Antonio Jesús Pérez Luque

Antonio Jesús Pérez Luque
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Experimental Station of Zaidín

PhD Ecology. Master of Applied Statistics

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Introduction
Antonio Jesús Pérez Luque currently works at the Ecology; Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research. IISTA-CEAMA, University of Granada. Antonio Jesús does research in Ecology. His current project is 'LIFE ADAPTAMED: Protection of key ecosystem services by adaptive management of Climate Change endangered Mediterranean socioecosystems'.
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February 2009 - June 2021
University of Granada
Position
  • Researcher
February 2009 - June 2021
University of Granada
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2010 - September 2011
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Applied Statistics
December 1999 - April 2005
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (78)
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Global changeGlobal change poses a challenge of great complexity for traditional systems of governance and nature management. New forms of management are required that contemplate both the adaptationAdaptation of natural systems to the new conditions while trying to maximize their conservationConservation and sustainable use in a global changeGloba...
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Changes in the distribution and abundance of animal populations and communities signal a clear response to environmental alterations. A number of changes in climateClimate and land use are taking place in the Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada, such as higher temperaturesTemperature and greater forest cover. In this chapter, we analyse the responses of ani...
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Mediterranean forests provide a diverse set of ecosystem servicesEcosystem service and harbour a large amount of biodiversityBiodiversity. The Sierra Nevada massif hosts extensive areas of forest with high conservationConservation interest, although they have undergone an intense historical transformation due to land managementLand management and a...
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Land abandonment is a major global change driver in the Mediterranean region, where anthropic activity has played an important role in shaping landscape configuration. Understanding the woodland expansion towards abandoned croplands is critical to develop effective management strategies. In this study, we analyze the colonization pattern of abandon...
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Conservation Biology faces the challenge of safeguarding the ecosystem functions and ecological processes (water cycle, nutrients, energy flow, and community dynamics) that sustain the multiple facets of biodiversity. Characterization and evaluation of these processes and functions can be carried out through functional attributes or traits related...
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Global change challenges ecosystems in xeric locations transformed by intensive human use. Resilience to drought of relict Mediterranean Quercus pyrenaica populations in the southern Iberian Peninsula was analyzed in relation to historical records of land use, combining dendroecological growth of adult trees and greenness (EVI) as proxies for secon...
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Gradients in elevation impose changes in environmental conditions, which in turn modulate species distribution and abundance as well as the interactions they maintain. Along the gradient, interacting species (e.g., predators, parasitoids) can respond to changes in different ways. This study aims to investigate how egg parasitism of a forest pest, t...
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Understanding the ecology of populations located in the rear edge of their distribution is key to assessing the response of the species to changing environmental conditions. Here, we focus on rear-edge populations of Quercus pyrenaica in Sierra Nevada (southern Iberian Peninsula) to analyze their ecological and floristic diversity. We perform multi...
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this dataset provides long-term information on the presence of the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica Schimper, 1848) in Sierra Nevada (SE Iberian Peninsula). Data on the abundance and demographic structure of the Iberian ibex population were compiled over the last three decades. Transects were laid out to record different variables such as th...
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Abstract. Conservation Biology faces the challenge of safeguarding the ecological processes that sustain biodiversity. Characterization and evaluation of these processes can be carried out through attributes or functional traits related to the exchanges of matter and energy between vegetation and the atmosphere. Nowadays, the use of satellite image...
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Los datos constituyen uno de los productos valiosos de la ciencia. Teniendo en cuenta la importancia de las series de datos para comprender patrones ecológicos complejos y/o resolver problemas ambientales emergentes, su preservación, accesibilidad y reutilización en ecología resulta crucial. Aunque la mayoría de los investigadores reconocen la impo...
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This dataset provides information about infestation caused by the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)) in pure or mixed pine woodlands and plantations in Andalusia. It represents a long-term series (1993-2015) containing 81,908 records that describe the occurrence and incidence of this species. Data wer...
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Long-term ecological research provides essential information to understand the complex dynamics of natural systems. In a global change scenario, high mountains represent an exceptional ecology field lab for long-term research and monitoring, offering an enormous mosaic of ecological conditions existing along mountain slopes. Mountains ecosystems al...
