Cuervo Osés José Javier

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Investigación

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EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT

 

December 2010 - present: Research Scientist, National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

 

December 1999 - November 2010: Tenured Scientist, Experimental Station of Arid Zones (EEZA-CSIC), Almería, Spain

 

November 1996 - August 1999: Postdoctoral Researcher, Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Seville, Spain

 

October 1994 - February 1996: Postdoctoral Researcher, Zoological Institute, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

October 1993 - September 1994: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

 

June 1993: Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Animal Biology I, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

 

January 1989 - December 1992: Ph.D. Student, Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Seville, Spain

 

June 1988: B.Sc. degree in Biology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

 

 

 

RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS AND PROJECTS

 

Stopover ecology of trans-Saharan migratory birds in a southern Tunisian oasis. January 2022 - December 2023. In collaboration with Slaheddine Selmi (University of Gabès)

 

Maternal programming of social behaviour. June 2020 - May 2023. PI: Judith Morales (National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC) 

 

Underground sensory ecology in fossorial reptiles: function of chemoreception and consequences for social organization, reproductive success and health state. January 2019 - September 2022. PI: José Martín (National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC)

 

Retrospective survey of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the amphibians of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. January 2017 - June 2017. In collaboration with Vance Vredenburg (San Francisco State University)

 

Evolution and variability of sexual chemical signals in reptiles: consequences for reproductive success and speciation. January 2015 - June 2019. PI: Pilar López (National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC)

 

Multiple functions of social signals: sex, life stage and bacterial environment make the difference. January 2014 - December 2017. PI: Juan Moreno (National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC)

 

The function of lizard coloration: a case study with the spiny-footed lizard. January 2009 - June 2013. In collaboration with Josabel Belliure (University of Alcalá)

 

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

2021 

 

Motas M., Jerez S., Esteban M., Valera F., Cuervo J. J., Barbosa A. 2021. Mercury levels in feathers of penguins from the Antarctic Peninsula area: geographical and inter-specific differences. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18: 9918  pdf

 

Martín J., Ortega J., García-Roa R., Jiménez-Robles O., Rodríguez-Ruiz G., Recio P., Cuervo J. J. 2021. Going underground: short- and long-term movements may reveal the fossorial spatial ecology of an amphisbaenian. Movement Ecology 9: 14  pdf

 

2020

 

Cuervo J. J. 2020. Selección sexual después del apareamiento (y de la fecundación): recordando la hipótesis de la inversión diferencial. Etologuía 26: 47-58  pdf

 

Rodríguez-Ruiz G., Ortega J., Cuervo J. J. López P., Salvador A., Martín J. 2020. Male rock lizards may compensate reproductive costs of an immune challenge affecting sexual signals. Behavioral Ecology 31: 1017-1030  pdf

 

Cuervo J. J., Møller A. P. 2020. Demographic, ecological, and life-history traits associated with bird population response to landscape fragmentation in Europe. Landscape Ecology 35: 469-481  pdf

 

2019 

 

Fresnillo F., Belliure J., Gil D., Cuervo J. J. 2019. Hormonal control of seasonal color change in female spiny-footed lizards: an observational and experimental approach. Current Zoology 65: 633-642  pdf

 

Morales J., Cuervo J. J., Moreno J., Soler J. J. 2019. Juvenile plumage whiteness is associated with the evolution of clutch size in passerines. Behavioral Ecology 30: 1106-1112  pdf

 

Soler J. J., Morales J., Cuervo J. J., Moreno J. 2019. Conspicuousness of passerine females is associated with the nest-building behaviour of males. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 126: 824-835  pdf

 

Harris D. J., Belliure J., Cuervo J. J. 2019. Melting pots and hotspots: genetic variation within Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from the Iberian Peninsula. Amphibia-Reptilia 40: 245-251  pdf 

 

2018

 

Megía-Palma R., Martínez J., Cuervo J. J., Belliure J., Jiménez-Robles O., Gomes V., Cabido C., Pausas J. G., Fitze P. S., Martín J., Merino S. 2018. Molecular evidence for host-parasite co-speciation between lizards and Schellackia parasites. International Journal for Parasitology 48: 709-718  pdf 

 

Belliure J., Fresnillo B., Cuervo J. J. 2018. Male mate choice based on female coloration in a lizard: the role of a juvenile trait. Behavioral Ecology 29: 543-552  pdf

 

Plaza M., Cantarero A., Cuervo J. J., Moreno J. 2018. Female incubation attendance and nest vigilance reflect social signaling capacity: a field experiment. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 24  pdf

