The articles listed below are available in PDF at this page, protected by a password which can be provided privately by the author upon request. You can also see a list of my conference communications here.


Gallardo B., Bacher S., Barbosa A.M., Gallien L., González-Moreno P., Martínez-Bolea V., Sorte C., Vimercati G. & Vilà M. Threats of invasive alien species to Nature’s Contribution to People. Under review; preprint available on Research Square


81. Lara Galván L., Montesino San Martín M., Martínez Montoya J.F., Sigala Rodríguez J.J., Bañuelos Alamillo J.A. & Barbosa A.M. (accepted) West Mexican coral snake (Micrurus distans Kennicott, 1860) in Zacatecas, Mexico. Herpetology Notes

80. Rocchini D., Tordoni E., Marchetto E., Marcantonio M., Barbosa A.M., Bazzichetto M., Beierkuhnlein C., Castelnuovo E., Cazzolla Gatti R., Chiarucci A., Chieffallo L., Da Re D., Di Musciano M., Foody G.M., Gabor L., Garzon-Lopez C.X., Guisan A., Hattab T., Hortal J., Kunin W.E., Jordán F., Lenoir J., Mirri S., Moudrý V., Naimi B., Nowosad J., Sabatini F.M., Schweiger A.H., Šímová P., Tessarolo G., Zannini P. & Malavasi M. (2023) A quixotic view of spatial bias in modelling the distribution of species and their diversity. npj Biodiversity

79. Strubbe D., Jiménez L., Barbosa A.M., Davis A.J.S., Lens L. & Rahbek C. (2023) Mechanistic models project bird invasions with accuracy. Nature Communications, 14: Article number 2520

78. Hedrick B.P., Estrada A., Sutherland C. & Barbosa A.M. (2023) Projected Northward Shifts in Dispersal Limited Eastern Red-backed Salamanders due to Changing Climate. Ecology and Evolution, 13(4): e9999

77. Sillero N., Campos J. C., Arenas-Castro S. & Barbosa A.M. (2023) A curated list of R packages for ecological niche modelling. Ecological Modelling, 476: 110242

76. Grilo C., […] Barbosa A.M., […] & Mathias M.L. [217 total authors] (2022) MAMMALS IN PORTUGAL: a data set of terrestrial, volant and marine mammal occurrences in Portugal. Ecology, 103(6): e3654

75. Baquero R.A.*, Barbosa A.M.*, Ayllón D., Guerra C., Sánchez E., Araújo M.B. & Nicola G.G. (2021) Potential distributions of invasive vertebrates in the Iberian Peninsula under projected changes in climate extreme events. Diversity and Distributions, 27(11): 2262-2276 * These authors contributed equally to this work

74. Baquero R.A., Barbosa A.M., Ayllón D., Guerra C., Sánchez E., Araújo M.B. & Nicola G.G. (2021) Environmental data from: Potential distributions of invasive vertebrates in the Iberian Peninsula under projected changes in climate extreme events. Dryad, DOI

73. Sillero N., Arenas-Castro S., Enriquez‐Urzelai U., Gomes Vale C., Sousa-Guedes D., Martínez-Freiría F., Real R. & Barbosa A.M. (2021) Want to model a species niche? A step-by-step guideline on correlative ecological niche modelling. Ecological Modelling, 456: 109671

72. Llorente-Culebras S., Molina-Venegas R., Barbosa A.M., Carvalho S.B.,
Rodríguez M.A. & Santos A.M.C. (2021) Iberian protected areas capture regional functional, phylogenetic and taxonomic diversity of most tetrapod groups. Frontiers in Ecology And Evolution, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.634653

71. Ascensão F., D’Amico M., Martins R.C., Rebelo R., Barbosa A.M., Bencatel J., Barrientos R., Abellán P., Tella J.L., Cardador L., Anadón J.D., Carrete M., Murgui E., Fernandes P., Santos S.M., Mira A., Mathias M.L., Tiago P., Casabella E., Reino L., Paulo O.S., Pereira H.M. & Capinha C. (2021) Distribution of alien tetrapods in the Iberian Peninsula. NeoBiota, 64: 1-21

70. Medinas D., Marques J.T., Costa P., Santos S.M., Barbosa A.M., Rebelo H. & Mira A. (2021) Spatiotemporal persistence of bat roadkill hotspots in response to dynamics of habitat suitability and activity patterns. Journal of Environmental Management, 277: 111412

69. Sillero N. & Barbosa A.M. (2021) Common mistakes in ecological niche models. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 35(2): 213-226

