash, V., Mateo, R., Cuthbert, RJ 2012. Detecting diclofenac in livestock carcasses in India with an ELISA: A tool to prevent widespread vulture poisoning. Environmental pollution 160: 11-16.
  • Sánchez, S., Beristain, X., Martínez, R., García, A., Martín, C., Vidal, D., Díaz-Sánchez, S., Rey, J., Alonso, JM, Herrera-León, S. 2012. Subtilase cytotoxin encoding genes are present in humans, sheep and deer intimin-negative, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O128: H2. Veterinary Microbiology 159(1-2):531-535.
  • Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR, García-Montijano, M., Mateo, R. 2012. Possible cantharidin poisoning of a great bustard (Otis tarda). toxicon 59: 100-103.
  • Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2012. Primary and secondary poisoning by anticoagulant rodenticides of non-target animals in Spain. Science of the Total Environment 420: 280-288.
  • Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2012. Intentional and accidental poisoning of wild and domestic fauna in Spain: differences between Autonomous Communities. Toxicology Magazine 29: 20-28.
  • Van Schmidt, ND, Cary, TL, Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Karasov, WH 2012. Effects of chronic polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure on gonadal development in the northern leopard frog, pipiens frog. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31: 347-354.

2011

  • Ballesteros, C., Vicente, J., Carrasco-García, R., Mateo, R., de la Fuente, J., Gortázar, C. 2011. Specificity and success of oral bait delivery to Eurasian wild boar in Mediterranean woodland habitats. European Journal of Wildlife Research 57: 749-757.
  • Brooke, M., Cuthbert, R., Mateo, R., Taggart, MA 2011. An experimental test of the toxicity of cereal pellets containing brodifacoum to the snails of Henderson Island, South Pacific. wildlife research 38: 34-38.
  • Bryszewska, MA, Sanz, E., Sanz-Landaluze, J., Muñoz-Olivas, R., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Cámara, C. 2011. Evaluation of arsenic biotransformation by Iberian green frog during metamorphosis. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 26: 178-186.
  • Cardiel, IE, Taggart, MA, Mateo, R. 2011. Use of the Pb-Al ratio to discriminate between internal and external deposition of Pb in feathers. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74: 911-917.
  • Cuthbert, R., Taggart, MA, Prakash, V., Saini, M., Swarup, D., Upreti, S., Mateo, R., Chakraborty, SS, Deori, P., Green, RE 2011. Effectiveness of action in India to reduce exposure of Gyps vultures to the toxic veterinary drug diclofenac. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19069
  • Cuthbert, RJ, Prakash, V., Saini, M., Upreti, S., Swarup, D., Das, A., Green, RE, Taggart, M. 2011. Are conservation actions reducing the threat to India's vulture populations? Current Science 101: 1480-1484.
  • Díaz, S., Vidal, D., Herrera-León, S., Sánchez, S. 2011. Sorbitol-fermenting, ?-glucuronidase-positive Shiga toxin-negative Escherichia coli O157:H7 in free-ranging red deer in south-central Spain. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 8: 1313-1315.
  • Fernández-Benéitez, MJ, Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Lizana, M., Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2011. Differences in susceptibility to Saprolegnia infections among embryonic stages of two anuran species. Oecology 165: 819-826.
  • Garcia-de Blas, E., Mateo, R., Viñuela, J., Alonso-Álvarez, C. 2011. Identification of carotenoid pigments and their fatty acid esters in an avian integument combining HPLC-DAD and LC-MS analyses.. Journal of Chromatography B 879: 341-348.
  • Hargitai, R., Mateo, R., Torok, J. 2011. Shell thickness and pore density in relation to shell colouring, environmental factors and female characteristics in the collared flycatcher. Journal of Ornithology 152: 579-588.
