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Articles in SCI journals

 

2017

 

Alarcón-Ríos L, Velo-Antón G, Kaliontzopoulou A (2017) A non-invasive geometric morphometrics method for exploring variation in dorsal head shape in urodeles: sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in Salamandra salamandra. Journal of Morphology, 278(4): 475-485.
 
Dinerstein E, Olson D, Joshi A, Vynne C, BurgessND, Wikramanayake E, Hahn N, Palminteri S, Hedao P, Noss R, Hansen M, Locke H, Ellis EC, Jones B, Barber CV, Hayes R, Kormos C, Martin V, Crist E, Sechrest W, Price L, Baillie JEM, Weeden D, Suckling K, Davis C, Sizer N, Moore R, Thau D, Birch T, Potapov P, Turubanova S, Tyukavina A, de Souza N, Pintea L, Brito JC, Llewellyn OA, Miller AG, Patzelt A, Ghazanfar SA, Timberlake J, Klöser H, Shennan-Farpón Y, Kindt R, Lillesø JPB, van Breugel P, Graudal L, Voge M, Al-Shammari KF, Saleem M (2017) An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm. BioScience, 67(6): 534-545.
 
Ferreira D, Zagar A, Santos X (2017) Uncovering the rules of (reptile) species coexistence in transition zones between bioregions. Salamandra, 53(2): 193-200.
 
Garriga N, Franch M, Santos X, Montori A, Llorente GA (2017) Seasonal variation in vertebrate traffic casualties and its implications for mitigation measures. Landscape and Urban Planning, 157: 36-44.
 
Lourenco A, Alvarez D, Wang IJ, Velo-Anton G (2017) Trapped within the city: integrating demography, time since isolation and population-specific traits to assess the genetic effects of urbanization. Molecular Ecology, 26(6): 1498-1514.
 
Tamar K, Geniez P, Brito JC, Crochet PA (2017) Systematic revision of Acanthodactylus busacki (Squamata: Lacertidae) with a description of a new species from Morocco. Zootaxa, 4276(3): 357-386.
 
Tucker CM, Cadotte MW, Carvalho SB, Davies TJ, Ferrier S, Fritz SA, Grenyer R, Helmus MR, Jin LS, Mooers AO, Pavoine S, Purschke O, Redding DW, Rosauer DF, Winter M, Mazel F (2017) A guide to phylogenetic metrics for conservation, community ecology and macroecology. Biological Reviews, 92(2): 698-715.
 
Vasconcelos R, Rocha S, Santos X (2017) Sharing refuges on arid islands: ecological and social influence on aggregation behaviour of wall geckos. PeerJ, 5: e2802.
 
2016
 
Beukema W, Nicieza AG, Lourenço A, Velo-Antón G (2016) Colour polymorphism in Salamandra salamandra (Amphibia: Urodela), revealed by a lack of genetic and environmental differentiation between distinct phenotypes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 54(2):127-136.
 
Beukema W, Speybroeck J, Velo-Anton G (2016) Salamandra. Current Biology, 26(15): R696-R697.
 
Boratynski Z, Arias JM, Garcia C, Mappes T, Mousseau TA, Moller AP, Pajares AJM, Piwczynski M, Tukalenko E (2016) Ionizing radiation from Chernobyl affects development of wild carrot plants. Scientific Reports, 6: 39282.
 

 

Brito JC, Tarroso P, Vale CG, Martínez-Freiría F, Boratynski Z, Campos JC, Ferreira S, Godinho R, Gonçalves DV, Leite JV, Lima VO, Pereira P, Santos X, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Silva TL, Velo-Antón G, Veríssimo J, Crochet P-A, Pleguezuelos JM, Carvalho SB (2016) Conservation Biogeography of the Sahara-Sahel: additional protected areas are needed to secure unique biodiversity. Diversity and Distributions.
 
Bros V, Torre I, Santos X (2016) Uncovering the environmental factors that influence diversity patterns of Mediterranean terrestrial Gastropod communities: a useful tool for conservation. Ecological Research, 31(1): 39-47.
 
