Recent Submissions

  • Some challenges for forest fire risk predictions in the21st Century 

    Resco de Dios, Víctor; Nolan, Rachael H. (MDPI, 2021-04-12)
  • Changes in global terrestrial live biomass over the 21st century 

    Xu, Liang; Saatchi, Sassan S.; Yang, Yan; Yifan, Yu; Pongratz, Julia; Bloom, A. Anthony; Bowman, Kevin; Worden, John; Liu, Junjie; Yin, Yi; Domke, Grant; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Woodall, Christopher; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Keller, Michael; Harris, Nancy; Maxwell, Sean; Schimel, David (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021-07)
    Live woody vegetation is the largest reservoir of biomass carbon, with its restoration considered one of the most effective natural climate solutions. However, terrestrial carbon fluxes remain the largest uncertainty in ...
  • Outbreak of Swiss needle cast caused by the fungus Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii on Douglas-fir in Spain 

    Castaño Soler, Carles; Colinas, C. (Carlos); Gómez, M.; Oliva Palau, Jonàs (British Society for Plant Pathology, 2014-05-12)
  • Do climate teleconnections modulate wildfire-prone conditions over the Iberian Peninsula? 

    Rodrigues Mimbrero, Marcos; Peña-Angulo, Dhais; Russo, Ana; Zúñiga Antón, María; Cardil Forradellas, Adrián (IOP Publishing, 2021-04-06)
    Climate teleconnections (CT) synchronize and influence weather features such as temperature, precipitation and, subsequently, drought and fuel moisture in many regions across the globe. CTs thus may be related to cycles ...
  • Ecosystem service mapping needs to capture more effectively the biodiversity important for service supply 

    Ceaușu, Silvia; Apaza-Quevedo, Amira; Schmid, Marlen; Martín-López, Berta; Cortés-Avizanda, Ainara; Maes, Joachim; Brotons, Lluís; Queiroz, Cibele; Pereira, Henrique M. (Elsevier, 2021-03-01)
    Large scale mapping of ecosystem services and functions (ES) is an important tool for researchers and policy makers to inform nature management and policies but it relies mainly on ES modelled with biophysical data such ...
  • Landscape-Scale Effects of Irrigation on a Dry Cereal Farmland Bird Community 

    Giralt, David; Pantoja, Javiera; Morales, Manuel B.; Traba, Juan; Bota, Gerard (Frontiers Media, 2021-03-18)
    Landscape modification and habitat fragmentation are one of the major current threats to biodiversity. The main source of habitat fragmentation is the loss of focal habitat area, but changes in the composition of the ...
  • Predicting the potential distribution and forest impact of the invasive species Cydalima perspectalis in Europe 

    Canelles, Quim; Bassols, Emili; Vayreda, Jordi; Brotons, Lluís (John Wiley & Sons, 2021-03-26)
    Invasive species have considerably increased in recent decades due to direct and indirect effects of ever‐increasing international trade rates and new climate conditions derived from global change. We need to better ...
  • Rapid behavioural response of urban birds to COVID-19 lockdown 

    Gordo, Oscar; Brotons, Lluís; Herrando, Sergi; Gargallo, Gabriel (Royal Society, 2021-03-10)
    Biodiversity is threatened by the growth of urban areas. However, it is still poorly understood how animals can cope with and adapt to these rapid and dramatic transformations of natural environments. The COVID-19 pandemic ...
  • Future trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests under global change scenarios 

    Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra; Améztegui González, Aitor; De Cáceres, Miquel; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Lefevre, François; Brotons, Lluís; Coll Mir, Lluís (Elsevier, 2020-09-02)
    Mediterranean forests play a key role in providing services and goods to society, and are currently threatened by global change. We assessed the future provision of ecosystem services by Mediterranean pine forests under a ...
  • Maximum height of mountain forests abruptly decreases above an elevation breakpoint 

    Améztegui González, Aitor; Rodrigues Mimbrero, Marcos; Gelabert, Pere J.; Lavaquiol Colell, Bernat; Coll Mir, Lluís (Taylor and Francis, 2021-03-15)
    Canopy height is an excellent indicator of forest productivity, biodiversity and other ecosystem functions. Yet, we know little about how elevation drives canopy height in mountain areas. Here we take advantage of an ...
  • A hydroclimatic model for the distribution of fire on Earth 

    Boer, Matthias M.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Stefaniak, Elisa Z.; Bradstock, Ross A. (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2021-03-25)
    The distribution of fire on Earth has been monitored from space for several decades, yet the geography of global fire regimes has proven difficult to reproduce from interactions of climate, vegetation, terrain, land use ...
  • How Can Be Lotic Ecosystem Size More Precisely Estimated? Comparing Different Approximations in Pre-Pyrenean and Pyrenean Mountains 

    Coello Sanz, Fernando; Casals i Martí, Frederic; Sánchez-González, Jorge Rubén (MDPI, 2021-03-06)
    Rivers are among the most biodiverse and endangered ecosystems on earth. In Europe, concern over their conservation promoted the development of legal instruments for habitat and species conservation, the Habitats Directive, ...
  • Análisis de los conflictos derivados de la producción y uso de biomasa forestal para energía en Europa 

