Publications outside SCI journals


            Publications inside SCI journals






Telles, F.J., Kelber, A. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2016). Wavelength discrimination in the hummingbird hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219: 553-560.

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.

Johnstone, R.A., Manica, A., Fayet, A.L., Stoddard, M.C., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Hinde, C.A. (2016). Evidence for conditional cooperation: a response to Schlicht et al. (vol 25, pg 216, 2014). Behavioral Ecology, 27: e6-e7.



Gonzálvez, F. G., Chen, J. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2015). The function of ant repellence by flowers: testing the “nectar protection” and “pollinator protection” hypotheses. Evolutionary Ecology, 29: 391-403. DOI 10.1007/s10682-014-9742-7.

Telles, F.J. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A (2015). Insect vision models under scrutiny: what bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) can still tell us. The Science of Nature, 102: 1-13; DOI 10.1007/s00114-014-1256-1

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.

Santamaría, L. &Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2015). Are flowers red in teeth and claw? Exploitation barriers and the antangonist nature of mutualisms. 29: 311-322. DOI 10.1007/s10682-015-9757-8.



Telles, F.J., Lind,O., Henze, M.J., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Goyret, J. & Kelber,A. (2014). Out of the blue: the spectral sensitivity of hummingbird hawkmoths.Journal of Comparative Physiology A; DOI 10.1007/s00359-014-0888-0

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., Trillo, A. & Corcobado, G. (2013). Long term effects of aversive reinforcement on colour discrimination learning in free-flying bumblebees. PLoS ONE 8: e71551. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0071551

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Gonzálvez, F. G., Llandres, A.L., Corlett, R. T. & Santamaría, L. (2013). Possible role of weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, in shaping plant-pollinator interactions in South-East Asia. Journal of Ecology, 101: 1000-1006. DOI 10.1111/1365-2745.12100


Gonzálvez, F. G. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2013). Seeing is believing: information content and behavioural response to visual and chemical cues. Proceeding of the Royal Society of London, B, 280: 1-8.

Llandres, A. L., Gonzálvez, F. G. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2013). Social but not solitary bees reject dangerous flowers where a conspecific has recently been attacked. Animal Behaviour, 85: 97-102.

Amo, L., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Barbosa, A. (2013). Olfactory detection of dimethyl sulphide in a krill-eating Antarctic penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 474: 277-285.

Gonzálvez, F. G., Santamaría, L., Corlett, R. T. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2013). Flowers attract weaver ants which deter less effective pollinators. Journal of Ecology, 101: 78-85.




Corcobado, G., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Moya-Laraño, J. & Avilés,L. (2012). Sociality level correlates with dispersal ability in spiders. Functional Ecology, 26: 794-803.

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.

Llandres, A. L., De Mas, E. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2012). Response of pollinators to the trade-off between resource acquisition and predator avoidance. Oikos, 121: 687-696. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19910.x.




Sánchez-Lafuente, A.M., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Parra, R. (2011). Interaction frequency and per-interaction effects as predictors of total effects in plant-pollinator mutualisms: a case study with the self-incompatible herb Linaria lilacina. Oecologia, 168: 153-165. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2084-z.

Llandres, A.L. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2011). Spider movement, UV reflectance and size, but not spider crypsis, affect the response of honeybees to Australian crab spiders. PLoS One 6: e17136. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017136




Corcobado, G., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., De Mas, E. & Moya-Laraño, J. (2010). Introducing the refined gravity hypothesis of extreme sexual size dimorphism. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10: 236. DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-10-236.

Llandres, A. L., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., & Dirzo, R. (2010). Plant stages with biotic, indirect defences are more palatable and suffer less herbivory than their undefended counterparts. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101: 536-543.

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

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., & Santamaría, L. (2010). How foraging behaviour and resource partitioning can drive the evolution of flowers and the structure of pollination networks. Open Ecology Journal, 3: 1-11.




Martínez, A.,Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A.& Barbosa, A. (2009) “Can bird carotenoids play an antioxidant role oxidizing other substances?” Ardeola, 56: 287-294.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Llandres, A. L. (2008) “Resource competition triggers the co-evolution of long tongues and deep corolla tubes.” PLoS ONE, 3: e2992. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002992

Rabaneda-Bueno, R., Rodríguez-Gironés, M. A., Aguado-de-la-Paz, S., Fernández-Montraveta, C., De Mas, E., Wise, D. H. & Moya-Laraño, J. (2008) “Sexual cannibalism: high incidence in a natural population with benefits to females.” PLoS One, 3: e3484. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003484.

