Jonay Cubas

Jonay Cubas
Universidad de La Laguna | ULL · Department of Botanic, Ecology and Plant Physiology

Biologist

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Introduction
Jonay Cubas currently works at the Department of Botanic, Ecology and Plant Physiology, Universidad de La Laguna. Jonay work in Conservation Biology. I belong to Plant Conservation and Biogepgraphy Research Group (https://plantcab.wordpress.com/)

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Publications (18)
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Disruptive effects have been described on the plants and ecosystems of oceanic islands due to the introduction of invasive herbivores. In the Canary Islands the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) was introduced five centuries ago and currently is widespread in all ecosystems, although in the laurel forests it is very scarce. However, on Mor...
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Increasing species regression speeds are one of the consequences of global warming, which affect both rare and abundant species. However, long-term monitoring data are rarely available to understand the effects of global warming. Alpine ecosystems on islands are some of the most unique in terms of species composition around the world, with high pro...
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Invasive herbivores represent one of the biggest conservation problems of the island floras. This problem, widespread throughout the Canary Islands, has been managed by the National Park since its creation, when cattle started to be removed. However, recent research highlights new management needs in the Park. Global warming is becoming a key facto...
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El género Viola es uno de los más amenazados por el cambio climático y los herbívoros invasores en la alta montaña de Canarias, estando representado actualmente por los endemismos insulares V. palmensis (La Palma), y V. cheiranthifolia y V. guaxarensis (Tenerife). En este trabajo se ha modelizado la distribución potencial de estas tres especies en...
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The Teide broom, Spartocytisus supranubius , is an endemism of the Canary Islands (Spain) and the dominant legume of the Tenerife high-mountain ecosystem in Teide National Park (N.P.). Biotic and abiotic stresses are causing a progressive deterioration and decline of the population of this keystone legume. Since its symbiosis with rhizobia is the m...
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The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a key prey species in Mediterranean ecosystems. However, it is also considered a pest on many oceanic islands, even though its true abundance and ecological effects on different island habitats are poorly understood. We present data on rabbit abundance for the best-preserved habitats of the Canary Isla...
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Oceanic islands constitute one of the largest reservoirs of endemic species and diversity of habitats of the world, but they have not been free from introduction of invasive species. The invasion of ecosystems by these species is considered the most important cause of biodiversity loss in island ecosystems. Among the invasive species that have had...
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Invasive alien species and climate change are two of the main current threats to conservation of biodiversity worldwide. Their effects have been extensively studied individually, but we know less about their combined effect. This study analyzes the population changes in the plant community of the high mountain legume shrub habitat of Tenerife over...
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Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Miller) has been one of the most used Pinus species in reforestation in the Mediterranean Basin and in many other regions outside its native range. Its massive use in plantations combined with its low environmental requirements, relatively short juvenile period and adaptability to human disturbance make P. halepensis a...
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The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a pest and a conservation problem on many islands, where its heavy grazing pressure threatens many endemic plants with extinction. Previous studies in its native and introduced range have highlighted the high spatial variability of rabbit abundance at local and landscape scales, depending on many facto...
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Los efectos de especies invasoras en islas oceánicas han sido ampliamente estudiados a escala global. Sin embargo, en Canarias tenemos aún poco conocimiento de la repercusión que han tenido en nuestros ecosistemas, y de cómo siguen influyendo en la degradación de los mismos. Esto es especialmente patente en el caso del conejo europeo, ya que es una...
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Global warming is changing the structure and elevational limits of treelines around the world. This could become a threat particularly on islands, where usually high mountain ecosystems occupy small areas. Tenerife, with a maximum elevation of 3715 m, is an excellent example of this. In this subtropical island, the treeline composed by endemic pine...
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Islands harbour a spectacular diversity and unique species composition. This uniqueness is mainly a result of endemic species that have evolved in situ in the absence of mammal herbivores. However, island endemism is under severe threat by introduced herbivores. We test the assumption that endemic species are particularly vulnerable to generalist i...
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Los efectos de especies invasoras en islas oceánicas han sido ampliamente estudiados a escala global. Sin embargo, en Canarias tenemos aún poco conocimiento de la repercusión que han tenido en nuestros ecosistemas, y de cómo siguen influyendo en la degradación de los mismos. Esto es especialmente patente en el caso del conejo europeo, ya que es una...
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Alpine ecosystems on islands are among the most isolated on Earth, leading to very high rates of endemism. Endemic species on oceanic islands are particularly vulnerable to invasive herbivores. In the alpine zone of Tenerife, which harbors a unique endemic flora, the dominance pattern of the two most dominant species in our days (Spartocytisus supr...

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Analizar la vulnerabilidad de las especies endémicas de la alta montaña canaria (pinar de cumbre y retamar de cumbre) para desarrollar estrategias que mejoren su respuesta al efecto combinado de herbívoros invasores y cambio climático.
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Financiado por el Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico - Fundación Biodiversidad
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El proyecto que aquí se propone estudiará la velocidad de respuesta al cambio climático y la capacidad de migración (capacidad de dispersión, tolerancia a herbívoros invasores y barreras antrópicas para su expansión) de las especies de flora endémica de los cuatro parques nacionales canarios y sus áreas periféricas.