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    • A broad-scale analysis of the main factors determining the current structure and understory composition of Catalonian sub-alpine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) forests 

      Martín Alcón, Santiago; Coll Mir, Lluís; Aunós Gómez, Álvaro (Oxford University Press, 2011-12-13)
      A broad-scale analysis of the structure and understory composition of Pyrenean mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) stands was performed using data from the Spanish National Forest Inventory. Twelve structure-based forest ...
    • Local and landscape-scale biotic correlates of mistletoe distribution in Mediterranean pine forests 

      Roura i Pascual, Núria; Brotons, Lluís; García, D.; Zamora, Regino; De Cáceres, Miquel (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2012)
      The study of the spatial patterns of species allows the examination of hypotheses on the most plausible ecological processes and factors determining their distribution. To investigate the determinants of parasite species ...
    • A model for predicting the growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedling stands in Bolivia 

      Guzmán, G.; Morales, M.; Pukkala, Timo; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2012)
      Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most planted species in the Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia, where growing conditions are different from most places where eucalypts have been studied. This prevents a straightforward ...
    • Environmental campaigns against forest companies: What are the campaigns trying to achieve? 

      Gritten, D.; González-Olabarria, José Ramón; Mola Yudego, Blas; Domínguez Torres, Gloria (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2012)
      Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) can have far reaching consequences in determining the policies of governments and corporations. This paper examines campaigns targeting forestry companies ...
    • Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application 

      Henle, Klaus; Bell, Sandra; Brotons, Lluís; Clobert, Jean; Evans, Douglas; Görg, Christoph; Grodzińska-Jurczak, Malgorzata; Gruber, Bernd; Haila, Yrjö; Henry, Pierre-Yves; Huth, Andreas; Julliard, Romain; Keil, Petr; Kleyer, Michael; Kotze, D. Johan; Kunin, William; Lengyel, Szabolcs; Lin, Yu-Pin; Loyau, Adeline; Luck, Gary W.; Magnusson, William; Margules, Chris; Matsinos, Yiannis; May, Peter; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel; Possingham, Hugh P.; Potts, Simon; Ring, Irene; Pryke, James S.; Samways, Michael J.; Saunders, Denis A.; Schmeller, Dirk S.; Similä, Jukka; Sommer, Simone; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Stoev, Pavel; Sykes, Martin T.; Tóthmérész, Béla; Tzanopoulos, Joseph; Yam, Rita; Penev, Lyubomir (Pensoft Publishers, 2012-03-14)
      This Editorial presents the focus, scope and policies of the inaugural issue of Nature Conservation, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal bridging natural sciences, social sciences and hands-on applications in conservation ...
    • History matters: previous land use changes determine post-fire vegetation recovery in forested Mediterranean landscapes 

      Puerta-Piñero, Carolina; Espelta Morral, Josep Maria; Sánchez Humanes, Belén; Rodrigo, Anselm; Coll Mir, Lluís; Brotons, Lluís (Elsevier, 2012-06-23)
      Land use changes and shifts in disturbance regimes (e.g. wildfires) are recognized worldwide as two of the major drivers of the current global change in terrestrial ecosystems. We expect that, in areas with large-scale ...
    • Community ecology in the age of multivariate multiscale spatial analysis 

      Dray, S.; Pélissier, R.; Couteron, P.; Fortin, Marie-Josée; Legendre, Pierre; Peres-Neto, P. R.; Bellier, E.; Bivand, R.; Blanchet, F. G.; De Cáceres, Miquel; Dufour, A.-B.; Heegaard, Einar; Jombart, T.; Munoz, F.; Oksanen, J.; Thioulouse, J.; Wagner, H. H. (Ecological Society of America, 2012-08-01)
      Species spatial distributions are the result of population demography, behavioral traits, and species interactions in spatially heterogeneous environmental conditions. Hence the composition of species assemblages is an ...
    • Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt 

      Devictor, Vincent; Swaay, Chris Van; Brereton, Tom; Brotons, Lluís; Chamberlain, Dan; Heliölä, Janne; Herrando, Sergi; Julliard, Romain; Kuussaari, Mikko; Lindström, Åke; Reif, Jiří; Roy, David B.; Schweiger, Oliver; Settele, Josef; Stefanescu, Constantí; van Strien, Arco; van Turnhout, Chris A.M.; Vermouzek, Zdeněk; Wallis de Vries, Michiel; Wynhoff, Irma; Jiguet, Frédéric (Springer Nature, 2012-08-28)
    • Architecture, cover and light interception by bramble (Rubus fruticosus): a common understorey weed in temperate forests 

      Balandier, Philippe; Marquier, André; Casella, Eric; Kiewitt, Andrea; Coll Mir, Lluís; Wehrlen, León; Harmer, Ralph (Oxford University Press, 2012-09-10)
      Bramble (Rubus fruticosus L.) is a common weed in temperate forest and also in other world ecosystems where it is recorded as an invasive plant. Although it has been described to efficiently compete for water and nutrients, ...
    • How fire history, fire suppression practices and climate change affect wildfire regimes in Mediterranean landscapes 

      Brotons, Lluís; Aquilué, Núria; De Cáceres, Miquel; Fortin, Marie-Josée; Fall, Andrew (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2013-05-02)
      Available data show that future changes in global change drivers may lead to an increasing impact of fires on terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. Yet, fire regime changes in highly humanised fire-prone regions are difficult ...
    • Conservation planning in a fire-prone Mediterranean region: threats and opportunities for bird species 

