Alejandro Martínez Abraín  

(PC-DR)

Department Biology
Knowledgment area Ecology
Research  Research group Grupo de investigación en biología evolutiva
Research lines Dinámica de pequeñas poblaciones de especies amenazadas; ecología evolutiva de la conservación de vertebrados; Consecuencias ecológicas de los cambios de uso del suelo y de los cambios socio-económicos;Estructura de comunidades animales;
Keywords Ecología animal; Dinámica de poblaciones; ecología evolutiva; conservación; comunidades; abandono del rural; refugios y hábitats de sustitución; modelización; ecología cuantitativa; vertebrados; biodiversidad; especies amenazadas; ecología aplicada.
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Orcid id0000-0001-8009-4331 ResearcherIDG-4522-2016

Teaching

Subjects taught

This section shows the teaching given in degrees, masters and other officers studies in last 6 years.

Subject and involved studies Total hours
Applied Statistics
Master degree in Terrestrial Biodiversity: Characterisation, conservation and management
5
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
59
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
116
Final Year Dissertation
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
9
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
94
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
116
Final Year Dissertation
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
12
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
60
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
138
Human Ecology
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
8
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
60
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
60

Defined tutoring by teacher for 2019/2020 academic course.

Faculty of Science

Quarter Day Site
2nd quarter Monday
11:00 a 13:00
Anexo aparcamientos
2nd quarter Tuesday
11:00 a 13:00
Anexo aparcamientos
2nd quarter Wednesday
11:00 a 13:00
Anexo aparcamientos

EOG works and final master thesis directed

Directed or codirected by current teacher since 2013 year.

Activity patterns of gulls in relation to the Alvedro airport and the Cerceda landfill
Losing fear to humans: the case of mammals at the As Pontes mine landfill
Circadian/seasonal rythms of the redswamp crayfish and crayfish size selection by eurasian otters at Cecebre reservoir
Circadian/seasonal rythms of vertebrate aquatic and terrestrial fauna by means of camera-trap information
The role of novel ecosystems: a comparison between the structure of two song bird communities from two native forests with that of an assemblage of exotic species
A comparison of the diet of the Eurasian otter between two reservoirs with different assemblages of exotic species
Genetic or epigenetic differences between two populations of Silene latifolia under continental and littoral conditions?
Causes of the seasonal change in diet of the European otter in a closed system for prey
Determinants of the diet of Lutra lutra during a whole anual cycle in an artificial reservoir located in north western Spain

Research results

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AXUDAS PARA A CONSOLIDACIÓN E ESTRUTURACIÓN DE UNIDADES DE INVESTIGACIÓN COMPETITIVAS.GRC

Funding entity Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria
Main researches Ana María González Tizón
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 01/01/2019 to 20/11/2021

Consolidación y estructuración de unidades de investigación competitivas del sistema universitario de Galicia, modalidad de grupos de referencia competitiva

Funding entity Xunta de Galicia
Main researches Javier Cuadrado Aranda
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 01/01/2019 to 30/11/2022

Modalidad de Grupos de Referencia Competitiva. Grupo de Investigación en Biología Evolutiva (GIBE) de la Universidade da Coruña

Funding entity Xunta de Galicia
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2017

Dealing with growing forest insect pests: the role of top-down regulation

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, J.Jiménez
Journal JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13418

New policies for a new wildlife: A road map for the wildlife manager of the future

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Jiménez, Juan, Daniel Oro
Journal BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Vol. 236 (pages 484 to 488)

Stick supply to nestsby cliff-nesting raptors as an evolutionary load of past tree-nesting

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Jiménez, Juan
Journal Ideas in Ecology and Evolution Vol. 12 (pages 21 to 25)
DOI https://doi.org/10.24908/iee.2019.12.3.n

High foraging efficiency of Eurasian otters in a shallow Iberian reservoir

Authors Ánxela LLinares, Martínez-Abraín, A, Juan Veiga
Journal WILDLIFE BIOLOGY
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/wlb.00589

A test of the substitution habitat hypothesis in amphibians.

Authors A. Martínez-Abraín, Pedro Galán
Journal CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13062

Pax Romana: Refuge abandonment and expansion of fearless behaviours in a reconciling world

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Jiménez, J, Oro D
Journal Animal Conservation

Satellite factors influencing the impact of recreational activities on wildlife

Authors A. Martínez-Abraín
Journal Animal Conservation Vol. 21 (pages 461 to 462)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12465

Predictable anthropogenic food subsidies, density-dependence and socio-economic factors influence breeding investment in a generalist seabird

Authors Real, E, Oro D, Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Igual, J.M, Bertolero, A, Bosch, M, Taveccia, G
Journal JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY Vol. 48

Differential adult survival at close seabird colonies: the importance of foraging segregation and by-catch risk during the breeding season

