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Personal Information

Name

Alexandra Rodríguez Pereiras

Country

Spain

Work address

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)-Consejo Superior de lnvestigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

C/ Serrano 115 dpdo. 28006 Madrid (Spain)

e-mail

arp@mncn.csic.es

Languages

Spanish, Galician, English, Portuguese

 

Main current research lines

·       Effects of Mediterranean forest dieback on microbial communities and C and N related ecosystem processes

·       Brazilian Cerrado functionality and its vulnerability to climate change.

·       Tree species composition and N deposition effects on C and N sequestration in temperate forest soils

 

Main scientific contributions (last 5 years)

Morillas L, Durán J, Rodríguez A, et al. Nitrogen supply modulates the effect of changes in drying-rewetting frequency on soil C and N cycling and on soil-atmosphere greenhouse gases exchange. Global Change Biology (In review).

 

Rodríguez A et al. 2014. Lability of C in temperate forest soils: Assessing the role of nitrogen addition and tree species composition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77: 129 – 140.

 

Durán J, Rodríguez A et al. 2013. Winter climate change effects on soil C and N cycles in urban grasslands. Global Change Biology 19: 2826-2837.

 

Durán J, Delgado-Baquerizo, Rodríguez A et al. 2013. Ionic exchange membranes (IEMs): A good indicator of soil inorganic N production. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57: 964-968.

 

Durán J, Rodríguez A et al. 2012. Comparing the use of leaf and soil analysis as N and P availability indices in a wildfire chronosequence. European Journal of Forest Research 131: 1327 - 1335.

 

Bechtold H, Durán J, Strayer D, Weathers K, Alvarado G, Bettez N, Hersh M, Johnson R, Keeling E, Morse J, Previtali A, Rodríguez A. 2012. Frontiers in ecosystem science. In: Weathers K, Strayer D and Likens G (Eds) Fundaments in Ecosystem Science. Acad. Press. ISBN: 978-0-12-088774-3.

 

Rodríguez A, Durán J et al. 2011. Spatial pattern and variability in soil N and P availability under the influence of two dominant species in a pine forest. Plant and Soil 345: 211-221

 

Durán J, Rodríguez A et al. 2010. Changes in leaf nutrient traits in a wildfire chronosequence. Plant and Soil. 331(1): 69-77.

 

Durán J, Rodríguez A et al. 2010. Long-term decrease of organic and inorganic nitrogen concentrations due to pine forest wildfire. Annals of forest science. 67(2): 207-207.

 

Rodríguez A, Durán J et al. 2009. Short-term wildfire effects on the spatial pattern and scale of labile organic-N and inorganic-N and P pools. For Ecol Manage 257(2): 739-746.

 

Durán J, Rodríguez A et al. 2009. Changes in net N mineralization rates and soil N and P pools in a pine forest wildfire chronosequence. Biology and fertility of soils 45(7): 781-788

 

Rodríguez A, Durán J et al. 2009. Spatial variability of soil properties under Pinus canariensis canopy in two contrasting soil textures. Plant and soil 322(1): 139-150.

Rodríguez A, Durán J et al. 2009. Spatial pattern and scale of soil N and P fractions under the influence of a leguminous shrub in a Pinus canariensis forest. Geoderma 151: 303-310.

 

Rodríguez A, Durán J et al. 2009. Wildfire changes the spatial pattern of soil nutrient availability in Pinus canariensis forests. Annals of forest science. Volume: 66: 210-210.

 

Participation in research projects

Title

Date

Funding institution

Vulnerabilidad de los encinares al cambio climático: mecanismos e influencia del manejo histórico sobre los servicios ecosistémicos

2014-2017

Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

 

 

 

Efecto de la Diversidad, de las Leguminosas y del cambio climático en el funcionamiento de la sabana del Cerrado brasileño.

2014-2015

Banco Santander, S.A.

 

 

 

Vulnerabilidad de poblaciones de plantas leñosas mediterráneas al cambio global: efectos interactivos de la marginalidad y la fragmentación sobre su regeneración

2012-2014

Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

 

 

 

Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe (FUNDIV)

2010-2014

European Union. 7th Framework Program

 

 

 

Restauración y conservación de los ecosistemas madrileños: Respuesta frente al cambio global

2010-2013

Ministry of Education of Madrid, Spain

 

 

 

Assessing the Role of Tree Species and Nitrogen Deposition in Stabilizing Carbon in Northern Hardwood Forest Soils

2011-2012

Northeastern States Research Cooperative, USA

 

 

 

La red viaria como componente de cambio ecológico global: perturbaciones de la diversidad animal por las carreteras y el tráfico motorizado en ecosistemas mediterráneos

2010-2012

Pablo de Olavide University

 

 

 

Cambios en la disponibilidad de nitrógeno y fósforo y en la fijación biológica de nitrógeno durante el desarrollo del ecosistema

2006-2009

Spanish Ministry of Science and Education

 

 

 

Estimación del nitrógeno orgánico disuelto en ecosistemas mediterráneos y su relevancia en el ciclo del nitrógeno

2006-2009

Pablo de Olavide University

 

 

 

Efecto del fuego sobre la variabilidad espacial de recursos para las plantas y su relación con la regeneración natural en comunidades de Pinus canariensis

2003-2006

Spanish Ministry of Science and Education

 

 

 

Efecto del fuego, luz y agua sobre la dinámica de Quercus robur y Quercus

pyrenaica en Galicia: modelos y aplicaciones.

2001-2002

Galician Government, Spain 

 

Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciónCSIC

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