  • Martínez, R., García, A., Blanco, JE, Blanco, J., Rey, J., Alonso, JM, Gómez, L., Sánchez, S. 2011. Occurrence of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in the faces of free-ranging wild lagomorphs in south-west Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research 57: 187-189.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Green, AJ, Acevedo, P., Mateo, R. 2011. Use of grit supplements by waterbirds: an experimental assessment of strategies to reduce lead poisoning. European Journal of Wildlife Research 57: 475-484.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Green, AJ, Mateo, R. 2011. Effects of Pb exposure on oxidative stress biomarkers and plasma biochemistry in waterbirds in the field. Environmental Research 111: 530-538.
  • Martinez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA., Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, R., Green, AJ, Mateo, R. 2011. Identifying sources of Pb exposure in waterbirds and effects on porphyrin metabolism using non-invasive fecal sampling. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 6153-6159.
  • Mateo, R., Baos, AR, Vidal, D., Camarero, PR, Martínez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA 2011. Bioaccessibility of Pb from ammunition in game meat is affected by cooking treatments. PLoS ONE 6: e15892.
  • Naidoo, V. Mompati, KF, Duncan, N., Taggart, MA 2011. The pied crowCorvus albus) is insensitive to diclofenac at concentrations present in carrion. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47: 936-944.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Fernández-Benéitez, MJ, Lizana, M., Marco, A. 2011. Influence of a combination of agricultural chemicals on embryos of the gold-striped salamander (Chioglossa lusitanica). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60: 672-680.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Fernández-Benéitez, MJ, Lizana, M., Marco, A. 2011. Responses of toad tadpoles to ammonium nitrate fertilizer and predatory stress. Differences between populations on a local scale. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 1440-1446.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Fisher, MC, Fernández-Beaskoetxea, S., Fernández-Benéitez, MJ, Bosch, J. 2011. Ambient ultraviolet B radiation decreases the prevalence of infection by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in two species of amphibian. Conservation Biology 25, 975-982.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Marco, A., Lizana, M. 2011. Realistic levels of a fertilizer impair Iberian newt embryonic development. herpetological 67:1-9
  • Ribeiro, R., Sillero, N., Carretero, MA, Alarcos, G., Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Lizana, M., Llorente, GA 2011. The pond network: Can structural connectivity reflect on (amphibian) biodiversity patterns? landscape ecology 62: 673-682.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Martinez-Haro, M., Monsalve-González, L., Mateo, R. 2011. Interactions between endogenous and exogenous antioxidants against Pb-induced oxidative stress in wild ungulates from a Pb polluted mining area. Science of the Total Environment 409: 2725-2733.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Taggart, MA, Mateo, R. 2011. Alterations in vitamin A and E levels in liver and testis of wild ungulates from a lead mining area. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60: 361-371.
  • Rodriguez-Ramos, J., Hofle, U., Mateo, R., Nicolas, O., Abbott, R., Acevedo, P., Blanco, JM 2011. Assessment of lead exposure in Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila Adalberti) from spent ammunition in central Spain. Ecotoxicology 20: 670-681.
  • Taggart, MA, Reglero, MM, Camarero, PR, Mateo, R. 2011. Should legislation regarding maximum heavy metal levels in human food also cover large game meat? Environment International 37: 18-25.
  • Vidal, R., Taggart, MA, Badiola, I., Mateo, R. 2011. Real-time PCR for the detection of Clostridium botulinum C1 toxigenic in wetlands and waterbirds: validation and comparison with other PCR techniques. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 23: 942-946.

