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  1. TAVECCHIA, G., MIRANDA, M.-A., BORRÁS, D., BENGOA, M., BARCELÓ, C. PAREDES-ESQUIVEL, C. AND SCHWARZ, C. 2017 Modelling the range expansion of the Tiger mosquito in a Mediterranean Island accounting for imperfect detection Frontiers in Zoology 14:39-49 doi. 10.1186/s12983-017-0217-x
  2. GARNIER, R., RAMOS, R., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., POISBLEAU, M., WEIMERSKIRCH, H., BURTHE, S., TORNOS, J., BOULINIER, T. 2017. Interpreting ELISA analyses from wild animal samples: some recurrent issues and solutions. Functional Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12942.
  3. TAVECCHIA, G., ORO, D., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., BÉCHET, A. 2017. The multidimensional value of long-term individual-based studies: more than lots of data. Avocetta 41:19-21.
  4. REAL, E., ORO, D., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., IGUAL, J. M., BERTOLERO, A., BOSCH, M. AND TAVECCHIA, G. 2017. Predictable anthropogenic food subsidies, density-dependence and socio-economic factors influence breeding investment in a generalist seabird. Journal Avian Biology 48:1-9 doi: 10.1111/jav.01454
  5. SANTIDRIAN TOMILLO, P., ROBINSON, N. J., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., SPOTILA, J. R., PALADINO, F. V. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2017. High and variable mortality of leatherback turtles reveal possible anthropogenic impacts. Ecology 98(8):2170-2179.  doi:10.1002/ecy.1909
  6. TENAN, S., FASOLA, M., VOLPONI, S. AND TAVECCHIA, G. 2017. Conspecific and not performance-based attraction on immigrants drives colony growth in a waterbird. Journal Animal Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12690
  7. PÉREZ-JORGE, S., M. LOUZAO, D. ORO, T. PEREIRA, C. CORNE, Z. WIJTTEN, I. GOMES, J. WAMBUA, AND F. CHRISTIANSEN. 2017. Estimating the cumulative effects of the nature-based tourism in a coastal dolphin population from southern Kenya. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 140:278–289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.08.011
  8. SORIA-DIAZ, L., FOWLER, M.S.,MONROY, O., ORO, D. 2017. Functional responses of cougars (Puma concolor) in a multiple prey-species system. Integrative Zoology. doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12262
  9. PINYA, S., TAVECCHIA, G., PÉREZ-MELLADO, V. 2017. Population model of an endangered amphibian: implications for conservation management. Endangered Species Research 34:123-130. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00835
  10. SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO; P.; FONSECA, L.; PALADINO, F.V.; SPOTILA, J.R.; ORO, D. 2017. Are thermal barriers “higher” in deep sea turtle nests? PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177256. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177256
  11. MATOVIC, N.,CADIOU, B., ORO, D., SANZ-AGUILAR, A. 2017. Disentangling the effects of predation and oceanographic fluctuations in the mortality of two allopatric seabird populations Population Ecology 59:225-238 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10144-017-0590-5.
  12. BASTIANELLI, G., TAVECCHIA, G., MELÉNDEZ, L. SEOANE, J., OBESO, J. R. and LAIOLO, P. 2017.Surviving at high elevations: an inter- and intra-specific analysis in a mountain bird community Oecologia doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3852-1
  13. GENOVART, M., DOAK, D., IGUAL, J.M., SPONZA, S. KRALJ, J., ORO, D. 2017. Varying demographic impacts of different fisheries on three Mediterranean seabird species. Global Change Biology 23: 3012-2029  doi: 10.1111/gcb.13670
  14. PAYO-PAYO A., GENOVART M., SANZ-AGUILAR A., GREÑO J., GARCÍA-TARRASÓN M., BERTOLERO A., PICCARDO J., ORO D. 2017. Colonisation in social species: the importance of breeding experience for dispersal in overcoming information barriers. Scientific reports, 7:42866 | DOI: 10.1038/srep42866
  15. SANZ-AGUILAR A., CORTES-AVIZANDA A.,  SERRANO D.,  BLANCO G., CEBALLOS O., GRANDE J.M., TELLA J.L., DONAZAR J.A. 2017. Sex- and age-dependent patterns of survival and breeding success in a long-lived endangered avian scavenger. Scientific reports, 7:40204 | DOI: 10.1038/srep40204
  16. HERNÁNDEZ N., ORO D., SANZ-AGUILAR A.. 2017. Environmental conditions, age, and senescence differentially influence survival and reproduction in the Storm Petrel. J Ornithology 158:113-123. doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1367-x.
  17. GREÑO, J. L., BERTOLERO, A., BORT, J., HOWARD, R., LUQUE, E., ORO, D., & SÁNCHEZ, A. 2017. Audouin’s Gulls Larus audouinii Affected by Sublingual Fistulas. Ardeola, 64(1), 5–11. http://doi.org/10.13157/arla.64.1.2017.sc
  18. ORO, D., BAIRD, P., AINLEY, D. 2017. REVIEWS: Conservation of Marine and Coastal Birds in the Mediterranean — Proceedings of the Unep-Map-Rac/Spa Symposium (Yésou, P., Sultana, J., Walmsley, J. & Azafzaf, H.); Lab Girl (Jahren, H.); Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands (Rauzon, M.J.). Marine Ornithology 45: 107-109.
  19. ROBINSON, N.J., FIGGENER, C., GATTO, C., LAZO-WASEM, E.A., PALADINO, F.V., SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P., ZARDUS, J.D., PINOU, T. 2017. Assessing potential limitations when characterising the epibiota of marine megafauna: effect of gender, sampling location, and inter-annual variation on the epibiont communities of olive ridley sea turtles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 497:71-77.
  20. SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P., ROBINSON, N.J., FONSECA, L.G., QUIRÓS-PEREIRA, W., ARAUZ, R., BEANGE, M., PIEDRA, R., VÉLEZ, E., PALADINO, F.V., SPOTILA, J.R. AND WALLACE, B.P. 2017. Secondary nesting beaches for leatherback turtles on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 45: 563-571.
  21. ROBINSON, N.J., STEWART, K.R., DUTTON, P.H., NEL, R., PALADINO, F.V., SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P. 2017. Standardizing curved carapace length measurements for leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, to investigate global patterns in body size. The Herpetological Journal 27: 231-234.
  22. ROBINSON, N.J., PALADINO, F.V. AND SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P. 2017. Evidence of a sea turtle commencing a post-nesting migration without laying all its vitellogenic follicles. Marine Turtle Newsletter 152:8-10.



  1. RIVAS, M.L., SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P., DIÉGUEZ-URIBEONDO, J. AND MARCO, A. 2016. Potential effects of dune scarps caused by beach erosion on the nesting behavior of leatherback turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551:239-248.
  2. PAYO-PAYO, A., GENOVART, M., BERTOLERO, A., PRADEL, R., AND ORO, D. 2016. Consecutive cohort effects driven by density-dependence and climate influence early-life survival in a long-lived bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.3042
  3. LOUZAO, M., NAVARRO, J., DELGADO-HUERTAS, A., DE SOLA, L. G., & FORERO, M. G. 2016. Surface oceanographic fronts influencing deep-sea biological activity: using fish stable isotopes as ecological tracers. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.10.012
  4. TAVECCHIA, G., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., & CANNELL, B. 2016. Modelling survival and breeding dispersal to unobservable nest sites. Wildlife Research, 43(5), 411–417. http://doi.org/10.1071/WR15187
  5. TAVECCHIA, G. ; SIMONE, T.; PRADEL, R.; IGUAL, J.M.; GENOVART, M.; ORO, D. 2016. Climate-driven vital rates do not always mean climate-driven populations. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13330
  6. TENAN, S.; IEMMA, A.; PEDRINI, P.; DE BARBA, M.; RANDI, E.; GROFF, C.; GENOVART, M. 2016. Evaluating mortality rates using a novel integrated framework for non-monogamous species. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12736
  7. PÉREZ-JORGE, S. ; GOMES, I.; HAYES, K.; CORTI, G; LOUZAO, M.; GENOVART, M.; ORO, D. 2016. Effects of nature-based tourism and environmental drivers on the demography of a small dolphin population. Biological Conservation 197:200–208. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.006
  8. SANZ-AGUILAR,A.;IGUAL,J.M.;TAVECCHIA, G.; GENOVART,M;ORO,D. 2016. When immigration mask threats: The rescue effect of a Scopoli’s shearwater colony in the Western Mediterranean as a case study. Biological Conservation:198, 33–36. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.03.034
  9. ROTGER, A., IGUAL, J. M., SMITH, J. J., & TAVECCHIA, G. 2016. The  relative role of population density and climatic factors in shaping the body growth rate of the balearic wall lizard (Podarcis lilfordi). Canadian Journal of Zoology. DOI:10.1139/cjz-2015-0188
  10. JOVANI, R.; LASCELLES, B.; GARAMSZEGI, L.Z.; MAVOR, R.; ORO, D. 2016. Colony size and foraging range in seabirds. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02781.
  11. SANZ-AGUILAR, A.; IGUAL, J.M.; ORO, D.; GENOVART, M.; TAVECCHIA, G..  2016. Estimating recruitment and survival in partially monitored populations. Journal of Applied Ecology . DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12580.
  12. Di MAGGIO, R.; CAMPOBELLO, D.; TAVECCHIA, G.; SARÁ, M. 2016. Habitat- and density-dependent demography of a colonial raptor in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems Biological Conservation. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.11.016
  13. CARBONERAS, C. & DIES, J. I. 2016. A new breeding population of Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus in the species’ main wintering area maintains independent spatial dynamics. Ibis. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12324
  15. GENOVART, M.; ARCOS, J.M.; ALVAREZ, D.; MCMINN, M.; MEIER, R.; WYNN, R.; GUILFORD, T.; ORO, D. Demography of the critically endangered Balearic shearwater: impacts of fisheries and time to extinction. Journal of Applied Ecology.DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12622
  16. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAIN, A. & JIMENEZ,2016. Anthropogenic areas as incidental substitutes for original habitat. Conservation Biology (in press).DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12644
  17. MUNILLA, I.;  GENOVART,M.; PAIVA, V.H.; VELANDO; A..2016. Colony Foundation in an Oceanic Seabird. PLoS One 11: e0147222. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147222
  18. RAMÍREZ, F., AFÁN, I., TAVECCHIA, G., CATALÁN, I.A., ORO, D., AND SANZ-AGUILAR, A. 2016. Oceanographic drivers and mistiming processes shape breeding success in a seabird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2287


