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Plant and Soil

Plant community changes after land abandonment control CO2 balance in a dry environment

Journal of Plant Ecology

Functional groups of Sahelian trees in a semiarid agroforestry system of Senegal

Ecology and Evolution

The shift from plant–plant facilitation to competition under severe water deficit is spatially explicit.

Scientific Reports

Plant-plant competition outcomes are modulated by plant effects on the soil bacterial community

New Phytologist

Disentangling above- and below-ground facilitation drivers in arid environments: the role of soil microorganisms, soil properties and microhabitat

Land degradation & Development

Selection of Adequate Species for Degraded Areas by Oil-Exploitation Industry as a Key Factor for Recovery Forest in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Land degradation & Development

Selection of adequate species for degraded areas by oil-exploitation industry as a key factor for recovery forest in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Science of the Total Environment

Selection of forest species for the rehabilitation of disturbed soils in oil fields in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

Contribution of co-occurring shrub species to community richness and phylogenetic diversity along an environmental gradient.

Funtional Ecology

Does the stress-gradient hypothesis hold water? Climatic means, extremes and the “regeneration paradox”.

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Rainfall, microhabitat, and small mammals influence the abundance and distribution of soil microorganisms in a Chilean semi-arid shrubland

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Twenty-five years of research in the north-central Chilean semiarid zone: The Fray Jorge Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) site and Norte Chico. Editorial, Special Issue, series “Deserts of the World”


Enhanced facilitation at the extreme end of the aridity gradient in the Atacama Desert: A community-level approach


Phylogenetic distance among beneficiary species in a cushion plant species explains interaction outcome

Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Benefactor and allelopathic shrub species have different effects on the soil microbial community along an environmental severity gradient

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

Fungal endophytes associated with roots of nurse cushion species have positive effects on native and invasive beneficiary plants in an alpine ecosystem


Phylogenetic distance among beneficiary species in a cushion plant species explains interaction outcome

Journal of Plant Ecology

Resource economics and coordination among above- and below-ground functional traits of three dominant shrubs from the Chilean coastal desert

Journal of Arid Environments

Effects of changes in rainfall amount and pattern on root dynamics in an arid shrubland

Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Interactions among soil, plants, and microorganisms drive secondary succession in a dry environment

Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Interactions among soil, plants, and microorganisms drive secondary succession in a dry environment

Functional Ecology

Consequences of facilitation: One plant's benefit is another plant's cost

New Phytologist

Modulating effects of ontogeny on the outcome of plant-plant interactions along stress gradients

Journal of Ecology -pdf

A role for below-ground biota in plant-plant facilitation

Journal of Ecology

Variability in functional traits mediates plant interactions along stress gradients

Soil Biology and Biochemistry -pdf

Soil microbial community under a nurse-plant species changes in composition, biomass and activity as the nurse grows


Redistribución del agua del suelo por las plantas

Oikos -pdf

Direct and indirect interactions co-determine species composition in nurse plant systems

Functional Plant Biology -pdf

Hydraulic lift promotes selective root foraging in nutrient rich soil patches

New Phytologist -pdf

Water release through plant roots: new insights into its consequences at the plant and ecosystem level

Oecologia -pdf

The effect of hydraulic lift on organic matter decomposition, soil nitrogen cycling, and nitrogen acquisition by a grass species

PLoS ONE -pdf

Plant neighbour identity matters to belowground interactions under controlled conditions

Prometheus Wiki. -pdf

Integrated paper sensors for quantification of photosynthetically active radiation.

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Special issue: The Iberian Southeast. Editorial

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics -pdf

The role of hydraulic lift on seedling establishment under a nurse plant species in a semi-arid environment

Journal of Vegetation Science -pdf

A field test of the stress-gradient hypothesis along an aridity gradient

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Climatic change and rainfall patterns: effects on semiarid plant communities of the Iberian Southeast

Acta Oecologica -pdf

Belowground zone of influence in a tussock grass species

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Positive plant interactions in the Iberian Southeast: mechanisms, environmental gradients, and ecosystem function

Soil Biology and Biochemistry -pdf

Shrubs influence arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi communities in a semiarid environment

Web Ecology -pdf

The role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in primary succession: Differences and similarities across habitats

Plant interaction indices based on experimental performance data. In: Positive Plant Interactions and Community Dynamics (F.I. Pugnaire, ed.), pp. 17-37. BBVA Foundation & CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Oecologia -pdf

Hydraulic lift and tolerance to salinity of semiarid species: consequences for species interactions

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Abiotic conditions, neighbour interactions, and the distribution of Stipa tenacissima in a semiarid mountain range

Journal of Vegetation Science -pdf

Ontogenetic shifts in interactions of two dominant shrub species in a semi-arid coastal sand dune system

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Patch structure dynamics and mechanisms of cyclical succession in a Patagonian steppe (Argentina)

Journal of Ecology -pdf

Facilitation in plant communities: the past, the present, and the future

Structure and Function of Root Systems. En 'Functional Plant Ecology' (F. I. Pugnaire & F. Valladares, eds.), pp 151-173. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

Journal of Arid Environments -pdf

Colonization processes in semi-arid Mediterranean old-fields

Functional Ecology -pdf

The effect of initial biomass in manipulative experiments on plants

Journal of Ecology -pdf

Plant interactions govern population dynamics in a semiarid plant community

Ecosistemas -pdf

Balance de la interacción entre plantas superiores en ambientes semiáridos: mecanismos y procesos

Ecology -pdf

Measuring plant interactions: A new comparative index

Journal of Vegetation Science -pdf

Soil as a mediator in plant-plant interactions in a semi-arid community

La Tierra

Las interacciones entre plantas en ambientes mediterráneos

Quercus -pdf

Interacciones entre plantas de alta montaña

Nature -pdf

Positive interactions among alpine plants increases with stress: a global experiment

Plant and Soil -pdf

Ecophysiological significance of chlorophyll loss and reduced photochemical efficiency under extreme aridity in Stipa tenacissima L


Las dehesas de retama: Biodiversidad en ambientes semiáridos

Balance de interacciones entre plantas. En Ecosistemas mediterráneos. Aspectos funcionales. (R. Zamora y F.I. Pugnaire, eds.), pp. 213-235, Ed. CSIC-AEET, Granada.


Los artinales, ecosistemas en peligro

Control de la variación espacial de la morfometría de las cuencas en el estado de los diques de cabecera del río Guadalentín (Almería, Murcia). A, Gómez Ortiz & F. Salvador Franch Eds. Barcelona. En Investigaciones recientes de la Geomorfología española: 153-160



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