juli g. pausas


Research scientist at Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CIDE, Valencia, Spain) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC; the Spanish National Research Council). My research focuses on the Ecology and Evolution of fire-prone ecosystems, and specifically on understanding the role of fire in shaping plant species, populations, communities and landscapes. [Brief Curriculum Vitae, CV].

Research interest: fire ecology, regeneration ecology, plant functional traits, evolution of fire traits, post-fire regeneration, Mediterranean vegetation, vegetation dynamics and modelling, diversity patterns.

juli pausas
  • Publications (PDF): [by year | by topic | by journal | books]
  • Plant functional trait databases (e.g., BROT, BBB): [databases]
  • LASS: Landscape Analysis and Simulation Shell (software) [lass]
  • Books: Cork Oak Woodlands, Fire Ecology and Incendios forestales [books]
  • Research lines & projects: Ecology in fire-prone ecosystems [projects]
  • Notes on Mediterranean trees and large shrubs [MedTrees]
  • Homage to Darwin (200th birthday): Human evolution
  • Impact on the media .... [press] (in Spanish)
  • Divulgación [textos & videos] (in Spanish)
  • Fire & Art: paintings

  • Address:

    CIDE-CSIC
    Ctra. CV-315, Km 10.7 (IVIA)
    46113 Montcada
    Valencia
    SPAIN
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    Tel: (+34) 963 424124
    Tel: (+34) 963 424162
    Fax: (+34) 963 424160
    (phones malfunctioning; alternative: 630 306 333 931522)
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  • Dantas V., Pausas J.G. 2022. The legacy of Southern American extinct megafauna on plants and biomes. Nature Communications 13: 129. [doi | pdf | data & codes]
  • Pausas J.G. & Bond W.J. 2021. Alternative biome states challenge the modelling of species' niche shifts under climate change. Journal of Ecology 109(12): 3962-3971. [doi | wiley | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Keeley J.E. 2021. Wildfires and global change. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 19(7): 387-395. [doi | wiley | pdf | brief for managers]
  • Pausas et al. 2021. A shrubby resprouting pine with serotinous cones endemic to Southwest China. Ecology 102(5): e03228. [doi | pdf | data]
  • Álvarez-Ruiz et al. 2021. Fire reduces parasite load in a Mediterranean lizard. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288 (1954): 20211230. [doi | publisher | sup. mat. | pdf] Echoes: Nature | The Atlantic
  • Álvarez-Ruiz et al. 2021. Fire-driven behavioral response to smoke in a Mediterranean lizard. Behav. Ecol. [doi | oup | data:dryad | PDF]
  • Leverkus et al. 2021. Environmental policies to cope with novel disturbance regimes: steps to address a world scientists’ warning to humanity. Environ. Res. Lett. 16(2): 021003. [doi | pdf]
  • Kelly et al. 2020. Fire and biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Science 370 (6519). [doi | science]
  • Pausas J.G. & Bond W.J. 2020. On the three major recycling pathways in terrestrial ecosystems. Trends Ecol. Evol. 35: 767-775. [doi | sciencedirect | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Bond W.J. 2020. Alternative biome states in terrestrial ecosystems. Trends Plant Sci. 25: 250-263. [doi | sciencedirect | cell | pdf]
  • Leverkus et al. 2020. Wildfires debate needs science, not politics. Science 370: 416-417. [doi | science | pdf]
  • Gómez-González et al. 2020. Afforestation falls short as a biodiversity strategy. Science 368 (6498): 1439. [doi | science | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Paula S. 2020. Grasses and fire: the importance of hiding buds. New Phytol. 226:957–959. [doi | pdf]
  • Dantas V. & Pausas J.G. 2020. Megafauna biogeography explains plant functional trait variability in the tropics. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 29: 1288-1298. [doi | pdf]
  • Lamont et al. 2020. Fire as a selective agent for both serotiny and nonserotiny over space and time. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 39:140-172. [doi | pdf]
  • Magaña-Hernández et al. 2020. Variation in plant belowground resource allocation across heterogeneous landscapes: implications for post-fire resprouting. Am. J. Bot. 107:1114-1121. [doi | | pdf]
  • Kattge et al. 2020. TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biol. 26: 119-188. [doi]
  • Veldman et al. 2019. On "The global tree restoration potential". Science 366 (6463), 18 oct 2019. [doi | science | blog | pdf]
  • Leverkus et al. 2019. Wildfire: opportunity for restoration? Science 363: 134-135. [doi | science | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Bond W.J. 2019. Humboldt and the reinvention of nature. J. Ecol. 107: 1031-1037. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Keeley J.E. 2019. Wildfires as an ecosystem service. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 17: 289-295. [doi | pdf] (Featured on the cover)
  • Moreira et al. 2020. Wildfire management in Mediterranean-type regions: paradigm change needed. Environ. Res. Lett. [doi]
  • He et al. 2019. Fire as s key driver of Earth's biodiversity. Biological Reviews 94:1983-2010. [doi | pdf]

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    "A world without fires is like a sphere without roundness, i.e., we cannot imagine it" (Pausas & Keeley 2009) Tweet

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