    Rhodius, Regina; Peters, Dörte Marie; Ferranti, Francesca; Frei, Theresa; Górriz Mifsud, Elena; Kurttila, Mikko; Leban, Vasja; Lindstad, Berit H.; Malovrh, Špela Pezdevšek; Wirth, Kristina; Stirn, Lidija Zadnik (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Forestales, 2015-02-01)
    La biomasa leñosa es una importante fuente de energía renovable, capital para cumplir los objetivos europeos 2020 sobre clima y energía. Tales objetivos y sus medidas asociadas se basan en el supuesto de que el uso energético ...
  • Performance of statistical and machine learning-based methods for predicting biogeographical patterns of fungal productivity in forest ecosystems 

    Morera, Albert; Martínez de Aragón, Juan; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio; Liang, Jingjing; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de (Springer Nature, 2021-03-15)
    Background: The prediction of biogeographical patterns from a large number of driving factors with complex interactions, correlations and non-linear dependences require advanced analytical methods and modeling tools. This ...
  • Agricultural soil organic carbon stocks in the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula: Drivers and spatial variability 

    Funes, Inmaculada; Savé i Montserrat, Robert; Rovira, Pere; Molowny Horas, Roberto; Alcañiz, Josep M. (Josep Maria); Ascaso Sastrón, Emilio; Herms Canellas, Ignasi; Herrero, Carmen; Boixadera Llobet, Jaume; Vayreda, Jordi (Elsevier, 2019-02-22)
    Estimating soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks under agriculture, assessing the importance of their drivers and understanding the spatial distribution of SOC stocks are crucial to predicting possible future SOC stocks scenarios ...
  • Soil microclimate changes affect soil fungal communities in a Mediterranean pine forest 

    Castaño Soler, Carles; Lindahl, Björn D.; Alday, Josu G.; Hagenbo, Andreas; Martínez de Aragón, Juan; Parladé Izquierdo, Xavier; Pera i Álvarez, Joan; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio (WileyNew Phytologist Trust, 2018-05-14)
    Soil microclimate is a potentially important regulator of the composition of plant‐associated fungal communities in climates with significant drought periods. Here, we investigated the spatio‐temporal dynamics of soil ...
  • Economic profitability of agroforestry in nitrate vulnerable zones in Catalonia (NE Spain) 

    Blanc, Simone; Gasol, Carles M.; Martínez Blanco, Julia; Muñoz Odina, Pere; Coello, Jaime; Casals, Pere; Mosso, Angela; Brun, Filippo (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2019)
    The impact of agricultural practices and the excess application of nitrogen can negatively impact the environment and cause human health problems. In Spain, the liquid manure applied in areas of intensive agriculture is ...
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in estimating the success of ecological restoration 

    Marchand, Lilian; Castagneyrol, Bastien; Jiménez, Juan José; Rey Benayas, José María; Benot, Marie-Lise; Martínez Ruiz, Carolina; Alday, Josu G.; Jaunatre, Renaud; Dutoit, Thierry; Buisson, Elise; Mench, Michel; Alard, Didier; Corcket, Emmanuel; Comín, F. A. (Francisco A.) (Elsevier, 2021-01-23)
    Ecological restoration (ER) of terrestrial ecosystems has become widespread in past decades. However, assessing its success is complex mainly due to the diversity of objectives pursued, actions undertaken but also statistical ...
  • Can Social Innovation Make a Change in European and Mediterranean Marginalized Areas? Social Innovation Impact Assessment in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, and Rural Development 

    Ravazzoli, Elisa; Dalla Torre, Cristina; Da Re, Riccardo; Govigli, Valentino Marini; Secco, Laura; Górriz Mifsud, Elena; Pisani, Elena; Barlagne, Carla; Baselice, Antonio; Bengoumi, Mohammed; Dijskhoorn-Dekker, Marijke; Labidi, Arbia; Lopolito, Antonio; Melnykovych, Mariana; Perlik, Manfred; Polman, Nico; Sarkki, Simo; Vassilopoulos, Achilleas; Koundouri, Phoebe; Miller, David; Streifeneder, Thomas; Nijnik, Maria (MDPI, 2021-02-08)
    Social innovation (SI) impacts are long-term changes that affect different dimensions of territorial capital (i.e., economy, society, environment, governance) for the territory in which SI occurs. Yet, systematic empirical ...
  • Halophytophthora fluviatilis Pathogenicity and Distribution along a Mediterranean-Subalpine Gradient 

    Caballol, Maria; Štraus, Dora; Macià, Héctor; Ramis, Xavier; Redondo, Miguel Ángel; Oliva Palau, Jonàs (MDPI, 2021-02-03)
    Halophytophthora species have been traditionally regarded as brackish water oomycetes; however, recent reports in inland freshwater call for a better understanding of their ecology and possible pathogenicity. We studied ...

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