Ander Arias-González

Ander Arias-González
Neiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development · Department of Conservation of Natural Resources

PhD

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January 2008 - May 2015
Neiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development
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  • Researcher
January 2008 - November 2015
Neiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development
Position
  • Researcher
January 2008 - December 2015
Neiker-Tecnalia Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (38)
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The brown food chain (based on decomposers) co-exists in streams with the green food chain (based on primary producers). The two trophic chains perform specific ecosystem functions which may be altered by the effect of contaminants. Copper is a common contaminant with recognized effects on several compartments of the two trophic chains. We applied...
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Decomposition of litter is a key biochemical process that regulates the rate and magnitude of CO2 fluxes from biosphere to atmosphere and determines soil nutrient availability. Although several studies have shown that plant litter decomposition accelerated in their native compared to a foreign environment, i.e. a home field advantage (HFA) for litt...
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Aim of study: Adaptation of silviculture in planted forest may help to mitigate damage due to biotic and abiotic hazards. However, compromises have to be found because it is not possible to minimize the risk from all hazards through application of a single forest management approach. The objective of this study was to improve a multi-criteria risk...
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Soil minerals are known to play a major role in soil organic carbon (SOC) stabilization. However, the exact nature of the role is still poorly understood as comparative studies are complicated by the fact that mineralogy usually varies with other important factors such as climate, land-use, texture and acidity. This study investigated naturally-occ...
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To anticipate European climate scenarios for the end of the century, we explored the climate gradient within the REINFFORCE (RÉseau INFrastructure de recherche pour le suivi et l’adaptation des FORêts au Changement climatiquE) arboreta network, established in 38 sites between latitudes 37° and 57°, where 33 tree species are represented. We aim to d...
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The relation between soil organic matter dynamics and temperature is an important research topic, poorly understood yet. This study focuses on the effect of temperature on the heat rate of soil organic matter decomposition using different soil types, by simulating an extreme heat wave with a calorimeter. Heat rates were measured with an automated s...
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The application to soils of energy co-products derived from forest biomass (biochar [BC] and wood ash [WA]) with the aim of regulating soil hydraulic conductivity and water availability, thereby reducing soil erosion and increasing resilience to drought, has been suggested as a strategy for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The main objecti...
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Forest ecosystems, when sustainably managed, play a central role in preventing soil degradation and water quality. This study proposes a methodology to identify areas of priority action for soil conservation and protection of urban water supply, which could lead to a step forward in the comprhensive management of watersheds with complex orography t...
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Biochar can largely contribute to enhance organic carbon (OC) stocks in soil and improve soil quality in forest and agricultural lands. Its contribution depends on its recalcitrance, but also on its interactions with minerals and other organic compounds in soil. Thus, it is important to study the link between minerals, natural organic matter and bi...
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Understanding the connection between soil biodegradation and temperature is a matter of concern nowadays. Increasing temperature increases the rate at which soil is degraded by microbial action enhancing carbon losses with a negative impact on the atmosphere and water quality. The number of methods allowing these measurements is small, and addition...
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This presentation gives an outlook on the importance of forests and forest soils to mitigate climate change. It presents results from the local scale (Basque Country) to a broader one (Europe) trying to explain the carbon saturation deficit that forest soils present
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Soil microbial community function is influenced, among other factors, by the chemical composition of C substrates, which in turn is dependent on the overlying tree species and the soil environmental conditions. The aim of this study was to examine how different dominant forest species and soil properties are related to soil microbial community leve...
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La ceniza, subproducto de la combustión de biomasa procedente de residuos forestales, podría utilizarse para mejorar la fertilidad y la capacidad de mitigación de C del suelo. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido analizar el efecto de las cenizas de caldera de biomasa, ricas en nutrientes solubles y restos carbonizados por combustión incompleta, par...