2010

  • Alonso-Álvarez, A., Pérez-Rodríguez, L., García, JT, Viñuela, J., Mateo, R. 2010. Age and breeding effort as sources of individual variability in oxidative stress markers in a bird species. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83: 110-118.
  • Ballesteros, C., Camarero, PR, Cristòfol, C., Vicente, J., Gortázar, C., de la Fuente, J., Mateo, R. 2010. Analysis by LC/ESI-MS of iophenoxic acid derivatives and evaluation as markers of oral baits to deliver pharmaceuticals to wildlife. Journal of Chromatography B 878: 1997-2002.
  • Castellanos, P., Reglero, MM, Taggart, MA, Mateo, R. 2010. Changes in fatty acid profiles in testis and spermatozoa of red deer exposed to metal pollution. Reproductive toxicology 29: 346-352.
  • Hermoso de Mendoza, M., Hermoso de Mendoza, J., Alonso, JM, Rey, JM, Sanchez, S., Martin, R., Bermejo, F., Cortes, M., Benitez, JM, Garcia, WL, Garcia-Sanchez, A. 2010. A zoonotic ringworm outbreak caused by a dysgonic strain of Microsporum canis from stray cats. Iberoamerican Journal of Mycology 27: 62-65.
  • Mangas, JG, Rodríguez-Estival, J. 2010. Logging and livestock influence the abundance of common mammal species in Mediterranean forested environments. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1274-1281.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA, Mateo, R. 2010. Lead shot or soil ingestion? Pb-Al relationships in waterfowl feces discriminate between sources of Pb exposure. Environmental pollution 158: 2485-2489.
  • Matthew, R. 2010. Toxicology and wildlife conservation in Europe: The inadequacy of current EU regulations. The Veterinary Journal 183: 241-242.
  • Naidoo, V., Venter, L., Wolter, K., Taggart, MA, Cuthbert, R. 2010. The toxicokinetics of ketoprofen in Gyps coprotheres: toxicity due to zero-order metabolism. Archives of Toxicology 84: 761-766.
  • Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Cromarty, D., Diekman, M., Duncan, N., Meharg, AA, Taggart, MA, Venter, L., Cuthbert, R. 2010. Toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to gyps vultures: A new threat from ketoprofen. BiologyLetters 6: 339-341.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Fernández-Benéitez, MJ, Lizana, M., Marco, A. 2010. Influence of ammonium nitrate on larval anti-predatory responses of two amphibian species. Aquatic Toxicology 99: 198-204.
  • Pain, DJ, Cromie, RL, Newth, J., Brown, MJ, Crutcher, E., Hardman, P., Hurst, L., Mateo, R., Meharg, AA, Moran, AC, Raab, A., Taggart, MA, Green, RE 2010. Potential hazard to human health from exposure to fragments of lead bullets and shot in the tissues of game animals. PLoS One 5: e10315.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Martínez-Haro, M., Martín-Hernando, MP, Mateo, R. 2010. Sub-chronic effects of nitrate in drinking water on red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa): Oxidative stress and T-cell mediated immune function. Environmental Research 110: 469-475.
  • Sánchez, S., Martínez, R., García, A., Vidal, D., Blanco, J., Blanco, M., Blanco, JE, Mora, A., Herrera-León, S., Echeita, A. , Alonso, JM, Rey, R. 2010. Detection and characterization of O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in wild boars. Veterinary Microbiology 143: 420-423.
  • Sánchez, S., Martínez, S., García, R., Benítez, A., Blanco, JM, Blanco, J., Blanco, JE, Dahbi, M., López, G., Mora, A., Alonso, JM, Rey, R. 2010. Variation in the prevalence of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in four sheep flocks during a 12-month longitudinal study. Small Ruminant Research 93, 144-148.

2009

  • Gangoso, L, Álvarez-Lloret, P. Rodríguez-Navarro, AB, Mateo, R., Hiraldo, F., Donázar, JA 2009. Long-term effects of lead poisoning on bone mineralization in Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus) exposed to ammunition sources. Environmental pollution 157: 569-574.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Taggart, MA, Green, AJ, Mateo, R. 2009. An avian digestive tract simulation to study the effect of grit geochemistry and food on Pb shot bioaccessibility. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 9480-9486.
  • Black, JJ, Bortolotti, GR, Mateo, R., Garcia, IM 2009. Porphyrins and pheomelanin contribute to the reddish juvenile plumage of black-shouldered kites. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 153: 296-299.
  • Olea, PP, Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Viñuela, J., Barja, I., Mateo-Tomás, P., Piñeiro, A., Mateo, R., Purroy, FJ 2009. Lack of scientific evidence and precautionary principle in massive release of rodenticides threatens biodiversity: old lessons for new reflections. Environmental Conservation 36: 1-4.
  • Reglero, MM, Taggart, MA, Castellanos, P., Mateo, R. 2009. Reduced sperm quality in relation to oxidative stress in red deer from a lead mining area. Environmental pollution 157: 2209-2215.
  • Reglero, MM, Taggart, MA, Monsalve, L., Mateo, R. 2009. HHeavy metal exposure in large game from a lead mining area: effects on oxidative stress and fatty acid composition in liver. Environmental pollution 157: 1388-1395.
  • Taggart, MA, Green, AJ, Mateo, R., Svanberg, F., Hillström, L., Meharg, AA 2009. Metal levels in the bones and livers of globally threatened marbled teal and white-headed duck from El Hondo, Spain. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72: 1-9.
  • Taggart, MA, Mateo, R., Charnock, JM, Bahrami, F., Green, AJ, Meharg, AA 2009. Arsenic rich iron plaque on macrophyte roots – an ecotoxicological risk. Environmental pollution 157: 946-954.
  • Taggart, MA, Senacha, K., Green, R., Cuthbert, R., Jhala, Y., Meharg, A., Mateo, R., Pain, DJ 2009. Analysis of nine NSAIDs in ungulate tissues available to Critically Endangered vultures in India. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 4561-4566.
  • Vidal, D., Alzaga, V., Luque-Larena, JJ, Mateo, R., Arroyo, L., Viñuela, J. 2009. Possible interaction between a rodenticide treatment and a pathogen in common vole (Microtus arvalis) during a population peak. Science of the Total Environment 408: 267-271.