Campos JC, Martínez-Freiría F, Sousa FV, Santarém F, Brito JC (2016) Update of distribution, habitats, population size, and threat factors for the West African crocodile in Mauritania. Amphibia-Reptilia.
 
Chiari Y, Glaberman S, Tarroso P, Caccone A, Claude J (2016) Ecological and evolutionary influences on body size and shape in the Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). Oecologia, 181(3):885-894.
 
da Silva MJF, Minhos T, Sa R, Bruford MW, Casanova C (2016) Nine Years of Primate Conservation Genetics in Guinea-Bissau and Prospects for Future Conservation. Folia Primatologica, 87(3): 155-155.
 
da Silva MJF, Minhos T, Torres J, Bruford MW, Brito JC, Casanova C (2016) Protecting the Western Chimpanzee and Threatened Primates from Logging and Illegal Hunting in Guinea Bissau. Folia Primatologica, 87(3): 164-164.
 
Feriche M, Reguera S, Santos X, Mociño E, Setser K, Pleguezuelos JM (2016) Female reproduction in Thamnophis scaliger: the significance of parturition timing. Journal of Herpetology, 50: 209-215.
 
Ferreira CC, Santos X, Carretero MA (2016) Does ecophysiology mediate reptile responses to fire regimes? Evidence from Iberian lizards. 2016. PeerJ 4:e2107.
 
Ferreira D, Mateus C, Santos X (2016) Responses of reptiles to fire in transition zones are mediated by bioregion affinity of species. Biodiversity and Conservation.
 
Ferreira S , Boudot JP, El Haissoufi M, Alves PC, Thompson DJ, Brito JC, Watts PC (2016) Genetic distinctiveness of the damselfly Coenagrion puella in North Africa: an overlooked and endangered taxon. Conservation Genetics, 4:1-7.
 
Freitas S, Rocha S, Campos J, Ahmadzadeh F, Corti C, Sillero N, Ilgaz Ç, Kumlutaş Y, Arakelyan M, Harris DJ, Carretero MA (2016) Parthenogenesis through the ice ages: A biogeographic analysis of Caucasian rock lizards (genus Darevskia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102: 117-127.
 
Froufe E, Prie V, Faria J, Ghamizi M, Goncalves DV, Gurlek ME, Karaouzas I, Kebapci U, Sereflisan H, Sobral C, Sousa R, Teixeira A, Varandas S, Zogaris S, Lopes-Lima M (2016) Phylogeny, phylogeography, and evolution in the Mediterranean region: News from a freshwater mussel (Potomida, Unionida). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 100: 322-332.
 
Goncalves DV, Pereira P, Godinho R, Lopes S, Velo-Anton G, Brito JC (2016) Development of 23 microsatellite loci for Boulenger's agama (Agama boulengeri) with partial cross-amplification in other Agama species. Amphibia-Reptilia, 37(2): 246-252.
 
Kebede F, Rosenbom S, Khalatbari L, Moehlman PD, Beja-Pereira A, Bekele A (2016) Genetic diversity of the Ethiopian Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) populations that includes a unique population of the Alledeghi Plain. Mitochondrial DNA, 27(1): 397-400.
 
Kide NG, Dunz A, Agnèse JF, Dilyte J, Pariselle A, Carneiro C, Correira E, Saoud Y, Yarba LO, Kone Y, Brito JC, Schliewen UK, Durand JD (2016) Cichlids of the Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania: insight into the diversity of the genusCoptodon. Journal of Fish Biology, 88(4):1369-1393
 
Lorenzo-Carballa MO, Torres-Cambas Y, Ferreira S, Trapero-Quintana AD, Cordero-Rivera A (2016) Microneura is a junior synonym of Protoneura (Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae). International Journal of Odonatology.
 
Martínez-Freiría F , Tarroso P, Rebelo H, Brito JC (2016) Contemporary niche contraction affects climate change predictions for elephants and giraffes. Diversity and Distributions - Journal of Conservation Biogeography, 22(4):432-444.
Minhós T, Chikhi L, Sousa C, Vicente LM, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Heller R, Casanova C, Bruford MW (2016) Genetic consequences of human forest exploitation in two colobus monkeys in Guinea Bissau. Biological Conservation, 194: 194-208.
 
