María Jacoba Salinas

María Jacoba Salinas
Universidad de Almería | UAL · Department of Biology and Geology

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Maria Salinas currently works at the Andalusian Centre for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Global Change (CAESCG)

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - present
January 2004 - October 2014
Universidad de Almería
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2000 - September 2004
Universidad de Granada
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
May 1990 - March 1994
Universidad de Granada, Spain. Granada
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences
September 1984 - July 1989
Universidad de Granada, Spain, Granada
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences

Publications

Publications (82)
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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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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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The spatial mapping of social-ecological system (SES) archetypes constitutes a fundamental tool to operationalize the SES concept in empirical research. Approaches to detect, map, and characterize SES archetypes have evolved over the last decade towards more integrative and comparable perspectives guided by SES conceptual frameworks and reference l...
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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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Water availability controls the functioning of dryland ecosystems, driving a patchy vegetation distribution, unequal nutrient availability, soil respiration in pulses, and limited productivity. Groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) are acknowledged to be decoupled from precipitation, since their vegetation relies on groundwater sources. Despite t...
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Water is the main limiting factor for groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) in drylands. Predicted climate change (precipitation reductions and temperature increases) and anthropogenic activities such as groundwater drawdown jeopardise the functioning of these ecosystems, presenting new challenges for their management. We developed a trait-based...
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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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The variation of plant functional traits, from the cell to the whole-plant level, is a central question in trait-based ecology with regard to understanding ecological strategies and adaptations that result from environmental drivers. Here, we analyzed whole-plant and leaf traits of the phreatophyte Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam., a long-lived shrub that...
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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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Water is the most limiting factor in dryland ecosystems, and plants are adapted to cope with this constraint. Particularly vulnerable are phreatophytic plants from groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) in regions that have to face water regime alterations due to the impacts of climate and land-use changes. We investigated two aspects related to t...
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Water is the main limiting factor for groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) in drylands. Predicted climate change (precipitation reductions and temperature increases) and anthropogenic activities such as groundwater drawdown jeopardize the structure and functioning of these ecosystems, presenting new challenges for their management. We developed...
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El hábitat prioritario 5220 dominado por Ziziphus lotus ha experimentado en las últimas décadas en España un gran retroceso de su área de distribución y un grave deterioro de su funcionamiento. A pesar del conocimiento generado por parte de los investigadores para su puesta en valor, gestión y conservación, éste difícilmente permea en el ámbito de...
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In this paper, we examine the diversity and character transformation in pollen morphology and ultrastructure (of the pollen wall and aperture system) of the tribe Chelidonieae, the only Papaveraceae group including anemophilous species. Representatives of the nine Chelidonieae genera and three external species were studied using light, scanning-ele...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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)
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In the 1950s two Agave species, henequen (A. fourcroydes Lem.) and sisal (A. sisalana Perr.), were planted in the Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Almería, Spain) to produce fibers. At present, both species continue growing in this area, invading protected ecosystems. Although sterile, their mechanisms of vegetative reproduction (bulbils from sca...
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Rainfall is the main limiting factor of the primary production in most of the drylands regions around the world. However, in areas dominated by phreatophytic vegetation this constraint cannot be direct. This vegetation had deep roots and is able to use groundwater, showing higher productivity than expected, particularly during the driest season of...
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Studies of pollen wall development produce a great deal of morphological data that supplies useful information regarding taxonomy and systematics. We present the exine development of Euptelea and Pteridophyllum, two taxa whose pollen wall development has never previously been studied using transmission electron microscopy. Both genera are represent...
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La literatura científica muestra evidencias sobre los cambios fenológicos ocasionados por las fluctuaciones climáticas. En los últimos años, los herbarios han sido identificados como una fuente de datos fenológicos muy útil a la hora de evaluar este tipo de cambios. La amplitud temporal que presentan las especies vegetales recolectadas en una fase...
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Pennisetum setaceum is a C4 plant species from dryer zones of northern and eastern Africa, and southeastern Asia. It has been widely used as ornamental and for soil stabilisation in many zones of the world, escaping from controlled areas, and invading natural habitats along great environmental gradients. Nowadays it’s considered one of the plant sp...
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La puesta en marcha de programas de seguimiento a largo plazo de los efectos del Cambio Global sobre el capital natural, representa uno de los principales desafíos para la sociedad del siglo XXI. Este tipo de programas permitirá elaborar modelos adecuados de gestión de los “socio-ecosistemas” que aseguren la provisión de servicios ecosistémicos. Si...
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The presence of visible multilamellar bodies in the cytoplasm of pollen grains of at least seven species of the family Papaveraceae has led us to study the behaviour of these bodies during pollen-grain ontogeny and in growing pollen tubes of Sarcocapnos pulcherrima C. Morales & R. Garcia germinated in vitro. Our transmission-electron-microscope (TE...
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The knowledge of factors limiting reproduction in rare plants can aid in formulating effective management practices. We studied the floral and reproductive biology of Sarcocapnos pulcherrima Morales & Romero (Fumariaceae), an endemic species from the southeastern Iberian Peninsula. Flowering lasts from January to June, peaking in March and May. The...
