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  • David Bauman, Claire Fortunel, Guillaume Delhaye, Yadvinder Malhi, Lucas A Cernusak, Lisa Patrick Bentley, Sami W Rifai, Jesús Aguirre-Gutiérrez, Imma Oliveras Menor, Oliver L Phillips, Brandon E McNellis, Matt Bradford, Susan GW Laurance, Michael F Hutchinson, Raymond Dempsey, Paul E Santos-Andrade, Hugo R Ninantay-Rivera, Jimmy R Chambi Paucar, Sean M McMahon (2022) Tropical tree mortality has increased with rising atmospheric water stress. Nature,

  • Jesús Aguirre‐Gutiérrez, Erika Berenguer, Imma Oliveras Menor, David Bauman, Jose Javier Corral-Rivas, Maria Guadalupe Nava-Miranda, Sabine Both, Josué Edzang Ndong, Fidèle Evouna Ondo, Natacha Bengone, Vianet Mihinhou, James W Dalling, Katherine Heineman, Axa Figueiredo, Roy González-M, Natalia Norden, Ana Belén Hurtado-M, Diego González, Beatriz Salgado-Negret, Simone Matias Reis, Marina Maria Moraes de Seixas, William Farfan-Rios, Alexander Shenkin, Terhi Riutta, Cécile AJ Girardin, Sam Moore, Kate Abernethy, Gregory P Asner, Lisa Patrick Bentley, David FRP Burslem, Lucas A Cernusak, Brian J Enquist, Robert M Ewers, Joice Ferreira, Kathryn J Jeffery, Carlos A Joly, Ben Hur Marimon-Junior, Roberta E Martin, Paulo S Morandi, Oliver L Phillips, Amy C Bennett, Simon L Lewis, Carlos A Quesada, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, W Daniel Kissling, Miles Silman, Yit Arn Teh, Lee JT White, Norma Salinas, David A Coomes, Jos Barlow, Stephen Adu-Bredu, Yadvinder Malhi (2022) Functional susceptibility of tropical forests to climate change. Nature Ecology and Evolution,

  • Simone M. Reis, Beatriz S. Marimon, Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert, Ben Hur Marimon Jr, Paulo S. Morandi, Fernando Elias, Edmar A. de Oliveira, David Galbraith, Ted R. Feldpausch, Imma O. Menor, Yadvinder Malhi, Oliver L. Phillips (2022) Climate and crown damage drive tree mortality in southern Amazonian edge forests. Journal of Ecology, 

  • Marijn Bauters, Oriol Grau, Sebastian Doetterl, Katherine D Heineman, James W Dalling, Cecilia M Prada, Marco Griepentrog, Yadvinder Malhi, Terhi Riutta, Marina Scalon, Imma Oliveras, Takeshi Inagawa, Noreen Majalap, Hans Beeckman, Jan Van den Bulcke, Michael P Perring, Aurélie Dourdain, Bruno Hérault, Pieter Vermeir, Isaac A Makelele, Pere R Fernández, Jordi Sardans, Josep Peñuelas, Ivan A Janssens (2022) Tropical wood stores substantial amounts of nutrients, but we have limited understanding why. Biotropica 

  • Gyasi Damptey, F., Birkhofer, K., Oliveras Menor, I., de la Riva E.G. (2022) The Functional Structure of Tropical Plant Communities and Soil Properties Enhance Ecosystem Functioning and Multifunctionality in Different Ecosystems in Ghana. Forests 13, 

  • Soares Jancoski, H., Scwantes Marimon B., Correa Scalon M., de V. Barros, F., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Carvalho E., Oliveira R.S., Oliveras Menor I. (2022) Distinct leaf water potential regulation of tree species and vegetation types across the Cerrado–Amazonia transition. Biotropica,

  • Christmann, T. Oliveras Menor I. (2021) A synthesis and future research directions for tropical mountain ecosystem restoration. Scientific Reports 11: 23948.

  • Harrison S.P., Prentice I.C.P., Bloomfield K.J., Dong N.,Forkel M.,Forrest M., Ningthoujam R.K.,  Pellegrini A., Shen Y., Baudena M., Cardoso A.W., Huss J.C., Joshi J.J., Oliveras I., Pausas J.G.,  Simpson K.J. (2021) Understanding and modelling wildfire regimes: an ecological perspective. Environmental Research Letters 16: 125008.

  • Reilly, S., Clark, M.L., Bentley, L.P., Matley, C., Piazza, E., Oliveras Menor I. (2021) The Potential of Multispectral Imagery and 3D Point Clouds from Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS) for Monitoring Forest Structure and the Impacts of Wildfire in Mediterranean-Climate Forests. Remote Sensing 13: 3810.

