Carrascal Luis Maria

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Investigación

Luis M. Carrascal es profesor de investigación del CSIC en el Dept. de Ecología Evolutiva del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Madrid). Desde hace 30 años sus intereses científicos se han centrado en el análisis de los patrones de distribución-abundancia de vertebrados terrestres, tanto desde una perspectiva extensiva biogeográfica y macroecológica, como desde una aproximación funcional auto-ecológica que incluye aspectos eco-morfológicos, de búsqueda de alimento, preferencias de hábitat, riesgo de depredación, enfermedades emergentes, interacción con el estado térmico del ambiente y sus repercusiones sobre la condición física de los individuos. También ha desarrollado una actividad de investigación orientada a la conservación de la biodiversidad animal, el análisis de los impactos humanos sobre ella (principalmente urbanismo y manejo del hábitat) y el establecimiento de criterios que definen la propensión a tener problemas de conservación. Es autor de más de 150 trabajos científicos sobre estos aspectos, ha dirigido ocho tesis doctorales y ha dedicado una considerable parte de su tiempo a la formación académica especializada (método científico y herramientas estadísticas en Ciencias Naturales) y a la divulgación científica sobre la historia natural de vertebrados terrestres españoles.

 

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luis-Carrascal

PRINCIPALES ACTIVIDADES PROFESIONALES20212020201920182017

 

Publicaciones más destacadas   [todas]

Arizaga, J.; Laso, M.; Rodríguez-Pérez, J.; Zorrozua, N.; Pagaldi, N.; Carrascal, L.M. 2021. Atlas de aves nidificantes en San Sebástián -  Donostiako hegazti habiagileen atlasa. Donostiako Udala, Osasun eta Ingurumen Saila; Aranzadi Zientzia Elkartea, Donostia. 256 páginas. [presentación]  [muestra]

Rey, A.; Carrascal, L.M.; García-Gutiérrez, C.; Raimundo, J.; Oyonarte, C.; Pegoraro, E. 2021. Impact of climate and land degradation on soil carbon fluxes in dry semiarid grasslands in SE Spain. Plant and Soil 461:323–339 [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Del Moral, J.C. 2021. Two surveys per spring are enough to obtain robust population trends of common and widespread birds in yearly monitoring programmes. Ardeola 68:33-51. [pdf]

Bosch, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Manica, A.; Garner, T.W.J. 2020. Significant reductions of host abundance weakly impact infection intensity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisPLoS ONE 15(11): e0242913. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Nogales, M.; de Oñate, R.; Rodríguez, F. 2019. Project to increase range and Population size of the priority species Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch, Fringilla polatzekiLayman Report of LIFE+PINZÓN, LIFE14 NAT/ES/000077, 20 pp. [pdf].

Aragón, P.; Carrascal, L.M.; Palomino, D. 2018. Macro-spatial structure of biotic interactions in the distribution of a raptor species. Journal of Biogeography 45:1859-1871. [pdf].

Bosch, J.; Fernández-Beaskoetxea, S.; Garner, T.W.J.; Carrascal, L.M. 2018. Long-term monitoring of an amphibian community after a climate change- and infectious disease-driven species extirpation. Global Change Biology. 24:2622–2632. [pdf].

Galván, I.; Rodríguez-Martínez, S.; Carrascal, L.M. 2018. Dark pigmentation limits thermal niche position in birds. Functional Ecology. 32:1531–1540. [pdf].

Morelli, F.; Benedetti, Y.; Møller, A.P.; Liang, W.; Carrascal, L.M. 2018. Cuckoos host range is associated positively with distribution range and negatively with evolutionary uniqueness. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:765-773. [pdf].

Carrascal, L.M.; Moreno, A.C.; Delgado, A.; Suárez, V.; Trujillo, D. 2017. Habitat suitability – density relationship in an endangered woodland species: the case of the Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla polatzeki). PeerJ 5:e3771. [pdf] [suppl].

Carrascal, L.M.; Jiménez-Ruiz, Y.; Lobo, J.M. 2017. Beetle exoskeleton may facilitate body heat acting differentially across the electromagnetic spectrum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90:338–347. [pdf].

Carrascal, L.M.; Villén-Pérez, S.; Palomino, D. 2016. Preferred temperature and thermal breadth of birds wintering in peninsular Spain: the limited effect of temperature on species distribution. PeerJ 4:e2156. [pdf].

