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Reservoirs of genetic diversity for
ecosystem service-providing insects

December 26, 2023

Ortego J, Albrecht M, Báldi A, Bilde T, Craig SBB, Herrera JM, Hood ASC, Kleijn D, Maurer C, Molina FP, Öckinger E, Potts SG,

..., Bartomeus I (2024) Seminatural areas act as reservoirs of genetic diversity for crop pollinators and natural enemies across Europe. Conservation Science and Practice, in press.

Conservation genomic assessment of the threatened marbled teal

December 16, 2022

Ortego J, Muñoz-Fuentes V, López-Luque R, Ball AD, Ghazali M, Abed SA, Salim MA, Green AJ (2024) Demographic and conservation genomic assessment of the threatened marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris). Evolutionary Applications, in press.

Microgeographic speciation in a complex
of Anatolian bush crickets

October 24, 2023

Ortego J, Kaya S, Çıplak B, Knowles LL (2024) Microgeographic speciation in a complex of Anatolian bush crickets facilitated by fast evolution of reproductive isolation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 37: 14-27.

Late Quaternary demographic dynamics
of An
dean montane forests

Ortego J, Espelta JM, Armenteras D, Díez MC, Muñoz A, Bonal R (2023) Demographic and spatially-explicit landscape genomic analyses in a tropical oak reveal the impacts of late Quaternary climate change on Andean montane forests. Molecular Ecology, 32: 3182-3199.

SCI Publications
  • In press
    106. Ortego J, Albrecht M, Báldi A, Bilde T, Craig SBB, Herrera JM, Hood ASC, Kleijn D, Maurer C, Molina FP, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Settepani V, Thomsen PF, Trillo M, Vajna F, Velado-Alonso E, Bartomeus I (2024) Seminatural areas act as reservoirs of genetic diversity for crop pollinators and natural enemies across Europe. Conservation Science and Practice, in press. [PDF] 105. Ortego J, Muñoz-Fuentes V, López-Luque R, Ball AD, Ghazali M, Abed SA, Salim MA, Green AJ (2024) Demographic and conservation genomic assessment of the threatened marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris). Evolutionary Applications, in press. [PDF]
  • 2024
    104. Ortego J, Kaya S, Çıplak B, Knowles LL (2024) Microgeographic speciation in a complex of Anatolian bush crickets facilitated by fast evolution of reproductive isolation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 37: 14-27. [PDF]
  • 2023
    103. Ortego J, Espelta JM, Armenteras D, Díez MC, Muñoz A, Bonal R (2023) Demographic and spatially-explicit landscape genomic analyses in a tropical oak reveal the impacts of late Quaternary climate change on Andean montane forests. Molecular Ecology, 32: 3182-3199. [PDF] [Interview in Molecular Ecology Spotlight] 102. Ramírez-Valiente JA, Solé-Medina A, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Ortego J (2023) Genomic data and common garden experiments reveal climate-driven selection on ecophysiological traits in two Mediterranean oaks. Molecular Ecology, 32: 983-999. [PDF]
  • 2022
    101. Noguerales V, Ortego J (2022) Genomic evidence of speciation by fusion in a recent radiation of grasshoppers. Evolution, 76: 2618–2633. [PDF] [Digest by Sean Stankowski - PDF] 100. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J, Nieto-Montes de Oca A, Ortego J, Zaldívar-Riverón A (2022) Phylogenomics of arboreal alligator lizards shed light on the geographical diversification of cloud forest-adapted biotas. Journal of Biogeography, 49: 1862-1876. [PDF] 99. Ortego J, González-Serna MJ, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2022) Genomic inferences in a thermophilous grasshopper provide insights into the biogeographic connections between northern African and southern European arid-dwelling faunas. Journal of Biogeography, 49: 1696-1710. [PDF] 98. Ortego J, Knowles LL (2022) Geographic isolation versus dispersal: Relictual alpine grasshoppers support a model of interglacial diversification with limited hybridization. Molecular Ecology, 31: 296-312. [PDF]
  • 2021
    97. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Tonzo V, González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ (2021) Broadly distributed but genetically fragmented: Demographic consequences of Pleistocene climatic oscillations in a common Iberian grasshopper. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 5: 2. [PDF] [On the cover] [highlighted in Entomology Today] 96. Ortego J, Céspedes V, Millán A, Green AJ (2021) Genomic data support multiple introductions and explosive demographic expansions in a highly invasive aquatic insect. Molecular Ecology, 30: 4189-4203. [PDF] 95. Tonzo V, Ortego J (2021) Glacial connectivity and current population fragmentation in sky islands explain the contemporary distribution of genomic variation in two narrow-endemic montane grasshoppers from a biodiversity hotspot. Diversity and Distributions, 27: 1619-1633. [PDF] 94. Ortego J, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J, Noguerales V (2021) Demographic consequences of dispersal‐related trait shift in two recently diverged taxa of montane grasshoppers. Evolution, 75: 1998-2013. [PDF] [On the cover] [Digest by Jessica Fenker et al. - PDF] 93. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Knowles LL, Ortego J (2021) Genomic insights into the origin of trans-Mediterranean disjunct distributions. Journal of Biogeography, 48: 440-452. [PDF] [Featured in Journal of Biogeography]
  • 2020
    92. Ortego J, Knowles LL (2020) Incorporating interspecific interactions into phylogeographic models: A case study with Californian oaks. Molecular Ecology, 29: 4510-4524. [PDF] [From the cover article] [Perspective by Eva Graciá - PDF] 91. Tonzo V, Papadopoulou A, Ortego J (2020) Genomic footprints of an old affair: Single nucleotide polymorphism data reveal historical hybridization and the subsequent evolution of reproductive barriers in two recently diverged grasshoppers with partly overlapping distributions. Molecular Ecology, 29: 2254-2268. [PDF] 90. Bartomeus I, Molina FP, Hidalgo-Galiana A, Ortego J (2020) Safeguarding the genetic integrity of native pollinators requires stronger regulations on commercial lines. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 1: e12012. [PDF] [YouTube] 89. Huang J-P, Hill JG, Ortego J, Knowles LL (2020) Paraphyletic species no more – Genomic data resolve a Pleistocene radiation and validate morphological species of the Melanoplus scudderi complex (Insecta: Orthoptera). Systematic Entomology, 45: 594-605. [PDF] 88. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2020) Insights into the neutral and adaptive processes shaping the spatial distribution of genomic variation in the economically important Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus). Ecology and Evolution, 10: 3991-4008. [PDF]
  • 2019
