Sustainable use of the Soil-Plant System


The main objective of the group SOILPLANT is the integrated study of the soil-plant system in agricultural and agroforestry soils, paying special attention to contaminated and degraded soils and their effects on the ecosystem. It is intended to implement management practices more in line with the pedo-climatic characteristics of each scenario, based on a sustainable use of the environment and integrated nutrient application.


  • Composting: Optimization of the composting process. Agricultural use to improve productivity and quality of degraded and contaminated soils.
  • Evaluation of odors and gaseous emissions from composting.
  • Conservation tillage (reduced tillage and no tillage): short- and long-term effects on soil quality and crop performance.
  • Influence of tillage methods on soil physical and hydraulic properties controlling water infiltration and crop development.
  • Remediation of contaminated soils: chemical and biochemical properties as indicators of remediation. Restoration and phytostabilization techniques. Potential autochthonous plants (heavy metal tolerance and absorption/retention capacity). Long-term monitoring of the plant-soil system.Long-term monitoring of the plant-soil system.
  • Dynamics of the organic matter (natural and exogenous) in the nutrients and contaminants cycles in soil.
  • Determination of toxic elements in living organisms present in remediated soils: bioindicators of pollution and risks to the food chain.
  • Functional and structural diversity of soil microbial community as indicators of its stability and the stress level in contaminated soil ecosystems.
  • Designing materials from wastes for producing biodiesel.
  • Agroforestry systems. Relation between the aerial and subterranean subsystems. Role of mycorrhizae, the microbial community and soil pathogens.
  • Restoration and reforestation. Factors limiting the regeneration of forest species, especially those related to soil conditions.
  • Evaluation of ecosystem services in agroforestry systems. Regulating services: carbon sequestration, soil protection and fertility.
  • Quality control of the analyses of water, sediments, soils, organic fertilizers and plants: Participation in the Wageningen Evaluation Program for Analytical Laboratories and the program INTER2000.



Álvarez, J.M.; Pasian, C.; Lal, R.; López, R.; Díaz, M.J.; Fernández, M. (2018)  Morpho-physiological plant quality when biochar and vermicompost are used as growing media replacement in urban horticulture. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 34, 175-180, doi: j.ufug.2018.06.021.

Alvarez, J.M.; Pasian, C.; Lal, R.; Lopez-Nuñez, R.; Fernández, M. (2018) A biotic strategy to sequester carbon in the ornamental containerized bedding plant production: A review. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16, e03R01, 17 pages doi:10.5424/sjar/2018163-12871.

De la Riva, E. G., Marañón, T., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Olmo, M., & Villar, R. (2018). Root traits across environmental gradients in Mediterranean woody communities: are they aligned along the root economics spectrum? Plant and Soil, 424: 35-48.

De la Riva, E. G., Villar, R., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Quero, J. L., Matías, L., Poorter, L., Marañón, T. (2018). Relationships between leaf mass per area and nutrient concentrations in 98 Mediterranean woody species are determined by phylogeny, habitat and leaf habit. Forestry, 32: 497-510.

De la Riva, E. G., Violle, C., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Marañón, T., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Olmo, M., Villar, R. (2018). A multidimensional functional trait approach reveals the imprint of environmental stress in Mediterranean woody communities. Ecosystems, 21: 248-262.

Gil-Martínez M, López-García A, Domínguez MT, Navarro-Fernández CM, Kjøller R, Tibbett M, Marañón T. (2018) Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and their functional traits mediate plant-soil interactions in trace element contaminated soils. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1682.

López, R. (2018) Fertilización con cenizas de biomasa de olivar. Agricultura, 1020, 5.

López, R.; Díaz, M.J.; González-Pérez, J.A. (2018) Extra CO2 sequestration following reutilization of biomass ash. Science of The Total Environment  2018, 625, 1013-1020, doi: 12.263.

López-García, Á., Gil-Martínez, M., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Kjøller, R., Azcón-Aguilar, C., Domínguez, M. T., Marañón, T. (2018). Functional diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities is reduced by trace element contamination. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 121, 202-211.

