Fulgencio Lisón

Fulgencio Lisón
University of Concepción · Departamento de Zoología

Doctor of Philosophy
Assistant Professor (permanent position) in the Universidad de Concepción (Chile). Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

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Introduction
I am PhD. in Ecology. My research is focused in the habitat use, biodiversity, biogeography, conservation and management policies mainly in mammals. I am interested in the use of models, biodiversity indicators, ecomorphometry, predator-prey relations and intra-interspecific interactions.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University of Concepción
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2018 - July 2019
Universidad de La Frontera
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2016 - July 2018
Universidad de La Frontera
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
May 2014 - May 2014
Dr. Sandie Sowler
Field of study
  • Bat Ecology, handling.
November 2011 - February 2012
Government Región Murcia
Field of study
  • ArcGIS 9.2
April 2008 - April 2008
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Theoretical-practical course of acoustic identification of bats

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Publications (68)
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Understanding the effect of landscape configuration on the bird species richness and their functional traits (dietary preferences) is important to link the conservation and restoration plans to the production of the crops. Our aims were: 1) to study the influence of forest types (native, mixed and plantations) on the bird species richness in two ag...
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Methods that estimate the niche of a species by calculating a convex hull or an elliptical envelope have become popular due to their simplicity and interpretation, given Hutchinson’s conception of the niche as an n -dimensional hypervolume. It is well known that convex hulls are sensitive to outliers and do not have the ability to differentiate bet...
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Aim Applying wide and effective sampling of animal communities is rarely possible due to the associated costs and the use of techniques that are not always efficient. Thus, many areas have a faunistic hidden diversity we denote Animal Dark Diversity (ADD), defined as the diversity that is present but not yet detected plus the diversity defined by P...
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Traditional Species Distribution Models (SDMs) may not be appropriate when examples of one class (e.g. absence or pseudo-absences) greatly outnumber examples of the other class (e.g. presences or observations), because they tend to favor the learning of observations more frequently. We present an ensemble method called R andom U nder S ampling and...
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An understanding of human attitudes towards wildlife can be an essential element in the success or failure of a conservation initiative, policy or practice and represents one of the main conservation problems for wildlife species. Despite the ecosystem services bats provide, they often are a socially stigmatized group, mis-perceived and even hunted...
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The insectivorous bat Myotis chiloensis is endemic of South America. Even though potentially pathogenic bacterial species of Mycoplasma have been reported from this species, there are no further studies regarding the bacterial communities they harbor, which may provide important insights for the better understanding of its ecology, diet and implica...
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Despite the benefits that bats offer the ecosystem, these animals are feared and attacked. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated this situation. Today there is an urgent need to address the human-bat conflict to develop conservation policies. Understanding peoples’ attitudes towards bats are critical for this process. This study aimed to design the...
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Intracellular pathogens were investigated for the first time in 55 Chilean bats belonging to five species. Using a conventional PCR protocol targeting a fragment of the ITS region, 21 bats (38%) were positive for DNA of Bartonella sp. Molecular characterization of fragments of the gltA, rpoB and fstZ genes and subsequent phylogenetic analysis indic...
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Despite the benefits that bats offer the ecosystem, these animals are feared due to mythological beliefs and their association with dirt and disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated this situation, exacerbating the already habitual attacks on these creatures. Today there is an urgent need to address the human-bat conflict in order to develop c...
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1. Semi-arid and arid landscapes (dry-lands) cover 41% of the Earth’s land surface over five continents. These areas are home to 55% of mammal species. Bats have the second highest species richness among mammals, and, although many species are adapted to arid conditions, they are particularly sensitive in these habitats and require conservation pri...
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Hemoplasma DNA was found in 22% (12/55) of samples from six bat species in Chile, including one of three big-eared brown bats (Histiotus macrotus), one of three small big-eared brown bats (Histiotus montanus), and 10 of 27 Chilean myotis (Myotis chiloensis). Characterization of the 16S rRNA gene identified three genotypes phylogenetically related t...