    87. Tonzo V, Papadopoulou A, Ortego J (2019) Genomic data reveal deep genetic structure but no support for current taxonomic designation in a grasshopper species complex. Molecular Ecology, 28: 3869-3886. [PDF] 86. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2019) Spatiotemporally explicit demographic modelling supports a joint effect of historical barriers to dispersal and contemporary landscape composition on structuring genomic variation in a red-listed grasshopper. Molecular Ecology, 28: 2155-2172. [PDF] [Featured in Molecular Ecology Spotlight]
  • 2018
    85. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Using high-throughput sequencing to investigate the factors structuring genomic variation of a Mediterranean grasshopper of great conservation concern. Scientific Reports, 8: 13436. [PDF] 84. Kim BY, Wei X, Fitz-Gibbon S, Lohmueller KE, Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2018) RADseq data reveal ancient, but not pervasive, introgression between Californian tree and scrub oak species (Quercus sect. Quercus: Fagaceae). Molecular Ecology, 27: 4556-4571. [PDF] 83. Yannic G, Ortego J, Pellissier L, Lecomte N, Bernatchez L, Côté SD (2018) Linking genetic and ecological differentiation in an ungulate with a circumpolar distribution. Ecography, 41: 922-937. [PDF] 82. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Integrating genomic and phenotypic data to evaluate alternative phylogenetic and species delimitation hypotheses in a recent evolutionary radiation of grasshoppers. Molecular Ecology, 27: 1229-1244. [PDF] [Commented by Bernard Defaut - PDF] 81. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2018) Genomic data reveal cryptic lineage diversification and introgression in Californian golden cup oaks (section Protobalanus). New Phytologist, 218: 804-818. [PDF] 80. González-Serna MJ, #Ortego J, #Cordero PJ (2018) A review of cross-backed grasshoppers of the genus Dociostaurus Fieber (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Western Mediterranean: Insights from phylogenetic analyses and DNA-based species delimitation. Systematic Entomology, 43: 136-146. [# Equal senior co-authorship] [PDF] 79. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Inferring the demographic history of an oligophagous grasshopper: Effects of climatic niche stability and host-plant distribution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 118: 343-356. [PDF]
  • 2017
    78. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2017) Geographical and ecological drivers of mitonuclear genetic divergence in a Mediterranean grasshopper. Evolutionary Biology, 44: 505-521. [PDF] 77. García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Ecological drivers of body size evolution and sexual size dimorphism in short-horned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30: 1592-1608. [PDF] 76. García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Phenotypic disparity in Iberian short-horned grasshoppers (Acrididae): the role of ecology and phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17: 109. [PDF] 75. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Testing the role of ancient and contemporary landscapes on structuring genetic variation in a specialist grasshopper. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 3110-3122. [PDF] 74. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2017) Impacts of human-induced environmental disturbances on hybridization between two ecologically differentiated Californian oak species. New Phytologist, 213: 942-955. [PDF]
  • 2016
    73. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2016) The strength of the association between heterozygosity and probability of inter-annual local recruitment increases with environmental harshness in blue tits. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 8857-8869. [On the cover] [PDF] 72. Noguerales V, García-Navas V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2016) The role of environment and core-margin effects on range-wide phenotypic variation of a montane grasshopper. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 2129-2142. [PDF] 71. Bemmels JB, Title PO, Ortego J, Knowles LL (2016) Tests of species-specific models reveal the importance of drought in postglacial range shifts of a Mediterranean-climate tree: insights from integrative distributional, demographic and coalescent modelling and ABC model selection. Molecular Ecology, 25: 4889–4906. [PDF] 70. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2016) Hierarchical genetic structure shaped by topography in a narrow-endemic montane grasshopper. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 96. [PDF] 69. Bonal R, Espelta JM, Muñoz A, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Gaddis K, Sork VL (2016) Diversity in insect seed parasite guilds at large geographical scale: the roles of host-specificity and spatial distance. Journal of Biogeography, 43: 1620-1630. [PDF] 68. Yannic G, St-Laurent M-H, Ortego J, Taillon J, Beauchemin A, Bernatchez L, Dussault C, Côté SD (2016) Integrating ecological and genetic structure to define management units for caribou in Eastern Canada. Conservation Genetics, 17: 437-453. [PDF] 67. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Serrano-Davies E, Cáliz-Campal C, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2016) The influence of landscape configuration and environment on population genetic structure in a sedentary passerine: insights from loci located in different genomic regions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 205-219. [PDF] 66. Riordan EC, Gugger PF, Ortego J, Smith C, Gaddis KD, Thompson P, Sork VL (2016) Association of genetic and phenotypic variability with geography and climate in three southern California oaks. American Journal of Botany, 103: 73-85. [Special Issue: Evolutionary Insights from Studies of Geographic Variation] [PDF]
  • 2015
    65. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2015) Evolutionary and demographic history of the Californian scrub white oak species complex: An integrative approach. Molecular Ecology, 24: 6188-6208. [PDF] 64. Ortego J, García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2015) Discordant patterns of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in five grasshopper species co-distributed across a microreserve network. Molecular Ecology, 24: 5796-5812. [PDF] 63. Graciá E, Ortego J, Godoy JA, Pérez-García JM, Blanco G, Delgado MM, Penteriani V, Almodóvar I, Botella F, Sánchez-Zapata JA (2015) Genetic signatures of demographic changes in an avian top predator during the last century: Bottlenecks and expansions of the Eurasian eagle owl in the Iberian Peninsula. PLoS One, 10: e0133954. [PDF] 62. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Cáliz-Campal C, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2015) Spatiotemporal and genetic contingency of extra-pair behaviour in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 106: 157-169. [PDF] 61. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2015) Consequences of extensive habitat fragmentation in landscape-level patterns of genetic diversity and structure in the Mediterranean esparto grasshopper. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 621–632. [PDF] 60. Noguerales V, Cáliz-Campal C, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2015) Isolation and characterization of 18 polymorphic microsatellites in the grasshopper Chorthippus group binotatus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) species complex. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7: 917-944. [Published as Microsatellite Records] [PDF] [Erratum] 59. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Bueno-Enciso J, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2015) Multiple sexual ornaments signal heterozygosity in male blue tits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115: 362-375. [PDF] 58. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Espelta JM (2015) Living on the edge: the role of geography and environment on structuring genetic variation in the southernmost populations of a tropical oak. Plant Biology, 17: 676-683. [PDF] 57. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2015) Climatically stable landscapes predict patterns of genetic structure and admixture in the Californian canyon live oak. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 328-338. [PDF]
  • 2014
    56. García-Navas V, Cáliz-Campal C, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Heterozygosity at a single locus explains a large proportion of variation in two fitness-related traits in great tits: a general or a local effect? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2807-2819. [PDF] 55. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Individual genetic diversity and probability of infection by avian malaria parasites in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2468-2482. [PDF] 54. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Riordan EC, Sork VL (2014) Influence of climatic niche suitability and geographical overlap on hybridization patterns among southern Californian oaks. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 1895-1908. [PDF] 53. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) The role of immigration and local adaptation on fine-scale genotypic and phenotypic population divergence in a less mobile passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 1590-1603. [PDF] 52. Aguirre MP, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2014) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the specialist grasshopper Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6: 723-724. [PDF] 51. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Aparicio JM (2014) Extensive pollen immigration and no evidence of disrupted mating patterns or reproduction in a highly fragmented holm oak stand. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7: 384-395. [PDF] 50. Battiston R, Ortego J, Correas JR, Cordero PJ (2014) A revision of Apteromantis (Mantodea: Mantidae, Amelinae): A comprehensive approach to manage old taxonomic and conservation problems. Zootaxa, 3797: 65-77. [PDF] 49. Yannic G, Pellissier L, Ortego J, Lecomte N, Couturier S, Cuyler C, Dussault C, Hundermark KJ, Irvine RJ, Jenkins DA, Kolpashikov L, Mager K, Musiani M, Parker KL, Roed KH, Sipko T, Þórisson SG, Weckworth BV, Guisan A, Bernatchez L, Côté SD (2014) Genetic diversity in caribou linked to past and future climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4: 132-137. [PDF] 48. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Extrapair paternity in Mediterranean blue tits: socioecological factors and the opportunity for sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology, 25: 228-238. [PDF]
  • 2013
    47. García-Navas V, Ortego J, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ (2013) Feathers, suspicions and infidelities: an experimental study on certainty of paternity and parental care in the blue tit. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109: 552-561. [PDF]
  • 2012
    46. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2012) Molecular characterization of avian malaria parasites in three Mediterranean blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) populations. Parasitology Research, 111: 2137-2142. [PDF] 45. Ortego J, Riordan EC, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2012) Influence of environmental heterogeneity on genetic diversity and structure in an endemic southern Californian oak. Molecular Ecology, 21: 3210-3223. [PDF] 44. Bonal R, Hernández M, Ortego J, Muñoz A, Espelta JM (2012) Positive cascade effects of forest fragmentation on acorn weevils mediated by seed size enlargement. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5: 381-388. [PDF] 43. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2012) Landscape genetics of a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented habitats: a role for spatial scale. Diversity and Distributions, 18: 481-492. [PDF] 42. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2012) Genetic and morphological divergence at different spatiotemporal scales in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16: 103-110. [PDF]
  • 2011
    41. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2011) Fine-scale spatial genetic structure and within population male-biased gene-flow in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Evolutionary Ecology, 25: 1127-1144. [PDF] 40. Ortego J, García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ (2011) Genetic structure reflects natal dispersal movements at different spatial scales in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus. Animal Behaviour, 82: 131-137. [PDF] 39. Ortego J, Yannic G, Shafer ABA, Mainguy J, Festa-Bianchet M, Coltman DW, Côté SD (2011) Temporal dynamics of genetic variability in a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) population. Molecular Ecology, 20: 1601-1611. [PDF] 38. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM (2011) Mechanisms of colony selection by first-year lesser kestrels Falco naumanni. Ibis, 153: 37-45. [PDF]
  • 2010