2008

  • Alonso-Álvarez, Pérez-Rodríguez, L., Mateo, R., Chastel, O., Viñuela, J. 2008. The oxidation handicap hypothesis and the carotenoid allocation trade-off. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1789-1797.
  • Castellanos, P., Mateo, R., Reglero, MM, Esteso, MC, Fernández-Santos, MR, Garde, JJ 2008. In vitro effects of lead on fatty acid composition, oxidative stress biomarkers and quality of ram spermatozoa. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 90: 1163-1175.
  • Ferrandis, P., R. Mateo, FR López-Serrano, M. Martínez-Haro, E. Martínez-Duro. 2008. Lead-shot exposure in red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) on a driven shooting estate. Environmental Science and Technology 42: 6271-6277.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Mateo, R. 2008. An automated method for the measurement of methemoglobin in blood of birds. Veterinary Journal 176: 405-407.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Mateo, R., Guitart, R., Soler-Rodríguez, F., Pérez-López, M., , María-Mojica, P., García-Fernández, AJ 2008. Relationship of the toxicity of pesticide formulations and their commercial restrictions with the frequency of animal poisonings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 69: 396-402.
  • Millán, J., Mateo, R., Taggart, MA, López-Bao, JV, Viota, M., Monsalve, L., Camarero, PR, Blázquez, E., Jiménez, B. 2008. Levels of heavy metals and metalloids in critically endangered Iberian lynx and other wild carnivores from Southern Spain. Science of the Total Environment 399: 193-201.
  • Naidoo, V., Wolter, K., Cromarty, D., Bartels, P., Bekker, L., McGaw, L., Taggart, MA, Cuthbert, R., Swan, G. 2008. The pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in vultures. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 31: 128-134.
  • Rattner, BA, Whitehead, MA, Gasper, G., Meteyer, CU, Link, WA, Taggart, MA, Meharg, AA, Pattee, OH, Pain, DJ, 2008. Apparent tolerance of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27: 2341-2345.
  • Reglero, MM, Monsalve, L., Taggart, MA, Mateo, R. 2008. Transfer of metals to plants and red deer in an old lead mining area in Spain. Science of the Total Environment 406: 287-297.
  • Sánchez-Hernández, L., Cifuentes, A., Jiménez, B., Mateo, R., Gonzalez, R. 2008. Detection of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin coding genes. Analysis of PCR products by real time vs. capillary gel electrophoresis methods. European Food Research and Technology 227: 495-502.
  • Sarabia, J., Sánchez-Barbudo, I., Siqueira, W., Mateo, R., Rollán, E., Pizarro, M. 2008. Lesions associated with the plexus venosus subcutaneus collaris of pigeons with chlorophacinone toxicosis. Avian Diseases 52: 540-543.
  • Senacha, KR, Taggart, MA, Rahmani, AR, Jhala, YV, Cuthbert, R., Pain, DJ, Green, RE Diclofenac levels in the livestock carcasses in India before the 2006 “ban”. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105: 148-161.
  • van Drooge, B., Mateo R., Vives, I., Cardiel, I., Guitart, R. 2008. Organochlorine residues in livers of birds of prey from Spain: relationships with diet and migratory patterns. Environmental pollution 153: 84-91.

