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microscopio cabeceras

Luisa  Amo de Paz

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914111328 - 1283

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ECOLOGIA EVOLUTIVA

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Investigador Contratado Ramón y Cajal

Curriculum vitae

Research

Chemical ecology. I study the role of olfaction in different contexts of animal life, such as antipredatory behaviour, foraging and social interactions. I am especially interested in the study of avian olfaction.

Antipredatory behaviour of vertebrates

 

Publications

Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2003. Risk level and thermal costs affect the choice of escape strategy and refuge use in the wall lizard, Podarcis muralis. Copeia 2003 (4): 899-905. doi: 10.1643/h202-270.1


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Wall lizards combine chemical and visual cues of ambush snake predators to avoid overestimating risk inside refuges. Animal Behaviour 67: 647-653. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.08.005


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Multiple predators and conflicting refuge use in the wall lizard, Podarcis muralis. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 671-679.


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Chemosensory recognition and behavioral responses of wall lizards, Podarcis muralis, to scents of snakes that pose different risks of predation. Copeia2004 (3): 691-696. doi: 10.1643/CE-03-220R1


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Trade-offs in the choice of refuges by wall lizards: do thermal costs affect preferences for predator-free refuges? Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 897-901. doi: 10.1139/Z04-065


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Thermal dependence of chemical assessment of predation risk by snakes affects the ability of wall lizards, Podarcis muralis, to avoid unsafe refuges.Physiology and Behavior 82: 913-918. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.07.013


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Chemosensory recognition of its lizard prey by the ambush smooth snake, Coronella austriaca. Journal of Herpetology 38: 451-454. doi: 10.1670/177-03N


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2004. Prevalence and intensity of haemogregarinid blood parasites in a population of the Iberian rock lizard, Lacerta monticola. Parasitology Research 94: 290-293. doi: 10.1007/s00436-004-1212-7


Jovani, R., Amo, L., Arriero, E., Krone, O., Marzal, A., Shurulinkov, P., Tomás, G., Sol, D., Hagen, J., López, P., Martín, J., Navarro, C., & Torres, J. 2004. Double gametocyte infections in apicomplexan parasites of birds and reptiles. Parasitology Research 94: 155-157. doi: 10.1007/s00436-004-1186-5


López, P., Hawlena, D., Polo, V., Amo, L. & Martín, J. 2005. Sources of individual shy-bold variations in antipredator behaviour of male Iberian rock lizards. Animal Behaviour 69: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.05.010


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2005. Chemical assessment of predation risk in the wall lizard, Podarcis muralis, is influenced by time exposed to chemical cues of ambush snakes.Herpetological Journal 15: 21-25.


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2005. Flexibility in antipredatory behavior allows wall lizards to cope with multiple types of predators. Annales Zoologici Fennici 42: 109-121.


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2005. Prevalence and intensity of haemogregarine blood parasites and their mite vectors in the common wall lizard, Podarcis muralis. Parasitology Research96: 378-381. doi: 10.1007/s00436-005-1354-2


Amo, L., Fargallo, J. A., Martínez-Padilla, J. Millán, J., López, P. & Martín, J. 2005. Prevalence and intensity of blood and intestinal parasites in a field population of a Mediterranean lizard,Lacerta lepida. Parasitology Research 96: 413-417. doi: 10.1007/s00436-005-1355-1


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2006. Can wall lizards combine chemical and visual cues to discriminate predatory from non-predatory snakes inside refuges?. Ethology 112: 478-484. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2005.01170.x


López, P., Amo, L. & Martín J. 2006. Reliable signaling by chemical cues of male traits and health state in male lizards, Lacerta monticola. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 473-488. doi: 10.1007/s10886-005-9012-9


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2006. Nature-based tourism as a form of predation risk affects body condition and health state of Podarcis muralis lizards. Biological Conservation 131: 402-409. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.02.015


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. Habitat deterioration affects body condition of lizards: A behavioral approach with Iberolacerta cyreni lizards inhabiting ski resorts. Biological Conservation 135: 77-85. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.09.020


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. Pregnant female lizards Lacerta monticola adjust refuge use to decrease thermal costs for their body condition and t-cell mediated immune response.Journal of Experimental Zoology part A 307: 106-112. doi: 10.1002/jez.a.353


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. Refuge use: a conflict between avoiding predation and losing mass in lizards. Physiology & Behavior 90: 334-343. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2006.09.035