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Premise of the study: Little research has been done at the molecular level on the tribe Fumarieae (Papaveraceae). Papaveraceae is a model plant group for studying evolutionary patterns despite the lack of a reference phylogeny for this tribe. We investigated the phylogenetic relationships within the tribe to complete the molecular data for this fa...
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The main purpose of our work was to elucidate factors responsible for the geographical differences in leaf-litter decomposition rates in Spanish oligotrophic headwater streams. Decomposition experiments with alder (Alnus glutinosa) leaf litter were carried out in 22 headwater streams in 4 different climatic regions across the Iberian Peninsula (Cor...
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The main purpose of our work was to elucidate factors responsible for the geographical differences in leaf-litter decomposition rates in Spanish oligotrophic headwater streams. Decomposition experiments with alder (Alnus glutinosa) leaf litter were carried out in 22 headwater streams in 4 different climatic regions across the Iberian Peninsula (Cor...
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Se desarrolla un exhaustivo estudio de las comunidades forestales que se localizan a lo largo de las orillas de los principales cursos de agua del sureste ibérico. se analiza su estructura, diversidad y grado de alteración, indicándose los impactos mas importantes que sufren en cada uno de los tramos. Ssimismo se han llevado a cabo análisis de cond...
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Coronopus navasii es un endemismo ibérico con un área de distribución disyunta (Sierra de Gádor en Almería y una localidad próxima a las estribaciones del Sistema Ibérico en Guadalajara)
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Small to large perennial Ros plants, monocarpic (Ros unbranched) or polycarpic (Ros branched), herbs, shrubs or trees, terrestrial, very rarely epiphytic; stems none or short (then not rarely caespitose), or ± arborescent (then mostly ± branching), in part with secondary thickening growth (Agave, Furcraea, Yucca), partly with spreading or thick and...
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Dioecious or monoecious herbs, shrubs or trees, glabrous or hairy, sometimes with a milky latex or coloured sap; stems and Br smooth or sometimes succulent, unarmed or sometimes splny; L usually alternate, sometimes opposite, rarely whorled, usually petiolate, sometimes peltate, simple or compound, entire, lobed or toothed, with or without stipules...
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Trees and shrubs, occasionally with thorns; pith conspicuous; triterpenoid compounds of the quassinoid type present throughout vegetative tissues. Leaves alternate, spirally arranged, estipulate (stipules found in Picrasma), pinnately compound or unifoliolate (rarely trifoliolate); leaflets entire, coarsely toothed, serrate or basally lobed, someti...
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Mediterranean fluvial ecosystems are subjected to ever-increasing water demands and to a wide variety of other human impacts with potential negative effects on riparian vegetation. Nevertheless, few studies have compared the importance of human versus natural factors in structuring riparian vegetation in this region, particularly in semi-arid areas...
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Mediterranean fluvial ecosystems are subjected to ever-increasing water demands and to a wide variety of other human impacts with potential negative effects on riparian vegetation. Nevertheless, few studies have compared the importance of human versus natural factors in structuring riparian vegetation in this region, particularly in semi-arid areas...
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Currently, three species of Muscari subg. Botryanthus are recognized in the Iberian Peninsula: two diploids (2n = 18), M. atlanticum and M. cazorlanum, and one morphologically variable species with three different ploidy levels, M. neglectum (2n = 36, 45, 54). We have made a comparative study of numerous Iberian populations to clarify the taxonomy...
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Section Willkommia (Centaurea, Compositae) is endemic to the east-central portion of the Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa. The section has been included with sections Acrolophus and Phalolepis in the informal subgroup Acrolophus. We have used a molecular phylogenetic approach to test the hypothesis proposed by earlier authors that the dive...
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Se ilustra la notable diversidad de ecosistemas fluviales de Andalucía Oriental, atribuible a la gran heterogeneidad ambiental de esta región. Gradientes altitudinales y climáticos de los más pronunciados de la península Ibérica, concomitantes con una gran variedad de condiciones litológicas y de impactos humanos, acentúan en esta región la heterog...
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We have studied the ontogeny of the pollen wall of Hypecoum imberbe. Our initial observations with conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were inconclusive due to the similarities found in the electrodensity of the foot layer and the endexine, and between this latter layer and the intine. Thus we applied the PTA acetone histochemical t...
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 To solve problems concerning the status of the taxa described in the genus Sarcocapnos, we have conducted a study using morphological, pollen morphology (light microscopy), cytogenetic and molecular techniques. Focusing on the last technique, we have sequenced ITS-1 and ITS-2 of nuclear rDNA. The species differ basically according to 5 morphologic...
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The knowledge of factors limiting reproduction in rare plants can aid in formulating effective management practices. We studied the floral and reproductive biology of Sarcocapnos pulcherríma Morales & Romero (Fumariaceae), an endemic species from the southeastern Iberian Peninsula. Flowering lasts from January to June, peaking in March and May. The...
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An index of riparian quality (QBR) was applied to 157 sampling sites in streams of twelve Mediterranean basins. Our results show that approximately 34 % of the total number of sampling sites had riparian habitat in natural conditions and of good quality (QBR >75), while 45 % had experienced strong alteration of natural conditions, and quality of th...
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An evaluation was made of the development of two experimental plots where restoration of dominant riparian plant species was conducted in December 1991 along two semiarid Mediterranean summer-dry watercourses. An overall comparison was made of the vegetation structure, species cover, floral composition, and species richness of the plots restored us...
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Aspectos de la biología floral del género Sarcocapnos DC. (Fumariaceae). Se describe la fenología de la floración y de la fructificación de tres especies del género Sarcocapnos, así como algunos aspectos de la biología floral (biometría de flores, carga polínica sobre el estigma, presencia de tubos polínicos sobre el mismo, número medio de granos d...
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The genus Sarcocapnos DC., endemic to the western Mediterranean basin, contains seven species, all of which are rare. Monthly monitoring of the number and flowering status of individuals as well as the appearance of new seedlings in five populations of three species, Sarcocapnos baetica (Boiss. & Reuter) Nyman, Sarcocapnos enneaphylla (L.) DC., and...
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An index of riparian quality (QBR) was applied to 157 sampling sites in streams of twelve Mediterranean basins. Our results show that approximately 34% of the total number of sampling sites had riparian habitat in natural conditions and of good quality (QBR >75), while 45% had experienced strong alteration of natural conditions, and quality of the...