Madejón, P., Domínguez, M. T., Gil-Martínez, M., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Montiel-Rozas, M. M., Madejón, E., Murillo, J.M., Cabrera, F., Marañón, T. (2018). Evaluation of amendment addition and tree planting as measures to remediate contaminated soils: The Guadiamar case study (SW Spain). Catena, 166, 34-43. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2018.03.016

Madejón, P., Domínguez, M. T., Madejón, E., Cabrera, F., Marañón, T., & Murillo, J. M. (2018). Soil-plant relationships and contamination by trace elements: A review of twenty years of experimentation and monitoring after the Aznalcóllar (SW Spain) mine accident. Science of the Total Environment, 625, 50-63.

Madejón, P., Domínguez, M.T., Madejón, E., Cabrera, F., Marañón, T., Murillo, J.M. (2018). Soil-plant relationships and contamination by trace elements: A review of twenty years of experimentation and monitoring after the Aznalcóllar (SW Spain) mine accident. Science of the Total Environment, 625, 50-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.277.

Montiel-Rozas, M.M., Domínguez, M.T., Madejón, E., Madejón, P., Pastorelli, R., Renella, G. (2018) Long-term effects of organic amendments on bacterial and fungal communities in a degraded Mediterranean soil.  Geoderma 332, 20-28. DOI:10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.06.022

Schwilch, G., Lemann, T., Berglund, Ö., Camarotto, C., Cerdà, A., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Kohnová, S., Krzeminska, D., Marañón, T., Rietra, R., Siebielec, G., Thorsson, J., Tibbett, M., Valente, S., van Delden, H., van den Akker, J., Verzandvoort, S., Vrînceanu, N.O., Zoumides, C., Hessel, R. (2018), Assessing impacts of soil management measures on Ecosystem Services. Sustainability, 10 (12), 4416.


Álvarez, J.M.; Pasian, C.; Lal, R.; López, R.; Fernández, M. (2017). Vermicompost and biochar as substitutes of growing media in ornamental-plant production. Journal of Applied Horticulture 2017, 19, 205-214.

Ciadamidaro, L., Puschenreiter, M., Santner, J., Wenzel, W.W., Madejón, P., Madejón, E. (2017). Assessment of trace element phytoavailability in compost amended soils using different methodologies. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 17: 1251-1261

de la Riva, E. G., Lloret, F., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Marañón, T., Saura-Mas, S., Díaz-Delgado, R., & Villar, R. (2017). The importance of functional diversity in the stability of Mediterranean shrubland communities after the impact of extreme climatic events. Journal of Plant Ecology10(2): 281-293.

de la Riva, E. G., Marañón, T., Violle, C., Villar, R., & Pérez-Ramos, I. M. (2017). Biogeochemical and ecomorphological niche segregation of Mediterranean woody species along a local gradient. Frontiers in plant science, 8, 1242.

Domínguez, M.T., Montiel-Rozas, M.M., Madejón, P., Diaz, M.J., Madejón, E. (2017). The potential of native species as bioenergy crops on trace-element contaminated Mediterranean lands. Science of the Total Environment, 590-591: 29-39.

Domínguez, M.T., Madejón, P., Madejón, E., Diaz, M.J. (2017). Novel energy crops for Mediterranean contaminated lands: Valorization of Dittrichia viscosa and Silybum marianum biomass by pyrolysis. Chemosphere, 186 : 968-976.

Gutiérrez-Ginés, M.J., Robinson, B.H., Esperschuetz, J., Madejón, E., Horswell, J., McLenaghen, R. (2017). Potential use of biosolids to reforest degraded areas with New Zealand native vegetation. Journal of Environmental Quality, 46: 906-914.

Ibáñez, B., Gómez-Aparicio, L., Ávila, J.M., Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Marañón, T. (2017). Effects of Quercus suber decline on woody plant regeneration: potential implications for successional dynamics in Mediterranean forests. Ecosystems 20: 630-644.

