Biología del Comportamiento – Publicaciones


  • Lucini Mas A, Bonansea RI, Fernandez ME, Kembro JM, Labaque MC, Wunderlin DA y Baroni MV. Dietary supplementation with chia polyphenols alleviates oxidative stress and improves egg nutritional quality in Japanese quails under heat stress.  Journal of Thermal Biology 111 (2023) 103421. https:/


  • Pavese, S.; Centeno, C.; Von Fersen, L.; Eguizábal, G.V.; Donet, L.; Asencio, C.J.; Villarreal, D.P.; Busso, J.M. Video Validation of Tri-Axial Accelerometer for Monitoring Zoo-Housed Tamandua tetradactyla Activity Patterns in Response to Changes in Husbandry Conditions. Animals 2022, 12, 2516.
  • Busso JM, Baechli J, Bellis LM, Landi MA, Villarreal DP. Social impact of mara pair disruption on the formation of new bonds and reproduction in a multiple mate choice context, Animal Behaviour 2022, 189: 113-126
  • Eguizábal G.V., Superina M., Palem R., Asencio CJ, Villarreal DP, Borelli L, Busso JM. Non-invasive assessment of the seasonal stress response to veterinary procedures and transportation of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla). Animals 2022, 12 (1), 75; (special_issues/stress_monitoring)
  • Zárate V., Mufari JR, Abalos Luna LG, Villarreal DP, and Busso JM. Assessment of feeding behavior of the zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) and nutritional values of natural prey. y. J.Zool. Bot. Gard. 2022, 3, 19–31.
  • Leiva, PM.L., MC Labaque, CI. Piña, MS Simoncini, The South American Journal of Herpetology SAJH-D-21-00033R1 Ref.:  Ms. No. SAJH-D-21-00033R1 Influence of Climatic Variables on Corporal Attributes of Adult Female Caiman and their Relationship with Reproductive Success The South American Journal of Herpetology. Aceptado 2022


  • CF. Maron, MC Labaque, L Beltramino, M Di Martino, L Alzugaray, M Ricciardi, AA. Fernández Ajó, … Patterns of blubber fat deposition and evaluation of body condition in growing southern right whale calves (Eubalaena australis). Marine Mammal Science 37, (4) (2021) 1309
  • Leiva PML, Frutos AE, Lavandera J, Simoncini MS, Labaque MC, Piña CI. Gonzalez MA. Effect of flaxseed and flaxseed oil supplemented in caiman diet on meat fatty acids" aceptado para publicar en Tropical Animal Health and Production Vol 53, number: 550 (2021)
  • Nepote, V., Lábaque, M.C., Quiroga, P.R., de Lujan Leiva, P.M., Rey Paez, A., Piña, C.I. and Simoncini, M.S., "Sensory analysis and volatile compounds in Caiman latirostris meat in comparison with other traditional meats", Brit Food Journal, Rol: autora corresponsal
  • Buteler, C, Lábaque, M.C., Leynaud G.C. Thermal biology of the tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis: determining the activity pattern and estimating selected and critical maximum temperaturas. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 17(1):111–121
  • Guzmán, D.A., Kembro, J.M., Marin, R.H. Japanese quail classified by their permanence in proximity to a high or low density of conspecifics: a search for underpinning variables. Poultry Science, 2021, 100950
  • Fernandez, M.E., Labaque, M.C Marin, R.H., Orso, G., Kembro, J.M. 2021.Short- and long-term dynamics of the physiological and behavioral response to heat stress and thymol supplementation in Japanese quail. Journal of Thermal Biology.  En prensa.
  • Johan Baechli; Laura Marisa Bellis; María Constanza García Capocasa; Juan Manuel Busso. Activity budget of zoo-housed Dolichotis patagonum mates. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 9(1) 2021 10.19227/jzar.v9i1.531


