Selection of media coverage of our work on pigmentation.

Uncovering the genomic secrets of color variants in female cuckoo birds: our Science Advances study on melanin-based color polymorphism in cuckoos, covered by Forbes magazine.

April 28, 2024

Tadpoles can change colour to blend in with their environment: New Scientist coverage of our investigation on tadpole pigmentation.

 September 15, 2023
According to the most recent update of PLoS Biology study, Ismael Galván ranks among the top 2% scientists in the world.

November 3, 2022
Ismael Galván has been interviewed in the radio program ‘Memoria de Delfín’ in Radio Nacional de España about the colors of animals, to celebrate the International Colour Day. The interview can be listened to here.
March 14, 2022
 For the second consecutive year, Ismael Galván ranked among the top 2% scientists in the world, according to a study published in PLoS Biology.

October 19, 2021
Ismael Galván, ranked among the top 2% scientists in the world: according to the 2020 ‘Ranking of the World Scientists: World Top 2% Scientists’, published in a study led by Stanford University in PLoS Biology.

 October 16, 2020
Parrots discard dowdy pigments in favour of own brand: our study showing the evolutionary loss of pheomelanin in the pigmentary system of psittaciform birds has been highlighted in the Inside JEB section of the Journal of Experimental Biology.

 June 17, 2020
Ismael Galván has been awarded with the VIII edition of the Francisco Bernis Prize in Research by the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/BirdLife) for his work on bird pigmentation.

 November 13, 2019
The first evidence of sexual dichromatism in a bat, which we have published in the Journal of Mammalogy, has been highlighted in the Editor’s Choice column of the journal.

 April 24, 2019
 Our study on the physiological limitations of dark pigmentation in relation to thermal niche occupancy has been recommended by a member of the F1000Prime Faculty.

 January 3, 2019
Black-haired monkeys in Costa Rica are suddenly turning blonde: New Scientist.

 January 2, 2019
What’s behind the colour-changing monkeys of Costa Rica?: Geographical Magazine.

 December 21, 2018
El misterio de los monos de Costa Rica que se están volviendo amarillos: Our study on howler monkey pigmentation, covered by BBC Mundo.

 December 13, 2018
 Pesticides could be painting black howler monkeys yellow in Costa Rica: New coverage of our study on howler monkey pigmentation, made by Mongabay.

 December 10, 2018
El misterio de los monos que se vuelven rubios: Coverage by Next of our study on the pigmentation of Costa Rican mantled howler monkeys.

December 4, 2018    

Why are these Costa Rican monkeys turning yellow?: We have provided evidence of a rapid shift from eumelanin- to pheomelanin-based fur pigmentation in Costa Rican mantled howler monkeys, which has been featured in Science.

 November 30, 2018

Investigación sobre ciervo revela nivel de hormonas excepcional en organismo: La Vanguardia covers our study in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences reporting the highest hormone levels found in an organism and the first case of allomelanin-based pigmentation in animals.

 November 26, 2018
La radiación colorea a las águilas reales: Our story to complete the first study showing a clinal variation in pigmentation in relation to solar UV and terrestrial radiations at a wide spatial scale is explained in Next, the section of science news in Vozpópuli.    

 August 10, 2018
Ismael Galván has been interviewed in the radio program ‘Julia en la Onda’ in Onda Cero about his work on ecological and evolutionary physiology. The interview can be listened to here.
July 23, 2018
 July 12, 2018
April 13, 2018
January 19, 2018
Ontgifting kleurt verenkleed roodbruin: The Dutch magazine Bionieuws covers our study about the detoxifying function of pheomelanin-based pigmentation in nuthatches.
September 9, 2017
 D’où viennent les couleurs des plumes des oiseaux?: Additional coverage by the French magazine Sciences et Avenir of our study on complex plumage patterns produced by melanins.

August 9, 2017
How do birds get their colors?A story by The University of Chicago Press about our study on the importance of melanins for creating complex plumage patterns in birds.

August 3, 2017
Dark ibises cannot keep a cool head! Or can they?: Coverage by the Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission of our research on thermoregulatory adaptations in dark pigmented birds that inhabit hot environments.

March 8, 2017
White bat hoards carotenoids in its yellow nose and ears: Coverage by Chemical & Engineering News of our discovery of carotenoid-based skin pigmentation in bats

September 19, 2016
At Chernobyl, hints of nature’s adaptation: Additional coverage of our research on physiological adaptations by The New York Times

May 5, 2014
Something glowing on: Coverage by The Economist of our study on physiological adaptations to ionizing radiation in Chernobyl birds

May 2, 2014
Chernobyl birds adapt to radiation: Coverage by Nature of our study on physiological adaptations to ionizing radiation in birds in Chernobyl, and the limitations to these adaptations imposed by pheomelanin synthesis

May 1, 2014
Birds living in Chernobyl’s shadow are adapting to the radiation, say scientists: Additional coverage of our research on physiological adaptations by The Independent.
April 30, 2014
Some birds thrive in Chernobyl’s Radioactive Glow: Additional coverage of our work on physiological adaptations by Science.
April 25, 2014
Why gray hair can be a good thing: Coverage by Live Science of our study on hair melanin-based pigmentation and antioxidants in wild boars

July 19, 2012
 Why are there redheads? Birds might hold the clues: Coverage by the University of Chicago Press of our study on possible benefits of pheomelanin-based pigmentation

July 18, 2012
Red-feathered birds suffer from eye damage: Coverage by BBC Nature of our study on pheomelanin-based pigmentation and cataracts in birds

April 23, 2012
When being colourful doesn’t pay: Coverage by Nature of our study on effects of melanin-based pigmentation on bird populations in Chernobyl

May 4, 2011
 Darker birds better adapted for higher radiation at Chernobyl: Additional coverage by Scientific American

May 4, 2011
Who knew? Testicle color matters: Coverage by Live Science of our study on testicle pigmentation and mitochondrial mutation rates

February 25, 2011
Brilliant feathers of white snowy owls dazzle rivals: Coverage by BBC Earth of our study on the signaling function of melanin-based plumage pigmentation pattern in snowy owls

January 11, 2011
Birds unveil ‘silver wings’: Coverage by BBC Earth of our discovery of a specialized feather structure that produces conspicuous plumage coloration in otherwise dark feathers

September 21, 2009
Best and brightest: Coverage by Nature of our experiment showing parental favouritism mediated by UV plumage reflectance

June 12, 2008
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