Cristóbal Pérez

Cristóbal Pérez

Post-doctoral fellow



Phone: + 351 21 8811700 (ext 341)

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:: Research interests


My previous research was focused on behavioural ecology and conservation of seabirds with special interest in oxidative stress, sexual signals, offspring quality and effects of oil pollution on seabirds



:: Current research project


Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at Unidade de investigação em Eco-Etologia (ISPA-IU) with the project entitled "Causes and consequences of variability in migratory behaviour in a pelagic seabird, the Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)" funded by Ministerio de Educacion (EDU/2728/2011.Spanish Government).



:: Publications


Pérez, C., Lores, M., Velando, A. 2010.Oil pollution increases plasma antioxidants but reduces coloration in a seabird. Oecologia 163 (4) 875-884.


Velando, A., Munilla, I, López-Alonso, M., Freire, J., Pérez, C. 2010. EROD activity and stable isotopes in seabirds to disentangle marine food web contamination after the Prestige oil spill. Environmental Pollution 158, 1275-1280.


Noguera, J.C., Morales, J., Pérez, C., Velando, A. 2010. On the oxidative cost of begging: Antioxidant enhance vocalizations in gull chicks. Behavioral Ecology 21(3), 479-484.


Pérez, C., Munilla, I., López-Alonso, M., Velando, A. 2010. Sublethal effects on seabirds after the Prestige oil-spill are mirrored in sexual signals. Biology Letters 6:33-35.


Morales, J., Alonso-Álvarez, C., Pérez C., Torres, R., Serafino, E., Velando, A. 2009. Families on the spot: sexual signals influence parent-offspring interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 276:2477-2483.


Pérez, C., Lores, M., Velando, A. 2008. Availability of non-pigmentary antioxidant affects red coloration in gulls. Behavioral Ecology 19:967-973.


Pérez, C., Velando, A., Munilla, I., López-Alonso, M., Oro, D. 2008. Monitoring PAH pollution in the marine environment after the Prestige oil-spill by means of seabird blood analysis. Environmental Science & Technology 42:707-713.


Alonso-Alvarez, C., Pérez, C., Velando, A. 2007. Effects of acute exposure to heavy fuel oil from the Prestige spill on a seabird. Aquatic Toxicology 84:103-110.


Pérez, C., Velando, A., Domínguez, J. 2006. Parental food conditions influence sex-specific embryo mortality in the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis). Journal of Ornithology 147:513-519.

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