Lab III – LIII. 202
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 4594
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: daniel.fuentes at

Research lines

2002-2008 Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

2008-2009 MsC in Environmental Sciences and Technology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Short CV

My PhD thesis is related to the research project «Density-dependent effects in reproductive model and natal phylopatry of spotless starling: observational and experimental approaches» supervised by Vicente Polo.

Within this project I will study the effects of density on reproductive success, the potential differences among sexes in these effects, the consequences of density on movements of the reproductive individuals and the natal dispersion of fledlings. As an integrative objective, I aim to understand the adaptive consequences of density on the processes above.


Fuentes, D.; Rubalcaba, J. G.; Veiga, J. P.; Polo, V. (In press). Long-term fitness consequences of breeding density in starling colonies: an observational approach. Journal of Ornithology.

Rubalcaba, J. G.; Fuentes, D.; Veiga, J. P.; Polo, V. (2017). Nest decoration as social signals by males and females: greenery and feathers in starling colonies. Behavioral Ecology 28: 1369-1375.