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2017

  • Rodríguez A, Holmes ND, Ryan PG, et al. (2017) A global review of seabird mortality caused by land-based artificial lights. Conservation Biology doi: 10.1111/cobi.12900 [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Moffett J, Revoltos A, Wasiak P, McIntosh RR, Sutherland DR, Renwick L, Dann P, Chiaradia A (2017) Light pollution and seabird fledglings: targeting efforts in rescue programs. Journal of Wildlife Management doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21237 [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Siverio F, Siverio M (2017) Factors affecting the spatial distribution and breeding habitat of an insular cliff-nesting raptor community. Current Zoology doi: 10.1093/cz/zox005 [pdf]

2016

  • Rodríguez A, Chiaradia A, Wasiak P, Renwick L, Dann P (2016) Waddling on the dark side: ambient light affects attendance behaviour of little penguins. Journal of Biological Rhythms 31: 194-204. [pdf]

2015

  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2015) GPS tracking for mapping seabird mortality induced by light pollution. Scientific Reports 5: 10670. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, García D, Rodríguez B, Cardona E, Parpal L, Pons P (2015) Artificial lights and seabirds: is light pollution a threat for the threatened Balearic petrels? Journal of Ornithology 156: 893-902. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Siverio F, Siverio M, Barone R, Rodríguez A (2015) Nectar and pollen of the invasive century plant Agave americana as a food resource for endemic birds. Bird Study 62: 232-242. [pdf]

2014

  • Rodríguez A, Burgan G, Dann P, Jessop R, Negro JJ, Chiaradia A (2014) Fatal attraction of short-tailed shearwaters to artificial lights. PLoS One 9: e110114.[pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Broggi J, Alcaide M, Negro JJ, Figuerola J (2014) Determinants and short‐term physiological consequences of PHA immune response in lesser kestrel nestlings. Journal of Experimental Zoology 321A: 376-386. [pdf]

2013

  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Bustamante J, Antolín J (2013) Establishing a lesser kestrel colony in an urban environment for research purposes. Journal of Raptor Research 47: 214-218. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Siverio M, Siverio F (2013) Conservation implications of past and present nesting habitat selection of the endangered Osprey Pandion haliaetus population of the Canary Islands. Ibis 155: 891-897. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Bécares J, Rodríguez A, Arcos JM (2013) Incidence of entanglements with marine debris by northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in the non-breeding grounds. Marine Pollution Bulletin 75: 259-263 [pdf]
  • Galván I, Negro JJ, Rodríguez A, Carrascal LM (2013) On showy dwarfs and sober giants: body size as a constraint for the evolution of bird plumage colouration. Acta Ornithologica 48: 65-80. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Bécares J, Martínez JM, Rodríguez A, Ruiz A, Arcos JM (2013) Satellite tracking of Bulwer's Petrels in the Canary Islands. Bird Study 60: 270-274. [pdf]

2012

  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Carrasco MN (2012) High prevalence of parental delivery of plastic debris in Cory's shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea). Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 2219-2223. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Curbelo A, Pérez A, Marrero S, Negro JJ (2012) Factors affecting mortality of shearwaters stranded by light pollution. Animal Conservation 15: 519-526. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Lucas MP (2012) Trends in numbers of petrels attracted to artificial lights suggest population declines in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Ibis 154: 167-172. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Mulero M, Rodríguez C, Hernández-Pliego J, Bustamante J (2012) The Eye in the Sky: Combined Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems and GPS Data Loggers for Ecological Research and Conservation of Small Birds. PLoS ONE 7: e50336. [pdf]
  • Alcaide M, Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Serrano D (2012) Male transmission-ratio distortion support MHC-linked cryptic female choice in the lesser kestrel. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1467-1473. [pdf]

