Fabián Casas

PhD University of Castilla-La Mancha (2008)

Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA, CSIC)

Ctra. de Sacramento s/n,

La Cañada de San Urbano, s/n,
E-04120, Almería, Spain.

Nº tlf.: (+34) 950281045
Fax: (+34) 950277100



Major Field of Interest: Conservation Biology, Game and Wildlife Management, Behavioral Ecology.


Current Research:


Science of Nature

The fractal dimension of a conspicuous ornament varies with mating status and shows assortative mating in wild red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa)

Ecology and Evolution

Intraspecific and interspecific competition induces density-dependent habitat niche shifts in an endangered steppe bird

European Journal of Wildlife Research

Are farm-reared red-legged partridge releases increasing hunting pressure on wild breeding partridges in central Spain?


Changes in behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels in response to increased human activities during weekends in the pin-tailed sandgrouse

Animal Conservation

Does small-game management benefit steppe birds of conservation concern? A field study in central Spain

Animal Conservation

Does small-game management benefit birds of conservation concern? A field study in Central Spain

Biological Conservation

Individual traits and extrinsic factors influence survival of the threatened pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) in Europe

Behavioural Ecology

Effects of human activity on physiological and behavioral responses of an endangered steppe bird

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

Tools for exploring habitat suitability for steppe birds under land use change scenarios


Assessing the short-term effects of capture, handling and tagging of sandgrouse


Assessing short-term effects of capture, handling and tagging of Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata and P. orientalis

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Density dependence and habitat quality modulate the intensity of display territory defence in an exploded lekking species


A resource-based modelling framework to assess habitat suitability for steppe birds in semiarid Mediterranean agricultural systems

Journal of Arid Environments

A temperature-based monitoring of nest attendance patterns and disturbance effects during incubation by ground-nesting sandgrouse


Effect of game management on wild red-legged partridge abundance

Ecosistemas -pdf

La perdiz roja (Alectoris rufa) en España: especie cinegética y amenazada

Ecosistemas -pdf

Efecto de la gestión para las especies de caza menor sobre la fauna no cinegética

Journal of Ornithology -pdf

Phenotypic differences in body size, body condition and circulating carotenoids between hybrid and “pure” red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) in the wild

Seminario Nacional de Perdices

Claves para una gestión agraria enfocada a la conservación de la perdiz roja

Lychnos -pdf

Aves amenazadas y agricultura: nuevas aproximaciones en las estrategias de conservación

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology -pdf

Adjustment of female reproductive investment according to male carotenoid-based ornamentation in a gallinaceous bird

European Journal of Wildlife Research -pdf

Is the interaction between rabbit hemorrhagic disease and hyperpredation by raptors a major cause of the red-legged partridge decline in Spain?

European Journal of Wildlife Research -pdf

Prevalence of Escherichia coli, Salmonella sp and Campylobacter sp in the intestinal flora of farm-reared, restocked and wild red-legged partridges: is restocking using farm-reared birds a risk?

Biological Invasions -pdf

Fitness consequences of anthropogenic hybridization in wild red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa, Phasianidae) populations

Bird Conservation International -pdf

Local differences in habitat selection by great bustards Otis tarda in changing agricultural landscapes

Biology Letters -pdf

Condition- and parasite-dependent expression of a male-like trait in a female bird

European Journal of Wildlife Research -pdf

An improved night-lighting technique for the selective capture of sandgrouses and other steppe birds

Environmental Conservation -pdf

Agricultural practices or game management: which is the key to improve red-legged partridge nesting success in agricultural landscapes?

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology -pdf

Bottoms up: great bustards use the sun to maximise signal efficacy

Bird Study -pdf

Occurrence of common quail Coturnix coturnix eggs in red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa nests

Ardeola -pdf

Seasonal variations in habitat preferences of the pin-tailed sandgrouse in agrarian pseudo-steppes

Animal Conservation -pdf

Positive interactions between vulnerable species in agrarian pseudo-steppes: habitat use by pin-tailed sandgrouse depends on its association with little bustard

Anuario Ornitológico de Ciudad Real 2006-2007

Ibis -pdf

Double nesting behaviour and differences between sexes in breeding success in wild Red-legged Partridges Alectoris rufa

Animal Conservation -pdf

Effects of hunting on the behaviour and spatial distribution of farmland birds: importance of hunting-free refuges in agricultural areas

S.O.S. Perdiz roja

European Journal of Wildlife Research -pdf

Sanitary risks of red-legged partridge releases: introduction of parasites

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology -pdf

Body condition and parasite intensity correlates with escape capacity in Iberian hares (Lepus granatensis)

Miguelturra en red -pdf

Biologia reproductiva de la perdiz roja en el campo de Calatrava


Revisión de la distribución de la cotorra argentina Myiopsitta monachus en la provincia de Ciudad Real


Caza con galgos en Miguelturra: experimento parásitos-depredación

Anuario Ornitológico de Ciudad Real 2004-2005

Ibis -pdf

First occurence of Eucoleus contortus in a little bustard Tetrax tetrax. A negative effect of red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa releases on steppe bird conservation?



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