Luisa Amo

Address and links
Departamental II – 242
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles

Phone: +34 91 488 7490
E-mail: luisa.amo at
Homepage at URJC
Scopus: 55921508400
ORCID: 0000-0003-4621-3493
ResearcherID: K-5960-2014
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Short CV
2014 – 2020 Researcher at Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC)
2009 – 2012 Researcher at Experimental Station of Arid Zones (EEZA-CSIC)
2008 – 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
2006 – 2008 Postdoctoral Researcher at Centre for Terrestrial Ecology (NIOO-KWAN), The Netherlands
2006 Postdoctoral Researcher at National Museum of Natural Sciences (MCNN-CSIC)
2005 PhD in Biology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2001 Master Thesis at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
1999 Degree in Biology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Research interests
My area of study is focused on Evolutionary Ecology and Behavioral Ecology.
I am interested in understanding the role of olfaction in avian life histories. I study how birds use olfaction for coping with selective pressures such as acquiring resources, avoiding predators and social pressures, including sexual selection, for maximizing their fitness. My main lines of research are: antipredatory behavior, foraging ecology, sexual selection, social selection, chemical ecology. Although my main study model is birds, I also work with other vertebrates such as lizards and small mammals.