Cristina Botías

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InstitutionEstación Biológica de Doñana - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EBD-CSIC)
Postal addressCalle Américo Vespucio 26, Isla de la Cartuja
Office phone+34 679653985
Mobile phone+34 679653985
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Diversity & Conservation,Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   CSI Pollen
Research interestsBee Pathology
 Bee Ecotoxicology
 Bee Conservation
Publications- Botías C, David A, Hill EM, Goulson D, 2017. Quantifying exposure of wild bumblebees to mixtures of agrochemicals in agricultural and urban landscapes. Environmental Pollution 222:73-82.

- Dance C, Botías C, Goulson D, 2017. The combined effects of a monotonous diet and exposure to thiamethoxam on the performance of bumblebee micro-colonies. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 139: 194–201

- Botías C, David A, Hill E, Goulson D. Contamination of wild plants near neonicotinoid seed-treated crops, and implications for non-target insects. Science of the Total Environment 566-567:269-278.

- Botías C., David A., Horwood J., Abdul-Sada A., Nicholls E., Hill E., Goulson D. Response to Comment on “Neonicotinoid Residues in Wildflowers, A Potential Route of Chronic Exposure for Bees”. Environmental Science and Technology 50:1630-1631.

- David A, Botías C, Abdul-Sada A, Nicholls E, Rotheray EL, Hill EM, Goulson D, 2016. Widespread contamination of wildflower and bee-collected pollen with complex mixtures of neonicotinoids and fungicides commonly applied to crops. Environment International 88:169-78.

- Piiroinen S, Botías C, Nicholls E, Goulson D, 2016. No effect of low-level chronic neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebee learning and fecundity. PeerJ 22(4): e1808.

- Pamminger T, Buttstedt A, Norman V, Schierhorn A, Botías C, Jones JC, Basley K, Hughes WO. The effects of juvenile hormone on Lasius niger reproduction. Journal of Insect Physiology 95:1-7.

- Botías C., David A., Horwood J., Abdul-Sada A., Nicholls E., Hill E., Goulson D., 2015. Neonicotinoid residues in wildflowers, a potential route of chronic exposure for bees. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (21), 12731-12740. Listed as a “Hot Paper” by Thomson ISI, and highlighted in Nature (Wild flowers are a pesticide source. Nature, 526: 479) and Science (Pesticides in Wild Plants, Science, 350 (6263): 924-925).

- David A., Botías C., Abdul-Sada A., Goulson D., Hill E., 2015. Sensitive determination of mixtures of neonicotinoid and fungicide residues in pollen and single bumblebees using a scaled down QuEChERS method for exposure assessment. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407(26):8151-62.

- Goulson D, Nicholls E, Botías C, Rotheray EL, 2015. Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers. Science, 347: 6229.

- Goulson D, Nicholls E, Rotheray EL, Botías C, 2015. Qualifying pollinator decline evidence-Response. Science 348(6238): 982.

- Csáki T., Heltai M., Markolt F., Kovács B., Békési L., Ladányi M., Péntek-Zakar E., Meana A., Botías C., Martín-Hernández R., Higes M., 2015. Permanent prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 63(3): 358-369.

- Baz A, Botías C, Martín-Vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-Aranda L, 2014. Preliminary data on carrion insects in urban (indoor and outdoor) and periurban environments in central Spain. Forensic Science International, 248: 41-47.

- Higes M, Gómez-Moracho T, Rodríguez-García C, Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, 2014. Preliminary effect of an experimental treatment with “Nozevit®”, (a phyto-pharmacological preparation) for Nosema ceranae control. Journal of Apicultural Research 53(4), 472-474.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, Higes M, 2013. Screening alternative therapies to control Nosemosis type C in honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) colonies. Research in Veterinary Science, 95(3):1041-5.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Barrios L, Meana A, Higes M, 2013. Nosema spp. infection and its negative effects on honey bees (Apis mellifera iberiensis) at the colony level. Veterinary Research, 44(1):25.

- Garrido-Bailón E, Higes M, Martínez-Salvador A, Antúnez K, Botías C, Meana A, Prieto L, Martín-Hernández R, 2013. The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay. Microbial Biotechnology, doi: 10.1111/ 1751-7915.12070.

