Jones, K. E., Pérez-Espona, S., Reyes-Betancort, J. A., Pattinson, D., Caujapé-Castells, J., Hiscock, S. J., & Carine, M. A. 2016. Why do different oceanic archipelagos harbour contrasting levels of species diversity? The macaronesian endemic genus Pericallis (Asteraceae) provides insight into explaining the ‘Azores diversity Enigma’. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 202. See a layman summary at BMC Series Blog

Lumbierres, M., Méndez, P.F., Bustamante, J., Soriguer, R., Santamaría, L. (2017) Modeling Biomass Production in Seasonal Wetlands Using MODIS NDVI Land Surface Phenology. Remote Sensing 9, 392.

Neghme, C., Santamaría, L., Calviño-Cancela, M. (2017) Strong dependence of a pioneer shrub on seed dispersal services provided by an endemic endangered lizard in a Mediterranean island ecosystem. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183072.

Pérez-Espona, S., Goodall-Copestake, W.P., Berghoff, S.M. et al. (2017) Army imposters: diversification of army ant-mimicking beetles with their Eciton hosts. Insectes Sociaux. DOI 10.1007/s00040-017-0588-1.


Celedón-Neghme, C., Santamaría, L., González-Teuber, M. (2016) The role of pollination drops in animal pollination in the Mediterranean gymnosperm Ephedra fragilis (Gnetales). Plant Ecol 217: 1545–1552.

Bakker L, Wood K, Pages JF, Veen C, Christianen M, Santamaria L, Nolet BA, Hilt S. 2016. Herbivory on freshwater and marine macrophytes: a review and perspective. Aquatic Botany 135: 18-36.

Lazaro, A., Santamaría, L. 2016. Flower visitor-selection on floral integration in three contrasting populations of Lonicera implexa. American Journal of Botany 103: 325-336.

Magrach, A., Senior, R., Rogers, A., Nurdin, D., Program, B., Benedick, S., Laurance, W., Santamaría, L., Edwards, D. 2016. Selective logging in tropical forests decreases the robustness of liana-tree interaction networks to the loss of host tree specie. Proceedings of the Royal Society B
283: 20153008. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.3008

Neßhöver C, Vandewalle M, Wittmer H, Balian EV, Carmen E, Geijzendorffer IR, Görg C, Jongman R, Livoreil B, Santamaria L, Schindler S, Settele J, Sousa Pinto I, Török K, van Dijk J, Watt A, Young A, Zulka KP & the KNEU Project Team 2016. The Network of Knowledge approach – improving the science and society dialogue on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. Biodiversity & Conservation 25: 1215-1233. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1127-5

Pullin A, Frampton G, Jacob K, Jongman R, Kohl C, Livoreil B, Lux L, Pataki G, Petrokofsky G, Podhora A, Saarikoski H, Santamaria L, Schindler S, Sousa-Pinto I, Vandewalle M, Wittmer H. 2016. Selecting appropriate methods of knowledge synthesis to inform biodiversity policy. Biodiversity & Conservation 25: 1285-1300. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1131-9

Schindler S.,Livoreil B., Sousa Pinto I., Araújo R.M., Zulka K.P., Pullin A.S., Santamaria L., Kropik M., Méndez, P.F., Wrbka, T. 2016. The network BiodiversityKnowledge in practice: insights from three trial assessments. Biodiversity & Conservation 25: 1301-1318. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1128-4

Viana, D., Santamaría, L., Figuerola, J. 2016. Optimal methods for fitting probability distributions to propagule retention time in studies of zoochorous dispersal. BMC Biology 16(3). DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0057-0.

Viana, D.S., Cid, B., Figuerola, J., Santamaría, L. 2016. Disentangling the roles of diversity resistance and priority effects in community assembly. Oecologia 185: 865-875.

Viana, D., Santamaría, L., Figuerola, J. 2016. Migratory birds as global dispersal vectors. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 763–775.


Lázaro, A., Vignolo, C., Santamaría, L. 2015. Long corollas as nectar barriers in Lonicera implexa: interactions between corolla tube length and nectar volume. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 419-435.

