Dr Daniel Martin-Vega

Dr Daniel Martin-Vega

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division

Specialisms

Forensic entomology, insect ecology, insect morphology, taxonomy

Summary

I am a postdoctoral researcher working on the biology and taxonomy of sarcosaprophagous insects, including their medico-legal applications. Together with other researchers at the Natural History Museum I am currently conducting the project ‘MORPHIC’, which aims to enhance our understanding of the morphological changes that occur during insect metamorphosis and to develop a novel methodology for aging blowfly pupae for forensic purposes.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD (Biology), Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

MSc (Evolution and Biodiversity), Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

BSc (Biology, 5-years degree), Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Employment history

Academic

Marie Curie Post-doctoral fellow, Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences - Parasites and Vectors Division, United Kingdom, 2014 - ongoing

Research Associate, Universidad de Alcalá, Ciencias de la Vida - Unidad de Zoología y Antropología Física, Spain, 2005 - 2014

Highlighted publications

Martín-vega DANIEL (2014) On the identity of Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with a synopsis of Prochyliza Walker and description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3893 (2) : 277 - 277. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3893.2.7

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sarcosaprophagous Diptera assemblages in natural habitats in central Spain: spatial and seasonal changes in composition. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27 (1) : 64 - 76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2012.01028.x

Martín-vega D, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2012) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae). Parasitology Research, 111 (3) : 1127 - 1135. doi: 10.1007/s00436-012-2943-5

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2011) New piophilid in town: the first Palaearctic record of Piophila megastigmata and its coexistence with Piophila casei in central Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 25 (1) : 64 - 69. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00907.x

Martín-vega DANIEL, Baz ARTURO, Michelsen VERNER (2010) Back from the dead: Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae) ‘globally extinct’ fugitive in Spain. Systematic Entomology, 35 (4) : 607 - 613. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00541.x

Grants

MORPHIC— Methods of researching pupal history involving CT-scanning: A novel approach to death time estimations
Role: Principal investigatorMartin-Vega
Funding: FP7 - People
Total value £221,606.40 (to Museum £221,606.40)
Dates: 2014 - 2016

Study of the holotypes of Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae): Solving a long-time controversy
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Dates: 2014 - 2014

Study of the holotypes of Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae): Solving a long-time controversy
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Dates: 2014 - 2014

Fellowships

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Natural History Museum, London (United Kingdom), 2014 - 2016.

SYNTHESYS Grant, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (France), 2014 - 2014.

IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales) - Research Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2013 - 2014.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) - Research Fellowship, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Jena (Germany), 2013 - 2013.

Programa de Ayudas Postdoctorales UAH - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2012 - 2013.

IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales) - Research Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2011 - 2011.

Programa FPU del Ministerio Español de Educación y Ciencia - Research Training Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2006 - 2009.

Programa FPI-UAH - Research Training Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2005 - 2006.

Beca de Colaboración del Ministerio Español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte - Research Training Grant, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2004 - 2004.

Memberships

Member, IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales), 2010 - on going.

Member, AeE (Asociación española de Entomología), 2009 - on going.

Member, EAFE (European Association for Forensic Entomology), 2006 - on going.

Publications

Martin-vega D, Ebejer MJ, Whitmore D (2017) Out of the South? The first Afrotropical record of Prochyliza Walker (Diptera: Piophilidae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4232 (1) : 144 - 150. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4232.1.12

Martín-vega D, Simonsen TJ, Hall MJ (2017) Looking into the puparium: Micro-CT visualization of the internal morphological changes during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina, with the first quantitative analysis of organ development in cyclorrhaphous dipterans.. J Morphol, doi: 10.1002/jmor.20660

Hall MJR, Simonsen TJ, Martín-vega D (2017) The ‘dance’ of life: visualizing metamorphosis during pupation in the blow fly Calliphora vicina by X-ray video imaging and micro-computed tomography . Royal Society Open Science, 4 (1) : 160699 - 160699. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160699

Hofer IMJ, Hart AJ, Martín-vega D, Hall MJR (2017) Optimising crime scene temperature collection for forensic entomology casework. Forensic Science International, 270 : 129 - 138. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.11.019