Authors Meritxell Genovart, Juan Bécares, José-Manuel Igual, Alejandro Martínez-Abraín, Raul Escandell, Antonio Sánchez, Beneharo Rodríguez, José M. Arcos, Daniel Oro
Journal Global Chage Biology Vol. 24 (pages 1279 to 1290)

Anthropogenic areas as incidental substitutes for original habitat

Authors Martínez-Abraín, A, Jiménez J
Journal CONSERVATION BIOLOGY Vol. 30 (pages 593 to 598)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12644

Phenological asynchrony in plant-butterfly interactions associated with climate: a community-wide perspective

Authors Donoso I, Stefanescu, C, Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Traveset A
Journal OIKOS Vol. 125 (pages 1434 to 1444)

Differential waterbird population dynamics after long-term protection: the influence of diet and habitat type

Authors Rummel, L, Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Mayol, J, Ruiz-Olmo, J, Francesc, M, Jiménez, J, Gómez J.A., Oro D
Journal Ardeola Vol. 63 (pages 79 to 101)

Use of wild individuals as a key factor for success in vertebrate translocations

Authors Albert¿Ludwigs¿Universitä, Universidade da Coruña, Govern Balear, Generalitat Catalunya, Generalitat Valenciana, Generalitat Valenciana, Generalitat Catalunya
Journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 39 (pages 207 to 219)

Stoch-aptation: a new term in evolutionary biology and paleontology

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro
Journal Ideas in Ecology and Evolution Vol. 8 (pages 42 to 45)
DOI https://doi.org/10.4033/iee.2015.8.6.n

Subjectivism as an unavoidable feature of ecological statistics

Authors A. Martínez-Abraín, D.Conesa, A.Forte
Journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 37 Num. 2 (pages 141 to 143)

Is the n=30 rule of thumb of ecological field studies reliable? A call for greater attention to the variability in our data

Authors A.Martínez Abraín
Journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 37 (pages 95 to 100)

A long-term macroecological analysis of the recovery of a waterbird metacommunity after site protection

Authors Janina Pagel, Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Juan Antonio Gómez, Jiménez, Juan, D. Oro
Journal PLOS ONE Vol. 9

Ecological and evolutionary implications of food subsidies

Authors Oro D, Meritxell Genovart, G.Tavecchia, M.Fowler, A.Martínez-Abraín
Journal Ecology Letters Vol. 16 (pages 1501 to 15011514)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12187

Assessing the effectiveness of a hunting moratorium on target and non-target species

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, C.Viedma, J.A.Gómez, M.A.Bartolomé, J.Jiménez, M.Genovart, S.Tenan
Journal BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Vol. 165 (pages 171 to 178)

Why do ecologists aim to get positive results?Once again, negative results are necessary for better knowledge accumulation

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín
Journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 36 Num. 1 (pages 33 to 36)

Preventing the development of dogmatic approaches in conservation biology: a review

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, D.Oro
Journal BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Vol. 159 (pages 539 to 547)

Causes of human impact to protected vertebrate wildlife parallel long-term socio-economical changes in Spain

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, J.Crespo, M.Berdugo, L.Guitierrez, A.Lafuente, A.Mañas, J.M.de Miguel
Journal Animal Conservation Vol. 16 (pages 286 to 294)

Research priorities for seabirds: improving conservation and management in the 21st century

Authors R.Lewison, D. Oro, B. J. Godley, L. Underhill, S. Bearhop, R. P. Wilson, D. Ainley, J. M. Arcos, P. D. Boersma, P. G. Borboroglu, T. Boulinier, M. Frederiksen, M. Genovart, J. González-Solís, J. A. Green, D. Grémillet, K. C. Hamer, G. M. Hilton, K. D. Hyrenbach, A. Martínez-Abraín, W. A. Montevecchi, R. A. Phillips, P. G. Ryan, P. Sagar, W. J. Sydeman, S. Wanless, Y. Watanuki, H. Weimerskirch, P. Yorio
Journal Endangered Species Research Vol. 17 (pages 93 to 121)

Assessing different management scenarios to reverse the declining trend of a relict capercaillie population: a modelling approach within an adaptive framework

Authors M.Fernández-Olalla, A.Martínez-Abraín, J.Canut, D.García, I.Afonso, L.M.González
Journal BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Vol. 148 (pages 79 to 87)

Effects of wind farms and food scarcity on a large scavenging bird species following an epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, G.Tavecchia, H.Regan, J.Jiménez, M.Surroca, D.Oro
Journal Journal of Applied Ecology Vol. 49 (pages 109 to 117)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02080.x

Lessons from a failed translocation program with a seabird species: Determinants of success and conservation value

