83. Galván, I. 2017. Evidence of evolutionary optimization of fatty acid length and unsaturation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology in press. PDF

82. Galván, I., Delgado, M. M., Camarero, P. R., Mateo, R., Lourenço, R. and Penteriani, V. 2017. Feather content of porphyrins in Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) fledglings depends on body condition and breeding site quality. Integrative Zoology in press.

81. Negro, J. J., Blázquez, M. C. and Galván, I. 2017. Intraspecific eye color variability in birds and mammals: a recent evolutionary event exclusive to humans and domestic animals. Frontiers in Zoology 14:53. PDF

80. Galván, I., Moraleda, V., Otero, I., Alvarez, E. and Inácio, Â. 2017. Genetic favouring of pheomelanin-based pigmentation limits physiological benefits of coloniality in lesser kestrels Falco naumanniMolecular Ecology 26: 5594-5602. PDF

79. Galván, I. 2017. Condition-dependence of pheomelanin-based coloration in nuthatches Sitta europaea suggests a detoxifying function: implications for the evolution of juvenile plumage patterns. Scientific Reports 7: 9138. PDF

78. Galván, I., Jorge, A. and García-Gil, M. 2017. Pheomelanin molecular vibration is associated with mitochondrial ROS production in melanocytes and systemic oxidative stress and damage. Integrative Biology 9: 751-761. PDF

77. Galván, I., Inácio, Â. and Nielsen, Ó. K. 2017. Gyrfalcons Falco rusticolus adjust CTNS expression to food abundance: a possible contribution to cysteine homeostasis. Oecologia 184: 779-785. PDF

76. Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2017. Individual quality via sensitivity to cysteine availability in a melanin-based honest signalling system. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 2825-2833. PDF

75. Galván, I., García-Campa, J. and Negro, J. J. 2017. Complex plumage patterns can be produced only with the contribution of melanins. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90: 600-604. PDF

74. Galván, I., Palacios, D. and Negro J. J. 2017. The bare head of the Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) fulfills a thermoregulatory function. Frontiers in Zoology 14: 15. PDF

73. Galván, I., Inácio, Â., Romero-Haro, A. A. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2017. Adaptive downregulation of pheomelanin-related Slc7a11 gene expression by environmentally induced oxidative stress. Molecular Ecology 26: 849-858. PDF

72. Galván, I. 2017. Activity patterns of collared pratincoles Glareola pratincola in a breeding colony. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 40: 147-152. PDF


71. Galván, I., Garrido-Fernández, J., Ríos, J. J., Pérez-Gálvez, A., Rodríguez-Herrera, B. and Negro, J. J. 2016. Tropical bat as mammalian model for skin carotenoid metabolism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 113: 10932-10937. PDF

70. Galván, I. and Wakamatsu, K. 2016. Color measurement of the animal integument predicts the content of specific melanin forms. RSC Advances 6: 79135-79142. PDF

69. Galván, I., Camarero, P. R., Mateo, R. and Negro, J. J. 2016. Porphyrins produce uniquely ephemeral animal colouration: a possible signal of virginity. Scientific Reports 6: 39210. PDF

68. Galván, I. and Solano, F. 2016. Bird integumentary melanins: biosynthesis, forms, function and evolution. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17: 520. PDF


67. Galván, I., Wakamatsu, K., Camarero, P. R., Mateo, R. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2015. Low-quality birds do not display high-quality signals: the cysteine-pheomelanin mechanism of honesty. Evolution 69: 26-38. PDF

66. Galván, I., Naudí, A., Erritzøe, J., Møller, A. P., Barja, G. and Pamplona, R. 2015. Long lifespans have evolved with long and monounsaturated fatty acids in birds. Evolution 69: 2776-2784. PDF

65. Galván, I., Jorge, A., Edelaar, P. and Wakamatsu, K. 2015. Insects synthesize pheomelanin. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28: 599-602. PDF

64. d’Ischia, M., Wakamatsu, K., Cicoira, F., Di Mauro, E., García-Borrón, J. C., Commo, S., Galván, I., Ghanem, G., Koike, K., Meredith, P., Pezzella, A., Santato, C., Sarna, T., Simon, J., Zecca, L., Zucca, F., Napolitano, A. and Ito, S. 2015. Melanins and melanogenesis: from pigment cells to human health and technological applications. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28: 520-544. PDF

