Archivo del Autor: Francisco Javier Diego-Rasilla

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Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Enjoy teaching and making science. Ongoing research: reptile and amphibian conservation, behavioural studies of amphibians and reptiles, orientation behaviour, magnetic cues in orientation,...

Neural Control of Behaviour, with a focus on Navigation. Series 1: navigation


This school is a FENS schools, organised in collaboration with the Hertie Foundation. In this FENS Winter School, we will aim to bridge the gap between two approaches used to study the neurobiology of navigation: research coming from ethology and … Seguir leyendo

Publicado en Educación, Orientación y migración

Spontaneous magnetic alignment behaviour in free-living lizards | SpringerLink


Diego-Rasilla, F.J., Pérez-Mellado, V. & Pérez-Cembranos, A. Spontaneous magnetic alignment behaviour in free-living lizards. Sci Nat (2017) 104: 13. doi:10.1007/s00114-017-1439-7 Several species of vertebrates exhibit spontaneous longitudinal body axis alignment relative to the Earth’s magnetic field (i.e., magnetic alignment) while … Seguir leyendo

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Nature is speaking


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Postdoctoral fellowship


“The molecular mechanism of magnetoreception and animal navigation”. The fellowship comes from a partnership with Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) and Xie Lab at Peking University (PKU), aiming at bridging biology and physics to resolve the molecular mechanism of … Seguir leyendo

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Mójate por las tortugas marinas


https://www.verkami.com/locale/es/projects/15251-mojate-por-las-tortugas-marinas

Publicado en Orientación y migración

Effects of sex and microhabitat structure on escape behaviour in the diurnal yellow-headed gecko


Domínguez-López, Moisés E.; Diego-Rasilla, Francisco J.; Ortega-León, Ángela M. (2016). Effects of sex and microhabitat structure on escape behaviour in the diurnal gecko Gonatodes albogularis. Animal Biology, 66(1): 31-47. DOI: 10.1163/15707563-00002485 Flight initiation distance is defined as the distance between a … Seguir leyendo

Publicado en Etología, Herpetología

Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed


Newly discovered ‘biocompass’ protein complex may explain how animals sense magnetic fields  

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Evidence of light-dependent magnetic compass orientation in urodele amphibian larvae


Diego-Rasilla, F. J. , Luengo, R. M. & Phillips, J. B. (2015). Evidence of light-dependent magnetic compass orientation in urodele amphibian larvae. Behavioural Processes, 118: 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2015.05.007 Experiments were conducted to investigate whether larval palmate newts undertake orientation toward or … Seguir leyendo

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Sensory mechanisms of long-distance navigation in birds: a recent advance in the context of previous studies


http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10336-015-1215-4

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Insect navigation: do ants live in the now?


http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/6/819.abstract?etoc

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