Martín-vega D, Hall MJR, Simonsen TJ (2016) Resolving Confusion in the Use of Concepts and Terminology in Intrapuparial Development Studies of Cyclorrhaphous Diptera. Journal of Medical Entomology, 53 (6) : 1249 - 1251. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjw081

Saifi M, Doumandji S, Martín-vega D (2016) Piophila megastigmata McAlpine 1978 (Diptera: Piophilidae): the first record from northern Africa of this forensically relevant fly. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 52 (4) : 243 - 246. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2016.1244491

Zajac BK, Martin-vega D, Feddern N, Fremdt H, E CastroCP, Szpila K, Reckel F, Schütt S, Verhoff MA, Amendt J, Zehner R (2016) Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of the forensically important family Piophilidae (Diptera) from different European locations. Forensic Science International, 259 : 77 - 84. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.12.024

Martín-vega D, Hall MJR (2016) Estimating the age of Calliphora vicina eggs (Diptera: Calliphoridae): determination of embryonic morphological landmarks and preservation of egg samples. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 130 (3) : 845 - 854. doi: 10.1007/s00414-015-1308-x

Martín-vega D, Niederegger S (2015) Larval muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns are a conserved character among Piophilini flies (Diptera, Piophilidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 62 (2) : 239 - 245. doi: 10.3897/dez.62.5685

Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2015) Necrophilous Histerid Beetle Communities (Coleoptera: Histeridae) in Central Spain: Species Composition and Habitat Preferences. Environmental Entomology, 44 (4) : 966 - 974. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvv077

Baz A, Botías C, Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM (2015) Preliminary data on carrion insects in urban (indoor and outdoor) and periurban environments in central Spain. Forensic Science International, 248 : 41 - 47. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.12.012

Martín-vega DANIEL (2014) On the identity of Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with a synopsis of Prochyliza Walker and description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3893 (2) : 277 - 277. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3893.2.7

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2014) Puparial morphology of Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 38 (1-2) : 187 - 190.

Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2014) Environmental correlates of species diversity for sarcosaprophagous Diptera across a pronounced elevational gradient in central Spain. Italian Journal of Zoology, 81 (3) : 415 - 424. doi: 10.1080/11250003.2014.940007

Martín-vega D, Diaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2014) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly Liopiophila varipes and considerations on the genus Liopiophila (Diptera: Piophilidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 61 (1) : 37 - 42. doi: 10.3897/dez.61.7534

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2014) Comparative larval morphology of the European bone-skippers, Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) and Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with notes on their coexistence and natural history. Journal of Natural History, 48 (5-6) : 285 - 299. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2013.791938

Baz A, Cifrian B, Martin-vega D (2014) Patterns of Diversity and Abundance of Carrion Insect Assemblages in the Natural Park "Hoces del Rio Riaza" (Central Spain). Journal of Insect Science, 14 (1) : 162 - 162. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu024

Martín-vega D, Aguirre-segura A, Barranco P, Baz A, Cifrián B (2013) Necrophagy in crickets, katydids and grasshoppers? Orthoptera collected in carrion-baitedtraps in central Spain. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 49 (1) : 91 - 99. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2013.769320

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sarcosaprophagous Diptera assemblages in natural habitats in central Spain: spatial and seasonal changes in composition. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27 (1) : 64 - 76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2012.01028.x

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sex-Biased Captures of Sarcosaprophagous Diptera in Carrion-Baited Traps. Journal of Insect Science, 13 (14) : 1 - 12. doi: 10.1673/031.013.1401

Martín-vega D, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2012) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae). Parasitology Research, 111 (3) : 1127 - 1135. doi: 10.1007/s00436-012-2943-5

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2012) Spatiotemporal Distribution of Necrophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae, Silphidae) Assemblages in Natural Habitats of Central Spain. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 105 (1) : 44 - 53. doi: 10.1603/AN11062