Madejón P, Marañón T, Navarro-Fernández CM, Domínguez MT, Alegre JM, Robinson B, Murillo JM (2017) Potential of Eucalyptus camaldulensis for phytostabilization and biomonitoring of trace-element contaminated soils. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0180240.

Montiel-Rozas, M.M., López-García, Á., Madejón, P., Madejón, E. (2017). Native soil organic matter as a decisive factor to determine the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community structure in contaminated soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53: 327-338.

Pérez‐Ramos, I. M., Díaz‐Delgado, R., de la Riva, E. G., Villar, R., Lloret, F., & Marañón, T. (2017). Climate variability and community stability in Mediterranean shrublands: the role of functional diversity and soil environment. Journal of Ecology105: 1335-1346.


Anaya-Romero, M., Muñoz-Rojas, M., Ibáñez, B., Marañón T. (2016). Evaluation of forest ecosystem services in Mediterranean areas. A regional case study in South Spain. Ecosystem Services 20: 82-90.

Ciadamidaro, L., Madejón, P., Camacho, F., Boy, E.F., Madejón, E. (2016). Organic compost to improve contaminated soil quality and plant fertility. Soil Science, 181: 487-493.

de la Riva, E. G., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Tosto, A., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Olmo, M., Marañón, T., & Villar, R. (2016). Disentangling the relative importance of species occurrence, abundance and intraspecific variability in community assembly: a trait-based approach at the whole-plant level in Mediterranean forests. Oikos 125: 354–363.

de la Riva, E. G., Tosto, A., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Olmo, M., Anten, N.P.R., Marañón, T., & Villar, R. (2016). A plant economics spectrum in Mediterranean forests along environmental gradients: is there coordination among leaf, stem and root traits? Journal of Vegetation Science, 27: 187–199.

Domínguez, M. T., Alegre, J. M., Madejón, P., Madejón, E., Burgos, P., Cabrera, F., Marañón, T., Murillo, J.M. (2016). River banks and channels as hotspots of soil pollution after large-scale remediation of a river basin. Geoderma 261: 133-140.

Domínguez, M. T., Madejón, E., López-Garrido, R., Marañón, T., & Murillo, J. M. (2016). Shrubs for the remediation of contaminated Mediterranean areas: Is the nurse effect mediated by increases in soil enzyme activities? Ecological Engineering, 97, 577-581.

Koenig, W. D., Alejano, R., Carbonero, M. D., Fernández-Rebollo, P., Knops, J. M. H., Marañón, T., Padilla-Díaz, C. M., Pearse, I. S., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Vázquez-Piqué, J. and Pesendorfer, M. B. (2016), Is the relationship between mast-seeding and weather in oaks related to their life-history or phylogeny?. Ecology, 97: 2603–2615.

Lloret, F., de la Riva, E. G., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Marañón, T., Saura-Mas, S., Díaz-Delgado, R. & Villar, R. (2016). Climatic events inducing die-off in Mediterranean shrublands: are species’ responses related to their functional traits? Oecologia,180: 961-973.

López, R., Giráldez, I., Palma, A., Jesús Díaz, M. (2016). Assessment of compost maturity by using an electronic nose Waste Management, 48: 174-180.

Madejón, P., Domínguez, M.T., Díaz, M.J., Madejón, E. (2016). Improving sustainability in the remediation of contaminated soils by the use of compost and energy valorization by Paulownia fortuneScience of the Total Environment, 539: 401-409

Madejón, P., Alaejos, J., García-Álbala, J., Fernández, M., Madejón, E. (2016). Three-year study of fast-growing trees in degraded soils amended with composts: Effects on soil fertility and productivity. Journal of Environmental Management, 169: 18-26

Montiel-Rozas, M., Panettieri, M., Madejón, P., Madejón, E. (2016). Carbon Sequestration in Restored Soils by Applying Organic Amendments. Land Degradation and Development, 27: 620-629.

