Recent SCI Publications (2007- 2010)

R. Díaz-Sierra, M.A. Zavala, M. Rietkerk. 2010. Positive interactions, discontinuous transitions and species coexistence in plant communities. 2010. Theoretical Population Biology 77:131-144.

Montoya, D., Purves, D., Rodriguez-Urbieta, I., & M. A. Zavala. 2009. Do species distribution models explain spatial structure within tree species ranges? Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 662-673.

Gómez-Aparicio L.,  Zavala, M.A., Bonet , F.J. and R. Zamora. 2009.  Are pine plantations useful restoration tools of Mediterranean forests? An assessment along gradients of climatic conditions, stand density and distance to seed sources. Ecological Applications 19: 2124–2141.

Urbieta, I., Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Zavala, M.A., Marañón, T. and R. Kobe (2008) . Soil water content and emergence time control seedling establishment in three co-occurring Mediterranean oak species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 2382-2393.

Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Urbieta,  I.R., Marañón, T., Zavala, M.A., & R. Kobe. 2008. Seed removal in two coexisting oak species: ecological consequences of seed size, plant cover and seed-drop timing. Oikos 117: 1386-1396.

Sánchez-Gómez D., Zavala, M.A. Van Schalkwijk, D., Urbieta, I. & F. Valladares. 2008. Rank reversals in tree growth along tree size, competition and climatic gradients for four forest canopy dominant species in Central Spain. 2008. Annals of Forest Science 65: 605-614.

Urbieta, I. R. , Zavala, M.A. & T. Marañón. 2008. Human and non-human determinants of forest composition in southern Spain: evidence of shifts towards cork oak dominance due to last century management. 2008. Journal of Biogeography 35, 1688–1700.

Montoya, D., Zavala, M.A., Rodríguez, M.A. & D. Purves. Animal Vs Wind Dispersal and the Robustness of Tree Species to Deforestation. 2008. Science 320: 1502-1504.

Pérez Ramos, I.M.,   M.A. Zavala, T. Marañon, M. D. Díaz-Villa & F.Valladares. 2008. Dynamics of understory herbaceous diversity following shrub-clearing of cork oak forests: a five-year study. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3242–3253.

Sánchez-Gómez D., Zavala, M.A. & F. Valladares. 2008. Functional traits and plasticity linked to seedlings’ performance under shade and drought in Mediterranean woody species. Annals of Forest Science 65: 311.

Marañón, T., Quilchano, C., Pérez-Ramos, I., Noejovich, L:, Valladares, F. & M.A. Zavala. 2008. Patterns and ecological consequences of abiotic heterogeneity in managed cork oak forests of Southern Spain. Ecological Research 23:127-139.

Montoya, D.,  Rodríguez, M.A. Zavala & B. Hawkings. 2007. Glacial dynamics and contemporary richness patterns of holarctic trees. Ecography 30:173-182.

Purves, D.W.,  M. A. Zavala, K. Ogle, F. Prieto, & J.M. Rey Benayas. 2007. Environmental heterogeneity, bird-mediated directed dispersal, and oak woodland dynamics in Mediterranean Spain. Ecological Monographs 77:77–97.

Hawkings, B., Montoya, D., Rodríguez, M.A., Olalla, M.A. & M.A. Zavala. 2007. Global models for predicting woody plant richness from climate development and evaluation. Ecology 88: 259-262.

Zavala, M.A., Angulo, O., Bravo, R. & J.C. López-Marcos. 2007. An analytical model of stand dynamics as a function of tree growth, mortality and recruitment: the shade tolerance-stand structure hypothesis revisited. Journal of Theoretical Biology 244: 440–450.