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Enciclopedia Virtual Vertebrados Españoles

Iñigo  Martínez Solano


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Investigación / Research Lines

sapo partero ibérico (<i>Alytes cisternasii</i>), macho, de la sierra de Guadarrama, portando la puesta

Principales líneas de investigación / Main Research Lines:


Mi investigación aborda el estudio de la biodiversidad desde una perspectiva integradora que comprende el análisis de diferentes tipos de evidencia (faunística, demografía, datos morfológicos y moleculares) a varias escalas geográficas y temporales y con el objetivo final de aportar información relevante para gestionar de manera eficaz su conservación.

Mis aportaciones, que se centran en anfibios como modelo de estudio, incluyen fundamentalmente trabajos de sistemática molecular, filogeografía y genética del paisaje.


I study biodiversity from an integrative perspective, through the analysis of different lines of evidence (faunistics, demography, morphology, molecular data) at different temporal and spatial scales, with the general aim of providing relevant information for management and conservation.
I have focused on amphibians as study systems, with studies on their molecular systematics, phylogeography and landscape genetics.




Proyectos en curso / Ongoing Projects:


• Bases para el seguimiento integral de poblaciones de anfibios ibéricos / Bases for the integrative monitoring of iberian amphibian populations.

• Evolución y biogeografía de anfibios ibéricos. / Evolution and biogeography of iberian amphibians.



Colaboraciones / Collaboration:


• Amphibia Web:

• Asociación Herpetológica Española:

• Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles (Anfibios):

• IUCN Red List: Amphibians:

• Amphibian Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC):




Últimas publicaciones / Latest Publications:


Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Sánchez-Montes, G., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Effective to census population size ratios in two Near Threatened Mediterranean amphibians: Pleurodeles waltl and Pelobates cultripes. Conservation Genetics, 18 (5), pp. 1201-1211.


Peñalver-Alcázar, M., Martínez-Solano, I., Sequeira, F., Aragón, P. (2017). Sex-dependent implications of primary productivity and conspecific density on geographical body size variation in a newt: disentangling local, large scale and genetic factors. Journal of Biogeography, 44 (9), pp. 2096-2108.


van Riemsdijk, I., van Nieuwenhuize, L., Martínez-Solano, I., Arntzen, J.W., Wielstra, B. (2017). Molecular data reveal the hybrid nature of an introduced population of banded newts (Ommatotriton) in Spain. Conservation Genetics, pp. 1-6. Article in Press.


Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Barbosa, A.M., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Integrative inference of population history in the Ibero-Maghrebian endemic Pleurodeles waltl (Salamandridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 112: 122-137.


Sánchez-Montes, G., Ariño, A.H., Vizmanos, J.L., Wang, J., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Effects of Sample Size and Full Sibs on Genetic Diversity Characterization: A Case Study of Three Syntopic Iberian Pond-Breeding Amphibians. Journal of Heredity, 108 (5), pp. 535-543.


Díaz-Rodríguez, J., Gehara, M., Márquez, R., Vences, M., Goncalves, H., Sequeira, F., MartíNez-Solano, I., Tejedo, M. (2017). Integration of molecular, bioacoustical and morphological data reveals two new cryptic species of Pelodytes (Anura, Pelodytidae) from the Iberian Peninsula. Zootaxa, 4243 (1), pp. 1-41.


Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Barbosa, A.M., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Present and past climatic effects on the current distribution and genetic diversity of the Iberian spadefoot toad (Pelobates cultripes): an integrative approach. Journal of Biogeography, 44 (2): 245-258.


Arntzen, J.W., de Vries, W., Canestrelli, D., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Hybrid zone formation and contrasting outcomes of secondary contact over transects in common toads. Molecular Ecology, . Article in Press.


Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Gonçalves, J., Civantos, E., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Comparative landscape genetics of pond-breeding amphibians in Mediterranean temporal wetlands: The positive role of structural heterogeneity in promoting gene flow. Molecular Ecology, . Article in Press.


Trujillo, T., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Arntzen, J.W., Martínez-Solano, I. (2017). Morphological and molecular data to describe a hybrid population of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) and the Spined toad (Bufo spinosus) in western France. Contributions to Zoology, 8 (1), pp. 1-10.


Reino, L., Ferreira, M., Martínez-Solano, I., Segurado, P., Xu, C., Márcia Barbosa, A. (2017). Favourable areas for co-occurrence of parapatric species: niche conservatism and niche divergence in Iberian tree frogs and midwife toads. Journal of Biogeography, 44 (1), pp. 88-98.


Arntzen, J.W., Trujillo, T., Butôt, R., Vrieling, K., Schaap, O., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Martínez-Solano, I. (2016). Concordant morphological and molecular clines in a contact zone of the Common and Spined toad (Bufo bufo and B. spinosus) in the northwest of France. Frontiers in Zoology, 13 (1), art. no. 52, .


Escoriza, D., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Ben Hassine, J., Martínez-Solano, I. (2016). Genetic assessment of the threatened microendemic Pleurodeles poireti (Caudata, Salamandridae), with molecular evidence for hybridization with Pleurodeles nebulosus. Conservation Genetics, 17 (6): 1445-1458.


Ben Hassine, J., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Escoriza, D., Martínez-Solano, I. (2016). Inferring the roles of vicariance, climate and topography in population differentiation in Salamandra algira (Caudata, Salamandridae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 54 (2): 116-126.


Pereira, R.J., Martínez-Solano, I., Buckley, D. (2016). Hybridization during altitudinal range shifts: Nuclear introgression leads to extensive cyto-nuclear discordance in the fire salamander. Molecular Ecology, 25 (7): 1551-1565.


Sánchez-Montes, G., Recuero, E., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, J., Gomez-Mestre, I., Martínez-Solano, I. (2016). Species assignment in the Pelophylax ridibundus x P. perezi hybridogenetic complex based on 16 newly characterised microsatellite markers. Herpetological Journal, 26 (2): 99-108.


Lobo, J.M., Martínez-Solano, I., Sanchiz, B. (2016). A review of the palaeoclimatic inference potential of Iberian Quaternary fossil batrachians. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 96 (1): 125-148.


Arntzen, J.W., King, T.M., Denoël, M., Martínez-Solano, I., Wallis, G.P. (2016). Provenance of Ichthyosaura alpestris (Caudata: Salamandridae) introductions to France and New Zealand assessed by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Herpetological Journal, 26 (1): 49-56.







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