    37. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2010) Colony foundation in the lesser kestrel: patterns and consequences of the occupation of empty habitat patches. Animal Behaviour, 80: 975-982. [PDF] 36. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A (2010) Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in long-lived tree species: the case of the Mediterranean holm oak (Quercus ilex, L.). Journal of Heredity, 101: 717-726. [PDF] 35. Penteriani V, Delgado MM, Pérez-García JM, Botella F, García S, Sánchez-Zapata JA, León Ortega M, Martínez JE, Calvo JF, Ortego J, Penteriani G, Melletti M, Krugersberg I, Mora O (2010) Sex allocation from an owl perspective: clutch order could determine brood sex to reduce sibling aggression. Ornis Fennica, 87: 135-143. [PDF] 34. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2010) Evidence of subtle departures from Mendelian segregation in a wild lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) population. Heredity, 105: 213–219. [PDF] 33. Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2010) Factors associated with the geographic distribution of leucocytozoa parasitizing nestling eagle owls (Bubo bubo): a local spatial-scale analysis. Conservation Genetics, 11: 1479–1487. [PDF] 32. Aguirre MP, Bloor P, Ramírez-Escobar U, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2010) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics, 11: 1119–1121. [PDF] 31. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2010) Intercolony movements and prospecting behaviour in the colonial lesser kestrel. Animal Behaviour, 79: 811–817. [PDF] 30. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2010) Population genetics of Mioscirtus wagneri, a grasshopper showing a highly fragmented distribution. Molecular Ecology, 19: 472–483. [PDF] 29. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2010) Parental genetic characteristics and hatching success in a recovering population of lesser kestrels. Journal of Ornithology, 151: 155–162. [PDF] 28. Ortego J, Bonal R (2010) Natural hybridisation between kermes (Quercus coccifera, L.) and holm oaks (Q. ilex, L.) revealed by microsatellite markers. Plant Biology, 12: 234–238. [PDF]
  • 2009
    27. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2009) Temporal variation of heterozygosity-based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 2488–2495. [PDF] 26. Cordero PJ, Llorente V, Cordero P, Ortego J (2009) Recognizing taxonomic units in the field – The case of the crickets Oecanthus dulcisonans (Gorochov, 1993) and O. pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae): implications for their distribution and conservation in Southern Europe. Zootaxa, 2284: 63–68. [PDF] 25. García-Navas V, Ortego J, Sanz JJ (2009) Heterozygosity-based assortative mating in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): implications for the evolution of mate choice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biology Sciences, 276: 2931–2940. [PDF] 24. Ortego J, Zapero L, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2009) Physiological response to stress in fledgling lesser kestrels Falco naumanni: the role of physical condition, sex and individual genetic diversity. Ibis, 151: 559–567. [PDF] 23. Ortego J, Bonal R, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2009) Phylogeography of the Iberian populations of Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae), a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented hypersaline environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97: 623–633. [PDF] 22. Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2009) PCR-based detection and genotyping of haematozoa (Protozoa) parasitizing eagle owls, Bubo bubo. Parasitology Research, 104: 467–470. [PDF]
  • 2008
    21. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ, Calabuig G (2008) Characteristics of loci and individuals are associated with germline microsatellite mutation rates in lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni). Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 648: 82–86. [PDF] 20. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2008) Causes, consequences and mechanisms of breeding dispersal in the colonial lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni). Animal Behaviour, 76: 1989–1996. [PDF] 19. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ, Calabuig G (2008) Individual genetic diversity correlates with the size and spatial isolation of natal colonies in a bird metapopulation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biology Sciences, 275: 2039–2047. [PDF] 18. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2008) Consequences of chronic infections with three different avian malaria lineages on reproductive performance of lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni). Journal of Ornithology, 149: 337–343. [PDF] 17. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2008) Genetic consequences of natal dispersal in the colonial lesser kestrel. Molecular Ecology, 17: 2051–2059. [PDF] 16. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2008) Public information in selection of nesting colony by lesser kestrels: Which cues are used and when are they obtained? Animal Behaviour, 75: 1611–1617. [PDF] [Featured in Animal Behaviour - PDF]
  • 2007
    15. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2007) No relationship between individual genetic diversity and prevalence of avian malaria in a migratory kestrel. Molecular Ecology, 16: 4858–4866. [PDF] 14. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2007) Increase of heterozygosity in a growing population of lesser kestrels. Biology Letters, 3: 585–588. [PDF] 13. Ortego J (2007) Consequences of eagle owl nest-site habitat preference for breeding performance and territory stability. Ornis Fennica, 84: 78–90. [PDF] 12. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2007) Genetic characterization of avian malaria (Protozoa) in the endangered lesser kestrel, Falco naumanni. Parasitology Research, 101: 1153–1156. [PDF] 11. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2007) Risk of ectoparasitism and genetic diversity in a wild lesser kestrel population. Molecular Ecology, 16: 3712–3720. [PDF] 10. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Muñoz A, Bonal R (2007) Malathion applied at standard rates reduces fledgling condition and adult male survival in a wild lesser kestrel population. Animal Conservation, 10: 312–319. [PDF] 9. Ortego J, Espada F, Baquero RA (2007) Ecology of parasitism of nestling Eurasian eagle-owls (Bubo bubo) by Leucocytozoon ziemanni. Journal of Raptor Research, 41: 247–251. [PDF] 8. Ortego J, González EG, Sánchez-Barbudo I, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2007) Novel highly polymorphic loci and cross–amplified microsatellites for the lesser kestrel Falco naumanni. Ardeola, 54: 101–108. [PDF] 7. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2007) Egg production and individual genetic diversity in lesser kestrels. Molecular Ecology, 16: 2383–2392. [PDF] 6. Ortego J, Espada F (2007) Ecological factors influencing disease risk in eagle owls Bubo bubo. Ibis, 149: 386–395. [PDF] 5. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2007) Can a simple algebraic analysis predict markers-genome heterozygosity correlations? Journal of Heredity, 98: 93–96. [PDF]
  • 2006
