Experts and Doctors on ecosystem in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain


Locale: Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
Topic: ecosystem

Top Publications

  1. García González M, Moreno J, Manzano J, Florencio F, Guerrero M. Production of Dunaliella salina biomass rich in 9-cis-beta-carotene and lutein in a closed tubular photobioreactor. J Biotechnol. 2005;115:81-90 pubmed
    ..Cultivation of Dunaliella in closed tubular photobioreactor, thus represents a suitable approach for the production of a high-quality microalgal biomass enriched in the valuable 9-cis-isomer of beta-carotene and lutein. ..
  2. Centeno Cuadros A, Román J, Delibes M, Godoy J. Prisoners in their habitat? Generalist dispersal by habitat specialists: a case study in southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24613 pubmed publisher
  3. Hidalgo Vila J, Díaz Paniagua C, Pérez Santigosa N, de Frutos Escobar C, Herrero Herrero A. Salmonella in free-living exotic and native turtles and in pet exotic turtles from SW Spain. Res Vet Sci. 2008;85:449-52 pubmed publisher
    ..These results confirm the risk of transmission of Salmonella from free-living and pet turtles to humans, demanding the necessity of regulation of pet turtle trade in Europe. ..
  4. Carnicer J, Abrams P, Jordano P. Switching behavior, coexistence and diversification: comparing empirical community-wide evidence with theoretical predictions. Ecol Lett. 2008;11:802-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These patterns are consistent with theoretical predictions, suggesting a possible role of switching behaviour in promoting avian coexistence and diversification. ..
  5. Delgado Baquerizo M, Gallardo A, Wallenstein M, Maestre F. Vascular plants mediate the effects of aridity and soil properties on ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013;85:273-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, in spatially heterogeneous ecosystems such as drylands, there is a mutual exclusion and niche division between these microorganisms, suggesting that they may be functionally complementary. ..
  6. Perez Martin A, Flexas J, Ribas Carbo M, Bota J, Tomas M, Infante J, et al. Interactive effects of soil water deficit and air vapour pressure deficit on mesophyll conductance to CO2 in Vitis vinifera and Olea europaea. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:2391-405 pubmed publisher
    ..europaea but it increased in V. vinifera. This resulted in a negative relationship between M(A) and the CO(2) draw-down between substomatal cavities and chloroplasts in O. europaea, while being positive in V. vinifera. ..
  7. Linares J, Tíscar P. Buffered climate change effects in a Mediterranean pine species: range limit implications from a tree-ring study. Oecologia. 2011;167:847-59 pubmed publisher
    ..Potential vegetation shifts will likely occur over the dry edge of species distributions, with major impacts on ecosystem structure and function. ..
  8. Caut S, Angulo E, Pisanu B, Ruffino L, Faulquier L, Lorvelec O, et al. Seabird modulations of isotopic nitrogen on islands. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39125 pubmed publisher
    ..The wealth of experimental possibilities in insular ecosystems justifies greater use of these model systems to further our understanding of the modalities of trans-boundary nutrient transfers. ..
  9. Stouffer D, Rezende E, AMARAL L. The role of body mass in diet contiguity and food-web structure. J Anim Ecol. 2011;80:632-9 pubmed publisher
    ..5. Our investigation of the role of body mass in food webs thus helps us to better understand the important features of community food-web structure and the evolutionary forces that have led us to the communities we observe. ..

