Dr. Alejandro Ibanez 

Arbeitsgruppe AG Steinfartz
Alejandro Ibanez
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    +49 531 391 3224
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    TU Braunschweig
    Zoologisches Institut
    Mendelsohnstraße 4
    38106 Braunschweig


2004-2009 Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain,  Bachelor in Biology

2009-2010 Masters Degree, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid

2009-2014 Ph.D. Student, National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN), Spain (FPI PhD fellowship, supervisors: Prof. J. Martín & Dr. P. López)

2015- Postdoc, Unit of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (Humboldt post-doc fellowship, supervisor: Dr. S. Steinfartz)



- Evolution of communication and sexual signals. Especially interested in chemical and visual communication of reptiles.

- Antipredator strategies, ecology and behavior of amphibians and reptiles.





1. Ibáñez, A., Pellitteri-Rosa, D., Sacchi, R., López, P., Martín, J. (2016). Melanin-based coloration covaries with hiding and exploratory behavior in male Spanish terrapins. Ethology (In Press).

2. Martín, J., Martínez-Silvestre, A., López, P., Ibáñez, A., Rodríguez-Domínguez, M. Á., & Verdaguer, I. (2015): Lipophilic compounds in femoral secretions of males and females of the El Hierro giant lizard Gallotia simonyi (Lacertidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 61, 286-292.

3. Ibáñez, A., Marzal, A., López, P., Martín, J. (2015): Reproductive state affects boldness under risk of predation but not exploratory activity of female Spanish terrapins. Behavioural Processes, 111, 90-96.

4. Ibáñez, A., Marzal, A., González-Blázquez, M., López, P., Martín, J. (2015): Basking activity is modulated by health state but is constrained by conspicuousness to predators in male Spanish terrapins. Ethology, 121, 335-344.