Pilar Lopez

Summary

Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Potential chemosignals associated with male identity in the amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 34:479-86. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Immune challenge affects sexual coloration of male Iberian wall lizards
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 311:96-104. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Immune activation affects chemical sexual ornaments of male Iberian wall lizards
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 96:65-9. 2009
  4. pmc Female Iberian wall lizards prefer male scents that signal a better cell-mediated immune response
    Pilar Lopez
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Biol Lett 1:404-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Lipids in the femoral gland secretions of male Schreiber's green lizards, Lacerta schreiberi
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 61:763-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliable signaling by chemical cues of male traits and health state in male lizards, Lacerta monticola
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Chem Ecol 32:473-88. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Age related differences in lipophilic compounds found in femoral gland secretions of male spiny-footed lizards, Acanthodactylus erythrurus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departmento de Ecología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 60:915-20. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Intersexual differences in chemical composition of precloacal gland secretions of the amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Chem Ecol 31:2913-21. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Chemical compounds from femoral gland secretions of male Iberian rock lizards, Lacerta monticola cyreni
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 60:632-6. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Chemosensory exploration of male scent by female rock lizards result from multiple chemical signals of males
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 37:47-54. 2012

Collaborators

  • JOSE MARTIN
  • Luisa Amo
  • Marianne Gabirot
  • Nuria Polo-Cavia
  • Pedro Aragon
  • Patricia Alvarez
  • Elena Arriero
  • Peter Shurulinkov
  • Daniel Sol
  • Jose Campos
  • Adega Gonzalo
  • Alejandro Ibáñez
  • Emilio Civantos
  • María Pérez-Vázquez
  • Alfonso Marzal
  • Roger Jovani
  • Gloria Royo
  • Ana Fleites
  • Gregoria Megias Lobon
  • Eugenio Garduno
  • Consuelo Miranda
  • Maria Dolores Rojo
  • Hajo Grundmann
  • Angel Campos
  • Jesús Oteo
  • Jorge Calvo
  • Maria Fe Brezmes
  • Pilar Berdonces
  • Alberto Delgado Iribarren
  • Ana Vindel
  • Carmen Raya
  • Begona Fernandez
  • Oscar Cuevas
  • Teresa Nebreda
  • Eva Ojeda
  • Natalia Montiel
  • Marta Garcia Campello
  • Pilar Trincado
  • Carmen Marcos
  • Luisa Marco
  • Luis Martinez
  • Maria Jose Revillo
  • Isabel Wilhemi
  • Verónica Bautista
  • Dionisia Fontanals
  • Pilar Teno
  • Josep Lite
  • Inocente Cuesta
  • Rosario Moreno
  • Gustavo Tomás
  • Jordi Torres
  • Carlos Navarro
  • Oliver Krone
  • Jana Hagen

