Recent Submissions

  • Analysing spatial correlation of weeds and harvester ants in cereal fields using point processes 

    Comas Rodríguez, Carles; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Torra Farré, Joel (Springer Verlag, 2016)
    The interaction between the spatial distribution of weed richness and weed cover and the spatial location of harvester ant nets was investigated in cereal fields. The understanding of such interdependencies can be relevant ...
  • Temperature and light requirements for germination and emergence of three arable Papaveraceae species 

    Torra Farré, Joel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (2016)
    This research investigated the temperature and light requirements for seed germination and emergence patterns of pinnate poppy, violet horned-poppy, and nodding hypecoum, three annual Papaveraceae species found in arable ...
  • Long-term effect of different tillage systems on the emergence and demography of Bromus diandrus in rainfed cereal fields 

    Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; García, Addy Laura; Cantero Martínez, Carlos; Torra Farré, Joel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz (Wiley, 2016)
    The adoption of no-tillage systems in semi-arid cereal fields in northern Europe has resulted in difficulties in controlling Bromus diandrus. However, in some fields, lower densities are observed in continuous long-term ...
  • Using fitness parameters to evaluate three oilseed Brassicaceae species as potential oil crops in two contrasting environments 

    Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Edo-Tena, Eva; Torra Farré, Joel; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Gesch, Russell W. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Thlaspi arvense and Camelina sativa have gained considerable attention as biofuel crops. But in some areas, these species, including C. microcarpa, are becoming rare arable plants because of agricultural intensification. ...
  • Nuevos taxones para la checklist de la flora vascular de Andorra 

    Domènech Ferrés, Marta; Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni); Pladevall, Clara (Flora Montiberica, 2016)
    Se actualiza el listado de la flora vascular de Andorra. Con la información de publicaciones externas y trabajos propios del CENMA, se añaden 57 nuevos taxones para el Principado a la checklist vigente desde 2008, siendo ...
  • Stakeholder perceptions of the impacts of rural funding scenarios on mountain landscapes across Europe 

    Bayfield, Neil; Barancok, Peter; Furger, Markus; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Domínguez, Gloria; Lapka, Miloslav; Cudlinova, Eva; Vescovo, Loris; Ganielle, Damiano; Cernusca, Alexander; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Drösler, Matthias (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    This article examines how alternative rural funding scenarios might influence the pattern of functional land types in mountain areas. The study aims were to explore the use of stakeholders to predict landscape change and ...
  • Which trait dissimilarity for functional diversity: traitmeans or trait overlap? 

    de Bello, Francesco; Carmona, Carlos P.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Leps, Jan; Mason, Norman W. H. (Wiley, 2013)
    Question: Many functional diversity indices require the calculation of functional trait dissimilarities between species. However, very little is known about how the dissimilarity measure used might affect conclusions ...
  • Transdisciplinary weed research: new leverage on challenging weed problems? 

    Jordan, N.; Shut, M.; Graham, S; Barney, J. N.; Childs, D. Z.; Christensen, S; Cousens, R. D.; Davis, A. S.; Eizenberg, H.; Ervin, D. E.; Fernandez Quintanilla, C.; Harrison, L. J.; Harsch, M. A.; Haijting, S.; Liebman, M.; Loddo, D.; Mirsky, S. B.; Riemens, M.; Nieve, P.; Peltzer, D. A.; Renton, M.; Williams, M.; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Sonderskov, M. (Wiley, 2016)
    Transdisciplinary weed research (TWR) is a promising path to more effective management of challenging weed problems. We define TWR as an integrated process of inquiry and action that addresses complex weed problems in the ...
  • Semiempirical modeling of abiotic and biotic factors controlling ecosystem respiration across eddy covariance sites 

    Migliavacca, Mirco; Reichstein, Markus; Richardson, Andrew D.; Colombo, Roberto; Suttons, Mark A.; Lasslop, Gitta; Tomelleri, Enrico; Wohlfahrt, Georg; Carvalhais, Nuno; Cesatti, Alessandro; Mahecha, Miguel D.; Montagnani, Leonardo; Papale, Dario; Zaehle, Sönke; Arain, Altaf; Arneth, Almut; Black, Andrew; Carrara, Arnaud; Dore, Sabina; Gianelle, Damiano; Helfters, Carole; Hollinger, David; Kutsch, Werner L.; Lafleur, Peter M.; Nouvellon, Yann; Rebmann, Corinna; Da Rocha, Humberto R.; Rodeghiero, Mirco; Roupsard, Olivier; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Seufert, Guenther; Soussana, Jean- Françoise (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
    In this study we examined ecosystem respiration (RECO) data from 104 sites belonging to FLUXNET, the global network of eddy covariance flux measurements. The goal was to identify the main factors involved in the variability ...
  • Factors regulating carbon mineralization in the surface and subsurface soils of Pyrenean mountain grasslands 