  1. SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P.; SABA, V. S.; LOMBARD, C. D.; VALIULIS, J. M.; ROBINSON; N. J., PALADINO, F. V; … ORO, D. 2015. Global analysis of the effect of local climate on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles. Scientific Reports 5: 16789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep16789
  2. MARGALIDA, A.; COLOMER, M. À.; ORO, D.; ARLETTAZ, R., & DONÁZAR, J. A. 2015. Assessing the impact of removal scenarios on population viability of a threatened, long-lived avian scavenger. Scientific Reports 5: 16962. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep16962
  3. SANZ-AGUILAR,  A.; DE PABLO, F; DONÁZAR, J.A. 2015. Age-dependent survival of island vs. mainland populations of two avian scavengers: delving into migration costs. Oecologia, 179:405–414 doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3355-x.
  4. PÉREZ-JORGE, S.;PEREIRA, T.; CORNE, C.; WIJTTEN, Z.; OMAR, M.; KATELLO, J.; KINYUA, M.; ORO, D.; LOUZAO, M. 2015 Can Static Habitat Protection Encompass Critical Areas for Highly Mobile Marine Top Predators? Insights from Coastal East Africa. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133265. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133265
  5. HILL, J.E., PALADINO F.V., SPOTILA J.R., TOMILLO P.S. 2015. Shading and Watering as a Tool to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change in Sea Turtle Nests. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129528. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129528
  6. HERNÁNDEZ, N.; GENOVART, M.; IGUAL, J.M.; ORO, D. 2015. The influence of environmental conditions on age pattern in breeding performance in a transequatorial migratory seabird. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:69. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00069
  7. PAYO-PAYO, A.; ORO, D.; IGUAL, J.; JOVER, L.; SANPERA, C. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2015. Population control of an overabundant species achieved through consecutive anthropogenic perturbations. Ecological Applications 8:2228-2239. doi:10.1890/14-2090.
  8. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 2015. Stoch-aptation: a new term in evolutionary biology and paleontology. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 8:42-45 doi:10.4033/iee.2015.8.6.n
  9. SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P.; GENOVART, M.; PALADINO, F. V; SPOTILA, J. R.; ORO, D. 2015. Climate change overruns resilience conferred by temperature-dependent sex determination in sea turtles and threatens their survival. Global Change Biology 21:2980-2988. doi:10.1111/gcb.12918
  10. DORNFELD, T. C.; ROBINSON, N. J.; TOMILLO, P. S.; & PALADINO, F. V. 2015. Ecology of solitary nesting olive ridley sea turtles at Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Marine Biology, 162: 123–139. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2583-7
  11. FERNÁNDEZ-CHACÓN, A.; GENOVART, M. ; ÁLVAREZ, D.; CANO, J.M.; OJANGUREN, A.F.;RODRÍGUEZ-MUÑOZ, R. & NICIEZA, A.G. 2015. Neighbouring populations, opposite dynamics: survival and growth patterns of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in mountain streams. Oecologia 178:379-389 doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3222-9.
  12. RIVAS, M. L.; SANTIDRIÁN, P.; DIÉGUEZ, J. & MARCO, A. 2015. Leatherback hatchling sea- finding in response to artificial lighting: Interaction between wavelength and moonlight. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 463: 143–149. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.12.001
  13. STEIGERWALD, E. C.; IGUAL, J.M; PAYO-PAYO, A. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2015. Effects of decreased anthropogenic food availability on an opportunistic gull: evidence for a size-mediated response in breeding females. Ibis 157:439-448. doi:10.1111/ibi.12252
  14. CHAMBERT, T.; KENDALL, W. L.; HINES, J. E.; NICHOLS, J. D.; PEDRINI, P.; WADDLE, J. H.; TAVECCHIA, G.; WALLS, S.C.; TENAN, S. 2015. Testing hypotheses on distribution shifts and changes in phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:638-687. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12362
  15. BALLERINI, T.; TAVECCHIA, G.;; PEZZO, F.; JENOUVRIER, S. & OLMASTRONI, S. 2015. Predicting responses of the Adelie penguin population of Edmonson Point to future sea ice changes in the Ross Sea. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00008
  16. SANZ-AGUILAR, A.; JOVANI, R.; MELIÁN, C. J.; PRADEL, R.; & TELLA, J.L. 2015. Multievent capture-recapture analysis reveals individual foraging specialisation in a generalist species. Ecology 96:1650-1660. doi:10.1890/14-0437.1
  17. MOYA, O., MANSILLA, P.L., MADRAZO, S., IGUAL, J.M., ROTGER, A., ROMANO, A. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2015. APHIS: A new software for photo-matching in ecological studies. Ecological Informatics, 27:64–70. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.03.003
  18. CYRUS, A. Z., SWIGGS, J., SANTIDRIAN, P., PALADINO, F. V., & PETERS, W. S. 2015. Cannibalism causes size-dependent intraspecific predation pressure but does not trigger autotomy in the intertidal gastropod Agaronia propatula. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 7: 1–9. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyv007
  19. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., SÁNCHEZ-ZAPATA, J. A., CARRETE, M., RAMÓN, J., ÁVILA, E., ARENAS, R., & ANTONIO, J. 2015. Action on multiple fronts , illegal poisoning and wind farm planning , is required to reverse the decline of the Egyptian vulture in southern Spain. Biological Conservation 187: 10–18. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.029
  20. REBOLO-IFRÁN, N.,  CARRETE, M., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., RODRÍGUEZ-MARTÍNEZ, S., CABEZAS, S., MARCHANT, T., BORTOLOTTU, G. AND TELLA, J. L. 2015. Links between fear of humans, stress and survival support a non-random distribution of birds among urban and rural hábitats. Scientific Reports 5:13723.  DOI: 10.1038/srep13723
  21. MARTINEZ-ABRAÍN, A. 2015. Are edge bird populations doomed to extinction: A response to Munilla et al. Biological Conservation 191:843-844. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.014
  22. DELL'ARICCIA, G., BLANC L, BONADONNA, F., SANZ-AGUILAR, A. 2015. Mediterranean storm petrels rely on nest position for homing after migration: a test with artificial nest boxes. Animal Behaviour 107: 97-104  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.06.010
  23. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., CARRETE, M., EDELAAR, P., POTTI, J.  AND TELLA, J. L. 2015. The empty temporal niche: breeding phenology differs between coexisting native and invasive birds. Biological Invasions 17:3275-3288. DOI :10.1007/s10530-015-0952-x.
  24. SERGIO, F., TAVECCHIA, G., TANFERNA, A., LÓPEZ JIMÉNEZ, L., BLAS, J., DE STEPHANIS, R., MARCHANT, T.A., KUMAR, N., HIRALDO, F. 2015. No effect of satellite tagging on survival, recruitment, longevity, productivity and social dominance of a raptor, and the provisioning and condition of its offspring. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1665-1675 doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12520
  25. PÉREZ-MELLADO, V., GARCIA-DIEZ, T., HERNÁNDEZ-ESTÉVEZ, J.A. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2015 Behavioural processes, ephemeral resources and spring population dynamics of an insular lizard, Podarcis lilfordi (Squamata: Lacertidae). Italian Journal of Zoology 82:556-564 doi: 10.1080/11250003.2015.1093035
  26. PAYO-PAYO, A. & LOBO, J. M. 2015. The unpredictable characteristics of the localities where new Iberian species will be discovered. Diversity and Distributions 22:73-82 doi:10.1111/ddi.12386
  28. ÁLVAREZ, D.; LOURENÇO, A.; ORO, D.; VELO-ANTÓN, G. 2015. Assessment of census (N) and effective population size (Ne) reveals consistency of Ne single-sample estimators and a high Ne/N ratio in an urban and isolated population of fire salamanders. Conservation Genetics Resources 7:705–712
  29. ARIZAGA, J.; HERRERO, A.; ALDALUR, A.; CUADRADO, J.F.; ORO, D. 2015. Effect of fledgling body condition on juvenile survival in the yellow-legged gull. Acta Ornithologica 50:139-147
  30. STENSETH, N. C.; DURANT, J. M.; FOWLER, M. S.; MATTHYSEN, E.; ADRIAENSEN, F.; JONZÉN, N., CHAN; K.-S; LIU, H.; DE LAET, J.; SHELDON, B.C.; VISSER, M.E.; DHONDT; A. A. 2015. Testing for effects of climate change on competitive relationships and coexistence between two bird species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282: 1807. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1958




