Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Honorary Lecturer







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Malo AF*, Taylor A, Diaz M. 2022. Native seed dispersal by rodents is negatively influenced by an invasive shrub. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 45: 53-67. DOI 10.32800/abc.2022.45.0053

Guntiñas M, Lozano J, Cisneros R, Llorente E, Malo AF. 2021. Ecology of the culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus): a synthesis of existing knowledge. Hystrix 32 (1): 5-17. DOI 10.4404/hystrix-00388-2020

Brouard MJ, Knowles SCL, Dressen S, Coulson T, Malo AF. 2020. Factors affecting woodland rodent growthJournal of Zoology 312: 174-182. DOI 10.1111/jzo.12822

Expósito-Granados M, Castro AJ, Lozano L, Aznar-Sanchez JA, Carter NH, Requena-Mullor JM, Malo AF, Olszańska A, Morales-Reyes Z, Moleon M, Sánchez-Zapata JA, Cortés-Avizanda A, Fischer J, Berta Martin-Lopez B. 2019. Human-carnivore relations: conflicts, tolerance and coexistence in the American West. Environmental Research Letters. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5485

Lozano J, Olszańska A, Morales-Reyes Z, Castro AA, Malo AF, Moleón M, Sánchez-Zapata JA, Cortés-Avizanda A, von Wehrden H, Dorresteijn I, Kansky R, Fischer J, Martín-López B. 2019. Human-carnivore relations: A systematic review. Biological Conservation 237: 480-492. DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.07.002

Malo AF*, Gilbert TC, Riordan P. 2019. Drivers of sex ratio bias in the eastern bongo: lower inbreeding increases the probability of being born male. Proceedings Royal Society of London B. 286, 20190345. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2019.0345

Colchero F, Jones OR, Conde DA, Hodgson D, Zajitschek F, Schmidt BR, Malo AF, Alberts SC, Becker PH, Bouwhuis S, Bronikowski AM, de Vleeschouwer KM, Delahay RJ, Dummermuth S, Fernández-Duque E, Frisenvænge J, Hesselsøe M, Larson S, Lemaître J-F, McDonald J, Miller DAW, O'Donnell C, Packer C, Raboy BE, Reading CJ, Wapstra E, Weimerskirch H, While GM, Baudisch A, Flatt T, Coulson T,  Gaillard J-M. 2019. The diversity of population responses to environmental change. Ecology Letters 22: 342–353. DOI 10.1111/ele.13195

Lacy RC, Malo AF, Alaks G. 2018. Maintenance of genetic variation in quantitative traits of a woodland rodent during generations of captive breeding. Conservation Genetics. 19: 789–802. DOI 10.1007/s10592-018-1054-y

Malo AF*, Martinez-Pastor F, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Garde J, Lacy RC. 2017. A father effect explains sex-ratio bias. Proceedings Royal Society of London B. 284: 20171159. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2017.1159

Dressen S, Godsall B, Coulson T, Malo AF. How Does Food Availability Influence Home Range Size? Using a Combined In-situ and In-silico Approach to Investigate Small Mammal's Space Use. PLOS ONE. In press.

Dressen S, Godsall B, Coulson T, Malo AF. 2016. Undercover: Habitat features reducing predation risk are a major driver of home range size variation in a woodland rodent. Ecology and Evolution. In press.

Virgos E, Lozano J, Cabezas-Diaz S, MacDonald D, Zalewski A, Atienza JC, Proulx G, Ripple W, Rosalino L, Santos-Reis M, Johnson P, Malo AF, Baker S. 2016. A poor international standard for trap selectivity threatens carnivore conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation. 25: 1409–1419. DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1117-7

Pozo R, Schindler S, Cubaynes S, Cusack J, Coulson T, Malo AF. 2016. Modelling the impact of selective harvesting on red deer. Journal of Wildlife Management. 80: 978-989. DOI 10.1002/jwmg.21089

Conde-Gómez R, Malo AF, Alaks G., Lacy RC, Martínez Pastor F 2015. Different breeding strategies affect sperm morphometry in Peromyscus leucopus. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 50 Suppl.3.