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Potential chemosignals associated with male identity in the amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 34:479-86. 2009
    ..Furthermore, squalene might also signal dominance status or aggressiveness of a male amphisbaenian because higher concentrations of squalene elicited higher levels of aggression by males...
  2. doi request reprint Immune challenge affects sexual coloration of male Iberian wall lizards
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 311:96-104. 2009
    ..We suggest that this trade-off may allow one to honestly signal individual male quality via characteristics of coloration in lizards, which may have an important role in both intra- and intersexual selection processes...
  3. doi request reprint Immune activation affects chemical sexual ornaments of male Iberian wall lizards
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 96:65-9. 2009
    ..This result suggests the existence of a potential trade-off between physiological regulation of the immune system and the allocation of essential nutrients (vitamins) to sexual chemical ornaments in male lizards...
  4. pmc Female Iberian wall lizards prefer male scents that signal a better cell-mediated immune response
    Pilar Lopez
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Biol Lett 1:404-6. 2005
    ..Thus, females might base their mate choice on the males' quality as indicated by the composition of their chemical signals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lipids in the femoral gland secretions of male Schreiber's green lizards, Lacerta schreiberi
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 61:763-8. 2006
    ..Particularly, the high abundance of a-tocopherol in this lizard is suggested to contribute to avoid oxidation of other lipids in secretions, increasing chemical stability of scent marks in the humid conditions of its habitat...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliable signaling by chemical cues of male traits and health state in male lizards, Lacerta monticola
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Chem Ecol 32:473-88. 2006
    ..We suggest that only high-quality males could divert these compounds from metabolism to secretions in order to produce an exaggerated and honest "chemical ornament."..
  7. ncbi request reprint Age related differences in lipophilic compounds found in femoral gland secretions of male spiny-footed lizards, Acanthodactylus erythrurus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departmento de Ecología Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 60:915-20. 2005
    ..Also, older lizards had significant lower proportions of cholesterol and campesterol but higher proportions of dehydrocholesterol...
  8. ncbi request reprint Intersexual differences in chemical composition of precloacal gland secretions of the amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Chem Ecol 31:2913-21. 2005
    ..The abundance of steroids and waxy esters in secretions of both male and female amphisbaenians may be useful to scent mark underground tunnels to facilitate orientation by these organisms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Chemical compounds from femoral gland secretions of male Iberian rock lizards, Lacerta monticola cyreni
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 60:632-6. 2005
    ..This variability might be related to the characteristics or physical and health condition of males and might be the basis of female choice based on chemical cues observed in this lizard species...
  10. doi request reprint Chemosensory exploration of male scent by female rock lizards result from multiple chemical signals of males
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 37:47-54. 2012
    ..Our study suggested that femoral secretion of male rock lizards may act as a multicomponent chemical signal...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pregnant female lizards Iberolacerta cyreni adjust refuge use to decrease thermal costs for their body condition and cell-mediated immune response
    Luisa Amo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 307:106-12. 2007
    ..In conclusion, female lizards seemed able to compensate increased predation risk with flexible antipredatory strategies, thus minimizing costs for body condition and health state...
  12. ncbi request reprint Thermal dependence of chemical assessment of predation risk affects the ability of wall lizards, Podarcis muralis, to avoid unsafe refuges
    Luisa Amo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Physiol Behav 82:913-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, this study provides evidence that chemosensory discrimination of snake chemicals is thermally dependent, and, thus, suboptimal Tb impedes a lizard's ability to avoid snake-scented refuges...
  13. ncbi request reprint Detection and discrimination of conspecific scents by the anguid slow-worm Anguis fragilis
    Adega Gonzalo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    J Chem Ecol 30:1565-73. 2004
    ..We conclude that discrimination of conspecifics based on scents may be more widespread than previously expected among lizards inhabiting visually restricted environments...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of body temperature on righting performance of native and invasive freshwater turtles: consequences for competition
    Nuria Polo-Cavia
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    Physiol Behav 108:28-33. 2012
    ..scripta, favoring the expansion of exotic sliders in the new environments in which they are introduced, in detriment to native Spanish terrapins...
  15. doi request reprint Chemical polymorphism and chemosensory recognition between Iberolacerta monticola lizard color morphs
    Pilar Lopez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Consejo Superiorde Investigaciones Científicas C S I C, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 34:723-31. 2009
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  16. pmc Scent may signal fighting ability in male Iberian rock lizards
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Biol Lett 3:125-7. 2007
    ..We suggest that differences in scent composition may reliably signal fighting ability in many lizard species, which would help to avoid the costs of fighting...
  17. doi request reprint Increased predation risk modifies lizard scent-mark chemicals
    Pedro Aragon
    Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 309:427-33. 2008
    ..Thus, predator-prey interactions may modulate relative concentrations of chemicals in scents of lizards. Potential consequences of this effect on intraspecific chemical communication are suggested...
  18. ncbi request reprint Refuge use: a conflict between avoiding predation and losing mass in lizards
    Luisa Amo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Physiol Behav 90:334-43. 2007
    ..We concluded that lizards compensated for increased predation risk with flexible antipredatory strategies, coping with risk without incurring costs for body condition...
  19. doi request reprint Sexually dichromatic coloration reflects size and immunocompetence in female Spanish terrapins, Mauremys leprosa
    Alejandro Ibáñez
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 100:1137-47. 2013
