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 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
  5. 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
  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 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
  8. doi 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
  9. 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

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Publications9

  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 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  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 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
    ....
  8. doi 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...
  9. 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...