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Inigo Granzow De la Cerda

Inigo Granzow De la Cerda
CREAF / Autonomous University of Barcelona

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September 2008 - December 2015
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2005 - September 2009
University of Michigan
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (49)
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An annotated check-list of the bryophytes of the Montseny massif (northeastern Iberian Peninsula) is presented, based on literature and herbarium records revision as well as collections made by the authors. A total of 352 taxa were recorded, out of which three were hornworts, 80 liverworts and 269 mosses. Intensive surveys of original locations of...
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Knowledge about the biogeographic affinities of the world’s tropical forests helps to better understand regional differences in forest structure, diversity, composition, and dynamics. Such understanding will enable anticipation of region-specific responses to global environmental change. Modern phylogenies, in combination with broad coverage of spe...
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Research institutions from the Global North have made significant contributions to the knowledge of tropical ecosystems, but contributions have varied greatly between countries. We show that European nations that share a language, cultural affinity, and/or retain social and political ties with tropical countries (e.g., those with an overseas histor...
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Large-scale wind disturbances shape forest structure and composition and leave long lasting legacies. Adequate understanding of the role of disturbances in tropical stand dynamics is necessary to guide management efforts. In this study, we used field data to characterize the effects of a major hurricane in broadleaf and pine stands in Northern Nica...
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What are the relative roles of (1) environmental niche partitioning (especially along soil chemistry gradients), (2) effective dispersal, and (3) landscape characteristics in structuring species assemblies of bryophyte and seed plant metacommunities? Ebro river basin, NE Spain. We sampled biological soil crust (BSC) bryophytes and perennial seed pl...
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Although forest succession has traditionally been approached as a deterministic process, successional trajectories of vegetation change vary widely, even among nearby stands with similar environmental conditions and disturbance histories. Here, we provide the first attempt, to our knowledge, to quantify predictability and uncertainty during success...
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We analyse the contribution of plant–plant interactions, particularly the outcome of plant competition and plant facilitation, on vegetation dynamics as a result of extreme drought episodes. These events will likely become more frequent under climate change, can induce vegetation die-off and alter community dynamics. We study succession in a shrubl...
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We addressed the following questions: (1) did defoliation and die-off of the dominant Pinus sylvestris, induced by an extreme drought episode, favour emergence of other tree species; (2) did the defoliated canopies of P. sylvestris resulting from drought promote radial growth among other pre-existing tree species seedlings under them? P. sylvestris...
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Biodiversity research and conservation efforts in the tropics are hindered by the lack of knowledge of the assemblages found there, with many species undescribed or poorly known. Our initiative, the Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET), aims to address this problem by assembling georeferenced data from a wide range of sources, making these data...
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Acumulación de especies y crecimiento de árboles en bosques huracanados de la RAAS, Nicaragua.
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1. Compilation of vegetation databases has contributed significantly to the advancement of vegetation science all over the world. Yet, methodological problems result from the use of plant names, particularly in data that originate from numerous and heterogeneous sources. One of the main problems is the inordinate number of synonyms that can be foun...
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Occurrence of fires is an unusual event in many tropical terra firma rain forests, in particular those in Mesoamerica. As a result of the unusually intense ENSO event of 1998/1999, these forests were subjected to a prolonged drought that favored the propagation of extensive fires. In the lowland rain forests of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, fire...
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El bosque de niebla de México, formación vegetal ampliamente conocida en este país como bosque mesófilo de montaña, incluye una variedad de asociaciones que ocupan aproximadamente 1% del territorio nacional. Por su distribución fragmentaria en las partes media y alta de las serranías húmedas (principalmente, pero no de manera continua entre 1500 y...
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Computational workflow environments are an active area of computer science and informatics research; they promise to be effective for automating biological information processing for increasing research efficiency and impact. In this project, semi-automated data processing workflows were developed to test the efficiency of computerizing information...
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One of the strongest hypothesis about the maintenance of tree species diversity in tropical areas is disturbance. In order to assess this, the effect of intensive natural disturbances on forest growth and mortality in a thinning canopy was studied after the landfall of hurricane Joan in 1988. We evaluated the growth and mortality rates of the 26 mo...
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Anomodon longifolius, a montane species known from Europe and eastern and southern Asia, was collected for the first time in the New World, from the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Also, Anomodon thraustus, an Asian species with known records from Mexico, has its range extended to the eastern United States. It is a very rare species in North Amer...
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The contribution of mycorrhizal associations to maintaining tree diversity patterns in tropical rain forests is poorly known. Many tropical monodominant trees form ectomycorrhizal (EM) associations, and there is evidence that the EM mutualism contributes to the maintenance of monodominance. It is assumed that most other tropical tree species form a...
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Este artículo presenta los resultados del proceso de prueba de tres hipótesis de investigación relacionadas a la regeneración de bosques huracanados: (1) la hipótesis de regeneración directa, (2) la hipótesis de limitación de reclutamiento y (3) la hipótesis de fertilidad vegetal. Se discute la evidencia de campo o teórica y sí los resultados aport...