Romero D, Olivero J, Brito JC, Real R (2016) Comparison of approaches to combine Species Distribution Models based on different sets of predictors. Ecography, 39(6): 561-571.
 
Santarém F, Bessa AS, Gomes A, Carvalho J, Grosso-Silva J (2016) Pollinators: Europe must block hornet invasion. Nature, 532: 177.
 
Santos X, Badiane A, Matos C (2016) Contrasts in short- and long-term responses of Mediterranean reptile species to fire and habitat structure. Oecologia, 180(1): 205-216.
 
Silva VC, da Silva JMF, Brito JC (2016) Dispersal in the Desert: Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Guinea Baboon (Papio papio) in Mauritania. Folia Primatologica, 87(3): 156-156
 
Tarroso P, Carrión J, Dorado-Valiño M, Queiroz P, Santos L, Valdeolmillos-Rodríguez A, Célio Alves P, Brito JC, Cheddadi R (2016) Spatial climate dynamics in the Iberian Peninsula since 15 000 yr BP. Climate of the Past, 12: 1137-1149.
 
Teixeira H, Koop G, Zinner D, Brito JC, da Silva MJF (2016) Modelling Gene Flow in the Entire Distribution Range of Guinea Baboons. Folia primatologica, 87(3): 165-165.
 
Vale CG, Campos JC, Silva TL, Gonçalves DV, Sow AS, Martínez-Freiría F, Boratyński Z, Brito JC (2016) Biogeography and conservation of mammals from the West Sahara-Sahel: an application of ecological niche-based models and GIS Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy,
 
Vasconcelos R, Montero-Mendieta S, Simó-Riudalbas M, Sindaco R, Santos X, Fasola M, Llorente G,Razzetti E, Carranza S (2016) Unexpectedly high levels of cryptic diversity uncovered by a complete DNA Barcoding of reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago. PLoS ONE, 11(3): e0149985. 
 
Veríssimo J, Znari M, Stuckas H, Fritz U, Pereira P,Teixeira J, Arculeo M, Marrone F, Sacco F, Naimi M, Kehlmaier C, Velo-Antón G (2016) Pleistocene diversification in Morocco and recent demographic expansion in the Mediterranean pond turtleMauremys leprosa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
 
Yusefi GH, Kiabi BH, Khalatbari L, Faizolahi K, Monteiro NM (2016) Morphological analysis of Brandt’s hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas) reflects the isolation history of Persian Gulf islands and has implications for taxonomy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
 
2015
 
Alvarez D, Lourencço A, Oro D, Velo-Anton G (2015) Assessment of census (N) and effective population size (N e ) reveals consistency of N e single-sample estimators and a high N e /N ratio in an urban and isolated population of fire salamanders. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7(3): 705-712.
 

 

 

 

Ballouard JM, Mullin SJ, Ajtic R, Brito JC, ElMouden E, Erdogan M, Feriche M, Pleguezuelos JM, Prokop P, Sanchez A, Santos X, Slimani T, Sterijovski B, Tomovic L, Usak M, Zuffi M, Bonnet X (2015) Factors Influencing Schoolchildren's Responses to a Questionnaire in Wildlife Conservation Education. International Journal of Science Education, 37(3): 469-483.
 
Boratyński Z, Ketola T, Koskela E, Mappes T (2015) The Sex Specific Genetic Variation of Energetics in Bank Voles, Consequences of Introgression? Evolutionary Biology, 43(1): 37-47.
 
Carvalho SB , Gonçalves J, Guisan A, Honrado JP (2015) Systematic site selection for multispecies monitoring networks. Journal of Applied Ecology
 
Ferreira S, Martínez-Freiría F, Boudot JP, Haissoufi M, Bennas N, Alves PC, Watts PC, Thompson DJ, Brito JC (2015) Local extinctions and range contraction of the endangered Coenagrion mercuriale in North Africa. International Journal of Odonatology.
 