Montiel-Rozas, M.M., López-García, Á., Kjøller, R., Madejón, E., Rosendahl, S. (2016). Organic amendments increase phylogenetic diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in acid soil contaminated by trace elements. Mycorrhiza, 26: 575-585.

Montiel-Rozas, M.M., Madejón, E., Madejón, P. (2016). Effect of heavy metals and organic matter on root exudates (low molecular weight organic acids) of herbaceous species: An assessment in sand and soil conditions under different levels of contamination. Environmental Pollution, 216: 273-281

Navarro-Fernández, C.M., Pérez-Ramos, I.M., de la Riva, E.G., Vera, J.R., Roumet, C., Villar, R. & Marañón, T. (2016) Functional responses of Mediterranean plant communities to soil resource heterogeneity: a mycorrhizal trait-based approach. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27 (6): 1243-1253.

Schwilch, G., Bernet, L., Fleskens, L., Giannakis, E., Leventon, J., Marañón, T., Mills, J., Short, C., Stolte, J., van Delden, H. & Verzandvoort, S. (2016). Operationalizing ecosystem services for the mitigation of soil threats: A proposed framework. Ecological Indicators67: 586-597.


Carmona, I., Griffith, D.M., Soriano, M.A., Murillo, J.M., Madejón, E., Gomez-Macpherson, H. 2015. What do farmers mean when they say they practice conservation agriculture? A comprehensive case study from southern Spain. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 213, 164–177.

de la Riva, E. G., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Tosto, A., Navarro-Fernández, C. M., Olmo, M., Marañón, T., & Villar, R. 2015. Disentangling the relative importance of species occurrence, abundance and intraspecific variability in community assembly: a trait-based approach at the whole-plant level in Mediterranean forests. Oikos DOI:10.1111/oik.01875

Domínguez, MT, Alegre, JM, Madejón, P, Madejón, E, Burgos, P, Cabrera, F, Marañón, T, Murillo, JM. 2015. River banks and channels as hotspots of soil pollution after large-scale remediation of a river basin. Geoderma (in press).

Domínguez, M. T., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., Murillo, J. M., & Marañón, T. 2015. Facilitating the afforestation of Mediterranean polluted soils by nurse shrubs. Journal of Environmental Management, 161, 276-286.

Domínguez MT, Smith A, Sowerby A, Van Baarsel S, Marshal M, Koller E, Robinson, DA, Lebron, I, Hall, J, Emmett BA. 2015. Sustained impact of drought on wet shrublands mediated by soil physical changes. Biogeochemistry 122: 151-163.

Grubb, P. J., Marañón, T., Pugnaire, F. I., & Sack, L. 2015. Relationships between specific leaf area and leaf composition in succulent and non-succulent species of contrasting semi-desert communities in south-eastern Spain. Journal of Arid Environments118, 69-83. 

Ibáñez, B., Gómez-Aparicio, L., Ávila, J. M., Pérez-Ramos, I. M., García, L. V., & Marañón, T. 2015. Impact of tree decline on spatial patterns of seedling-mycorrhiza interactions: Implications for regeneration dynamics in Mediterranean forests. Forest Ecology and Management , 353: 1-9.

Ibáñez B, Gómez-Aparicio L, Stoll P, Ávila JM, Pérez-Ramos IM, Marañón T. 2015. A Neighborhood Analysis of the Consequences of Quercus suber Decline for Regeneration Dynamics in Mediterranean Forests. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117827. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117827.

Panettieri, M., Knicker, H., Berns, A.E., Knicker, H., Murillo, J.M., Madejón, E. 2015. Evaluation of seasonal variability of soil biogeochemical properties in aggregate-size fractioned soil under different tillages. Soil and Tillage Research, 151, 39-49.

Pérez‐Ramos, I. M., Padilla‐Díaz, C. M., Koenig, W. D., & Marañón, T. 2015. Environmental drivers of mast‐seeding in Mediterranean oak species: does leaf habit matter?. Journal of Ecology, 103 (3), 691-700.


