Diego Nieto Lugilde

Diego Nieto Lugilde
University of Cordoba (Spain) | UCO · Department of Botany, Ecology and Plant Physiology

PhD
Teaching and researching as Professor at Universidad de Córdoba (Spain).

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December 2016 - present
University of Cordoba (Spain)
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  • Professor
September 2016 - November 2016
University of Cordoba (Spain)
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  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2015 - December 2015
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  • Research contractor

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Publications (77)
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The presence of Cedrus atlantica on the European continent, including, especially, the determination of the time of its disappearance from the Iberian Peninsula, is one of the most controversial issues in recent decades regarding the successive extinction of conifers in the Western Mediterranean. This work propounds the possibility that C. atlantic...
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Organisms modify their geographical distributions in response to changes in environmental conditions, or modify their affinity to such conditions, to avoid extinction. This study explored the altitudinal shift of Abies pinsapo Boiss. in the Baetic System. We analysed the potential distribution of the realised and reproductive niches of A. pinsapo p...
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Anthropogenic pressures are causing a global decline in biodiversity. Successful attempts at biodiversity conservation requires an understanding of biodiversity patterns as well as the drivers and processes that determine those patterns. To deepen this knowledge, neoecologists have focused on studying present-day or recent historical data, while pa...
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Disentangling the influence of environmental drivers on community assembly is important to understand how multiple processes influence biodiversity patterns and can inform understanding of ecological responses to climate change. Phylogenetic Community Structure (PCS) is increasingly used in community assembly studies to incorporate evolutionary per...
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Disentangling the influence of environmental drivers on community assembly is important to understand how multiple processes influence biodiversity patterns and can inform understanding of ecological responses to climate change. Phylogenetic Community Structure (PCS) is increasingly used in community assembly studies to incorporate evolutionary per...
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Este proyecto trata de utilizar la ciudad de Córdoba como recurso educativo para la enseñanza del mundo vegetal, en concreto musgos y hepáticas. Se trata de acercar al alumnado estos organismos, que aunque pasan desapercibidos por su pequeño tamaño, están presentes en las ciudades. El objetivo ha sido diseñar rutas que se puedan realizar con alumna...
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En este video se hace una introducción a las clasificaciones botánicas y se repasan algunos de los hitos y personajes más importantes en la historia de los sistemas de clasificación. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70mR0bY_yWM
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Urban and landscape planning are critical to ensure there is a right balance between three crucial dimensions: human development, societal welfare, and nature protection and conservation. These instruments play an important role during the Environmental Sciences studies and, when facing them, it is crucial for students to learn the importance of co...
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En este video didáctico se explican las condiciones que impedían la vida en medio terrestre de las plantas durante el Precámbrico, así como los cambios ambientales y las adaptaciones que sufrieron los vegetales para poder colonizar la tierra firme. https://youtu.be/XRV_JBl1uf4 Cómo citarnos: "Nieto-Lugilde, D., de la Estrella, M., Berjano, R., Pl...
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Urban and landscape planning are critical to ensure there is a right balance between three crucial dimensions: human development, societal welfare, and nature protection and conservation. These instruments play an important role during the Environmental Sciences studies and, when facing them, it is crucial for students to learn the importance of co...
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En este video se explica la morfología de las angiospermas, más concretamente de las estructuras florales, explicando la terminología botánica relacionada. Recuperado de: https://youtu.be/8NgrxHCvk9M
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Studying community assembly drivers and its past dynamics incorporating phylogenetic and functional data to the fossil record. The fossil record provides information on species relative abundances at specific times, which in turns can inform about community dynamics over long time periods, being the Pleistocene and the Holocene the best represented...
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Future climates are projected to be highly novel relative to recent climates. Climate novelty challenges models that correlate ecological patterns to climate variables and then use these relationships to forecast ecological responses to future climate change. Here, we quantify the magnitude and ecological significance of future climate novelty by c...
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Asexual taxa often have larger ranges than their sexual progenitors, particularly in areas affected by Pleistocene glaciations. The reasons given for this ‘geographical parthenogenesis’ are contentious, with expansion of the ecological niche or colonisation advantages of uniparental reproduction assumed most important in case of plants. Here, we pa...
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Disentangling the relative importance of climatic and anthropogenic factors is crucial in conservation biology but problematic using short-term data only. Long-term (palaeobiological) data are thus increasingly being used to understand taxon history and to identify potential status and baseline (pre-anthropogenic) conditions, which in turn allows t...
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Community-level models (CLMs) consider multiple, co-occurring species in model fitting and are lesser known alternatives to species distribution models (SDMs) for analyzing and predicting biodiversity patterns. CLMs simultaneously model multiple species, including rare species, while reducing overfitting and implicitly considering drivers of co-occ...
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A multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental study (pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs, charcoal particles) of a mire, located in the western Spanish Central System (Gredos range), was undertaken to trace historic human activities related to woodland clearance and past land-uses at high altitudes during the last three millennia. The results of this study constra...
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Increasingly, ecological modellers are integrating paleodata with future projections to understand climate-driven biodiversity dynamics from the past through the current century. Climate simulations from earth system models are necessary to this effort, but must be debiased and downscaled before they can be used by ecological models. Downscaling me...
