Nature does nothing in vain.


  • 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.

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