2011

  • Rodríguez A, Alcaide M, Negro JJ, Pilard P (2011) Using major histocompatibility complex markers to assign the geographic origin of migratory birds: examples from the threatened lesser kestrel. Animal Conservation 14: 306-313. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Figuerola J (2011) Sources of variation for nutritional condition indices of the plasma of migratory lesser kestrels in the breeding grounds. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 160: 453-460. [pdf]
  • Alcaide M, Rodríguez A, Negro JJ (2011) Sampling strategies for accurate computational inferences of gametic phase across highly polymorphic Major Histocompatibility Complex loci. BMC Research Notes 4: 151. [pdf]
  • Siverio M, Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Siverio F (2011) Interinsular variation of the diet of osprey Pandion haliaetus in the Canarian archipelago. Wildlife Biology 17: 240-247. [pdf]
  • Siverio M, Siverio F, Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2011) Long-term monitoring of an insular population of Barbary Falcon Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides. Ostrich 82: 225-230. [pdf]

2010

  • Rodríguez B, Siverio F, Rodríguez A, Siverio M, Hernández JJ, Figuerola J (2010) Density, habitat selection and breeding biology of Common Buzzards Buteo buteo in an insular environment. Bird Study 57: 75-83. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Siverio F, Siverio M (2010) Causes of raptor admissions to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Journal of Raptor Research 44: 30-39. [pdf]
  • Galván I, Gangoso L, Grande JM, Negro JJ, Rodríguez A, Figuerola J, Alonso-Alvarez C (2010) Antioxidant Machinery Differs between Melanic and Light Nestlings of Two Polymorphic Raptors. PLoS ONE 5: e13369 [pdf]
  • Siverio F, Rodríguez B, Barone R, Rodríguez A, Siverio M (2010) Data on the food habits of Barn Owl in a xeric-anthropic environment in El Hierro, Canary Islands. Vieraea 38: 159-162. [pdf]

2009

  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Bustamante J, Fox JW, Afanasyev V (2009) Geolocators map the wintering grounds of threatened lesser kestrels in Africa. Diversity & Distributions 15: 1010-1016. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Fox JW, Afanasyev V (2009) Effects of geolocator attachments on breeding parameters of Lesser Kestrels. Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 399-407. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B (2009) Attraction of petrels to artificial lights in the Canary Islands: effects of the moon phase and age class. Ibis 151: 299-310. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Siverio F, Barone R, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2009) An Overlooked Cost for the Velvety Plumage of Owls: Entanglement in Adhesive Vegetation. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 439-441. [pdf]
  • Rumeu B, Nogales M, Elias RB, Padilla DP, Resendes T, Rodríguez A, Valdés F, Dias E (2009) Contrasting phenology and female cone characteristics of the two Macaronesian island endemic cedars (Juniperus cedrus and J. brevifolia). European Journal of Forest Research 128: 567-574. [pdf]

2008

  • Rodríguez A, Nogales M, Rumeu R, Rodríguez B (2008) Temporal and Spatial Variation in the Diet of the Endemic Lizard Gallotia galloti in an Insular Mediterranean Scrubland. Journal of Herpetology 42: 213-222. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Barone R, Pérez B, Hernández A (2008) Status and conservation requirements of Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus on Tenerife (Canary Islands). Alauda 76: 72-74. [pdf]
  • Siverio F, Rodríguez A, Padilla DP (2008) Kleptoparasitism by Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo) on two Falco species. Journal of Raptor Research 42: 67-68. [pdf]

2007

  • Rodríguez A, Nogales M, Nieves C (2007) Germination responses of the Rubia fruticosa Ait. seed dispersal system in different experimental seasons. African Journal of Ecology 45: 361-364. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Rumeu B, Nogales M (2007) Seasonal diet of the Grey Heron Ardea cinerea in an insular environment (Tenerife, Canary Islands): indirect interaction with wild seed plants. Acta Ornithologica 42: 77-87. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Siverio M, Rodríguez A, Siverio F (2007) Density, habitat selection and breeding success of an insular population of Barbary Falcon Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides. Ardea 95: 213-223. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2007) Breeding biology of Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea on an oceanic island. Acta Ornithologica 42: 195-199. [pdf]

