Fernando T Maestre

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc It is getting hotter in here: determining and projecting the impacts of global environmental change on drylands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:3062-75. 2012
  2. doi Shrub encroachment can reverse desertification in semi-arid Mediterranean grasslands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Ecol Lett 12:930-41. 2009
  3. pmc Nutrient availability and atmospheric CO2 partial pressure modulate the effects of nutrient heterogeneity on the size structure of populations in grassland species
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ann Bot 98:227-35. 2006
  4. ncbi Watering, fertilization, and slurry inoculation promote recovery of biological crust function in degraded soils
    Fernando T Maestre
    Departamento de Ecologia, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado de Correos 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain
    Microb Ecol 52:365-77. 2006
  5. ncbi Biomass responses to elevated CO2, soil heterogeneity and diversity: an experimental assessment with grassland assemblages
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, NC, 27708, USA
    Oecologia 151:512-20. 2007
  6. ncbi Amount or pattern? Grassland responses to the heterogeneity and availability of two key resources
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Ecology 88:501-11. 2007
  7. pmc Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Calle Tulipán Sin Número, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Science 335:214-8. 2012
  8. pmc Do biotic interactions modulate ecosystem functioning along stress gradients? Insights from semi-arid plant and biological soil crust communities
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2057-70. 2010
  9. ncbi Is the patch size distribution of vegetation a suitable indicator of desertification processes?
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimnentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Ecology 90:1729-35. 2009
  10. doi Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands
    Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
    1 Departamento de Sistemas Físicos, Quimicos y Naturales, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera, kilómetro 1, 41013 Sevilla, Spain 2 Area de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Calle Tulipán Sin Número, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Nature 502:672-6. 2013

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc It is getting hotter in here: determining and projecting the impacts of global environmental change on drylands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:3062-75. 2012
    ..Future research should explore linkages between these responses and their effects on water and climate, as well as the provisioning of services for human development and well-being...
  2. doi Shrub encroachment can reverse desertification in semi-arid Mediterranean grasslands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Ecol Lett 12:930-41. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that shrub establishment may be an important step in the reversal of desertification processes in the Mediterranean region...
  3. pmc Nutrient availability and atmospheric CO2 partial pressure modulate the effects of nutrient heterogeneity on the size structure of populations in grassland species
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ann Bot 98:227-35. 2006
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  4. ncbi Watering, fertilization, and slurry inoculation promote recovery of biological crust function in degraded soils
    Fernando T Maestre
    Departamento de Ecologia, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado de Correos 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain
    Microb Ecol 52:365-77. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi Biomass responses to elevated CO2, soil heterogeneity and diversity: an experimental assessment with grassland assemblages
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, NC, 27708, USA
    Oecologia 151:512-20. 2007
    ..Our results show that differences among composition levels were dependent on soil heterogeneity, highlighting its potential role in modulating diversity-productivity relationships...
  6. ncbi Amount or pattern? Grassland responses to the heterogeneity and availability of two key resources
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Ecology 88:501-11. 2007
    ....
  7. pmc Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Calle Tulipán Sin Número, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Science 335:214-8. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that the preservation of plant biodiversity is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands...
  8. pmc Do biotic interactions modulate ecosystem functioning along stress gradients? Insights from semi-arid plant and biological soil crust communities
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2057-70. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi Is the patch size distribution of vegetation a suitable indicator of desertification processes?
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimnentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Ecology 90:1729-35. 2009
    ..They also indicate that plant cover can be used to effectively monitor key variables linked to desertification processes...
  10. doi Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands
    Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
    1 Departamento de Sistemas Físicos, Quimicos y Naturales, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera, kilómetro 1, 41013 Sevilla, Spain 2 Area de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Calle Tulipán Sin Número, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Nature 502:672-6. 2013
    ..These changes would uncouple the C, N and P cycles in drylands and could negatively affect the provision of key services provided by these ecosystems. ..
  11. pmc Warming reduces the growth and diversity of biological soil crusts in a semi-arid environment: implications for ecosystem structure and functioning
    Cristina Escolar
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles 28933, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:3087-99. 2012
    ..Thus, these changes are likely to promote an overall reduction in ecosystem processes that sustain and control nutrient cycling, soil stabilization and water dynamics...
  12. ncbi Ecosystem development in roadside grasslands: biotic control, plant-soil interactions, and dispersal limitations
    Pablo García-Palacios
    Departamento de Biología y Geología, Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, c Tulipan s n, 28933 Mostoles, Spain
    Ecol Appl 21:2806-21. 2011
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  13. ncbi Soil nutrient heterogeneity interacts with elevated CO2 and nutrient availability to determine species and assemblage responses in a model grassland community
    Fernando T Maestre
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    New Phytol 168:637-50. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that soil nutrient distribution has the potential to influence the response of plant species and assemblages to changes in [CO(2)] and nutrient availability...
  14. doi Changes in biocrust cover drive carbon cycle responses to climate change in drylands
    Fernando T Maestre
    Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología y Geología, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, c Tulipan s n, Mostoles, 28933, Spain
    Glob Chang Biol 19:3835-47. 2013
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  15. ncbi Global desertification: building a science for dryland development
    James F Reynolds
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and Department of Biology, Post Office Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Science 316:847-51. 2007
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  16. pmc Do positive interactions increase with abiotic stress? A test from a semi-arid steppe
    Fernando T Maestre
    Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Ecologia, Apartado de Correos 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S331-3. 2004
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  17. pmc On the balance between niche and neutral processes as drivers of community structure along a successional gradient: insights from alpine and sub-alpine meadow communities
    Cheng Jin Chu
    Key Laboratory of Arid and Grassland Agroecology at Lanzhou University, Ministry of Education, Lanzhou, 730000, People s Republic of China
    Ann Bot 100:807-12. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to test empirically the relative importance of niche and neutral processes as drivers of species abundance within plant communities along a successional gradient...