  1. ORO, D.; HERNÁNDEZ, N.; JOVER, L.; GENOVART, M. 2014. From recruitment to senescence: food shapes the age-dependent pattern of breeding performance in a long-lived bird. Ecology 95:446-457
  2. MARGALIDA, A., COLOMER, M.A., ORO, D. 2014. Man-induced activities modify demographic parameters in a long-lived species: effects of poisoning and health policies. Ecological Applications 24:436–444
  3. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. 2014. Is the "n=30 rule of thumb" of ecological field studies reliable? A call for greater attention to the variability in our data. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 37:1-5
  4. SANTIDRIÁN –TOMILLO, P., ORO, D., PALADINO, F.V., PIEDRA, R., SIEG, A.E., SPOTILA, J.R. 2014. High beach temperatures increased female-biased primary sex ratios but reduced output of female hatchlings in the leatherback turtle. Biological Conservation 176:71-9.
  5. TENAN, S., PRADEL, R., TAVECCHIA, G., IGUAL, J.M., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., GENOVART M. AND ORO, D. 2014. Hierarchical modelling of population growth rate from individual capture–recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:606-614
  6. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., . TAVECCHIA,G., AFÁN, I., RAMÍREZ, F., DOXA,A., BERTOLERO, A., GUTIÉRREZ-EXPÓSITO, C., FORERO, M.G. AND ORO, D. 2014. Living on the Edge: Demography of the Slender-Billed Gull in the Western Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 9 (3): e92674
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  8. PAGEL, J., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., GÓMEZ, J.A., JIMÉNEZ, J., ORO, D. 2014. A Long-Term Macroecological Analysis of the Recovery of a Waterbird Metacommunity after Site Protection. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105202. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105202
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  12. SANTIDRIÁN TOMILLO, P., ROBERTS, S.A., HERNÁNDEZ, R., SPOTILA, J.R. & PALADINO, F.V. 2014. Nesting ecology of East Pacific green turtles at Playa Cabuyal, Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. Marine Ecology 36:506-516
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  14. FERNÁNDEZ-CHACÓN, A., STEFANESCU, C., GENOVART, M., NICHOLS, J.D., HINES, J.E., PÁRAMO, F., TURCO, M. & ORO, D. 2014. Determinants of extinction-colonization dynamics in Mediterranean butterflies: the role of landscape, climate and local habitat features. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 276–285
  15. ORO, D. 2014. Seabirds and climate: knowledge, pitfalls, and opportunities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2:79. doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00079
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  1. RUIZ DE INFANTE ANTÓN, J., ROTGER, A., IGUAL, J.M., TAVECCHIA,G. 2013. Estimating lizard population density: an empirical comparison between line transect and capture-recapture methods. Wildlife Research  40:552-560
  2. ORO, D., GENOVART, M., TAVECCHIA, G., FOWLER, M.S., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. 2013. Ecological and evolutionary implications of food subsidies from humans. Ecology Letters 16:1501-1514
  3. RAMIREZ, F., GARCIA-TARRASÓN, M., RAMI, L., GENOVART, M., JOVER, L., & SANPERA, C. 2013. The role of calcium in constraining egg synthesis in the audouin's gull (ichthyaetus audouinii). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 91:640-645
  4. GENOVART, M., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., FERNÁNDEZ-CHACÓN, A., IGUAL, J.M., PRADEL, R., FORERO, M.G., ORO, D. 2013. Contrasting effects of climatic variability on the demography of a trans-equatorial migratory seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:121-130.
  5. GENOVART, M., TAVECCHIA, G., ENSENYAT, J.J., LAIOLO, P. 2013. Holding up a mirror to the society: children recognize exotic species much more than local ones. Biological Conservation 159:484-489
  6. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., CRESPO, J., BERDUGO, M.,  GUTIÉRREZ, L., LAFUENTE, A., MAÑAS, A., DE MIGUEL, J.M. 2013. Causes of human impact to protected vertebrate wildlife parallel long-term socio-economical changes in Spain. Animal Conservation 16:286-294
  7. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. & ORO, D. 2013. Preventing development and implementation of dogmatic approaches in conservation biology: a review. Biological Conservation 159:539-547
  8. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., VIEDMA, C., GÓMEZ, J.A., BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., JIMÉNEZ, J., GENOVART, M., TENAN, S. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of a hunting moratorium on target and non-target species. Biological Conservation 165: 171-178.
  9. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. 2013. Why do ecologists aim to get positive results? Once again, negative results are necessary for better knowledge accumulation. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 36: Forum.
  10. FERNANDEZ-CHACÓN, A., GENOVART, M., PRADEL, R., TAVECCHIA, G., BERTOLERO, A., PICCARDO, J., FORERO, M.G, AFAN, I., MUNTANER, J., ORO, D. 2013. When to stay, when to disperse and where to go: survival and dispersal patterns in a spatially structured seabird population. Ecography 36:1-10
  11. CARBONERAS, C., TAVECCHIA, G., GENOVART, M., REQUENA, S.,OLIVÉ, M., ORO, D. 2013. Inferring geographic origin, population structure and migration routes of a wintering population of Mediterranean gulls from resightings data. Population Ecology 55:345-351.
  12. HENDRIKS, I.E. TENAN, S., TAVECCHIA, G., MARBÀ, N., JORDÀ, G., DEUDERO, S., ÁLVAREZ, E., AND DUARTE, C. M. 2013. Recreational tourism structures coastal populations of the largest Mediterranean bivalve. Biological Conservation 160:105-113
  13. FOWLER, M.S. & RUOKOLAINEN, L. 2013. Confounding environmental colour and distribution shape leads to underestimation of population extinction risk. PLOS One 8(2): e55855
  14. FOWLER, M.S. & RUOKOLAINEN, L. 2013. Colonization, covariance and colour: environmental and ecological drivers of diversity-stability relationships. Journal of Theoretical Biology 324: 32-41
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  18. IGUAL, J.M., ORO, D., TAVECCHIA, G. 2013. The biparental pattern of incubation and its relationship to food availability  in the Yellow-Legged Gull Larus michahellis. Ardeola 60:365-370
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  20. BICKNELL, A.; ORO, D.; CAMPHUYSEN, K.; VOTIER, S. 2013. Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 649-658
  21. CHOQUET R, SANZ-AGUILAR A,  DOLIGEZ B, NOGUÉ E, PRADEL R, GUSTAFSSON L & GIMENEZ O. 2013. Estimating demographic parameters from capture–recapture data with dependence among individuals within clusters. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:474-482
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  1. ORO, D., JIMENEZ, J., CURCÓ, A. 2012. Some Clouds Have a Silver Lining: Paradoxes of Anthropogenic Perturbations from Study Cases on Long-Lived Social Birds. PLoS ONE 7: e42753
  2. MARTÍNEZ-JAUREGUI, M.; TAVECCHIA, G.; CEDENILLA, M. A.; COULSON, T.; FERNÁNDEZ DE LARRINOA, P; MUÑOZ,  M.; GONZÁLEZ, L. M. 2012. Population resilience of the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus at Cabo Blanco peninsula. Marine Ecology - Progress Series 461: 273-281
  3. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., TAVECCHIA, G., REGAN H., JIMÉNEZ, J., SURROCA, M. & ORO, D. 2012. Effects of wind farms and food scarcity on a large scavenging bird species following an epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopaty. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:109-117.
  4. FERNÁNDEZ-OLALLA M, MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A.,  CANUT, J., GARCÍA, D., AFONSO, I. AND GONZÁLEZ, L.M. 2012. Assessing different management scenarios to reverse the declining trend of a relict capercaillie population: a modelling approach within an adaptive framework. Biological Conservation 148:79-87.
  5. R. LEWISON, D. ORO, B. GODLEY, L. UNDERHILL, S. BEARHOP, R. WILSON, D. AINLEY, J. M. ARCOS, P. D. BOERSMA, P. BORBOROGLU, T. BOULINIER, M. FREDERIKSEN, M. GENOVART, J. GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J. A. GREEN, D. GRÉMILLET, K. C. HAMER, G.M. HILTON, K. D. HYRENBACH, A. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, W. A. MONTEVECCHI, R. A. PHILLIPS, P. G. RYAN, P. SAGAR, W. J. SYDEMAN, P. YORIO, S. WANLESS,Y. WATANUKI, H. WEIMERSKIRCH. 2012. Research priorities for seabirds: Improving seabird conservation and management in the 21st century. Endangered Species Research 17:93-121
  6. GENOVART, M., PRADEL, R. AND ORO, D. 2012. Exploiting uncertain ecological fieldwork data with multi-event capture-recapture modelling: an example with bird sex assignment. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81:970-977.
  7. GENOVART, M., JUSTE, J., CONTRERAS-DÍAZ , H. AND ORO, D.2012. Genetic and phenotypic differentiation between the critically endangered Balearic shearwater and neighbouring colonies of its sibling species. Journal of Heredity 103:330-341
  8. TAVECCHIA, G., ADROVER, J., NAVARRO, A.M. and PRADEL, R., 2012. Modelling mortality causes in longitudinal data in the presence of tag loss: Application to raptor poisoning and electrocution. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49:297-305.
  9. KIM, S.Y., SANZ-AGUILAR, A., MINGUEZ, E. & ORO, D. 2012. Small-scale spatial variation in evolvability for life-history traits in the storm petrel. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 439-446.
  10. De JUAN, S.; MORANTA, J.; HINZ, H.; BARBERÁ, C.; OJEDA, C.; ORO, D.; ORDINES, F.; ÓLAFSSON, E.; DEMESTRE, M.,  MASSUTÍ, E.; LLEONART, J. 2012. A regional network of sustainable managed areas as the way forward for the implementation of a Ecosystem- Based Fisheries Management in the Mediterranean. Ocean and Costal Management 65: 51-58.
  11. RONCONI, R.A., LASCELLES, B.G., LANGHAM, G.M., REID, J.B., ORO, D. 2012. The role of seabirds in Marine Protected Area identification, delineation, and monitoring: introduction and synthesis. Biological Conservation 156:1-4.
  12. JOVANI, R., SCHIELZETH, H., MAVOR, R., ORO, D. 2012. Specificity of grouping behaviour: comparing colony sizes for the same seabird species in distant populations. Journal of Avian Biology 43:397-403.
  13. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., MÍNGUEZ, E., ORO, D. 2012. Is laying a large egg expensive? Female-biased cost of first reproduction in a petrel. Auk 129:510-516
  14. LIBOIS, E., GIMENEZ, O., ORO, D., MÍNGUEZ, E., PRADEL, R., SANZ-AGUILAR, A. 2012. Nest boxes: a successful management tool for the conservation of an endangered seabird. Biological Conservation 155:39-43
  15. TENAN S., ADROVER J., MUÑOZ NAVARRO A., SERGIO F., TAVECCHIA G. 2012. Demographic Consequences of Poison-Related Mortality in a Threatened Bird of Prey. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49187
  16. FOWLER, M.S.;LAAKSO, J.;KAITALA, V.;RUOKOLAINEN, V. & RANTA, E.2012. Species dinamics alter community diversity-biomass stability relantionships. Ecology Letters 15:1387-1396
  17. HENDRIKS, I.; DEUDERO S.; TAVECCHIA, G.2012. Recapture probability underwater: predicting the detection of the threatened noble pen shell in seagrass meadows. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 10:824-831


