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Reche I, Perfectti F. 2020.
Promoting individual and collective creativity in science students
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35: 745-748

Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Armas C, Narbona E, González-Megías A, Navarro L, DeSoto L, Torices R. 2020.
Within-individual phenotypic plasticity in flowers fosters pollination niche shift.
Nature Communications 11: 4019

Züst T, Strickler SR, Powell AF, Mabry ME, An H, Mirzaei M, York T, Holland CK, Kumar P, Erb M, Petschenka G, Goméz JM, Perfectti F, Müller C, Pires JC, Mueller LA, Jander G. 2020.
Independent evolution of ancestral and novel defenses in a genus of toxic plants (Erysimum, Brassicaceae)
eLife 9:e51712

Kuppler J, Albert C, Ames G, Armbruster S, Bönisch G, Boucher F, Campbell D, Carneiro L, Chacón-Madrigal E, Enquist B, Fonseca C, Gómez JM, Guisan A, Higuchi P, Karger D, Kattge J, Kleyer M, Kraft N, Larue-Kontić AA, Lázaro A, Lechleitner M, Loughnan D, Minden V, Niinemets Ü, Overbeck G, Parachnowitsch A, Perfectti F, Schellenberger Costa D, Sletvold N, Stang M, Alves dos Santos I, Streit H, Wright J, Zych M, Junker R. 2020.
Global gradients in intraspecific variation in vegetative and floral traits are partially associated with climate and species richness
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 29: 992–1007


Züst T, Strickler SR, Powell AF, Mabry ME, An H, Mirzaei M, York T, Holland CK, Kumar P, Erb M, Petschenka G, Goméz JM, Perfectti F, Müller C, Pires JC, Mueller LA, Jander G. 2019.
Rapid and independent evolution of ancestral and novel defenses in a genus of toxic plants (Erysimum, Brassicaceae)
bioRxiv 761569

Valverde J, Perfectti F, Gómez JM. 2019.
Pollination effectiveness in a generalist plant: adding the genetic component.
New Phytologist 223: 354–365 

Matías L, Abdelaziz M, Godoy O, Gómez‐Aparicio L. 2018
Disentangling the climatic and biotic factors driving changes in the dynamics of Quercus suber populations across the species‘ latitudinal range.
Diversity and Distributions 25: 524-535.

Abdelaziz M, Bakkali M, Gómez JM, Olivieri E, Perfectti F (2019).
Anther rubbing, a new mechanism that actively promotes selfing in plants.
The American Naturalist 193: 140 – 147

Gómez JM, Schupp EW, Jordano P. 2018.
Synzoochory: the ecological and evolutionary relevance of a dual interaction.
Biological Review 94: 874-902.


Osuna-Mascaró C, Rubio de Casas R, Perfectti F. 2018.
Comparative assessment shows the reliability of chloroplast genome assembly using RNA-seq.
Scientific Reports 8: 17404

Cuenot Y, Gómez JM, González-Megias A, Pannell JR, Torices R. 2018.
Characterization of microsatellite markers for Moricandia moricandioides (Brassicaceae) and related species.
Applications in Plant Sciences 6:e01172

Simón-Porcar VI, Abdelaziz A, Arroyo J. 2018.
El papel de los polinizadores en la evolución floral: una perspectiva mediterránea.
Ecosistemas 27: 70-80

Lanzas P, Perfectti F, Garrido-Ramos MA, Ruíz-Rejón C, González-Sánchez M, Puertas MJ, Camacho, JPM. 2018.
Long-term monitoring of B-chromosome invasion and neutralization in a population of Prospero autumnale (Asparagaceae).
Evolution 72: 1216-1224

Torices R, Gómez JM, Pannell J. 2018.
Kin discrimination allows plants to modify investment towards pollinator attraction.
Nature Communications 9:2018

Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Perfectti F, Loureiro J, Abdelaziz M, Biella P, Castro M, Castro S, Gómez JM. 2018.
Niche differences may explain the geographic distribution of cytotypes in Erysimum mediohispanicum.
Plant Biology 20: 139–147


Perfectti F, Gómez JM, González-Megías A, Abdelaziz M, Lorite J. 2017.
Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary history of Moricandia DC (Brassicaceae).
PeerJ 5e3964

Gómez JM, Verdú M. 2017.
Network theory may explain the vulnerability of medieval human settlements to the Black Death pandemic.
Scientific Reports 7: 43467

Schupp EW, Jordano P, Gómez JM. 2017.
A general framework for effectiveness concepts in mutualisms.
Ecology Letters 20: 577-590

Guzmán B, Gómez JM, Vargas P. 2017.
Is floral morphology a good predictor of Antirrhineae (snapdragons and relatives) floral visitors?
Plant Biology 19: 515-524

Vargas P, Liberal I, Ornosa C, Gomez JM. 2017.
Flower specialization: the occluded corolla of snapdragons (Antirrhinum) exhibits two pollination systems of large long-tongued bees.
Plant Biology 19: 787-797

