Lucas Enrico

Lucas Enrico
CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científcas y Tecnológicas). Argentina. · IMBIV (Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal, CONICET-UNC)

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August 2012 - July 2015
National Scientific and Technical Research Council - Argentina
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The transformation of forests to treeless landscapes as a result of disturbances (deforestation transitions) is an ongoing process in many regions of the world. Here we first revise the historical context of these transformations and then, we focus on its consequences for li􀄴er decomposition. We also present a case study, based on four ecosystems o...
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Environmental circumstances shaping soil microbial communities have been studied extensively, but due to disparate study designs it has been difficult to resolve whether a globally consistent set of predictors exists, or context-dependency prevails. Here, we used a network of 18 grassland sites (11 sampled across regional plant productivity gradien...
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Variación de los caracteres foliares en comunidades vegetales del centro de la Argentina bajo diferentes condiciones climáticas y de uso del suelo R������. Los caracteres funcionales foliares de una comunidad resultan de las restricciones del ambiente para las plantas, impactando directamente sobre las propiedades y el funcionamiento de los ecosist...
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Biodiversity plays a pivotal role in forest productivity and, through it, on the provision of ecosystem services. Consequently, understanding the mechanisms by which biodiversity drives productivity is a challenge for sustainable forest management. It has been proposed that functional dissimilarity can increase forest productivity, particularly in...
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1. Resilience—the capacity of an ecosystem to recover from disturbance—is a popular concept but quantitative empirical studies are still uncommon. This lack of empirical evidence is especially true for semiarid ecosystems in the face of the combined and often confounding impacts of land‐use and climate changes. 2. We designed a methodology to disen...
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Plant species continue to be moved outside of their native range by human activities. Here, we aim to determine whether, once introduced, plants assimilate into native communities or whether they aggregate, thus forming mosaics of native‐ and alien‐rich communities. Alien species might aggregate in their non‐native range owing to shared habitat pre...
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The existence of reservoirs from which dominant plants recruit after disturbances is a key factor in ecosystem resilience. Where do woody species regenerate from in the semiarid Neotropical Chaco forest? Is land use affecting the floristic composition of biodiversity reservoirs? Are the soil and litter seed banks and the juvenile bank potential sou...
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Full text: https://rdcu.be/bVy8H | https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0412-1 | doi: 10.1038/s41893-019-0412-1 | Regional and global assessments periodically update what we know, and highlight what remains to be known, about the linkages between people and nature that both define and depend upon the state of the environment. To guide resear...
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1.The network of minor veins of angiosperm leaves may include loops (reticulation). Variation in network architecture has been hypothesized to have hydraulic and also structural and defensive functions. 2.We measured venation network trait space in eight dimensions for 136 biomass-dominant angiosperm tree species along a 3,300 m elevation gradient...
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The ecological relevance of the study of functional diversity (FD) as a driver of ecosystem processes and ecosystem services (ES) has been widely recognized, since it has been proven to be a useful approach to understand how plants respond to different natural or anthropogenic changes and how they alter ecosystem processes determining the provision...
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Latin America exhibits one of the highest rates of biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES) loss worldwide along with a remarkable asymmetry in the access to ES benefits (ecosystem services inequality, ESI hereafter). The objective of this manuscript is to propose and validate a conceptual model to understand the links between ESI and ecosystem ser...
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The network of minor veins of angiosperm leaves may include loops (reticulation). Variation in network architecture has been hypothesized to have hydraulic and also structural and defensive functions. 2.We measured venation network trait space in eight dimensions for 136 biomass-dominant angiosperm tree species along a 3,300 m elevation gradient in...
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Tredennick et al. criticize one of our statistical analyses and emphasize the low explanatory power of models relating productivity to diversity. These criticisms do not detract from our key findings, including evidence consistent with the unimodal constraint relationship predicted by the humped-back model and evidence of scale sensitivities in the...
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Background and aims: The influence of leaf mechanical properties on local ecosystem processes, such as trophic transfer, decomposition and nutrient cycling, has resulted in a growing interest in including leaf mechanical resistance in large-scale databases of plant functional traits. 'Specific work to shear' and 'force to tear' are two properties...
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Plant functional traits are the features (morphological, physiological, phenological) that represent ecological strategies and determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels and influence ecosystem properties. Variation in plant functional traits, and trait syndromes, has proven useful for tackling many important...
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Este texto trata el tema de la biodiversidad y su enseñanza, y tiene como propósito elaborar una propuesta académica interdisciplinar que permita ofrecer una visión integral y novedosa del mismo. Abordar la noción de diversidad biológica y construir su conocimiento didáctico lleva a pensar en un análisis desde múltiples aristas, no solo por estar e...
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The search for predictions of species diversity across environmental gradients has challenged ecologists for decades. The humped-back model (HBM) suggests that plant diversity peaks at intermediate productivity; at low productivity few species can tolerate the environmental stresses, and at high productivity a few highly competitive species dominat...
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Context The quantification of biomass of woody plants is at the basis of calculations of forest biomass and carbon stocks. Although there are well-developed allometric models for trees, they do not apply well to shrubs, and shrub-specific allometric models are scarce. There is therefore a need for a standardized methodology to quantify biomass and...
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Scientific, common as well as synonyms for the scientific names of the shrub species considered.
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Calculations of the crown-shaped variables used to test the size–biomass relationship of shrub species.