    ..In contrast, coloration of limb stripes of males was duller than in females, and was not related with any trait suggesting that coloration is not important in sexual selection for males. ..
  20. pmc Vitamin D supplementation increases the attractiveness of males' scent for female Iberian rock lizards
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2619-24. 2006
    ..We suggest that the allocation of vitamins and other essential nutrients to either visual (e.g. carotenoids) or chemical ornaments might be the common basis of honest sexual displays in many animals...
  21. pmc Supplementation of male pheromone on rock substrates attracts female rock lizards to the territories of males: a field experiment
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e30108. 2012
    ..However, it is not known whether the scent-marks of male rock lizards may actually attract females to male territories in the field...
  22. ncbi request reprint Chemical constituents of the femoral gland secretions of male tegu lizards (Tupinambis merianae) (Family teiidae)
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 66:434-40. 2011
    ..We discuss the potential function of these compounds in secretions, and compare the compounds found here with those documented for other lizard species...
  23. doi request reprint Responses of female rock lizards to multiple scent marks of males: effects of male age, male density and scent over-marking
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Behav Processes 94:109-14. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Adaptive forgetting in Iberian green frog tadpoles (Pelophylax perezi): learned irrelevance and latent inhibition may avoid predator misidentification
    Adega Gonzalo
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    J Comp Psychol 127:56-62. 2013
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Chemosensory age discrimination in the snake Boa constrictor (Serpentes: Boidae)
    Marianne Gabirot
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Rev Biol Trop 60:1603-11. 2012
    ..We discuss the potential chemical mechanisms that may allow age recognition and its implications for social and sexual behavior of this snake species...
  26. doi request reprint Condition-dependent pheromone signaling by male rock lizards: more oily scents are more attractive
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, E 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Chem Senses 35:253-62. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, this sensory trap might have evolved into an honest signal because the elaboration of the signal seems differentially costly for males with different body conditions...
  27. doi request reprint Non-lethal effects of predators on body growth and health state of juvenile lizards, Psammdromus algirus
    Emilio Civantos
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    Physiol Behav 100:332-9. 2010
    ..In contrast, there was no relationship between immunity and growth after the experimental treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Parasites and health affect multiple sexual signals in male common wall lizards, Podarcis muralis
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 95:293-300. 2008
    ..The use of multiple sensory channels may provide more opportunities to signal a male quality under different circumstances, but also may reinforce the reliability of the signal when both types of traits may be perceived simultaneously...
  29. ncbi request reprint Double gametocyte infections in apicomplexan parasites of birds and reptiles
    Roger Jovani
    Department of Applied Biology, Estacion Biologica de Donana CSIC, Avda Maria Luisa s n, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
    Parasitol Res 94:155-7. 2004
    ..Thus, we suggest that DGIs and male female DGIs are more widespread than previously thought, opening a new research avenue on apicomplexan transmission...
  30. ncbi request reprint Chemical compounds from the preanal gland secretions of the male tree agama (Acanthocercus atricollis) (fam. Agamidae)
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Z Naturforsch C 68:253-8. 2013
    ..We compare the compounds found with those present in other lizard species and discuss their potential function in social behaviour...
  31. doi request reprint Multimodal sexual signals in male ocellated lizards Lacerta lepida: vitamin E in scent and green coloration may signal male quality in different sensory channels
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 97:545-53. 2010
    ..We suggest that the metabolic roles of vitamins might be the actual basis of honesty of many sexual displays, and that carotenoid-based signals might be just the visible part of the whole system...
  32. doi request reprint Learning, memorizing and apparent forgetting of chemical cues from new predators by Iberian green frog tadpoles
    Adega Gonzalo
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, C S I C, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, Madrid 28006, Spain
    Anim Cogn 12:745-50. 2009
    ..Thus, this study demonstrates that green frog tadpoles in the absence of reinforcement remember the chemical cues of a learned predator only for a limited time that may be adaptative in a threat-sensitive context...
  33. doi request reprint Adaptive forgetting in Iberian green frog tadpoles (Pelophylax perezi): Learned irrelevance and latent inhibition may avoid predator misidentification": Correction to Gonzalo, López, and Martín (2012)
    Adega Gonzalo
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC
    J Comp Psychol 127:39. 2013
    ..PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)...
  34. doi request reprint Feeding status and basking requirements of freshwater turtles in an invasion context
    Nuria Polo-Cavia
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    Physiol Behav 105:1208-13. 2012
    ..leprosa to a prolonged deficiency of their physiological functions, thus incurring increased predation risk and health costs, and ultimately favoring the recession of this native species in Mediterranean habitats...
  35. pmc Differences in Chemical Sexual Signals May Promote Reproductive Isolation and Cryptic Speciation between Iberian Wall Lizard Populations
    Marianne Gabirot
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Int J Evol Biol 2012:698520. 2012
    ..These data suggest that, at least between some populations, there may be reproductive isolation mediated by chemical signals and cryptic speciation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Iberian rock lizards (Lacerta monticola) assess short-term changes in predation risk level when deciding refuge use
    JOSE MARTIN
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
    J Comp Psychol 118:280-6. 2004
    ..Results suggest that lizards have a flexible estimate of risk that is based on multiple sources and flexibly dependent on previous estimates...
  37. doi request reprint Spread of invasive Spanish Staphylococcus aureus spa-type t067 associated with a high prevalence of the aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme gene ant(4')-Ia and the efflux pump genes msrA/msrB
    María Pérez-Vázquez
    Antibiotic Laboratory, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:21-31. 2009
    ..We carried out a nationwide study aimed at the determination of the molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance mechanisms of invasive Staphylococcus aureus in 21 Spanish hospitals...