Postal Address

Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas – CSIC
Ctra. de Sacramento s/n
E-04120 Almería (SPAIN)
Tel: +34 950 281045 (ext. 504)
Fax: +34 950 277100
E-mail: belen@eeza.csic.es

Education and Training

2006 - Degree in Biology, Universidad CAECE, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 - PhD in Environmental Science, Universidad de Almería, España

Research interest

Captive breeding programs of endangered species currently provide an important tool for rearing sustained populations. During my PhD I have been focused my research on the potential effects of inbreeding on life-history and morphological traits in two endangered gazelle species (Gazella cuvieri and Nanger dama mhorr) in captivity.

Nowadays, a main goal of my research is to understand the effects of both short- and long-term captivity on the expression of traits that confer success in both captive and wild environments.  I am interested in estimating additive genetic variance and thus heritabilities for traits of relevance in ecology as well as in captive breeding programs of the species involved.

Publications

Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research

Hematology and serum biochemistry parameters in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated captive Cuvier’s gazelles: Implications for zoo management practices

Animals -pdf

Changes in Habitat Structure May Explain Decrease in Reintroduced Mohor Gazelle Population in the Guembeul Fauna Reserve, Senegal

Animal Conservation

Parity, but not inbreeding, affects juvenile mortality in two captive endangered gazelles

Italian Journal of Zoology

Foot-propelled aquatic birds: pelvic morphology and locomotor performance. Italian Journal of Zoology

Ibáñez, B.; Moreno, E. and Barbosa, A. 2011. No inbreeding effects on body size in two captive endangered gazelles. Mammalian Biology, 76: 748-754

Moreno, E.; Ibáñez, B. and Barbosa, A. 2011. Mother traits and offspring sex in two threatened gazelle species in captivity. Journal for Nature Conservation, 19: 148-153



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