Variability in the leaf functional ecology

The leaf is the main plant organ to make photosynthesis, the process to use the energy from sunlight, capturing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen to the atmosphere. Life on Earth, as we currently know it, is based on this conversion of sunlight energy and associated gas exchange. Leaf functional traits (structural and chemical […]

Vegetation stability and functional diversity in a changing climate

Understanding how different factors mediate the resistance of communities to climatic variability is a relevant question in ecology, to improve predictions about the impact of climate change on vegetation.

Researchers from the IRNAS-CSIC (Ignacio Pérez-Ramos and Teodoro Marañón), in collaboration with University of Córdoba, Autonomous University of Barcelona and EBD-CSIC, have […]

Doctoral thesis on functional traits of Mediterranean woody species

Enrique García de la Riva has defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Composition and functional diversity of Mediterranean woody plants: from the leaf to the community” in the University of Córdoba (Spain), on April 11th 2016. The thesis has been supervised by Professor Rafael Villar (UCO) and by the IRNAS researchers Teodoro Marañón and […]