63. Møller, A. P., Soler, J. J., Nielsen, J. T. and Galván, I. 2015. Pathogenic bacteria and timing of laying. Ecology and Evolution 5: 1676-1685. PDF

62. Galván, I. and Jorge, A. 2015. Dispersive Raman spectroscopy allows the identification and quantification of melanin types. Ecology and Evolution 5: 1425-1431. PDF

61. Galván, I. and Solano, F. 2015. Melanin chemistry and the ecology of stress. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88: 352-355. PDF

60. Galván, I. and Jorge, A. 2015. The rusty plumage colouration of juvenile Gyrfalcons is produced by pheomelanin and its expression is affected by an intracellular antioxidant. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 59-65. PDF


59. Galván, I., Wakamatsu, K. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2014. Black bib size is associated with feather content of pheomelanin in male house sparrows. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 27: 1159-1161. PDF

58. Díaz-Real, J., Serrano, D., Pérez-Tris, J., Fernández-González, S., Bermejo, A., Calleja, J. A., de la Puente, J., de Palacio, D., Martínez, J. L., Moreno-Opo, R., Ponce, C., Frías, O., Tella, J. L., Møller, A. P., Figuerola, J., Pap, P. L., Kovács, I., Vágási, C. I., Meléndez, L., Blanco, G., Aguilera, E., Senar, J. C., Galván, I., Atiénzar, F., Barba, E., Cantó, J. L., Cortés, V., Monrós, J. S., Piculo, R., Vögeli, M., Borras, A., Navarro, C., Mestre, A. and Jovani, R. 2014. Repeatability of feather mite prevalence and intensity in passerine birds. PLoS ONE 9: e107341. PDF

57. Galván, I., Nielsen, J. T. and Møller, A. P. 2014. Intensity of melanin-based color and risk of predation in the Barn Swallow. Acta Ornithologica 49: 47-56. PDF

56. Galván, I., Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Jenkinson S., Ghanem, G., Wakamatsu, K., Mousseau, T. A. and Møller, A. P. Chronic exposure to low-dose radiation at Chernobyl favours adaptation to oxidative stress in birds. Functional Ecology 28: 1387-1403. PDF

55. Galván, I., Wakamatsu, K., Alonso-Alvarez, C. and Solano, F. 2014. Buthionine sulfoximine diverts the melanogenesis pathway toward the production of more soluble and degradable pigments. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 24: 2150-2154. PDF

54. Carrascal, L. M., Galván, I., Sánchez, J. S. and Rey Benayas, J. M. 2014. Regional distribution patterns predict bird occurrence in Mediterranean cropland afforestations. Ecological Research 29: 203-211. PDF


53. Galván, I., Jorge, A., Ito, K., Tabuchi, K., Solano, F. and Wakamatsu, K. 2013. Raman spectroscopy as a non-invasive technique for the quantification of melanins in feathers and hairs. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 26: 917-923. PDF

52. Vincze, O., Vágási, C. I., Kovács, I., Galván, I. and Pap, P. L. 2013. Sources of variation in uropygial gland size in European birds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 543-563. PDF

51. Galván, I., Jorge, A., Solano, F. and Wakamatsu, K. 2013. Vibrational characterization of pheomelanin and trichochrome F by Raman spectroscopy. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 110: 55-59. PDF

50. Galván, I., Negro, J. J., Rodríguez, A. and Carrascal, L. M. 2013. On showy dwarfs and sober giants: body size as a constraint for the evolution of bird plumage colouration. Acta Ornithologica 48: 65-80. PDF

49. Galván, I. and Møller, A. P. 2013. Odor transmission and olfaction: the tuft of the uropygial gland and olfactory ability in birds. Condor 115: 693-699. PDF

48. Galván, I. and Møller, A. P. 2013. Pheomelanin-based plumage coloration predicts survival rates in birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 184-192. PDF


47. Galván, I., Alonso-Alvarez, C. and Negro J. J. 2012. Relationships between hair melanization, glutathione levels and senescence in wild boars. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85: 332-347. PDF

46. Galván, I., Erritzøe, J., Karadaş, F. and Møller, A. P. 2012. High levels of liver antioxidants are associated with life-history strategies characteristic of slow growth and high survival rates in birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 182: 947-959. PDF

45. Galván, I., Erritzøe, J., Wakamatsu, K. and Møller, A. P. 2012. High prevalence of cataracts in birds with pheomelanin-based colouration. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 162: 259-264. PDF

