forest dynamics

ClimPlant: Realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys

Detailed knowledge on the climatic tolerances of species is crucial to understand, quantify and predict the impact of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem functions. However, quantitative data are limited; often, only expert-based qualitative …

Forest dynamics and climate change: a multiscale approach

Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies

Macroclimate warming is often assumed to occur within forests despite the potential for tree cover to modify microclimates. Here, using paired measurements, we compared the temperatures under the canopy versus in the open at 98 sites across 5 …

Ecology and conservation of southern Iberian forests

Investigating forest dynamics in the Strait of Gibraltar region.

Forest dynamics and climate change

Climate change, microclimates, and forest dynamics.

Impactos de la herbivoría por ungulados sobre la vegetación leñosa del Parque Natural Los Alcornocales

Diapositivas presentadas en las XII Jornadas de Flora, Fauna y Ecología del Campo de Gibraltar (Tarifa, Octubre 2017).

Investigating biodiversity responses to climate change: the benefits of hindsight (and a little bit of statistics)

New paper out in Nature Plants

We have a new paper out in Nature Plants: De Frenne P, Rodríguez-Sánchez F, De Schrijver A, Coomes DA, Hermy M, Vangansbeke P & Verheyen K. 2015. Light accelerates plant responses to warming.

Light accelerates plant responses to warming

Competition for light has profound effects on plant performance in virtually all terrestrial ecosystems. Nowhere is this more evident than in forests, where trees create environmental heterogeneity that shapes the dynamics of forest-floor …

Long-term hurricane damage effects on tropical forest tree growth and mortality

Hurricane winds can have large impacts on forest structure and dynamics. To date, most evaluations of hurricane impacts have focused on short-term responses after a hurricane, often lacked pre-hurricane measurements, and missed responses occurring …