      Valecillo, Sara; Hermoso, Virgilio; Possingham, Hugh P.; Brotons, Lluís (Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2013-06-19)
      In response to the processes threatening biodiversity such as habitat loss, effective selection of priority conservation areas is required. However, reserve selection methods usually ignore the drivers of future habitat ...
    • Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions 

      Guisan, Antoine; Tingley, Reid; Baumgartner, John B.; Naujokaitis-Lewis, Ilona; Sutcliffe, Patricia R.; Tulloch, Ayesha I. T.; Regan, Tracey J.; Brotons, Lluís; McDonald-Madden, Eve; Mantyka-Pringle, Chrystal; Martin, Tara G.; Rhodes, Jonathan R.; Maggini, Ramona; Setterfield, Samantha A.; Elith, Jane; Schwartz, Mark W.; Wintle, Brendan A.; Broennimann, Olivier; Austin, Mike; Ferrier, Simon; Kearney, Michael R.; Possingham, Hugh P.; Buckley, Y. (Wiley, 2013-10-17)
      Species distribution models (SDMs) are increasingly proposed to support conservation decision making. However, evidence of SDMs supporting solutions for on‐ground conservation problems is still scarce in the scientific ...
    • Species indicators of ecosystem recovery after reducing large herbivore density: Comparing taxa and testing species combinations 

      Bachand, Marianne; Pellerin, Stéphanie; Côté, Steeve D.; Moretti, Marco; De Cáceres, Miquel; Brousseau, Pierre-Marc; Cloutier, Conrad; Hébert, Christian; Cardinal, Étienne; Martin, Jean-Louis; Poulin, Monique (Elsevier, 2013-11-14)
      Indicator species have been used successfully for estimating ecosystem integrity, but comparative studies for defining optimal taxonomic group remain scarce. Furthermore, species combinations may constitute more integrative ...
    • Soil carbon stocks and their variability across the forests, shrublands and grasslands of peninsular Spain 

      Doblas-Miranda, E.; Rovira, Pere; Brotons, Lluís; Martínez-Vilalta, Jordi; Retana, Javier; Pla, Magda; Vayreda, Jordi (European Geosciences Union; Copernicus Publications, 2013-12-18)
      Accurate estimates of C stocks and fluxes of soil organic carbon (SOC) are needed to assess the impact of climate and land use change on soil C uptake and soil C emissions to the atmosphere. Here, we present an assessment ...
    • Foraging movements and habitat niche of two closely related seabirds breeding in sympatry 

      Afán Asencio, Isabel; Navarro, Joan; Cardador Bergua, Laura; Ramírez, Francisco; Kato, Akiko; Rodríguez, Beneharo; Ropert‑Coudert, Yan; Forero, Manuela G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-12-19)
      As central-place foragers, pelagic seabirds are constrained by spatiotemporal heterogeneity to find productive marine areas and compete for prey. We analysed 97 foraging trips to study the movement and oceanographic ...
    • Alkalinity and structure of soils determine the truffle production in the Pyrenean Regions 

      Jaillard, Benoit; Barry-Etienne, Dominique; Colinas, C. (Carlos); Miguel, Ana Maria de; Genola, Laurent; Libre, Aline; Neveu, Pascal; Oliach, Daniel; Saenz, William; Sáez, Mauricio; Salducci, Xavier; Souche, Gerard; Sourzat, Pierre; Villeneuve, Manon (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2014)
      Aim of study: The program 'Typology of truffle stations in the Pyrenean Regions' aimed to define the ecological conditions and culture practices that favor Tuber melanosporum growth and fruiting in this area. Area of study: ...
    • A resource-based modelling framework to assess habitat suitability for steppe birds in semiarid mediterranean agricultural systems 

      Cardador Bergua, Laura; De Cáceres, Miquel; Bota, Gerard; Giralt, David; Casas, Fabian; Arroyo, Beatriz; Mougeot, F.; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Moncunill Geniz, Judit; Butler, Simon J.; Brotons, Lluís (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2014)
      European agriculture is undergoing widespread changes that are likely to have profound impacts on farmland biodiversity.The development of tools that allow an assessment of the potential biodiversity effects of different ...
    • Is response to fire influenced by dietary specialization and mobility? A comparative study with multiple animal assemblages 

      Santos, Xavier; Mateos, Eduardo; Bros, Vicenç; Brotons, Lluís; de Mas Castroverde, Eva; Herraiz, Joan A.; Herrando, Sergi; Miño, Àngel; Olmo Vidal, Josep Maria; Quesada, Javier; Ribes, Jordi; Sabaté i Jorba, Santi; Sauras Yera, Teresa; Serra, Antoni; Vallejo Calzada, V. R.; Viñolas, Amador (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2014-02-07)
      Fire is a major agent involved in landscape transformation and an indirect cause of changes in species composition. Responses to fire may vary greatly depending on life histories and functional traits of species. We have ...
    • Ultraviolet radiation dose calculation for algal suspensions using UVA and UVB extinction coefficients 

      Navarro, Enrique; Muñiz, Selene; Korkaric, Muris; Wagner, Bettina; De Cáceres, Miquel; Behra, Renata (Elsevier, 2014-02-15)
      Although the biological importance of ultraviolet light (UVR) attenuation has been recognised in marine and freshwater environments, it is not generally considered in in vitro ecotoxicological studies using algal cell ...
    • Using unplanned fires to help suppressing future large fires in Mediterranean forests 

      Regos Sanz, Adrián; Aquilué, Núria; Retana, Javier; De Cáceres, Miquel; Brotons, Lluís (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2014-04-11)
      Despite the huge resources invested in fire suppression, the impact of wildfires has considerably increased across the Mediterranean region since the second half of the 20th century. Modulating fire suppression efforts in ...