Carrascal, L.M.; Aragón, P.; Palomino, D.; Lobo, J.M. 2015. Predicting regional densities from bird occurrence data: validation and effects of species traits in a Macaronesian Island. Diversity and Distributions 21:1284-1294. [pdf]

Tellería, J.L.; Carrascal, L.M.; Santos, T. 2014. Species abundance and migratory status affects large-scale fruit tracking in thrushes (Turdus spp.) Journal of Ornithology 155:157-164. [pdf].

Sánchez-Oliver, J.S.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Carrascal, L.M. 2014. Differential effects of local habitat and landscape characteristics on bird communities in Mediterranean afforestations motivated by the EU Common Agrarian Policy. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:135-143. [pdf].

Hortal, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Triantis, K.A.; Thébault, E.; Meiri, S.; Sfenthourakis, S. 2013. Species richness can decrease with altitude, but not with habitat diversity. PNAS 110(24): E2149-E2150. [pdf].

Seoane, J.; Villén-Pérez, S.; Carrascal, L.M. 2013. Environmental determinants of seasonal changes in bird diversity of Mediterranean oakwoods. Ecological Research 28:435-445. [pdf]

Villén-Pérez, S.; Carrascal, L.M.; Seoane, J. 2013. Foraging patch selection in winter: a balance between predation risk and thermoregulation costs. PLoS One 8(7): e68448. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068448. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Cayuela, L.; Palomino, D.; Seoane, J. 2012. What species-specific traits make a bird a better surrogate of native species richness? A test with insular avifauna. Biological Conservation 152:204-211. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Santos, T.; Tellería, J.L. 2012. Does day length affect winter bird distribution? Testing the role of an elusive variable. PLOS One 7(2): e32733. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032733. [pdf]

Seoane, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Palomino, D. 2011. Assessing the ecological basis of conservation priority lists for bird species in an island scenario. Journal of Nature Conservation  19:103-115. [pdf]

Rey Benayas, J.M.; Galván, I.; Carrascal, L.M. 2010. Differential effects of vegetation restoration in Mediterranean abandoned cropland by secondary succession and pine plantations on bird assemblages. Forest Ecology & Management 260:87-95. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Galván, I.; Gordo, O. 2009. Partial least squares regression as an alternative to most currently used regression methods in Ecology. Oikos, 118:681-690. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Seoane, J.; Palomino, D.; Polo, V. 2008. Explanations for bird species range size: ecological correlates and phylogenetic effects in the Canary Islands. Journal of Biogeography 35:2061–2073. [pdf].

Seoane, J.; Carrascal, L.M. 2008. Interspecific differences in population trends of Spanish birds are related to habitat and climatic preferences. Global Ecology & Biogeography 17:111-121. [pdf]

Polo, V.; Carrascal, L.M.; Metcalfe, N.B. 2007. The effects of latitude and day length on fattening strategies of wintering coal tits (Periparus ater L): a field study and aviary experiment. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:866-872. [pdf]

Palomino, D.; Carrascal, L.M. 2007. Threshold distances to nearby cities and roads influence the bird community of a mosaic landscape. Biological Conservation 140:100-109. [pdf]

Bosch, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Durán, L.; Walker, S.; Fisher, M.C. 2007. Climate change and outbreaks of amphibian chytridiomycosis in a montane area of Central Spain; is there a link? Proceedings Royal Society London B 274:253–260. [pdf]

Palomino, D.; Carrascal, L.M. 2006. Urban influence on birds at a regional escale. A case study with the avifauna of northern Madrid province. Landscape & Urban Planning 77:276-290. [pdf].

Carrascal, L.M.; Polo, V. 2006. Effects of wing area reduction on winter body mass and foraging behaviour in coal tits: field and aviary experiments. Animal Behaviour 72: 663-672[pdf]

De La Montaña, E.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; Carrascal, L.M. 2006. Response of bird communities to silvicultural thinning of Mediterranean maquis. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:651–659. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Alonso, C.L. 2006. Habitat use under latent predation risk. A case study with wintering forest birds. Oikos 112:51-62. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Díaz, L. 2006. Winter bird distribution in abiotic and habitat structural gradients. A case study with mediterranean montane oakwoods. EcoScience 13:100-110. [pdf].

Seoane, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Alonso, C.L. y Palomino, D. 2005. Species-specific traits associated to prediction errors in bird habitat suitability modelling. Ecological Modelling 185:299-308. [pdf].