2003-2006

  • Rodríguez A, Padilla DP (2006) First breeding record of Macanoresian Shearwater Puffinus baroli baroli in El Hierro (Canary Islands). Alauda 74: 449-450. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Acevedo AJ (2005) Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii (Jardine & Selby, 1828) incubating two eggs: first data from the Canary Islands. Vieraea 33: 547-548. [pdf]
  • Acevedo A, Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Hernández A (2003) Chorology of Euphorbia bourgeauana Gay ex Boiss. in D.C. (Euphorbiaceae) in Teno massif (Tenerife; Canary Island). Vieraea 31: 45-50. [pdf]

Popular scientific publications

  • Siverio F, Rodríguez B, Barone R, Siverio M, Rodríguez A (2016) Aves canarias que se alimentan del néctar y el polen de las piteras Quercus 370: 14-19.
  • Rodríguez A, Burgan G, Dann P, Jessop R, Negro JJ, Chiaradia A (2015) ¿Se puede mitigar la muerte de pardelas por la luz artificial? Quercus 355: 62-63.
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2013) Pardelas chica y pichoneta en Canarias: un futuro incierto. Aves y Naturaleza 14: 27-28. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Bécares J, Rodríguez A, Arcos JM (2013) Mauritania: mucho alcatraz visto con plásticos en el pico. Quercus 332: 60.
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Carrasco MN (2012) La mayoría de las pardelas cenicientas ingiere plásticos. Quercus 320: 70-71.
  • Rodríguez B, Siverio F, Siverio M, Rodríguez A (2011) Variable plumage colouration of breeding Barbary Falcons Falco (peregrinus) pelegrinoides in the Canary Islands: are there other Peregrine subspecies? Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 131: 140-156. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2011) Migratory waterbirds at artificial ponds in NW Tenerife (Canary Islands). Vogelwelt 131: 141-151. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Negro JJ, Bustamante J (2010) La invernada africana del cernícalo primilla. Quercus 293: 16-21.
  • Rodríguez B, Siverio F, Siverio M, Rodríguez A, Hernández JJ (2009) Pasado y presente del halcón de Berbería en las islas Canarias. El Indiferente 20: 12-21. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Curbelo J (2008) A ‘Veiled Blackcap’, the partially melanistic form of Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 15: 100-101. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Montelongo T (2007) Berthelot’s Pipit feeding on lizard. British Birds 100: 444. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2006) Aves accidentales observadas en el Noroeste de Tenerife. Makaronesia 8: 110-121. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2002) Bisbitas nivales en Canarias. Observatorio de la Naturaleza. Quercus 202: 36.  [pdf]

Book chapters

  • Rodríguez B, Siverio F, Siverio M, Rodríguez A, Barone R (2014) Los Vertebrados Terrestres de Teno. Catálogo ilustrado y comentado. GOHNIC. Buenavista del Norte, Spain. 290 pp.  [preview]
  • Acevedo A, Rodríguez A, Siverio M (2003) Teline salsoloides (536-537 pp.) In Bañares A, Blanca G, Güemes J, Moreno JC, Ortíz S (Eds.). Atlas y libro rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España de España. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.
  • Acevedo A, Rodríguez B, Hernández A, Rodríguez A (2003) Teline pallida subsp. silensis (534-535 pp.) In Bañares A, Blanca G, Güemes J, Moreno JC, Ortíz S (Eds.). Atlas y libro rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España de España. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.
  • Acevedo A, Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A, Siverio M, Siverio F (2003) Limonium spectabile (370-371 pp.) In Bañares A, Blanca G, Güemes J, Moreno JC, Ortíz S (Eds.). Atlas y libro rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España de España. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.
  • Mesa R, Acevedo A, Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Hernández A, Oval JP, Marrero MC (2003) Convolvulus volubilis (652-653 pp.) In Bañares A, Blanca G, Güemes J, Moreno JC, Ortíz S (Eds.). Atlas y libro rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España de España. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.
  • Rodríguez N, Mesa R, Acevedo A, Oval JP, Matos J, Rodríguez B, Rodríguez A (2003) Lavatera phoenicea (894 pp.) In Bañares A, Blanca G, Güemes J, Moreno JC, Ortíz S (Eds.). Atlas y libro rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España de España. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.

