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Scientific journals

Tenure professor (2023 to present)

66.- Quiles P*, Barrientos R (2024) Interspecific interactions disrupted by roads. Biological Reviews 99: 1121-1139.

* PhD student


65.- Carmona G*, Burgos T, Virgós E, Barrientos R (2024) Factors determining roadkills in a mammal carnivore are road-type specific. Mammalian Biology 104:175-183. * MsC student

64.- Barrientos R, Vickers W, Longcore T, Abelson ES, Dellinger J, Waetjen DP, Fandos G, Shilling FM (2023) Nearby night lighting, rather than sky glow, is associated with habitat selection by a top predator in human-dominated landscapes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 378: 20220370.

Tenure track stage (2020 to 2023)

63.- Megía-Palma R, Redondo L, Blázquez-Castro S, Barrientos R (2023) Differential recovery ability from infections by two blood parasite genera in males of a Mediterranean lacertid lizard after an experimental translocation. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 339: 816-824.

62.- Blázquez-Castro S*Barrientos R, Megía-Palma R (2023) Unusual double erythrocyte infection by heterogeneric parasites in a Mediterranean lizard. Herpetology Notes 16: 669-672. * PhD student

61.- Carmona G, Burgos T, Barrientos R, Martin-Garcia S, Muñoz C, Sánchez-Sánchez M, Hernández-Hernández J, Palacín C, Quiles P, Moraga-Fernández A, Bandeira V, Virgós E, Gortázar C, Fernández de Mera IG (2023) Lack of SARS-CoV-2 RNA evidence in lungs from wild European polecats (Mustela putorius) from Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research 69: 33.

60.- Megía-Palma R, Merino S, Barrientos R (2022) Longitudinal effects of habitat quality, body condition, and parasites on colour patches of a multiornamented lizard. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 76: 73.

59.- Ascensão F, Barrientos R, D'Amico M (2021) Wildlife collisions put a dent in road safety. Science 374: 1208.  


58.- Galván S*, Barrientos R, Varela S (2022) No bird database is perfect: citizen science and professional
datasets contain different and complementary biodiversity information. Ardeola 69: 97-114.
* MsC student 


57.- Megía-Palma R, Barja I, Barrientos R (2022) Fecal glucocorticoid metabolites and ectoparasites as biomarkers of heat stress close to roads in a Mediterranean lizard. Science of the Total Environment 802: 149919.


56.- Barrientos R, Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Grilo C, Pereira HM (2021) The lost road: do transportation networks imperil wildlife population persistence? Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 19: 411-416. 


55.- Megía-Palma R, Barrientos R, Gallardo M, Martínez J, Merino S (2021) Brighter is darker: the Hamilton- Zuk hypothesis revisited in lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 134: 461-473.


54.- Quiles P*, Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Revilla E, Barrientos R (2021) Are road-kills representative of wildlife community obtained from atlas data? Hystrix 32: 89-94. * PhD student 

53.- Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Barrientos R (2022) No planet for apes? Assessing global priority areas and species affected by linear infrastructures. International Journal of Primatology 43: 57-73.

52.- Barrientos R, Megía-Palma R (2021) Associated costs of mitigation-driven translocation in small lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia 42: 275-282.

51.- Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Martins R, Rebelo R, Barbosa AM, Bencatel J, Barrientos R (...) Capinha C (2021) Distribution of alien tetrapods in the Iberian Peninsula. NeoBiota 64: 1-21.

50.- Christie AP, Abecasis D, Adjeroud M, Alonso JC, Amano T, Antón A, Baldigo BP, Barrientos R (...) Sutherland WJ (2020) Quantifying and addressing the prevalence and bias of study designs in the environmental and social sciences. Nature Communications 11: 6377.

49.- Bensouilah T, Barrientos R (2021) Greenfinches nesting in Algerian orchards delayed their breeding and produced less fledglings in the driest of two years. Journal of Arid Environments 184: 104312.

48.- Russo LF, Barrientos R, Fabrizio M, Di Febbraro M, Loy A (2020) Prioritizing road-kill mitigation areas: a spatially explicit national-scale model for an elusive carnivore. Diversity and Distributions 26: 1093-1103.

47.- Norte AC, Margos G, Becker NS, Ramos JA, Núncio NS, Fingerle V, Araújo PM, Adamík P, Alivizatos H, Barba E, Barrientos R (...) Lopes de Carvalho I (2020) Host dispersal shapes the population structure of a tick-borne bacterial pathogen. Molecular Ecology 29: 485-501.