  • Chiapero F, Ferrari H, Guglielmetti A, García Capocasa, M, Busso JM.  Visitors’ perceptions of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) welfare: observation plays a larger role than a brief informative talk”. Zoo Biology2020: 40: 33-43 Top Cited Article 2021-2022
  • Simoncini, MS, Labaque MC, Perlo F, Fernandez, ME, Leiva PML, Rey Paez A, Teira G, Larriera A, Piña CI. Caiman latirostris meat characterization: Evaluation of the nutritional, physical and chemical properties of meat from sustainable ranching program in Argentina. Aquaculture 515 734570
  •  Chiapero, Florencia; Ferrari, Héctor Ricardo; Prieto, María Valentina; García Capocasa, María Constanza; and Busso, Juan Manuel. Multivariate analyses of the activity pattern and behavior of the lesser anteater on open and closed days at Córdoba Zoo, Argentina. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 2020 Jul 29;1-15.  doi: 10.1080/10888705.2020..
  • Videla, E.A., Giayetto, O., Fernández, M.E.,Marín, R.H., Nazar, F.N. Immediate and transgenerational effects of thymol supplementation, inactivated Salmonella and chronic heat stress on representative immune variables of Japanese quail. Scientific Reports, 2020, 10(1), 18152
  • Della Costa, N.S., Navarro, J.L., Marin, R.H., Martella, M.B. Yolk immunoreactive corticosterone does not relate with maternal fecal glucocorticoids in a captive population of Greater Rheas (Rhea americana) . Journal of Ornithology, 2020, 161(4), pp. 1025–1032
  • Giayetto, O., Videla, E.A., Chacana, P., Marín, R.H., Nazar, F.N.  Modulating offspring responses: concerted effects of stress and immunogenic challenge in the parental generation. The Journal of experimental biology, 2020, 223


  • Prystupczuk L, Leynaud, GC y Labaque MC. Evaluating Behavior and Enclosure Use of Zoo-Housed Broad-snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris): A Case Study in the Zoo of Córdoba (Argentina). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 14(3):601–614.
  • Fernandez, M.E., Kembro, J.M., Ballesteros, M.L., Caliva, J.M., Marin, R.H., Labaque, M.C. 2019. Dynamics of thymol dietary supplementation in quail (Coturnix japonica): dataset on egg yolk fatty acids profile, thymol bioavailability, and performance traits.  Data in Brief 24: 103884. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103884
  •  Fernandez, M.E., Kembro, J.M., Ballesteros, M.L., Caliva, J.M., Marin, R.H., Labaque, M.C. 2019. Dynamics of thymol dietary supplementation in quail (Coturnix japonica): linking bioavailability, effects on egg yolk total fatty acids and performance traits. PLOS One 14(5):e0216623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0216623
  • Caliva, J.M., Falkenburger Melleub, F., Marino-Neto, J., Marin, R. H., y Kembro, J.M. 2019. Expression of aggressiveness modulates mesencephalic c-fos activation during a social interaction test in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Behavioural Brain Research 367 (23): 221-229. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.04.003
  • Alcala, R.S., Caliva, J.M., Flesia, A.G., Marin, R.H., Kembro, J.M. 2019. Aggressive dominance can decrease behavioral complexity on subordinates through synchronization of locomotor activities. Communication Biology 2:467. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0710-1.
  • Pellegrini, S., L. Condat, J. M. Caliva, R. H. Marin, and D. A. Guzman. 2019. Can Japanese quail male aggressions toward a female cagemate predict aggressiveness toward unknown conspecifics? Livestock Science 222:65-70.
  • Asunción Semper-Pascual, Julieta Decarre, Matthias Baumann, Juan M. Busso, Micaela Camino, Bibiana Gómez-Valencia, Tobias Kuemmerle. Biodiversity loss in deforestation frontiers: linking occupancy modelling and physiological stress indicators to understand local extinctions. Biological Conservation 2019, 236: 281-288.
  • Gabina V. Eguizábal, Rupert Palme, Mariella Superina, Camila J. Asencio, María C. García Capocasa, Juan M. Busso. Characterization and correlations of behavioral and adrenocortical activities of zoo-housed Lesser anteaters (Tamandua tetradactyla).  (2019). Zoo Biology, 38, 334-342. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21492
  • Micaela B. Ruiz, Gabina V. Eguizábal, Daniel P. Villarreal, Juan M. Busso, Abel G. López. Inhibitory action of thymol on fecal microbial activity in Tamandua tetradactyla and its effect on glucocorticoid metabolite measurement. General and Comparative Endocrinology 280 (2019) 91–96. 10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.04.015
  • Caliva, J., R. Alcala, D.A. Guzmán, R.H. Marin and J. Kembro. 2019. «High-resolution behavioral time series of Japanese quail within their social environment». Scientific Data.
  • Della Costa, N.S., Navarro, J.L., Bernad, L., Marin, R.H., Martella, M.B. Effect of maternal environment on yolk immunoreactive corticosterone and its influence on adrenocortical and behavioral activity in chicks of Greater Rhea (Rhea americana). Hormones and Behavior, 2019, 114, 104534
  • Luna, A., Tarifa, M.F., Fernandez, M.E. , Caliva, J.M., Pellegrini, S., Zygadlo, J.A., Marin, R.H. Poultry Science. Thymol, alpha tocopherol, and ascorbyl palmitate supplementation as growth enhancers for broiler chickens. 98, 1012-1016. 2019.
  • Campderrich, I., Nazar, F.N., Wichman, A., Marin, R. H., Estevez, I., Keeling, L.J. Environmental complexity: A buffer against stress in the domestic chick. Plos One. 14: e0210270. 2019.
  • Nazar, F.N., Videla, E.A., Marin, R.H. Thymol supplementation effects on adrenocortical, immune and biochemical variables recovery in Japanese quail after exposure to chronic heat stress. Animal. 13: 318-325. 2019.
  • Navarro, J.L., Lèche, A., Della Costa, N.S., Vera Cortéz, M., Marin, R.H., Martella, M.B. State of the art knowledge in adrenocortical and behavioral responses to environmental challenges in a threatened South American ratite: Implications to in situ and ex-situ conservation.General and Comparative Endocrinology. 273: 52-60.


