Juan Rubio Ríos

Juan Rubio Ríos
Universidad de Almería | UAL · Department of Biology and Geology

PhD. Student Biotechnology

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Introduction
Freshwater ecologist interested in how increasing aridity will affect to the quality of the leaf-litter inputs to low order streams by the leaf traits variation and/or changes in riparian communities composition, and its potential effects on fluvial food webs.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Universidad de Almería
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Ecology (Bachelor in Environmental Sciences)
June 2017 - May 2018
Universidad de Almería
Position
  • Technician
November 2015 - present
Universidad de Almería
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (33)
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Running waters contribute substantially to global carbon fluxes through decomposition of terrestrial plant litter by aquatic microorganisms and detritivores. Diversity of this litter may influence instream decomposition globally in ways that are not yet understood. We investigated latitudinal differences in decomposition of litter mixtures of low a...
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The relationship between detritivore diversity and decomposition can provide information on how biogeochemical cycles are affected by ongoing rates of extinction, but such evidence has come mostly from local studies and microcosm experiments. We conducted a globally distributed experiment (38 streams across 23 countries in 6 continents) using stand...
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Anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems cause critical losses of biodiversity that can in turn impair key processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling. Forest streams are mainly subsidized by terrestrial organic detritus, so their functioning and conservation status can be altered by changes in forest biodiversity and composition, pa...
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Aim Leaf litter inputs from riparian vegetation and its decomposition play a key role in energy and nutrient transfer in many stream ecosystems. Instream leaf litter decomposition is driven by both leaf traits and environmental conditions. Therefore, understanding and predicting leaf trait variation under current environmental changes and their put...
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Understanding how stream detritivores can cope with riparian plant invasions is relevant to predict future impacts on detritivore assemblages and the functioning of small stream ecosystems, where litter decomposition mainly fuels food webs. In a microcosm feeding trial, we examined survival, consumption, growth, and energetic status of two detritiv...
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Permanent ponds represent important habitats for aquatic biodiversity and provide vital ecosystem services as key elements for blue landscape connectivity. Although mostly neglected in management programmes, protection schemes and biodiversity studies in general, ponds constitute habitats with high α- and spatial β-diversity, providing unique habit...
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Ponds, whilst being mostly neglected in management and protection plans, can constitute habitats with high α- and β-diversity, including many rare and endemic species. In heterogeneous landscapes, ponds can also contribute to habitat connectivity and enhance γ-diversity whilst delivering many ecosystem services. Semi-aquatic insects are one of the...
Poster
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Whilst being small and shallow, permanent ponds provide valuable habitats for a multitude of organisms as well as provide habitats for animals like aquatic insects and others, including many rare species. These ponds, which were often neglected in limnological studies, were the core of our joint project, the 3rd freshwater project - EUROPONDS in or...
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This document includes: Supporting Methods, a glossary, seven tables (Tables S1-S7) and three figures (Figures S1-S3)
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Mounting evidence points to a linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (B‐EF). Global drivers, such as warming and nutrient enrichment, can alter species richness and composition of aquatic fungal assemblages associated with leaf‐litter decomposition, a key ecosystem process in headwater streams. However, effects of biodiversity chang...
Poster
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Within the EUROPONDS project we looked into the contribution of aquatic invertebrates to terrestrial ecosystems, which are globally declining, in various countries all over Europe. Our study encompassed a restored quarry in Alpedrete, Madrid, Spain, a landscape destined for livestock activities. We hypothesized that the emergence during autumn and...
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The linkage between leaf‐litter and macroinvertebrate shredders is pivotal for stream food webs. Global change is predicted to decrease the nutritional quality of litter inputs to streams. However, little is known about shredder's ability to develop local interpopulation adaptations to face nutrient‐depleted leaf‐litter. We hypothesized that this a...
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Running waters contribute substantially to global carbon fluxes through decomposition of terrestrial plant litter by aquatic microorganisms and detritivores. Diversity of this litter may influence instream decomposition globally in ways that are not yet understood. We investigated latitudinal differences in decomposition of litter mixtures of low a...