    4. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2006) What should we weigh to estimate heterozygosity, alleles or loci? Molecular Ecology, 15: 4659–4665. [PDF] 3. Ortego J, Jiménez M, Díaz M, Rodríguez RC (2006) Mercury in feathers of nestling eagle owls, Bubo bubo L., and muscle of their main prey species in Toledo province, central Spain. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 76: 648–655. [PDF]
  • 2004
    2. Ortego J, Díaz M (2004) Habitat preference models for nesting eagle owls Bubo bubo: how much can be inferred from changes with spatial scale? Ardeola, 51: 385–394. [PDF] 1. Ortego J (2004) A possible case of double brooding of eagle-owls (Bubo bubo) in Spain. Journal of Raptor Research, 38: 378–379. [PDF]

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  • In press
    106. Ortego J, Albrecht M, Báldi A, Bilde T, Craig SBB, Herrera JM, Hood ASC, Kleijn D, Maurer C, Molina FP, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Settepani V, Thomsen PF, Trillo M, Vajna F, Velado-Alonso E, Bartomeus I (2024) Seminatural areas act as reservoirs of genetic diversity for crop pollinators and natural enemies across Europe. Conservation Science and Practice, in press. [PDF] 105. Ortego J, Muñoz-Fuentes V, López-Luque R, Ball AD, Ghazali M, Abed SA, Salim MA, Green AJ (2024) Demographic and conservation genomic assessment of the threatened marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris). Evolutionary Applications, in press. [PDF]
  • 2024
    104. Ortego J, Kaya S, Çıplak B, Knowles LL (2024) Microgeographic speciation in a complex of Anatolian bush crickets facilitated by fast evolution of reproductive isolation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 37: 14-27. [PDF]
  • 2023
    103. Ortego J, Espelta JM, Armenteras D, Díez MC, Muñoz A, Bonal R (2023) Demographic and spatially-explicit landscape genomic analyses in a tropical oak reveal the impacts of late Quaternary climate change on Andean montane forests. Molecular Ecology, 32: 3182-3199. [PDF] [Interview in Molecular Ecology Spotlight] 102. Ramírez-Valiente JA, Solé-Medina A, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Ortego J (2023) Genomic data and common garden experiments reveal climate-driven selection on ecophysiological traits in two Mediterranean oaks. Molecular Ecology, 32: 983-999. [PDF]
  • 2022
    101. Noguerales V, Ortego J (2022) Genomic evidence of speciation by fusion in a recent radiation of grasshoppers. Evolution, 76: 2618–2633. [PDF] [Digest by Sean Stankowski - PDF] 100. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J, Nieto-Montes de Oca A, Ortego J, Zaldívar-Riverón A (2022) Phylogenomics of arboreal alligator lizards shed light on the geographical diversification of cloud forest-adapted biotas. Journal of Biogeography, 49: 1862-1876. [PDF] 99. Ortego J, González-Serna MJ, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2022) Genomic inferences in a thermophilous grasshopper provide insights into the biogeographic connections between northern African and southern European arid-dwelling faunas. Journal of Biogeography, 49: 1696-1710. [PDF] 98. Ortego J, Knowles LL (2022) Geographic isolation versus dispersal: Relictual alpine grasshoppers support a model of interglacial diversification with limited hybridization. Molecular Ecology, 31: 296-312. [PDF]
  • 2021
    97. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Tonzo V, González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ (2021) Broadly distributed but genetically fragmented: Demographic consequences of Pleistocene climatic oscillations in a common Iberian grasshopper. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 5: 2. [PDF] [On the cover] [highlighted in Entomology Today] 96. Ortego J, Céspedes V, Millán A, Green AJ (2021) Genomic data support multiple introductions and explosive demographic expansions in a highly invasive aquatic insect. Molecular Ecology, 30: 4189-4203. [PDF] 95. Tonzo V, Ortego J (2021) Glacial connectivity and current population fragmentation in sky islands explain the contemporary distribution of genomic variation in two narrow-endemic montane grasshoppers from a biodiversity hotspot. Diversity and Distributions, 27: 1619-1633. [PDF] 94. Ortego J, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J, Noguerales V (2021) Demographic consequences of dispersal‐related trait shift in two recently diverged taxa of montane grasshoppers. Evolution, 75: 1998-2013. [PDF] [On the cover] [Digest by Jessica Fenker et al. - PDF] 93. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Knowles LL, Ortego J (2021) Genomic insights into the origin of trans-Mediterranean disjunct distributions. Journal of Biogeography, 48: 440-452. [PDF] [Featured in Journal of Biogeography]
  • 2020
    92. Ortego J, Knowles LL (2020) Incorporating interspecific interactions into phylogeographic models: A case study with Californian oaks. Molecular Ecology, 29: 4510-4524. [PDF] [From the cover article] [Perspective by Eva Graciá - PDF] 91. Tonzo V, Papadopoulou A, Ortego J (2020) Genomic footprints of an old affair: Single nucleotide polymorphism data reveal historical hybridization and the subsequent evolution of reproductive barriers in two recently diverged grasshoppers with partly overlapping distributions. Molecular Ecology, 29: 2254-2268. [PDF] 90. Bartomeus I, Molina FP, Hidalgo-Galiana A, Ortego J (2020) Safeguarding the genetic integrity of native pollinators requires stronger regulations on commercial lines. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 1: e12012. [PDF] [YouTube] 89. Huang J-P, Hill JG, Ortego J, Knowles LL (2020) Paraphyletic species no more – Genomic data resolve a Pleistocene radiation and validate morphological species of the Melanoplus scudderi complex (Insecta: Orthoptera). Systematic Entomology, 45: 594-605. [PDF] 88. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2020) Insights into the neutral and adaptive processes shaping the spatial distribution of genomic variation in the economically important Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus). Ecology and Evolution, 10: 3991-4008. [PDF]
  • 2019
    87. Tonzo V, Papadopoulou A, Ortego J (2019) Genomic data reveal deep genetic structure but no support for current taxonomic designation in a grasshopper species complex. Molecular Ecology, 28: 3869-3886. [PDF] 86. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2019) Spatiotemporally explicit demographic modelling supports a joint effect of historical barriers to dispersal and contemporary landscape composition on structuring genomic variation in a red-listed grasshopper. Molecular Ecology, 28: 2155-2172. [PDF] [Featured in Molecular Ecology Spotlight]
  • 2018