46.- Barrientos R, Ascensão F, D'Amico M (2020) Inappropriate tourist behavior in protected areas can lead to wildlife road-kills. Animal Conservation 23: 343-344.

Postdoc stage (2010-2019)

45.- Ascensão F, Kindel A, Teixeira FZ, Barrientos R, D'Amico M, Borda-de-Água L, Pereira HM (2019) Beware that the lack of mortality records can mask serious impacts of linear infrastructures. Global Ecology and Conservation 19: e00661.

44.- D'Amico M, Ascensão F, Barrientos R (2019) Towards a unified framework for studying the impact of linear infrastructures. Journal of Brief Ideas.

43.- D'Amico M, Martins RC, Álvarez-Martínez JM, Porto M, Barrientos R, Moreira F (2019) Bird collisions with power lines: prioritizing species and areas by estimating potential population-level impacts. Diversity and Distributions 25: 975-982.

42.- Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Barrientos R (2019) Validation data is needed to support modelling in Road Ecology. Biological Conservation 230: 199-200.

41.- Barrientos R, Ascensão F, Beja P, Pereira HM, Borda-de-Água L (2019) Railway Ecology vs. Road Ecology: similarities and differences. European Journal of Wildlife Research 65: 12.

40.- Borda-de-Água L, Ascensão F, Sapage M, Barrientos R, Pereira HM (2019) On the identification of mortality hotspots in linear infrastructures. Basic and Applied Ecology 34: 25-35.

39.- Ruiz-Benito P, Andivia E, Archambeaou J, Astigarraga J, Barrientos R, Cruz-Alonso V, Florencio M, Gómez D, Martínez-Baroja L, Quiles P, Rohrer Z, Santos AMC, Velando E, Villén-Pérez S, Morales-Castilla I (2018) Ventajas de la estadística bayesiana frente a la frecuentista: ¿por qué nos resistimos a usarla? Ecosistemas 27: 136-139.

38.- D'Amico M, Ascensão F, Fabrizio M, Barrientos R, Gortázar C (2018) Twenty years of road ecology: a topical collection looking forward for new perspectives. European Journal of Wildlife Research 64: 26.

37.- Barrientos R, Martins RC, Ascensão F, D'Amico M, Moreira F, Borda-de-Água L (2018) A review of searcher efficiency and carcass persistency in infrastructure-driven mortality assessment studies. Biological Conservation 222: 146-153.

36.- Bernardino J, Bevanger K, Barrientos R, Dwyer J, Langston R, Marques AT, Martins RC, Shaw JM, Silva JP, Moreira F (2018) Bird collisions with power lines: state of the art and priority areas for research. Biological Conservation 222: 1-13.

35.- D'Amico M, Catry I, Martins RC, Ascensão F, Barrientos R, Moreira F (2018) Bird on the wire: landscape planning considering costs and benefits for bird populations coexisting with power lines. Ambio 47: 650-656.

34.- Kouidri M, Adamou A-E, Ouakid ML, Barrientos R (2017) Trumpeter finches (Bucanetes githagineus) breeding at highlands have higher breeding success but a shorter breeding season. Journal of Arid Environments 144: 212-215.

33.- Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ (2017) Incubation behaviour of Blue (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Great Tit (Parus major) in Mediterranean habitat. Acta Ornithologica 52: 21-34.

32.- Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ (2017) Do extended incubation recesses carry fitness costs in two cavity-nesting birds? Journal of Field Ornithology 88: 146-155.

31.- Serrano-Davies E, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ (2017) The role of nest-box density and placement on occupation rates and breeding performance: a case study with European blue tits. Ornis Fennica 94: 21-32.

30.- Barrientos R, Bueno-Enciso J, Sanz JJ (2016) Hatching asynchrony vs. foraging efficiency: the response to food availability in specialist vs. generalist tit species. Scientific Reports 6: 37750.

29.- Bueno-Enciso J, Ferrer ES, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ (2016) Habitat structure influences the song characteristics within a population of Great tits Parus major. Bird Study 63: 359-368.

28.- Bueno-Enciso J, Ferrer ES, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ (2016) Effect of the nestbox type on the breeding performance of two secondary hole-nesting passerines. Journal of Ornithology 157: 759-772.

27.- Bueno-Enciso J, Ferrer ES, Barrientos R, Serrano-Davies E, Sanz JJ (2016) Habitat fragmentation influences nestling growth in Mediterranean blue and great tits. Acta Oecologica 70: 129-137.