68. Lara-Galván J.L., Martínez-Montoya J.F., Sigala-Rodríguez J.J., Esparza-Estrada C.E., Rosas-Rosas O.C., Ávila-Herrera L. & Barbosa A.M. (2020) Rattlesnake (Crotalus spp.) distribution and diversity in Zacatecas, Mexico. ZooKeys, 1005: 103-132

67. Pisco Costa R., Sales Oliveira C. & Barbosa A.M. (2020) Desenhando a mobilidade. A potencialidade do sketching nos estudos de mobilidade [Drawing mobility. The potential of sketching for mobility studies]. Forum Sociológico, 36: 67-76

66. Santos A.M.C., Cianciaruso M.V., Barbosa A.M., Bini L.M., Diniz-Filho J.A.F, Faleiro F.V., Gouveia S.F., Loyola R., Medina N.G., Rangel T.F., Tessarolo G. & Hortal J. (2020) Current climate, but also long-term climate changes and human impacts, determine the geographic distribution of European mammal diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29(10):1758-1769

65. Barbosa A.M. & Perry P. (2020) First record of a melanistic Common Genet in southern Portugal extends the geographic range of this variant in Europe. Small Carnivore Conservation, 58: e58005

64. Gouveia S.F., Rubalcababa J.G., Soukhovolsky V., Tarasova O., Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2020) Ecophysics reload – exploring applications of theoretical physics in macroecology. Ecological Modelling, 424: 109032

63. Pereira P.F., Barbosa A.M., Godinho C., Salgueiro P.A., Silva R. & Lourenço R. (2020) The spread of the red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) in Europe: the conquest by an overlooked invader? Biological Invasions, 22: 709-722

62. Báez J.C., Barbosa A.M., Pascual P., Ramos M.L. & Abascal F. (2020) Ensemble modelling of the potential distribution of the whale shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Ecology and Evolution, 10: 175-184

61. Báez J.C., Barbosa A.M., Pascual P., Ramos M.L. & Abascal F. (2019) Data from: Ensemble modelling of the potential distribution of the whale shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Dryad, DOI 10.5061/dryad.rfj6q576m

60. Real R., Barbosa A.M., Muñoz A.R., Palomo L.J., Vargas J.M. & Estrada A. (2019) Capacidad de la red de parques nacionales para acoger la biodiversidad oscura de mamíferos de la Península Ibérica. In: Amengual P. (Ed.), Proyectos de investigación en parques nacionales: 2013-2017. Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales, Madrid: pp. 391-404

59. Ascensão F., Mestre F. & Barbosa A.M. (2019) Prioritizing road defragmentation using graph-based tools. Landscape and Urban Planning, 192, 103653 (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103653)

58. Valerio F., Carvalho F., Barbosa A.M., Mira A. & Santos S.M. (2019) Accounting for connectivity uncertainties in predicting roadkills: a comparative approach between path selection functions and habitat suitability models. Environmental Management, 64(3): 329-343

57. Bouchet P.J., Peterson A.T., Zurell D., Dormann C.F., Schoeman D., Ross R.E., Snelgrove P., Sequeira A.M.M., Whittingham M.J., Wang L., Rapacciuolo G., Oppel S., Mellin C., Lauria V., Krishnakumar P.K., Jones A.R., Heinänen S., Heikkinen R.K., Gregr E.J., Fielding A.H., Caley M.J., Barbosa A.M., Bamford A.J., Parnell S., Wenger S. & Yates K.L. (2019) Better model transfers require knowledge of mechanisms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 34(6): 489-490

56. Sánchez-Montes G., Recuero E., Barbosa A.M. & Martínez-Solano I. (2019) Complementing the Pleistocene biogeography of European amphibians: testimony from a southern Atlantic species. Journal of Biogeography, 46(3): 568-583

55. Medinas D., Ribeiro V., Marques J.T., Silva B., Barbosa A.M., Rebelo H. & Mira A. (2019) Road effects on bat activity depend on surrounding habitat type. Science of the Total Environment, 660: 340-347

54. Araújo M.B., Anderson R.P., Barbosa A.M., Beale C.M., Dormann C.F., Early R., Garcia R.A., Guisan A., Maiorano L., Naimi B., O’Hara R.B., Zimmermann N.E. & Rahbek C. (2019) Standards for distribution models in biodiversity assessments. Science Advances, 5(1): eaat4858

53. Mestre F., Ascensão F. & Barbosa A.M. (2019) gDefrag: A graph-based tool to help defragmenting landscapes divided by linear infrastructures. Ecological Modelling, 392: 1-5