  1. MARGALIDA, A., ORO, D., CORTES-AVIZANDA, A.,HEREDIA, R., DONAZAR, J.A. 2011. Misleading population stimates:biases and consistency of visual surveys and matrix modelling in the endangered bearded vulture. PLoS ONE 6: e26784
  2. MUNILLA, I., ARCOS, J.M., ORO, D., ALVAREZ, D., LEYENDA, P.M., VELANDO, A. 2011. Mass mortality of seabirds in the aftermath of the Prestige oil spill. Ecosphere 2:art83.
  3. ALMARAZ, P., ORO, D. 2011. Size-mediated nontrophic interactions and stochastic predation drive long-term assembly and dynamics in a seabird community. Ecology 92: 1948–1958.
  4. CHOKRI, M.A., HAMMOUDA, A., TAVECCHIA, G. 2011. Survival of Slender-billed gulls chicks during the creching period. Bird Study 58:443-449
  5. FERNÁNDEZ-CHACÓN, A., BERTOLERO,A., AMENGUAL, A. D., TAVECCHIA G., HOMAR. V.,ORO; D. 2011.Spatial heterogeneity in the effects of climate change on the population dynamics of a Mediterranean tortoise. Global Change Biology 17:3075-3088
  6. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A., REGAN, H. M., VIEDMA, C., VILLUENDAS, E., BARTOLOME, M. A., GOMEZ, J. A., ORO, D. 2011.  Cost-effectiveness of translocation options for a threatened waterbird. Conservation Biology 25:726-735
  7. LOUZAO, M., ARCOS, J.M., GUIJARRO, B., VALLS, M., ORO, D. 2011. Seabird-trawling interactions: factors affecting species-specific to regional community utilisation of fisheries waste. Fisheries Oceanography 20:263-277
  8. NAVARRO, J., COLL, M., LOUZAO, M., PALOMERA, I., DELGADO, A., FORERO, M.F. 2011. Comparison of ecosystem modelling and isotopic approach as ecological tools to investigate food webs in the NW Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401: 97–104
  9. LOUZAO, M.,  NAVARRO, J., FORERO, M.G, IGUAL, J.M., GENOVART, M., HOBSON, K.A., ORO, D. 2011. Exploiting the closest productive area: geographical segregation of foraging grounds in a critically endangered seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:291-301
  10. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., TAVECCHIA, G., GENOVART, M., IGUAL, J.M., ORO, D., ROUAN, L. & PRADEL, R. 2011. Studying the reproductive skipping behavior in long lived birds by adding nest inspection to individual-based data. Ecological Applications 21:555-564.
  11. ORO, D., TAVECCHIA, G., GENOVART, M. 2011. Comparing demographic parameters of philopatric and immigrant individuals in a long-lived bird adapted to unstable habitats. Oecologia 165: 935-945.
  12. PADRÓN, B., M. NOGALES, A. TRAVESET, M. VILÀ, A. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, D. P. PADILLA & P. MARRERO. 2011. Integration of invasive Opuntia spp. by native and alien seed dispersers in the Mediterranean area and the Canary Islands. Biological Invasions 13: 831-844
  13. SERGIO, S., TAVECCHIA, G., BLAS, J, LÓPEZ, L., TANFERMA, A., HIRALDO, F. 2011. Variation in age-structures vital rates of a long-lived raptor: implications for population growth. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 107-115
  14. ORO, D., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., VILLUENDAS, E., SARZO, B., MÍNGUEZ  E., CARDA, J., GENOVART, M. 2011. Lessons from a failed translocation program with a seabird species: determinants of success and conservation value. Biological Conservation 144: 851-858
  15. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., ANADÓN, J.D., GIMÉNEZ, A., BALLESTAR, R., GRACIÁ, E. and ORO, D., 2011. Coexisting with fire: The case of the terrestrial tortoise Testudo graeca in mediterranean shrublands. Biological Conservation 144: 1040-1049
  16. DRUMMOND, H., RODRIGUEZ, C. & ORO, D. 2011. Natural "poor start" does not increase mortality over the lifetime. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Series B 278:3421-3427


