Dr. Aimara Planillo


Department of Ecological Dynamics

Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 722
E-Mail: planillo@izw-berlin.de

Short curriculum vitae

  • 04/2018: PostDoc Leibniz-IZW
  • 01/2016-01/2018: External collaborator, Dep. Zoology & Dep. Ecology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • 10/2010-12/2015: PhD candidate, Dep. Ecology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • 04/2009-12/2009: Research assistant, Dep. Ecology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2008-2010: M.Sc. Ecology, Autonomous and Complutense Universities of Madrid, Spain
  • 02/2008-05/2008: Research assistant, Archaeological project Arlanpe, Basque Country, Spain
  • 04/2007-09/2007: Lab-technician, Martin Ryan Marine Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • 07/2007-09/2007: Apprenticeship: Environmental technician, Environment Assessment and consultancy agency IKT, Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain
  • 10/2003-02/2004: Undergraduate research assistant, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Basque Country, Spain
  • 2001-2006: BSC Biology, University of Basque Country, Spain
Research interests
  • Vertebrate ecology
  • Conservation
  • Species distributions
  • Interspecies interactions
  • Disturbance effects on mammals and birds
  • Carnivores
Selected publications

Planillo A, Kramer-Schadt S, Buchholz S, Gras P, von der Lippe M, Radchuk V (2020): Arthropod abundance modulates bird community responses to urbanization. DIVERS DISTRIB 27, 34–49. doi:10.1111/ddi.13169

Hernández MC, Navarro-Castilla A, Planillo A, Sánchez-González B, Barja I (2018): The landscape of fear: Why some free-ranging rodents choose repeated live-trapping over predation risk and how it is associated with the physiological stress response. BEHAV PROCESS 157, 125-132. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2018.09.007

Iglesias-Merchan C, et al. (2018): A new large-scale index (AcED) for assessing traffic noise disturbance on wildlife: stress response in a roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) population. ENVIRON MONIT ASSESS 190(4), 185. doi:10.1007/s10661-018-6573-y

Sánchez-González B, et al. (2018): The concentration of fear: mice’s behavioural and physiological stress responses to different degrees of predation risk. The Science of Nature 105(1-2), 16. doi:10.1007/s00114-018-1540-6

Planillo A, Malo JE (2018): Infrastructure features outperform environmental variables explaining rabbit abundance around motorways. ECOL EVOL 8(2), 942-952. doi:10.1002/ece3.3709

Planillo Aet al. (2018). Carnivore abundance near motorways related to prey and roadkills. J WILDL MANAGE 82(2), 319-327. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21384

Planillo A, Kramer-Schadt S, Malo JE (2015): Transport infrastructure shapes foraging habitat in a raptor community. PLOS ONE 10, e0118604. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118604

Ruiz-Aizpurua L, et al. (2013): The use of faecal markers for the delimitation of the European rabbit’s social territories (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.). ACTA ETHOL 16(3), 157-162. doi:10.1007/s10211-013-0146-4

Planillo A, Malo, JE (2013): Motorway verges: paradise for prey species? A case study with the European rabbit. MAMM BIOL 78(3), 187-192. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2012.11.001