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La manipulación con fines científicos de vertebrados terrestres en poblaciones naturales chilenas se debe realizar previa autorización del SAG y de Comités de Bioética institucionales. Obtener dichas autorizaciones es cada vez más complejo; los trámites no se adecúan al quehacer científi co ni al conocimiento sobre el efecto de la manipulación en l...
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RESUMEN La manipulación con fi nes científi cos de vertebrados terrestres en poblaciones naturales chilenas se debe realizar previa autorización del SAG y de Comités de Bioética institucionales. Obtener dichas autorizaciones es cada vez más complejo; los trámites no se adecúan al quehacer científi co ni al conocimiento sobre el efecto de la manipul...
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Guidance for large-scale restoration of natural or semi-natural linear vegetation elements that takes into account the need to maintain human livelihoods such as farming is often lacking. Focusing on a Chilean biodiversity hotspot, we assessed the landscape in terms of existing woody vegetation elements and proposed a buffer strip and hedgerow netw...
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Phenology is a key feature in the description of species niches to capture seasonality in resource use and climate requirements. Species distribution models (SDMs) are widespread tools to evaluate a species’ potential distribution and identify its large-scale habitat preferences. Despite its chief importance, data phenology is often neglected in SD...
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Editado: 2017 © Texto: Fulgencio Lisón y Ángeles Haz © Ilustracións: Natalia Morillo Idade recomendada: 4-12 años Portada: Ana Haz Esta obra está protexida por unha licencia Creative Commons Atribución-NonComercial-SenDerivadas (CC-BY-NC-ND): Permítese a descarga e distribución da obra orixinal sempre e cando se especifiquen os créditos orixinais....
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Tres contes curts. Editat: 2017. © Text: Fulgencio Lisón i Ángeles Haz. © Il·lustracions: Natalia Morillo. Edat recomanada: 4-12 anys. Portada: Ana Haz. Traducció: Llúcia Ribot Lacosta i Pablo Rodríguez Ros. Aquesta obra està protegida per una llicència Creative Commons. Reconeixement-NoComercial-SenseObraDerivada (CC-BY-NC-ND): Es permet la desc...
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Phenology is a key feature to describe species niches due to its major importance in capturing seasonality in resource use and climate requirements. This is all the more true for temperate bats, whose ecological needs differ markedly across seasons, especially between hibernation and reproduction. Species distribution models (SDMs) are widespread t...
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Para un correcto desarrollo y fomento de la conservación de las especies, es necesario desarrollar actividades enfocadas a la educación ambiental, especialmente a los/las niños/as. De este modo, es importante dotar de herramientas a los educadores ambientales para de forma divertida y amena, aunque siempre manteniendo el rigor científico, acercar a...
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Hi everyone: For a correct improvement of species conservation, it becomes a necessity to develop and promote activities focused in environmental education, especially for children. It is important to provide with specific tools for the environmental educators, so they can talk about the conservation problems in a funny and entertaining yet educat...
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One of the most important issues in biodiversity conservation is an exploration of the relationships among protected areas, land-use changes and biodiversity, so we aimed to assess the performance of the Natura 2000 network (N2000) in representing the bat conservation hotspots in peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands and to compare the rates of...
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Globally, laws define both where protected areas are and their level of protection. Usually, the legal protection is not absolute and alternative land-uses can be implemented if perceived gains outweigh conservation losses. Technical reports, describing the importance of each protected area, are therefore crucial for decision-making, impact assessm...
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Globally, laws define both where protected areas are and their level of protection. Usually, the legal protection is not absolute and alternative land-uses can be implemented if perceived gains outweigh conservation losses. Technical reports, describing the importance of each protected area, are therefore crucial for decision-making, impact assessm...
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Resident physicians are the first-line health service providers, subjected to prolonged working hours, sleep deprivation and high job demands. Work stress causes reduction in productivity, suboptimal patient care and medical errors. To determine the level of stress among residents and associated factors and stressors. A cross-sectional study at Tan...
