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The Road Ecology Lab was created in 2019 by Rafa Barrientos in the department of Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution of the Complutense University of Madrid. Since then, many people have contributed to its development:

Rafa Barrientos
Group leader. He is currently a tenured professor in the area of Zoology.

Pablo Quiles
PhD Student (2019 to present). He is doing his thesis on interspecific interactions disrupted by roads. Plans to present his thesis in early 2025.

Javi Hernández-Hernández
Research assistant (2021 to 2023). He was a technician in the projects "Impact of roads on predator-prey relationships" and "How roads alter the assemblage of the carnivore community". He currently works at WWF/Adena.

Guille Carmona
Research assistant (2021 to 2023). He was a technician in the projects "Impact of roads on predator-prey relationships" and "How roads alter the assemblage of the carnivore community". He currently works at Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-León.

These students (BSc or MSc) also carried out their projects on topics forming the core of what we study on the Road Ecology Lab (mainly roads but also the impacts of other infrastructure on wildlife):

Lara Redondo Potential restoration of golden eagle habitat in the context of a photovoltaic solar energy project (2022/2023)
Claudia Mediavilla Study of parasite-host interactions in the vicinity of roads (2022/2023)
Ferran Giménez Temporal and spatial factors that influence the mortality of the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) due to roadkills on the M-513 highway (2022/2023)
Nagore Moyua Possible improvement in the quality of the EIAs of wind farms thanks to the implementation of specific regulations for bats (2021/2022)
Javier Cruz Factors that determine the use of wildlife passages by the Algerian psammodromus in El Pardo (2020/2021)
Álvaro Iglesias Temporal and spatial factors conditioning natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) roadkills in agricultural areas (2020/2021)
Guillermo Carmona The variables that determine carnivore roadkills are specific depending on the type of road (2020/2021)
Marina Guillén Chiropterans in wind farms: effectiveness of the application of regulations, guidelines and evaluations on environmental impact studies (2020/2021)
Dalys Salazar Perception by the rural population of the Sierra Norte of Madrid on the effect of infrastructure on the biodiversity of wild mammals (2020/2021)
Cristina Sáez Factors that determine the roadkill points of the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Andalusia (2020/2021)
Lara Redondo Cost of proximity to a road on the cellular component of the immune system in Algerian psammodromus (2020/2021)
David Garrido Impact of linear transportation infrastructure on the genetic differentiation of populations: a review (2018/2019)



 

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