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.

Moreno, J., Merino, S., Lobato, E., Rodríguez-Gironés, M. A. & Vásquez, R. A. (2007) “Sexual dimorphism and parental roles in the thorn-tailed rayadito (Furnariidae).” Condor 109: 312-320.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2006) “Models of optimal foraging and resource partitioning: deep corollas for long tongues.” Behavioral Ecology 17: 905-910.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2006) “Resource partitioning among flower visitors: extensions of Possingham’s model.” Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8: 765-783.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2006) “A new algorithm to calculate the nestedness temperature of presence-absence matrices.” Journal of Biogeography, 33: 924-935.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2005) “Resource partitioning among flower visitors and the evolution of nectar concealment in multi-species communities.” Proceeding of the Royal Society of London, B, 272: 187-192.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2004) “Why are so many bird flowers red?” PLoS Biology.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Sandsten, H. & Santamaría, L. (2003) “Asymmetric competition and the evolution of propagule size.” Journal  of Ecology, 91: 554-562.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Vásquez, R.A. (2002) “Evolutionary stability of vigilance coordination among social foragers.”Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 269: 1803-1810.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Zúñiga, J.M. & Redondo, T. (2002) “Feeding experience and relative size modify the begging strategies of nestlings.” Behavioral Ecology, 13: 782-785.

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

Santamaría, L. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2002) “Hiding from swans: optimal burial depth of sago pondweed tubers foraged by Bewick's swans.” Journal of Ecology, 90: 303-315.




Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Enquist, M. & Lachmann, M. (2001)“Role of begging and sibling competition in foraging strategies of nestlings.”Animal Behaviour, 61: 733-745.

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

Rodríguez-Gironés, M. A. & Kacelnik, A.(2001) “Relative importance of perceptual and mnemonic variance in human temporal bisection.” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, A: Human Experimental Psychology, 54A: 527-546.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Zúñiga, J.M. & Redondo, T. (2001) “Effects of begging on growth rates of nestling chicks.”  Behavioral Ecology, 12: 269-274.




Kedar, H., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Yedvab, S., Lotem, A. & Winkler, D.W. (2000) “Experimental evidence for offspring learning in parent-offspring communication.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 267: 1723 – 1727.




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., & Kacelnik, A. (1999). “Behavioral adjustment to modifications in the temporal parameters of the environment.” Behavioural Processes, 45: 173-191.




Payne, R.J.H. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1998). “The origins of parent-offspring signalling.” Journal of Theoretical Biology, 195: 273-279.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Lotem, A. (1998). “Acceptance by the splendid fairy-wren of parasitism by Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo: re-examination of Brooker and Brooker's equilibrium model.” Behavioral Ecology, 9: 419-420.

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.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A., Drummond, H. & Kacelnik, A. (1996). “Effect of food deprivation on dominance status in blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) broods.” Behavioral Ecology 7: 82-88.




Krakauer, D. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1995). “Searching and learning in a random environment.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 177: 417-429.




Gordon, M.B., Peretto, P. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1992). “Learning in feed-forward neural networks by improving the performance.” Physica A. 198:402-410.



Publications outside SCI journals



Calero, M. A. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2012) “First record of Runcinia flavida (Simon, 1881) (Araneae: Thomisidae) in Europe.” Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 258-259.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Santamaría, L. (2004) “Las flores y sus visitantes: la utilidad de los modelos matemáticos en ecología.” Quercus 226: 34-37.

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Vásquez, R.A. (1998). “Selección dependiente de la frecuencia.” En: M. Soler (Ed.) “Evolución. La base de loa biología,” pp. 283-292 (Proyecto Sur de Ediciones, Granada).

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. & Kacelnik, A. (1998). “Response latencies in temporal bisection: Implications for timing models.” En: V. de Keyser, G. d’Ydewalle and A. Vandierendonck (Eds.) “Time and the Dynamic Control of Behavior,” pp. 51-70 (Hogrefe & Huber, Seattle).

Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1994). “Estrategias Evolutivamente Estables: El juego de la eficacia biológica.” En: J. Carranza (Ed.) “Etología: Introducción a la Ciencia del Comportamiento,” pp. 181-204 (Publ. Univ. Extremadura, Cáceres).

Peretto, P., Gordon, M.B. & Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (1992). “A brief account of statistical theories of Learning and Generalization in neural networks.” En: Goles, E. & Martínez, S. (Eds.) “Statistical physics, automata networks and dynamical systems.” (Kluwer, London)


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