2007

  • Green, RE, Taggart, MA, Senacha, KR, Raghavan, B., Pain, DJ, Jhala, Y., Cuthbert, R. 2007. Rate of decline of the eastern white-backed vulture population in India estimated from a survey of diclofenac residues in carcasses of ungulates. PLoS ONE 2(8)e686.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Viñuela, J. Mateo, R. 2007. Plasma cholinesterase inhibition in birds after a field application against ticks. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 23: 347-349.
  • Mateo, R., Green, AJ, Lefranc, H., Baos, R., Figuerola, J. 2007. Lead poisoning in wild birds from southern Spain: a comparative study of wetland areas and species affected, and trends over time. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 66: 119-126.
  • Mateo, R., Rodríguez-de la Cruz, M., Vidal, D., Reglero, M., Camarero, P. 2007. Transfer of lead from shot pellets to game meat during cooking. Science of the Total Environment 372: 480-485.
  • Taggart, MA, Senacha, KR, Green, RE, Jhala, YV, Raghavan, B., Rahmani, AR, Cuthbert, R., Pain, DJ & Meharg, AA 2007. Diclofenac residues in carcasses of domestic ungulates available to vultures in India. Environment International 33 (6), 759-65.

2006

  • Blázquez, E., Aguirre, JI, Martínez-Haro M., Mateo, R., Jiménez, B. 2006. The use of White stork (Ciconia ciconia) nestlings in a biomonitoring program for organochlorines through the region of Madrid (Spain). Organohalogen Compounds 68: 2081-2084.
  • Martínez-Haro, M., Mateo, R., Cardiel, I., Reglero, MM, R., Guitart, R. 2006. Poisoning by anticholinesterase pesticides in game fauna and their wild predators. Toxicology Magazine 23: 40-44.
  • Mateo, R., Taggart, M., Green, AJ, Cristòfol, C., Ramis, A., Lefranc, H., Figuerola, J., Meharg, AM 2006. Altered porphyrin excretion and histopathology of greylag geese (greylag goose) exposed to soil contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Guadalquivir Marshes, SW Spain. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25: 203-212.
  • Moreno, J., Lobato, E., Morales, J., Merino, S., Tomás, G., Martínez-de la Puente, J., Sanz, JJ, Mateo, R., Soler, JJ 2006. Experimental evidence that egg color indicates female condition at laying in a songbird. Behavioral Ecology 17: 651-655.
  • Piqué, E., Mateo, R., Fernández-Fernández, D., Guitart, R. 2006. Persistent organochlorine residues in livers of six species of Ciconiiformes (Aves) from Spain. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B-Pesticides Food Contaminants and Agricultural Wastes 41: 671-679.
  • Svanberg, F., Mateo, R., Hillström, L., Green, AJ, Taggart, MA Raab, A., Meharg, AA 2006. Lead isotopes and lead shot ingestion in the globally threatened Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) and White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala). Science of the Total Environment 370: 416-424.
  • Taggart, M., Figuerola, J., Green, AJ, Mateo, R., Deacon, C., Osborn, D., Meharg, AM 2006. After the Aznalcóllar mine spill: arsenic, zinc, selenium, lead and cooper levels in the livers and bones of five waterfowl species. Environmental Research 100: 349-361.
  • Vidal, D., Naranjo, V., Mateo, R., Gortázar, C., de la Fuente. 2006. Analysis of serum biochemical parameters in relation to Mycobacterium bovis infection of European wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research 52: 301-304.

2005

  • Figuerola, J., Mateo, R., Green, AJ, Mondain-Monval, JY, Le Franc, H., Mentaberre, G. 2005. Grit selection in waterfowl and how it determines exposure to ingested lead shot in Mediterranean wetlands. Environmental Conservation 32: 226-234.

2004

  • Mateo, R., Castells, G., Green, AJ, Godoy, C., Cristòfol, C. 2004. Determination of porphyrins and biliverdin in bile and excreta of birds by a single liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection analysis. Journal of Chromatography B 810: 305-311.
  • Mateo R., Gil, C., Badía-Vila, M., Guitart, R., Hernández-Matías, A., Sanpera, C. Ruiz, X. 2004. Use of fatty acids to explain variability of organochlorine concentrations in eggs and plasma of common terns (sterna hirundo). Ecotoxicology 13: 545-554.

