Amo de Paz Luisa

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Investigación

Publications in SCI journals

 

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. Copeia 2004 (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 Research 96: 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 Ecology 81: 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109505

 

Amo, L., López-Rull, I., Pagán, I. & Macías Garcia, C. 2015. Evidence that the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) uses scent to avoid omnivore mammals. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 88:5. doi:10.1186/s40693-015-0036-4

 

Nielsen, B.L., Jezierski, T., Bolhuis, L., Amo, L., Rosell, F.N., Oostindjer, M., Christensen, J.W., McKeegan, D., Wells, D.L. & Hepper, P. 2015. Olfaction: an overlooked sensory modality in applied ethology and animal welfare. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 2:69. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00069

 

Amo, L., Dicke, M. & Visser, M.E. 2016. Are naïve birds attracted to herbivore-induced plant defences? Behaviour, 153: 353-366. doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003345

 

Amo, L., Tomás, G. & López-García, A. 2017. Role of chemical and visual cues of mammalian predators in nest defense in birds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71:49. doi:10.1007/s00265-017-2281-9

 

Junkers, R.R., Kuppler, J., Amo, L. et al. 2018. Co-variation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and ecoevolutionary implications. New Phytologist 220:739-749. doi: 10.1111/nph.14505

 

Avilés, J.M. & Amo, L. 2018. The evolution of olfactory capabilities in wild birds: a comparative study. Evolutionary Biology, 45: 27-36. doi:10.1007/s11692-017-9427-6

 

Saavedra, I. & Amo, L. 2018. Insectivorous birds eavesdrop on the pheromones of their prey. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0190415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190415

 

Amo, L. & Bonadonna, F. 2018. Editorial: The Importance of Olfaction in Intra- and Interspecific Communication. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 6:71. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00071

 

Amo, L., Tomás, G., Saavedra, I. & Visser, M.E. 2018. Wild great and blue tits do not avoid chemical cues of predators when selecting cavities for roosting. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203269. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203269

 

Saavedra, I. & Amo, L. 2018. Are birds attracted to methyl-jasmonate-treated trees? Behaviour 155: 945–967. doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003516 

 

Mrazova, A., Sam, K. & Amo, L. 2019. What do we know about birds’ use of plant volatile cues in tritrophic interactions?. Current Opinion in Insect Science 32: 131–136. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.02.004

 

Saavedra, I. & Amo, L. 2019. Egg concealment is an antipredatory strategy in a cavity nesting bird. Ethology 125: 785–790. doi: 10.1111/eth.12932

 

Saavedra, I. & Amo, L. The importance chemical, visual and behavioral cues of predators on the antipredatory behavior of birds. Journal of Avian Biology, in press.

 

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. En: 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. En: 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.

 

Amo, L., Jansen, J.J., van Dam, N.M., Dicke, M. & Visser, M.E. 2016. Studying the role of VOCs in multitrophic relationships. En: Thermal Desorption Applications Guide: Biological profiling. Markes International. Llantrisant, RCT, UK.

 

Amo, L. 2017. The role of olfaction in mate selection and reproductive behaviour. En: Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Ed.  B. Nielsen. Pp. 85-101. UK: CABI Publishers. ISBN 978-1-78639-159-9.

 

 

 

Other publications

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

2014-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ramón y Cajal program. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.