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A (2011) The “Coffin Fly”Conicera tibialis (Diptera: Phoridae) Breeding on Buried Human Remains After a Postmortem Interval of 18 Years*. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 (6) : 1654 - 1656. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01839.x

Martín-vega D (2011) Skipping clues: forensic importance of the family Piophilidae (Diptera).. Forensic science international, 212 (1-3) : 1 - 5. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.06.016

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2011) Could the ‘vulture restaurants’ be a lifeboat for the recently rediscovered bone-skippers (Diptera: Piophilidae)?. Journal of Insect Conservation, 15 (5) : 747 - 753. doi: 10.1007/s10841-011-9429-0

Martin-vega D (2011) Estudio de los agregados de dípteros sarcosaprófagos y su relación con los ecosistemas naturales de la Comunidad de Madrid. PhD Thesis.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2011) Variation in the colour of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae): A case of seasonal polymorphism. European Journal of Entomology, 108 (2) : 231 - 234. doi: 10.14411/eje.2011.031

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2011) New piophilid in town: the first Palaearctic record of Piophila megastigmata and its coexistence with Piophila casei in central Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 25 (1) : 64 - 69. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00907.x

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2011) Observation of Death in copula in a Laboratory Colony of the Necrophagous Fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae). Entomological News, 122 (5) : 489 - 490.

Martín-vega DANIEL, Baz ARTURO, Michelsen VERNER (2010) Back from the dead: Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae) ‘globally extinct’ fugitive in Spain. Systematic Entomology, 35 (4) : 607 - 613. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00541.x

Baz A, Cifrian B, Martin-vega D, Baena M (2010) Phytophagous insects captured in carrion-baited traps in central Spain. Bulletin of Insectology, 63 (1) : 21 - 30.

Baz A, Cifrián B, Martin-vega D (2010) Distribution of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in natural habitats in central Spain as shown by carrion-baited traps. Sociobiology, 55 (3) : 871 - 881.

Gómez-gómez A, Martin-vega D, Tschorsnig HP, Baz A, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM (2010) Tachinids associated with carrion in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Entomologia Generalis: journal of general and applied entomology, 32 (3) : 217 - 226.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2010) Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen, 1826) (Diptera: Piophilidae): nueva especie para la fauna de la Península Ibérica. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 34 (1-2) : 249 - 251.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2010) Datos sobre Dermaptera capturados en trampas cebadas con carroña en el centro de la Península Ibérica. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 46 : 571 - 573.

Martin-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A (2010) The Austrian Piophilidae (Diptera) in the collection of the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid, Spain. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik, 11 : 9 - 12.

Martin-vega D (2007) Distribución y estacionalidad de los Silphidae (Coleoptera) necrófagos en los ecosistemas naturales de la Comunidad de Madrid. Master's Thesis.

Baz A, Cifrián B, Díaz-äranda LM, Martín-vega D (2007) The distribution of adult blow-flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) along an altitudinal gradient in Central Spain. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 43 (3) : 289 - 296. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2007.10697524

Gómez-gómez A, Martín-vega D, Botías-talamantes C, Baz-ramos A, Díaz-aranda LM (2007) La Entomología Forense en España: pasado, presente y perspectivas de futuro. Cuadernos de Medicina Forense, doi: 10.4321/S1135-76062007000100003

Penín P, Martin-vega D, Martínez-díaz RA (2006) Preliminary data to determine malaria transmission risk in Banda Aceh, an area affected by the tsunami on December 2004. Revista Ibérica de Parasitología, 66 (1-4) : 9 - 11.

Courses taught

First year: Zoology
9/2012 - 9/2013.

Fifth year: Arthropods
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2011 - 9/2012.

Fifth year: Applied Entomology
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2011 - 9/2012.

Other: Zoology
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2006 - 5/2014.

Supervision

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Martín Nieto C
Estudio de los dípteros necrófagos colonizadores primarios y su aplicación en la estimación del intervalo postmortem
1/9/2013 - 31/7/2014.

Awards

Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado - PhD Special Award, 14/6/2013.