  1. ORO, D., TORRES, R., RODRIGUEZ, C., DRUMMOND, H. 2010. Climatic influence of demographic parameters of a tropical seabird varies with age and sex. Ecology 91: 1205-1214
  2. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., TAVECCHIA, G., MINGUEZ, E., MASSA, B. LO VALVO, F., BALLESTEROS, G.A., BARBERA, G.G., AMENGUAL, J.F., RODRIGUEZ, A.,MCMINN, M. & ORO, D. 2010. Recapture processes and biological inference in monitoring burrowing nesting seabirds. Journal of Ornithology 151:133-146
  3. KÄKELÄ, R., KÄKELÄ A.,MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., SARZO, B., LOUZAO, M, GERIQUE,C., VILLUENDAS, E., STRANDBERG, U., FURNESS, R.W & ORO,D. 2010. Fatty acid signature analysis confirms foraging resources of a globally endangered Mediterranean seabird species: calibration test and application to the wild. Marine Ecology Progress Series 398: 245-258
  4. GENOVART, M., NEGRE, N., TAVECCHIA, G.,BISTUER, A., PARPAL, L., ORO, D. 2010. The young, the weak and the sick: Evidence of natural selection by predation. PLoS ONE 5: E9774
  5. BARTUMEUS, F., GIUGGIOLI,L., LOUZAO, M., BRETAGNOLLE, V., ORO, D., LEVIN, S.L. 2010. Fishery discards impact on seabirds movement patterns at regional scales. Current Biology 20: 215-222
  6. HERNÁNDEZ-MATÍAS, A., REAL, J., PRADEL, R., RAVAYROL, A., VINCENT-MARTIN, N.,BOSCA, F., CHEYLAN, G. 2010. Determinants of territorial recruitment in Bonelli´s eagle (Aquila fasciata) populations. The Auk 127:173-184
  7. FOWLER. M.S. 2010. Extinction cascades and the distribution of species interactions. Oikos 119: 864-873
  8. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. & ORO, D. Applied conservation services of the evolutionary theory. Evolutionary Ecology 6: 1381-1392
  9. BALKIZ, O. & PRADEL, R. et al. 2010. Experience-dependent natal philopatry of breeding greater flamingos. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1045-1056
  10. LESBARRÈRES, D., FOWLER, M.S., PAGANO, A. and LODÉ, T. (2010) Recovery of anuran community diversity following habitat replacement. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 148-156
  11. NAVARRO, J., ORO, D., BERTOLERO, A., GENOVART, M., DELGADO, A., AND FORERO, M.G. 2010. Age and sexual differences in the exploitation of two anthropogenic trophic resources for an opportunistic seabird. Marine Biology 157:2453-2459
  12. RAMÍREZ, F., HOBSON, K. A., WASSENAAR, L.I., WANGENSTEEN, O., GENOVART, M., VISCOR, G., SANPERA, C., JOVER, L. 2010. A physiological marker for quantifying differential reproductive investment between the sexes in Yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396:48-52
  13. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ORO, D., JIMENEZ, J., STEWART, G., & PULLIN, A. 2010. A systematic review on the effects of recreational activities on birds of prey. Basic and Applied Ecology 11:312-319
  14. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 2010. Imaginary populations. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 33: 117
  15. LANERI, K., LOUZAO, M., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ARCOS, J.M., BELDA, E.J., GUALLART, J., SÁNCHEZ, A., GIMÉNEZ, M., MAESTRE, R., D. ORO. 2010. Trawling regime influences longline seabird bycatch in the Mediterranean: new insights from a small scale fishery. Marine Ecology Progress Series  420: 241-252
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  1. ORO, D., PEREZ-RODRÍGUEZ, A., MARTÍNEZ-VILALTA, A., BERTOLERO, A., VIDAL, F., GENOVART, M. 2009. Interference competition in a threatened seabird community: a paradox for a successful conservation. Biological Conservation 142:1830-1835
  2. BALLERINI, T., TAVECCHIA, G., OLMASTRONI, S., PEZZO, F. & FOCARDI, S. 2009. Non-linear effects of winter sea ice on the survival probabilities of Adélie penguins. Oecologia 161. 253-265
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  5. TAVECCHIA, G., VIEDMA, C., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., GÓMEZ, J.A. & ORO. D. Maximizing reintroduction success: assessing the inmediate cost of release in a threatened waterfowl. Biological Conservation 142:3005-3012
  6. RAMOS, R., GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J., CROXALL, J.P., ORO, D. & RUIZ, X. 2009. Understanding oceanic migrations with intrinsic biogeochemical markers. PLoS ONE 4: E6236
  7. BERTOLERO, A.& ORO, D., 2009. Conservation diagnosis of reintroducing Mediterranean pond turtle: what is wrong? Animal Conservation 12:581-591
  8. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAIN, A. 2009. Improving the efficiency of manuscript selection. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 32:49-50
  9. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAIN, A., CRESPO, J., JIMÉNEZ, J., GÓMEZ, J.A & ORO, D. 2009. Is the historical war against wildlife over in southern Europe? Animal Conservation 12:204-208
  10. GONZÁLEZ, E.G., GENOVART, M., ORO, D., ZARDOYA, R., JUSTE, J. 2009. Polimorphic microsatellite marquers for the critically endangered Balearic shearwater, Puffinus mauretanicus. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1044-1046
  11. GENOVART, M. 2009. Natural hybridization and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 1435-1439
  12. RUFFINO, L., BOURGEOIS, K., VIDAL, E., DUHEM,C., PARACUELLOS, M., ESCRIBANO, F., SPOSIMO, P., BACETTI, N., PASCAL, M., ORO, D. 2009. Invasive rats and seabirds after 2,000 years of an unwanted coexistence on Mediterranean islands. Biological Invasions 11:1631-1650
  13. TRAVESET, A., NOGALES, M., ALCOVER, J.A., DELGADO, J.D., LÓPEZ-DARIAS, M.,GODOY, D., IGUAL, J.M., BOVER, P. 2009. A review on the effects of alien rodents in the Balearic (Western Mediterranean Sea) and Canary Islands (Eastern Atlantic Ocean). Biological Invasions 11:1653-1670
  14. GRANDE, J.M., SERRANO, D., TAVECCHIA, G., CARRETE, M., CEBALLOS, O., DÍAZ-DELGADO, R., TELLA, J.L., DONÁZAR, J.A. 2009. Survival in a long-lived territorial migrant: effects of life-history traits and ecological conditions in wintering and breeding areas. Oikos 118:580-590
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  16. SANZ-AGUILAR, A., MASSA, B., LO VALVO, F., ORO, D., MÍNGUEZ, E. & TAVECCHIA, G. 2009. Contrasting age- specific recruitment and survival at different spatial scales: a case study with the European Storm Petrel. Ecography 32:637-646
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  20. PAPADATOU, E., BUTLIN, R.K., PRADEL, R., ALTRINGHAM, J.D. 2009. Sex-specific roost movements and population dynamics of the vulnerable long-fingered bat, Myotis capaccinii. Biological Conservation 142: 280-289


  1. VOTIER, S., BIRKHEAD, T.R., ORO, D., TRINDER, M., GRANTHAM, M.J., CLARK, J.A., McCLEERY, R.H., HATCHWELL, B.J. 2008. Recruitment and survival of inmature seabirds in relation to oil spills and climate variability. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:974-983
  2. ORO, D., MARGALIDA, A., CARRETE, M., HEREDIA, R., DONAZAR, J.A. 2008. Testing the goodness of supplementary feeding to enhance population viability in and endangered vulture. PLoS ONE 3: e4084
  3. JOVANI, R., MAVOR, R. & ORO, D. 2009. Hidden patterns of colony size variation. a logarithmic point of view. Oikos 117: 1774-1781
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  8. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ORO, D., CONESA, D., JIMENEZ, J.2008. The compromise between wildlife enjoyment and disturbance: The role of observed and observers. Environmental Conservation 35: 104-108
  9. PÉREZ,C. VELANDO, A., MUNILLA, I. LÓPEZ-ALONSO, M. & ORO, D. 2008. Monitoring PAH pollution in the marine environment after the Prestige oil-spill by means of seabird blood analysis. Environmental Science& Technology 42:703-713
  10. LOUZAO, M., IGUAL, J.M., GENOVART, M., FORERO, M.G., HOBSON, K.A., ORO, d. 2008. Interpopulation variation in egg size of an endangered Procellariiform: interplay between body size and feeding ecology. Acta Oecologica 34:186-193
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  1. FURNESS, R.W., EDWARDS, A.E. & ORO, D. 2007. Influences of fisheries management practices and scavenging of seabirds on the availability of discards to benthic scavengers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 350:235-244
  2. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAIN, A. 2007. Are there any differences? A nonsensical ecological question. Acta Oecologica 32:203-206
  3. BERTOLERO, A., ORO, D. & BESNARD, A. 2007. Modelling adult survival in an introduced population of Hermann’s tortoise Testudo hermanni hermanni: some lessons for conservation. Animal Conservation 10:360-368
  4. TAVECCHIA, G., PRADEL, R., GENOVART, M. & ORO, D. 2007. Density-dependent parameters and demographic equilibrium in open populations. Oikos 116:1481-1492
  5. GONZALEZ-SOLÍS, J. , CROXALL, J.P., ORO, D. & RUIZ, X. 2007. Transequatorial migration and mixing in the wintering area in a pelagic seabird. Frontiers in Ecology an the Environment 5(6):297-301
  6. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., VIEDMA, C., BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., GÓMEZ, J.A. & ORO, D. 2007. Hunting sites as ecological traps for coots in southern Europe: implications for the conservation of a threatened species.. Endangered Species Research 3: 69-76
  7. GENOVART, M., ORO, D., JUSTE, J. & BERTORELLE, G. 2007. What genetics tell us about the conservation of the critically endangered Balearic Shearwater? Biological Conservation 137:283-193
  8. IGUAL, J.M., FORERO, M.G., ORO, D. & GOMEZ, T. 2007. Can an introduced predator trigger an evolutionary trap in a colonial seabird? Biological Conservation 37: 189-196
  9. ORO, D. & MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A.. 2007 . Deconstructing myths on large gulls and their impact on threatened sympatric waterbirds. Animal Conservation 10:117-126
  10. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A, BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., VILLUENDAS, E., SARZO,B.,GERIQUE, C. & ORO, D. 2007. Some reflections on an osmotic-stress experiment in Audouin´s gull. Dugastella 4:53-57