Aponte, C., Matías, L., González-Rodríguez, V., Castro, J., García, L. V., Villar, R., & Marañón, T. 2014. Soil nutrients and microbial biomass in three contrasting Mediterranean forests. Plant and Soil, 380: 57-72.

Ciadamidaro, L., Madejón, P., Madejón, E. 2014. Soil chemical and biochemical properties under Populus alba growing: Three years study in trace element contaminated soils. Applied Soil Ecology, 73, 26-33.

Ciadamidaro, L., Madejón, E., Robinson, B., Madejón, P. 2014. Soil plant interactions of Populus alba in contrasting environments. Journal of Environmental Management 132, 329-337.

Cid, P., Carmona, I., Murillo, J.M., Gómez-Macpherson, H. 2014. No-tillage permanent bed planting and controlled traffic in a maize-cotton irrigated system under Mediterranean conditions: effects on soil compaction, crop performance and carbon sequestration. European Journal of Agronomy, 61, 24-34.

De la Riva, E.G., Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Navarro-Fernández, C.M., Olmo, M., Marañón, T., Villar, R. 2014. Rasgos funcionales en el género Quercus: estrategias adquisitivas frente a conservativas en el uso de recursos. Ecosistemas 23(2): 82-89.

Ibáñez, B., Ibáñez, I., Gómez-Aparicio, L., Ruiz-Benito, P., García, L.V., Marañón, T. 2014. Contrasting effects of climate change along life stages of a dominant tree species: the importance of soil-climate interactions. Diversity and Distributions, 20: 872-883.

López-Garrido, R., Madejón, E., Moreno, F., Murillo, J.M. 2014. Conservation tillage influence on carbon dynamics under Mediterranean conditions. Pedosphere, 24, 65-75.

López-Garrido, R., Madejón, E., León-Camacho, M., Girón, I., Moreno, F., Murillo, J.M. 2014. Reduced tillage as an alternative to no-tillage under Mediterranean conditions: A case study. Soil and Tillage Research, 140, 40-47.

Marañón, T., Padilla Díaz, C. M., Pérez Ramos, I. M., Villar, R. 2014. Tendencias en la investigación sobre ecología y gestión de las especies de Quercus. Ecosistemas 23(2): 124-129.

Panettieri, M., Knicker, H., Murillo, J.M., Madejón E., Hatcher, P.G. 2014. Soil organic matter degradation in an agricultural chronosequence under different tillage regimes evaluated by organic matter pools, enzymatic activities and CPMAS 13C NMR. Soil Biology &Biochemistry, 78, 170-181.

Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Aponte, C., García, L.V., Padilla-Díaz, C.M., Marañón, T. 2014. Why is seed production so variable among individuals? A ten-year study with oaks reveals the importance of soil environment. PLoS ONE 9 (12): e115371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115371

Pérez-Ramos, I., Villar, R., Marañón, T. 2014. El fascinante mundo de los Quercus: desde la biología molecular hasta la ecología de comunidades. Ecosistemas 23(2):1-4.


Álvaro-Fuentes, J., Morell, F.J., Madejón, E., Lampurlanés, J., Arrúe, J.L., Cantero-Martínez, C. 2013. Soil biochemical properties in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem as affected by long-term tillage and N fertilization. Soil and Tillage Research, 129, 69-74.

Aponte, C., García, L.V., Marañón, T. 2013. Tree species effects on nutrient cycling and soil biota: A feedback mechanism favouring species coexistence. Forest Ecology and Management, 309, 36-46.

Burgos, P., Madejón, P., Madejón, E., Girón, I., Cabrera, F., Murillo, J.M. 2013. Natural remediation of an unremediated soil twelve years after a mine accident: Trace element mobility and plant composition. Journal of Environmental Management, 114, 36-45.

Cabeza, I.O., López, R., Giraldez, I., Stuetz, R.M., Díaz, M.J. 2013. Biofiltration of α-pinene vapours using municipal solid waste (MSW) – Pruning residues (P) composts as packing materials. Chemical Engineering Journal, 233, 149-158.

Cabeza, I.O., López, R., Ruiz-Montoya, M., Díaz, M.J. 2013. Maximising municipal solid waste – Legume trimming residue mixture degradation in composting by control parameters optimization. Journal of Environmental Management, 128, 266-273

Ciadamidaro, L., Madejón, E., Puschenreiter, M., Madejón, P. 2013. Growth of Populus alba and its influence on soil trace element availability Science of the Total Environment, 454-455, 337-347.

Madejón, P., Ciadamidaro, L., Marañón, T., Murillo, J.M. 2013. Long-term biomonitoring of soil contamination using poplar trees: accumulation of trace elements in leaves and fruits. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15, 602-614.

Madejón, P., Arrébola, J., Madejón, E., Burgos, P., López-Garrido, R., Cárcaba, A., Cabrera, F., Murillo, J.M. 2013. Snail Theba pisana as indicator of soil contamination by trace elements: potential exposurefor animals and humans. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93, 2259-2266.

Panettieri, M., Carmona, I., Melero, S., Madejón, E., Gómez-Macpherson, H. 2013. Effect of permanent bed planting combined with controlled traffic on soil chemical and biochemical properties in irrigated semi-arid Mediterranean conditions. Catena, 107, 103-109.

Panettieri, M., Knicker, H., Berns, A.E., Murillo, J.M., Madejón, E. 2013. Moldboard plowing effects on soil aggregation and soil organic matter quality assessed by 13C CPMAS NMR and biochemical analyses. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 177, 48-57.

Panettieri, M., Lazaro, L., López-Garrido, R., Murillo, J.M., Madejón, E. 2013. Glyphosate effect on soil biochemical properties under conservation tillage. Soil and Tillage Research, 133, 16-24.

Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Verdú, J.R., Numa, C., Marañón, T., Lobo, J.M. 2013. The Comparative Effectiveness of Rodents and Dung Beetles as Local Seed Dispersers in Mediterranean Oak Forests. PLoS ONE, 8 (10), art. no. e77197.

Simmler, M., Ciadamidaro, L., Schulin, R., Madejón, P., Reiser, R., Clucas, L., Weber, P., Robinson, B. 2013. Lignite reduces the solubility and plant uptake of cadmium in pasturelands. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (9), 4497-4504.


Aponte C, García LV, Marañón T. 2012. Tree species effect on litter decomposition and nutrient release in Mediterranean oak forests changes over time. Ecosystems 15: 1204–1218.

Delgado-Rodríguez, M, Ruiz-Montoya, M, Giraldez, I, López, R, Madejón, E, Díaz, M.J. 2012. Use of electronic nose and GC-MS in detection and monitoring some VOC. Atmospheric Environment 51, 278-285.

Delgado-Rodríguez, M, Ruiz-Montoya, M, Giraldez, I, López, R, Madejón, E, Díaz, M.J. 2012. Effect of aereation rate and moisture content on the emissions of selected VOCs during municipal solid waste composting. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 14 (4), 371 – 378.

Domínguez MT, Aponte C, Pérez-Ramos IM, García LV, Villar R, Marañón T. 2012. Relationships between leaf morphological traits, nutrient concentrations and isotopic signatures for Mediterranean woody plant species and communities. Plant and Soil 357:407–424.

Gómez-Aparicio L, Ibáñez B, Serrano MS, De Vita P, Ávila JM, Pérez-Ramos IM, García LV, Sánchez ME, Marañón T. 2012. Spatial patterns of soil pathogens in declining Mediterranean forests: implications for tree species regeneration. New Phytologist 194: 1014–1024.

López-Garrido, R, Deurer. M, Madejón, E, Murillo, J.M, Moreno, F. 2012. Tillage influence on biophysical soil properties: the example of a long-term tillage experiment under Mediterranean rainfed conditions in South Spain. Soil and Tillage Research, 118, 52-60.

Madejón, E, Doronila, A.I, Madejón, P, Baker, A.J.M, Woodrow, IE. 2012. Biosolids, mycorrhizal fungi and eucalypts for phytostabilization of arsenical sulphidic mine tailings. Agroforestry Systems, 84, 389-399.

Madejón, P, Domínguez, M.T, Murillo, J.M, 2012. Pasture composition in a trace element-contaminated area: the particular case of Fe and Cd for grazing horses. Environmental Monitoring and Assessement, 184, 2031-2043.

Madejón, P, Soler-Rovira, P, Ciadamidaro, L, Cabrera, F, Madejón, E. 2012. Trace element rich litter in soils. Influence on biochemical properties related to carbon cycle. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12, 663-673.

Marañón T, B Ibáñez, M Anaya-Romero, M. Muñoz-Rojas & IM Pérez-Ramos. 2012. Oak trees and woodlands providing ecosystem services in Southern Spain. In: ID Rotherham, C Handley, M Agnoletti & T Samojlik (eds.). Trees beyond the Wood. An exploration of concepts of woods, forests and trees. Pp. 369-378. Wildtrack Publishing, Sheffield, UK. ISBN 978-1-904098-40-9.

Melero, S, López-Bellido, R.J, López-Bellido, L, Muñoz-Romero, V, Moreno, F, Murillo, J.M, Franzluebbers, A. 2012. Stratification ratios in a rainfed mediterranean vertisol in wheat under different tillage, rotation and N fertilisation rates. Soil and Tillage Research, 119, 7-12.

Pérez-Ramos IM, Marañón T. 2012. Community-level seedling dynamics in Mediterranean forests: uncoupling between the canopy and the seedling layers. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 526-540.

Pérez-Ramos IM, Urbieta IR, Zavala MA, Marañón T. 2012. Ontogenetic conflicts and rank reversals in two Mediterranean oak species: implications for coexistence. Journal of Ecology 100: 467-477.


López, R, Cabeza, I.O., Giraldez, I, Díaz, M.J. 2011. Biofiltration of composting gases using different municipal solid waste-pruning residue composts: monitoring by using an electronic nose. Bioresource Technology. 102 (17), 7984 – 7993

Aponte C, García LV, Pérez-Ramos IM, Gutiérrez , Marañón T. 2011.Oak trees and soil interactions in Mediterranean forests: a positive feedback model. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 856–867.

Domínguez MT, Marañón T, Murillo JM, Redondo S. 2011. Reponse of Holm oak (Quercus ilex) and mastic shrub (Pistacia lentiscus) seedlings to high concentrations of Cd and Tl in the rhizosphere. Chemosphere 83: 1166-1174.

García LV, Ramo C, Aponte C, Moreno A, Domínguez MT, Gómez-Aparicio L., Redondo R, Marañón T. 2011. Protected wading bird species threaten relict centennial cork oaks in a Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve: a conservation management conflict. Biological Conservation 144: 764-771.

González-Pérez JA, González-Vila FJ, Arias ME, Rodríguez J, de la Rosa JM, Marañón T,  Clemente L. 2011. Geochemical and ecological significance of soil lipids under Rhododendron ponticum stands. Environmental Chemistry Letters 9:453–464. Delgado-Rodríguez, M, Ruiz-Montoya, M, Giraldez, I, López, R, Madejón, E, Díaz, M.J. 2011. Influence of control parameters in VOCs evolution during MSW trimming residues composting. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, 13035-13042.

López-Garrido, R, Madejón, E, Murillo J.M, Moreno, F. 2011. Mouldboard ploughing application in a commercial farm devoted to no-tillage under rainfed, Mediterranean conditions: direct and residual effects on soil and crops. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, 140, 182-190.

López-Garrido, R, Madejón, E, Murillo J.M, Moreno, F. 2011. Short and long-term distribution with depth of soil organic C and nutrients under traditional and conservation tillage in a Mediterranean environment (south-west Spain). Soil Use and Management, 27, 177-185.

Madejón, P, Brioso-Barba, C, Lepp, L.W, Fernández-Calliani, J.C. 2011. Traditional agricultural practices enable sustainable remediation of highly polluted soils in Southern Spain for cultivation of food crops. Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 1828-1836.

Madrid, F, López, R, Cabrera, F, Murillo, J.M. 2011. Nitrogen mineralization of immature municipal solid waste compost. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 34, 324-336.

Melero, S, Panettieri, M,  Madejón, E,  Gomez-Macpherson, E, Moreno, F,  Murillo, J.M. 2011. Implementation of Chiseling and Moldboard plowing in dryland under medium-term managed by direct drilling (SW, Spain). Soil and Tillage Research, 112, 107-113.

Melero, S, Perez de Mora, A, Murillo, J.M, Buegger, F, Kleinedam, K, Kublik, S, Vanderlinden, K, Moreno, F, Schloter, M. 2011. Denitrification in a vertisol under long-term tillage and no-tillage management in dryland agricultural systems: Key genes and potential rates. Applied Soil Ecology, 47, 221-225.

Melero, S, López-Bellido, R.J, López-Bellido, L, Muñoz-Romero, V, Moreno, F, Murillo, J.M, 2011. Long-term effect of tillage, rotation and nitrogen fertilizer on soil quality in a Mediterranean vertisol. Soil and Tillage Research, 114, 97-107.

Pérez-de-Mora, A.; Madejón, P.; Burgos, P, Cabrera, F, Lepp, N.W. ,Madejón , E. 2011. Phytostabilization of semiarid soils residually contaminated with trace elements using by-products: Sustainability and risks. Environmental Pollution, 159, 3018-3027

Urbieta IR, García LV, Zavala MA, Marañón T. 2011. Mediterranean pine and oak distribution in southern Spain: Is there a mismatch between regeneration and adult distribution? Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 18-31.


Aponte C, Marañón T, García LV. 2010. Microbial C, N and P in soils of Mediterranean oak forests: influence of season canopy cover and soil depth. Biogeochemistry 101: 77-92.

Aponte C, Garcia LV, Maranon T & Gardes M. 2010. Indirect host effect on ectomycorrhizal fungi: Leaf fall and litter quality explain changes in fungal communities on the roots of co-occurring Mediterranean oaks. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42: 788-796.

Burgos, P.; Madejón, P.; Cabrera, F, Madejón, E. 2010.  By-products as amendment to improve biochemical properties of trace element contaminated soils: Effects in time. International Biodeterioration & Bodegradation, 64, 481-488.

Domínguez, M.T., Marañón, T., Murillo, J.M., Schulin, R. & Robinson, B.H. 2010. Nutritional status of mediterranean trees growing in a contaminated and remediated area. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 205: 305-321.

Domínguez, M.T., Madejón, M. Marañón, T. & Murillo, J.M. 2010. Afforestation of a trace-element polluted area in SW Spain: woody plant performance and trace element accumulation. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 47-59.

Madejón, E, Doronila, A.I, Sánchez-Palacios, J.T, Madejón, P, Baker, A.J.M. 2010. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and biosolids enhance the growth of a native Australian grass on sulphidic gold mine tailings. Restoration Ecology, 18, 175-183.

Madejón, P, Domínguez, M.T, Murillo, J.M. 2010. Seasonal and temporal evolution of nutrient composition of pastures grown on remediated and non remediated soils affected by trace element contamination (Guadiamar Valley, SW Spain). Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 8, 3, 729-740.

Madejón, P.; Perez-de-Mora, A.; Burgos, P, Cabrera, F, Lepp, N.W, Madejón, E. 2010. Do amended, polluted soils require re-treatment for sustainable risk reduction? – Evidence from field experiments. Geoderma, 159, 174-181.

Pérez-Ramos IM, Gómez-Aparicio L, Villar R, García LV & Marañón T. 2010. Seedling growth and morphology of three oak species along field resource gradients and seed mass variation: a seedling age-dependent response. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 419-437.

Soler-Rovira, P, Madejón, E, Madejón, P, Plaza, C. 2010. In situ remediation of metal-contaminated soils with organic amendments: Role of humic acids in copper bioavailability. Chemosphere, 79, 844-849.