Mar Sobral

María del Mar Sobral

Name: Mar Sobral Bernal
Position: Investigadora postdoctoral programa I2C modB
E.mail: sobral.bernal.mar@gmail.com ;
Profesional address
Grupo EcoPast (GI-1553)
Facultade de Bioloxía
Avda. Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n 15782
Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña


I am a scientist originally from Spain, the core of my professional activity is on the one hand the evolutionary ecology of plant-animal interactions and on the other, the research on the impact of global change on biodiversity, particularly regarding ecosystem functions and services such as carbon storage. I am also engaged in science outreach (enjoy https://vimeo.com/218616392) and on fighting gender discrimination (tweeting @Mar_Sobral_). Formerly at Stanford (US) and CNRS (France). Now at USC (Spain).

18- Salaverri, L., Guitián, J., Munilla, I., & Sobral, M*. (2019). Bird richness decreases with the abandonment of agriculture in a rural region of SW Europe. Regional environmental change, 19(1), 245-250.

17- Sobral, M*., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., Violle, C., & Larrinaga, A. R. (2019). Exploring sub‐individual variability: role of ontogeny, abiotic environment and seed‐dispersing birds. Plant Biology, 21(4), 688-694.

16- Sobral, M*., & Magrach, A. (2019). Restaurando la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas: la importancia de las interacciones entre especies. Revista Ecosistemas, 28(2), 4-10.

15- Barnagaud, J. Y., Mazet, N., Munoz, F., Grenié, M., Denelle, P., Sobral, M., … & Violle, C. (2019). Functional biogeography of dietary strategies in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(7), 1004-1017.

14- Neylan, I. P., Dirzo, R., & Sobral, M*. (2018). Cumulative effects of transgenerational induction on plant palatability to generalist and specialist herbivores. Web Ecology, 18(1), 41-46.

13-López, S. B., Rivera, J. G., & Sobral, M. (2018). Biodiversity in Eucalyptus plantations and oak forest in Galicia: plants and birds. Nova Acta Científica Compostelana, 25.

12- Sobral, M*., Silvius, K. M., Overman, H., Oliveira, L. F., Raab, T. K., & Fragoso, J. M. (2017). Mammal diversity influences the carbon cycle through trophic interactions in the Amazon. Nature ecology & evolution, 1(11), 1670.

11- Guitián, J. A., Sobral, M., Veiga, T., Losada, M., Guitián, P., & Guitián, J. M. (2017). Differences in pollination success between local and foreign flower color phenotypes: a translocation experiment with Gentiana lutea (Gentianaceae). PeerJ, 5, e2882.

10- Sobral, M., Losada, M., Veiga, T., Guitián, J., Guitián, J., & Guitián, P. (2016). Flower color preferences of insects and livestock: effects on Gentiana lutea reproductive success. PeerJ, 4, e1685.

9-Veiga, T., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., Guitián, J., Munilla, I., & Sobral, M*. (2016). Flower colour variation in the montane plant Gentiana lutea L.(Gentianaceae) is unrelated to abiotic factors. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 9(1), 105-112.

8-Losada, M., Veiga, T., Guitián, J., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., & Sobral, M*. (2015). Is there a hybridization barrier between Gentiana lutea color morphs?. PeerJ, 3, e1308.

7- Veiga, T., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., Guitián, J., & Sobral, M*. (2015). Are pollinators and seed predators selective agents on flower color in Gentiana lutea?. Evolutionary Ecology, 29(3), 451-464.

6- Sobral, M*., Veiga, T., Domínguez, P., Guitián, J. A., Guitián, P., & Guitián, J. M. (2015). Selective pressures explain differences in flower color among Gentiana lutea populations. PLoS One, 10(7), e0132522.

5-López-Sánchez, A., Schroeder, J., Roig, S., Sobral, M., & Dirzo, R. (2014). Effects of cattle management on oak regeneration in northern Californian Mediterranean oak woodlands. PloS one, 9(8), e105472.

4- Sobral, M., Guitián, J., Guitián, P., & Larrinaga, A. R. (2014). Seed predators exert selection on the subindividual variation of seed size. Plant Biology, 16(4), 836-842.

3- Sobral, M., Guitian, J., Guitian, P., & Larrinaga, A. R. (2013). Selective pressure along a latitudinal gradient affects subindividual variation in plants. PloS one, 8(9), e74356.

2- Sobral, M., Larrinaga, A. R., & Guitián, J. (2010). Do seed-dispersing birds exert selection on optimal plant trait combinations? Correlated phenotypic selection on the fruit and seed size of hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Evolutionary ecology, 24(6), 1277-1290.

1- Sobral, M., Larrinaga, A. R., & Guitián, J. (2010). Fruit-size preferences in wild and naive Eurasian blackbirds (Turdus merula) feeding on oneseed hawthorn (Crataegus Monogyna). The Auk, 127(3), 532-539.

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