Kapli P, Lymberakis P, Crochet PA, Geniez P, Brito JC, Almutairi M, Ahmadzadeh F, Schmitz A, Wilms T, Pouyani NR, Poulakakis N (2015) Historical biogeography of the lacertid lizard Mesalina in North Africa and the Middle East. Journal of Biogeography, 42(2): 267-279.
 
Koepfli K-P, Pollinger J, Godinho R, Robinson J, Lea A, Hendricks S, Schweizer RM, Thalmann O, Silva P, Fan Z, Yurchenko AA, Dobrynin P, Makunin A, Cahill JA, Shapiro B, Álvares F, Brito JC, Geffen E, Leonard JA, Helgen KM, Johnson WE, O’Brien SJ, Van Valkenburgh B, Wayne RK (2015) Genome-wide evidence reveals that African and Eurasian Golden Jackals are distinct species. Current Biology, 25
 
Leite JV, Alvares F, Velo-Anton G, Brito JC, Godinho R (2015) Differentiation of North African foxes and population genetic dynamics in the desert-insights into the evolutionary history of two sister taxa, Vulpes rueppelliiandVulpes vulpes. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 15(4): 731-745.
Lopes SC, Velo-Antón G, Pereira P, Lopes S, Godinho R, Crochet PA, Brito JC (2015) Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for spiny-footed lizards,Acanthodactylusscutellatus group (Reptilia, Lacertidae) from arid regions. BMC Research Notes, 8(1): 794.
 
Lorenzo-Carballa MO, Ferreira S, Sims AM, Thompson DJ, Watts PC, Cher Y, Damoy V, Evrard A, Gelez W, Vanappelghem C (2015) Impact of landscape on spatial genetic structure and diversity of Coenagrion mercuriale (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae) in northern France. Freshwater Science, 34:
 
Martínez-Freiría F , Santos X (2015) Assessing the heritability of dorsal pattern shape in Vipera latastei. Amphibia-Reptilia, 36(3):313-317.
 
Martínez-Freiría F , Tarroso P, Rebelo H, Brito JC (2015) Contemporary niche contraction affects climate change predictions for elephants and giraffes. Diversity and Distributions - Journal of Conservation Biogeography, 22(4):432-444.
 
Martinez-Freiria F, Velo-Anton G, Brito JC (2015) Trapped by climate: interglacial refuge and recent population expansion in the endemic Iberian adder Vipera seoanei. Diversity and Distribution, 21(3): 331-344.
 
Mediani M, Fahd S, Chevalier F, Brito JC (2015) Another record of Lytorhynchus diadema (DUMERIL, BIBRON & DUMERIL, 1854) from Moroccan Atlantic Sahara. Herpetozoa, 27(3-4): 197-200.
 
Metallinou M, Cervenka J, Crochet PA, Kratochvil L, Wilms T, Geniez P, Shobrak MY, Brito JC, Carranza S (2015) Species on the rocks: Systematics and biogeography of the rock-dwelling Ptyodactylus geckos (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) in North Africa and Arabia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 85: 208-220.
 
Pope LC, Liggins L, Keyse J, Carvalho SB, Riginos, C (2015) Not the time or the place: the missing spatio-temporal link in publicly available genetic data. Molecular Ecology,
 
Rato C, Harris DJ, Perera A, Carvalho SB, Carretero MA, Rödder D (2015) A combination of divergence and conservatism in the niche evolution of the Moorish gecko, Tarentola mauritanica (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae). PLOS ONE.
 
Romero D, Olivero J, Brito JC, Real R (2015) Comparison of approaches to combine Species Distribution Models based on different sets of predictors. Ecography
  
Santos SM, Marques JT, Lourenço A, Medinas D, Barbosa AM, Beja P, Mira A(2015) Sampling effects on the identification of roadkill hotspots and implications for survey design. Journal of Environmental Management, 162: 87-95.
 
Santos X et al (2015) Síntesis de las introducciones de anfibios y reptiles en España. Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 26 (2), 226-243
 
Silva TL, Godinho R, Castro D, Abáigar T, Brito JC, Alves PC (2015) Genetic identification of endangered North African ungulates using noninvasive sampling. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(3). 652-661.
 