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Se recopilaron más de 8000 datos de análisis de suelos realizados en la CAPV (1977-2008) con el objetivo de determinar el carbono orgánico presente en los primeros 30 cm de suelo (SOC) y estimar si está próximo a su capacidad de secuestro. Se concluyó que el SOC (mediana) es del orden de 67, 71, 65 y 31 Mg C ha-1, respectivamente, en bosques de con...
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En gestion forestière, la prise en compte des risques dont les risques naturels est une nécessité pour le gestionnaire. Un risque se caractérise par trois facteurs : l’aléa, l’enjeu et la vulnérabilité qui constituent autant d’approches différentes pour la gestion du risque. Historiquement en restauration des terrains en montagne, c’est la réductio...
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There exists limited information about how biochar affect soil aggregation. Soil aggregation is a key parameter in soil structure and therefore in soil quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of biochar addition with and without mineral nitrogen in organic matter dynamics and microbial activity in a clayey loam acidic forest soil,...
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La vegetación actúa como sumidero de CO2, al extraer este gas de la atmósfera mediante la fotosíntesis y acumular en sus tejidos el carbono fijado. Parte del carbono presente en la biomasa vegetal se libera a la atmósfera en los procesos de respiración (durante el ciclo de vida de la planta) y de descomposición (una vez los tejidos vegetales han ll...
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La forêt, en plus de ses fonctions économiques reconnues par tous les acteurs du milieu rural tels que le développement de l'emploi rural et le marché local du bois pour la transformation ou pour l'énergie, rend de nombreux autres services. Cependant, de multiples risques sont identifiables et doivent être gérés dans et pourront éventuellement être...
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FOREWORD This document summarises the work that has been achieved after 5 years of efforts to set up the REINFFORCE infrastructure. It has been a huge challenge to move from the simple idea of designing a research tool for climate change adaptation to the actual implementation of this tool: to agree on protocols, find seeds, produce 150 000 seedlin...
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Changes from natural tree species to rapidly growing exotic species as well as intensification of forestry operations with heavy machinery can lead to changes in the quantity and quality of organic matter inputs to soil and to disruption of soil physical structure. These two ecosystem properties are tightly linked to organic matter dynamics. Five a...
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The litter layer (L) and fermented humified layer (FH) in forest floor under European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.), pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.), and radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don) were studied in northern Spain. Recovery from heavy mechanization was also assessed in a chronosequence from two adjacent pine plantations (3 and 16 years old)....
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• Assessment of forest sustainability requires reliable soil quality indicators. The present study evaluated the use of several potential such indicators in forests in the Basque Country under different types of management, involving: (i) species change and (ii) heavily mechanised forest operations. • Five adjacent forest stands were selected for s...
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The main objective of the present study was to determine the effect of the type of pedogenesis generated by two different parent materials - amphibolite (AMP) and granite (GR) - and the effect of different forest stands - pine (P), eucalypt (E), and oak (O) - on the quality and quantity of organic C pools in udic, mesic and freely drained systems....
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Total atmospheric deposition to four mature forest sites in the Basque Country was estimated using the canopy flux method and a generalised deposition model (average deposition velocities multiplied by average concentration of gases in the atmosphere). Potential acidity under aerobic conditions and acidity flux from atmospheric deposition entering...
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The change in the composition of atmospheric deposition as it passes through the forest canopy on two 10-year-old Pinus radiata D. Don forests (Manzanal and Posadero) was studied in the Basque Country, analysing the concentration of different constituents in bulk precipitation and throughfall. The precipitation at the study sites was bimodal with t...
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The effects of atmospheric pollution on two 10 year old Pinus radiata D. Don forests (Manzanal and Posadero) was studied in the Basque country, analysing the concentration of different nutrients and nutrient input via litterfall. Litterfall production peaked in autumn, and 97.5% of the litterfall consisted of pine needles at Posadero (the less-poll...
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The effect of forest canopy on the chemical composition of Throughfall was studied in four forests, two coniferous plantations of Pinus radiata and two deciduous forests (Quercus robur and Q.rubra, respectively) near bilbao (Bizkaia), Basque Country (Northern Spain) during one year. The study areas are assumed to have different levels of pollution:...

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