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I knew how to model before I could distinguish a bee from a wasp (well… who says I can do it now!) and my early publications were mainly theoretical. Although, today, I devote more time and energy to experimental studies than to models, modelling is a useful tool that stays by my side and permeates my experimental work. I have applied different modelling techniques to a broad range of problems (evolution of communication, thermoregulation, mimicry, foraging, pollination networks, silk elasticity…) and I am always happy to take new modelling challenges. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are about to embark on a new modelling project and need help or advice.











Related publications

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Ruiz Moreno, A. (2016). toBeeView: a program for simulating the retinal image of visual scenes on nonhuman eyes. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 7892-7900.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Sun, S. & Santamaría, L. (2015). Passive partner choice through exploitation barriers. Evolutionary Ecology, 29: 323-340. DOI 10.1007/s10682-014-9738-3.

Johnstone, R.A., Manica, A., Fayet, A.L., Stoddard, M.C., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Hinde, C.A. (2014). Reciprocity and conditional cooperation between great tit parents. Behavioral Ecology 25: 216-222. DOI 10.1093/beheco/art109

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2012). Possible top-down control of solitary bee populations by ambush predators. Behavioral Ecology, 23: 559-565. DOI 10.1093/beheco/arr228.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Bosch, J. (2012). Effects of body size and sociality on the anti-predator behaiour of foraging bees. Oikos, 121: 1473-1482. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19473.x.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Corcobado, G. & Moya-Laraño, J. (2010). Silk elasticity as a pontential constraint on spider body size. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 266: 430-435. DOI 10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.06.031

Martinez, A., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Barbosa, A. & Costas, M. (2008) “Donator acceptor map for carotenoids, melatonin and vitamins.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 112: 9037-9042.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2007) “Resource competition, character displacement, and the evolution of deep corolla tubes.” American Naturalist 170: 455-464.

Santamaría, L. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2007) “Linkage Rules for Plant–Pollinator Networks: Trait Complementarity or Exploitation Barriers?” PLoS Biol 5(2): e31. doi:10. 1371/journal.pbio.0050031.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2002) “Predicting body temperature of endotherms during shuttling.” Journal of Thermal Biology, 27: 393-403.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Enquist, M. (2001) “The evolution of female sexuality.” Animal Behaviour, 61: 695-704.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1999). “Sibling competition stabilizes signalling resolution models of parent-offspring conflict.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 266: 2399-2402.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Lotem, A. (1999). “How to detect a cuckoo egg: a Signal-Detection Theory model for recognition and learning.” American Naturalist, 153: 633-648.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Enquist, M. & Cotton, P.A. (1998). “Instability of signaling resolution models of parent-offspring conflict.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 95: 4453-4457.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Vásquez, R.A. (1997). “Density-dependent patch exploitation and acquisition of environmental information.” Theoretical Population Biology 52: 32-42.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Cotton, P.A. & Kacelnik, A. (1996). “The evolution of begging: signaling and sibling competition.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 93: 14637-14641.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1996) “Siblicide: the evolutionary blackmail.” American Naturalist 148: 101-122.