Scientific communication and dissemination

  • SETAC Wildlife Toxicity Interest Group (Mateo R, Martinez-Haro M). 2021. Lead in wildlife toxicity. Science Brief SETAC
  • Alonso-Álvarez, C., Pérez-Rodríguez, L., García-de Blas, E., Mateo, R. 2020. Red-legs: Why and how they are red. Trophy Magazine (January 2020).
  • Sánchez, MI, Mateo, R., Varo, N., Rodríguez-Estival, J., Hornero-Méndez, D., Garrido-Fernández, J. 2019. Black-necked grebes in the face of pollution: the importance of ecological interactions. Quercus 386: 13-18.
  • Barefoot, E., Mateo, R. 2018. Lead ammunition contamination in Europe: avian lead poisoning and the implications for game meat safety. Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC), Ciudad Real, Spain. 82pp.
  • Matthew, R. 2016. avian botulism. IREC Disclosure Notes No. 1. Institute for Research in Hunting Resources, Ciudad Real, Spain. 4pp.
  • López-Antia, A., Feliu, J., Camarero, PR, Ortiz-Santaliestra, ME, Mateo, R. 2016. Seeds Project. Effect of agricultural pesticides on the red partridge. Trophy Magazine (August 2016).
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Pareja-Carrera, J., Mateo, R. 2015. Abandoned mines in Valle de Alcudia and Sierra Madrona: a forgotten environmental problem? Quercus 355: 44-52.
  • Mateo, R., Sánchez-Barbudo, IS, Camarero, PR 2012. Poisoning by anticoagulant rodenticides in non-target animals: a risk to minimize. Land-Agriculture 192: 52-53.
  • Matthew, R. 2011. Lead poisoning. A conservation and public health problem. Birds and Nature 6: 16-17.
  • Matthew, R. 2011. Do not contaminate the environment and the meal with lead shot! welded 37: 25-26.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, López-Antia, A., M., Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2011. Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on the red partridge in Spain. Editor: Garrido, JL FEDENCA-Royal Spanish Hunting Federation, Madrid. 31pp.
  • Ortiz-Santaliestra, M., López-Antia, A., Mougeot, F., Mateo, R. 2011. Identification and quantification of agricultural persticides on red-legged partridge in Spain. Editor: Garrido, JL FEDENCA-Royal Spanish Hunting Federation, Madrid. 19pp.
  • Rodríguez-Estival, J., Landete-Castillejos, T. 2011. Sustainable hunting and fishing as engines for rural development in Castilla-La Mancha. Informative report. General Foundation for the Environment of Castilla-La Mancha. Cuenca, Spain. Legal deposit: CU-190/2011.
  • Matthew, R. 2010. Game meat and alternatives to lead ammunition. Major hunt 139: 12-13.
  • Matthew R. 2010. Lead contaminates game. Time-Science and Health Section (13-06-2010), p. 64.
  • Matthew, R. 2008. Pesticide poisoning in game fauna and their wild predators. Forest 40: 28-29.
  • Guitart, R., Mateo R. 2006. The use of lead in sports as a cause of poisoning and contamination. Science and Technology Notes 21: 36-42.

Other communication and dissemination actions

Participation in the documentary video recorded by Bird Life International on plumbism in waterfowl in relation to the ingestion of lead shot.

El Research Group in Wildlife Toxicology from the Institute for Game and Wildlife Research (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) participates teaching two master's degrees and a PhD program.

Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources (MUIBARC)

The overall goal of our Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC) is the training of graduates capable of developing scientific research tasks in the field of wildlife, particularly game species.

This Master is proposed as a specific offer of knowledge on wildlife and game species at a specialized level and complementary to the degree titles of various degrees for those students who intend to increase their training in ecology, biology, health, reproduction and management of wildlife.

