Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spanish Research Council, Spain

  • 2008 – 2010
    Vigo University, Spain (postdoctoral fellow in Alberto Velando's lab)

  • 2007 – 2008
    National Autonomous University of México, México (postdoctoral fellow in Roxana Torres' lab)

  • 2006
    Ph. D. in Biological Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Advisor: Juan Moreno (National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spanish Research Council)

  • 2003
    University of Jyväskyla, Finland (Marie Curie Training Sites fellowship in Rauno Alatalo's lab)

  • 2001
    Basel University and Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland (short stay in Luc Schifferli's lab)

  • 2001
    B. Sc. in Biology from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Selected publications

  • Morales (2000) Eggshell biliverdin as an antioxidant maternal effect. BioEssays

  • Morales et al. (2018) Maternal programming of offspring antipredator behavior in a seabird. Behav Ecol 29: 479-485.

  • Morales & Velando (2013) Signals in family conflicts: a review. Anim Behav 86: 11-16.

  • Morales et al. (2009) Families on the spot: sexual signals influence parent-offspring interactions. Proc R Soc Lond B 276: 2477-2483.

  • Morales et al. (2009) Fecundity compromises attractiveness when pigments are scarce. Behav Ecol 20:117-123.

  • Morales et al. (2006) Egg colour reflects the amount of yolk maternal antibodies and fledging success in a songbird. Biol Lett 2: 334-336.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • CrowdedNest. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (PI: Judith Morales), 2020 – 2023

  • Signals in social conflict: Plasticity and negotiation of behavioural response rules. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (PI: Judith Morales), 2016 – 2020


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