Tarroso P, Velo-Anton G, Carvalho SB (2015) PHYLIN: an R package for phylogeographic interpolation. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(2): 349-357.
 
Teixeira J, Martínez-Solano I, Buckley D, Tarroso P, García-París M, Ferrand N (2015) Genealogy of the nuclear β-fibrinogen intron 7 in Lissotriton boscai (Caudata, Salamandridae):
concordance with mtDNA and implications for phylogeography and speciation. Contributions to Zoology, 84(3): 193-215.
 
Vale CG, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Campos JC, Torres J, Brito JC (2015) Applying species distribution modelling to the conservation of an ecologically plastic species (Papio papio) across biogeographic regions in West Africa. Journal for Nature Conservation.
 
Vale CG, Pimm SL, Brito JC (2015) Overlooked Mountain Rock Pools in Deserts Are Critical Local Hotspots of Biodiversity. PLoS ONE 10 (2): e0118367
 
Velo-Antón G, El Marnisi B, Fritz U, Fahd S (2015) Distribution and conservation status of Emys orbicularis in Morocco. Vertebrate Zoology, 65: 131-134
 
Velo-Antón G, Pereira P, Fahd S, Teixeira J, Fritz U (2015) Out of Africa: did Emys orbicularis occidentalis cross the Strait of Gibraltar twice? Amphibia-Reptilia
 
Velo-Anton G, Santos X, Sanmartin-Villar I, Cordero-Rivera A, Buckley D (2015) Intraspecific variation in clutch size and maternal investment in pueriparous and larviparous Salamandra salamandra females. Evolutionary Ecology, 29(1): 185-204.
 
2014
 
Amorim F, Carvalho SB, Honrado J, Rebelo H (2014) Designing optimized multi-species monitoring networks to detect range shifts driven by climate change: a case study with bats in the North of Portugal. PLOS ONE, 9(1): e87291.
 
Boratynski Z, Brito JC, Campos JC, Karala M, Mappes T (2014) Large Spatial Scale of the Phenotype-Environment Color Matching in Two Cryptic Species of African Desert Jerboas (Dipodidae: Jaculus). Plos One, 9(4): e94342.
 
Boratynski Z, Melo-Ferreira J, Alves PC, Berto S, Koskela E, Mappes T, Pentikäinen O, Tarroso P, Ylilauri M (2014) M
olecular and ecological signs of mitochondrial adaptation: consequences for introgression? Heredity, 113(4): 277-286.
 
Brito JC, Godinho R, Martinez-Freiria F, Pleguezuelos JM, Rebelo H, Santos X, Vale CG, Velo-Anton G, Boratynski Z, Carvalho SB, Ferreira S, Goncalves DV, Silva TL, Tarroso P, Campos JC, Leite JV, Nogueira J, Alvares F, Sillero N, Sow AS, Fahd S, Crochet PA , Carranza S (2014) Unravelling biodiversity, evolution and threats to conservation in the Sahara-Sahel. Biological Reviews, 89: 215-231.
 
Cheddadi R, Birks HJB, Tarroso P, Liepelt S, Gömöry D, Dullinger S, Meier ES, Hülber K, Maiorano L, Laborde H (2014) Revisiting tree-migration rates: Abies alba (Mill.), a case study. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 23(2):113-122.
 
Ferreira da Silva MJ, Godinho R, Casanova C, Minhos T, Sa R, Bruford MW (2014) Assessing the impact of hunting pressure on population structure of Guinea baboons (Papio papio) in Guinea-Bissau. Conservation Genetics, 15(6): 1339-1355.
 
Ferreira S, Olalla Lorenzo-Carballa M, Torres-Cambas Y, Cordero-Rivera A, Thompson DJ, Watts PC (2014) New EPIC nuclear DNA sequence markers to improve the resolution of phylogeographic studies of coenagrionids and other odonates. International Journal of Odonatology, 17(2-3): 135-147.
 