The specific objectives of the Master are established for students to acquire the following skills:

  • Know, understand and be able to update the theoretical and practical scientific-technical foundations on which research on wildlife and other resources of hunting interest is based.
  • Generate initiative for research in the field of wildlife and its environment.
  • Know the work dynamics of the various research teams of a center dedicated to the study of hunting fauna, understanding their role in the general R+D+i system.
  • Master the most widely used laboratory and instrumentation techniques in wildlife research.
  • Address the realization of scientific projects on fauna and other resources of hunting interest: approach, hypothesis, selection of resources, analysis of results, presentation and discussion of them.
  • Being able to convey interest in research on hunting resources, attractively presenting the progress achieved thanks to it, and its impact at a social level and in other areas of research and development.
  • Being able to select the most suitable experimental model for the objectives of scientific research in wildlife or hunting.

Master's Degree in Environmental Sustainability in Local and Territorial Development

El Master's Degree in Environmental Sustainability in Local and Territorial Development offers advanced and multidisciplinary training in the fields of environmental sustainability and global change. This Master will respond, on the one hand, to the need to facilitate the progressive incorporation of highly qualified personnel in centers, institutions and companies where their work can be useful to promote local and territorial models of truly sustainable development, and, on the other, to a social demand that calls for more and better researchers in the field of monitoring global change and its impacts on natural heritage and environmental quality.

The general objective of the Master is to complement the training of university graduates and professionals related to environmental issues who wish to broaden their knowledge and improve their abilities to become experts or researchers within public and private institutions or companies. For this reason, the Master's program is designed to acquire a multidisciplinary and integrating perspective of environmental problems as a key element of sustainability, as well as a solid base of knowledge on the most appropriate current instruments for diagnosis, monitoring, evaluation, the recovery and proper management of natural heritage (biodiversity and geodiversity) and environmental quality in the face of global change pressures, as well as the application of criteria, tools and technologies to promote sustainable management modes in local and territorial development . To the extent that management and research come together in the sustainability monitoring processes, they have been taken as an appropriate reference to establish the double researcher and professional profile with which the Master has been structured.

PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

This doctoral program is made up of several centers of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), combining personal and material efforts for an offer of the highest quality and guarantee. The participating centers are the following:

  • Higher Technical School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineers (ETSIAM) of Albacete. Since 1999, the Doctorate Program in Agricultural Science and Engineering has been taught there, with more than 80 theses read since that date.
  • Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC) of Ciudad Real. The Doctorate Program in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources was taught, originating from previous ones that began in 2002, and which received the mention of excellence for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. More than 40 Theses have been read in these programs.
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Biochemistry (MA) of Toledo. The first doctoral program of the Department of Environmental Sciences is approved by the UCLM in 2002, later reconverting to the reality of the Faculty Doctoral Program: Tools and methods for the study and Conservation of the Natural Environment). During his career some 20 Theses have been read.
  • School of Agricultural Engineers (IA) of Ciudad Real.

The participating centers, with a long tradition in research, have in common their approach to agricultural and environmental issues, with applied biology as a common basic element and the interaction of their different fields of knowledge with the environment. The research lines of the program integrate, complementing each other, contents of agricultural production, forestry production, animal production and health, ecology, the study of global change, aerobiology, biodiversity, biotechnology and genetics or engineering.

As a result of the participation of the different centers, their professors and the lines of research in which they are articulated, a broad doctoral program is offered, integrating complementary, multidisciplinary knowledge and a reference in the environment and agricultural production systems, focused on the so-called "green engineering" and in-depth knowledge of biological systems and their interactions.

In addition, there is the participation of researchers from other institutions, who will collaborate in the program through collaboration agreements signed for this purpose. Among them, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) can be highlighted for its scientific significance. There is also the collaboration of the research and experimentation centers of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha in agrarian matters, making the program the agrarian benchmark for regional research. Likewise, there is the collaboration of different researchers and research groups of the program with the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA).

