Indradatta DeCastro-Arrazola

Indradatta DeCastro-Arrazola
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Ecology

PhD

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Introduction
Indra deCastro-Arrazola currently works at the Departament of Ecology at the University of Granada. Indra does research in Functional Ecology and Biodiversity~EcosystemFunctioning of forests after single and multiple disturbances.
Education
September 2011 - April 2012
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Field of study
  • Quantitative Ecology
October 2009 - October 2010
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Field of study
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
September 2008 - June 2009
Universidad de León
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (11)
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In recent years, the popularity of rock-climbing has grown tremendously, setting an increasing pressure on cliff habitats. Climbing may be particularly harmful in the Mediterranean biome due to its appropriate environmental conditions for climbing. A few studies have identified the effect of climbing on plant diversity at a small-scale (namely loca...
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In recent years, the popularity of rock-climbing has grown tremendously, setting an increasing pressure on cliff habitats. Climbing may be particularly harmful in the Mediterranean biome due to its appropriate environmental conditions for climbing. A few studies have identified the effect of climbing on plant diversity at a small-scale (namely loca...
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The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is often assessed through trait diversity. However, the relationship between traits and functions is typically assumed but seldom tested. We analyze the relationship between dung beetle traits and three ecological functions: dung removal, dung burial and seedling emergence. We set up a...
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La biodiversidad cambia en el espacio-tiempo generando gradientes complejos. Estos gradientes afectan la estructura de las comunidades creando dos posibles patrones de recambio espacial, reemplazo o anidamiento. Existen pocos estudios que busquen analizar los cambios de la diversidad a lo largo de gradientes ambientales en la región Caribe de Colom...
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Background Assemblage responses to environmental gradients are key to understand the general principles behind the assembly and functioning of communities. The spatially and temporally uneven distribution of water availability in drylands creates strong aridity gradients. While the effects of spatial variations of aridity are relatively well known,...
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Definitions and summary values of environmental variables used. Table S1. Summary of grouped variables used (variables used in the final analyses have been marked with a tick mark ✓). Table S2. Localization (municipality and coordinates), altitude and amount of dung of each replicate and site sampled. Dung availability variables (cow dung and other...
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Dung beetle abundance per year (2013 and 2014) and season (wet and dry) along a transect from the Sahara desert to the semiarid Mediterranean coast (see map in Figure 1). Table S3. Names of species are grouped by subfamily. Totals per site (i.e. community) are given for each subfamily.
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Supplementary results. Table S4. Species with significant Indicator Values (IndVal, De Caceres & Legendre, 2009) per year (2013 and 2014) and season (wet and dry). Table S5. Summary of the GLRs evaluating the effects of the extracted PLS components on species richness and log abundance for the wet and dry seasons. Figure S1. Variation partitioning...
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Authors give new data on Histeridae of Morocco and make a synthesis of the knowledge on this group in Oriental region. Saprinus apteli Chobaut is new for Morocco and Acritus nigricornis (Hoffmann) and Hypocacculus spretulus (Erichson) are new for the Oriental region.
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En este capítulo revisamos algunos aspectos de esta “crisis de la Taxonomía”, identificando puntos críticos de la misma. Para ello, primero definimos qué es la Taxonomía, con una breve descripción de su desarrollo histórico. Además, identificamos quién la lleva a cabo, así como en qué grado son importantes unas u otras aproximaciones a esta discipl...
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Semi-natural meadows host a great number of species coexisting at fine spatial scales. Different assembly mechanisms, related to differences in functional traits between species, can influence such coexistence. Coexisting species could be either functionally dissimilar to occupy different niches (‘divergence’) or functionally similar due to exclusi...

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To set up a solid trait-based functional ecology foundation for a group of ecologically important insects, the dung beetles. We are modeling our efforts after the TRY initiative for plants (Kattge et al. Global Change Biol 2011, 2020), following their path but learning from their experience and the long years in which the discipline of functional ecology has matured. Therefore, we are following three sequential steps: (1) designing an effect–response theoretical framework; (2) compiling a handbook of standardized trait measurements (similar to Moretti et al. Funct Ecol 2017, with whom we share three authors); (3) creating and maintaining an open trait database.
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Our global synthesis study aims to analyse whether plant community functional composition responds to one disturbance in similar ways than when the same disturbance is preceded by another, recent disturbance. Our target disturbances are wildfire and logging, whose effects on plant communities may (or not) vary depending on the occurrence of previous fire, windthrow, beetle infestation or no recent disturbance. For this, we are gathering a global dataset of plant communities sampled in the presence and absence of one of our target disturbances. Additionally, one field-based study conducted after the 2017 fire in Doñana Natural Park assesses the regeneration of four key, functionally contrasting species under combinations of fire, herbivory, and simulated climate change. Both the synthesis and the field study are funded by the British Ecological Society.
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In recent years, rock climbing has grown tremendously in popularity, placing pressure on cliff ecosystems. Although limited, these ecosystems can support a great diversity of species. However, few studies have assessed the effects of climbing activity on the vegetation of these habitats. Furthermore, the few existing studies were conducted at local scales. For these reasons, we aim here to carry out the first comprehensive study of climbing effects on a large-scale ecosystem: the Mediterranean environment. This is one of the most fragile environments on the planet due to its varied climatic conditions, but at the same time, one of the most biodiverse. Mediterranean environmental conditions can be found in several regions around the world, including the Mediterranean basin, Southwest of Africa, California (USA), central Chile and Southwest Australia. It is therefore possible for us to study the climbing impacts on Mediterranean environments in different locations around the world. This study will allow us to evaluate if there is a common pattern of the climbing effect. Therefore, we expect that our study will unify the systematics to be used in this field, and that this will create a precedent for the management and long-term conservation of these ecosystems.