More Information


  1. Gómez Aparicio L, Zavala M, Bonet F, Zamora R. Are pine plantations valid tools for restoring Mediterranean forests? An assessment along abiotic and biotic gradients. Ecol Appl. 2009;19:2124-41 pubmed
  2. Sebastián González E, Sánchez Zapata J, Botella F, Ovaskainen O. Testing the heterospecific attraction hypothesis with time-series data on species co-occurrence. Proc Biol Sci. 2010;277:2983-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data thus give support for the heterospecific attraction hypothesis, though causal inference should be confirmed with manipulative experiments. ..
  3. Alasaad S, Rossi L, Heukelbach J, Pérez J, Hamarsheh O, Otiende M, et al. The neglected navigating web of the incomprehensibly emerging and re-emerging Sarcoptes mite. Infect Genet Evol. 2013;17:253-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Sarcoptes navigating web (Sarcoptes-NW) is intricate and uncertain, with unexplainable pathogenic flow. In this review we summarize by which routes, under what conditions and at what levels the Sarcoptes mite moves among its hosts...
  4. González Varo J, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J, Albaladejo R. Contrasting heterozygosity-fitness correlations between populations of a self-compatible shrub in a fragmented landscape. Genetica. 2012;140:31-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, our results provide interesting new insights into how population genetic diversity is maintained or lost in a highly fragmented landscape...
  5. Silva E, Marco A, da Graça J, Perez H, Abella E, Patiño Martinez J, et al. Light pollution affects nesting behavior of loggerhead turtles and predation risk of nests and hatchlings. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2017;173:240-249 pubmed publisher
    ..Red light had no significant impact on the behavior of either species. It should be a priority to enforce preventive measures and light mitigation strategies to ensure the conservation of important loggerhead rookeries. ..
  6. Fedriani J, Zywiec M, Delibes M. Thieves or mutualists? Pulp feeders enhance endozoochore local recruitment. Ecology. 2012;93:575-87 pubmed
    ..thieves, cheaters, or exploiters might be misleading. ..
  7. Edelaar P, Bolnick D. Non-random gene flow: an underappreciated force in evolution and ecology. Trends Ecol Evol. 2012;27:659-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Given the possible ubiquity and impacts of non-random gene flow, there is an urgent need for the fields of evolution and ecology to test for non-random gene flow and to more fully incorporate its effects into theory. ..
  8. Herrera C, Medrano M, Bazaga P. Epigenetic differentiation persists after male gametogenesis in natural populations of the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e70730 pubmed publisher
    ..foetidus is likely to persist across generations...
  9. Ochoa Hueso R, Munzi S, Alonso R, Arroniz Crespo M, Avila A, Bermejo V, et al. Ecological impacts of atmospheric pollution and interactions with climate change in terrestrial ecosystems of the Mediterranean Basin: Current research and future directions. Environ Pollut. 2017;227:194-206 pubmed publisher
  10. Castilla A, Alonso C, Herrera C. Genetic structure of the shrub Daphne laureola across the Baetic Ranges, a Mediterranean glacial refugium and biodiversity hotspot. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2012;14:515-24 pubmed publisher
    ..laureola, and presumably other species having discontinuous distributions across the Baetic ranges, should take into account geographical differences in levels of genetic differentiation between the different distribution borders...
  11. Fortuna M, Albaladejo R, Fernandez L, Aparicio A, Bascompte J. Networks of spatial genetic variation across species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:19044-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This variation creates a tremendous challenge for the prioritization of patches to conserve the genetic variation of multispecies assemblages...
  12. Boulay R, Carro F, Soriguer R, Cerda X. Small-scale indirect effects determine the outcome of a tripartite plant-disperser-granivore interaction. Oecologia. 2009;161:529-37 pubmed publisher
    ..They highlight the indirect effect of cheaters that are likely to interfere in mutualisms and may lead to their collapse unless external factors such as spatio-temporal heterogeneity in seed availability constrain their effect...
  13. Manzaneda A, Rey P, Alcántara J. Conflicting selection on diaspore traits limits the evolutionary potential of seed dispersal by ants. J Evol Biol. 2009;22:1407-17 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach may be extended to any organism dispersing offspring to different environments...
  14. Medrano M, Herrera C. Geographical structuring of genetic diversity across the whole distribution range of Narcissus longispathus, a habitat-specialist, Mediterranean narrow endemic. Ann Bot. 2008;102:183-94 pubmed publisher
    ..By using dense sampling of populations across the species' whole geographical range, genetic structuring at different geographical scales is also examined...
  15. Picó F, Retana J. Age-specific, density-dependent and environment-based mortality of a short-lived perennial herb. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2008;10:374-81 pubmed publisher
    ..maritima plants throughout their life cycle in field conditions, highlighting the fact that age is an important factor in determining plant population dynamics. ..
  16. Carrete M, Donázar J, Margalida A, Bertran J. Linking ecology, behaviour and conservation: does habitat saturation change the mating system of bearded vultures?. Biol Lett. 2006;2:624-7 pubmed
    ..This unusual mating behaviour is thus compromising the conservation effort directed to this endangered species; management to encourage floaters to settle in other suitable but unoccupied areas may be beneficial...
  17. Boulay R, Coll Toledano J, Manzaneda A, Cerda X. Geographic variations in seed dispersal by ants: are plant and seed traits decisive?. Naturwissenschaften. 2007;94:242-6 pubmed
    ..Although myrmecochory has long been considered a diffuse interaction, our results support the idea that, at local scale, a limited number of ant species may be decisive to its evolution...
  18. Boulay R, Fedriani J, Manzaneda A, Cerda X. Indirect effects of alternative food resources in an ant-plant interaction. Oecologia. 2005;144:72-9 pubmed
    ..This, in turn, slightly reduced seed germination. Overall, these results shed light, for the first time, on the potential indirect effects of alternative resources on the fate of diaspores adapted for ant dispersal...