Ferreira S, Velo-Anton G, Brochard C, Vieira C, Alves PC, Thompson DJ, Watts PC, Brito JC (2014) A Critically Endangered new dragonfly species from Morocco: Onychogomphus boudoti sp. nov. (Odonata: Gomphidae). Zootaxa, 3856(3): 349-365.
 
Froufe E, Ferreira S, Boudot JP, Alves PC, Harris DJ (2014) Molecular phylogeny of the Western Palaearctic Cordulegaster taxa (Odonata: Anisoptera: Cordulegastridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 111(1): 49-57.
 
Garcia-Cardenete L, Pleguezuelos JM, Brito JC, Jimenez-Cazalla F, Perez-Garcia MT, Santos X (2014) Water cisterns as death traps for amphibians and reptiles in arid environments. Environmental Conservation, 41(4): 341-349.
 
Kopp GH, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Fischer J, Brito JC, Regnaut S, Roos C, Zinner D (2014) The influence of social systems on patterns of mitochondrial DNA variations in Baboons. International Journal of Primatology, 35(1): 210-225.
 
Maia JP, Álvares F, Boratynski Z, Brito JC, Leite JV, Harris DJ (2014) Molecular assessment of Hepatozoon (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina) infections in canids and rodents from North Africa, with implications to transmission dynamics across distinct taxonomic groups. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50.
  
Puppo P, Curto M, Velo-Antón G, Pérez de Paz P L, Meimberg H (2014) The influence of geological history on diversification in insular species: genetic and morphological patterns of Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) in Tenerife (Canary archipelago). Journal of Biogeography, 41: 1871-1882.
 
Santos X, Mateos E, Bros V, Brotons L, De Mas E, Herraiz JA, Herrando S, Mino A, Olmo-Vidal JM, Quesada J, Ribes J, Sabate S, Sauras-Yera T, Serra A, Vallejo V, Vinolas A (2014) Is Response to Fire Influenced by Dietary Specialization and Mobility? A Comparative Study with Multiple Animal Assemblages. Plos One, 9(2): e88224.
 
Santos X, Vidal-Garcia M, Brito JC, Fahd S, Llorente GA, Martinez-Freiria F, Parellada X, Pleguezuelos JM, Sillero N (2014) Phylogeographic and environmental correlates support the cryptic function of the zigzag pattern in a European viper. Evolutionary Ecology, 28(4): 611-626.
 
Senn H, Banfield L, Wacher T, Newby J, Rabeil T, Kaden J, Kitchener AC, Abaigar T, Silva TL, Maunder M, Ogden R (2014) Splitting or Lumping? A Conservation Dilemma Exemplified by the Critically Endangered Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama). Plos One, 9(6): e98693.
 
Sichova K, Koskela E, Mappes T, Lantova P, Boratynski Z (2014) On personality, energy metabolism and mtDNA introgression in bank voles. Animal Behaviour, 92: 229-237.
 
Sillero N, Campos J, Bonardi A, Corti C, Creemers R, Crochet PA, Isailovic JC, Denoel M, Ficetola GF, Goncalves J, Kuzmin S, Lymberakis P, de Pous P, Rodriguez A, Sindaco R, Speybroeck J, Toxopeus B, Vieites DR, Vences M (2014) Updated distribution and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles of Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia, 351): 1-31.
 
Sow AS, Martinez-Freiria F, Dieng H, Fahd S, Brito JC (2014) Biogeographical analysis of the Atlantic Sahara. reptiles: Environmental correlates of species distribution and vulnerability to climate change. Journal of Arid Environments, 109: 65-73.
 
Stuckas H, Velo-Anton G, Fahd S, Kalboussi M, Rouag R, Arculeo M, Marrone F, Sacco F, Vamberger M, Fritz U (2014) Where are you from, stranger? The enigmatic biogeography of North African pond turtles (Emys orbicularis). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 14(3): 295-306. 
Sow AS, Martinez-Freiria F, Dieng H, Fahd S, Brito JC (2014) Biogeographical analysis of the Atlantic Sahara. reptiles: Environmental correlates of species distribution and vulnerability to climate change. Journal of Arid Environments, 109: 65-73.
  
