Scientific Publications

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Animal Conservation

ILLERA, J.C., DELGADO, A., TRUJILLO, D. & CARRASCAL, L.M. In Press

A multiple trait assessment provides insights into the short-time viability of a newly founded population in an endangered island passerine

Animal Conservation https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12927

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

GARCÍA, D., RUMEU, B., ILLERA, J.C., MIÑARRO, M., PALOMAR, G., GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P. 2024

Common birds combine pest control and seed dispersal in apple orchards though a hybrid interaction network

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.108927

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P., ALBRECHT, J., ARROYO, J.M., BUENO, R.S., BURGOS, T., ESCRIBANO-ÁVILA, G., FARWIG, N., GARCÍA, D., ILLERA, J.C., JORDANO, P., KUREK, P., RÖSNER, S., VIRGÓS, E. & SUTHERLAND, W.J. 2023

Frugivore-mediated seed dispersal in fragmented landscapes: compositional and functional turnover from forest to matrix

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120: e2302440120

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Ecosistemas

GARCÍA, D., SUÁREZ SEOANE, S., JIMÉNEZ-ALFARO, B., ÁLVAREZ, D., ÁLVAREZ, P., ÁLVAREZ, J.M., BARQUÍN, J., CALVO, L., ILLERA, J.C., LAIOLO, P., PÉREZ, I., QUEVEDO, M., ROCES, J.V., SANTÍN, C. 2023

Renaturalización pasiva en la Cordillera Cantábrica: bases y retos científicos para una sostenibilidad socio-ecológica

Ecosistemas 32(1): 2507

Molecular Ecology

MARTIN, C., SHEPPARD, E., ILLERA, J.C., SUH, A., NADACHOWSKA-BRZYSKA, K., SPURGIN, L. & RICHARDSON, D. 2023

Runs of homozygosity reveal past bottlenecks and contemporary inbreeding across diverging populations of an island colonising bird

Molecular Ecology 32: 1972–1989

DOI: 10.1111/mec.16865

Journal of Biogeography

LAIOLO, P., ILLERA, J.C. & OBESO, J.R. 2023

Stuck on top of a mountain: consequences of dispersal limitations for alpine diversity

Journal of Biogeography 50: 282– 290

Oikos

RUMEU, B., GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J. P., DE CASTRO, C., LÓPEZ-ORTA, A., ILLERA, J.C., MIÑARRO, M. & GARCIA, D. 2023

Increasing efficiency and reducing bias in the detection of seed-dispersal interactions based on mist-netted birds

Oikos e09261

Peer Community Journal

BARTHE, M., DOUTRELANT, C., COVAS, R., MELO, M., ILLERA, J.C., TILAK, M-K., COLOMBIER, C., LEROY, T., LOISEAU, C. & NABHOLZ, B. 2022

Evolution of immune genes in island birds: reduction in population sizes can explain island syndrome

Peer Community Journal 2: e67

Ardeola

GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P., RUMEU, B., TRAVESET, A. & ILLERA, J.C. 2022

Identifying avian seed dispersers through DNA barcoding after rapid field sampling

Ardeola 69: 279-290

Scientific Reports

JUSTEN, H., HASSELMANN, T., ILLERA, J.C., DELMORE, K., SERRANO, D., FLINKS, H., SENZAKI, M., KAWAMURA, K., HELM, B. & LIEDVOGEL, M. 2022

Population-specific association of Clock gene polymorphism with annual cycle timing in stonechats

Scientific Reports 12: 7947

Molecular Ecology

SHEPPARD, E.C., MARTIN, C.A., ARMSTRONG, C., GONZÁLEZ-QUEVEDO, C., ILLERA, J.C., SUH, A., SPURGIN, L.G. & RICHARDSON, D.S. 2022

Genomic associations with poxvirus across divergent island populations in Berthelot’s pipit

Molecular Ecology 31, 3154– 3173

Oikos

GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P., ONRUBIA, A., PÉREZ-MÉNDEZ, N., TARIFA, R. & ILLERA, J.C. 2022

Fruit abundance and trait matching determine diet type and body condition across frugivorous bird populations.

Oikos 202: e08315

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

FLORENCIO, M., PATIÑO, J. NOGUÉ, S., TRAVESET, A., BORGES, P.A.V., AMORIM, I.R., ARNEDO, M., ÁVILA, S.P., CARDOSO, P., DE NASCIMENTO, L., FERNÁNDEZ-PALACIOS, J.M., GABRIEL, S.I., GIL, A., GONÇALVES, V., HAROUN, R., ILLERA, J.C., LÓPEZ DARIAS, M., MARTÍN 2021

Macaronesia as a fruitful arena for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 718169

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

RECUERDA, M., ILLERA, J.C., BLANCO, G., ZARDOYA, R. & MILÁ, B. 2021

Sequential colonization of oceanic archipelagos led to a species-level radiation in the common chaffinch complex (Aves: Fringilla coelebs)

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 164: 107291

Nature

GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P., RUMEU, B., ALBRECHT, J., ARROYO, J.M., BUENO, R.S., BURGOS, T., DA SILVA, L.P., ESCRIBANO-ÁVILA, G., FARWIG, N., GARCÍA, D., HELENO, R.H., ILLERA, J.C., JORDANO, P., KUREK, P., SIMMONS, B.I., VIRGÓS, E., SUTHERLAND, W.J. & TRAVESET, A 2021

Limited potential for bird migration to disperse plants to cooler latitudes.

Nature 595: 75–79

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Evolution

LAIOLO, P., PATO, J., ILLERA, J.C., OBESO, J.R. 2021

Selection for functional performance in the evolution of cuticle hardening mechanisms in insects.

Evolution 75: 1132-1142

Royal Society Open Science

MARTIN, C.A., ARMSTRONG, C., ILLERA, J.C., EMERSON, B.C., RICHARDSON, D.S. & SPURGIN, L.G. 2021

Genomic variation, population history and within-archipelago adaptation between island bird populations.

Royal Society Open Science 8: 201146

Current Biology

LEROY, T., ROUSSELLE, M., TILAK, M-K., CAIZERGUES, A., SCORNAVACCA, C., RECUERDA CARRASCO, M., FUCHS, J., ILLERA, J.C., DE SWARDT, D.H., BLANCO, G., THÉBAUD, C., MILÁ, B. & NABHOLZ, B. 2021

Island songbirds as windows into evolution in small populations.

Current Biology 31: 1-8

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Featured in Current Biology: Burri, R. (2021). Evolution: Small populations, low recombination, big trouble? Current Biology, 31: R282–R309

Journal of Avian Biology

RODRÍGUEZ, A., RODRÍGUEZ, B., MONTELONGO, T., GARCIA-PORTA, J., PIPA, T., CARTY, M., DANIELSEN, J., SILVA, C., GERALDES, P., MEDINA, F.M. & ILLERA, J.C. 2020

Cryptic differentiation in the Manx Shearwater hinders the identification of a new endemic subspecies

Journal of Avian Biology 51 (11)https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02633