  1. SANZ, A., MINGUEZ, E., DE LEÓN, L., MARÍNEZ ABRAÍN, A. SARZO, B., SANTAMARÍA,J. & ORO, D. 2006. Scientifically-based management solves conflict between European storm petrels and their facultative predator at minimum cost. Ecologia Mediterranea 31:104-105
  2. LOUZAO, M., HYRENBACH, K.D., ARCOS, J.M., ABELLÓ, P., GIL DE SOLA, L. & ORO, D. 2006. Oceanographic habitat of a critically endangered Mediterranean Procellariiform: Implications for the design of marine protected areas. Ecological applications 16:1683-1695
  3. FORERO, M.G.,GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J., IGUAL, J.M., HOBSON, K.A., RUIZ, X. & VISCOR, G. 2006. Ecological variance in T-cell mediated immune-response in Cory´s shearwaters Calonectris diomedea. Condor 108:865-876
  4. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ORO, D., VELANDO, A., GENOVART, X., GERIQUE, C., BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., SARZO, B. & VILLUENDAS, E. 2006. Morphometric similarities between central and peripheral populations of the European shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis. Marine Ornithology 34:21-24
  5. LOUZAO, M., IGUAL, JM., MCMINN, M., AGUILAR, J.S., TRIAY, R. ORO, D2006. Small pelagic fish, trawling discards and breeding performance of the critically endangered Balearic Shearwater: improving conservation diagnosis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318:247-254
  6. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., VELANDO, A., ORO, D., GENOVART, X., GERIQUE, C., BARTOLOMÉ, M.A., VILLUENDAS, E. & SARZO, B. 2006. Sex-specific mortality of European shags during the Prestige oil spill: demographic implications for the recovery of colonies. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318:271-276
  7. PAREJO, D., ORO, D. & DANCHIN. 2006. Testing habitat copying in breeding habitat selection in a species adapted to variable environments. Ibis,148:146-154
  8. ORO, D., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., PARACUELLOS, M, NEVADO, J.C., GENOVART, M. 2006. Influence of density-dependence on predator-prey seabird interactions at large spatio-temporal scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Series B: 273: 379-383
  9. RODRIGUEZ, A. GARCÍA, A.M., CERVERA, F. & PALACIOS, V. 2006. Landscape and anti-predation determinants of nest-site selection, nest distribution and productivity in a Mediterranean population of Long-cared Owls Asio otus. Ibis,148:133-145
  10. IGUAL, J. M., FORERO, M. G., GOMEZ, T., ORUETA, J. F. & ORO, D. 2006. Rat control and breeding performance in Cory's Shearwaters: effects of poisoning effort and habitat features. Animal Conservation 9:59-65


  1. GENOVART, M., JUSTE, J. & ORO, D. 2005. Two sibling species sympatrically breeding: a new conservation concern for the critically endangered Balearic shearwater. Conservation Genetics 6:601-606
  2. TAVECCHIA, G., COULSON, T., MORGAN, B.J.T., PEMBERTON, J.M., PILKINGTON, J.C., GULLAND, F.M.D. & CLUTTON-BROCK, T.H. 2005. Predictors of reproductive cost in female Soay Sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 201-213
  3. GARCIA, A.M., CERVERA, F. AND RODRIGUEZ, A. 2005. Bat predation by long-eared owls in Mediterranean and temperate regions of Southern Europe. Journal of Raptor Research 39:445-453
  4. RICKLEFS, R.E., SWANSON, B.L., FALLON, S.M., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., SCHEUERLEIN, A., GRAY, G .& LATTA S. C. 2005. Community relationships of avian malaria parasites in southern Missouri. Ecological Monographs 75:543-559
  5. BERTOLERO, A. , ORO, D., MARTINEZ-VILALTA, A. AND LÓPEZ, M.A. 2005. Selection of foraging habitats by Little Terns Sterna albifrons at the Ebro Delta (NE Spain). Revista Catalana d'Ornitologia 21:37-42
  6. TAVECCHIA, G., BACETTI, N. & SERRA, L. Colony specific variation in the use of a moulting site in the migratory little tern Sterna albifrons. Journal of Avian Biology 36:501-509
  7. SERRANO, D., ORO, D., TELLA, J.L. & URSÚA, E. 2005. Colony size selection determines adult survival and dispersal probabilities: Allee effects in a colonial bird. American Naturalist 166: E22-E31
  8. URIOS, G. & MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. 2005.The study of nest-site preferences in Eleonora's Falcon through digital terrain models on a western Mediterranean island. Journal of Ornithology 147:13-23
  9. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A. & ORO, D. 2005. Can biology advance as a science relying on significance testing? A review in search of a consensus. Ardeola 52:377-387
  10. ORO, D., DE LEÓN, A., MINGUEZ, E., FURNESS, R.W. 2005. Estimating predation on breeding European Storm-petrels by yellow-legged gulls. Journal of Zoology 265:421-429
  11. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ORO, D., BELENGUER, R., FERRÍS, V. & VELASCO, R. 2005. Long-term change of species richness in a breeding bird community of a small Mediterranean archipelago. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 28:131-136 .
  12. IGUAL, J.M., FORERO, M.G., TAVECCHIA, G., GONZÁLEZ-SOLIS, J., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., HOBSON, K.A., RUIZ, X., ORO, D.2005. Short-term effects of data-loggers on Cory’s Shearwater. Marine Biology 146:619-624.
  13. BERTOLERO, A., CARRETERO, M.A.& LLORENTE, G.A.2005. An assessment of the reliability of growth rings counts for age determination in the Hermann’s Tortoise Testudo hermanni. Amphibia-reptilia (in press).
  14. URSÚA, E., SERRANO, D. AND TELLA, J.L. 2005. Does land irrigation actually reduce foraging habitat for breeding lesser kestrels? The role of crop types. Biological Conservation 122: 643-648.
  15. GENOVART, M., ORO, D., FORERO, M.G., IGUAL, J.M., GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J. & RUIZ, X. 2005. Parental body condition does not correlate with offspring sex ratio in Cory’s Shearwater. Condor 107:161–167.