Communications in congresses

  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2017) Is light pollution a barrier in the breeding habitat of seabirds? "Current biodiversity conservation challenges" symposium chaired by M.B. García & J. Lahoz‐Monfort within the XIV MEDECOS & XIII AEET meeting "Human driven scenarios for evolutionary and ecological changes", Seville, Spain. 31 January-4 February 2017.
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2016) Tracking commuting flights to assess light pollution effects. IV International Albatrosses and Petrel Conference IAPC6, Barcelona, Spain. 19-23 October 2016. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A (2016) Light pollution as a worldwide source of mortality for burrow-nesting petrels. IV International Albatrosses and Petrel Conference IAPC6, Barcelona, Spain. 19-23 October 2016.
  • Rodríguez A, Chiaradia A, Wasiak P, Renwinck L, Dann P (2016) Can artificial light disrupt the behaviour of the most nocturnal of all penguins?. IX International Penguin Conference IPC9, Cape Town, South Africa. 5-9 September 2016. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A (2016) GPS tracking for mapping seabird mortality induced by light pollution. II World Seabird Twitter Conference, World Seabird Union, Online. 13-15 April 2016.
  • Rodríguez A (2015) El impacto de la contaminación lumínica en las aves marinas. II forum of light pollution, Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal. 8 October 2015.
  • Rodríguez A (2015) Ecolights for seabirds: solutions to a fatal attraction. I World Seabird Twitter Conference, World Seabird Union, Online. 20-21 March 2015.
  • Rodríguez A, Burgan G, Dann P, Jessop R, Negro JJ, Chiaradia A (2014) Fatal attraction of short-tailed shearwaters to artificial lights. Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference, Alice Springs, Australia. 29 September - 3 October 2014.
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2013) The dark side of the artificial lights: effects on the Canarian seabirds. ECOGENES Conference, Adapting to global change in the Mediterranean hotspot, Seville, Spain. 18-20 September 2013. [pdf]
  • Baixeras J, et al. (2013) The Spanish Network for Light Pollution Studies: Interdisciplinary science of the dark side of light. RIAO/OPTILAS, VIII Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and XI Latinamerican Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications, Porto, Portugal. 22-26 July 2013. [pdf]
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B, Negro JJ (2012) The effects of artificial lights on the Canarian petrels. 4th International Eurasian Ornithology Congress, Baja, Hungary. 12-15 April 2012.
  • Rodríguez A, Alcaide M, Negro JJ, Pilard P (2010) MHC loci as powerful markers to assign the geographic origin of migratory birds: examples from the threatened lesser kestrel. Calpe Conference, "Ecological Change and the Evolution of Bird Migration Systems", Gibraltar, UK. 16-18 September 2010.
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B (2010) Attraction of petrels to artificial lights in the Canary Islands. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology, "Lights and Nature: Challenges for Dusk-to-Dawn Cosnervation Management" symposium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 3-7 July 2010.
  • Negro JJ, Rodríguez A, Bustamante J, Fox JW, Afanasyev V (2010) Geolocators reveal the African wintering grounds of lesser kestrels breeding in Spain. II Conference Bird Migration and Global Change, Algeciras, Spain. 17-20 March 2010.
  • Rodríguez A, Rodríguez B (2009) Attraction of petrels to artificial lights in the Canary Islands. VI Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA, Elvas, Portugal. 5-8 December 2009.
  • Alcaide M, Negro JJ, Serrano D, Rodríguez A (2008) A genetic assessment of captive breeding and reintroduction programs of the lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) using neutral and adaptative loci. Avian Reintroduction Biology: Current Issues for Science and Management. Zoological Society of London. 8-9 May 2008.
  • Rumeu B, Nogales M, Rodríguez A, Padilla DP (2006) Fenología y dispersión de semillas de Juniperus cedrus Webb & Berth en el Parque Nacional del Teide. III Coloquio Internacional sobre los sabinares y enebrales (Género Juniperus): Ecología y Gestión Forestal Sostenible. 24-26 May 2006. [pdf]