26.- Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Serrano-Davies E, Cáliz-Campal C, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2016) The influence of landscape configuration and environment on population genetic structure in a sedentary passerine: insights from loci located in different genomic regions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 205-219.

25.- Barrientos R, Bueno-Enciso J, Serrano-Davies E, Sanz JJ (2015) Facultative interspecific brood parasitism in tits: a last resort to coping with nest-hole shortage. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:1603-1615.

24.- García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Cáliz-Campal C, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2015) Spatiotemporal and genetic contingency of extra-pair behaviour in a song bird. Animal Behaviour 106: 157-169.

23.- Barrientos R (2015) Adult sex-ratio distortion in the native European polecat is related to the expansion of the invasive American mink. Biological Conservation 186: 28-34.

22.- Barrientos R, Valera F, Barbosa A, Carrillo CM, Moreno E (2014) Biogeography of haemo- and ectoparasites of an arid-land bird, the Trumpeter finch. Journal of Arid Environments 106: 11-17.

21.- Varela S, González-Hernández J, Casabella E, Barrientos R (2014) rAvis: an R-package to download the information stored in Proyecto AVIS, a citizen science bird project. PLoS ONE 9: e91650.

20.- Barrientos R, Merino-Aguirre R, Fletcher DH, Almeida D (2014) Eurasian otters modify their trophic niche after the introduction of non-native prey in Mediterranean fresh waters. Biological Invasions 16: 1573-1579.

19.- Barrientos R, Kvist L, Barbosa A, Valera F, Khoury F, Varela S, Moreno E (2014) Refugia, colonization and diversification of an arid-adapted bird: coincident patterns between genetic data and ecological niche modelling.

Molecular Ecology 23: 390-407.

18.- García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Extra-pair paternity in Mediterranean blue tits: socio-ecological factors and the opportunity for sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology 25: 1-11.

17.- Barrientos R, Arroyo B (2014) Nesting habitat selection of Mediterranean raptors in managed pinewoods: searching for common patterns to derive conservation recommendations. Bird Conservation International 24: 138-151.

16.- Almeida D, Barrientos R, Merino-Aguirre R, Angeler DG (2012) The role of prey abundance and flow regulation in the marking behaviour of Eurasian otters in a Mediterranean catchment. Animal Behaviour 84: 1475-1482.

15.- Barrientos R, Ponce C, Palacín C, Martín CA, Martín B, Alonso JC (2012) Wire marking results in a small but significant reduction in avian mortality at power lines: a BACI designed study. PLoS ONE 7: e32569.

14.- Barrientos R, Miranda JD (2012) Can we explain regional abundance and road-kill patterns with variables derived from local-scale road-kill models? Evaluating transferability with the European polecat. Diversity and Distributions 18: 635-647.

13.- Barrientos R, Alonso JC, 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.

12.- Barrientos R (2010) Retention of native vegetation within the plantation matrix improves its conservation value for a generalist woodpecker. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 595-602.

During PhD (until 2009)

11.- Barrientos R, Barbosa A, Valera F, Moreno E (2009) Breeding parameters of the trumpeter finch at the periphery of its range: a case study with mainland expanding and island populations. Journal of Arid Environments 73: 1177-1180.

10.- Barrientos R, Valera F, Barbosa A, Carrillo CM, Moreno E (2009) Plasticity of nest site selection in the trumpeter finch: a comparison between two habitats. Acta Oecologica 35: 499-506.

9.- Barrientos R, Bolonio L (2009) The presence of rabbits adjacent to roads increases polecat road mortality. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 405-418.

8.- Barrientos R, Kvist L, Barbosa A, Valera F, López-Iborra G, Moreno E (2009) Colonization patterns and genetic structure of peripheral populations of the trumpeter finch (Bucanetes githagineus) from Northwest Africa, the Canary Islands and the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Biogeography 36: 210-219.

7.- Barrientos R, Barbosa A, Valera F, Moreno E (2007) Temperature but not rainfall influences timing of breeding in a desert bird, the trumpeter finch (Bucanetes githagineus). Journal of Ornithology 148: 411-416.

6.- Carrillo C, Barbosa A, Valera F, Barrientos R, Moreno E (2007) Northward expansion of a desert bird: effects of climate change? Ibis 149: 166-169.

5.- Barrientos R, López-Darias M (2006) A case of polyandrous trio in common buzzard (Buteo buteo) on Fuerteventura island, Canary Islands. Journal of Raptor Research 40: 305-306.

