Nature does nothing in vain.


  • 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) Defining a distinct fire-tolerant transition vegetation type in forest-savanna mosaics. 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.