Godsall B, Coulson T, Malo AF* 2014. From physiology to space use: energy reserves and androgenization explain home range size variation in Apodemus sylvaticus. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 126-135. DOI 10.1111/1365-2656.12116

Tejedor I, J Salamanca, Malo AF, P Bartels, F Martinez-Pastor. 2014. Within-sample variability of sperm head morphometry in several Alcelaphinae antelopes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 49, 96-96

Lozano J, Malo AF*. 2013. Relationships between human activity and richness and abundance of 15 bird species in the Paraguay river (Pantanal, Brazil). Ardeola. 60, 99-112. DOI 10.13157/arla.60.1.2012.99

Malo AF*, Godsall B, Prebble C, Grange Z, McCandless S, Taylor A, Coulson T. 2012. Positive effects of an invasive shrub on aggregation and abundance of a native small rodent. Behavioral Ecology 24:759-767. DOI 10.1093/beheco/ars202

Malo AF*, Martinez-Pastor F, Alaks G, Dubach J, Lacy RC. 2010. Effects of Genetic Captive-Breeding Protocols on Sperm Quality and Fertility in the white-footed mouse. Biology of Reproduction 83, 540-548. DOI 10.1095/biolreprod.110.085316

Eggert LS, Powell DW, Ballou JD, Malo AF et al. 2010. Pedigrees and the Study of Wild Populations: The Horses of Assateague Island National Seashore. Journal of Wildlife Management 5, 963-973. DOI 10.2193/2009-231

Lozano J, Malo AF*. 2010. Determinantes de la densidad de la garcita verdosa (Butorides striatus): Es útil como especie indicadora de presión antropica? Iniciacion a la Investigacion 5: 1-5.

Malo AF* and Coulson T. 2009. HFCs and associative overdominance: new detection method and proof of principle in the Iberian wild boar. Molecular Ecology 18, 2741 –2742. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04219.x

Malo AF*, Gomendio M., Garde J.J., Soler A.J., Vicente J., Gortazar, C. & Roldan E.R.S. 2009. What does testosterone do for red deer males? Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 276, 971–980. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2008.1367

Coulson T and Malo AF. 2008. Population biology: Case of the absent lemmings. Nature 456, 43-44. DOI 10.1038/456043a

Ballou JD, Traylor-Holzer K, Turner A, Malo AF, Powell D, Maldonado J and Eggert L. 2008. Simulation model for contraception management of the Assateague Island feral horse population using individual-based data. Wildlife Research 35, 502–512. DOI 10.1071/WR07124

Martinez-Pastor F, Malo AF, Alaks G, Lacy RC. 2008. Captive breeding strategies affect sperm traits in Peromyscus leucopus. Reproduction in domestic animals 43, 211.

Gomendio M, Malo AF, Soler AJ, Garde J, Roldan ERS, 2007. Testosterone and Male Fertility in Red Deer- A Reply. Science 316, 980-981. DOI 10.1126/science.316.5827.980c

Gomendio M, Malo AF, Soler AJ, Fernández-Santos MF, Esteso MC, García AJ, Roldan ERS, Garde J. 2006. Male fertility and sex ratio at birth in red deer. Science 314, 1445-1447. DOI 10.1126/science.1133064

Malo AF, Gomendio M, Garde JJ, Lang-Lenton B, Soler AJ & Roldan ERS. 2006 Sperm design and sperm function. Biology Letters 2, 246–249. DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0449

Malo AF, Garde JJ, Soler AJ, Garcia A, Gomendio M & Roldan ERS. 2005 Male fertility in natural populations of red deer is determined by sperm velocity and the proportion of normal spermatozoa. Biology of Reproduction 72, 822–829. DOI 10.1095/biolreprod.104.036368

Malo AF, Roldan ERS, Garde JJ, Soler AJ & Gomendio M. 2005 Antlers honestly advertise ejaculate competitiveness. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 272, 149–157. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2004.2933

Gomendio M, Malo AF, Garde J and Roldan ERS, 2007. Sperm traits and male fertility in natural populations. Reproduction 134, 1-12. DOI 10.1530/REP-07-0143

Ruiz MJ, Roldan ERS, Rey I, Malo AF, Gomendio M, 2007. Genetic variability influences physical condition in male Roe deer. Galemys 19, 159-168.

Quiroga O, Malo AF. 2006. Avifauna Composition in the Pantanal de Otuquis protected area (Santa Cruz, Bolivia). Revista Boliviana de Ecologia y Conservacion 19, 59-73.

Garde J.J., Martinez-Pastor F., Gomendio M, Malo AF, Soler AJ, Fernandez-Santos MR, Esteso MC, Garcia AJ, Anel F, Roldan ERS. 2006. The Application of Reproductive Technologies to Natural Populations of Red Deer. Reproduction Domestic Animals 41 (Suppl. 2), 93–102. DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2006.00773.x

Garde JJ, Soler AJ, Cassinello J, Crespo C, Malo AF, Espeso G, Gomendio M & Roldan ERS. 2003 Effect of Various Diluents on Sperm Cryopreservation in Three Species of Endangered Gazelles (Gazella cuvieri, G. dama mhorr and G. dorcas neglecta) Biology of Reproduction 69: 602-611. DOI 10.1095/biolreprod.102.012914

Malo AF*, Huertas DL, Virgós E & Lozano J. 2004 Is the Wildcat (Felis silvestris) a specialised predator? Diet shifts in presence of rabbit. Journal of Zoology 263(4): 401-407. DOI 10.1017/S0952836904005448

Gomendio M, Roldan E, Malo AF, Garcia AJ, Soler AJ, Garde J 2005. La cuerna refleja la fertilidad de los machos. Linde y Ribera. 27: 88-91.