Introduction

Summary

I am a postdoctoral researcher working on the biology and taxonomy of sarcosaprophagous insects, including their medico-legal applications. Together with other researchers at the Natural History Museum I am currently conducting the project ‘MORPHIC’, which aims to enhance our understanding of the morphological changes that occur during insect metamorphosis and to develop a novel methodology for aging blowfly pupae for forensic purposes.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD (Biology), Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

MSc (Evolution and Biodiversity), Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

BSc (Biology, 5-years degree), Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Employment history

Academic

Marie Curie Post-doctoral fellow, Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences - Parasites and Vectors Division, United Kingdom, 2014 - ongoing

Research Associate, Universidad de Alcalá, Ciencias de la Vida - Unidad de Zoología y Antropología Física, Spain, 2005 - 2014

Highlighted publications

Martín-vega DANIEL (2014) On the identity of Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with a synopsis of Prochyliza Walker and description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3893 (2) : 277 - 277. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3893.2.7

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sarcosaprophagous Diptera assemblages in natural habitats in central Spain: spatial and seasonal changes in composition. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27 (1) : 64 - 76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2012.01028.x

Martín-vega D, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2012) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae). Parasitology Research, 111 (3) : 1127 - 1135. doi: 10.1007/s00436-012-2943-5

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2011) New piophilid in town: the first Palaearctic record of Piophila megastigmata and its coexistence with Piophila casei in central Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 25 (1) : 64 - 69. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00907.x

Martín-vega DANIEL, Baz ARTURO, Michelsen VERNER (2010) Back from the dead: Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae) ‘globally extinct’ fugitive in Spain. Systematic Entomology, 35 (4) : 607 - 613. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00541.x

Projects

Grants

MORPHIC— Methods of researching pupal history involving CT-scanning: A novel approach to death time estimations
Role: Principal investigatorMartin-Vega
Funding: FP7 - People
Total value £221,606.40 (to Museum £221,606.40)
Dates: 2014 - 2016

Study of the holotypes of Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae): Solving a long-time controversy
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Dates: 2014 - 2014

Study of the holotypes of Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae): Solving a long-time controversy
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Dates: 2014 - 2014

Professional activities

Fellowships

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Natural History Museum, London (United Kingdom), 2014 - 2016.

SYNTHESYS Grant, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (France), 2014 - 2014.

IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales) - Research Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2013 - 2014.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) - Research Fellowship, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Jena (Germany), 2013 - 2013.

Programa de Ayudas Postdoctorales UAH - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2012 - 2013.

IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales) - Research Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2011 - 2011.

Programa FPU del Ministerio Español de Educación y Ciencia - Research Training Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2006 - 2009.

Programa FPI-UAH - Research Training Fellowship, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2005 - 2006.

Beca de Colaboración del Ministerio Español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte - Research Training Grant, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2004 - 2004.

Memberships

Member, IUICP (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales), 2010 - on going.

Member, AeE (Asociación española de Entomología), 2009 - on going.

Member, EAFE (European Association for Forensic Entomology), 2006 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Martin-vega D, Ebejer MJ, Whitmore D (2017) Out of the South? The first Afrotropical record of Prochyliza Walker (Diptera: Piophilidae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4232 (1) : 144 - 150. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4232.1.12

Martín-vega D, Simonsen TJ, Hall MJ (2017) Looking into the puparium: Micro-CT visualization of the internal morphological changes during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina, with the first quantitative analysis of organ development in cyclorrhaphous dipterans.. J Morphol, doi: 10.1002/jmor.20660

Hall MJR, Simonsen TJ, Martín-vega D (2017) The ‘dance’ of life: visualizing metamorphosis during pupation in the blow fly Calliphora vicina by X-ray video imaging and micro-computed tomography . Royal Society Open Science, 4 (1) : 160699 - 160699. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160699

Hofer IMJ, Hart AJ, Martín-vega D, Hall MJR (2017) Optimising crime scene temperature collection for forensic entomology casework. Forensic Science International, 270 : 129 - 138. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.11.019