Authors D.Oro, A.Martínez-Abraín, E.Villuendas, B.Sarzo, E.Mínguez, J.Carda, Meritxell Genovart
Journal BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Vol. 144 (pages 851 to 858)

Cost-effectiveness of translocation options of a threatened waterbird

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, H.Regan, C.Viedma, E.Villuendas, M.A.Bartolomé, J.A.Gómez, D.Oro
Journal CONSERVATION BIOLOGY Vol. 25 (pages 726 to 735)

Integration of invasive Opuntia spp. by native and alien seed dispersers in the Mediterranean area and the Canary Islands

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, B.Padrón, M.Nogales, A.Traveset, M.Vila, D.Padilla, P.Marrero
Journal Biological Invasions Vol. 13 (pages 831 to 844)

Trawling regime influences longline seabird bycatch in the Mediterranean: new insights from a small-scale fishery

Authors K.Laneri, M.Louzao, A.Martínez-Abraín, J.M.Arcos, E.J.Belda, J.Guallart, A.Sánchez, M.Giménez, R.Maestre, D.Oro
Journal Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 420 (pages 241 to 252)

Imaginary populations

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín
Journal Animal Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 33 (pages 1 to 1)

Las dos caras de la moneda

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín
Journal Estudis baleàrics (pages 21 to 23)

A systematic review of the effects of recreational activities on nesting birds of prey

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, D.Oro, J.Jiménez, G. Stewart, A.Pullin
Journal Basic and Applied Ecology Vol. 11 (pages 312 to 319)

Applied conservation services of the evolutionary theory

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, D.Oro
Journal Evolutionary Ecology Vol. 24 (pages 1381 to 1390)

Fatty acid signature analysis confirms foraging resources of a globally endangered Mediterranean seabird species: calibration test and application to the wild

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, A.Kakela, R. Kakela, B.Sarzo, M.Louzao, C.Gerique, E.Villuendas, U.Strandberg, R.Furness, D.Oro
Journal Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 398 (pages 245 to 258)

Una golondrina no hace primavera

Authors A. Martínez-Abraín
Publishing EDICIONES RODENO, Catarroja (España)
ISBN 978-84-946709-5-4

El lenguaje de la biosfera

Editors Universidade da Coruña
Publishing EDICIONES RODENO, Cullera (España)
ISBN 9788494268991

EL DETECTIVE ECOLOGICO: REFLEXIONES SOBRE HISTORIA NATURAL

Publishing EDICIONES RODENO, Cullera (España)
ISBN 9788493836474

MEDITERRANEAN SEABIRDS AND THEIR CONSERVATION

Publishing CSIC, Barcelona (España)
ISBN 02148358

Factores que inciden sobre la conservación de las comunidades de anfibios del noroeste ibérico

Autor Silvia Rodríguez Fernández
Director/s Pedro Manuel Galán Regalado; Alejandro Martínez Abraín
Scope Biología Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología
Qualification Sobresaliente Cum Laude

Factores que inciden sobre la conservación de las comunidades de anfibios del noroeste ibérico.

Autor Silvia Rodríguez Fernández
Director/s Pedro Galán Alejandro Martínez Abraín
Scope Facultad de Ciencias
Qualification Apto Cum Laude

SEGUIMIENTO Y GESTION DE SISTEMAS DEPREDADOR-PRESA: APLICACION A LA CONSERVACION DE FAUNA AMENAZADA

Autor MARIANA FERNANDEZ OLALLA
Director/s ALFONSO SAN MIGUEL AYANZ ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ ABRAIN
Scope ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE INGENIEROS DE MONTES DE MADRID
Qualification Sobresaliente Cum Laude

The substitution habitat hypothesis in conservation science
International Congress of Conservation Biology
International

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro
Organization Society for Conservation Biology
Place Kuala Lumpur (Malasia)

Foraging behaviour and drivers of diet seasonality of Eurasian otters in a Spanish reservoir
International Congress of the Spanish Society of Ethology and Evolutionary Biology
International

Authors Martínez-Abraín, Alejandro, Jiménez, Juan, Marí-Mena, Neus, Vizcaíno, Antón, Vierna, Carlos, Veloy, Joaquín, Amboage, Moraima, Key, Charlie, Vila, Marta
Organization Universidad de Oviedo (UNIOVI)
Place Mieres (España)

Adult predation and the effect of meso-predator removal on fledging success of a relict Pyrenean capercaillie population
Student Conference on Conservation Science
International

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, M.Fernández-Olalla
Place Cambridge (Reino Unido)

Population trend and demographic modelling of a relict capercaillie population using long-term monitoring data
Congreso de la sociedad española de ecología terrestre
National

Authors A.Martínez-Abraín, M.Fernández-Olalla, J.Canut, D.García, L.M.González, A.San Miguel
Organization Sociedad Española de Ecología Terrestre
Place Ávila (España)