DeSoto L, Torices R, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Nabais C. 2017.
Variation in seed packaging of a fleshy-fruited conifer provides insights into the ecology and evolution of multi-seeded fruits.
Plant Biology 19: 533–541

Rösler A, Perfectti F, Peña V, Aguirre F, Braga JC. 2017.
Timing of the evolutionary history of Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta).
Journal of Phycology 53: 567–576

Muñoz-Pajares AJ, García C, Abdelaziz M, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Gómez JM. 2017
Drivers of genetics differentiation in a generalist insect-pollinated herb across spatial scales.
Molecular Ecology 26: 1576–1585


Reverte S, Retana J, Gómez JM, Bosch J. 2016.
Pollinators show flower colour preferences but flowers with similar colours do not attract similar pollinators.
Annals of Botany 118:249-257

Gómez, JM, Verdú M, González-Megías A, Méndez M. 2016.
The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence.
Nature 538: 233-237

Valverde J, Gómez JM, García C, Sharbel TF, Jiménez MN, Perfectti F. 2016
Inter-annual maintennace of the fine-scale genetic structure in a biennial plant.
Scientific Reports  6: 37712

Rösler A, Perfectti F, Peña V, Braga JC. 2016
Phylogenetic relationships of Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rrhodophyta): Taxonomic implications for reef-building corallines
Journal of Phycology 52: 412–431 

DeSoto L, Torices R, Broennimann O, Guisan A, Rodríguez-Echeverría S 2016.
¿Existe un sesgo en la participación y visibilidad de las mujeres en ecología? Una comparación entre los congresos ibérico y suizo.
Ecosistemas 25: 105–111

Mota L, Torices R, Loureiro J. 2016.
The evolution of haploid chromosome numbers in the sunflower family.
Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 3516–3528

DeSoto L, Tutor D, Torices R, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Nabais C. 2016.
Pre-dispersal predation effect on seed packaging strategies and seed viability across European and African populations of Juniperus thurifera.
Oeocologia 180: 91–102

Gómez JM, Torices R, Lorite J, Klingenberg CP, Perfectti F. 2016
The role of pollinators in the evolution of corolla shape variation, disparity and integration in a highly diversified plant family with a conserved floral bauplan.
Annals of Botany 117: 889–904

Valverde J, Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2016
The temporal dimension in individual-based plant pollination networks
Oikos 125: 468–479


Oduor AMO, Herrador MB, Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2015
Invasion of Brassica nigra in North America: distributions and origins of chloroplast DNA haplotypes suggest multiple introductions
Biological Invasions 17: 2447-2459

Gómez, Perfectti F, Lorite J. 2015
Role of pollinators in the evolution of corolla shape and color in a pollination-generalist plant clade
Evolution 69: 863-878

Gómez JM, González-Mejias A, Lorite J, Abdelaziz M, Perfectti F. 2015
Climate change and the potential for hybridization-mediated extinction of endemic high-mountain plants: the silent extinction
Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 1843-1857

Lorite J, Perfectti F, Gómez JM. 2015
A new combination in Erysimum (Brassicaceae) for Baetic mountains (South-eastern Spain)
Phytotaxa 201: 103-105

Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Abdelaziz M, Lorite J, Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Valverde J. 2015.
Evolution of pollination niches in a generalist plant clade
New Phytologist 205: 440–453


Abdelaziz M, Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Lorite J, Herrador MB, Perfectti F, Gómez JM. 2014.
Phylogenetic relationships of Erysimum (Brassicaceae) from the Baetic Mountains (SE Iberian Peninsula)
Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 71(1): e005: 1-10

Valverde J, Calatayud J, Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2014.
Variación intraestacional en los polinizadores de Erysimum mediohispanicum en Sierra Nevada.
Ecosistemas 23: 83-92

Abdelaziz M, Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Berbel M, Perfectti F, Gómez JM. 2014.
Association between inbreeding depression and floral traits in a generalist-pollinated plant
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 2495-2506

Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Klingenberg CP. 2014.
The role of pollinator diversity in the evolution of corolla-shape integration in a pollination-generalist plant clade
Philosophical Transactions B 369: 20130257 1-11

Gómez JM, Muñoz-Pajares J, Abdelaziz M, Lorite J, Perfectti F. 2014.
Evolution of pollination niches and floral divergence in the generalist plant Erysimum mediohispanicum
Annals of Botany
113: 237-249


Gómez JM, Abdelaziz M, Fernández-Carmona JD, Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Perfectti F. 2012.
Biología de la polinización de Erysimum endémicos de la alta montaña de Sierra Nevada: Introgresión y extinción silenciosa
Proyectos de Investigación en Parques Nacionales. Ramirez L, Asensio B (eds.).
Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales

Savriama Y, Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Klingenberg CP. 2012.
Geometric morphometrics of corolla shape: dissecting components of symmetric and asymmetric variation in Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae)
New Phytologist 196: 945-954

Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2012.
Fitness consequences of centrality in mutualistic individual-based networks
Proceeding of The Royal Society B 279: 1754-1760


Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Herrador MB, Abdelaziz M, Picó FX, Sharbel TF, Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2011.
Characterization of microsatellite loci in Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae) and cross-amplification in related species
American Journal of Botany e287–e289, 2011

Abdelaziz M, Lorite J, Muñoz-Pajares AJ, Herrador MB, Perfectti F, Gomez JM. 2011.
Using complementary techniques to distinguish cryptic species: A new Erysimum (Brassicaceae) species from North Africa
American Journal of Botany 98: 1049-1060

Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Jordano P. 2011.
The functional consequences of the mutualistic network architecture
PLoS ONE 6(1): e16143

Teruel M, Sørensen JG, Loeschke V, Cabrero J, Perfectti F, Camacho JPM. 2011.
Level of Heat Shock Proteins decreases in Individuals carrying B-chromosomes in the grasshopper Eyprepocnemis plorans
Cytogenetic and Genome Research 132: 987–998


Gómez JM, Verdú M, Perfectti F. 2010.
Ecological interactions are evolutionarily conserved across the entire tree of life
Nature 465: 918–921

Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2010.
Evolution of complex traits: the case of Erysimum corolla shape
International Journal of Plant Sciences 171: 987–998

Gómez JM, Abdelaziz M, Lorite J, Muñoz-Pajares J, Perfectti F. 2010.
Changes in pollinator fauna cause spatial variation in pollen limitation
Journal of Ecology 98: 1243–1252

Ortigosa AL, Gómez JM. 2010.
Differences in the diversity and composition of the pollinator assemblage of two co-flowering congeneric alpine wallflowers, Erysimum nevadense and E. baeticum.
Flora 205: 266–275.

Aguirre J, Perfectti F, Braga JC. 2010.
Integrating phylogeny, molecular clocks and the fossil record in the evolution of coralline algae (Corallinales and Sporolithales, Rhodophyta).
Paleobiology 36: 519–533


Perfectti F, Gómez JM, Bosch J. 2009.
The functional consequences of diversity in plant-pollinator interactions.
Oikos 118: 1430–1440 .

Gómez JM, Abdelaziz M, Muñoz-Pajares J, Perfectti F. 2009.
Heritability and genetic correlation of corolla shape and size in Erysimum mediohispanicum.
Evolution 63: 1820–1831

Gómez JM, Abdelaziz M, Camacho JPM, Muñoz-Pajares J, Perfectti F. 2009
Local adaptation and maladaptation to pollinators in a generalist geographic mosaic
Ecology Letters 12: 672–682

Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Bosch J, Camacho JPM. 2009.
A geographic selection mosaic in a generalized plant-pollinator-herbivore system.
Ecological Monographs 79: 245–263

Perfectti F, Picó FX, Gómez JM. 2009
La huella genética de la selección natural
Ecosistemas 18 (1) 10–16
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Gómez JM, Perfectti F. 2009.
Diversidad de polinizadores, generalización ecológica y conservación de plantas.
Ecología y Evolución de Interacciones Planta-Animal. Medel R, Aizen MA, Zamora R (eds.).
Editorial Universitaria. Santiago de Chile, Chile. ISBN 956-11-2092-5


Gómez JM, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Fernandez J, Abdelaziz M, Camacho JPM. 2008.
Spatial variation in selection on corolla shape in a generalist plant is promoted by the preference patterns of its local pollinators
Proceeding of The Royal Society B 275: 2241–2249

Gómez JM, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Fernandez J, Abdelaziz M, Camacho JPM. 2008.
Association between floral traits and reward in Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae)
Annals of Botany 101: 1413–1420

Gómez JM. 2008.
Sequential conflicting selection due to multispecific interactions triggers evolutionary trade-offs in a monocarpic herb.
Evolution 62:668-679.


Gómez JM, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Fernandez J, Abdelaziz M. 2007.
Pollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment: the tradeoffs of generalization
Oecologia 153: 597–605

Gómez JM. 2007.
Dispersal-mediated selection on plant height in an autochorously-dispersed herb.
Plant Systematics and Evolution 268:119-130


Gómez JM, Perfectti F, Camacho JPM. 2006.
Natural selection on Erysimum mediohispanicum flower shape: Insights into the evolution of zygomorphy
The American Naturalist 168: 531–545

Méndez M, Gómez JM. 2006.
Phenotypic gender in Hormathophylla spinosa (Brassicaceae), a perfect hermaphrodite with tetradynamous flowers, is variable.
Plant Systematics and Evolution 262:225-237.

Gómez JM, Zamora R. 2006.
Ecological factors promoting the evolution of generalization in pollination systems.
In: Waser NM, Ollerton J. (eds). Generalization and specialization in pollination systems.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. EEUU.