    85. González-Serna MJ, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Using high-throughput sequencing to investigate the factors structuring genomic variation of a Mediterranean grasshopper of great conservation concern. Scientific Reports, 8: 13436. [PDF] 84. Kim BY, Wei X, Fitz-Gibbon S, Lohmueller KE, Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2018) RADseq data reveal ancient, but not pervasive, introgression between Californian tree and scrub oak species (Quercus sect. Quercus: Fagaceae). Molecular Ecology, 27: 4556-4571. [PDF] 83. Yannic G, Ortego J, Pellissier L, Lecomte N, Bernatchez L, Côté SD (2018) Linking genetic and ecological differentiation in an ungulate with a circumpolar distribution. Ecography, 41: 922-937. [PDF] 82. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Integrating genomic and phenotypic data to evaluate alternative phylogenetic and species delimitation hypotheses in a recent evolutionary radiation of grasshoppers. Molecular Ecology, 27: 1229-1244. [PDF] [Commented by Bernard Defaut - PDF] 81. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2018) Genomic data reveal cryptic lineage diversification and introgression in Californian golden cup oaks (section Protobalanus). New Phytologist, 218: 804-818. [PDF] 80. González-Serna MJ, #Ortego J, #Cordero PJ (2018) A review of cross-backed grasshoppers of the genus Dociostaurus Fieber (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Western Mediterranean: Insights from phylogenetic analyses and DNA-based species delimitation. Systematic Entomology, 43: 136-146. [# Equal senior co-authorship] [PDF] 79. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2018) Inferring the demographic history of an oligophagous grasshopper: Effects of climatic niche stability and host-plant distribution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 118: 343-356. [PDF]
  • 2017
    78. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2017) Geographical and ecological drivers of mitonuclear genetic divergence in a Mediterranean grasshopper. Evolutionary Biology, 44: 505-521. [PDF] 77. García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Ecological drivers of body size evolution and sexual size dimorphism in short-horned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30: 1592-1608. [PDF] 76. García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Phenotypic disparity in Iberian short-horned grasshoppers (Acrididae): the role of ecology and phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17: 109. [PDF] 75. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2017) Testing the role of ancient and contemporary landscapes on structuring genetic variation in a specialist grasshopper. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 3110-3122. [PDF] 74. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2017) Impacts of human-induced environmental disturbances on hybridization between two ecologically differentiated Californian oak species. New Phytologist, 213: 942-955. [PDF]
  • 2016
    73. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2016) The strength of the association between heterozygosity and probability of inter-annual local recruitment increases with environmental harshness in blue tits. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 8857-8869. [On the cover] [PDF] 72. Noguerales V, García-Navas V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2016) The role of environment and core-margin effects on range-wide phenotypic variation of a montane grasshopper. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 2129-2142. [PDF] 71. Bemmels JB, Title PO, Ortego J, Knowles LL (2016) Tests of species-specific models reveal the importance of drought in postglacial range shifts of a Mediterranean-climate tree: insights from integrative distributional, demographic and coalescent modelling and ABC model selection. Molecular Ecology, 25: 4889–4906. [PDF] 70. Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2016) Hierarchical genetic structure shaped by topography in a narrow-endemic montane grasshopper. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 96. [PDF] 69. Bonal R, Espelta JM, Muñoz A, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Gaddis K, Sork VL (2016) Diversity in insect seed parasite guilds at large geographical scale: the roles of host-specificity and spatial distance. Journal of Biogeography, 43: 1620-1630. [PDF] 68. Yannic G, St-Laurent M-H, Ortego J, Taillon J, Beauchemin A, Bernatchez L, Dussault C, Côté SD (2016) Integrating ecological and genetic structure to define management units for caribou in Eastern Canada. Conservation Genetics, 17: 437-453. [PDF] 67. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Serrano-Davies E, Cáliz-Campal C, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2016) The influence of landscape configuration and environment on population genetic structure in a sedentary passerine: insights from loci located in different genomic regions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 205-219. [PDF] 66. Riordan EC, Gugger PF, Ortego J, Smith C, Gaddis KD, Thompson P, Sork VL (2016) Association of genetic and phenotypic variability with geography and climate in three southern California oaks. American Journal of Botany, 103: 73-85. [Special Issue: Evolutionary Insights from Studies of Geographic Variation] [PDF]
  • 2015
    65. Ortego J, Noguerales V, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2015) Evolutionary and demographic history of the Californian scrub white oak species complex: An integrative approach. Molecular Ecology, 24: 6188-6208. [PDF] 64. Ortego J, García-Navas V, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2015) Discordant patterns of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in five grasshopper species co-distributed across a microreserve network. Molecular Ecology, 24: 5796-5812. [PDF] 63. Graciá E, Ortego J, Godoy JA, Pérez-García JM, Blanco G, Delgado MM, Penteriani V, Almodóvar I, Botella F, Sánchez-Zapata JA (2015) Genetic signatures of demographic changes in an avian top predator during the last century: Bottlenecks and expansions of the Eurasian eagle owl in the Iberian Peninsula. PLoS One, 10: e0133954. [PDF] 62. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Cáliz-Campal C, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2015) Spatiotemporal and genetic contingency of extra-pair behaviour in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 106: 157-169. [PDF] 61. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ (2015) Consequences of extensive habitat fragmentation in landscape-level patterns of genetic diversity and structure in the Mediterranean esparto grasshopper. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 621–632. [PDF] 60. Noguerales V, Cáliz-Campal C, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2015) Isolation and characterization of 18 polymorphic microsatellites in the grasshopper Chorthippus group binotatus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) species complex. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7: 917-944. [Published as Microsatellite Records] [PDF] [Erratum] 59. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Bueno-Enciso J, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2015) Multiple sexual ornaments signal heterozygosity in male blue tits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115: 362-375. [PDF] 58. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Espelta JM (2015) Living on the edge: the role of geography and environment on structuring genetic variation in the southernmost populations of a tropical oak. Plant Biology, 17: 676-683. [PDF] 57. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2015) Climatically stable landscapes predict patterns of genetic structure and admixture in the Californian canyon live oak. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 328-338. [PDF]
