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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  • Pausas J.G. (in press). Generalized fire response strategies in plants and animals. Oikos [draft]
  • García et al. (in press). Differential pollinator response underlies plant reproductive resilience after fires. Annals of Botany [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. (in press). Evolution of 'smoke' induced seed germination in pyroendemic plants. South African J. Bot. [doi | pdf]
  • Moreira, B. & Pausas J.G. (in press). 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]
  • Dantas et al. 2016. Disturbance maintains alternative biome states. Ecology Letters 19: 12-19. [doi | wiley | pdf | supp.]
  • García Y., Castellanos M.C. & Pausas J.G. 2016. Fires can benefit plants by disrupting antagonistic interactions. Oecologia 182, 1165–1173. [doi | pdf]
  • Pausas, J.G., Pratt, R.B., et al. 2016. Towards understanding resprouting at the global scale. New Phytologist 209: 945-954. [doi | pdf | Global P50-Resprouting data (xls)]
  • Pausas J.G., Alessio G.A., Moreira B., Segarra-Moragues J.G. 2016. Secondary compounds enhance flammability in a Mediterranean plant. Oecologia 180: 103-110. [doi | pdf | ESM: Tabla S1 (csv)]
  • Paula et al. 2016. Lignotubers in Mediterranean basin plants. Plant Ecology 217: 661-676. [doi | pdf | suppl.]
  • Pausas J.G. 2016. Flammable Mexico. Inter. J. Wildland Fire 25(6): 711-713. [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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