52. Delibes-Mateos M., Barrio I.C., Barbosa A.M., Martínez-Solano I., Fa J.E. & Ferreira C.C. (2019) Rewilding and the risk of getting new, unwanted ecological interactions. Chapter 17 in: Pettorelli, N., Durant, S. & du Toit, J.T. (eds.) Rewilding. Ecological Reviews series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: pp. 355-374

51. Varela S., Barbosa A.M., Durán J., Martínez-Freiría F., González J., Rodríguez A., Tarroso P. & Velo-Antón G. (2018) BioExtreme workshop, O Rosal (Galicia, España), verano 2018. Ecosistemas, 27(3): 144

50. Bencatel J., Ferreira C.C, Barbosa A.M., Rosalino L.M. & Álvares F. (2018) Research trends and geographical distribution of mammalian carnivores in Portugal (SW Europe). PLoS ONE, 13 (11): e0207866. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207866

49. Ferreira C.C., Sabino-Marques H., Bencatel J., Álvares F., Moura A.E. & Barbosa A.M. (2018) Conhecer melhor a nossa biodiversidade: o Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal. Lucanus, 2: 136-151

48. Yates K.L., Bouchet P.J., Caley M.J., Mengersen K., Randin C.F., Parnell S., Fielding A.H., Bamford A.J., Ban S., Barbosa A.M., Dormann C.F., Elith J., Embling C.B., Ervin G.N., Fisher R., Gould S., Graf R.F., Gregr E.J., Halpin P., Heikkinen R.K., Heinänen S., Jones A.R., Krishnakumar P.K., Lauria V., Lozano-Montes H., Mannocci L., Mellin C., Mesgaran M.B., Moreno-Amat E., Mormede S., Novaczek E., Oppel S., Ortuño Crespo G., Peterson A.T., Rapacciuolo G., Roberts J.J, Ross R.E., Scales K.L., Schoeman D., Snelgrove P., Sundblad G., Thuiller W., Torres L.G., Verbruggen H., Wang L., Wenger S., Whittingham M.J., Zharikov Y., Zurell D., Sequeira A.M.M. (2018) Outstanding challenges in the transferability of ecological models. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(10): 790-802

47. Pearse, W.D., Barbosa, A.M., Fritz, S.A., Keith, S.A., Harmon, L.J., Harte, J., Silvestro, D., Xiao, X. & Davies, T.J. (2018) Building up biogeography: pattern to process. Journal of Biogeography, 45(6): 1223-1230

46. Estrada A., Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2018) Changes in potential mammal diversity in National Parks and their implications for conservation. Current Zoology, 64 (6): 671-679

45. Zanolla, M., Altamirano, M., Carmona, R., De La Rosa, J., Souza-​Egipsy, V., Sherwood, A., Tsiamis, K., Barbosa, A.M., Muñoz, A.R. & Andreakis, N. (2018) Assessing global range expansion in a cryptic species complex: insights from the red seaweed genus Asparagopsis (Florideophyceae). Journal of Phycology, 54: 12-24

44. Rocchini D., Garzón-López C.X., Barbosa A.M., Delucchi L., Olandi J.E., Marcantonio M., Bastin L. & Wegmann M. (2018) GIS-based Data Synthesis and Visualization. In: Recknagel F. & Michener W. (eds.), Ecological Informatics: Data Management and Knowledge Discovery, 3rd Edition, pp. 273-286. Springer Verlag

43. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J., Barbosa A.M. & Martínez-Solano I. (2017) Integrative inference of population history in the Ibero-Maghrebian endemic Pleurodeles waltl (Salamandridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 112: 122-137

42. Real R.*, Barbosa A.M.* & Bull J.W.* (2017) Species distributions, quantum theory, and the enhancement of biodiversity measures. Systematic Biology, 66(3): 453-462. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syw072* These authors contributed equally to this work

41. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez J., Barbosa A.M. & Martínez-Solano I. (2017) Present and past climatic effects on the current distribution and genetic diversity of the Iberian spadefoot toad (Pelobates cultripes): an integrative approach. Journal of Biogeography, 44(2): 245-258

40. Reino L., Ferreira M., Martínez-Solano I., Segurado P., Xu C. & Barbosa A.M. (2017) Favourable areas for co-occurrence of parapatric species: niche conservatism and niche divergence in Iberian tree frogs and midwife toads. Journal of Biogeography, 44(1): 88-98

