Daniel Sol

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Publications

  1. pmc Revisiting the cognitive buffer hypothesis for the evolution of large brains
    Daniel Sol
    CSIC CEAB CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Biol Lett 5:130-3. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The paradox of invasion in birds: competitive superiority or ecological opportunism?
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications CREAF, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Oecologia 169:553-64. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Brain size and the diversification of body size in birds
    Daniel Sol
    Center for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia E 08193, Spain
    Am Nat 172:170-7. 2008
  4. pmc Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e9617. 2010
  5. pmc Big-brained birds survive better in nature
    Daniel Sol
    CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 274:763-9. 2007
  6. pmc Exploring or avoiding novel food resources? The novelty conflict in an invasive bird
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications CREAF Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e19535. 2011
  7. pmc Do smart birds stress less? An interspecific relationship between brain size and corticosterone levels
    Adám Z Lendvai
    Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, 4102 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA, USA, Department of Biology, College of Nyíregyháza, Sóstói út 31 b, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Department of Limnology, University of Pannonia, Pf 158, 8201 Veszprém, Hungary, Centre d Etudes Biologiques de Chize, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Villiers en Bois, 79360 Beauvoir sur Niort, France, CREAF, Sciences Building, Cerdanyola del Valles 08193, Spain, CSIC, Cerdanyola del Valles 08193, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131734. 2013
  8. pmc Behavioural changes and the adaptive diversification of pigeons and doves
    Oriol Lapiedra
    CREAF, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, 08193, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122893. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, E 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Am Nat 172:S63-71. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Urbanisation tolerance and the loss of avian diversity
    Daniel Sol
    CREAF, Cerdanyola del Valles, Catalonia, 08193, Spain CSIC, Cerdanyola del Valles, Catalonia, 08193, Spain
    Ecol Lett 17:942-50. 2014

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Publications11

  1. pmc Revisiting the cognitive buffer hypothesis for the evolution of large brains
    Daniel Sol
    CSIC CEAB CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Biol Lett 5:130-3. 2009
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  2. doi request reprint The paradox of invasion in birds: competitive superiority or ecological opportunism?
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications CREAF, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Oecologia 169:553-64. 2012
    ..Successful invaders also shared these features, suggesting that their success is not a paradox but can be explained by their capacity to exploit ecological opportunities that most native species rarely use...
  3. doi request reprint Brain size and the diversification of body size in birds
    Daniel Sol
    Center for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia E 08193, Spain
    Am Nat 172:170-7. 2008
    ..The association is independent of the number of species in the family, geographic range, and correlates of speciosity, providing the first general support for the importance of behavioral drive in evolution...
  4. pmc Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e9617. 2010
    ..Overall, our results highlight the importance of retrospective analyses in identifying selective pressures that have shaped brain evolution, and indicate that when it comes to the brain, larger is not always better...
  5. pmc Big-brained birds survive better in nature
    Daniel Sol
    CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 274:763-9. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Exploring or avoiding novel food resources? The novelty conflict in an invasive bird
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications CREAF Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e19535. 2011
    ..Thus, mynas seem to modulate their problem-solving ability according to the benefits and costs of innovating in their particular habitat, which may help us understand the great success of the species in highly urbanized environments...
  7. pmc Do smart birds stress less? An interspecific relationship between brain size and corticosterone levels
    Adám Z Lendvai
    Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, 4102 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA, USA, Department of Biology, College of Nyíregyháza, Sóstói út 31 b, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Department of Limnology, University of Pannonia, Pf 158, 8201 Veszprém, Hungary, Centre d Etudes Biologiques de Chize, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Villiers en Bois, 79360 Beauvoir sur Niort, France, CREAF, Sciences Building, Cerdanyola del Valles 08193, Spain, CSIC, Cerdanyola del Valles 08193, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131734. 2013
    ..Because a large brain is a major feature of birds that base their lifetime in learning new things, our results support the hypothesis that enhanced cognition represents a general alternative to the neuroendocrine stress response. ..
  8. pmc Behavioural changes and the adaptive diversification of pigeons and doves
    Oriol Lapiedra
    CREAF, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, 08193, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122893. 2013
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments
    Daniel Sol
    Centre for Ecological Research and Applied Forestries, Autonomous University of Barcelona, E 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Am Nat 172:S63-71. 2008
    ..Our results replicate similar findings in birds, increasing the generality of evidence for the idea that enlarged brains can provide a survival advantage in novel environments...
  10. ncbi request reprint Urbanisation tolerance and the loss of avian diversity
    Daniel Sol
    CREAF, Cerdanyola del Valles, Catalonia, 08193, Spain CSIC, Cerdanyola del Valles, Catalonia, 08193, Spain
    Ecol Lett 17:942-50. 2014
    ..These findings have important conservation implications because the extinction of species with particular features should have higher impact on biodiversity and ecosystem function than a random loss. ..
  11. pmc Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments
    Daniel Sol
    Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5460-5. 2005
    ..These findings provide strong evidence for the hypothesis that enlarged brains function, and hence may have evolved, to deal with changes in the environment...