  1. ORO, D., AGUILAR, J.S., IGUAL, J.M. & LOUZAO, M. 2004. Modelling demography and extinction risk in the endangered Balearic shearwater. Biological Conservation 116: 93-102.
  2. ESPARZA, B., MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., MERINO, S. & ORO, D.2004. Immunocompetence and the prevalence of haematozoan parasites in two long-lived seabirds. Ornis Fennica 81 (in press).
  3. SERRANO, D., FORERO, M.G., DONÁZAR, J.A. AND TELLA, J.L. 2004. Dispersal and social attraction affect colony selection and dynamics of lesser kestrels. Ecology 85: 3438-3447.
  4. ORO, D., BERTOLERO, A., MARTÍNEZ VILALTA, A., LÓPEZ, M.A. 2004. The biology of the Little Tern in the Ebro Delta (northwestern Mediterranean). Waterbirds 27: 434-440.
  5. MAÑOSA, S., ORO, D., RUIZ, X. 2004. Activity patterns and foraging behaviour of Audouin’s gulls at the Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 68: 605-614.
  6. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ORO, D., SARZO, B., VILLUENDAS, E., BARTOLOMÉ, M. A. & MÍNGUEZ, E. 2004. Unforeseen effects of ecosystem restoration on yellow-legged gulls in a small western Mediterranean island. Environmental Conservation 31: 1-6.
  7. ORO, D., CAM, E., PRADEL, R. & MARTÍNEZ-ABRAIN, A. 2004. Influence of food availability on demography and local population dynamics in a long-lived seabird. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Series B 271: 387-396
  8. CAM, E., ORO, D., PRADEL, R. & JIMENEZ, J. 2004. Assessment of hypotheses about dispersal in a long-lived seabird using multistate capture-recapture models. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 723-736.
  9. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., VILLUENDAS, E., SARZO, B., CARDA, J. & ORO, D. 2004. Summarizing five years of a hacking programme for the conservation of Audouin’s gull in the Valencian region. Ecologia Mediterranea 29: 255-256.
  10. MARTÍNEZ-ABRAÍN, A., ESPARZA, B. & ORO, D. 2004. Lack of blood parasites in bird species: does absence of blood parasite vectors explain it all? Ardeola 51: 225-232.
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  1. COULSON, T., KRUUK, L.E.B., TAVECCHIA, G., PEMBERTON, J.M. AND CLUTTON-BROCK, T.H. 2003. Selection on neonatal traits in Red deer. Evolution 57: 2879-2892.
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  7. BERTOLERO, A. & ZAVALAGA, C. 2003. Observaciones sobre la biometría y la muda del Churrete Marisquero (Cinclodes taczanowskii) en Punta San Juna, costa sur de Perú. Ornitologia Neotropical 14: in press.
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  1. ARCOS, J.M. & ORO, D. 2002. Significance of fisheries discards for a threatened Mediterranean seabird, the Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 239: 209-22.
  2. ARCOS, J.M. & ORO, D. 2002. The role of nocturnal purse-seiners as a feeding resource for seabirds in the Ebro Delta area (NW Mediterranean). Marine Biology 141: 277-286.
  3. ARCOS, J.M., RUIZ, X., BEARHOP, S. & FURNESS, R.W. 2002. Mercury levels in seabirds and their fish prey at the Ebro Delta (NW Mediterranean): the role of trawler discards as a source of contamination. Marine Ecology Progress Series 232: 281-290.
  4. BERTOLERO, A. 2002. Breeding biology of Redshanks Tringa totanus in the Ebro Delta, NE Spain. Wader Study Group Bull. 98:41-43.
  5. MARÍN, A., BERTOLERO, A.; AGUILÓ, M. & CONESA, D. 2002. Haematological parameters in the Hermann’s tortoise Testudo hermanni hermanni and their application to conservation projects. Chelonii 3:346-348.
  6. BERTOLERO, A. 2002. Reutilización interanual de nidos en el Archibebe Común Tringa totanus. Butlletí del Grup Català d’Anellament 19:44-46.
  7. BERTOLERO, A. 2002. Depredación de nidos de Gaviota Patiamarilla por Aguilucho Lagunero. Butlletí del Grup Català d’Anellament 19:38-4.
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  10. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A., ORO, D., CARDA, J. & DEL SEÑOR, X. 2002. Movements of yellow-legged gulls Larus cachinnans michahellis from two small western Mediterranean colonies. Atlantic Seabirds 4:101-108.
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  12. MARTÍNEZ-VILALTA, J.; BERTOLERO, A.; BIGAS, D.; PAQUET, J.Y. & MARTÍNEZ-VILALTA, A. 2002. Habitat selection of passerine birds nesting in the Ebro Delta reedbeds (NE Spain): management implications. Wetlands 22:318-325.
  13. ORO, D. & FURNESS, R.W. 2002. Influences of food and predation on survival of kittiwakes. Ecology 83: 2516-2528.
  14. PEDROCCHI, V., ORO, D., GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J., RUIZ, X. & JOVER, L. 2002. Differences in feeding ecology between the two largest breeding colonies of Audouin’s gulls: the effects of fishery activities. Scientia Marina 66: 313-320.
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  1. ARCOS, J. M., ORO, D. & SOL, D. 2001. Competition between yellow-legged Larus cachinnans and Audouin's gulls Larus audouinii associated to commercial fisheries: the influence of the season and the fishing fleet. Marine Biology 139: 807-816.
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  4. GENOVART, M. 2001. Seguiment de la colònia de cria de virot (Calonectris diomedea) a l’illot d’Es Pantaleu. Anuari Ornitològic de les Balears 16 : 23-27.
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  1. BERTOLERO, A. & MARTÍNEZ VILALTA, A. 1999. La perdiu de mar Glareola pratincola al delta de l'Ebre: seguiment de la població i biologia reproductora. Butll. Parc Nat. Delta de l'Ebre 10:14-19.
  2. BERTOLERO, A. 1999. Seguiment de la població de tortuga d'estany Emys orbicularis al Canal Vell. Butll. Parc Nat. Delta de l'Ebre 10:10-13.
  3. BOGLIANI, G., SERGIO, F. & TAVECCHIA, G. 1999. Nesting association with Hobby falcons: advantages and choice rules of the Woodpigeon. Animal Behaviour (UK) 57: 125-131.
  4. MARTÍNEZ VILALTA, A; BERTOLERO, A.; BIGAS, D.; PAQUET, J-Y. & MARTÍNEZ VILALTA, J. 1999. Descripció de la comunitat de passeriformes que nidifica als canyissars del delta de l’Ebre. Butll. Parc Nat. Delta de l'Ebre 10:28-35.
  5. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 1999. Patrones de asociación de anátidas durante la invernada en un dormidero del este de España. Ardeola 46: 163-169.
  6. MASCORT, R.; BERTOLERO, A. & ARRIBAS, O.J. 1999. Morphology, geographic variation and taxonomy of Emys orbicularis L. 1758, in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Rev. Esp. Herp. 13:7-16.
  7. ORO, D. & GENOVART, M. 1999. Testing the intergenerational conflict hypothesis: factors affecting adoptions in Audouin's Gull. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 1-7.
  8. ORO, D. & PRADEL, R. 1999. Recruitment of Audouin's gull to the Ebro Delta colony at metapopulation level in the western Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 180: 267-273.
  9. ORO, D. 1999. Trawler discards: a threat or a resource for opportunistic seabirds? In: Adams, N.J. & Slotow, R.H. (eds) Proc. 22 Int. Ornithol. Congr., Durban: 717-730. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.
  10. ORO, D., PRADEL, R. & LEBRETON, J. -D. 1999. The effects of nest predation and food availability on life history traits in Audouin's gull. Oecologia 118: 438-445.
  11. RIVAES, S.; BIGAS, D.; BERTOLERO, A. & MARTÍNEZ VILALTA, A. 1999. Patrons espacials de captura del rossiyol bord Cettia cetti, de la boscarla mostatxuda Acrocephalus melanopogon, de la boscarla de canyar A. scirpaceus i del balquer A. arundinaceus als canyissars del delta de l’Ebre: segregació per edats. Butll. Parc Nat. Delta de l'Ebre 10:23-27.



  1. ABELLO, P. & ORO, D. 1998. Offshore distribution and assemblages of breeding seabirds in the Catalano-Balearic Sea (northwestern Mediterranean). Colonial Waterbirds 21: 422-426.
  2. ARCOS, J.M. & TORRENT, J. 1998. Identificació del gavià argentat de potes grogues Larus cachinnans michaellis i espècies relacionades en plomatge de primer hivern. Anuari d’Ornitologia de Catalunya 1996: 245-257.
  3. ARCOS, J.M. & TORRENT, J. 1998. Problemes en la identificació d’un gavià de primer hivern. Anuari d’Ornitologia de Catalunya 1996: 258-261.
  4. BERTOLERO, A.; FIGUEROLA, J.; RIERA, X. & GUSTAMANTE, LL. 1998. Large roost of Common Chiffchaffs in Spain. British Birds vol 91, nº 7:286.
  5. FIGUEROLA, J. & BERTOLERO, A. 1998. Sex differences in the stopover ecology of Curlew Sandpipers Calidris ferruginea at a refueling area during autumn migration. Bird Study 45:313-319.
  6. GENOVART, M. 1998. 1981-1997, Evolució de la colònia de gavina corsa. Informatiu del Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre 10.
  7. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 1998. Asociación trófica de ardeidas en el arrozal de la Albufera de Valencia. Ardeola 45: 29-34.
  8. RUIZ, X., GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J., ORO, D. & JOVER, L. 1998. Body size variation inAudouin's Gulls Larus audouinii: a density-dependent effect? Ibis 140: 431-438.



  1. ARCOS, J.M. & ALBIOL, D. 1997. Observaciones de aves marinas en aguas de Barcelona (Abril 1996-Marzo 1997). Bol. GIAM 23: 13-16.
  2. GALEOTTI, P., PILASTRO, A., TAVECCHIA, G., BONETTI, A. & CONGIU, L. 1997. Genetic similarity in Long-eared owl communal winter roosts: a DNA fingerprinting study. Molecular Ecology. (6). 207-214.
  3. GALEOTTI, P., TAVECCHIA, G. & BONETTI, A. 1997. Home-range and habitat use of Long-eared owls in open farmland (Po plain, Northern Italy), in relation to prey availability. Journal of Wildlife Research. (2). 137-145.
  4. GENOVART, M., ORO, D., GONZALEZ-SOLÍS, J. & PEDROCCHI, V. 1997. Reptile predation by gulls in two western Mediterranean sites. Herpetological Review 28: 43-44.
  5. GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J., ORO, D., PEDROCCHI, V., JOVER, L. & RUIZ, X. 1997. Bias in diet gull samples. Condor 99: 773-779.
  6. GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J., ORO, D., PEDROCCHI, V., JOVER, L. & RUIZ, X. 1997. Trophic niche width and overlap of two sympatric gulls in the southwestern Mediterranean. Oecologia 112: 75-80.
  7. ORO, D. & RUIZ, X. 1997. Seabirds and trawler fisheries in the northwestern Mediterranean: differences between the Ebro Delta and the Balearic Is. areas. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 54: 695-707.
  8. ORO, D. 1997. Courtship feeding between Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans and Herring Gull L. argentatus in the western Mediterranean. Marine Ornithology 25: 74-75.
  9. ORO, D. 1997. Montpellier Snakes Malpolon monspessulanus as predators of Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii chicks. Butlletí G.C.A. 14: 65-67.
  10. ORO, D., RUIZ, X., JOVER, L., PEDROCCHI, V. & GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J. 1997. Audouin's Gull diet and adult time budget responses on changes in food availability induced by commercial fisheries. Ibis 139: 631-637.
  11. MOTIS, A., ESTRADA, J. & ORO, D. 1997. Nestling diet of the European Starling Sturnus vulgaris and the Spotless Starling S. unicolor in a sympatric breeding area. Ornis Fennica 74: 179-185.
  12. SERGIO, F., BOGLIANI, G. & TAVECCHIA, G. 1997. Costs and benefits of the breeding association between the Woodpigeon Columba palumbus and the Hobby Falco subbuteo: an experimental approach. Ibis (UK) 139: 602.