39. Areias-Guerreiro J., Mira A. & Barbosa A.M. (2016) How well can models predict changes in species distributions? A 13-year-old otter model revisited. Hystrix – Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 27(1), DOI: 10.4404/hystrix-27.1-11867

38. Barbosa A.M. & Estrada A. (2016) Calcular corotipos sin dividir el territorio en OGUs: una adaptación de los índices de similitud para su utilización directa sobre áreas de distribución. In: Gómez Zotano J., Arias García J., Olmedo Cobo J.A. & Serrano Montes J.L. (eds.), Avances en Biogeografía. Áreas de Distribución: Entre Puentes y Barreras, pp. 157-163. Editorial Universidad de Granada & Tundra Ediciones, Granada (Spain)

37. Pautasso M., Vieweger A. & Barbosa A.M. (2016) Can the adoption of organic farming be predicted by biogeographic factors? A French case study. Organic Farming, 2: 23-27

36. Santos S.M., Marques J.T. , Lourenço A., Medinas D., Barbosa A.M., Beja P., Mira A. (2015) Sampling effects on the identification of roadkill hotspots: implications for survey design. Journal of Environmental Management, 162: 87-95

35. Barbosa A.M. (2015) fuzzySim: applying fuzzy logic to binary similarity indices in ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 853-858

34. Barbosa A.M., Real R., Muñoz A.R. & Brown J.A. (2013) New measures for assessing model equilibrium and prediction mismatch in species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions, 19: 1333-1338

33. Barbosa A.M., Pautasso M. & Figueiredo D. (2013) Species-people correlations and the need to account for survey effort in biodiversity analysesDiversity and Distributions, 19: 1188-1197

32. Jiménez-Valverde A., Acevedo P., Barbosa A.M., Lobo J.M. & Real R. (2013) Discrimination capacity in species distribution models depends on the representativeness of the environmental domain. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22 (4): 508–516 (doi: 10.1111/geb.12007)

31. Barbosa A.M., Thode G., Real R., Feliu C. & Vargas J.M. (2012) Phylogeographic triangulation: using predator-prey-parasite interactions to infer population history from partial genetic information. PLoS One, 7 (11): e50877 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050877)

30. Márquez A.L, Real R., Kin M.S., Guerrero J.C., Galván B., Barbosa A.M., Olivero J., Vargas J.M., Justo E. (2012) Geographical gradients in Argentinean terrestrial mammal species richness and their environmental correlates. TheScientificWorldJournal, Article ID 819328, 13 pages (doi:10.1100/2012/819328)

29. Barbosa A.M., Estrada A., Márquez A.L., Purvis A. & Orme C.D.L. (2012) Atlas versus range maps: robustness of chorological relationships to distribution data types in European mammals. Journal of Biogeography 39: 1391-1400

28. Guarino E.S.G, Barbosa A.M. & Waechter J.L. (2012) Occurrence and abundance models of threatened plant species: applications to mitigate the impact of hydroelectric power dams. Ecological Modelling 230: 22-33

27. Fontaneto D., Barbosa A.M., Pautasso M. & Segers H. (2012) The ‘rotiferologist’ effect and other global correlates of species richness in monogonont rotifers. Ecography 35: 174-182

26. Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2012) Applying fuzzy logic to comparative distribution modelling: a case study with two sympatric amphibians. TheScientificWorldJournal, Article ID 428206: 10 pp. (doi:10.1100/2012/428206)

25. Pinto-Cruz C., Barbosa A.M., Molina J.A. & Espírito-Santo M.D. (2011) Biotic and abiotic parameters that distinguish types of temporary ponds in a Portuguese Mediterranean ecosystem. Ecological Indicators 11: 1658-1663

24. Sillero N., Barbosa A.M., Martínez-Freiría F., & Real R. (2010). Los modelos de nicho ecológico en la herpetología ibérica: pasado, presente y futuro [invited paper] Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 21: 2–24.

