Peer-reviewed articles (book chapters here)

Carrete, M., Serrano, D., Illera, J.C., López, G., Vögeli, M., Delgado, A. & Tella, J.L. (2009). Goats, Birds and Emergent Diseases: Apparent and Hidden Effects of an Exotic Species in an Island Environment. Ecological Applications, 19: 840-853. (PDF)


 Illera, J.C., Emerson, B.C. & Richardson, D.S. (2008). Genetic characterization, distribution and prevalence of avian pox and avian malaria in the Berthelot’s pipit (Anthus berthelotii) in Macaronesia. Parasitology Research 103: 1435-1443. (PDF)

Illera, J.C., Richardson, D.S., HELM, B., ATIENZA, j.c. & Emerson, B.C. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships, biogeography and speciation in the avian genus SaxicolaMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 1145-1154. (PDF)


Illera, J.C. & Díaz, M. (2008). Site fidelity in the Canary Islands stonechat Saxicola dacotiae in relation to spatial and temporal patterns of habitat suitability. Acta Oecologica, 34: 1-8. (PDF)


Illera, J.C., Emerson, B.C. & Richardson, D.S. (2007). Population history of Berthelot’s pipit: colonisation, gene flow and morphological divergence in Macaronesia. Molecular Ecology, 16: 4599-4612. (PDF)


Nogales, M. Padilla, D.P., Nieves, C., Illera, J.C. &  Traveset, A. (2007). Diplochory by double endozoochory in seed dispersal systems of volcanic islands. Journal of Ecology, 95: 1394-1403. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C., DÍAZ, M. & NOGALES, M. (2006). Ecological traits influence the current distribution and range of an island endemic bird. Journal of Biogeography, 33: 1192-1201. (PDF)


NOGALES, M., NIEVES, C., ILLERA, J.C. & PADILLA, D.P. (2006). Native dispersers induce germination asynchrony in a Macaronesian endemic plant (Rubia fruticosa, Rubiaceae) in xeric environments of the Canary Islands. Journal of Arid Environments, 64: 357-363. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. & DÍAZ, M. (2006). Reproduction in an endemic bird of a semiarid island: a food-mediated process. Journal of Avian Biology, 37: 447-456. (PDF)


NOGALES, M., NIEVES, C., ILLERA, J.C., PADILLA, D.P. & TRAVESET, A. (2005). Effect of native and alien vertebrate frugivores on seed viability and germination patterns of Rubia fruticosa (Rubiaceae) in the eastern Canary Islands. Functional Ecology, 19: 429-436. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. (2005). Divorce in the Canary Islands Stonechat Saxicola dacotiae. The Wilson Bulletin, 117: 317-319. (PDF)


KVIST, L., BROGGI, J., ILLERA, J.C. & KOIVULA, K. (2005). Colonisation and diversification of the blue tits (Parus caeruleus teneriffae-group) in the Canary Islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 34: 501-511. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. & ATIENZA, J.C. (2002). Determinación del sexo y edad en la Tarabilla Canaria Saxicola dacotiae mediante el estudio de la muda. Ardeola, 49: 273-281. [Text in Spanish with English summary] (PDF)


DÍAZ, M., ILLERA, J.C. & HEDO, D. (2001). Strategic Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programs: A methodology for estimating effects on biodiversity. Environmental Management, 28: 267-279. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. (2001). Habitat selection by the Canary Islands stonechat (Saxicola dacotiae) (Meade-Waldo, 1889) in Fuerteventura Island: a two-tier habitat approach with implications for its conservation. Biological Conservation, 97: 339-345. (PDF)


DÍAZ, M., ILLERA, J.C. & ATIENZA, J.C. (1998). Food resource matching by foraging tits Parus spp. During spring-summer in a Mediterranean mixed forest; Evidence for an ideal free distribution. The Ibis, 140: 654-660. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. & ATIENZA, J.C. (1997). Blue Tits Parus caeruleus exploiting Gum Cistus capsules Cistus ladanifer as sources of arthropod food. Ardea, 85: 279-281. (PDF)


ATIENZA, J.C. & ILLERA, J.C. (1997). Tree species selection to perform singing and foraging behaviour by the Great and Blue Tits: a trade-off between food gathering and territorial behaviour? Bird Study, 44: 117-119. (PDF)


ILLERA, J.C. & ATIENZA, J.C. (1995). Foraging shifts by the Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) in relation to arthropod availability in a mixed woodland during the spring-summer period. Ardeola, 42: 39-48. (PDF)


ATIENZA, J.C. & ILLERA, J.C. (1995). Relación entre el uso del espacio del mito (Aegithalos caudatus) y la disponibilidad de artrópodos durante el período primavera-verano. Doñana, Acta Vertebrata, 22: 5-18. [Text in Spanish with English summary] (PDF)