Publications and talks

Print Publications:

Q & A – How far can a marine iguana swim?  BBC Wildlife Magazine April 2017

Expert Briefing – Conservation Insights: Marine Iguanas.  BBC Wildlife Magazine March 2017, 56-57.

Online publications:

Blog post for the Oxford University Press blog on our newly published marine iguana taxonomy and other speciation events on the Galapagos.

Non-technical summary of our 2015 paper on the evolution of marine iguanas at the Atlas of Science

Guest blog for Arkive, about my fieldwork in 2013.

A brief report co-written with the Galapagos Conservation Trust, who gave us grants during my PhD work

Peer reviewed articles:

Miralles A., Macleod A., Rodríguez A., Ibáñez, A., Jiménez-Uzcategui, G., Quezada, G., Vences, M., & Steinfartz, S. Shedding Light on the Imps of Darkness: An Integrative Taxonomic Revision of the Galápagos Marine Iguanas (Genus Amblyrhynchus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 1–33. zlx007 (2017). doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx007

MacLeod A,  Unsworth, L. , Trillmich, F  & Steinfartz, S. Mark-resight estimates confirm a critically small population size in threatened marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
on San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos. Salamandra.  52: 58-62. (2016). 

MacLeod A, Steinfartz, S. The Conservation status of the Galapagos marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus: a molecular perspective. Amphibia-Reptilia. 37: 91-109. (2016).

MacLeod A., Rodríguez, A., Vences, M., Orozco-terWengel, P., García, C., Trillmich, F., Gentile, G., Caccone, A., Quezada, G. & Steinfartz, S. Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 20150425 (2015)

MacLeod A., Irisarri, I., Vences, M., Steinfartz, S. The complete Mitochondrial Genomes of the Galápagos Iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus and Conolophus subcristatus. Mitochondrial DNA. (2015)

MacLeod A., Koch V., Garcia-Parra C., Trillmich F. & Steinfartz S. New highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Galápagos marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus. Amphibia Reptilila. 33: 533-536. (2012).

Conference presentations and public events

Invited speaker at Galapagos Day, for the Galapagos Conservation Trust at Regents University, London, September 2016.

MacLeod, A., Steinfartz, S., Vences, M. & Rodriguez, R: New Molecular Insights into the Evolutionary History and Conservation Status of the Galapagos Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus Cristatus. The AAAS Pacific Division meeting, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA. (2015)

MacLeod A., Koch, V., Garcia-Parra C., Trillmich, F. & Steinfartz, S.: A putative cryptic species of Galapagos marine iguana on the brink of extinction?  The 17th European Congress of Herpetology in Veszprém, Hungary. (2013)

MacLeod, A.: The plight of the Punta Pitt marine iguana: a cryptic near-extinction in the Galápagos? The Student Conference on Conservation Science 2013, University of Cambridge, UK. (2013)



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