  • Scalon, M.C., Davi Rodrigo Rossatto, D.R., Oliveras, I., Miatto, R.C., Gray, E.F., Domingos, F.M.C.B., Brum, F.T., Carlucci, M.B., Hoffmann, W.A., Marimon Júnior, B.H., Marimon, B.S., Franco, A.C. (2021) Fire and drought: shifts in inner and outer bark investment across a broad geographical scale for Neotropical savanna trees. Basic and Applied Ecology, 56: 110-121.

  • Capdevila, P., Stott, I., Oliveras Menor I., Stouffer D.B., Raimundo R.L.G., White H., Barbour M., Salguero-Gómez R. (2021) Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Journal of Ecology 109: 3012-3113.

  • Li, S., Sparrow S.N., Otto, F.E.L., Rifai S.W., Oliveras, I., Krikken, F., ANderson L.O. Malhi, Y., Wallom, D. (2021) Anthropogenic climate change contribution to wildfire-prone weather conditions in the Cerrado and Arc of deforestation, Environmental Research Letters 16: 094051 

  • Christmann, T., Rosado, B., Delhaye, G., Drummond J., Roland, H., Moraes, Y.C., Matos, I., Oliveras, I. Functional assembly and diversity of tree islands in the montane Atlantic forest is shaped by stress-tolerance, co-occurrence with bamboo and potential facilitation. Ecology and Evolution

  • Tebutt, C., Devisscher, T., Obando-Cabrera L., Gutierrez G., Constanza Meza M., Armenteras D., Oliveras I. (2021) Participatory Mapping Reveals Sociocultural Drivers of Forest Fires in Protected Areas of the Post-Conflict Colombian Amazon. People and Nature.

  • Huaraca Huasco, W., Riutta, T., Girardin, C.A.J., Hancco Pacha, F.,  Puma Vilca, B.L., Moore, S., Rifai, S.W., Aguila Pasquel, J.,  Araujo Murakami, A., Freitag, R., Morel, A.C.,  Demissie, S.,  Doughty, C.E., Oliveras, I., Galiano Cabrera, D.F., Durand Baca, L., Farfán Amézquita, F., Silva Espejo, J.E., da Costa, A.C.L., Oblitas Mendoza, E., Quesada, C.A., Evouna Ondo,  F., Edzang Ndong, J., Jeffery, K.L., Mihindou, V., White, L.T.J.,  N’ssi Bengone, N., Ibrahim, F., Addo‐Danso, S.D., Duah‐Gyamfi, A., Djaney Djagbletey, G., Owusu‐Afriyie, K., Amissah, L., Mbou, M.Y., Marthews, T.R., Metcalfe, D.B., Aragão, LEOC.,  Marimon‐Junior, B.H., Marimon, B.S. Majalap, N., Adu‐Bredu, S., Abernethy, K.A., Silman, M., Ewers, R.M., Meir, P., Malhi Y. (2021) Fine root dynamics across pantropical rainforest ecosystems. Global Change Biology.

  • Malhi Y., Girardin C., Metcalfe D.B., Doughty C., Aragão L.E.O.C., Rifai S.W., Oliveras I., Shenkin A., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Dahlsjö C.A.L., Riutta T., Berenguer E., Moore S., Huaraca Huasco W., Salinas N., Lola da Costa A.C., Bentley L.P., Adu-Bredu S., Marthews T.R., Meir P., Phillips O.L. The Global Ecosystems Monitoring network: Monitoring ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling across the tropics. (2021) Biological Conservation 253, 108889.

  • Cardoso A., Oliveras, I., Abernethy, K., Jeffery K., Lehmann D., Edzang Ndong J., White L.T.J., Bond W., Malhi Y. (2020) A distinct ecotonal tree community exists at central African forest–savanna transitions. Journal of Ecology, 109: 1170-1183`.

    • **Article featured in Science: Forest-savanna fire guard (Science  22 Jan 2021: Vol. 371, Issue 6527, pp. 359-360 DOI: 10.1126/science.371.6527.359-c)​

  • Brummer, A.B., Lymperopoulos, P., Shen, J., Tekin, E., Bentley, L.P., Buzzard, V., Gray, A., Oliveras, I., Enquist, B.J., Van M Savage. Identifying branching principles in biological networks using imaging, modelling, and machine learning. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 18

  • Armenteras, D., Constanza Meza, M., Gonz.lez, T.M., Oliveras, I., Balch J.K., Retana, J. Fire alters the diversity and structure of gallery forests of the Orinoco Basin. Ecosphere, 12: e03347.