Magrach, A., Rodríguez-Pérez, J., Piazzon, M., Santamaria, L. 2015. Divergent effects of forest edges on host distribution and seed disperser activity influence mistletoe distribution and recruitment. Journal of Ecology 103: 1475–1486.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Sun, S., Santamaría, L. 2015. Passive partner choice through exploitation barriers. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 323–340.

Santamaría, L., Rodríguez Gironés, M.A. 2015. Are flowers red in teeth and claw? Resource barriers and the antagonist nature of mutualisms. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 311-322.

Viana, D., Figuerola, J., Schwenk, K., Manca, M., Hobaek, A., Mjelde, M., Preston, C.D., Gornall, R.J., Croft, J., King, R., Green, A.J., Santamaría, L. 2015. Assembly mechanisms determining high species turnover in aquatic communities over regional and continental scales. Ecography 38: 1-8.


Robledo-Arnuncio, J.J., Klein, E.K., Muller-Landau, H.C., Santamaría, L. 2014. Space, time and complexity in plant dispersal ecology. Movement Ecology 2: 16.

Magrach, A., Laurance, W.F., Larrinaga, A.R., Santamaría, L. 2014. Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Forest Fragmentation on Interspecific Interactions. Conservation Biology 28: 1342-1348.

Viana, D., Santamaría, L., Schwenk, K., Manca, M., Hobaek, A., Mjelde, M., Preston, C.D., Gornall, R.J., Croft, J., King, R., Green, A.J., Figuerola, J. 2014 Environment and biogeography drive aquatic plant and cladoceran species richness across Europe. Freshwater Biology 59: 2096-2106.

PhD Theses:

Pablo Fernández Méndez. Facilitating transitions towards adaptive governance and management in estuarine socio-ecosystems: Institutional analysis and action research in the Doñana region. Estación Biológica de Doñana - IMEDEA - Universitat de les Illes Balears. 284 pp.

Viana, D.S.P.T. Long Distance Dispersal by Migratory Birds. From Processes to Patterns of Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems. Estación Biológica de Doñana - Universidad Pablo de Olavide. 230 pp.


Gonzalvez, F.G., Santamaría, L. & Rodríguez-Gironés M.A. 2013. Flowers attract weaver ants to deter pollen thieves. Journal of Ecology 101: 78-85.

Latorre, L., Larrinaga A.R., Santamaria, L. 2013. Combined impact of two exotic herbivores on different life-stages of an endangered plant endemism, Medicago citrina. Journal of Ecology 101: 107-117.

Latorre, L., Larrinaga, A.R., Santamaría, L. 2013. Rats and Seabirds: Effects of Egg Size on Predation Risk and the Potential of Conditioned Taste Aversion as a Mitigation Method. PLoS ONE 8(9): e76138

Magrach, A., Santamaría, L., Larrinaga, A.R. 2013. Forest edges show contrasting effects on an austral mistletoe due to differences in pollination and seed dispersal. Journal of Ecology 101: 713-721.

Magrach, A., Santamaría, L, Larrinaga A.R. Edge effects in a three-dimensional world: Height in the canopy modulates edge effects on the epiphyte Sarmienta repens. Plant Ecology 214: 965-973.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Gonzálvez, F.G., Llandres, A.L., Corlett, R.T., Santamaría, L. Possible role of weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, in shaping plant-pollinator interactions in SE Asia. Journal of Ecology 101: 1000-1006.

Santamaría, L, Diaz, M., Valladares, M. 2013. Dark Clouds over Spanish Science. Science 340: 1292. AbstractFull text.

Sobral, M., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., Larrinaga, A.R. 2013. Selective Pressure along a Latitudinal Gradient Affects Subindividual Variation in Plants. PLoS ONE 8: e74356. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074356

Viana, D.S., Santamaria, L., Michot, T.C., Figuerola, J. 2013. Migratory strategies of waterbirds shape the continental-scale dispersal of aquatic organisms. Ecography 36: 430-438. Article selected for F1000Prime.

Viana, D.S., Santamaria, L., Michot, T.C., Figuerola, J. Allometric scaling of long-distance seed dispersal by migratory birds. The American Naturalist 181: 649-662. pdf

PhD Thesis:  Latorre, L. Biological invasions on islands: dynamics, impact and management. [Invasiones biológicas en islas: dinámicas, impactos y gestión.] Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA) - Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. 228 pp.
Supplementary Information of Chapter 4: Rabbits, not ungulates, kill seabirds on a continental island hosting a multi-trophic invasion complex. Figure S5. Figure S6. Figure S7.

