Archive for October, 2013:

Oak Workshop at Baeza, September 30th – October 2nd 2013

Workshop "Oak forests coping with global change: ecology and management" was carried out at Baeza, September 30th to October 2nd, 2013. To get proceedings and final program click here Participants

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Teodoro Marañón – Oak forest ecology and management: an overview

In this lecture I will review the importance of the oak woodlands and forests and how they are affected by global change, I will analyze the main research topics related with oaks, and finally I will summarize the main knowledge gaps and future lines of research as discussed during the ...

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Mario González Espinosa – Ecological attributes of Quercus spp. and its application in guiding the restoration of humid forests in southern México

The genus Quercus (Fagaceae) is one of the most speciose genera within the Mexican tree flora, including some 165 species (encinos or robles as they are commonly called in Mexico). For the state of Chiapas, a recent account reports at least 28 species of Quercus. Most of the species in ...

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Alma García Moreno – Nutritional status of Quercus ilex L. in response to different uses of Mediterranean open woodlands

Mediterranean open woodlands have been facing a dual process of intensification and abandonment, due to socioeconomic changes happening in European countries in the last decades. This dual process, which can coexist even on a local scale, has resulted in the alteration of structure, composition and production of the vegetation. Several ...

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Will Simonson – Mediterranean wood pastures for biodiversity: Making the Lynx

The poster describes a new collaborative project launched in August 2013 with funding support from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). Making the Lynx aims to develop novel tools for biodiversity conservation in montado wood pasture landscapes of southern Portugal, including decision support for the targeting of agri-environment schemes and forest ...

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Vanda Acácio – Pathways for resilience in cork oak land use systems in Portugal: the role of ecological and land use factors

Cork oak is today restricted to the western part of the Mediterranean Basin, its largest extent being in Portugal (737,000 ha - about 30% of the species distribution area). There are two main types of cork oak land use systems coexisting in Portugal: (1) agro-silvopastoral systems (the montados or dehesas), ...

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Pilar Fernández Rebollo – Management of oak woodlands in Spain

Oaks are widespread in many types of woodland within the Northern hemisphere. In the Iberian Peninsula, oaks are well represented and constitute the main trees in open woodlands. Like others savannas ecosystems of the world, Mediterranean open woodlands in the Iberian Peninsula are the result of human intervention over closer ...

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Jara Dominguez Begines – Plant-soil feedbacks in declining Quercus suber forests

In a plant-soil feedback process, plant species change the chemical, physical or biological soil properties, which in turn modifies the performance of the own plant community. Many recent studies have demonstrated that these feedbacks play an important role in determining the abundance and coexistence of species in plant communities. Nevertheless, ...

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José Manuel Ávila – Impacts of cork oak decline on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes in Mediterranean mixed forests

In the last decades an increasing number of tree decline events has been detected worldwide. Extensive work has been conducted to analyse the main causes underlying these processes (climate change, pollution, exotic pathogens). However, few works have focused on the potential consequences of forest decline for ecosystem functioning. In this ...

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Ana García Nogales – Holm oak (Quercus ilex subsp. ballota) intraspecific variability along a latitudinal gradient. A test of the Core-Periphery Paradigm

Evolution seems to have favored more abundant defensive biochemical endowments in populations native to boundaries of the distribution range as a response to higher overall levels of stress in these areas; with the result of individuals inherently more resistant to stress. The synthesis and operation of greater (and more complex) ...

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