Carrascal, L.M.; Lobo, J. L. 2003. Respuestas a viejas preguntas con nuevos datos: estudio de los patrones de distribución de la avifauna española y consecuencias para su conservación. Pp. 645-662 y 718-721 en Martí, R., Del Moral, J.C. (Eds.). Atlas de las Aves Reproductoras de España. Dirección General de la Conservación de la Naturaleza-Sociedad Española de Ornitología, Madrid. [pdf] [link]

Belliure, J.; Carrascal. L.M. 2002. Influence of heat transmission mode on heating rates and on the selection of patches for heating in a Mediterranean lizard. Phys. & Bioch. Zool. 75(4):369-376. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Díaz, J.A.; Huertas, D.L.; Mozetich, I. 2001. Behavioral thermoregulation by treecreepers: trade-off between saving energy and reducing crypsis. Ecology 82:1642-1654. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Polo, V. 1999. Coal tits, Parus ater, lose weight in response to chases by predators. Animal Behaviour 58:281-285. [pdf]

Polo, V.; Carrascal, L.M. 1999. Shaping the body size distribution of passeriformes: habitat use and body size are evolutionarily and ecologically related. Journal of Animal Ecology. 68:324-337. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Senar, J.C.; Mozetich, I.; Uribe, F.; Domenech, J. 1998. Interaction between environmental stress, body condition, nutritional status and dominance in mediterranean great tits (Parus major) during winter. Auk 115:727-738. [pdf]

Moreno, E.; Barbosa, A.; Carrascal, L.M. 1997. Should congruence between intra- and interspecific ecomorphological relationships be expected? A case study with the Great Tit Parus majorProceedings of The Royal Society London: B 264:533-539. [pdf]

Belliure, J.; Carrascal, L.M.; Díaz, J.A. 1996. Covariation of thermal biology and foraging mode in two mediterranean lacertid lizards. Ecology 77:1163-1173. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Moreno, E.; Mozetich, I. 1995. Ecological plasticity of morphological designs. An experimental analysis with tit species. Canadian J. Zoology 73:2005-2009. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Moreno, E.; Valido, A. 1994. Morphological evolution and changes in foraging behaviour of island and mainland populations of Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus. A test of convergence and ecomorphological hypoteses. Evolutionary Ecology 7:25-35. [pdf]

Tellería, J.L.; Carrascal, L.M. 1994. Weight-density relationships between and within bird communities. Implications of niche space and vegetation structure. American Naturalist 141:1083-1092. [pdf]

Moreno, E.; Carrascal, L.M. 1993. Leg morphology and feeding postures in four Parus species: an experimental ecomorphological approach. Ecology 74:2037-2044. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Bautista, L.M.; Lázaro, E. 1993. Geographical variation in the density of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia in Spain: influence of habitat structure and climate. Biological Conservation 65:83-87. [pdf]

Díaz, J.A.; Carrascal, L.M. 1993. Variation in the effect of profitability on prey size selection by the lacertid lizard Psammodromus algirus. Oecologia (Berl.) 94:23-29. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; López, P.; Martín, J.; Salvador, A. 1992. Basking and antipredator behaviour in a high altitude lizard: implications of heat-exchange rate. Ethology 92:143-154. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Moreno, E. 1992. Proximal costs and benefits of heterospecific social foraging in Great Tit Parus majorCanadian Journal of Zoology 70:1947-1952. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Tellería, J.L.; Valido, A. 1992. Habitat distribution of canary chaffinches among islands: competitive exclusion or species-specific habitat preferences? Journal of Biogeography 19:383-390. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Tellería, J.L. 1991. Bird size and density: a regional approach. American Naturalist 138:777-784. [pdf]

Díaz, J.A.; Carrascal, L.M. 1991. Regional distribution of a Mediterranean lizard: influence of habitat cues and prey abundance. Journal of Biogeography 18:291-297. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Moreno, E.; Tellería, J.L. 1990. Ecomorphological relationships in a group of insectivorous birds of temperate forests in winter. Holarctic Ecology 13:105-111. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Díaz, J.A. 1989. Thermal ecology and spatio-temporal distribution of the Mediterranean lizard Psammodromus algirus. Holarctic Ecology 12:137-143. [pdf]

Carrascal, L.M.; Díaz, J.A.; Cano, C. 1989. Habitat selection in Iberian Psammodromus species along a Mediterranean successional gradient. Amphibia-Reptilia 10:231-242. [pdf]

De Juana, E.; Carrascal, L.M.; Sáez-Royuela, C. 1989. Spain. pp. 581-656 en Important Bird Areas in Europe (Ed. R.F.A. Grimmett & T.A. Jones). ICBP Technical Publication no. 9, Cambridge.

Carrascal, L.M.; Potti, J.; Sánchez-Aguado, F.J. 1987. Spatio-temporal organization of the bird communities in two Mediterranean montane forests. Holarctic Ecology 10:185-192. [pdf]