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Drought is a global issue that is exacerbated by climate change and increasing anthropogen-ic water demands. The recent occurrence of drought in California provides an important opportunity to examine drought response across ecosystem classes (forests, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands), which is essential to understand how climate influences ec...
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Most scientific papers are not reproducible: it is really hard, if not impossible, to understand how results are derived from data, and being able to regenerate them in the future (even by the same researchers). However, traceability and reproducibility of results are indispensable elements of highquality science, and an increasing requirement of m...
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La investigación ecológica a largo plazo proporciona información útil para comprender las complejas dinámicas de los sistemas naturales. Esto se hace especialmente importante en las regiones de montaña como Sierra Nevada, que presenta un fuerte gradiente de condiciones ambientales en una escala espacial pequeña. En el sitio LTER-Sierra Nevada se ha...
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Climate change is causing declines in snow-cover extent and duration in European mountain ranges. This is especially important in Mediterranean mountain ranges where the observed trends towards precipitation and higher temperatures can provoke problems of water scarcity. In this work, we analyzed temporal trends (2000 to 2014) of snow-related varia...
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In this data paper, a dataset of passerine bird communities is described in Sierra Nevada, a Mediterra¬nean high mountain located in southern Spain. The dataset includes occurrence data from bird surveys conducted in four representative ecosystem types of Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2015. For each visit, bird species numbers as well as distance to t...
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In this data paper, we describe the dataset of the Global Change, Altitudinal Range Shift and Colonization of Degraded Habitats in Mediterranean Mountains (MIGRAME) project, which aims to assess the capacity of altitudinal migration and colonization of marginal habitats by Quercus pyrenaica Willd. forests in Sierra Nevada (southern Spain) consideri...
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Trees may react against defoliation by producing new tissues with modified morphological and nutritive characteristics, in order to prevent future herbivore attacks. In this work, we analyse the capacity of three pine species, namely cluster (Pinus pinaster), black (Pinus nigra) and Scots (Pinus sylvestris) pine, naturally set along an altitudinal...
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The LTER network aims to assess the structural and functional responses of ecosystems to the impact of environmental and socioeconomic variables. In this context, events and anthropic uses occurring in ecosystems in the past could have an important impact to explain its current structure and function. It is therefore important to gather information...
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Collecting long term series about the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems is very important to quantify the impacts of global change. The photosynthetic activity, through the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a good indicator of the vegetation status. Recently, in the opposite to purchase a high cost professional came...
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Traditional knowledge about the distribution of vegetation and the type and intensity of human intervention in the territory in the past is valuable to understand the current functioning of Mediterranean ecosystems. But it is very difficult to obtain. In this work, we present a case study that demonstrates the usefulness of traditional knowledge to...
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The synergies between researchers and managers have allowed to develop a monitoring program of ecological processes and information management in Sierra Nevada (South of Spain). Thanks to this common effort, we are able to make an initial diagnosis of the situation. We have identified the main expected impacts in the context of global change, and a...
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The high-mountain meadows (borreguiles) of Sierra Nevada (SE-Spain) are a high diverse ecosystem, which harbors a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. This ecosystem (included in the Annex-I of Habitats Directive) is very sensitive to changes in water availability and temperature, making it an interesting community to study the imp...
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Land abandonment is a major global change driver in the Mediterranean Region where anthropic activity has played an important role shaping landscape configuration. Understanding the woodland expansion towards marginal areas (abandoned crops) is critical to develop effective management strategies. In this work we analyze the colonization pattern of...
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Sierra Nevada mountain range (southern Spain) hosts a high number of endemic plant species, being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean basin. The high-mountain meadow ecosystems (borreguiles) harbour a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. In this data paper, we describe a dataset of the flora inhabit...
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Durante los pasados días 21 de Julio a 8 de Agosto tuvo lugar el taller Open Science for Synthesis organizado por el National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS, University of California Santa Bárbara) y el Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI, University of North Carolina), que se celebró simultáneamente en Santa Barbara (Califo...
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The Spanish National Ecosystem Assessment (SNEA), supported by the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Environment, is the first analysis conducted on the status and trends of ecosystem services in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of Spain. The results of the SNEA are expected to help build bridges between interdisciplinary scientific know...
