Publications

John Chau, Céline Born, Melodie McGeoch, Dana Bergstrom, Justine Shaw, Aleks Terauds, Mario Mairal, Johannes Le Roux, Bettine van Vuuren. The influence of landscape, climate, and history on spatial genetic patterns in keystone plants (Azorella) on sub-Antarctic islands”. In press in Molecular Ecology. Evolutionary Biology Q1 (6/49), IF=6.131.

  • Carlos García-Verdugo,  Juli Caujapé-Castells , Juan Carlos Illera, Mario Mairal, Jairo Patiño, Alfredo Reyes-Betancourt, Stephan Scholz. Pleistocene extinctions as drivers of biogeographical patterns on the easternmost Canary Islands. In press in Journal of Biogeography. Geography, physical Q1 (7/49), IF=4.15.

Carlos García-Verdugo, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Mario Mairal, Pedro Monroy. How repeatable is microevolution on islands? Patterns of dispersal and colonization-related plant traits in a phylogeographical context. Annals of Botany 123: 557-568. Plant Sciences Q1 (22/211), IF=4.04.  https://academic.oup.com/aob/article/123/3/557/5150094

*Mario Mairal, Mária Šurinová, Silvia Castro, Zuzana Münzbergová. 2018. Unmasking cryptic biodiversity in autopolyploids: origin and ongoing diversification of cytotypes in the Aster amellus aggregate. Annals of Botany 122:1047–1059. Plant Sciences Q1 (22/211), IF=4.04. https://academic.oup.com/aob/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aob/mcy149/5068832

*Mario Mairal, Juli Caujapé, Loïc Pellissier, Myriam Heuertz, Ruth Jaén Molina, Nadir Álvarez, Isabel Sanmartín. 2018. A tale of two forests: ongoing aridification drives population decline and genetic diversity loss at continental scale in Afro-Macaronesian evergreen-forest archipelago endemics. Annals of Botany 122: 1005–1017. Plant Sciences Q1 (22/211), IF=4.04. https://academic.oup.com/aob/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aob/mcy107/5037756

Carlos García-Verdugo, Mario Mairal, Pedro Monroy, Maurizio Sajeva, Juli Caujapé-Castells. The loss of dispersal on islands hypothesis revisited: Implementing phylogeography to investigate evolution of dispersal traits in Periploca (Apocynaceae). Journal of Biogeography 44: 2595–2606. Geography, physical Q1 (5/49), IF=3.997. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13050

*Mario Mairal, Isabel Sanmartín, Loïc Pellissier. 2017. Lineage‐specific climatic niche drives the tempo of vicariance in the Rand Flora. Journal of Biogeography 44: 911–923. Geography, physical Q1 (5/49), IF=3.997. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jbi.12930

*Mario Mairal, Juan José Aldasoro, Isabel Sanmartín, Pablo Vargas, Marisa Alarcón. 2017. Geographic barriers and Pleistocene climate change shaped patterns of genetic variation in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot. Scientific Reports, 7. Multidisciplinary Sciences, Q1 (7/61), IF=5.228. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45749

*Mario Mairal, Isabel Sanmartín, Juan José Aldasoro, Ioanna Manolopoulou, Victoria Culshaw, Marisa Alarcón. 2015. Palaeo‐islands as refugia and sources of genetic diversity within volcanic archipelagos: the case of the widespread endemic Canarina canariensis (Campanulaceae). Molecular Ecology 24: 3944–3963. Evolutionary Biology, Q1 (5/46), IF=6.494. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mec.13282

Lisa Pokorny, Ricarda Riina, Mario Mairal, Victoria Culshaw, Andrea Sánchez-Meseguer, Miguel Serrano, Rodrigo Carbajal, Santiago Ortiz, Myriam Heuertz, Isabel Sanmartín. 2015. Living on the edge: timing of Rand Flora pattern disjunctions compatible with ongoing aridification in Africa. Frontiers in Genetics 6: 1–15. Genetics, Q1, IF=4.08. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgene.2015.00154/full

*Mario Mairal, Lisa Pokorny, Juan José Aldasoro, Marisa Alarcón, Isabel Sanmartín. 2015. Ancient vicariance and climate-driven extinction explain continental-wide disjunctions in Africa: the case of the Rand Flora genus Canarina (Campanulaceae). Molecular Ecology 24: 1335–1354. Evolutionary Biology, Q1 (5/46), IF=6.494. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mec.13114

Mario Mairal. 2015. Macroevolution and Microevolution in island systems: the Rand Flora pattern in the genus Canarina. DOI: 13140/RG.2.2.30108.28806/1

Mario Mairal. 2017. Recovery plan report for the endangered species Isoplexis chalcantha and evaluation of the actions performed for Helianthemum inaguae y bystropogophyllum. Cabildo de Gran Canaria. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20299.18726; http://descargas.grancanaria.com/jardincanario/documentosweb/public%20de%20banco%20de%20datos/Informe_plan_de_recuperaci%f3n_de_la_cresta_de_gallo_de_Moya_y_evaluaci%f3n_de_las_acciones_realizadas_para_los_tumeros_de_Inagua.pd

Felipe Domínguez, Mario Mairal. 2009. ´Recovery Plan of Vella pseudocytisus Paui Gómez Campo. Report on the demographic monitoring and control, year 2009´. Ref. scientific and technical report, Aragón Governement.

Mario Mairal. 2019. Una historia de dos bosques: el ocaso de la vegetación subtropical Afro-Macaronésica. Conservacion Vegetal, 23. DOI: 10.15366/cv2019.23.004

Isabel Sanmartín, Lisa Pokorny & Mario Mairal. 2016. Origen evolutivo de una enigmática distribución geográfica: La “Rand Flora” Africana. Investigación y ciencia (Scientific American).

*Mario Mairal, Andrea Sánchez-Meseguer. 2012. Resolviendo una incógnita biogeográfica, el caso de la Rand Flora Afro-mediterránea. Chronica naturae 2: 53–63. http://www.hombreyterritorio.org/chronica_naturae/num2/archivos/chronicanaturae2_53_2012.pdf

Johannes J. Le Roux*, Susanna Clusella-Trullas, Sjirk Geerts, Mario Mairal, Thabiso Mokotjomela, David Richardson, Lisa Skein, John Wilson, Olaf Weyl. The role of biotic interactions during biological invasions: Insights from South Africa. Book chapter. Wiley ed. In press.

Lisa Pokorny, Ricarda Riina, Mario Mairal, et al. Living on the edge. Published in: Frontiers in Genetics. In: Origin of tropical diversity: from clades to communities (Ed: J.E. Richardson & T. Pennington), pp 197-211. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-050-3.