    García-Pausas, Jordi; Casals, Pere; Camarero, Lluís; Huguet, Carme; Thompson, Roy; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Romanyà, Joan (Elsevier, 2008)
    Although a large amount of soil carbon (C) is stored in subsurface soils, most studies on soil C dynamics focus on the upper layers. The aim of this study is to assess the factors that regulate C mineralization in mountain ...
  • Strong shifts in plant diversity and vegetation composition in grassland shortly after climatic change 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Kirwan, Laura; Connolly, John (Wiley, 2008)
    Questions: Is plant diversity in mesic grassland ecosystems vulnerable in the short-term to extreme climate change events? How rapidly can responses in vegetation composition occur in perennial grasslands? Are the ...
  • Complex vegetation responses to soil disturbances in mountain grassland 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Puig, Laura (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    We studied vegetation responses to disturbances originated by ants and voles in subalpine grasslands in the Eastern Pyrenees. We compared the effects of these small-scale disturbances with those of a large-scale disturbance ...
  • Grazing as a factor structuring grasslands in the Pyrenees 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; de Bello, Francesco; Puig, Laura; Taull, Marc (Wiley, 2008)
    Questions: What are the relative roles of abiotic and grazing management factors on plant community distribution in landscapes? How are livestock type and stocking rate related to changes in vegetation structure and ...
  • Biodiversity differences between managed and unmanaged forests: meta-analysis of species richness in Europe 

    Paillet, Yoan; Bergès, Laurent; Hjältén, Joakim; Ódor, Péter; Avon, Catherine; Bernhardt Römermann, Markus; Bijlsma, Rienk-Jan; de Bruyn, Luc; Fuhr, Marc; Grandin, Ulf; Kanka, Robert; Lundin, Lars; Luque, Sandra; Magura, Tibor; Matesanz, Silvia; Mészáros, Ilona; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Schemidt, Wolfgang; Standovár, Tibor; Tóthmérész, Béla; Uotila, Anneli; Valladares, Fernando; Vellak, Kai; Virtanen, Risto (Wiley, 2010)
    Past and present pressures on forest resources have led to a drastic decrease in the surface area of unmanaged forests in Europe. Changes in forest structure, composition, and dynamics inevitably lead to changes in the ...
  • Grazing effects on the species-area relationship: Variation along a climatic gradient in NE Spain 

    de Bello, Francesco; Leps, Jan; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Wiley, 2007)
    Questions: Does grazing have the same effect on plant species richness at different spatial scales? Does the effect of spatial scale vary under different climatic conditions and vegetation types? Does the slope of the ...
  • Compromises in data selection in a meta-analysis of biodiversity in managed and unmanaged forests: response to Halme et al. 

    Paillet, Yoan; Bergès, Laurent; Hjältén, Joakim; Ódor, Péter; Avon, Catherine; Bernhardt Römermann, Markus; Bijlsma, Rienk-Jan; de Bruyn, Luc; Fuhr, Marc; Grandin, Ulf; Kanka, Robert; Lundin, Lars; Luque, Sandra; Magura, Tibor; Matesanz, Silvia; Mészáros, Ilona; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Schemidt, Wolfgang; Standovár, Tibor; Tóthmérész, Béla; Uotila, Anneli; Valladares, Fernando; Vellak, Kai; Virtanen, Risto (Wiley, 2010)
  • Soil organic carbon storage in mountain grasslands of the Pyrenees: effects of climate and topography 

    Garcia-Pausas, Jordi; Casals, Pere; Huguet, Carme; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Thompson, Roy; Romanyà, Joan; Camarero, Lluís (Springer Verlag, 2007)
    The prediction of soil C stocks across the landscape has been increasingly studied in many areas of the world. Soil organic C storage in mountain areas is highly heterogeneous, mainly as a result of local-scale variability ...
  • Growth environment but not seed position on the parent plant affect seed germination of two Thlaspi arvense L. populations 

    Gesch, Russell W.; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Edo-Tena, Eva; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Isbell, T.A.; Forcella, Frank (Elsevier, 2016)
    Thlaspi arvense L is a common weed found in most temperate regions throughout the world that also shows excellent potential for domestication as an oilseed crop. The complexity of T. arvense seed dormancy presently makes ...
  • Relationships between volatile production, fruit quality, and sensory evaluation in granny smith apples stored in different controlled-atmosphere treatments by means of multivariate analysis 

    Lavilla, T.; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Recasens Guinjuan, Inmaculada; Vendrell, M.; López Fructuoso, Mª Luisa (American Chemical Society, 1999)
    Aroma compounds, quality parameters, and sensory evaluation of Granny Smith apples were analyzed after 3, 5, and 7 months of cold storage in three controlled-atmosphere (CA) treatments, in which oxygen and carbon dioxide ...
  • Evenness drives consistent diversity effects in intensive grassland systems across 28 European sites 

    Kirwan, L.; Lüscher, A.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Finn, John A.; Collins, R. P.; Porqueddu, C.; Helgadottir, A.; Baadshaug, Ole H.; Brophy, C.; Coran, C.; Dalmannsdóttir, S.; Delgado, Ignacio; Elgersma, Anjo; Fothergill, Michael; Frankow-Lindberg, Bodil E.; Golinski, Piotr; Grieu, Philippe; Gustavsson, Anne-Maj; Höglind, Mats; Huguenin-Elie, Olivier; Iliadis, C.; Jorgensen, M.; Kadzuliene, Z.; Karyotis, T.; Lunnan, T.; Malengier, M.; Maltoni, S.; Meyer, V.; Nyfeler, D.; Nykanen-Kurki, P.; Parente, J.; Smit, H.J.; Thumm, U.; Connolly, John (Wiley, 2007)
    Ecological and agronomic research suggests that increased crop diversity in species-poor intensive systems may improve their provision of ecosystem services. Such general predictions can have critical importance for worldwide ...

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