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There is an active debate about socioeconomic impacts of protected areas, but there is not a main conclusion that explains the impact of protected areas on socioeconomic features. In this work we present a long-term analysis to assess the impact of protecting areas on well-being (measured as an aggregation of different indicators) in a developed, h...
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Sierra Nevada is a high mountain range (reaching 3,482 m.a.s.l.) located in Southern Spain (37ºN, 3º W) covering 2,000 km2. The climate is Mediterranean, characterized by cold winters and hot summers, with pronounced summer drought (July-August). It hosts a high number of endemic plant species (c. 80) for a total of 2.100 species of vascular plants...
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In order to understand the importance of past land use and current ecological factors relating to oak regeneration within pine plantations, we hypothesized that native forest regeneration within plantations depends largely on in situ biological legacies as a source of propagules. We analyzed native oak regeneration in 168 pine plantation plots with...
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The Sinfonevada database is a forest inventory that contains information on the forest ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada mountains (SE Spain). The Sinfonevada dataset contains more than 7,500 occurrence records belonging to 270 taxa (24 of these threatened) from floristic inventories of the Sinfonevada Forest inventory. Expert field workers collected...
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Most of the world's plantations were established on previously disturbed sites with an intensive land-use history. Our general hypothesis was that native forest regeneration within forest plantations depends largely on in situ biological legacies as a source of propagules. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed native oak regeneration in 168 pine pla...
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We have created an indicator system whose main aim is to assess significant changes in the habitats existing in Sierra Nevada Natura 2000 site. This system is able to automatically download, process and analyse raw data from two MODIS products (snow cover and vegetation indexes). Besides, the system calculates automatically several indicators usefu...
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El proyecto MIGRAME tiene como objetivo estudiar la capacidad de migración altitudinal y de colonización de hábitats degradados de los robledales (Quercus pyrenaica) y enebrales (Juniperus communis) de Sierra Nevada en respuesta a dos motores asociados al cambio global: cambio climático y cambios de usos del territorio. En este contexto, planteamos...
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A pesar de la generalización del uso de los dispositivos móviles en la vida cotidiana, aún no existe una relación directa de su uso en proyectos de investigación. Esto se debe fundamentalmente a la carencia de aplicaciones Ad-Hoc que optimicen el proceso, y que asuman la diversidad de los datos a capturar A su vez, la divulgación requiere de un len...
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Objetivos: Diseñar un modelo basado en sistemas multi-agente para simular el proceso de dispersión de bellotas producido por el arrendajo (Garrulus glandarius) que puede permitir al roble melojo (Quercus pyrenaica) migrar altitudinalmente ante el cambio climático y colonizar hábitats marginales. Localización/ecosistema: Poblaciones de roble en Sier...
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Los bosques de roble melojo (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) en Sierra Nevada son considerados una formación vegetal sensible al cambio climático debido a su carácter relicto y a la presión antrópica a la que han estado sometidos. Para llevar a cabo tareas de gestión y adaptación al cambio global para este tipo de ecosistemas se precisan de estudios a es...
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The main objective of the Observatory of Sierra Nevada (Spain) is to monitor the effects of global change in this protected mountainous LTER site. We are monitoring more than 100 environmental variables that are surrogates of ecosystem functions. A large amount of information is being created during the monitoring. This information must be maintain...
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Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory is a long term monitoring program to assess the effects of global change in Sierra Nevada LTER platform, a high mountain region (reaching 3,482 m.a.s.l.) located in Southern Spain. The basic objective is to ensure the collection of information necessary to identify as early as possible the impacts of global c...
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Sierra Nevada is a high mountain range (reaching 3,482 m.a.s.l.) located in Southern Spain (37oN, 3o W) covering 2,000 km2. It is a Natural Biosphere Reserve (MaB. Unesco), a Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance (Natura 2000 network) an also a National Park. This mountain range can be considered as one of the most important ho...
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En la actualidad existen evidencias científicas de los efectos del cambio global sobre los sistemas naturales. Para los ecosistemas mediterráneos se espera que los efectos del cambio climático sean mas fuertes que en otras regiones, y concretamente en los ecosistemas forestales mediterráneos estos impactos tendrán efectos significativos. Por otro l...