  • Oliveras I., Girardin C., Doughty C., Cahuana N., Estefani-Arenas C., Huarasca W., Malhi Y. Andean grasslands are as productive as tropical montane cloud forests (2014) Environmental Research Letters 9: 115011.

  • Román-Cuesta R.M.; Carmona-Moreno C.; Lizcaino G.; New M.; Silman M.; Knoke T; Malhi Y.; Oliveras I.; Asbjornsen, H.; Vuille, M. (2014) Synchronous fire activity in the tropical high Andes: indication of a regional climate forcing. Global Change Biology 20(6): 1929-1942.

  • Oliveras I.; Anderson L.; Malhi Y. (2014) Application of remote sensing to understanding fire regimes and biomass burning emissions of the Tropical Andes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28(4): 480-496.

  • Oliveras I.; Van der Eyndeen M.; Malhi Y.; Menor-Salazar C.; Cahuana N.; Zamora F; Torbjorn T (2014) Allometric equation for high altitude grassland in the southern Peruvian Andes. Austral Ecology 39(4): 408-415.

  • Oliveras I.; Malhi Y.; Salinas N.; Huaman V.; Urquiaga-Flores E.; Kala-Mamani J.; Quintano-Loaiza J.A.; Cuba-Torres I.; Lizarraga-Morales N.; Roman-Cuesta R.M. (2014) Species and individual traits determine changes in forest structure and composition after fire in tropical montane cloud forests near the Andean treeline. Plant Ecology and Diversity 7: 329-340.

  • Oliveras I.; Meirelles S.T.; Hirakuri V.L.; Freitas C.R.; Miranda H.S.; Pivello V.R. (2013) How do fire regimes affect herbaceous nutrient contents in a Brazilian open savanna? International Journal of Wildland Fire 22: 368-380.

  • Roman-Cuesta R.M.; Salinas N.; Asbjornsen H.; Oliveras I.; Huaman V.; Gutierrez Y.; Puelles L.; Kala J.; Yabar D.; Rojas M.; Astete R.; Jordan D.; Silman M.; Mosandl R.; Weber M.; Stimm B.; Gunter S.; Knoke T.; Malhi Y. (2011). Implications of fires on carbon budgets in Andean Cloud Montane Forest: the importance of peat-soils and tree resprouting. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1987-1997.

2001- 2010
  • Pivello V.R.; Oliveras I.; Meirelles; S.T.; Miranda; H.S.; Haridasan M.; Sato M.N. (2010) Effect of periodical burnings on soil nutrient availability in an open savanna. Plant and Soil 337: 111-123.

  • Llorens P.; Poyatos R.; Latron J.; Delgado J.; Oliveras I.; Gallart, F. (2010). A multi-year study of rainfall and soil water control son Scots pine transpiration under Mediterranean mountain conditions. Hydrological Processes 24:3053-3064.

  • Oliveras I.; Gracia M.; Retana J. (2009) Factors influencing fire severity in a large wildfire under extreme meteorological conditions. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 755-764.

  • Oliveras I.; Bell T. (2008) Analysis of the Australian literature on prescribed burning. Journal of Forestry 106: 31-37.

  • Oliveras I.; Piñol J.; Viegas D.X. (2006) Generalisation of the Fire Line Rotation Model to Curved Fire Lines. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15: 447-456.

  • Bell T.; Oliveras I. (2006) Perceived benefits of prescribed burning in a local forest community of Victoria, Australia. Environmental management 38: 867 - 878.

  • Viegas D.X.; Oliveras I.; Rossa C.; Piñol P. (2006) Fireline Rotation Model. In: Forest Ecology and Management 234, s1 (283), p15.

  • Oliveras I.; Viegas D.X.; Piñol J. (2005) Modelling the long term effect of changes in fire frequency on the total area burnt. Orsis 20: 73 – 81.

  • Oliveras I.; Martinez-Vilalta J.; Jimenez-Ortiz T.; Lledó M.J.; Escarré A.; Piñol J. (2003) Hydraulic properties of Pinus pinea and Tetraclinis articulata in a dune ecosystem of Eastern Spain. Plant Ecology, 131-141.

  • Llorens, P., Oliveras, I., Poyatos, R. (2003) Temporal variability of water fluxes in a Pinus sylvestris forest patch in a Mediterranean catchment. International Association for the Hydrological Sciences 278: 101-105.

  • Martinez-Vilalta J.; Prat E.; Oliveras I.; Piñol J. (2002) Hydraulic properties of roots and stems of nine woody species from an oak forest in NE Spain. Oecologia 133: 19 – 29.

  • Oliveras I.; Llorens P. (2001). Medium term sap flux monitoring in a Scots pine stand: analysis of the operability of the heat dissipation method for hydrological purposes. Tree Physiology 21: 473-480.

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