  1. ARCOS, J.M. & ORO, D. 1996. Changes in foraging range of Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii in relation to a trawler moratorium in western Mediterranean. Colonial Waterbirds 19: 128-131.
  2. FIGUEROLA, J. & BERTOLERO, A. 1996. Differential autumn migration of Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) through the Ebro Delta, Northeast Spain. Ardeola 43:169-175.
  3. FIGUEROLA, J.; VELARDE, R.; BERTOLERO, A. & CERDÁ, F. 1996. Abwesenheit von Haematozoa in einer Brutpopulation des Seeregenpfeifer Charadrius alexandrinus in Nordspanien (Absence of haematozoa in a breeding population of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus in North East Spain). Journal für Ornithol. 137:523-525.
  4. ORO, D. 1996. Are migrating Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus a threat to breeding Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii at the Ebro Delta?. Colonial Waterbirds 19: 270-272.
  5. ORO, D. 1996. Colonial seabird breeding in dense and small sub-colonies: an advantage against aerial predators. Condor 98: 848-850.
  6. ORO, D. 1996. Interspecific kleptoparasitism in Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii at the Ebro Delta, northeast Spain: a behavioural response to low food availability. Ibis 138: 218-221.
  7. ORO, D. 1996. Predation of artificial Audouin's Gull nests by Yellow-legged Gull. Colonial Waterbirds 19: 285-286.
  8. ORO, D. 1996. The effects of trawler discard availability on the egg-laying and the breeding success of the Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus in western Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 132: 43-46.
  9. ORO, D., GENOVART, X., RUIZ, X., JIMENEZ, J. & GARCIA-GANS, J. 1996. Differences in diet, population increase and breeding performance between two colonies of Audouin's Gulls Larus audouinii during breeding seasons affected by a trawling moratorium. Journal of Avian Biology 27: 245-251.
  10. ORO, D., JOVER, L. & RUIZ, X. 1996. Influence of trawling activity on the breeding ecology of a threatened seabird, Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii. Marine Ecology Progress Series 139: 19-29.
  11. PEDROCCHI, V., ORO, D. & GONZALEZ-SOLIS, J. 1996. Differences between diet of adult and chick Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii at the Chafarinas Islands, SW Mediterranean. Ornis Fennica 73: 124-130.
  12. RUIZ, X., ORO, D., MARTINEZ, A. & JOVER, L. 1996. Feeding ecology of Audouin's gull Larus audounii in the Ebro Delta. En: Ecology, conservation and management of colonial waterbirds in the Mediterranean region (A.J. Crivelli, H. Hafner, M. Fasola, R.M. Erwin & D.A. McCrimmon, Jr., Eds.). Colonial Waterbirds 19 Special Publication 1: 68-74.



  1. FIGUEROLA, J. & BERTOLERO, A. 1995. The primary moult of Curlew Sandpiper in the Ebro Delta, North-East Spain. Ringing & Migration 16:168-171.
  2. FIGUEROLA, J. & BERTOLERO, A. 1995.Theoretical flight ranges of waders resting in the Ebro Delta during autumn migration. Doñana Acta Vertebrata 22(1-2):124-130.
  3. ORO, D. & TELLA, J.L. 1995. A comparison of two methods for studying the diet of the Peregrine Falcon. Journal of Raptor Research 29: 207-210.
  4. ORO, D. 1995. Audouin's Gulls Larus audouinii associate with sub-surface predators in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal für Ornithologie 136: 465-467.
  5. ORO, D. 1995. The influence of commercial fisheries in daily activity of Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii in the Ebro Delta, NE Spain. Ornis Fennica 72: 154-158.
  6. ORO, D., BOSCH, M. & RUIZ, X. 1995. Effects of a trawling moratorium on the breeding success of the Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans. Ibis 137: 347-349.
  7. RUIZ, X., ORO, D., & GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J. 1995. Incidence of a Haemoproteus lari parasitemia in a threatened Mediterranean gull: Larus audouinii. Ornis Fennica 72: 159-164.
  8. SOL, D., ARCOS, J.M. & SENAR, J. C. 1995. The influence of refuse tips on the winter distribution of Yellow-legged Gulls Larus cachinnans. Bird Study 42: 216-221.


  1. BERTOLERO, A. & MARTÍNEZ, A. 1994. Presencia histórica de Testudo hermanni en las comarcas del Baix Ebre y Montsia. Bol. Asoc. Herpetol. Esp.5:2-3.
  2. BOSCH, M, ORO, D. & RUIZ, X. 1994. Dependence on food from human activities in the Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans at two western mediterranean colonies. Avocetta 18: 135-139.
  3. GUITART, R., TO-FIGUERAS, J., MATEO, R., BERTOLERO, A., CERRADELO, S. & MARTÍNEZ, A. 1994. Lead poisoning in waterfowl from Spain. Calculation of lead exposure thresholds from Mallards. Archives of Enviromental Contamination and Toxicology 27:289-293.
  4. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 1994. Mortalidad estacional de aves en una carretera del Parque Natural de la Albufera. Doñana Acta Vertebrata 21:90-95.
  5. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 1994. Nota sobre la biología del avetorillo común Ixobrychus minutus durante el periodo reproductor en Valencia. Ardeola 41:169-171.
  6. ORO, D. & MARTINEZ, A. 1994. Factors affecting kleptoparasitism and predation rates of Audouin's Gull Larus audounii by the Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans at the Ebro Delta. Colonial Waterbirds 17: 35-41.
  7. ORO, D. & MARTINEZ, A. 1994. Migration and Dispersal of Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii from the Ebro Delta colony. Ostrich 65: 225-230.
  8. ORO, D. 1994. Predation of an adult Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta by Montpellier Snake Malpolon monspessulanus. Butlletí G.C.A. 11: 71-73.
  9. SOL, D., ARCOS, J.M. & SENAR, J. C. 1993-1994. Do Yellow- legged gulls (Larus cachinnans) use refuse tips whenever they need to?. Miscel·lània Zoològica 17: 199-203.



  1. ORO, D. 1993. La conservación de las poblaciones de aguilucho cenizo (Cyrcus pygargus) y aguilucho pálido (Cyrcus cyaneus) por intervención directa de sus polladas. Alytes 6: 145-150.
  2. RUIZ-OLMO, J. & ORO, D. 1993. La nutria en las zonas húmedas litorales de Catalunya (N.E. de la Península Ibérica). Butll. P.N. Delta de l'Ebre 8:36-41.
  3. SOL, D. & ARCOS, J.M. 1993. Distribución de la Gaviota Argéntea Larus argentatus michaellis en Catalunya durante el otoño: resultados del censo de 1992. Butll. GCA 9: 37-41.
  4. BERTOLERO, A., GUSTAMANTE, LL., FIGUEROLA, J. & RIERA, X. 1992. An anomaly in the number of secondary feathers in the Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus. Butlletí del Grup Català d’Anellament 9:17-18.
  5. ORO, D. & MARTINEZ, A. 1992. The Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) colony at the Ebro Delta. Avocetta 16: 98-101.
  6. ORO, D. 1992. A preliminary study of the diet of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Minorca Island (Western Mediterranean). Butll. G.C.A. 9: 25-27.
  7. BERTOLERO, A. 1991. La reintroducción de Testudo hermanni hermanni en el Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre. Butll. Parc Nat. Delta de l'Ebre 6:22-25.
  8. MAÑOSA, S. & ORO, D. 1991. Contribución al conocimiento de la dieta del gavilán (Accipiter nisus) en la comarca de La Segarra, Catalunya. Ardeola 38: 83-86.
  9. ORO, D. 1991. La població de cabusset (Tachybaptus ruficollis) al Delta de l'Ebre. Butll. P.N. Delta de l'Ebre 6: 18-22.
  10. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. & DOLZ, R. 1989. Avance del primer censo exhaustivo de aves marinas nidificantes en la Comunidad Valenciana. In: Aves Marinas: actas de la IV reunión del grupo ibérico de aves marinas, pp. 119-126. G.O.B., Palma de Mallorca.
  11. DIES, J.I., GIMENEZ, M., MARTINEZ, A., DOLZ, C. & HUERTAS, J. 1989. Localzación y censo de los núcleos coloniales reproductores de aves marinas en tramos costeros rocosos e islas de la Comunidad VAlenciana (años 1988 y 1989). Medi Natural 1: 53-59.
  12. MARTINEZ-ABRAIN, A. 1989. Censo del paiño común en las islas Columbretes. Medi Natural 1: 115-119.