Daniel Sol

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi Comparing cognition across species
    Simon M Reader
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:411; author reply 412. 2005
  3. doi 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 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
  6. doi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi Behavioral drive or behavioral inhibition in evolution: subspecific diversification in Holarctic passerines
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Evolution 59:2669-77. 2005
  9. pmc Brain size, innovative propensity and migratory behaviour in temperate Palaearctic birds
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1 Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1433-41. 2005
  10. 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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Publications20

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi Comparing cognition across species
    Simon M Reader
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:411; author reply 412. 2005
  3. doi 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 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...
  6. doi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi Behavioral drive or behavioral inhibition in evolution: subspecific diversification in Holarctic passerines
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Evolution 59:2669-77. 2005
    ..Thus, the results support the long-held, intuitive hypothesis that behavioral changes facilitate evolutionary diversification...
  9. pmc Brain size, innovative propensity and migratory behaviour in temperate Palaearctic birds
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1 Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1433-41. 2005
    ..Therefore, species with greater foraging flexibility seem to be able to cope with seasonal environments better, while less flexible species are forced to become migratory...
  10. 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...
  11. doi Brains, lifestyles and cognition: are there general trends?
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 72:135-44. 2008
    ..From apes to birds, fish and beetles, a few common principles appear to have influenced the evolution of brains and cognition in widely divergent taxa...
  12. 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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  13. ncbi Integrating animal temperament within ecology and evolution
    Denis Reale
    Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Ecology and Groupe de Recherche en Ecologie Comportementale et Animale, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 82:291-318. 2007
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  14. ncbi Brains, innovations and evolution in birds and primates
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quec, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 63:233-46. 2004
    ..Innovation rate provides a useful tool to quantify inter-taxon differences in cognition and to test classic hypotheses regarding the evolution of the brain...
  15. 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. ..
  16. 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
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  17. ncbi Large brains and lengthened life history periods in Odontocetes
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 68:218-28. 2006
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  18. pmc Global patterns of introduction effort and establishment success in birds
    Phillip Cassey
    Laboratoire d Ecologie, Ecole Normale Superieure, 75230 Paris, France
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S405-8. 2004
    ..Apart from effort, only habitat generalism relates to establishment success in birds...
  19. doi Introduction: genetics of colonizing species
    Trevor D Price
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am Nat 172:S1-3. 2008
  20. ncbi 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...