  • Labaque, ML, Martella, M.B., Bazaano G. y Navarro J.L. Effects of Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) female attributes on egg viability. Revista Argentina de Producción Animal VOL 18 N° 1: 23-28 (2018)
  • Leiva, PML.; Fernandez ME; Labaque MC; Piña CI. Simoncini. M Physical and chemical characteristics of fertile and infertile eggs of wild Caiman latirostris. Aquaculture 491, 287-291
  • Guzman, D. A., A. Leche, C. B. Contarde, F. N. Nazar y R. H. Marin (2018). «Adrenocortical responses in Japanese quail classified by their permanence in proximity to either low or high density of conspecifics.» Poult Sci.
  • Luna A., Labaque M. C., Fernandez M. E., Marin R. H. Efects of feeding thymol and isoeugenol on plasma tryglycerides and cholesterol. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 28: 56-62. 2018.
  • Nazar, F. N., Videla, E. A., Fernandez, M. E., Lábaque, M. C. Marin, R. H. Insights into thermal stress in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix): dynamics of immunoendocrine and biochemical responses during and after chronic exposure. Stress, 1-10. 2018


  • Della Costa NS, Navarro JL, Busso JM, Marin RH, Martella MB. Distribution and concentration of maternal progesterone in the yolk of Greater Rhea eggs (Rhea americana). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 2017, 327, 143–148.
  • Dominchin MF, Palme R, Marin RH, Busso JM. Short social interactions in male Japanese quail fail to influence temporal dynamics of testicular and adrenocortical activities irrespective of photoperiodic reproductive status. Journal of Ornithology, 2017. 158: 785-792.
  • Dominchin MF, Busso JM , Kembro JM, Marin RH, Guzman DA; Divergent cloacal gland photo-responsiveness in male Japanese quail exposed to short days and associated differences in social interactions and reproduction. Poultry Science, 2017; 96:5-13..
  • Guzmán, D. A., Flesia, A. G., Aon M. A., Pellegrini, S., Marin, R. H. & J. M. Kembro (2017). «The fractal organization of ultradian rhythms in avian behavior.» Scientific Reports 7(1): 684.
  • Riber, A. B. y D. A. Guzman (2017). «Effects of different types of dark brooders on injurious pecking damage and production-related traits at rear and lay in layers.» Poultry Science 96(10): 3529-3538.
  • Caliva, J. M., J. M. Kembro, S. Pellegrini, D. A. Guzman y R. H. Marin (2017). «Unexpected results when assessing underlying aggressiveness in Japanese quail using photocastrated stimulus birds.» Poultry Science, 0:1–11,
  • Riber, A. B., Guzman, D. A. (2016). Effects of Dark Brooders on Behavior and Fearfulness in Layers. Animals, 6 (3).