44. Galván, I., Ghanem, G. and Møller, A. P. 2012. Has removal of excess cysteine led to the evolution of pheomelanin? BioEssays 34: 565-568. PDF

43. Galván, I., Aguilera, E., Atiénzar, F., Barba, E., Blanco, G., Cantó, J. L., Cortés, V., Frías, O., Kovács, I., Meléndez, L., Møller, A. P., Monrós, J. S., Pap, P. L., Piculo, R., Senar, J. C., Serrano, D., Tella, J. L., Vágási, C. I., Vögeli, M. and Jovani, R. 2012. Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata) and body condition of their avian hosts: a large correlative study. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 273-279. PDF

42. Mougeot, F., Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2012. Contrasted effects of an oxidative challenge and α-melanocyte stimulating hormone on cellular immune responsiveness: an experiment with red-legged partridges Alectoris rufa. Oecologia 169: 385-394. PDF


41. Galván, I. 2011. Feather microstructure predicts size and colour intensity of a melanin-based plumage signal. Journal of Avian Biology 42: 473-479. PDF

40. Galván, I. and Sanz, J. J. 2011. Mate-feeding has evolved as a compensatory energetic strategy that affects breeding success in birds. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1088-1095. PDF

39. Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2011. Natural radioactivity can explain clinal variation in the expression of melanin-based traits. Evolutionary Ecology 25: 1197-1203. PDF

38. Alonso-Alvarez, C. and Galván, I. 2011. Free radical exposure during development creates paler carotenoid-based ornaments: a possible interaction in the expression of black and red traits. PLoS ONE 6: e19403. PDF

37. Galván, I. and Møller, A. P. 2011. Brain size and the expression of pheomelanin-based colour in birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 999-1006. PDF

36. Galván, I., Møller, A. P. and Erritzøe, J. 2011. Testicular melanization has evolved in birds with high mtDNA mutation rates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 988-998. PDF

35. Galván, I. and Rey Benayas, J. M. 2011. Bird species in Mediterranean pine plantations exhibit different characteristics to those in natural reforested woodlands. Oecologia 166: 305-316. PDF

34. Galván, I., Mousseau, T. A. and Møller, A. P. 2011. Bird population declines due to radiation exposure at Chernobyl are stronger in species with pheomelanin-based colouration. Oecologia 165: 827-835. PDF

33. Galván, I. 2011. Ultraviolet-blue plumage colouration can be perceived as an indicator of fluctuating asymmetry by blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Journal of Ornithology 152: 223-230. PDF

32. Bortolotti, G. R., Stoffel, M. J. and Galván, I. 2011. Wintering Snowy Owls Bubo scandiacus integrate plumage colour, behaviour and their environment to maximise efficacy of visual displays. Ibis 153: 134-142. PDF

31. Galván, I. 2011. No effect of uropygial gland secretions on hatching success in great tits Parus major. Revue d’Ecologie (Terre et Vie) 66: 93-97. PDF


30. Galván, I., Gangoso, L., Grande, J. M., Negro, J. J., Rodríguez, A., Figuerola, J. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2010. Antioxidant machinery differs between melanic and light nestlings of two polymorphic raptors. PLoS ONE 5: e13369. PDF

29. Rey Benayas, J. M., de la Montaña, E., Pérez-Camacho, L., de la Cruz, M., Moreno-Mateos, D., Parejo, J. L., Suárez-Seoane, S. and Galván, I. 2010. Short-term dynamics and spatial pattern of nocturnal birds inhabiting a Mediterranean agricultural mosaic. Ardeola 57: 303-320. PDF

28. Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2010. Yolk testosterone shapes the expression of a melanin-based signal in great tits: an antioxidant-mediated mechanism? Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3127-3130. PDF

27. Rey Benayas J. M., Galván, I. and Carrascal , L. M. 2010. Differential effects of vegetation restoration in Mediterranean abandoned cropland by secondary succession and pine plantations on bird assemblages. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 87-95. PDF

26. Galván, I., Bijslma, R. G., Negro, J. J., Jarén, M. and Garrido-Fernández, J. 2010. Environmental constraints for plumage melanization in the northern goshawk Accipiter gentilis. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 523-531. PDF

25. Galván, I. and Sanz, J. J. 2010. Measuring plumage colour with different spectrophotometric techniques: a word of caution. Ornis Fennica 87: 69-76. PDF