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One of the most important issues in biodiversity conservation is an exploration of the relationships among protected areas, land-use changes and biodiversity, so we aimed to assess the performance of the Natura 2000 network (N2000) in representing the bat conservation hotspots in peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands and to compare the rates of...
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The meridional serotine Eptesicus isabellinus (Temminck, 1840) has recently been identified as a cryptic species that occurs in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Little is known about its ecology. We used morphological analysis of droppings from an urban semiarid Mediterranean landscape to determine seasonal differences in diet. We identified 15...
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El murciélago hortelano meridional Eptesicus isabellinus ha sido recientemente incluido en la fauna quiropterológica de la Península Ibérica, apareciendo distribuido ampliamente por el sur peninsular y separado de su especie gemela el murciélago hortelano E. serotinus (véase Lisón 2015). Se trata de una especie aparentemente abundante y con un marc...
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This study provides 42 new records of bats (UTM squares of 10x10 km) from Yecla (SE Spain). We identified at least 14 bat species and our results allow increasing the distribution area of some rare bat species. The records were obtained between 2011 and 2014 using different methodologies. In total, we made 19 visits potential roosts, 59 listening p...
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One of the main aims of protected areas is to be effective in the conservation of target species, i.e. those of the highest conservation concern. The Natura 2000 network (N2000) of protected areas is the main pillar of European action to halt biodiversity loss. Within N2000, Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are designated to protect habitats an...
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Here I made a description about the ecology and conservation of the meridional serotine bat - Eptesicus isabellinus
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This doctoral thesis is composed by four articles that have been published in international journals, attempts to resolve questions related with the biology, ecology and conservation of bats in semiarid Mediterranean landscapes (SE Spain). The research effort focused on fundamental aspects of bat biology that is take into consideration in prelimina...
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In dry Mediterranean forests, ponds constitute essential water resources for animals, especially during summer months. In south-eastern Spain, land use changes and the human abandonment of mountainous zones have led to the loss of many ponds. These ponds are scarce landscape elements and, despite their usually small size (<1000 m2), they support a...
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It is technical report where it is analysed a zone located in Murcia (SE Spain) and it is important for the National Inventory of Mammals Important Zones of Spain.
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It is technical report where it is analysed a zone located in Murcia (SE Spain) and it is important for the National Inventory of Mammals Important Zones of Spain.
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It is technical report where it is analysed a zone located in Murcia (SE Spain) and it is important for the National Inventory of Mammals Important Zones of Spain.
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It is technical report where it is analysed a zone located in Murcia (SE Spain) and it is important for the National Inventory of Mammals Important Zones of Spain.
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Habitat preference of the meridional serotine bat Eptesicus isabellinus (Temminck, 1840) in semiarid Mediterranean landscapes Several molecular studies have recently reported the presence of a second species of the genus Eptesicus in the Iberian peninsula, the meridional serotine bat, E. isabellinus. This species is present in the south of Iberia a...
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Although sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is common among mammals, there is no clear explanation for its maintenance in nature. Bats are one of the few groups of mammals where reverse SSD appears. In this group, the size of individuals may have very important ecological consequences related with flight. In this study, we examine sexual dimorphism in th...
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The Natura 2000 Network represents the greatest step forward yet in conservation in Europe, although its effectiveness is sometimes questioned, especially in Mediterranean regions. Bats are protected by the Habitat Directive and the presence of certain species is a prerequisite before Special Areas Conservation (SAC sites) can be included as such i...
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Se cita por primera vez la presencia del murciélago de Nathusius, Pipistrellus nathusii, en la Región de Murcia (sureste de España). Se observaron y capturaron cierto número de individuos en el Parque Regional de Sierra Espuña, un espacio natural de carácter forestal, cuyas formaciones boscosas están compuestas principalmente por pino carrasco (Pin...
