David Giralt Jonama

Researcher  - Biologist

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My research focuses on the study of bird ecology, conservation and management in agro-forestry systems with a specific emphasis on farmland and steppe-land habitats. In this landscape context, modelled by human activity over many centuries, the final goal of my work is to generate and to provide knowledge to stakeholders on decision making for biodiversity conservation. I have mainly worked on avian response (currently also with insects) to some of the current major biodiversity drivers, such as agricultural intensification, through different type of approaches, ranging from habitat selection and breeding biology studies to population viability analysis of endangered and declining species. I’m especially interested on population dynamics and have recently started to work with capture-recapture data to improve our knowledge on survival and dispersal processes.

Publications

SCI Articles

  1. Cardador, L., de Cáceres, M., Bota, G., Giralt, D., Casas, F., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Cantero, C., Moncunill, J., Butler, S., Brotons, Ll. (2014) A resource-based modelling framework to assess habitat suitability for steppe birds in semiarid Mediterranean agricultural systems. PlosOne. 9(3): e92790
  2. Kvist, L., Giralt, D., Valera, F., Hoi, H., Kristin, A., Darchiashvili, G, Lovaszi, P., 2011. Population decline is accompained with loss of genetic diversity in the Lessser Grey Shrike Lanius minor. Ibis 153: 98-109.
  3. McMahon, B.J., Giralt, D., Raurell, M., Brotons, L. & Bota, G., 2010. Identifying set-asides features for bird conservation and management in north-eastern Iberian pseudo-steppes. Bird Study, 57 (3): 289-300.
  4. Giralt, D., Brotons, Ll, Valera, F., Kristin, A. 2008. The role of natural habitats in agricultural systems for bird conservation: the case of the threatened Lesser Grey Shrike. Biodiversity and Conservation v.17, nº8:1997-2012.
  5. Giralt, D. & Valera, F., 2007. Population trends and spatial synchrony in peripheral populations of the endangered Lesser grey shrike in response to environmental change. Biodiversity and Conservation, 16: 841-856.

Books

  1. Giralt, D., Rivas, J.L I Albero, J.C., (Eds.) 2010. El Alcaudón chico en España. Población reproductora en 2010 y método de censo . SEO-Birdlife. Madrid.

Books chapters

  1. Giralt, D., Vilagran, J. i Puig, J., 2011. Botxí meridional (Lanius meridionalis). In Herrando, S., Brotons, L., Estrada, J., Guallar, S. i Anton, M. (Eds.). Atles dels ocells de Catalunya a l’hivern 2006-2009. Institut Català d’Ornitologia. Lynx editions. Barcelona.
  2. Giralt, D. 2008. Somalian Shrike (Lanius somalicus). In: Del Hoyo, J. & Sargatal, J. (eds). Handbook of the Birds of the World, v.13. Barcelona. Lynx Edicions.
  3. Giralt, D.; 2004. Trenca (Lanius minor). In Estrada, J., Pedrocchi, V., Brotons, L. & Herrando, S. (Eds.). Atles dels ocells nidificants de Catalunya 1999-2002. Institut Català d’Ornitologia. Lynx editions. Barcelona. Pp 478-479.
  4. Giralt, D., Trabalón, F.; 2004. Escorxador (Lanius collurio). In Estrada, J., Pedrocchi, V., Brotons, L. & Herrando, S. (Eds.). Atles dels ocells nidificants de Catalunya 1999-2002. Institut Català d’Ornitologia. Lynx editions. Barcelona. Pp 476-477.
  5. Giralt, D., Castelló, J.; 2004. Botxí (Lanius meridionalis). In Estrada, J., Pedrocchi, V., Brotons, L. & Herrando, S. (Eds.). Atles dels ocells nidificants de Catalunya 1999-2002. Institut Català d’Ornitologia. Lynx editions. Barcelona. Pp 480-481.
  6. Giralt, D. & Bota, G. 2004. Alcaudón chico (Lanius minor). In: Madroño, A.; González, C. & Atienza, J. C. (eds.). Libro Rojo de las Aves de España, Dirección General para la Biodiversidad-SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.
  7. Bota, G., Giralt, D. 2004 Trenca (Lanius minor). In Calvet, J., Estrada J., Mañosa, S., Moncasí, F., &  Solans, J. (eds.) Els ocells de la Plana de Lleida. Pagès editors. Lleida. Pp 362-364
  8. Giralt, D. y Bota., G., 2003. Alcaudón chico (Lanius minor). A R.Martí y J.C. del Moral (Eds.). Atlas de las Aves Reproductoras de Espanya pp: 532-533. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza- Sociedad Espanyola de Ornitología. Madrid.
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