  • 2014
    56. García-Navas V, Cáliz-Campal C, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Heterozygosity at a single locus explains a large proportion of variation in two fitness-related traits in great tits: a general or a local effect? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2807-2819. [PDF] 55. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Individual genetic diversity and probability of infection by avian malaria parasites in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2468-2482. [PDF] 54. Ortego J, Gugger PF, Riordan EC, Sork VL (2014) Influence of climatic niche suitability and geographical overlap on hybridization patterns among southern Californian oaks. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 1895-1908. [PDF] 53. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) The role of immigration and local adaptation on fine-scale genotypic and phenotypic population divergence in a less mobile passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 1590-1603. [PDF] 52. Aguirre MP, Noguerales V, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2014) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the specialist grasshopper Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6: 723-724. [PDF] 51. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Aparicio JM (2014) Extensive pollen immigration and no evidence of disrupted mating patterns or reproduction in a highly fragmented holm oak stand. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7: 384-395. [PDF] 50. Battiston R, Ortego J, Correas JR, Cordero PJ (2014) A revision of Apteromantis (Mantodea: Mantidae, Amelinae): A comprehensive approach to manage old taxonomic and conservation problems. Zootaxa, 3797: 65-77. [PDF] 49. Yannic G, Pellissier L, Ortego J, Lecomte N, Couturier S, Cuyler C, Dussault C, Hundermark KJ, Irvine RJ, Jenkins DA, Kolpashikov L, Mager K, Musiani M, Parker KL, Roed KH, Sipko T, Þórisson SG, Weckworth BV, Guisan A, Bernatchez L, Côté SD (2014) Genetic diversity in caribou linked to past and future climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4: 132-137. [PDF] 48. García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Bueno-Enciso J, Barrientos R, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) Extrapair paternity in Mediterranean blue tits: socioecological factors and the opportunity for sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology, 25: 228-238. [PDF]
  • 2013
    47. García-Navas V, Ortego J, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ (2013) Feathers, suspicions and infidelities: an experimental study on certainty of paternity and parental care in the blue tit. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109: 552-561. [PDF]
  • 2012
    46. Ferrer ES, García-Navas V, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2012) Molecular characterization of avian malaria parasites in three Mediterranean blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) populations. Parasitology Research, 111: 2137-2142. [PDF] 45. Ortego J, Riordan EC, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2012) Influence of environmental heterogeneity on genetic diversity and structure in an endemic southern Californian oak. Molecular Ecology, 21: 3210-3223. [PDF] 44. Bonal R, Hernández M, Ortego J, Muñoz A, Espelta JM (2012) Positive cascade effects of forest fragmentation on acorn weevils mediated by seed size enlargement. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5: 381-388. [PDF] 43. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2012) Landscape genetics of a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented habitats: a role for spatial scale. Diversity and Distributions, 18: 481-492. [PDF] 42. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2012) Genetic and morphological divergence at different spatiotemporal scales in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16: 103-110. [PDF]
  • 2011
    41. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2011) Fine-scale spatial genetic structure and within population male-biased gene-flow in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri. Evolutionary Ecology, 25: 1127-1144. [PDF] 40. Ortego J, García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ (2011) Genetic structure reflects natal dispersal movements at different spatial scales in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus. Animal Behaviour, 82: 131-137. [PDF] 39. Ortego J, Yannic G, Shafer ABA, Mainguy J, Festa-Bianchet M, Coltman DW, Côté SD (2011) Temporal dynamics of genetic variability in a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) population. Molecular Ecology, 20: 1601-1611. [PDF] 38. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM (2011) Mechanisms of colony selection by first-year lesser kestrels Falco naumanni. Ibis, 153: 37-45. [PDF]
  • 2010
    37. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2010) Colony foundation in the lesser kestrel: patterns and consequences of the occupation of empty habitat patches. Animal Behaviour, 80: 975-982. [PDF] 36. Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A (2010) Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in long-lived tree species: the case of the Mediterranean holm oak (Quercus ilex, L.). Journal of Heredity, 101: 717-726. [PDF] 35. Penteriani V, Delgado MM, Pérez-García JM, Botella F, García S, Sánchez-Zapata JA, León Ortega M, Martínez JE, Calvo JF, Ortego J, Penteriani G, Melletti M, Krugersberg I, Mora O (2010) Sex allocation from an owl perspective: clutch order could determine brood sex to reduce sibling aggression. Ornis Fennica, 87: 135-143. [PDF] 34. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2010) Evidence of subtle departures from Mendelian segregation in a wild lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) population. Heredity, 105: 213–219. [PDF] 33. Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2010) Factors associated with the geographic distribution of leucocytozoa parasitizing nestling eagle owls (Bubo bubo): a local spatial-scale analysis. Conservation Genetics, 11: 1479–1487. [PDF] 32. Aguirre MP, Bloor P, Ramírez-Escobar U, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2010) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the grasshopper Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics, 11: 1119–1121. [PDF] 31. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2010) Intercolony movements and prospecting behaviour in the colonial lesser kestrel. Animal Behaviour, 79: 811–817. [PDF] 30. Ortego J, Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ (2010) Population genetics of Mioscirtus wagneri, a grasshopper showing a highly fragmented distribution. Molecular Ecology, 19: 472–483. [PDF] 29. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2010) Parental genetic characteristics and hatching success in a recovering population of lesser kestrels. Journal of Ornithology, 151: 155–162. [PDF] 28. Ortego J, Bonal R (2010) Natural hybridisation between kermes (Quercus coccifera, L.) and holm oaks (Q. ilex, L.) revealed by microsatellite markers. Plant Biology, 12: 234–238. [PDF]