23. Barbosa A.M., Real R. & Vargas J.M. (2010) Use of coarse-resolution models of species’ distributions to guide local conservation inferences. Conservation Biology 24: 1378-1387

22. Barbosa A.M., Fontaneto D., Marini L. & Pautasso M. (2010) Is the human population a large-scale indicator of the species richness of ground beetles? [featured paper] Animal Conservation 13: 432-441

21. Barbosa A.M., Fontaneto D., Marini L. & Pautasso M. (2010) Positive regional species-people correlations: a sampling artefact or a key issue for sustainable development? [invited commentary response] Animal Conservation 13: 446-447

20. Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2010) Favourable areas for expansion and reintroduction of Iberian lynx accounting for distribution trends and genetic diversity of the European rabbit. Wildlife Biology in Practice 6: 34-47

19. Pérez-González J., Barbosa A.M., Carranza J. & Torres-Porras J. (2010) Relative effect of food supplementation and natural resources on female red deer distribution in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1701-1708

18. Barbosa A.M. & Carranza J. (2010) Lack of geographic variation in Y-chromosomal introns of red deer (Cervus elaphus). Journal of Negative Results – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 7: 1-4

17. Barbosa A.M.,  Fernández-García J.L. & Carranza J. (2009) A new marker for rapid sex identification of red deer (Cervus elaphus). Hystrix – Italian Journal of Mammalogy 20: 169-172

16. Barbosa A.M., Real R. & Vargas J.M. (2009) Transferability of environmental favourability models in geographic space: the case of the Iberian desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) in Portugal and Spain. Ecological Modelling 220: 747-754

15. Real R., Barbosa A.M., Rodríguez A., García F.J., Vargas J.M., Palomo L.J. & Delibes M. (2009) Conservation biogeography of ecologically-interacting species: the case of the Iberian lynx and the European rabbit. Diversity and Distributions 15: 390-400

14. Farfán M.A., Vargas J.M., Guerrero J.C., Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2008) Distribution modeling of wild rabbit hunting yields in its original area (S Iberian Peninsula). Italian Journal of Zoology 75: 161-172

13. Vargas J.M., Farfán M.A., Guerrero J.C., Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2007) Geographical and environmental correlates of big and small game in Andalusia (southern Spain). Wildlife Research 34: 498-506

12. Ribas A., Barbosa A.M., Casanova J.C., Real R., Feliu C. & Vargas J.M. (2006) Geographical patterns of the species richness of helminth parasites of moles (Talpa spp.) in Spain: separating the effect of sampling effort from those of other conditioning factorsVie et Milieu 56: 1-8

11. Real R., Barbosa A.M. & Vargas J.M. (2006) Obtaining environmental favourability functions from logistic regression. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 13: 237-245

10. Real R., Estrada A., Barbosa A.M. & Vargas J.M. (2006) Aplicación de la lógica difusa al concepto de rareza para su uso en gap analysis: el caso de los mamíferos terrestres en Andalucía. Serie Geográfica 13: 99-116

9. Vargas J.M., Guerrero J.C., Farfán M.A., Barbosa A.M. & Real R. (2006) Land use and environmental factors affecting red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) hunting yields in southern Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research 52: 188-195

8. Muñoz A.R., Real R., Barbosa A.M. & Vargas J.M. (2005) Modelling the distribution of Bonelli’s Eagle in Spain: Implications for conservation planning. Diversity and Distributions 11: 477-486

7. Barbosa A.M., Segovia J.M., Vargas J.M., Torres J., Real R. & Miquel J. (2005) Predictors of red fox (Vulpes vulpes) helminth parasite diversity in the provinces of Spain. Wildlife Biology in Practice 1: 3-14

6. Real R., Barbosa A.M., Martínez-Solano I. & García-París M. (2005) Distinguishing the distributions of two cryptic frogs (Anura: Discoglossidae) using molecular data and environmental modeling. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 536-545

5. Flores T., Puerto M.A., Barbosa A.M., Real R. & Gosálvez R.U. (2004) Agrupación en corotipos de los anfibios de la provincia de Ciudad Real (España). Revista Española de Herpetología 18: 41-53

4. Farfán M.A., Guerrero J.C., Real R., Barbosa A.M. & Vargas J.M. (2004) Caracterización del aprovechamiento cinegético de los mamíferos en Andalucía. Galemys 16: 41-59

3. Barbosa A.M., Real R., Olivero J. & Vargas J.M. (2003) Otter (Lutra lutra) distribution modeling at two resolution scales suited to conservation planning in the Iberian Peninsula. Biological Conservation 114: 377-387

2. Real R., Barbosa A.M., Porras D., Kin M.S., Márquez A.L., Guerrero J.C., Palomo L.J., Justo E.R. & Vargas J.M. (2003) Relative importance of environment, human activity and spatial situation in determining the distribution of terrestrial mammal diversity in Argentina. Journal of Biogeography 30: 939-947

1. Barbosa A.M., Real R., Márquez A.L. & Rendón M.A. (2001) Spatial, environmental and human influences on the distribution of otter (Lutra lutra) in the Spanish provinces. Diversity and Distributions 7: 137-144