Swaegers J, Janssens SB, Ferreira S, Watts PC, Mergeay J, McPeek MA, Stoks R (2014) Ecological and evolutionary drivers of range size in Coenagrion damselflies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(11): 2386-2395.
 
Tarroso P, Pereira RJ, Martinez-Freiria F, Godinho R, Brito JC (2014) Hybridization at an ecotone: ecological and genetic barriers between three Iberian vipers. Molecular Ecology, 23(5): 1108-1123.
 
Tomé B, Maia JPMC, Salvi D, Brito JC, Carretero MA, Perera A, Harris DJ (2014): Patterns of genetic diversity in Hepatozoon spp. infecting snakes from North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. Systematic Parasitology, 87: 249-258.
 
Torre I, Bros V, Santos X (2014) Assessing the impact of reforestation on the diversity of Mediterranean terrestrial Gastropoda. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23: 2579-2589.
 
Vale CG, Tarroso P, Brito JC (2014) Predicting species distribution at range margins: testing the effects of study area extent, resolution and threshold selection in the Sahara-Sahel transition zone. Diversity and Distributions, 20: 20-33.
Velo-Anton G, Godinho R, Campos JC, Brito JC (2014) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Dispersal and Population Structure in Small, Isolated Desert Populations of West African Crocodiles. Plos One, 9(4): e94626.
 
2013
 
Ballouard JM, Ajtic R, Balint H, Brito JC, Crnobrnja-Isailovic J, Desmonts D, ElMouden El H, Erdogan M, Feriche M, Pleguezuelos JM, Prokop P, Sánchez A, Santos X, Slimani T, Tomovic L, U?ak M, Zuffi M, Bonnet X (2013) Schoolchildren and one of the most unpopular animals: are they ready to protect snakes? Anthrozoos, 26(1): 93-109.
 
Boraty?ski Z, Koskela E, Mappes T, Schroderus E (2013) Quantitative genetics and fitness effects of basal metabolism. Evolutionary Ecology, 27(2): 1-14.
 
Froufe E, Goncalves DV, Brito JC, Harris DJ (2013) Nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal the existence of several geographically concordant lineages within a Sahelian gecko species, Ptyodactylus ragazzii. Amphibia-Reptilia, 34(1): 85-93.
 
Martinez-Freiria F, Argaz H, Fahd S, Brito JC (2013) Climate change is predicted to negatively influence Moroccan endemic reptile richness. Implications for conservation in protected areas. Naturwissenschaften, 100(9): 877-889.
 
Martinez-Freiria F, Brito JC (2013) Integrating classical and spatial multivariate analyses for assessing morphological variability in the endemic Iberian viper Vipera seoanei. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 51(2): 122-131.
 
Minhós T, Wallace E, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Sá RM, Carmo M, Barata A, Bruford MW (2013) DNA identification of primate bushmeat from urban markets in Guinea-Bissau and its implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 167: 43-49.
 
Ontiveros D, Márquez-Ferrando R, Fernández-Cardenete JR, Santos X, Caro J, Pleguezuelos JM (2013) Recovery of the bird community after a mine spill and landscape restoration of a mediterranean river. Restoration Ecology, 21(2): 193-199.
 
Pleguezuelos JM, Feriche M, Santos X (2013) Tail-breakage effects on snake-body condition. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 252(2): 243-245.
  
Vasconcelos R, Brito JC, Carranza S, Harris DJ (2013) Review of the distribution and conservation status of the terrestrial reptiles of the Cape Verde Islands. Oryx, 47(1): 77-87.
 
Velo-Antón G, Parra JL, Parra-Olea G, Zamudio KR (2013) Tracking climate change in a dispersal-limited species: reduced spatial and genetic connectivity in a montane salamander. Molecular Ecology, 22(12): 3261-3278 .
 
Veríssimo J, Pereira P, Lopes S, Teixeira J, Fritz U, Velo-Antón G (2013) Cross-amplification of microsatellite loci for the Mediterranean stripe-necked terrapin (Mauremys leprosa). Amphibia-Reptilia, 34(2): 259-262.
 
 
 
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