  • 2009
    27. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2009) Temporal variation of heterozygosity-based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 2488–2495. [PDF] 26. Cordero PJ, Llorente V, Cordero P, Ortego J (2009) Recognizing taxonomic units in the field – The case of the crickets Oecanthus dulcisonans (Gorochov, 1993) and O. pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae): implications for their distribution and conservation in Southern Europe. Zootaxa, 2284: 63–68. [PDF] 25. García-Navas V, Ortego J, Sanz JJ (2009) Heterozygosity-based assortative mating in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): implications for the evolution of mate choice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biology Sciences, 276: 2931–2940. [PDF] 24. Ortego J, Zapero L, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2009) Physiological response to stress in fledgling lesser kestrels Falco naumanni: the role of physical condition, sex and individual genetic diversity. Ibis, 151: 559–567. [PDF] 23. Ortego J, Bonal R, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2009) Phylogeography of the Iberian populations of Mioscirtus wagneri (Orthoptera: Acrididae), a specialized grasshopper inhabiting highly fragmented hypersaline environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97: 623–633. [PDF] 22. Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2009) PCR-based detection and genotyping of haematozoa (Protozoa) parasitizing eagle owls, Bubo bubo. Parasitology Research, 104: 467–470. [PDF]
  • 2008
    21. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ, Calabuig G (2008) Characteristics of loci and individuals are associated with germline microsatellite mutation rates in lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni). Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 648: 82–86. [PDF] 20. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2008) Causes, consequences and mechanisms of breeding dispersal in the colonial lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni). Animal Behaviour, 76: 1989–1996. [PDF] 19. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ, Calabuig G (2008) Individual genetic diversity correlates with the size and spatial isolation of natal colonies in a bird metapopulation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biology Sciences, 275: 2039–2047. [PDF] 18. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2008) Consequences of chronic infections with three different avian malaria lineages on reproductive performance of lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni). Journal of Ornithology, 149: 337–343. [PDF] 17. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2008) Genetic consequences of natal dispersal in the colonial lesser kestrel. Molecular Ecology, 17: 2051–2059. [PDF] 16. Calabuig G, Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2008) Public information in selection of nesting colony by lesser kestrels: Which cues are used and when are they obtained? Animal Behaviour, 75: 1611–1617. [PDF] [Featured in Animal Behaviour - PDF]
  • 2007
    15. Ortego J, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G (2007) No relationship between individual genetic diversity and prevalence of avian malaria in a migratory kestrel. Molecular Ecology, 16: 4858–4866. [PDF] 14. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2007) Increase of heterozygosity in a growing population of lesser kestrels. Biology Letters, 3: 585–588. [PDF] 13. Ortego J (2007) Consequences of eagle owl nest-site habitat preference for breeding performance and territory stability. Ornis Fennica, 84: 78–90. [PDF] 12. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2007) Genetic characterization of avian malaria (Protozoa) in the endangered lesser kestrel, Falco naumanni. Parasitology Research, 101: 1153–1156. [PDF] 11. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ (2007) Risk of ectoparasitism and genetic diversity in a wild lesser kestrel population. Molecular Ecology, 16: 3712–3720. [PDF] 10. Ortego J, Aparicio JM, Muñoz A, Bonal R (2007) Malathion applied at standard rates reduces fledgling condition and adult male survival in a wild lesser kestrel population. Animal Conservation, 10: 312–319. [PDF] 9. Ortego J, Espada F, Baquero RA (2007) Ecology of parasitism of nestling Eurasian eagle-owls (Bubo bubo) by Leucocytozoon ziemanni. Journal of Raptor Research, 41: 247–251. [PDF] 8. Ortego J, González EG, Sánchez-Barbudo I, Aparicio JM, Cordero PJ (2007) Novel highly polymorphic loci and cross–amplified microsatellites for the lesser kestrel Falco naumanni. Ardeola, 54: 101–108. [PDF] 7. Ortego J, Calabuig G, Cordero PJ, Aparicio JM (2007) Egg production and individual genetic diversity in lesser kestrels. Molecular Ecology, 16: 2383–2392. [PDF] 6. Ortego J, Espada F (2007) Ecological factors influencing disease risk in eagle owls Bubo bubo. Ibis, 149: 386–395. [PDF] 5. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2007) Can a simple algebraic analysis predict markers-genome heterozygosity correlations? Journal of Heredity, 98: 93–96. [PDF]
  • 2006
    4. Aparicio JM, Ortego J, Cordero PJ (2006) What should we weigh to estimate heterozygosity, alleles or loci? Molecular Ecology, 15: 4659–4665. [PDF] 3. Ortego J, Jiménez M, Díaz M, Rodríguez RC (2006) Mercury in feathers of nestling eagle owls, Bubo bubo L., and muscle of their main prey species in Toledo province, central Spain. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 76: 648–655. [PDF]
  • 2004
    2. Ortego J, Díaz M (2004) Habitat preference models for nesting eagle owls Bubo bubo: how much can be inferred from changes with spatial scale? Ardeola, 51: 385–394. [PDF] 1. Ortego J (2004) A possible case of double brooding of eagle-owls (Bubo bubo) in Spain. Journal of Raptor Research, 38: 378–379. [PDF]

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