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Este artículo presenta los resultados del proceso de prueba de tres hipótesis de investigación relacionadas a la regeneración de bosques huracanados: (1) la hipótesis de regeneración directa, (2) la hipótesis de limitación de reclutamiento y (3) la hipótesis de fertilidad vegetal. Se discute la evidencia de campo o teórica y sí los resultados aport...
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Among their effects on forest structure and carbon dynamics, hurricanes frequently create large-scale canopy gaps that promote secondary growth. To measure the accumulation of aboveground biomass (AGBM) in a hurricane damaged forest, we established permanent plots 4 mo after the landfall of Hurricane Joan on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua in Octob...
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Understanding the maintenance of the large diversity of tree species in a tropical rain forest has become something of a holy grail. Among the many factors thought to be involved is disturbance. One hypothesis is that repeated disturbance sets the process of competition anew, thus that competitive exclusion never occurs. In the context of a forest...
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We analyzed a data set accumulated over a 12-year period subsequent to the catastrophic disturbance of a rain forest by a hurricane. We analyzed the data to determine whether observed trajectories correspond to expectations from an equilibrium or nonequi- librium model of community structure. The equilibrium case, implying a single basin of attract...
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Los disturbios naturales han jugado un papel importante en la reestructuración de ecosistemas. Retomando el ejemplo de la regeneración forestal del huracan Juana en 1988 en Nicaragua e incendios forestales en el periodo posterior al año de El Niño de 1997-98 se han determinado un cambio en los patrones de regeneracion de muchas áreas de bosque hura...
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The effect of catastrophic disturbance on forest structure was studied for 10 years subsequent to the landfall of Hurricane Joan in 1988. Four sites within the damage area and one control site outside of the area were established in the early 1990s and positions and sizes (DBH and crown height) were measured annually. Results of the study are repor...
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Wecompared five-year old forests developing after agriculture to those recoveringfrom Hurricane Joan (1988) and to the pre-hurricane forest, at two sites intropical rain forest in southeastern Nicaragua. We used non-parametric clusteranalysis to group transects by their species compositions, and compared theirspecies richness, estimated total speci...
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The debate over the maintenance of high diversity of tree species in tropical forests centers on the role of tree-fall gaps as a primary source of disturbance. Using a 10-year data series accumulated since Hurricane Joan struck the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in 1988, we examined the pattern of species accumulation over time and with increased sam...
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Growth rates for 44 species of trees in a posthurricane forest in Nicaragua were measured. The pattern is consistent with the interpretation of succession as a two stage process: an initial building phase after the hurricane followed by a thinning phase. Localities that were damaged less from the hurricane are now entering the thinning phase of pos...
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The hypothesis that catastrophic disturbance causes an increase of tree species diversity was tested, using the case of Hurricane Joan (October of 1988) in the lowland tropical rain forest of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Census were carried out every year on trees of more than 3.2 cm in breast height diameter existing in study plots, 1.17 ha o...
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Hurricane Joan struck the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua in October 1988 causing extensive damage to the lowland rain forest of the zone. Six permanent plots were established in 1990 and the growth rates of all individuals in a total area of 6000 m2 monitored for six years. Eighteen of the species were abundant enough to measure species-specific grow...
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Highest species richness was found between 1700-1800 m, because in this interval the studied localities also showed a larger number of different habitats. The most abundant chorological elements were boreal (35% of the species), temperatare (28%) and oceanic (26%). The most relevant species found are Jungermannia jenseniana, a very rare liverwort i...
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The theory of competition is modified to include the effects of disturbance as a force that can set back the process of competitive exclusion. Disturbance may be of three forms, density dependent, density independent and quast-dependent. It is shown analytically that the quast-dependent form is incapable of setting back the competitive process to a...
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The phylogenetic relationships of the species of Anomodon are analyzed along with those of Haplohymenium and Herpetineuron. Anomodon is known only from the northern hemisphere: there are four species in Mexico (several of which extend to Guatemala and/or the Caribbean islands), two in the United States and Canada, on in Europe, and the remaining in...
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The basic concepts of cladistics or phylogenetic systematics are here reviewed, some, like the principie of parsimony and character polarization, in a rather thorough way. The method for a computer analysis with Swofford's package, PAUP, is described through a practical case. For this purpose, a total of 18 taxa are used: the 11 species, worldwide,...
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Se realizaron experimentos de trasplante entre colonias masculinas y femeninas del musgo pleurocárpico dioico Anomodon viticulosus (Hedw.) Hook. & Tayl. en el Prepirineo de Gerona. Con ello se ha pretendido determinar las distancias a que pueden ser transportados, supuestamente por escorrentía, los anterozoides de esta especie. Se dispusieron bloqu...
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Using the technique of STEERE & al. (1954), Aloina aloides var. ambigua, Anomodon viticulosus, Homalothecium sericeum and Hypnum cupresiforme have been studied karyologically; the chromosome count of each species and some additional comments are presentcd. Siguiendo la técnica de STEERE & al. (1954) se han estudiado cariológicamente Aloina aloides...
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Se han encontrado 29 briófitos en la ciudad de Ávila. Se indican los hábitats y localizaciones de todos ellos y los que son novedades provinciales.

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The GEOPARK project aims to study potential and compared areas with remarkable geological, ecological, social and cultural heritage in North Africa (Morocco). One located in Central Catalunia (Spain) and the other in the Zat Valley (Morocco). Endowed with varied skills in Humanities and Life and Earth Sciences, GEOPARK project partners (public, private) propose to study biodiversity, geology, prehistory, social aspects, geo-tourism, transfers of technical expertise regarding both territories.