24. Galván, I. 2010. Plumage coloration can be perceived as a multiple condition-dependent signal by Great Tits Parus major. Ibis 152: 359-367. PDF


23. Galván, I., Díaz, L. and Sanz, J. J. 2009. Relationships between territory quality and carotenoid-based plumage colour, cell-mediated immune response, and body mass in Great Tit Parus major nestlings. Acta Ornithologica 44: 139-150. PDF

22. Galván, I., Negro, J. J., Bortolotti, G. R. and Margalida, A. 2009. On silver wings: a fragile structural mechanism increases plumage conspicuousness. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 475-480. PDF

21. Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2009. The expression of melanin-based plumage is separately modulated by exogenous oxidative stress and a melanocortin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 3089-3097. PDF

20. Galván, I. and Sanz, J. J. 2009. Cheek plumage uniformity as a social status signal in great tits. Annales Zoologici Fennici 46: 271-282. PDF

19. Galván, I. and Moreno, J. 2009. Variation in effects of male plumage ornaments: the case of Iberian Pied Flycatchers. Ibis 151: 541-546. PDF

18. Galván, I. and Solano, F. 2009. The evolution of eu- and pheomelanic traits may respond to an economy of pigments related to environmental oxidative stress. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 22: 339-342. PDF

17. Carrascal, L. M., Galván, I. and Gordo, O. 2009. Partial least squares regression as an alternative to current regression methods used in ecology. Oikos 118: 681-690. PDF

16. Galván, I. and Møller, A. P. 2009. Different roles of natural and sexual selection on senescence of plumage colour in the barn swallow. Functional Ecology 23: 302-309. PDF


15. Galván, I. and Alonso-Alvarez, C. 2008. An intracellular antioxidant determines the expression of a melanin-based signal in a bird. PLoS ONE 3: e3335. PDF

14. Galván, I. 2008. The importance of white on black: unmelanized plumage proportion predicts display complexity in birds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 303-311. PDF

13. Galván, I., Amo, L. and Sanz, J. J. 2008. Ultraviolet-blue reflectance of some nestling plumage patches mediates parental favouritsm in tits. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 277-282. PDF

12. Galván, I. and Sanz, J. J. 2008. The cheek plumage patch is an amplifier of dominance in great tits. Biology Letters 4: 12-15. PDF

11. Galván, I., Barba, E., Piculo, R., Cantó, P., Cortés, V., Monrós, J. S., Atiénzar, F. and Proctor, H. 2008. Feather mites and birds: an interaction mediated by uropygial gland size? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 133-144. PDF

10. Amo, L., Galván, I., Tomás, G. and Sanz, J. J. 2008. Predator odour recognition and avoidance in a songbird. Functional Ecology 22: 289-293. PDF

9. Margalida, A., Negro, J. J. and Galván, I. 2008. Melanin-based color variation in the bearded vulture suggests a thermoregulatory function. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 149: 87-91. PDF


8. Galván, I. and Sanz, J. J. 2006. Feather mite abundance increases with uropygial gland size and plumage yellowness in Great Tits Parus major. Ibis 148: 687-697. PDF 

7. Galván, I. 2006. Functional analysis of the bowing display of Collared Pratincoles Glareola pratincola. Ardeola 53: 317-323. PDF

2005 and earlier

6. Galván, I. 2005. Flock foraging at a breeding colony of collared pratincoles Glareola pratincola. Acta Zoologica Sinica (presently Current Zoology) 51: 1141-1145. PDF

5. Galván, I. 2005. Migration strategies of the Great Cormorant wintering inland in Spain. Waterbirds 28: 301-307. PDF

4. Galván, I. 2004. Age-related spatial segregation of Great Cormorants in a roost. Waterbirds 27: 377-381. PDF

3. Galván, I. 2003. Intraspecific kleptoparasitism in Lesser Black-backed Gulls wintering inland in Spain. Waterbirds 26: 325-330. PDF

2. Galván, I., Marchamalo, J., Bakken, V. and Traverso, J. M. 2003. The origin of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus wintering in central Iberia. Ringing & Migration 21: 209-214. PDF

1. Galván, I. 2000. Influencia de las temperaturas mínimas en un grupo invernante de Gaviota Sombría Larus fuscus y Gaviota Reidora Larus ridibundus en el río Guadiana (sudoeste de España). Butlletì del Grup Català d’Anellament 17: 31-37. PDF