Martín-vega D, Hall MJR, Simonsen TJ (2016) Resolving Confusion in the Use of Concepts and Terminology in Intrapuparial Development Studies of Cyclorrhaphous Diptera. Journal of Medical Entomology, 53 (6) : 1249 - 1251. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjw081

Saifi M, Doumandji S, Martín-vega D (2016) Piophila megastigmata McAlpine 1978 (Diptera: Piophilidae): the first record from northern Africa of this forensically relevant fly. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 52 (4) : 243 - 246. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2016.1244491

Zajac BK, Martin-vega D, Feddern N, Fremdt H, E CastroCP, Szpila K, Reckel F, Schütt S, Verhoff MA, Amendt J, Zehner R (2016) Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of the forensically important family Piophilidae (Diptera) from different European locations. Forensic Science International, 259 : 77 - 84. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.12.024

Martín-vega D, Hall MJR (2016) Estimating the age of Calliphora vicina eggs (Diptera: Calliphoridae): determination of embryonic morphological landmarks and preservation of egg samples. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 130 (3) : 845 - 854. doi: 10.1007/s00414-015-1308-x

Martín-vega D, Niederegger S (2015) Larval muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns are a conserved character among Piophilini flies (Diptera, Piophilidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 62 (2) : 239 - 245. doi: 10.3897/dez.62.5685

Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2015) Necrophilous Histerid Beetle Communities (Coleoptera: Histeridae) in Central Spain: Species Composition and Habitat Preferences. Environmental Entomology, 44 (4) : 966 - 974. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvv077

Baz A, Botías C, Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM (2015) Preliminary data on carrion insects in urban (indoor and outdoor) and periurban environments in central Spain. Forensic Science International, 248 : 41 - 47. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.12.012

Martín-vega DANIEL (2014) On the identity of Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with a synopsis of Prochyliza Walker and description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3893 (2) : 277 - 277. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3893.2.7

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2014) Puparial morphology of Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 38 (1-2) : 187 - 190.

Martín-vega D, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2014) Environmental correlates of species diversity for sarcosaprophagous Diptera across a pronounced elevational gradient in central Spain. Italian Journal of Zoology, 81 (3) : 415 - 424. doi: 10.1080/11250003.2014.940007

Martín-vega D, Diaz-aranda LM, Baz A (2014) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly Liopiophila varipes and considerations on the genus Liopiophila (Diptera: Piophilidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 61 (1) : 37 - 42. doi: 10.3897/dez.61.7534

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2014) Comparative larval morphology of the European bone-skippers, Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) and Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with notes on their coexistence and natural history. Journal of Natural History, 48 (5-6) : 285 - 299. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2013.791938

Baz A, Cifrian B, Martin-vega D (2014) Patterns of Diversity and Abundance of Carrion Insect Assemblages in the Natural Park "Hoces del Rio Riaza" (Central Spain). Journal of Insect Science, 14 (1) : 162 - 162. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu024

Martín-vega D, Aguirre-segura A, Barranco P, Baz A, Cifrián B (2013) Necrophagy in crickets, katydids and grasshoppers? Orthoptera collected in carrion-baitedtraps in central Spain. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 49 (1) : 91 - 99. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2013.769320

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sarcosaprophagous Diptera assemblages in natural habitats in central Spain: spatial and seasonal changes in composition. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27 (1) : 64 - 76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2012.01028.x

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2013) Sex-Biased Captures of Sarcosaprophagous Diptera in Carrion-Baited Traps. Journal of Insect Science, 13 (14) : 1 - 12. doi: 10.1673/031.013.1401

Martín-vega D, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2012) The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae). Parasitology Research, 111 (3) : 1127 - 1135. doi: 10.1007/s00436-012-2943-5

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2012) Spatiotemporal Distribution of Necrophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae, Silphidae) Assemblages in Natural Habitats of Central Spain. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 105 (1) : 44 - 53. doi: 10.1603/AN11062

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A (2011) The “Coffin Fly”Conicera tibialis (Diptera: Phoridae) Breeding on Buried Human Remains After a Postmortem Interval of 18 Years*. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 (6) : 1654 - 1656. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01839.x