  • Della Costa NS, Marin RH, Busso JM, Hansen C, Navarro JL , and Martella MB. Influence of the rearing system on yolk corticosterone concentration in captive Greater Rheas (Rhea americana). Zoo Biology, 2016, May;35(3):246-50.
  • Guzmán, D. A., Pellegrini, S., Flesia, A. G., Aon, M. A., Marin, R. H., & Kembro, J. M. (2016). High resolution, week-long, locomotion time series from Japanese quail in a home-box environment. Scientific Data, 3, 160036.
  • Soloaga, A., Pueta, M., Cruz, F.B., Kembro, J.M., Marin, R.H. 2016. Chronic stress in Lizards: Studies on the Behavior and Benzodiazepine Receptors in Liolaemus koslowskyi and Cnemidophorus tergolaevigatus. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A, Ecol Genet Physiol 325(10):713-725. doi: 10.1002/jez.2063.
  • Riber, A. B., Guzman, D. A. (2016). Effects of Dark Brooders on Behavior and Fearfulness in Layers. Animals, 6 (3).


  • Pellegrini S, Busso JM, Leche A, Marin RH. Effects of diet, time since defecation and drying process of the droppings on corticosterone metabolite measurements in Japanese quail. Poultry Science. January; 1–7 2015
  • Nazar, F.N., Barrios, B.E., Kaiser, P., Marin, R.H., Correa, S.G. Immune neuroendocrine phenotypes in Coturnix coturnix: Do avian species show LEWIS/FISCHER-like profiles? PLoS ONE. Vol. 10, e0120712.
  • Nazar, F.N., Marin, R.H., Liste, G., Campderrich, I., Estevez, I. Manipulation of the phenotypic appearance of individuals in groups of laying hens: effects on stress and immune-related variables. 18: 710-717 (2015).
  • Pellegrini, S., R. Marin, R. H., Guzman, D. A. An individually fitted physical barrier device as a tool to restrict the birds spatial access: can their use alter behavioral responses? Poultry Science. 94:2315-2321 (2015).
  • Leche A., Bazzano G., Hansen C., Navarro, J. L., Marin R. H., Martlela M.B. Stress in wild Greater Rhea populations: effects of agricultural activities on seasonal excreted glucocorticoid metabolite levels. Journal of Ornithology. (2015, en prensa).


  • Marin R. H., Liste G., Camperrich I., Estevez I. The impact of phenotypic appearance on body weight and egg production in laying hens: A group size and experience dependent phenomenon. Poultry Science. 93: 1-13 (2014).
  • Dominchin M. F., Marin R. H., Palme R., Busso J. M. Temporal dynamic of adrenocortical and gonadal photo-responsiveness in male Japanese quail exposed to short days. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 49: 80-85 (2014)
  • Lynch Ianniello, I., Battan Horenstein M., Lábaque M. C., Luna A., Marin R.H., Gleiser R. M. Fly emergence from manure of Japanese quail fed thymol or isoeugenol supplemented diets. Poultry Science. 93: 2449-2456 (2014).


  • Guzmán, D. A., Pellegrini, S., Kembro, J. M. y Marín R. H. Social interaction of juvenile Japanese quail classified by their permanence in close proximity to either low or high density of conspecifics. Poultry Science. 92: 2567- 2575 (2013).
  • Kembro, J.M., Flesia, A.G., Gleiser, R.M., Perillo, M.A. y Marín, R.H. 2013. Assessment of long-range correlation in animal behaviour time series: the temporal pattern of locomotor activity of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix) and mosquito larva (Culex quinquefasciatus). Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 392: 6400-6413.
  • Lábaque, M.C., Kembro, J.M., Luna, A., y Marin, R.H. 2013. Effects of thymol feed supplementation on Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix) behavioral fear response. Animal Feed Science and Technology 183: 67-72.