Dr María Méndez Camarena

Head of Laboratory

Publications before iDiv


Martínez-Cruz B., Méndez M. (2018). Chapter: Conservation Genetics in Raptors. Book: Birds of. Springer International Publishing: 339-371.

Carrete M., Centeno-Cuadros A., Méndez M., Agudo R., Donázar J.A. (2017). Low heritability in tool use in a wild vulture population. Animal Behavior 129: 127-131. DOI

Vögeli M., Serrano D., Méndez M., Tella J.L. (2016) Morphological variation in a specialist bird species: geographical clines vs. Local ecological determinants. Journal of Ornithology 158: 25-38. DOI

Martínez-de la Puente J., Méndez M., Ruiz S., Godoy J.A., Soriguer R.C., Figuerola J. (2015) Individual identification of endangered species using mosquito blood meals: a proof-of-concept study in Iberian Lynx. Parasitology Research 114: 1607–1610. DOI

Ruiz-Rodríguez M., Soler J.J., Martín-Vivaldi M., Martín-Platero A.M., Méndez M., Peralta-Sánchez J.M., Ananou S., Valdivia E., Martínez-Bueno M. (2014) Environmental factors shape the community of symbionts in the hoopoe uropygial gland more than genetic factors. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80: 6714-6723. DOI

Méndez M., Vögeli M., Tella J.L., Godoy J.A. (2014) Joint effects of population size and isolation on genetic erosion in fragmented populations: finding fragmentation thresholds for management. Evolutionary Applications 7: 506-518.  DOI

Delgado M.M, Caferri E., Méndez M., Godoy J.A., Campioni L., Penteriani V. (2013) Population Characteristics May Reduce the Levels of Individual Call Identity. PLoS One 8(10): e77557. DOI

Ruiz-Rodríguez M., Valdivia E., Martín-Vivaldi M., Martín-Platero A.M., Martínez-Bueno M., Méndez M., Peralta-Sánchez J.M., Soler J.J. (2012) Antimicrobial activity and genetic profile of enteroccoci isolated from hoopoes uropygial gland. PLoS One 7(7): e41843. DOI

Méndez M., Tella J.L., Godoy J.A (2011) Restricted gene flow and genetic drift in recentlyfragmented populations of an endangered steppe bird. Biological Conservation 114: 2615–2622. DOI

Méndez M., Prats L., Tella J.L., Godoy J.A. (2011) Isolation and characterization of twenty polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endangered Dupont′ s lark (Chersophilus duponti) and cross-amplification in crested lark (Galerida cristata) and thekla lark (Galerida theklae). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 107-1111. DOI

Martín‐Vivaldi M., Ruiz‐Rodríguez M., Soler J.J., Peralta‐Sánchez J.M., Méndez M., Valdivia E., Martín‐Platero A.M., Martínez‐Bueno M. (2009) Seasonal, sexual and developmental differences in hoopoe Upupa epops preen gland morphology and secretions: evidence for a role of bacteria. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 191–205. DOI

Soler J.J., Martín‐Vivaldi M., Ruiz‐Rodríguez M., Valdivia E., Martín‐Platero A.M., Martínez‐Bueno M., Peralta‐Sánchez J.M., Méndez M. (2008) Symbiotic association between hoopoes and antibiotic-producing bacteria that live in their uropygial gland. Functional Ecology 22: 864–871. DOI

Vögeli M., Serrano D., Tella J.L., Méndez M., Godoy J.A. (2007) Sex determination of Dupont's lark Chersophilus duponti using molecular sexing and discriminant functions. Ardeola 54: 69- 79. pdf

Martín‐Vivaldi M., Ruiz‐Rodríguez M., Méndez M., Soler J.J. (2006) Relative importance of factors affecting nestling immune response differs between junior and senior nestlings within broods of hoopoes Upupa epops. Journal of Avian Biology 37: 467–476. DOI

iDiv publications


Bounas, A., Saravia-Mullin, V., Méndez, M., Arkumarev, V., Aghajanyan, L., Ararat, K., Buechley, E., Dobrev, V., Dobrev, D., Efrat, R., Klisurov, I., Kret, E., Skartsi, T., Oppel, S., Petrov, R., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Vaidl, A., Donázar, J. A., Nikolov, S. C., Sotiropoulos, K.

(2023): Assessing genetic diversity patterns at neutral and adaptive loci to inform population reinforcement of an endangered migratory vulture. Journal of Ornithology
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