4.- Barrientos R, Virgós E (2006) Reduction of potential food interference in two sympatric carnivores by sequential use of shared resources. Acta Oecologica 30: 107-116.

3.- Barrientos R (2006) Year-round defecation pattern in wild genets (Genetta genetta L.) in a mountain forest (Toledo, central Spain). Polish Journal of Ecology 54: 325-328.

2.- Barrientos R, Bolonio L (2003) Selección del microhábitat de alimentación por el pico picapinos (Dendrocopos

major) en un pinar de España central. Ardeola 50: 269-274.

1.- Barrientos R, Bolonio L (2002) Registros de Águila moteada Aquila clanga en la Península Ibérica. Ardeola 49: 293-296.

Scientific books

      As editor

1.- Borda-de-Água L, Barrientos R, Beja P, Pereira HM (2017) Railway Ecology. Springer. 320 pp.

       As author

6.- Barrientos R (2022) Camachuelo trompetero Bucanetes githagineus. In: III Atlas de las aves en época de reproducción en España. Molina B, Nebreda A, Muñoz AR,  Seoane J, Real R, Bustamante J, del Moral JC (Eds.). SEO/BirdLife. Madrid.


5.- Barrientos R (2021) Camachuelo trompetero. Bucanetes githagineus. Libro Rojo de las Aves de España. En López-Jiménez N (Ed). SEO/BirdLife. Pp: 582-587.


4.- Barrientos R, Borda-de-Água L, Brum P, Beja P, Pereira HM (2017) What's next? Railway ecology in the 21st century. In: Railway Ecology. Borda-de-Água L, Barrientos R, Beja P, Pereira HM (Eds.) Springer. Pp: 311-318.

3.- Barrientos R, Borda-de-Água L (2017) Railways as barriers for wildlife: current knowledge. In: Railway Ecology. Borda-de-Água L, Barrientos R, Beja P, Pereira HM (Eds.) Springer. Pp: 43-64.

2.- Borda-de-Água L, Barrientos R, Beja P, Pereira HM (2017) Railway Ecology. In: Railway Ecology. Borda-de-Água L, Barrientos R, Beja P, Pereira HM (Eds.) Springer. Pp: 3-9.

1.- Barrientos R (2015) Camachuelo trompetero. Bucanetes githagineus. Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles.

Other publications & dissemination

10.- Fernández-Mellado R, Barrientos R, Díaz Viñuela S, Benza L (2021) El coleccionismo no es conservación. Quercus 429 (Noviembre): 72-73.


9.- Barrientos R, Zuberogoitia I, Carmona G, Salvador S, Palacín C, Virgós E (2021) ¿Qué sabemos y qué no del turón en España? Quercus 420 (Febrero), 14-20.


8.- Barrientos R, Ascensão F, D'Amico M (2020) Sobre la eficacia de las medidas destinadas a reducir atropellos de fauna. Quercus 409 (Marzo): 66.


7.- Barrientos R, Ascensão F, Beja P, Pereira HM, Borda-de-Água L (2018) El impacto de las infraestructuras ferroviarias sobre la fauna. Quercus 384 (Febrero): 78-81.


6.- Barrientos R (2016) El turón. En: (Lacasa M, Lozano J, eds.) El libro de los carnívoros, pp.130-137. Editorial PhotoDigiscoping. Barcelona.


5.- Varela S, Casabella E, Palomar JA, Arce JA, González JC, Barrientos R (2014) Proyecto AVIS: a Spanish open access bird database available for research. Frontiers of Biogeography 6: 185-190.


4.- Moreno E, Barbosa A, Valera F, Benzal J, Carrillo C, Barrientos R, García L (2010) Tras la pista de un recién llegado: ¿de dónde vienen -y adónde van- los camachuelos trompeteros? Etologuía 22: 39-49.


3.- Barrientos R, Bolonio L (2009) Censo sistemático en una buitrera de nueva formación en los Montes de Toledo. Anuario Ornitológico de Toledo 2: 188-191.


2.- Barrientos R, Arribas M (2003) Importancia de las aves como presa de los carnívoros en los Montes de Toledo. Anuario Ornitológico de Toledo 1 - Revisión Histórica / 2001: 168-175.


1.- Barrientos R, Gil T, Hernando J, Iglesias A, Jiménez MD, Navarro E (2003) Influencia de un embalse sobre la distribución y alimentación de la nutria (Lutra lutra L.) en el río Riaza (Segovia). Galemys 15 (N.E.): 81-90.

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