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Daniel Martín-Vega
University of Alcalá
56Publications
13H-index
418Citations
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#1Ines M.J. Hofer ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew J. Hart (Metropolitan Police Service)H-Index: 2
Last.Martin J. R. Hall (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 23
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Abstract The importance of temperature data in minimum postmortem interval (minPMI) estimations in criminal investigations is well-known. To maximise the accuracy of minPMI estimations, it is imperative to investigate the different components involved in temperature modelling, such as the duration of temperature data logger placement at the crime scene and choice of nearest weather station to compare the crime scene data to. Currently, there is no standardised practice on how long to leave the t...
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#1Martin J. R. Hall (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 23
#2Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
Metamorphosis and, in particular, holometaboly, the development of organisms through a series of discrete stages (egg, larva, pupa, adult) that hardly resemble one another but are finely adapted to...
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#1Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
#2Arturo Baz Ramos (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 17
Last.Luisa M. Díaz-Aranda (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 6
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Baseline data on the insect successional patterns on carcasses can be a valuable estimation tool in the investigations of suspicious deaths, particularly when the post-mortem interval is longer than months or years. However, although carrion insect succession is a recurrent topic in forensic science research, the duration of the published studies is typically shorter than 1 year, with only one published study from central Europe documenting successional patterns beyond the first year of decompos...
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#1Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
#2Amin Garbout (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 7
Last.Martin J. R. Hall (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 23
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Some parasites are able to manipulate the behaviour of their hosts to their own advantage. One of the most well-established textbook examples of host manipulation is that of the trematode Dicrocoelium dendriticum on ants, its second intermediate host. Infected ants harbour encysted metacercariae in the gaster and a non-encysted metacercaria in the suboesophageal ganglion (SOG); however, the mechanisms that D. dendriticum uses to manipulate the ant behaviour remain unknown, partly because of a la...
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#1Jess E. Thompson (University of Cambridge)
#2Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
Last.Caroline Malone ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Taphonomic modifications to Neolithic human skeletal remains from six rock-cut tombs in Malta has provided key information about funerary practices and the local environment. Application of microscopic analysis, computed tomography (CT) scanning, and 3D imaging of the modifications has allowed their comparison with similar examples in modern and archaeological skeletal material. The modifications are interpreted as pupal chambers and feeding damage by dermestid beetles. Based on observa...
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#1Luisa M. Díaz-Aranda (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 6
#2Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
Last.Blanca Cifrián (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 8
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Several necrophagous Coleoptera species are frequently collected on cadavers, may occasionally act as intermediate or paratenic hosts of parasites, as vectors of pathogens or as allergens, and can also represent major pests of preserved animal products. However, despite their medical, veterinary and economic importance, there is a lack of reliable species identification tools for the larval stages (usually the only entomological evidence associated with medicolegal investigations), thus severely...
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#1Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
#2Amin Garbout (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 7
Last.Martin J. R. Hall (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 23
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#1Luisa M. Díaz-Aranda (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 6
#2Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
Last.Arturo Baz Ramos (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The variation in decomposition and insect succession among the four seasons of one year was studied for the first time in a periurban area of central Spain. During the winter trial, the carcasses showed corification, a cadaveric preservation phenomenon which apparently leaded to a significant delay in decomposition processes. The composition of the insect fauna breeding on carcasses changed significantly between trials. Active decay was mainly driven by Calliphoridae (Diptera) larvae in...
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#1Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
#2Carla Martín Nieto (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 1
Last.Luisa M. Díaz-Aranda (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Due to their ubiquity and synanthropy, blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are generally the first colonisers of cadavers and, therefore, frequently used to estimate a minimum post-mortem interval ( min PMI). Whereas in outdoor situations blow flies are expected to locate and colonise exposed cadavers within hours or even minutes after death, it is usually assumed that the colonisation of a cadaver indoors might be delayed for an uncertain period of time. This uncertainty severely limit...
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#1Daniel Martín-Vega (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 13
#2Luisa M. Díaz-Aranda (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 6
Last.Blanca Cifrián (University of Alcalá)H-Index: 8
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This article has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Entomology, published by Oxford University Press. The attached document is the author’s final accepted version of the journal article. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from it.
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