- Higes M, Juarranz A, Dias-Almeida J, Lucena S, Botías C, Meana A, García-Palencia P, Martín-Hernández R, 2013. Apoptosis in the pathogenesis of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5(4):530-536.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Bartolomé C, Botías C, Meana A, 2013. Nosema ceranae, a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5(1), 17–29.

- Botías C, Anderson D, Meana A, Garrido-Bailón E, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. Further Evidence for an Oriental Origin for Nosema ceranae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 110, 108-113.

-Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Días IJ, García-Palencia P, Matabuena M, Juarranz A, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. The effect of induced queen replacement in the evolution of Nosema spp. (Microsporidia) infection in honeybee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) colonies. Environmental Microbiology 14(4), 845-859.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, González-Porto AV, Martínez-Salvador A, de la Rúa P, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. The growing prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees in Spain, an emerging problem for the last decade. Research in Veterinary Science, 93, 150-155.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Barrios L, Nanetti A, Garrido-Bailón E, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Nosema ceranae parasitization decreases the effectiveness of acaricide strips in treating varroosis of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera iberiensis). Environmental Microbiology Reports 4(1): 57-65.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Critical aspects of the Nosema spp. diagnostic sampling in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies. Parasitology Research, 110(6):2557-2561.

- Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, Martínez-Salvador A, Prieto L, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Microsporidia infecting Apis mellifera: coexistence or competition. Is Nosema ceranae replacing Nosema apis?. Environmental Microbiology, 14(8): 2127-2138.

- Dussaubat C, Brunet JL, Higes M, Colbourne JK, López J, Choi JH, Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Cousin M, McDonnell C, Bonnet M, Belzunces LP, Moritz RFA, Le Conte Y, Alaux C, 2012. Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37017.

- Antúnez K, Anido M, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Zunino P, Martínez-Salvador A, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. Low prevalence of honeybee viruses in Spain during 2006 and 2007. Research in Veterinary Science, 93(3):1441-1445.

- Garrido-Bailón E, Bartolomé C, Prieto L, Botías C, Martínez-Salvador A, Meana A, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. The prevalence of Acarapis woodi in Spanish honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Experimental Parasitology, 132(4):530-536.

- Dussaubat C, Sagastume S, Gómez-Moracho T, Botías C, García-Palencia P, Martín-Hernández R, Le Conte Y, Higes M., 2012. Comparative study of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) isolates from two different geographic origins. Veterinary Microbiology, 162(2-4):670-678.

- Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Barrios L, Martínez-Salvador A, Meana A, Mayack C, Higes M, 2011. Comparison of the energetic stress associated with experimental Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis infection of honeybees (Apis mellifera). Parasitology Research, 109(3):605-612.

- Higes M, García-Palencia P, Botías C, Meana A, Martín-Hernández R, 2010. The differential development of microsporidia infecting worker honey bee (Apis mellifera) at increasing incubation temperature. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2(6):745-748.

- Plischuk S, Martín-Hernández R, Prieto L, Botías C, Lucía M, Meana A, Abrahamovich AH, Lange C, Higes M, 2009. South American native bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) infected by Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), an emerging pathogen of honey bees (Apis mellifera). Environmental Microbiology Reports 1(2):131-135.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Meana A, 2009. The presence of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) in north African Honey Bees (Apis mellifera intermissa). Journal of Apicultural Research 48(3):217-219.

- Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, García-Palencia P, Marín P, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, Barrios L, Higes M, 2009. Effect of Temperature on the Biotic Potential of Honeybee Microsporidia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(8):2554-2557.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, González-Porto AV, Barrios L, del Nozal MJ, Bernal JL, Jiménez JL, García-Palencia P, Meana A, 2008. How natural infection by Nosema ceranae causes honeybee colony collapse. Environmental Microbiology 10(10):2659-2669.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, García-Palencia P, Meana A, 2008. Regurgitated pellets of Merops apiaster as fomites of infective Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) spores. Environmental Microbiology 10(5):1374-1379.