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)

  • 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
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  • 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. (in press). Wildfires as an ecosystem service. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 17(6): xx-xx. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Paula S. (in press). Grasses and fire: the importance of hiding buds. New Phytologist [doi | draft]
  • Carbone et al. (in press). A global synthesis of fire effects on pollinators. Global Ecology & Biogeography.
  • Daibes et al. (in press). Fire and legume germination in a tropical savanna: ecological and historical factors. Annals of Botany. | doi | pdf |
  • Keeley J.E. & Pausas J.G. (in press). Distinguishing disturbance from perturbations in fire-prone ecosystems. Int. J. Wildland Fire [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Millán M.M. 2019. Greening and browning in a climate change hotspot: the Mediterranean Basin. BioScience 96:143-151. [doi | oup | blog | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. 2019. Generalized fire response strategies in plants and animals. Oikos 128:147-153. [doi | wiley | pdf]
  • García et al. 2018. Differential pollinator response underlies plant reproductive resilience after fires. Annals of Botany 122:961-971. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G., Lamont B.B., Paula S., Appezzato-da-Glória B. & Fidelis A. 2018. Unearthing belowground bud banks in fire-prone ecosystems. New Phytologist 217: 1435–1448. [doi | pdf | BBB database]
  • Tavsanoglu Ç. & Pausas J.G. 2018. A functional trait database for Mediterranean Basin plants. Scientific Data 5:180135. [doi | sdata | data:figshare | BROT web page]
  • Pausas J.G., Lamont B.B. 2018. Ecology and biogeography in 3D: the case of the Australian Proteaceae Journal of Biogeography 45: 1469-1477. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G., Parr C.L. 2018. Towards an understanding of the evolutionary role of fire in animals. Evolutionary Ecology 32: 113–125. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas, J.G., Belliure, J., Mínguez, E. & Montagut, S. 2018. Fire benefits flower beetles in a mediterranean ecosystem. PLoS One 13: e0198951. [doi | plos | pdf]
  • Archibald et al. 2018. Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth System. Environmental Research Letters 13: 033003. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Keeley J.E. 2017. Epicormic resprouting in fire-prone ecosystems. Trends in Plant Science 22: 1008-1015. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Ribeiro E. 2017. Fire and plant diversity at the global scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 889–897. [doi | pdf | data & maps]
  • Chergui et al. 2018. Socioeconomic factors drive fire regime variability in the Mediterranean Basin. Ecosystems 21(4): 619–628. [doi | pdf | post]
  • Pausas J.G., Keeley J.E., Schwilk D.W. 2017. Flammability as an ecological and evolutionary driver. Journal of Ecology 105: 289-297. [doi | wiley | pdf | brief for managers] Featured on the cover & the cover image
  • Ottaviani et al. 2017. On plant modularity traits: functions and challenges Trends in Plant Science 22(8): 648-651. [doi | sciencedirect | pdf]
  • Lamont B.B. et al. 2017. African geoxyles evolved in response to fire; frost came later. Evolutionary Ecology 31(5):603–617 [doi ! pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. 2017. Bark thickness and fire regime: another twist. New Phytol. 213:13–15. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas J.G. & Dantas V.L. 2017. Scale matters: Fire-vegetation feedbacks are needed to explain tropical tree cover at the local sacle. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 26: 395–399. [doi | pdf]
  • Keeley J.E. & Pausas J.G. 2018. Evolution of 'smoke' induced seed germination in pyroendemic plants. South African J. Bot. [doi | pdf]
  • Moreira, B. & Pausas J.G. 2018. Shedding light through the smoke on the germination of Mediterranean Basin flora. South African J. Bot. [doi | draft]
  • Gómez-González et al. 2017. Postfire responses of the woody flora of Central Chile: insights from a germination experiment PLoS One 12: e0180661. [doi | plos | pdf | suppl. mat.]
  • Budde et al. 2017. Increased fire frequency promotes stronger spatial genetic structure and natural selection at regional and local scales in Pinus halepensis Mill. Ann. Bot. 119: 1061-1072. [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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