Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Honorary Lecturer







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Aurelio Malo is a broadly trained evolutionary ecologist interested in how evolution has shaped phenotypic and life-history traits in mammals. His research lies at the interface of ecology, behaviour, physiology, and genetics. He focuses on identifying the drivers and fitness consequences of phenotypic traits and inbreeding on rodents, ungulates and carnivores. He runs long-term field studies on mammal populations recording phenotypic trait variation and individual life trajectories, to understand the population-level consequences of such variation.

He has been a Senior Ramon y Cajal Researcher, Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford, a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College London, and a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian. He did his Ph.D. at the at the Natural History Museum in Madrid (CSIC). He has held positions of academic responsibility at Oxford University, being Examiner of Ecology and Evolution at Zoology, and part of Oxford Undergraduate Admissions team.

Currently, he is a Lecturer at the University of Alcalá, where he heads GloCEE - Global Change Ecology and Evolution research group. He also holds an Honorary Lecturer position at Imperial College London, where he set up and runs the Mouse Project at Silwood Park.



Garcia-Gonzalez F, Ripple WJ, Malo AF, 2024, Scientists’ warning to humanity for long-term planetary thinking on biodiversity and humankind preservation, a cosmic perspective, Bioscience, ISSN:0006-3568

Malo AF, Taylor A, Díaz M, 2022, Native seed dispersal by rodents is negatively influenced by an invasive shrub, Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol:45, ISSN:1578-665X, Pages:53-67

Lozano J, Guntiñas M, Cisneros R, et al., 2021, Biogeographical patterns and diversity in the diet of the culpeo (<i>Lycalopex culpaeus</i>) in South America

Brouard MJ, Knowles SCL, Dressen S, et al., 2020, Factors affecting woodland rodent growth, Journal of Zoology, Vol:312, ISSN:0952-8369, Pages:174-182

Guntiñas M, Lozano J, Cisneros R, et al., 2020, Ecology of the Culpeo (&lt;em&gt;Lycalopex&lt;/em&gt; &lt;em&gt;culpaeus&lt;/em&gt;): A Review of Knowledge and Current Gaps

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