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Appendix S1 Sources of occurrence records, data preparation and downscaling procedure of climate data.
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Appendix S3 Kernel density plots of each environmental variable used for the analysis.
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Appendix S2 Alternative analysis using the total range of the species as a background area for all comparisons.
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Species distribution models (SDMs) assume species exist in isolation and do not influence one another’s distributions, thus potentially limiting their ability to predict biodiversity patterns. Community-level models (CLMs) capitalize on species co-occurrences to fit shared environmental responses of species and communities, and therefore may result...
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Aim: Emerging polyploids may depend on environmental niche shifts for successful establishment. Using the alpine plant Ranunculus kuepferi as a model system, we explore the niche shift hypothesis at different spatial resolutions and in contrasting parts of the species range. Location: European Alps. Methods: We sampled 12 individuals from each of...
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There is an urgent need to understand species and community responses to climatic and ecological changes to predict biodiversity patterns given anticipated global change. The current distribution of species and the environment provide a limited perspective to study and predict ecological responses; therefore, biodiversitv responses to past environm...
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Maximum entropy modeling (Maxent) is a widely used algorithm for predicting species distributions across space and time. Properly assessing the uncertainty in such predictions is non-trivial and requires validation with independent datasets. Notably, model complexity (number of model parameters) remains a major concern in relation to overfitting an...
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North African dry woodlands constitute mediterranean climatic ecotone ecosystems of vital importance for human livelihoods and local biodiversity. To improve the basis for managing these key ecosystems, we selected a Tertiary relict woodland (Argania spinosa) in order to clarify the sensitivity to long-term climate change (the present, the past gla...
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Fossil records are being increasingly used to help understand the consequences of climate change for biodiversity. Pollen records from the late Quaternary are among the most commonly used fossil data, but pollen-based inferences of biodiversity can potentially be confounded by spatial and taxonomic uncertainties and the influence of non-climatic ab...
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Persistence of relict tree species in Mediterranean environments is becoming increasingly unlikely in view of ongoing and future global change. The variability in the Holocene climate and more recent anthropogenic impacts have driven many populations to fragmentation and isolation, and even to extinction. However, some have persisted to the present...
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The role of competition for light among plants has long been recognised at local scales, but its importance for plant species distributions at larger spatial scales has generally been ignored. Tree cover modifies the local abiotic conditions below the canopy, notably by reducing light availability, and thus, also the performance of species that are...
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Background/Question/Methods Predicting the response of biotic systems to environmental change remains one of the greatest challenges in ecology. During the last decade, studies have emphasized the use of species distribution models (SDMs) to predict climate-driven shifts in species distributions and extinction risk. SDMs usually are fit using onl...
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Procedimiento para cultivo de hongos sobre pulpa agotada de alperujo (orujillo). Se describe en este documento un nuevo procedimien-to de cultivo de hongos que se caracteriza por el uso de la pulpa agotada de alperujo (orujillo) y de un plástico especial. Este procedimiento consta de cuatro fases diferentes: Preparación de un inóculo con orujillo,...
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Airborne pollen records constitute a suitable bioindicator for evaluating physiological behaviour and resource conservation of vegetation responding to water deficit, reflected in pollination alterations (fluctuations in the dates of the beginning and end of the pollination period), or variation in total pollen production. The effects of extreme cl...
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The main characteristics of Poaceae pollen season at 8 sites in Andalusia were studied. Special attention was paid in the trends of grass pollen-season start and peak dates. Moreover, we analyse the intensity of the grass pollen season over the study period as well as potential temporal and spatial patterns in these data. Statistical analysis was p...
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Aim Quaternary palaeopalynological records collected throughout the Iberian Peninsula and species distribution models (SDMs) were integrated to gain a better understanding of the historical biogeography of the Iberian Abies species (i.e. Abies pinsapo and Abies alba). We hypothesize that SDMs and Abies palaeorecords are closely correlated, assuming...
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The Poaceae family is considered one of the main causes of pollen allergy in industrialized countries. The aim of this study is to establish the dynamics of the Poaceae allergens and determine their distribution in the different-sized particles in the atmosphere. The air of Granada (southern Spain) was sampled during the pollination period of Poace...
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Forecasting airborne pollen concentrations is one of the most studied topics in aerobiology, due to its crucial application to allergology. The most used tools for this problem are single lineal regressions and autoregressive models (ARIMA). Notwithstanding, few works have used more sophisticated tools based in Artificial Intelligence, as are neura...
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In recent years, it has been demonstrated that the air carries not only airborne pollen but also plant particles of smaller size that have allergenic activity, and, being within the respirable range, these particles can trigger rapid attacks in the lower respiratory tract. The study of particles according to size (0.7-40 micro m) could provide valu...
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Estimations based upon geostatistics and mapping have enabled the construction of a spatial model to predict the presence of biological particles in a particular region. This methodological proposal has been tested in a case study, at a regional scale, of airborne Olea pollen, using the data acquired from␣various sampling stations that are designed...
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Cupressaceae pollen has been cited in recent years as one of the major airborne allergens of the Mediterranean region, prompting us to conduct an exhaustive analysis on the aerobiological behaviour of this pollen in the Iberian Peninsula and the repercussion that it has had on the atopic population. The aerobiological study, performed from 1996 to...