I serve as President of the Forestry Engineering Association in Catalonia .
Did you know plants within an ecosystems act in sync? We're showing how internal rhythms provide plants the capacity to anticipate environmental changes, increase fitness, and synchronize metabolism in entire ecosystems. Check out this cool commentary .
We know that fires burn only when forests are dry but, how dry do they need to be? We have developed the first models to predict moisture in fine litter across landscapes and have developed the moisture thresholds on probability of fire occurrence across bioregions.
Did you know that trees and ecosystems lose a substantial amount of water overnight? Yeap, that's true, and that could be serve to increase nutrient delivery, or not...
The world is changing... and so is vegetation: Now we have more trees than ever (even in deserts), and invasives could seriously impact the structure of rangelands under climate change. We've shown how passive facilitation through grass litter could be an important process on that path.