 

2017

 

Cuervo J. J., Møller A. P. 2017. Colonial, more widely distributed and less abundant bird species undergo wider population fluctuations independent of their population trend. PLoS One 12(3): e0173220  pdf

 

2016

 

Fresnillo B., Belliure J., Cuervo J. J. 2016. Ontogenetic shifts in risk behaviours are related to body size and coloration in spiny-footed lizards. Animal Behaviour 119: 165-172  pdf

 

Ambrosini R., Cuervo J. J., du Feu C., Fiedler W., Musitelli F., Rubolini D., Sicurella B., Spina F., Saino N., Møller A. P. 2016. Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula: a continent-wide analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 749-760  pdf

 

Megía-Palma R., Martínez J., Nasri I., Cuervo J. J., Martín J., Acevedo I., Belliure J., Ortega J., García-Roa R., Selmi S., Merino S. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of Isospora, Lankesterella and Caryospora species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) infecting lizards. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16: 275-288  pdf

 

Martín M. A., Ortiz J. M., Seva J., Vidal V., Valera F., Benzal J., Cuervo J. J., de la Cruz C., Belliure J., Martínez A. M., Díaz J. I., Motas M., Jerez S., D'Amico V. L., Barbosa A. 2016. Mode of attachment and pathology caused by Parorchites zederi in three species of penguins: Pygoscelis papuaPygoscelis adeliae, and Pygoscelis antarctica in Antarctica. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52: 568-575  pdf

 

Cuervo, J. J., Belliure J., Negro J. J. 2016. Coloration reflects skin pterin concentration in a red-tailed lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 193: 17-24  pdf

 

2015

 

De Mas E., Benzal J., Merino S., Valera F., Palacios M. J., Cuervo J. J., Barbosa A. 2015. Erythrocytic abnormalities in three Antarctic penguin species along the Antarctic Peninsula: biomonitoring of genomic damage. Polar Biology 38: 1067-1074  pdf

 

Fresnillo B., Belliure J., Cuervo J. J. 2015. Red coloration in juvenile spiny-footed lizards (Acanthodactylus erythrurus) reduces adult aggression. Animal Behaviour 102: 59-67  pdf

 

Fresnillo B., Belliure J., Cuervo J. J. 2015. Red tails are effective decoys for avian predators. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 123-135  pdf

 

Díaz M., Cuervo J. J., Grim T., Flensted-Jensen E., Ibáñez-Álamo J. D., Jokimäki J., Markó G., Tryjanowski P., Møller A. P. 2015. Interactive effects of fearfulness and geographical location on bird population trends. Behavioral Ecology 26: 716-721  pdf

 

2014

 

Cuervo J. J., de Ayala R. M. 2014. Effects of experimental tail shortening on the phenotypic condition of barn swallows Hirundo rustica: implications for tail-length evolution. Journal of Avian Biology 45: 345-353  pdf

 

2013

 

Cuervo J. J., Belliure J. 2013. Exploring the function of red colouration in female spiny-footed lizards (Acanthodactylus erythrurus): patterns of seasonal colour change. Amphibia-Reptilia 34: 525-538  pdf

 

Cuervo J. J., Møller A. P. 2013. Temporal variation in population size of European bird species: effects of latitude and marginality of distribution. PLoS One 8(10): e77654  pdf

 

Ruiz-Rodríguez M., Avilés J. M., Cuervo J. J., Parejo D., Ruano F., Zamora-Muñoz C., Sergio F., López-Jiménez L., Tanferna A., Martín-Vivaldi M. 2013. Does avian conspicuous colouration increase or reduce predation risk? Oecologia 173: 83-93  pdf

 

Barbosa A., Palacios, M. J., Negro J. J., Cuervo J. J. 2013. Plasma carotenoid depletion during fasting in moulting penguins. Journal of Ornithology 154: 559-562  pdf

 

2012

 

McCoy K. D., Beis P., Barbosa A., Cuervo J. J., Fraser W. R., González-Solís J., Jourdain E., Poisbleau M., Quillfeldt P., Léger E., Dietrich M. 2012. Population genetic structure and colonisation of the Western Antarctic Peninsula by the seabird tick Ixodes uriae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 459: 109-120  pdf

 

Sánchez S., Cuervo J. J., Moreno E. 2012. Vegetation structure in beech-fir forests: effects on the avian community. Revue d'Écologie (La Terre et la Vie) 67: 213-222  pdf