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Plant functional traits are the features (morphological, physiological, phenological) that represent ecological strategies and determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels and influence ecosystem properties. Variation in plant functional traits, and trait syndromes, has proven useful for tackling many important...
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Los caracteres funcionales de plantas son los atributos (morfológicos, fisiológicos, fenológicos) que representan las estrategias ecológicas y determinan cómo las plantas responden a los factores ambientales, afectan a otros niveles tróficos e influencian las propiedades del ecosistema. La variación en los caracteres funcionales de plantas, y síndr...
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Entre los calificativos que intentan sintetizar en una expresión las características de las modernas sociedades humanas, uno de los más apropiados es el de “grandes santuarios del desperdicio”, y a diferencia de lo que ocurre en la naturaleza o en los ámbitos rurales tradicionales, el volumen de residuos generados es tal que parecería el princi...
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1. We provide a brief overview of progress in our understanding of introduced plant species. 2. Three main conclusions emerge from our review: (i) Many lines of research, including the search for traits that make species good invaders, or that make ecosystems susceptible to invasion, are yielding idiosyncratic results. To move forward, we advocate...
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Aim Millennial-scale biogeographic changes are well understood in many parts of the world, but little is known about long-term vegetation dynamics in subtropical regions. Here we investigate shifts in C3/C4 plant abundance occurred in central Argentina during the past few millennia Methods We determined present day soil organic matter δ13C signatur...
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Ecology Letters (2011) 14: 301–312 Leaf mechanical properties strongly influence leaf lifespan, plant–herbivore interactions, litter decomposition and nutrient cycling, but global patterns in their interspecific variation and underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We synthesize data across the three major measurement methods, permitting th...
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Aim Millennial-scale biogeographic changes are well understood in many parts of the world, but little is known about long-term vegetation dynamics in subtropical regions. Here we investigate shifts in C 3 /C 4 plant abundance occurred in central Argentina during the past few millennia Methods We determined present day soil organic matter δ 13 C sig...
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Aim Millennial-scale biogeographic changes are well understood in many parts of the world, but little is known about long-term vegetation dynamics in subtropical regions. Here we investigate shifts in C 3 /C 4 plant abundance occurred in central Argentina during the past few millennia Methods We determined present day soil organic matter δ 13 C sig...
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Establishment of Polylepis forests endemic to the mountains of South America may be affected by seed dispersal, site characteristics and livestock density. Polylepis australis (“tabaquillo”) grows in the high mountains of central Argentina, where we set up 76 square study plots of 900 m2. To determine dispersal distance, we distributed 6 seed traps...
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Abstract Sprouting vigour is determined by the plant amount of reserves and intrinsic growth rate of plants. While the first factor has been well studied, the second is far less understood. Although a higher growth rate would imply a higher sprouting vigour, fast-growing species may have less below-ground reserves, and thus, a lower sprouting poten...
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Polylepis australis woodlands range from northern to central Argentina. They support a high number of endemisms (both plants and animals) and constitute the main cover type in watersheds contributing to retain soil and catch water. Natural regeneration of P. australis in the Córdoba mountains, Argentina, was studied in two communities dominated by...
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Bidens pilosa L. is a summer annual that shows a particular phenological pattern in the Córdoba mountains, Argentina. Some individuals start flowering 1 month after germination (early type), but most of the population starts flowering 4 months after germination (normal type). The aims of this study were to (1) analyse whether differences in floweri...
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La Ciudad de Córdoba está habitada por un número aproximado de 1.500.000 personas. El trazado del ejido corresponde a un cuadrado de 576 km2 (57.600 ha) urbanizado en un 37,2%. Tanto el microcentro como las más importantes arterias de acceso a la Ciudad son las áreas de mayor densidad poblacional, sobre las cuales se concentran las principales...
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El objetivo del presente proyecto es el de optimizar la accesibilidad y las condiciones de transitabilidad del sector, así como mejorar substancialmente el proceso de evacuación pluvial del mismo y fijar definitivamente las líneas de veredas. Estas obras disminuirán los trabajos de mantenimiento y producirán un efecto beneficioso en el aspecto i...
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En el marco del Préstamo BID 1068/OC – AR, la Municipalidad de Córdoba ha propuesto, conforme a su Componente de Inversiones, la pavimentación de, 386 calles de firme natural (tierra) dentro del cuadrante Sur de la Ciudad de Córdoba. Esta inversión conllevará importantes beneficios para tal sector del Aglomerado, amén de un substancial incremen...
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El proyecto municipal de la obra motivo del presente estudio, consiste en la ejecución de las obras de pavimentación y repavimentación de las arterias preseleccionadas que conforman los barrios del Sector Este de la ciudad de Córdoba. Este proyecto forma parte de la propuesta de la Municipalidad de Córdoba consistente en profundizar su relación...
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Con la realización del presente proyecto se pretende dotar al sector central de la ciudad de un área de sano esparcimiento y recreación en íntimo contacto con la naturaleza, aprovechando las excepcionales características panorámicas de las riveras del Río Suquía y de la ciudad y de ubicación que presenta el predio. Optimizar la accesibilidad y...
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El proyecto municipal de la obra motivo del presente estudio, consiste en la ejecución de las obras de pavimentación y repavimentación de las arterias preseleccionadas que conforman los barrios del Sector Oeste de la ciudad de Córdoba. Este proyecto forma parte de la propuesta de la Municipalidad de Córdoba consistente en profundizar su relació...
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El proyecto municipal de la obra motivo del presente estudio, consiste en la ejecución de las obras de pavimentación y repavimentación de las arterias preseleccionadas que conforman la Ciudad Universitaria y barrios aledaños.
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El proyecto municipal de la obra motivo del presente estudio, consiste en la ejecución de las obras de remodelación, equipamiento, forestación y puesta en valor del predio correspondiente al Parque de la Puesta del Sol, ubicado en la zona sudoeste de la Ciudad de Córdoba, delimitado por la Variante Pueyrredón y la Ruta Nacional 304 (se adjunta c...

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