Ángel Vale González


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Position

PhD student

Research interests

  • Deceptive pollination, origin and consequences.
  • Taxonomy and ecology of Caribbean orchids..
  • Reproductive Biology of rare, endemic and endangered plants.
  • Floristic inventories and monitoring for the design and management of protected areas.

Education

2007-current    Ph.D. student. University of Vigo (Spain).
2000-2004 Sc. in Biology. University of La Habana (Cuba)

Publications

  • Vale, A. and D. Rojas. (accepted) A new species of Encyclia (Orchidaceae) from Western Cuba. Annales Botanici Fennici.
  • Ferrero, V., D. Rojas, A. Vale and L. Navarro (in revision) Delving into the apparition and maintenance of heterostyly in Rubiaceae: is there a similar trend in tropical and temperate climates? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.
  • Rojas, D., A. Vale, V. Ferrero and Luis Navarro (in preparation) The role of seed dispersal as a diversifying force in the Neotropics. To be submitted to the Journal of Biogeography, as part of the Special Issue 'Seed Dispersal on Islands'.
  • Ruíz, A.; E. Pérez; M. Faife; L. G. Díaz; A. Urquiola; M. González; Y. Rivero; G. Chirino; O. Soto; R. Morejón; A., Vale; R. Oviedo; L. C. González; A. J. Urquiola; A. T. Leiva; J. Warren and M. E. Ibarra. 2001. Estudio cualitativo del Complejo de Vegetación de Mogote en la Sierra del Infierno, Pinar del Río. Revista Jard. Bot. Nac. Univ. Habana 22 (2): 165-193.
  • Díaz, I. y A. Vale. 2001. Actividad polinizadora y aspectos conductuales de la abeja Xylocopa cubaecola Lucas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) en condiciones naturales. Fitosanidad 5 (4): 25-30.
  • Vale, A.; D. Rojas; J. C. Álvarez and L. Navarro. (2011) Breeding system and factors limiting fruit production in the nectarless orchid Broughtonia lindenii. Plant Biology doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00366.x
  • Vale, A.; L. Navarro, D. Rojas and J.C. Álvarez (2011) Pollination by mimicry and breeding system of the orchid Tolumnia guibertiana in Western Cuba (submitted).

Scientific meetings

  • Authors: A. Vale, D. Rojas, J. C. Álvarez, L. Navarro, Y. Acanda
    Title: Orchids of the genus Broughtonia: a small Caribbean group with contrasting reproductive strategies
    Congress: IV International Orchid Conservation Congress
    Location and date: Hluboká (República Checa). Mayo-Junio, 2011
  • Authors: D. Rojas, J. M. Gómez, A. Vale, V. Ferrero, L. Navarro
    Title: The role of frugivory in the adaptative diversification of phyllostomid bats in the Antilles and mainland Neotropics
    Congress: 2011 Joint International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
    Location and date: Arusha (Tanzania). Junio 2010
  • Authors: L. Navarro, A. Vale, D. Rojas, C. Hamilton
    Title: Together and scrambled: hybridization of Jamaican Broughtonia species (Orchidaceae) mediated by hummingbirds
    Congress: 2011 Joint International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
    Location and date: Arusha (Tanzania). Junio 2010
  • Authors: Vidal A., Rojas, M., A. Vale , Ferrero V., and L. Navarro.
    Title: The time is ripe for the study of seed dispersal by bats in the greatest of the Antilles: identification of the species involved and a preliminary characterization of the interaction
    Congress: 5th International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal.
    Location and date: Montpellier (France). June, 2010.
  • Authors: Rojas, M., A. Vale, V. Ferrero and L. Navarro.
    Title: When did fruits become important to leaf-nosed bats?: the evolution of frugivory in phyllostomids
    Congress: 5th International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal.
    Location and date: Montpellier (France). June, 2010.
  • Authors: Rojas, M., A. Vale, V. Ferrero and L. Navarro.
    Title: ¿Cuándo se hicieron nectarívoros los murciélagos filostómidos?
    Congress: ECOFLOR 2010.
    Location and date: La Laguna (Spain). January, 2010.
  • Authors: Rojas, M., A. Rodríguez, A. García, A. Vale and L. Navarro.
    Title: Bat pollination in Cuba: is there a syndrome of chiropterophily?
    Congress: ECOFLOR 2009.
    Location and date: Santiago de Compostela (España). Febrero, 2009.
  • Authors: Vale, A., D. Rojas, V. Ferrero and L. Navarro
    Title: Inconvenients of generalism: pollinical interference between Tolpis barbata (Asteraceae) and Tuberaria guttata (Cistaceae).
    Congress: ECOFLOR 2009.
    Location and date: Santiago de Compostela (Spain). February, 2009.
  • Authors: Vale, A.; J. C. Álvarez; D. Rojas and L. Navarro.
    Title: Pollination and limiting factors of fruit production in Broughtonia lindenii (Lindl.) Dressler (Orchidaceae)
    Congress: Symposium of the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology.
    Location and date: Palma de Mallorca (Spain). April, 2008.
  • Authors: Vale, A.; L. Navarro; J. C. Álvarez and D. Rojas.
    Title: Floral mimicry, breeding system and pollination success of Tolumnia guibertiana at the Biosphere Reserve "Península de Guanahacabibes" of western Cuba.
    Congress: XIX World Orchid Conference.
    Location and date: Miami (E.E.U.U.). January, 2008.
  • Authors: Vale, A.
    Title: Polinización por engaño en la flora de Cuba.
    Congress: Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Ecología Terrestre ECOFLOR.
    Location and date:Miraflores de la Sierra (Spain). April, 2006.
  • Authors: Vale, A.
    Title: Polinización por engaño y polimorfismo floral en orquídeas y aristoloquias cubanas.
    Congress: II Taller Iberoamericano. Conservación de interacciones planta-animal: conceptos y transferencias.
    Location and date: Havana City (Cuba). June, 2006.
  • Authors: Rojas, D.; A. Rodríguez; A. Vale y A. Montero, A.
    Title: La complementariedad en dos comunidades de murciélagos: ¿cuántas cuevas se necesitan conservar?
    Congress: V Taller Internacional de Biodiversidad, BIOECO.
    Location and date: Santiago de Cuba (Cuba).
  • Authors: Vale, A. y M. Domínguez.
    Title: Ecología reproductiva de dos poblaciones de Broughtonia cubensis (Lindl.) Cogn. (ORCHIDACEAE).
    Congress: IV Conferencia Internacional sobre Ecología de serpentina / IV International Conference of ultramafic Ecology.
    Location and date: La Habana (Cuba).

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