Doctoral theses defended

  • Martinez Haro, Monica. Contamination by lead shot in wetlands and evaluation of grit contributions as a measure to reduce lead in waterfowl. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Andrew J. Green. Doctoral Program in Biology and Technology of Hunting Resources, Institute for Hunting Resources Research (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 26/07/2010.
  • Rodriguez-Estival, Jaime. Lead contamination in large game and livestock in the mining area of ​​Valle de Alcudia and Sierra Madrona: use of biomarkers to study sublethal effects. Director: Rafael Mateo Soria. Doctoral Program in Biology and Technology of Hunting Resources, Institute for Hunting Resources Research (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 08/03/2012.
  • Diaz Sanchez, Sandra. Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp, and Campylobacter spp. in hunting wildlife of Castilla-La Mancha. Directors: Úrsula Höfle Hansen, María Dolors Vidal Roig, Sergio Sánchez Prieto. Doctoral Program in Biology and Technology of Hunting Resources, Institute for Hunting Resources Research (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 13/01/2012.
  • Garcia de Blas Bailiff, Esther. Metabolism of carotenoid pigments and expression of associated colored characters: the case of the red partridge (Alectoris rufa). Directors: Carlos Alonso Alvarez, Rafael Mateo Soria. PhD Program in Biology and Technology of Hunting Resources, Institute for Hunting Resources Research (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 16/09/2014.
  • Castellanos Exposito, Pilar. Effects on deer sperm quality of exposure to lead and other heavy metals: application to in vitro sperm exposure models. Director: Rafael Mateo Soria. Doctoral Program in Biology and Technology of Hunting Resources, Institute for Hunting Resources Research (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 19/09/2014.
  • Anza Gomez, Ibone. Epidemiology of avian botulism in the Tablas de Daimiel and other wetlands of Castilla-La Mancha. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Mª Dolors Vidal Roig. PhD Program in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources, Hunting Resources Research Institute (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 04/12/2014.
  • López Antía, Ana. Risk assessment of seed treatment with pesticides for wild birds in agricultural ecosystems: the case of the red partridge. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra. PhD Program in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources, Hunting Resources Research Institute (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 20/03/2015.
  • Vallverdu Coll, Nuria. Immunotoxic and reproductive effects of lead in birds affected by the ingestion of shot. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Manuel E. Ortiz Santaliestra and Francois Mougeot. PhD Program in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources, Hunting Resources Research Institute (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 01/02/2016.
  • Reglero Alvarez, Manuel. Heavy metal contamination in deer and wild boar from the mining area of ​​Valle de Alcudia and Sierra Madrona and its effects on oxidative stress and semen quality in deer. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Mark A. Taggart. PhD Program in Basic and Applied Research in Hunting Resources, Hunting Resources Research Institute (IREC), Department of Agroforestry and Genetics Science and Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 04/02/2016.
  • Lopez Perea, John Jairo. Development of biomonitoring methods in birds for the study of ecological traps associated to environmental pollutants. Director: R. Mateo. PhD Program in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC), Department of Agroforestry Science and Technology and Genetics, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 28/06/2018.
  • Tobajas Gonzalez, Jorge. Conditioned aversion as a tool to reduce predation by wild canids. Directors: P. Ferreras and R. Mateo. PhD Program in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC), Department of Agroforestry Science and Technology and Genetics, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Defense date: 04/10/2019.

Doctoral Theses in progress

  • Addy Orduna, Laura. Exposure and hazard characterization of neonicotinoid insecticides used as seed treatment in a granivorous bird species (Zenaida auriculata, Columbidae). Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria and Jimena Cazenave. National University of the Coast (Santa Fe, Argentina).
  • Dulsat Masvidal, Maria. Impact of pollution in aus in important areas for biodiversity. University of Barcelona. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria and Silvia Lacorte Bruguera.
  • Fernndez Vizcaino, Elena. Refinement of risk assessment of pesticide-treated seeds on granivorous wild birds. Directors: Manuel Ortiz Santaliestra, François Mougeot, Rafael Mateo. University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
  • Herrero Villar, Marta. Ecotoxicology of veterinary pharmaceuticals in avian scavengers from Spain. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria and Mark A. Taggart. University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
  • Mora Lagoon, Celia. Biotic and abiotic key components of the fluctuating Mediterranean floodplain ecosystem Tablas de Daimiel National Park. Hydroecological assessment contributions for an evidence-based management approach. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria and Máximo Florín. University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
  • Couple Career, Jennifer. Lead and mercury contamination in aquatic organisms in mining areas and restoration planning. Directors: Rafael Mateo Soria, Mónica Martínez Haro, Jaime Rodríguez Estival. Institute for Research in Hunting Resources (IREC), Department of Agroforestry Science and Technology and Genetics, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).