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El mercurio es un metal pesado altamente tóxico que se bioacumula en mamíferos insectívoros; sin embargo, los estudios sobre el tema son muy escasos, y ninguno de la Península Ibérica. Los objetivos del presente trabajo son: 1) Obtener información sobre la distribución tisular del mercurio en el murciélago de cueva (Miniopterus schreibersii), media...
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x10 km) in addition to those already included in the Atlas y Libro Rojo de los Mamíferos Terrestres de España. The records were obtained between 2010 and 2011 in the town of Villalgordo del Júcar and its surroundings (northern part of the Albacete province and southern part of the Cuenca province). We have identified and located at least 12 bats sp...
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Wetlands and aquatic habitats in Mediterranean environments are very scarce in general, representing a limiting resource for all species. For pipistrelle bats, such environments are essential and so those species living in sympatry have to develop mechanisms of niche partitioning to avoid direct competition. We used ecological niche models and habi...
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Se trata de una ficha actualizada de la ecología y biología de esta especie
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For bats, wing measurements are key elements for the identification of species and they have serious implications in the ecology of species. However, these measurements can suffer geographical variations inside the distribution of a species and, in other cases, sexual dimorphism happens. In this study, I am contributing with the wing measurement of...
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The semiarid Mediterranean areas of south-eastern Spain have undergone great economic growth in recent years following the disproportionate expansion of intensive agriculture and housing developments. Such growth can only be supported by the development of large-scale hydraulic engineering works to compensate for the restrictions imposed by the sca...
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Bats have suffered a great declination on its populations worldwide. The populations of the province of Murcia have not escaped this trend. To assess the status and distribution of their populations it was carried out a study in 2008-2010. To avoid biases on the census were used different methods. We inspected a total of 98 roosts, monitored 60 bat...
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These are a key identification for bats' echolocation calls of Iberian Peninsula. This book is based in my experience.
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They were used only-presence data of all the bat species in the Region of Murcia to make suitability habitat maps using ENFA (Ecological-Niche Factor Analysis). The only presence data have been obtained by using different methods, as inspection of the roosts, trapping and ultrasound detectors. The environmental variables used were obtained from pub...
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During the years 2008-2010 it was carried out, at regional level, an inventory of the main bats roosts and an evaluation of the status of the populations, using a combination of methods, from roosts inspections, trapping and ultrasound detectors. Resulting from this work, now we know that there are 20 species of bats in the Region of Murcia, highli...
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This work adds 152 new records of bats to those already mentioned in the Atlas y Libro Rojo de los Mamíferos Terrestres de España (Palomo et al. 2007). The records were obtained between 2002 and 2009 in the Region of Murcia (SE Spain). This study brings the total number of bat species recorded in the region to twenty, the common pipistrelle (Pipist...
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This is the first reference to the presence of Nathusius’s pipistrelle, Pipistrellus nathusii, in the region of Murcia (SE Spain). Specimens were observed and captured in the Sierra Espuña Regional Park, a natural protected area, with forests mainly composed of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis). The individuals of Pipistrellus nathusii formed part of...

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The aim of this study is to understand how spatial configuration of the heterogeneous elements (non-productive vegetal formation) in farming landscapes affect to the movement of the insectivorous bat species. Especifically, our goals are: 1) To evaluate the influence of heterogeneity in the agricultural landscape structure in the movement of the insectivorous bats. 2) To study the role of the spatial configuration of those elements in the agricultural matrix over the residence time and inactivity in the insectivorous bats. 3) To quantify the impact of bats movement with the presence of pest insects. 4) To elaborate guidelines to effectively design agricultural landscapes to make easier the movement of these species and to improve the ecosystem services of natural pest control
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The aim of this project is to develop and test a pest control system promoting the insectivorous bats activity in organic crops. Especifically: 1) To evaluate the response of insectivorous bats to the acoustic signals produced by ultrasonic lures. 2) To optimise and refine the acoustic signal which has a positive impact in the insectivorous bat activity. 3) To analyse, check and quantify the impact of the bat lures as a complementary method for pest control.