Policy brief: Adaptive Management of European Kelp Forests. Recommendations of a workshop held in Porto (Portugal) on May 8-9th 2013, in the framework of FP7 Project Biodiversity Knowledge. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3776.8088


Campos-Arceiz A., Traeholt C., Jaffar R., Santamaria L. & Corlett R.T. 2012. Asian Tapirs Are No Elephants When It Comes To Seed Dispersal. Biotropica 44: 220-227.

Magrach, A., Larrinaga A.R. & Santamaría L. 2012. Internal habitat quality, rather than the configuration of remnant patches, determines the effects of fragmentation on Austral forest epiphytes. PLoS One 7: e48743.

Magrach A., Larrinaga A.R., Santamaría, L. 2012. Effect of matrix characteristics and interpatch distance on functional connectivity in fragmented temperate rainforests. Conservation Biology 26: 238-247.

Magrach A., Santamaría L., Larrinaga A.R. 2012. Differential effects of anthropogenic edges and gaps on the reproduction of a forest dwelling plant: the role of plant reproductive effort and nectar robbing by bumblebees. Austral Ecology, 37: 600–609.

McConkey, K.R., Prasad, S., Corlett, R.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Brodie, J.F., Rogers, H., Santamaria, L. 2012. Seed Dispersal in Changing Landscapes. Biological Conservation 146: 1-13. Most downloaded conservation paper at Elsevier.

Méndez, P. F., N. Isendahl, J. M. Amezaga, L. Santamaría. 2012. Facilitating Transitional Processes in Rigid Institutional Regimes for Water Management and Wetland Conservation – Experience from the Guadalquivir Estuary. Ecology and Society 17: 26.

Mergeay, J., Santamaria, L. 2012. Evolution and Biodiversity: the evolutionary basis of biodiversity and its potential for adaptation to global change. Evolutionary Applications 5: 103-106.

Piazzon, M., Larrinaga, A.R., Rodríguez-Pérez, J., Latorre, L., Navarro, L., Santamaría, L. Seed dispersal by lizards in a continental island: predicting inter-specific variation in seed shadows based on adultplant distribution and lizard movement patterns. Journal of Biogeography 39: 1984-1995.

Rodríguez-Pérez J, Wiegand T, Santamaria, L. 2012. Frugivore behavior determines plant distribution: a spatially-explicit analysis of a plant-disperser interaction. Ecography 35: 113-123.

Rodríguez-Pérez, J., Larrinaga, A. & Santamaria, L. 2012. Effects of Frugivore Preferences and Habitat Heterogeneity on Seed Rain: A Multi-Scale Analysis. PLoS ONE 7: e33246. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033246

Santamaría, L. & Méndez, P.F. 2012. Evolution in biodiversity policy – current gaps and future needs. Evolutionary Applications 5: 202-218.


Magrach, A., Guitian, J., Larrinaga, A. R., Guitian, J. 2011. Land-use and edge effects unbalance seed dispersal and predation interactions under habitat fragmentation. Ecological Research 26: 851-861.

Piazzon, M., Larrinaga, A.R., Santamaria, L, 2011. Are Nested Networks More Robust to Disturbance? A Test Using Epiphyte-Tree, Comensalistic Networks. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19637.

PhD Thesis: Magrach, A. Mutualistic interactions in a fragmented landscape. [Interacciones mutualistas en un paisaje fragmentado.] Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA) - Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.


Figuerola, J., Charalambidou, I., Santamaria, L., Green, A.J. 2010. Internal dispersal of seeds by waterfowl: effect of seed size on gut passage time and germination patterns. Naturwissenschaften 97: 555–565. 

Sobral, M., Larrinaga, A. R., Guitián, J.2010. Fruit size preferences in wild and naïve blackbirds (Turdus merula) feeding on hawthorn fruits (Crataegus monogyna). The Auk 127: 532-539.

Grant, F., Mergeay, J., Santamaria, L., Young, J., Watt, A.D., Eds. (2010) Evolution and biodiversity: The evolutionary basis of biodiversity and its potential for adaptation to global change. Report of an e-conference. Ed. European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy.