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  1. Gaitán, J. J., D. Bran, G. Oliva, M. R. Aguiar, G. Buono, D. Ferrante, V. Nakamatsu, G. Ciari, J. Salomone, V. Massara & F. T. Maestre. 2017. Aridity and overgrazing have convergent effects on ecosystem structure and functioning in Patagonian rangelands. Land Degradation & Development, doi: 10.1002/ldr.2694
  2. Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., N. Gross, F. T. Maestre, V. Maire, F. de Bello, C. Fonseca, J. Kattge, E. Valencia, J. Leps & P. Liancourt. 2017. Testing the environmental filtering concept in global drylands. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12735
  3. Almagro, M. J. Martínez-López, F. T. Maestre & A. Rey. 2017. The contribution of photodegradation to litter decomposition in semiarid Mediterranean grasslands depends on its interaction with local humidity conditions, litter quality and position. Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s10021-016-0036-5
  4. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. T. Maestre, S. B. Karunaratne, P. Trivedi, T. Hengl, P. B. Reich & B. K. Singh. 2017. Climate legacies drive global soil carbon stocks in terrestrial ecosystems. Science Advances 3: e1602008. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1602008.
  5. Berdugo, M. S. Kéfi, S. Soliveres & F.T. Maestre. 2017. Plant spatial patterns identify alternative multifunctionality states in global drylands. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 3. doi: 10.1038/s41559-016-0003
  6. Maestre, F. T., D. J. Eldridge, S. Soliveres, S. Kéfi, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M. A. Bowker, J. Gaitán, M. Berdugo, A. Gallardo, R. Lázaro & P. García-Palacios. 2016. Structure and functioning of dryland ecosystems in a changing world. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 47: 215-237. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-121415-032311
  7. Valencia, E., J. L. Quero & F. T. Maestre. 2016. Functional leaf and size traits determine the photosynthetic response of ten dryland species to warming. Journal of Plant Ecology 9: 773-783. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtv081.
  8. Ye, J-S., J. F. Reynolds, F. T. Maestre & F-M. Li. 2016. Hydrological and ecological responses of ecosystems to extreme precipitation regimes: A test of empirical-based hypotheses with an ecosystem model. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 22: 36–46, doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2016.08.001.
  9. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, P. B. Reich, P. Trivedi, Y. Osanai, Y. Liu, K. Hamonts, T. Jeffries & B. K. Singh. 2016. Carbon content and climate variability drive global soil bacterial diversity patterns. Ecological Monographs 86: 373-390. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1216
  10. Valencia, E., M. Méndez, N. Saavedra & F. T. Maestre. 2016. Plant size and leaf area influence phenological and reproductive responses to warming in semiarid Mediterranean species. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 21: 31-40. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2016.05.003
  11. León-Sánchez, L., E. Nicolás, P. A. Nortes, F. T. Maestre & J. I. Querejeta. 2016. Photosynthesis and growth reduction with warming are driven by nonstomatal limitations in a Mediterranean semi-arid shrub. Ecology and Evolution 6: 2725–2738. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2074
  12. Ulrich, W., S. Soliveres, A. Thomas, A. Dougill & F. T. Maestre. 2016. Environmental correlates of species rank – abundance distributions in global drylands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 20: 56–64. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2016.04.004.
  13. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, D. J. Eldridge & B. K. Singh. 2016. Microsite differentiation alters the abundance of soil ammonia oxidizing bacteria in response to increasing aridity. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:505. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00505.
  14. Ochoa-Hueso, C. R., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, A. Gallardo, M. A. Bowker & F. T. Maestre. 2016. Climatic conditions, soil fertility and atmospheric nitrogen deposition largely determine the structure and functioning of microbial communities in biocrust-dominated Mediterranean drylands. Plant and Soil 399: 271-282. doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2695-y
  15. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, D. J. Eldridge, M. A. Bowker, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, M. Berdugo, J. Val & B. K. Singh. 2016. Biocrust-forming mosses mitigate the negative impacts of increasing aridity on ecosystem multifunctionality in drylands. New Phytologist 209: 1540-1552. doi: 10.1111/nph.13688
  16. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, P. B. Reich, T. C. Jeffries, J. J. Gaitán, C. Campbell & B. K. Singh. 2016. Microbial diversity drives multifunctionality in terrestrial ecosystems. Nature Communications 7: 10541. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10541
  17. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, A. Gallardo, D. J. Eldridge, S. Soliveres, M. A. Bowker, A. Prado-Comesaña, J. Gaitán, J. L. Quero, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, M. García-Gómez, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, C. Escolar, T. Arredondo, C. Barraza-Zepeda, B. Boeken, D. Bran, O. Cabrera, J. A. Carreira, M. Chaieb, A. A. Conceição, M. Derak, R. Ernst, C. I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, G. Gatica, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gómez-González, J. R. Gutiérrez, R. M. Hernández, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, R. L. Mau, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, E. Morici, M. Muchane, K. Naseri, E. Pucheta, E. Ramírez, D. A. Ramírez-Collantes, R. Romão, M. Tighe, C. Torres-Díaz, J. Val, J. P. Veiga, D. Wang, X. Yuan & E. Zaady. 2016. Human impacts and aridity differentially alter soil N availability in drylands worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 36–45. doi: 10.1111/geb.12382
  18. Maestre, F. T., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, T. C. Jeffries, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, D. J. Eldridge, J. L. Quero, M. García-Gómez, A. Gallardo, W. Ulrich, M. A. Bowker, T. Arredondo, C. Barraza, D. Bran, A. Florentino, J. Gaitán, J. R. Gutiérrez, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, R. L. Mau, M. Miriti, K. Naseri, A. Ospina, I. Stavi, D. Wang, N. N. Woods, X. Yuan, E. Zaady & B. K. Singh. 2015. Increasing aridity reduces soil microbial diversity and abundance in global drylands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 15684–15689. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516684112.
  19. Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., L. Börger, J. L. Quero, M. García-Gómez, S. Soriano, F. T. Maestre & N. Gross. 2015. Traits of neighbouring plants and space limitation determine intraspecific trait variability in semi-arid shrublands. Journal of Ecology 103: 1647–1657. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12480.
  20. Xu, C., M. Holmgren, E. H. Van Nees, F. T. Maestre, S. Soliveres, M. Berdugo, S. Kéfi, P. A. Marquet, S. Abades & M. Scheffer. 2015. Can we infer plant facilitation from remote sensing? A test across global drylands. Ecological Applications 25: 1456-1462. doi: 10.1890/14-2358.1
  21. Almagro, M. F. T. Maestre, J. Martínez-López, E. Valencia & A. Rey. 2015. Climate change may reduce litter decomposition while enhancing the contribution of photodegradation in dry perennial Mediterranean grasslands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 90: 214-223. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.006
  22. Soliveres, S., F. T. Maestre, M. Berdugo & E. Allan. A missing link between facilitation and plant species coexistence: nurses benefit generally rare species more than common ones. Journal of Ecology 103: 1183-1189. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12447
  23. Maestre, F. T., Escolar, C., R. Bardgett, J. A. D. Dungait, B. Gozalo & V. Ochoa. 2015. Warming reduces the cover and diversity of biocrust-forming mosses and lichens, and increases the physiological stress of soil microbial communities in a semi-arid Pinus halepensis plantation. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 865. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00865.
  24. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., A. Gallardo, F. Covelo, A. Prado-Comesaña, V. Ochoa & F. T. Maestre. 2015. Differences in thallus chemistry are related to species-specific effects of biocrust-forming lichens on soil nutrients and microbial communities. Functional Ecology 29: 1087-1098. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12403.
  25. Soliveres, S., F. T. Maestre, W. Ulrich, P. Manning, S. Boch, M. A. Bowker, D. Prati, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, J. L. Quero, I. Schöning, A. Gallardo, W. Weisser, J. Müller, S. A. Socher, M. García-Gómez, V. Ochoa, E.-D. Schulze, M. Fischer & E. Allan. 2015. Intransitive competition is widespread in plant communities and maintains species richness. Ecology Letters 18: 790–798. doi: 10.1111/ele.12456
  26. Valencia, E., Gross, N., Börger, L., García-Gómez, M., Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., Quero, J. L., Tamme, R. & F. T. Maestre. 2015. Functional diversity enhances the resistance of ecosystem multifunctionality to aridity in Mediterranean drylands. New Phytologist 206: 660–671. doi: 10.1111/nph.13268
  27. Soliveres, S., C. Smit & F. T. Maestre. 2015. Moving forward on facilitation research: response to changing environments and effects on the diversity, functioning and evolution of plant communities. Biological Reviews 90: 297–313. doi: 10.1111/brv.12110
  28. Escudero, A., S. Palacio, F. T. Maestre & A. Luzuriaga. 2015. Plant life on gypsum: a review of its multiple facets. Biological Reviews 90: 1-18. doi: 10.1111/brv.12092
  29. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., P. García-Palacios, R. Milla, A. Gallardo & F. T. Maestre. 2015. Soil characteristics determine soil carbon and nitrogen availability during leaf litter decomposition regardless of litter quality. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 81: 134–142. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.009
  30. Castillo-Monroy, A. P., M. A. Bowker, P. García-Palacios & F. T. Maestre. 2015. Aspects of soil lichen biodiversity and aggregation interact to influence subsurface microbial function. Plant and Soil 386: 303-316. doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2256-9
  31. Escolar, C., F. T. Maestre & A. Rey. 2015. Biocrusts modulate warming and rainfall exclusion effects on soil respiration in a semi-arid grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 80: 9-17. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.019
  32. Ulrich, W., S. Soliveres, F. T. Maestre, R. Torices, N. J. Gotelli, J. L. Quero, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, E. Valencia, M. Berdugo, C. Escolar, M. García-Gómez, P. García-Palacios, A. Escudero, G. Alfonso, T. Arredondo, M. A. Bowker, D. Bran, O. Cabrera, A. Cea, M. Chaieb, A. A. Conceição, J. Contreras, M. Derak, D. J. Eldridge, C. I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. Gaitán, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gómez-González, J. R. Gutiérrez, E. Guzmán, R. M. Hernández, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, R. L. Mau, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, M. Muchane, K. Naseri, A. Prina, E. Pucheta, D. A. Ramírez-Collantes, E. Raveh, R. Romão, D. Torres, C. Torres-Díaz, J. Val, J. P. Veiga, D. Wang, X. Yuan & E. Zaady. 2014. Climate and soil attributes determine plant species turnover in global drylands. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2307–2319. doi:10.1111/jbi.12377
  33. Soliveres, S., F. T. Maestre, D. J. Eldridge, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, J. L. Quero, M.A. Bowker & A. Gallardo. 2014. Plant diversity and ecosystem multifunctionality peak at intermediate levels of woody cover in global drylands. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1408-1416. doi: 10.1111/geb.12215
  34. Sala, O. E. & F. T. Maestre. 2014. Grass-woodland transitions: Determinants and consequences for ecosystem functioning and services. Journal of Ecology 102: 1357–1362. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12326
  35. Anadón, J.D., O. E. Sala & F. T. Maestre. 2014. Climate change will increase savannas at the expense of forests and treeless vegetation in tropical and sub-tropical Americas. Journal of Ecology 102: 1363–1373. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12325
  36. Gaitán, J. J., D. Bran, G. Oliva, F. T. Maestre, M. R. Aguiar, Esteban G. Jobbágy, G. Buono, D. Ferrante, V. Nakamatsu, G. Ciari, J. Salomone, V. Massara. 2014. Vegetation structure is as important as climate to explain ecosystem function across Patagonian rangelands. Journal of Ecology 102: 1419–1428. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12273
  37. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, C. Escolar, A. Gallardo, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo & A. Prado-Comesaña. 2014. Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on microbial and biocrust communities alter the resistance of the N cycle in a semiarid grassland. Journal of Ecology 102: 1592–1605. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12303
  38. Gaitán, J. J., D. Bran, G. Oliva, F. T. Maestre, M. R. Aguiar, Esteban G. Jobbágy, G. Buono, D. Ferrante, V. Nakamatsu, G. Ciari, J. Salomone, V. Massara. 2014. Plant species richness and shrub cover attenuate drought effects on ecosystem functioning across Patagonian rangelands. Biology Letters 10: 20140673. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0673
  39. Berdugo, M., S. Soliveres & F. T. Maestre. 2014. Vascular plants and biocrusts modulate how abiotic factors affect wetting and drying events in drylands. Ecosystems 17: 1242–1256. doi: 10.1007/s10021-014-9790-4
  40. Ulrich, W., S. Soliveres, W. Kryszewski, F. T. Maestre & N. J. Gotelli. 2014. Matrix models for quantifying competitive intransitivity from species abundance data. Oikos 123: 1057-1070. doi: 10.1111/oik.01217
  41. García-Palacios, P*, F. T. Maestre, M. A. Bradford & J. F. Reynolds. 2014. Earthworms modify plant biomass and nitrogen capture under conditions of soil nutrient heterogeneity and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 78: 182-188. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.08.002
  42. Ochoa-Hueso, C. R., M. Arróniz-Crespo, M. A. Bowker, F. T. Maestre, M. E. Pérez-Corona, M. Theobald, M. G. Vivanco & E. Manrique. 2014. Biogeochemical indicators of elevated nitrogen deposition in semiarid Mediterranean ecosystems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186: 5831-5842. doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3822-6
  43. Soliveres, S., F. T. Maestre, M. A. Bowker, R. Torices, J. L.Quero, M. García-Gómez, O. Cabrera, A. Cea, D. Coaguila, D. J. Eldridge, C. I. Espinosa, J. J. Monerris, M. Tighe, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, C. Escolar, P. García-Palacios, V. Ochoa, J. Blones, M. Derak, W. Ghiloufi, J. R. Gutiérrez, R. M. Hernández & Z. Noumi. 2014. Functional traits determine plant co-occurrence more than environment or evolutionary relatedness in global drylands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 16: 164-173. doi: 0.1016/j.ppees.2014.05.001
  44. Soliveres, S. & F. T. Maestre. 2014. Plant-plant interactions, environmental gradients and plant diversity: a global synthesis of community-level studies. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 16: 154-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2014.04.001
  45. Sancho, L. G., F. T. Maestre & B. Büdel. 2014. Biological soil crusts in a changing world: Introduction to the special issue. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:1611–1617. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0727-1
  46. Bowker, M. A., F. T. Maestre, D. Eldridge, J. Belnap, A. Castillo-Monroy, C. Escolar & S. Soliveres. 2014. Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) as a model system in community, landscape and ecosystem ecology. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1619-1637. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0658-x
  47. Ladrón de Guevara, M., R. Lázaro, J. L. Quero, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, M. Berdugo, O. Uclés, C. Escolar & F. T. Maestre. 2014. Simulated climate change reduced the capacity of lichen-dominated biocrusts to act as carbon sinks in two semi-arid Mediterranean ecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1787-1807. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0681-y
  48. Vicca, S., Bahn, M., Estiarte, M., van Loon, E. E., Vargas, R., Alberti, G., Ambus, P., Arain, M. A., Beier, C., Bentley, L. P., Borken, W., Buchmann, N., Collins, S. L., de Dato, G., Dukes, J. S., Escolar, C., Fay, P., Guidolotti, G., Hanson, P. J., Kahmen, A., Kröel-Dulay, G., Ladreiter-Knauss, T., Larsen, K. S., Lellei-Kovacs, E., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Maestre, F. T., Marhan, S., Marshall, M., Meir, P., Miao, Y., Muhr, J., Niklaus, P. A., Ogaya, R., Peñuelas, J., Poll, C., Rustad, L. E., Savage, K., Schindlbacher, A., Schmidt, I. K., Smith, A. R., Sotta, E. D., Suseela, V., Tietema, A., van Gestel, N., van Straaten, O., Wan, S., Weber, U. & Janssens, I. A. Can current moisture responses of soil respiration be extrapolated into the future? A synthesis of precipitation manipulation experiments. Biogeosciences 11: 2991-3013. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-2991-2014
  49. Guerrero, C., B. Stenberg, J. Wetterlind, R. A. Viscarra Rossel, A. M. Mouazen, R. Zornoza, F. T. Maestre, J. D. Ruiz-Sinoga & B. Kuang. 2014. Assessment of soil organic carbon at local scale with spiked NIR calibrations: effects of selection and extra-weight of the spiking subset. European Journal of Soil Science 65: 248-263.
  50. Liu, B., Z. Liu, X. Lü, F. T. Maestre & L. Wang. 2014. Sand burial compensates for the negative effects of erosion in the dune-building shrub Artemisia wudanica. Plant and Soil 374: 263-273.
  51. Hernandez, R. R., S. B. Easter, M. L. Murphy-Mariscal, F. T. Maestre, M. Tavassoli, E. B. Allen, C. W. Barrows, J. Belnap, R.C. Ochoa-Hueso, S. Ravi & M. F. Allen. 2014. Environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 29: 766-779.
  52. Maestre, F. T., C. Escolar, M. Ladrón de Guevara, J. L. Quero, R. Lázaro, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, V. Ochoa, M. Berdugo, B. Gozalo & A. Gallardo. 2013. Changes in biocrust cover drive carbon cycle responses to climate change in drylands. Global Change Biology 19: 3835–3847.
  53. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, A. Gallardo, M. A. Bowker, M. Wallenstein, J. L. Quero, S. Soliveres, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, M. García-Gómez, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, C. Escolar, A. Escudero, J. A. Carreira, T. Arredondo, C. Barraza-Zepeda, D. Bran, M. Chaieb, A. A. Conceição, J. Contreras, M. Derak, D. J. Eldridge, C. I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. Gaitán, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gómez-González, J. R. Gutiérrez, E. Hepper, R. M. Hernández, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, J. Liu, R. L. Mau, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, E. Morici, M. Muchane, K. Naseri, A. Ospina, V. Polo, E. Pucheta, L. Quevedo-Robledo, E. Ramírez, D. A. Ramírez-Collantes, R. Romão, M. Tighe, D. Torres, C. Torres-Díaz, E. D. Ungar, J. Val, W. Wamiti, D. Wang & E. Zaady. 2013. Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands. Nature 502: 672-676. Resumen. Puedes encontrar aquí una perspectiva sobre este trabajo escrita por David Wardle y aquí una selección de noticias sobre el mismo.
  54. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., L. Morillas, F. T. Maestre & A. Gallardo. 2013. Biocrusts control the nitrogen dynamics and microbial functional diversity of semi-arid soils in response to nutrient additions. Plant and Soil 372: 643-654.
  55. Piñeiro, J., F. T. Maestre, L. Bartolomé & A. Valdecantos. 2013. Ecotechnology as a tool for restoring degraded drylands: a meta-analysis of field experiments. Ecological Engineering 61: 133-144.
  56. Quero, J. L., F. T. Maestre, V. Ochoa, M. García-Gómez & M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2013. On the importance of shrub encroachment by sprouters, climate, species richness and anthropic factors for ecosystem multifunctionality in semi-arid Mediterranean ecosystems. Ecosystems 16: 1248–1261. PDF
  57. Bowker, M. A., F. T. Maestre & R. L. Mau. 2013. Diversity and patch-size distributions of biological soil crusts regulate dryland ecosystem multifunctionality. Ecosystems 16: 923-933.
  58. García-Palacios, P., F. T. Maestre, J. Kattge & D. H. Wall. 2013. Climate and litter quality differently modulate the effects of soil fauna on litter decomposition across biomes. Ecology Letters 16: 1045–1053. PDF
  59. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., A. Gallardo, M. D. Wallenstein & F. T. Maestre. 2013. Vascular plants mediate the effects of aridity and soil properties on ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85: 273-282. PDF
  60. Gaitán, J. J., D. Bran, G. Oliva, G. Ciari, V. Nakamatsu, J. Salomone, D. Ferrante, G. Buono, V. Massara, G. Humano, D. Celdrán, W. Opazo & F. T. Maestre. 2013. Evaluating the performance of multiple remote sensing indices to predict the spatial variability of ecosystem structure and functioning in Patagonian steppes. Ecological Indicators 34: 181–191. PDF
  61. Ochoa-Hueso, C. R., F. T. Maestre, A. de los Ríos, S. Valea, M. R. Theobald, M. G. Vivanco, E. Manrique & M. A. Bowker. 2013. Nitrogen deposition alters nitrogen cycling and reduces soil carbon content in low-productivity semiarid Mediterranean ecosystems. Environmental Pollution 179: 185–193. PDF
  62. Delgado-Baquerizo, F. T. Maestre & A. Gallardo. 2013. Biological soil crusts increase the resistance of soil nitrogen dynamics to changes in temperatures in a semi-arid ecosystem. Plant and Soil 366: 35-47. PDF
  63. Gross, N., M. S. Soriano, L. Börger, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinguet, J. L. Quero, M. García-Gómez, E. Valencia-Gómez & F. T. Maestre. 2013. Uncovering multi-scale effects of aridity and biotic interactions on the functional structure of Mediterranean shrublands. Journal of Ecology 101: 637–649. PDF
  64. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, J. G. P. Rodríguez & A. Gallardo. 2013. Biological soil crusts promote N accumulation in response to dew events in dryland soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 62: 22–27. PDF
  65. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, A. Gallardo, J. L. Quero, V. Ochoa, M. García-Gómez, S. Soliveres, C. Escolar, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, B. Gozalo, Z. Noumi, M. Derak & M. Wallenstein. 2013. Aridity modulates N availability in arid and semiarid Mediterranean grasslands. PLoS ONE 8: e59807.
  66. Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. Covelo, F. T. Maestre & A. Gallardo. 2013. Biological soil crusts affect small-scale spatial patterns of inorganic N in a semiarid Mediterranean steppe. Journal of Arid Environments 91: 147-150. PDF
  67. García-Palacios, P., F. T. Maestre & R. Milla. 2013. Community-aggregated plant traits interact with soil nutrient heterogeneity to determine ecosystem functioning. Plant and Soil 364:119–129. PDF
  68. Soliveres, S., F. T. Maestre, A. Escudero, P. García-Palacios & F. Valladares. 2013. Changes in rainfall amount and frequency do not affect the outcome of the interaction between the shrub Retama sphaerocarpa and its neighbouring grasses in two contrasted semiarid communities. Journal of Arid Environments 91: 104-112. PDF
  69. Maestre, F. T., J. L. Quero, N. J. Gotelli, A. Escudero, V. Ochoa, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M. García-Gómez, M. A. Bowker, S. Soliveres, C. Escolar, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, B. Gozalo, A. Gallardo, L. Aguilera, T. Arredondo, J. Blones, B. Boeken, D. Bran, A. Conceicao, O. Cabrera, M. Chaieb, M. Derak, D. Eldridge, C. I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. Gaitán, M. G. Gatica, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gómez-González, J. R. Gutiérrez, R. M. Hernández, X. Huang, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, R. L. Mau, E. Morici, K. Naseri, A. Ospina, V. Polo, A. Prina, E. Pucheta, D. A. Ramírez-Collantes, R. Romão, M. Tighe, C. Torres-Díaz, J. Val, J. P. Veiga, D. Wang, E. Zaady. 2012. Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands. Science 335: 214-218. PDF. Puedes encontrar aquí una perspectiva sobre este trabajo, aquí una selección de noticias sobre el mismo y aquí las evaluaciones del artículo realizadas por Faculty of 1000.
  70. Maestre, F. T., Soliveres, S., Gotelli, N.J., Quero, J. L. & Berdugo, M. 2012. Response to Comment on "Plant Species Richness and Ecosystem Multifunctionality in Global Drylands". Science 337: 155. PDF
  71. Maestre, F. T., R. Salguero-Gómez & J. L. Quero. 2012. It’s getting hotter in here: determining and projecting the impacts of global change on dryland ecosystems and on the people living in them. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367: 3062–3075. PDF
  72. Maestre, F. T., A. P. Castillo-Monroy, M. A. Bowker & R. Ochoa-Hueso. 2012. Species richness effects on ecosystem multifunctionality depend on evenness, composition and spatial pattern. Journal of Ecology 100: 317–330. PDF. Este artículo ha sido destacado en el blog de Journal of Ecology
  73. Eldridge, D. J., F. T. Maestre, S. Maltez-Mouro & M. A. Bowker. 2012. A global database of shrub encroachment effects on ecosystem structure and functioning. Ecology 93: 2499
  74. García-Palacios, P., F. T. Maestre, R. Bardgett & H. de Kroon. 2012. Plant responses to soil heterogeneity and global environmental change. Journal of Ecology 100: 1303–1314. PDF
  75. Ulrich, W., M. Piwczyński, F. T. Maestre & N. J. Gotelli. 2012. Null model tests for niche conservatism, phylogenetic assortment and habitat filtering. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 930-939. PDF
  76. Bowker, M. A. & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Inferring local competition intensity from patch size distributions: a test using biological soil crusts. Oikos 121: 1914–1922.
  77. Escolar, C., I. Martínez, M. A. Bowker & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Warming reduces the growth and diversity of biological soil crusts in a semi-arid environment: implications for ecosystem structure and functioning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367: 3087–3099. PDF  Dryad button
  78. McCluney, K. E., Belnap, J., Collins, S, Cutts, B., González, A., Hagen, E. M., Holland, J. N., Kotler, B., Maestre F. T., Smith, S. & Wolf, B. O. 2012. Shifting species interactions in terrestrial dryland ecosystems under altered water availability and climate change. Biological Reviews 87: 563–582. PDF
  79. Bradford, M., S. Wood, F. T. Maestre, J. F. Reynolds & R. Warren III. 2012. Contingency in ecosystem but not plant community response to multiple global change factors. New Phytologist 196: 462-471. PDF
  80. Soliveres, S., D. J. Eldridge, F. Hemmings & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Grazing, rainfall and species specificity interact to determine effects of woody nurse plants on plant richness in drylands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 402-410. PDF
  81. Soliveres, S., R. Torices & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Evolutionary relationships can be more important than abiotic conditions in defining plant-plant interactions. Oikos 121:1638-1648. PDF  Dryad button
  82. Soliveres, S., R. Torices & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Environmental conditions and biotic interactions interact to promote randomness in the phylogenetic structure of semi-arid plant communities: New methods help to avoid misleading conclusions. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 822-836. PDF  Dryad button
  83. Luzuriaga, A. L., A. M. Sánchez, F. T. Maestre & A. Escudero. 2012.. Assemblage of a semi-arid annual plant community: Abiotic and biotic filters act hierarchically. PLoS ONE 7: e41270. PDF
  84. Chu, C.J., F. Ellwood, F. T. Maestre, Y. Wang & G. Wang. 2012. Positive interactions can produce species-rich communities and increase species turnover through time. Journal of Plant Ecology 5: 417-421. Positive interactions can produce species-rich communities and increase species turnover through time. Journal of Plant Ecology 5: 417-421. PDF
  85. García-Palacios, P., J. I. Querejeta, F. T. Maestre, A. Escudero & F. Valladares. 2012. Impact of simulated changes in rainfall regime and nutrient deposition on the relative dominance and isotopic composition of ruderal plants in anthropogenic grasslands. Plant and Soil 352:303–319. PDF
  86. Santana, V.M., M. J. Baeza & F. T. Maestre. 2012. Successional seedling establishment after fire in Mediterranean Basin shrublands dominated by obligate seeders. Acta Oecologica 39: 51-60. PDF
  87. Raventós, J., T. Wiegand, F. T. Maestre & M. De Luis. 2012. A resprouter herb reduces negative density-dependent effects among neighboring seeders after fire. Acta Oecologica 38: 17-23. PDF
  88. Soliveres, S., D. Eldridge, F. T. Maestre, M. A. Bowker, M. Tighe & A. Escudero. 2011. Microhabitat amelioration and reduced competition among understorey plants as drivers of facilitation across environmental gradients: towards a unifying framework. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 247-258. PDF
  89. Cortina, J., B. Amat, V. Castillo, D. Fuentes, F.T. Maestre, F. Padilla & L. Rojo. 2011. The restoration of vegetation cover in the Iberian southeast. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1377-1384. PDF
  90. García-Palacios, P., M. A. Bowker, F. T. Maestre, S. Soliveres, A. Escudero, F. Valladares & J. Papadopoulos. 2011. Ecosystem development in roadside grasslands: biotic control, plant–soil interactions and dispersal limitations. Ecological Applications 21: 2806-2821. PDF
  91. Maestre, F. T., M. A. Bowker, Y. Cantón, A. P. Castillo-Monroy, J. Cortina, C. Escolar, A. Escudero, R. Lázaro & I. Martínez. 2011. Ecology and functional roles of biological soil crusts in semi-arid ecosystems of Spain. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1282-1291. PDF
  92. Pugnaire, F. I., C. Armas & F. T. Maestre. 2011. Positive plant interactions in the Iberian Southeast: mechanisms, environmental gradients, and ecosystem function. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1310-1320. PDF
  93. Castillo-Monroy, A. P., F. T. Maestre, A. Rey, S. Soliveres & P. García-Palacios. 2011. Biological soil crusts are the main contributor to soil CO2 efflux and modulate its spatio-temporal variability in a semi-arid ecosystem. Ecosystems 14: 835–847. PDF
  94. Bowker, M. A., R. L. Mau, F. T. Maestre, C. Escolar & A. P. Castillo-Monroy. 2011. Functional profiles reveal unique roles of various biological soil crust organisms in Spain. Functional Ecology 25: 787–795. PDF
  95. Eldridge, D. J., Bowker, M. A., F. T. Maestre, J. F. Reynolds, E. Roger & W. G. Whitford. 2011. Impacts of shrub encroachment on ecosystem structure and functioning: towards a global synthesis. Ecology Letters 14: 709–722. PDF
  96. Maestre, F. T., M. D. Puche, C. Guerrero & A. Escudero. 2011. Shrub encroachment does not reduce the activity of some soil enzymes in Mediterranean semiarid grasslands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 1746-1749. PDF  Dryad button
  97. García-Palacios, P., F. T. Maestre & A. Gallardo. 2011. Soil nutrient heterogeneity modulates ecosystem responses to changes in the identity and richness of plant functional groups. Journal of Ecology 99: 551-562. PDF
  98. Soliveres, S., P. García-Palacios, A. P. Castillo-Monroy, F. T. Maestre, A. Escudero & F. Valladares. 2011. Temporal dynamics of herbivory and water availability interactively modulate the outcome of a grass-shrub interaction in a semi-arid ecosystem. Oikos 120: 710-719. PDF
  99. García-Gómez, M. & F.T. Maestre. 2011. Remote sensing data predict indicators of soil functioning in semi-arid steppes, central Spain. Ecological Indicators 11: 1476-1481. PDF  Dryad button
  100. García-Palacios, P., M. A. Bowker, S. J. Chapman, F. T. Maestre, S. Soliveres, A. Gallardo, F. Valladares, C. Guerrero & A. Escudero. 2011. Early-successional vegetation changes after roadside prairie restoration modify processes related with soil functioning by changing microbial functional diversity. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 1245-1253. PDF
  101. Castillo-Monroy, A. P., M. A. Bowker, F. T. Maestre, S. Rodríguez-Echeverría, I. Martínez, C. E. Barraza-Zepeda & C. Escolar. 2011. Are the functional effects of biological soil crusts mediated by the associated bacterial community? Insights from a semi-arid Mediterranean environment. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 165–174. PDF
  102. Castillo-Monroy, A. P. & F. T. Maestre. 2011. La costra biológica del suelo: Avances recientes en el conocimiento de su estructura y función ecológica. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 84: 1-21. PDF
  103. García-Palacios, P., F. T. Maestre & A. Gallardo. 2011. Soil nutrient heterogeneity modulates ecosystem responses to changes in the identity and richness of plant functional groups. Journal of Ecology 99: 551-562. PDF
  104. Maestre, F. T. & A. Escudero. 2010. Is the patch size distribution of vegetation a suitable indicator of desertification processes? Reply. Ecology 91: 3742-3745. PDF
  105. Chu, C. J., J. Weiner, F. T. Maestre, Y. S. Wang, C. Morris, S. Xiao, J. L. Yuan & G. Wang. 2010. Effects of positive interactions, competitive modes and abiotic stress on self thinning in simulated plant populations. Annals of Botany. PDF
  106. Maestre, F. T., M. A. Bowker, M. D. Puche, C. Escolar, S. Soliveres, S. Mouro, P. García-Palacios, A. P. Castillo-Monroy, I. Martínez & A. Escudero. 2010. Do biotic interactions modulate ecosystem functioning along abiotic stress gradients? Insights from semi-arid Mediterranean plant and biological soil crust communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2057-2070. PDF
  107. Eldridge, D., M. A. Bowker, F. T. Maestre, P. Alonso, R. L. Mau, J. Papadopoulos & A. Escudero. 2010. Interactive effects of three ecosystem engineers on infiltration in a semi–arid Mediterranean grassland. Ecosystems 13: 499-510. PDF
  108. Bowker, M. A., S. Soliveres & F. T. Maestre. 2010. Competition increases with abiotic stress and regulates the diversity of biological soil crusts. Journal of Ecology 98: 551-560. PDF

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