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. Habitat deterioration affects antipredatory behavior, body condition, and parasite load of female Psammodromus algirus lizards. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 743-751. doi: 10.1139/Z07-052


Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. Natural oak forest vs. ancient pine plantations: lizard microhabitat use may explain the effects of ancient reforestations on distribution and conservation of Iberian lizards. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 3409-3422. doi: 10.1007/s10531-006-9003-3


Martín, J., Civantos, E., Amo, L. & López, P. 2007. Chemical ornaments of male lizards Psammodromus algirus may reveal their parasite load and health state to females. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 173-179. doi: 10.1007/s00265-007-0451-x


Martín, J., Amo, L. & López, P. 2008. Parasites and health affect multiple sexual signals of male common wall lizards. Naturwissenschaften 95: 293-300. doi: 10.1007/s00114-007-0328-x


Amo, L., Galván, I., Tomás, G. & Sanz, J.J. 2008. Predator odour recognition and avoidance in a songbird. Functional Ecology 22: 289-293. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01361.x


Galván, I., Amo, L. & Sanz, J.J. 2008. Ultraviolet-blue reflectance of some nestling plumage patches mediates parental favouritism in tits. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 277-282. doi: 10.1111/j.2008.0908-8857.04273.x


Amo, L., Visser, M.E. & van Oers, K. 2011. Smelling out predators is innate in birds. Ardea 99: 177-184. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5253/078.099.0207


Amo, L., Caro, S. P. & Visser, M.E. 2011. Sleeping birds do not respond to predator odour. PLoS ONE 6: e27576. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027576


Amo, L., Avilés, J. M., Parejo, D., Peña, A., Rodríguez, J. & Tomás, G. 2012. Sex recognition by odour and variation in the uropygial gland secretion in starlings. Journal of Animal Ecology81: 605-613. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01940.x


Parejo, D., Amo, L., Rodríguez, J. & Avilés, J. M. 2012. Rollers smell the fear of nestlings. Biology Letters 8: 502-504. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0124


Amo, L., López-Rull, I., Pagán, I. & Macías Garcia, C. 2012. Male quality and conspecific scent preferences in the house finch Carpodacus mexicanus. Animal Behaviour 84: 1483-1489. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.09.021


Amo, L., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Barbosa, A. 2013. Olfactory detection of dimethyl sulphide in a krill-eating Antarctic penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series 474: 277-285. doi: 10.3354/meps10081


Amo, L., Jansen, J.J., van Dam, N.M., Dicke, M. & Visser, M.E. 2013. Birds exploit herbivore-induced plant volatiles to locate herbivorous prey. Ecology Letters, 16: 1348-1355. doi: 10.1111/ele.12177


Amo, L., Tomás, G., Parejo, D., & Avilés, J. M. 2014. Are Female Starlings Able to Recognize the Scent of Their Offspring? Plos One 9(10): e109505

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Others

Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2006. Efectos negativos de las pistas de esquí en la lagartija carpetana. Quercus 244: 22-26.

Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2007. El olor de la muerte: lagartijas contra culebras. Quercus 256: 46-49.

Amo, L. 2008. Can birds smell predators? NiooScoop 53: 11.

 


Book chapters

Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2008. Natural oak forest vs. ancient pine plantations: lizard microhabitat use may explain the effects of ancient reforestations on distribution and conservation of Iberian lizards. In: Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe. Vol 7, pp. 167-180. Springer. Netherlands.

Amo, L., López, P. & Martín, J. 2010. El olor de la muerte: lagartijas contra culebras. In: Estudios sobre comportamiento animal: XXV años de la Sociedad Española de Etología (1984-2009). Eds. J. Carranza, J. Moreno & M. Soler. Cáceres: Universidad de Extremadura, Servicio de Publicaciones. pp. 93-98. ISBN 978-84-7723-920-8.

 

Education

1999 BSc in Biology. Speciality: Zoology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2000 MSc. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2001 Advanced Studies Degree. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2005 PhD. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

Positions

2002-2005 Predoctoral student. "El Ventorrillo"-CSIC program. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

2006 Postdoctoral Researcher, I3P program. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

2006-2008 Postdoctoral Researcher, MEC postdoctoral program. Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, NIOO, Heteren, Netherlands.

2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, UNAM postdoctoral program. Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México DF, México.

2009-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Juan de la Cierva program. Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, CSIC, Almería, Spain.

2014-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ramón y Cajal program. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

 

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