Poster
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This poster was a contribution by Juan Rubio-Ríos and Encarnación Fenoy from EUROPONDS project to the online Symposium about "Researches in Experimental Sciences" ("IX Simposio de Investigación en Ciencias Experimentales") from University of Almería in Spain.
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Abstract Plant litter decomposition is a key ecosystem process that can be altered by global changes such as biodiversity loss. These effects can be particularly important in detritus-based ecosystems, such as headwater streams, which are mainly fuelled by allochthonous plant litter inputs. However, experiments examining effects of plant diversity...
Presentation
Riparian areas have experienced long term anthropogenic impacts including the effects of plant introductions. The giant reed (Arundo donax) is one of the most common invasive species in the riparian areas of the Iberian Peninsula (Aguiar & Ferreira, 2013). Arundo displaces native vegetation causing an impoverishment of the native flora and fauna (M...
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Little is known regarding consequences of climate change on riparian plant functional types (PFTs) related to leaf traits, with putative domino effects on stream food webs, plausible even if the tipping point of stream-desiccation is not reached. We hypothesized that, as stream food-webs are highly dependent on riparian subsidies, climate change mi...
Data
Study area (Andalusia, Southern Spain). Location of sampling sites (red dots) in protected areas, which are listed from 1 to 11. The color scale shows values of the UNEP index of aridity (annual precipitation / potential evapotranspiration). 1 to 4: areas under Mediterranean subdesert climate; 5 to 9, and 11: areas under Mediterranean inland and mo...
Data
Biplots of correlations of predictor (X) and dependent (Y) variables with latent variables (t1 and t2) extracted by multivariate dependent PLS regression. These multivariate models correspond to the sum of the environmental matrices (climate + soil + physical). For clarity, only are represented predictors with correlation ≥ 0.5. Dependent variables...
Data
Type of riparian vegetation and species richness per site and plant functional type. The type of riparian vegetation is based on the EUNIS habitat classification* of the European Environment Agency (EEA) (http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/habitats.jsp): the first alpha-numeric code indicates the type of habitat according to this classification and the cod...
Data
Scientific name of species, family, plant functional type (PFT), and mean percent coverage recorded in the 34 streams studied. In bold, species which leaves have been collected and their traits analysed. PFT: deciduous shrubs (DS), deciduous trees (DT), evergreen shrubs (ES), evergreen trees (ET), giant graminoids (GG), and giant forbs (GF). (XLSX)
Article
The objective of the present study was to test the application of an in vitro assay simulating the digestive hydrolysis of leaf litter by the freshwater snail M. praemorsa, as well as to determine the possible influence of different factors in the efficiency of such process to release biologically available C and N under the forms of reducing sugar...
Presentation
Increasing aridity in the Mediterranean region has the potential to deplete the nutritional value of leaf litter inputs to shredders in headwater streams. We hypothesized that shredders from streams in arid zones should have compensatory feeding mechanisms to cope with diets of low nutritional quality. We evaluated the performance of four shredders...
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Abiotic factors, substrate chemistry and decomposers community composition are primary drivers of leaf litter decomposition. In soil, much of the variation in litter decomposition is explained by climate and substrate chemistry, but with a significant contribution of the specialization of decomposer communities to degrade specific substrates (home-...
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Abiotic factors, substrate chemistry and decomposers community composition are primary drivers of leaf litter decomposition. In soil, much of the variation in litter decomposition is explained by climate and substrate chemistry, but with a significant contribution of the specialisation of decomposer communities to degrade specific substrates (home-...

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Projects (4)
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To assess the potential effects of riparian plant invasions on the functioning of headwater stream ecosystems already affected by other stressors (i.e., increased water temperature and substitution of native forest by tree plantations).
Project
Las gestiones pasadas sobre la vegetación en cuencas y riberas, así como las posibles alteraciones en escenarios futuros de cambio global, han producido/producirán reducciones importantes de la diversidad funcional y pérdida de especies clave susceptibles de alterar procesos ecosistémicos esenciales para la red trófica fluvial.
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Our proposal suggests that an increase in arid conditions has the potential to reduce the nutritional quality of leaf litter inputs from riparian vegetation to the river, and that such a reduction would affect the fluvial food web, to varying degrees, depending on the specific adaptations of the guild of detritivore shredders, the trophic link most directly related with this food resource.