Selected publications

Juan Carlos Alonso, Research Professor, CSIC

 

 

These are some of my most relevant publications. If you wish a reprint that is not attached, or additional information about one of the papers, please e-mail me: jcalonso[*at*]mncn.csic.es

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Palacín C, Alonso JC, Martín CA, Alonso JA. 2017 Changes in bird-migration patterns associated with human-induced mortality. Conservation Biology 31: 106–115

 

Torres A, Jaeger JAG, Alonso JC. 2016. Assessing large-scale wildlife responses to human infrastructure development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 8472-8477

 

Alonso J.C., Salgado I., Palacín C. 2016. Thermal tolerance may cause sexual segregation in sexually dimorphic species living in hot environments. Behavioral Ecology 27: 717-724

 

Bravo C., Bautista L.M., García-Paris M., Blanco G., Alonso J.C. 2014. Males of a strongly polygynous species consume more poisonous food than females. PLOS ONE 9(10): e111057. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111057

 

Alonso J.C., Magaña M., Álvarez-Martínez, J.M.. 2012. Male display areas in exploded leks: the importance of food resources for male mating success.  Behavioral Ecology 23: 1296-1307

 

Alonso J.C., Álvarez-Martínez  J.M., Palacín C. 2012. Leks in ground-displaying birds: hotspots or safe places? Behavioral Ecology 23: 491-501

 

Magaña M., Alonso J.C., Palacín C.. 2011. Age-related dominance helps reduce male aggressiveness in great bustard leks. Animal Behaviour 82: 203-211

 

Torres A., Palacín C., Seoane J., Alonso J.C. 2011. Assessing the effect of a highway on a threatened species using BDA and BDACI designs. Biological Conservation 144: 2223-2232

 

Barrientos R., Alonso J.C., Ponce C., Palacín C. 2011. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of marked wire in reducing avian collisions with power lines. Conservation Biology 25: 893-903

 

Palacín C., Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Magaña M., Martín C.A. 2011. Cultural transmission and flexibility of partial migration patterns in a long-lived bird, the great bustard Otis tarda. Journal of Avian Biology 42: 301-308

 

Ponce C., Alonso J.C., Argandoña G.,  García A., Carrasco M. 2010. Carcass removal by scavengers and search accuracy affect bird mortality estimates at power lines. Animal Conservation 13: 603–612

 

Alonso J.C., Magaña M., Martín C.A., Palacín C. 2010. Sexual traits as quality indicators in lekking male great bustards. Ethology 116: 1084–1098

 

Alonso J.C., Magaña M., Palacín C., Martín C.A. 2010. Correlates of male mating success in great bustard leks: the effects of age, weight and display effort. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1589–1600

 

Alonso J.C., Magaña M., Alonso J.A., Palacín C., Martín C.A., Martín B. 2009. The most extreme sexual size dimorphism among birds: allometry, selection, and early juvenile development in the great bustard. The Auk 126: 657−665

 

Alonso J.C., Palacín C., Alonso J.A., Martín C.A. 2009. Post-breeding migration in male great bustards: low tolerance of the heaviest Palaearctic bird to summer heat. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1705-1715

 

Martín C.A., Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Palacín C., Magaña M., Martín B. 2008.  Natal dispersal in great bustards: the effect of sex, local population size and spatial isolation. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 326-334

 

Alonso J.C., Martín C.A., Alonso J.A., Palacín C., Magaña M., Lane S.J. 2004. Distribution dynamics of a great bustard metapopulation throughout a decade: influence of conspecific attraction and recruitment. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 1659-1674

 

Alonso J.C., Palacín C., Martín C.A. 2003. Status and recent trends of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) population in the Iberian Peninsula. Biological Conservation 110:185-195

 

Suárez-Seoane S., Osborne P.E., Alonso J.C. 2002. Large-scale habitat selection by agricultural steppe birds in Spain: identifying species-habitat responses using Generalised Additive Models. Journal of Applied Ecology 39: 755-771

 

Martín C.A., Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Pitra C., Lieckfeldt D. 2002. Great bustard population structure in central Spain: concordant results from genetic analysis and dispersal study. Proceedings Royal Society London B 269: 119-125

 

Osborne P.E., Alonso, J.C., Bryant, R.G. 2001. Modelling landscape-scale habitat use using GIS and remote sensing: a case study with great bustards. Journal of Applied Ecology 38:458-471

 

Pitra C., Lieckfeldt D., Alonso J.C. 2000. Population subdivision in European great bustards inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence variation. Molecular Ecology 9: 1165-1170

 

Alonso J.C., Martín E., Alonso J.A., Morales M.B. 1998. Proximate and ultimate causes of natal dispersal in the great bustard, Otis tarda. Behavioral Ecology 9:243-252

 

Alonso J.C., Bautista L.M., Alonso J.A. 1997. Dominance and the dynamics of phenotype-limited distribution in common cranes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 40: 401-408

 

Bautista L.M., Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A. 1995. A field test of ideal free distribution in flock-feeding common cranes. Journal of Animal Ecology 64: 747-757

 

Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Bautista L.M., Muñoz-Pulido R. 1995. Patch use in cranes: a field test of optimal foraging predictions. Animal Behaviour 49: 1367-1379

 

Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Bautista L.M. 1994. Carrying capacity of staging areas and facultative migration extension in common cranes. Journal of Applied Ecology 31: 212-222

 

Alonso J.C., Alonso J.A., Muñoz-Pulido R. 1994. Mitigation of bird collisions with transmission lines through groundwire marking. Biological Conservation 67: 129-134

 

Alonso J.C., González L.M., Heredia B., González J.L. 1987. Parental care and the transition to independence of Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca adalberti) in Doñana National Park, southwest Spain. Ibis 129: 212-224

 

Alonso J.C. 1986. Ecological segregation between sympatric Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis Temm.) and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus (L.)) during winter. Ekologia Polska 34: 63-73

 

Alonso J.C., Veiga J.P., Alonso J.A. 1984. Familienauflösung und Abzug aus dem Winterquartier beim Kranich Grus grusJournal für Ornithologie 125: 69-74