Martín-vega D (2011) Skipping clues: forensic importance of the family Piophilidae (Diptera).. Forensic science international, 212 (1-3) : 1 - 5. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.06.016

Martín-vega D, Baz A (2011) Could the ‘vulture restaurants’ be a lifeboat for the recently rediscovered bone-skippers (Diptera: Piophilidae)?. Journal of Insect Conservation, 15 (5) : 747 - 753. doi: 10.1007/s10841-011-9429-0

Martin-vega D (2011) Estudio de los agregados de dípteros sarcosaprófagos y su relación con los ecosistemas naturales de la Comunidad de Madrid. PhD Thesis.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2011) Variation in the colour of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae): A case of seasonal polymorphism. European Journal of Entomology, 108 (2) : 231 - 234. doi: 10.14411/eje.2011.031

Martín-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A, Díaz-aranda LM (2011) New piophilid in town: the first Palaearctic record of Piophila megastigmata and its coexistence with Piophila casei in central Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 25 (1) : 64 - 69. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00907.x

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2011) Observation of Death in copula in a Laboratory Colony of the Necrophagous Fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae). Entomological News, 122 (5) : 489 - 490.

Martín-vega DANIEL, Baz ARTURO, Michelsen VERNER (2010) Back from the dead: Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae) ‘globally extinct’ fugitive in Spain. Systematic Entomology, 35 (4) : 607 - 613. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00541.x

Baz A, Cifrian B, Martin-vega D, Baena M (2010) Phytophagous insects captured in carrion-baited traps in central Spain. Bulletin of Insectology, 63 (1) : 21 - 30.

Baz A, Cifrián B, Martin-vega D (2010) Distribution of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in natural habitats in central Spain as shown by carrion-baited traps. Sociobiology, 55 (3) : 871 - 881.

Gómez-gómez A, Martin-vega D, Tschorsnig HP, Baz A, Cifrián B, Díaz-aranda LM (2010) Tachinids associated with carrion in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Entomologia Generalis: journal of general and applied entomology, 32 (3) : 217 - 226.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2010) Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen, 1826) (Diptera: Piophilidae): nueva especie para la fauna de la Península Ibérica. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 34 (1-2) : 249 - 251.

Martin-vega D, Baz A (2010) Datos sobre Dermaptera capturados en trampas cebadas con carroña en el centro de la Península Ibérica. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 46 : 571 - 573.

Martin-vega D, Gómez-gómez A, Baz A (2010) The Austrian Piophilidae (Diptera) in the collection of the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid, Spain. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik, 11 : 9 - 12.

Martin-vega D (2007) Distribución y estacionalidad de los Silphidae (Coleoptera) necrófagos en los ecosistemas naturales de la Comunidad de Madrid. Master's Thesis.

Baz A, Cifrián B, Díaz-äranda LM, Martín-vega D (2007) The distribution of adult blow-flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) along an altitudinal gradient in Central Spain. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 43 (3) : 289 - 296. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2007.10697524

Gómez-gómez A, Martín-vega D, Botías-talamantes C, Baz-ramos A, Díaz-aranda LM (2007) La Entomología Forense en España: pasado, presente y perspectivas de futuro. Cuadernos de Medicina Forense, doi: 10.4321/S1135-76062007000100003

Penín P, Martin-vega D, Martínez-díaz RA (2006) Preliminary data to determine malaria transmission risk in Banda Aceh, an area affected by the tsunami on December 2004. Revista Ibérica de Parasitología, 66 (1-4) : 9 - 11.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

First year: Zoology
9/2012 - 9/2013.

Fifth year: Arthropods
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2011 - 9/2012.

Fifth year: Applied Entomology
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2011 - 9/2012.

Other: Zoology
Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)
9/2006 - 5/2014.

Supervision

Bachelor's honours Co-supervisor to Martín Nieto C
Estudio de los dípteros necrófagos colonizadores primarios y su aplicación en la estimación del intervalo postmortem
1/9/2013 - 31/7/2014.

Impact and outreach

Awards

Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado - PhD Special Award, 14/6/2013.