Scientific Publications

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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

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

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

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 164: 107291

Nature

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

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

Nature 595: 75–79

A summary of our paper was stated in the Nature section NEWS AND VIEWS
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Oikos

GONZÁLEZ-VARO, J.P., ONRUBIA, A., PÉREZ-MÉNDEZ, N., TARIFA, R. & ILLERA, J.C. 2021

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

Oikos doi: 10.1111/oik.08106

Evolution

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

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

Evolution 75: 1132-1142

Royal Society Open Science

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

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

Royal Society Open Science 8: 201146

Current Biology

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

Island songbirds as windows into evolution in small populations.

Current Biology 31: 1-8

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

Journal of Avian Biology

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

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

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

Vertebrate Zoology

PÄCKERT, M., BADER-BLUKOTT, M., KÜNZELMANN, B., SUN, Y-H., HSU, Y-C., KEHLMAIER, C., ALBRECHT, F., ILLERA, J.C. & MARTENS, J. 2020

A revised phylogeny of nuthatches (Aves, Passeriformes, Sitta) reveals insight in intra- and interspecific diversification patterns in the Palearctic

Vertebrate Zoology 70 (2): 241-262

Ardeola

ILLERA, J.C., RAMÍREZ, A., ACOSTA, L., POLYPATHELLIS, K. & PÉREZ-TRIS, J. 2020

Maternal genetic structure shows an incipient differentiation in the Canary Islands chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis)

Ardeola 67(2): 401-414

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eLife

DELMORE, K.E., ILLERA, J.C., PÉREZ-TRIS, J., SEGELBACHER, G., LUGO RAMOS, J.S., DURIEUX, G., ISHIGOHOKA, J. & LIEDVOGEL, M. 2020

The evolutionary history and genomics of European blackcap migration.

eLife 9:e54462

Featured in Science: C. Ash 2020: Should I stay or should I go? 368, 1202-1203. doi: 10.1126/science.368.6496.1202-c

PlosOne

ALBRECHT, F., HERING, J., FUCHS, E., ILLERA, J.C., IHLOW, F., SHANNON, T.J., COLLINSON, J.M., WINK, M., MARTENS, J. & PÄCKERT, M. 2020

Phylogeny of the Eurasian Wren Nannus troglodytes(Aves: Passeriformes: Troglodytidae) reveals deep and complex diversification patterns of Ibero-Maghrebian and Cyrenaican populations.

PlosOne 15(3): e0230151

Nature

VALENTE, L., PHILLIMORE, A.B., MELO, M., WARREN, B.H., CLEGG, S.M., HAVENSTEIN, K., TIEDEMANN, R., ILLERA, J.C., THÉBAUD, C., ASCHENBACH, T. & ETIENNE, R.S. 2020

A simple dynamic model explains island bird diversity worldwide

Nature 579: 92-96

A summary of our paper was stated in the Nature section NEWS AND VIEWS
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Genes

ILLERA, J.C., ARENAS, M., LÓPEZ-SÁNCHEZ, C., OBESO, J.R. & LAIOLO, P. 2019

Gradual dispersal events shape the genetic structure in an alpine flightless grasshopper

Genes 10:590

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Applications in Plant Sciences

GARCÍA-VERDUGO, C., ILLERA, J.C. & TRAVESET, A. 2019

Characterization of microsatellite markers for the endangered Daphne rodriguezii (Thymelaeaceae) and related species.

Applications in Plant Sciences 7( 7): e11274

Journal of Biogeography

GARCÍA-VERDUGO, C., CAUJAPÉ-CASTELLS, J., ILLERA, J.C., MAIRAL, M., PATIÑO, J., REYES-BETANCORT, J.A. 2019

Pleistocene extinctions as drivers of biogeographical patterns on the easternmost Canary Islands.

Journal of Biogeography 46: 845–859

Journal of Biogeography

PATO, J., ILLERA, J.C., OBESO, J.R. & LAIOLO, P. 2019

The roles of geography and environment in driving divergence among isolated populations in mountaintops.

Journal of Biogeography 46: 784-795

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Ecology and Evolution

APFELBECK, B., BONER, W., FLINKS, H., GRIFFITHS, K., ILLERA, J.C., MORTEGA, K.G., SISSON, Z., SMIDDY, P., HAUSSMANN, M. & HELM, B. 2019

Divergent patterns of telomere shortening in tropical compared to temperate stonechats.

Ecology and Evolution 9: 511–521

Journal of Avian Biology

ILLERA, J.C., RANDO J.C., RODRIGUEZ-EXPOSITO, E., HERNÁNDEZ, M., CLARAMUNT, S. & MARTÍN, A. 2018

Acoustic, genetic, and morphological analyses of the Canarian common chaffinch complex Fringilla coelebs ssp. reveals cryptic diversification.

Journal of Avian Biology DOI: 10.1111/jav.01885

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Ethology

BOMBIERI, G., FASCIOLO, A., PENTERIANI, V., ILLERA, J.C., CHAMBERLAIN, D.E. & DELGADO, M.M. 2018

Disentangling the effect of genetic and environmental factors on movement behaviours.

Ethology 124: 139–148

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