Mónica Expósito-Granados

Mónica Expósito-Granados
Universidad de Almería | UAL · Department of Biology and Geology

Ph.D.

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Publications (23)
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Renesting is an important strategy employed by many bird species to compensate for nest failure. However, although replacement clutches may increase an individual's annual reproductive success, they impose substantial energetic and fitness costs. In some cooperatively breeding species, helpers lighten breeders' workloads thereby facilitating a seco...
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La biodiversidad de los ecosistemas está disminuyendo globalmente a un ritmo sin precedentes como consecuencia de la acción humana. Detectar a tiempo los factores que determinan la disminución de especies y/o declives poblacionales es uno de los mayores retos al que nos enfrentamos en el siglo XXI. Los humedales, al igual que otros tipos de ecosist...
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Individuals within populations often show consistent variation in behavioural and physiological traits which are frequently inter-correlated, potentially leading to phenotypic integration. Understanding the mechanisms behind such integration is a key task in evolutionary ecology, and melanin based colouration has been suggested to play a pivotal ro...
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Background: Individuals within populations often show consistent variation in behavioural and physiological traits, which are frequently inter-correlated, potentially leading to phenotypic integration. Understanding the mechanisms behind such integration is a key task in evolutionary ecology, and melanism has been suggested to play a pivotal role....
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Carnivore and humans live in proximity due to carnivore recovery efforts and ongoing human encroachment into carnivore habitats globally. The American West is a region that uniquely exemplifies these human-carnivore dynamics, however, it is unclear how the research community here integrates social and ecological factors to examine human-carnivore r...
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Los ecosistemas Mediterráneos presentan una alta susceptibilidad a los eventos climáticos generados por el cambio global, esto los hace vulnerables y propensos a la pérdida de servicios ecosistémicos. La restauración ecológica se posiciona como una herramienta de vital importancia para reducir la vulnerabilidad de estos ecosistemas y que de esta fo...
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Globally, current food consumption and trade are placing unprecedented demand on agricultural systems and increasing pressure on natural resources, requiring tradeo↵s between food security and environmental impacts especially given the tension between market-driven agriculture and agro-ecological goals. In order to illustrate the wicked social, eco...
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Análisis de la demanda social de los servicios ecosistémicos, usando como área de estudio el SE español, en el marco del Proyecto LIFE The GreenLink
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Human activities are altering ecosystems and threatening the well-being of wildlife. The study of the stressful effects of human disturbances on animal distribution, physiology and behaviour can provide fundamental insights for wildlife conservation. Here, we assess how two declining birds, the European Roller Coracias garrulus and the European Sco...
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Animals rely on cues informing about future predation risk when selecting habitats to breed in. Olfactory information may play a fundamental role in the assessment of predation threats, because predators produce characteristic body odours, but the role of odours in habitat selection has seldom been considered. Here, we test whether fear of predatio...
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Studying demographic parameters and how they may influence population growth is critical to the development of meaningful conservation actions for endangered species. The European Roller Coracias garrulus has experienced a drastic decline through its breeding distribution range, but very little is known about its demography (i.e. dispersal and surv...
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In many species of cooperative breeding birds, breeders and helpers participate in the parental care with different food provision rules. Normally, helpers feed nestlings less frequently and with smaller quantities of food than breeders. But studies analysing the reaction of feeders to nestling demand are scarce and rarely measure the quantity of f...
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Understanding the evolutionary forces maintaining avian color polymorphisms is a major challenge in evolutionary ecology. Aiming to give new insights into the functional basis of color polymorphism, we studied plumage color variation and its associations with fitness proxies in an individually marked population of scops owls (Otus scops) during 8 y...
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Animal communities may constitute information networks where individuals gain information on predation risk by eavesdropping on alarm calls of other species. However, communities include species in different trophic levels, and it is not yet known how the trophic level of the receiver influences the informative value of a call. Furthermore, no empi...
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Avian brood parasites impose large fitness costs on their hosts and, thus, brood parasitism has selected for an array of host defensive mechanisms to avoid them. So far most studies have focused on antiparasite defenses operating at the egg and chick stages and neglected defenses that may work prior to parasite egg deposition. Here, we experimental...
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Hosts can counteract parasites through defences based on resistance and/or tolerance. The mechanistic basis of tolerance, which involve defensive mechanisms minimizing parasite damage after a successful parasitic attack, remains poorly explored in the study of cuckoo-host interactions. Here, we experimentally explore the possibility that the risk o...
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Data of experimental test of host’s life history traits modulation in response to cuckoo parasitism risk. (XLSX)
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Individuals within animal groups may differ in personality and degree of familiarity raising the question of how this influences their social interactions. In Iberian magpies Cyanopica cooki, a portion of first-year males engage in cooperative behaviours and dispersal, allowing addressing this question. In this study, we first investigate the relat...
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Sublethal effects of predation constitute an important part of predation effects, which may modulate prey population and community dynamics. In birds, the risk of nest predation may cause a reduction in parental activity in the care of offspring to reduce the chance of being detected by predators. In addition, parents may modify their parental food...
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Hatching asynchrony (HA hereafter) leads to patent age and size hierarchies within broods of altricial birds, disadvantaging runts through a reduced condition/survival. The function of HA is controversial, although a general hypothesis states that HA would be an adaptive maternal mechanism for maximizing reproductive output under particular ecologi...
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El Rabilargo ibérico es un pequeño córvido que se distribuye por el SW de la Península Ibérica, siendo la dehesa uno de sus hábitats típicos. Tradicionalmente se considera una especie perjudicial para la agricultura por los daños que ocasiona en algunos cultivos, sobre todo frutícolas. En este estudio se analizó el contenido de 107 estómagos de est...

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Study the impacts of marine litter in sea bird species