Virgós E, Cabezas S, Malo AF, Lozano J & López-Huertas D. 2003 Microhabitat and macrohabitat effects on rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) abundance in fragmented and continuous populations in Central Spain. Acta Theriologica 48(1): 113-122. DOI 10.1007/BF03194271

Lozano J, Virgós E, Malo AF, Huertas DL & Casanovas JG. 2003 Importance of scrub–pastureland mosaics for wild-living cats occurrence in a Mediterranean area: implications for the conservation of the wildcat (Felis silvestris). Biodiversity and Conservation 12 (5): 921-935. DOI 10.1023/A:102282170

Malo, A. & M. Puerta. 2001. Oestradiol and progesterone change beta-3 adrenergic receptors affinity and density in brown adipocytes. European Journal of Endocrinology 145 (1): 87-91. DOI 10.1530/eje.0.1450087


Bremner-Harrison, Samantha, Nottingham-Trent University

Eduardo Roldan, Spanish Council of Scientific Research, Reproductive Ecology

Montserrat Gomendio, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Reproductive Ecology

Christos Papavassiliou, Imperial College, Radio frequency integrated circuit engineering

Athanassios Manikas, Imperial College, Communications and Array Processing

Marisa Puerta, Complutense University of Madrid, Animal Physiology

Jonathan D. Ballou, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Genetics

Felipe Martinez-Pastor, University of Leon, Reproductive Biology

Robert C. Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society, Conservation Genetics

Tim Coulson, Imperial College London, Population Biology

Eduardo Rial, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Structural Biology

Nadja Wielebnoski, Chicago Zoological Society, Behavioral Endocrinology

Neal S Young, NIH, National Institutes of Health, Hematology

Julian Garde, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Reproductive Biology

Jean Dubach, Loyola University Medical Center, Population Genetics

Research Staff


Research Student Supervision

Barker,R, MSc. The effects of interspecific competition on Apodemus sylvaticus

Brouard,M, MRes. Seed predation and dispersal behaviour in Apodemus sylvaticus

Dreben,S, MSc.(*Distinction) At what scale do microhabitat structures influence mouse space use behaviour?

Ginnaw,S, MSc. Habitat selection by the Slowworm (Anguis fragilis) on bradleaf woodlands

Godsall,B, MRes. (*Distinction) The influence of predation risk and food abundance on space use by Apodemus sylvaticus

Goh,M, MSc. Conservation Science. Developing an automated acoustic monitoring system to estimate abundance of Cory's Shearwaters in the Azores

Grange,Z, MSc. (*Distinction) Ecol.Evol.Cons. Determinants of parasite prevalence and intensity in Apodemus sylvaticus

Hicks,O, MRes. (*Distinction) Phenotypic, ecological and environmental determinants of social interactions and its effects on wood mice over-winter survival

Kingcome,G, MRes. Spatio-temporal seed crop variation effects on mouse space use and activity patterns

Knipe,K, MSc. Comparison of field methods for detecting hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus)

McCandless,S-J, MSc. Ecol.Evol.Cons. Determinants of female reproduction in the wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus

McLoughlin,S, MSc.(*Distinction) Personality trait effects on wood mice daily activity patterns

Moorehouse-Gann,RM, MSc. (*Distinction) Influence of invertebrate food resources in space use patterns and reproductive success: an experimental approach

Oxley,A, MSc. (*Distinction) Environmental Technology. Assesing the impact of forest edges and matrix types on the composition of small mammals in the Interior Atlantic Forest of Paraguay

Powell,T, MSc. Ecol.Evol.Cons. Spatial home-range determinants on a wood mouse population during winter

Prebble,C, MSc.Ecol.Evol.Cons. Behavioral responses of Apodemus sylvaticus to direct and indirect predator cues

Sandbach,L, MRes. Metabolic rate effects on rodent over-wintering survival

Taylor,A, MSc.Cons.Forest. The influence of invasive species upon natural communities

Wevill,C, MSc. Ecol.Evol.Cons. An integrated approach to identify individual determinants of animals space use