Raúl García-Camacho

Raúl García-Camacho
King Juan Carlos University | URJC · Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación

PhD Biology

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Introduction
I am a plant ecologist, with broad interests in the areas of life-history strategies, flowering phenology, plant demography, plant-pollinator interactions, evolution, and community phylogenetic structure. Most of my work is focused on the effects of global change on communities, plant populations and species distribution ranges.
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - February 2012
University of Tuebingen
February 2003 - December 2009
King Juan Carlos University
Education
October 2004 - June 2009
King Juan Carlos University
Field of study
  • Biology, Ecology
October 1996 - June 2001

Publications

Publications (21)
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Mediterranean mountains are extraordinarily diverse and hold a high proportion of endemic plants but they are particularly vulnerable to climate change and most species distribution models project drastic changes in community composition. Retrospective studies and long-term monitoring also highlight that Mediterranean high-mountain plants are suffe...
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Background and aims The occurrence of drought-induced forest die-off events is projected to increase in the future, but we still lack complete understanding of its impact on plant-soil interactions, soil microbial diversity and function. We investigated the effects of holm oak (Quercus ilex) decline (HOD) on soil microbial community and functioning...
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Adaptive responses to past climate change may play an important role in the persistence of high-mountain plants, which are vulnerable to global warming. Armeria caespitosa is a high-mountain plant, endemic to the Iberian Central Range. Differences in abiotic environment along the elevational gradient impose two opposing stress gradients (i.e. water...
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Plant communities of Mediterranean high-mountain pastures are one of the most vulnerable groups to global change. The elevational shift towards higher altitude experimented by shrubs is causing a reduction of the habitat available for the pasture and threatening its persistence. In this work we present the studies carried out by our research group...
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Background: Under the current warming process, which implies higher temperatures, less rainfall, snowfall and snow cover, low edge populations of high mountain plants are expected to decline. Demographic studies are useful to foresee the future dynamics of species ranges. Adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and demographic compensation have been pro...
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Under climate warming, plants will undergo novel selective pressures to adjust reproductive timing. Adjustment between reproductive phenology and environment is expected to be higher in arctic and alpine habitats because the growing season is considerably short. As early- and late-flowering species reproduce under very different environmental condi...
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Resumen: Todavía no se conoce bien la distribución de muchas especies de abejorro en España. Esta falta de información es especialmente relevante en los ecosistemas de montaña. La nota aporta datos relativos a 51 ejemplares del género Bombus pertenecientes a 12 especies, capturados en los veranos de 2008 y 2010 en el Jou de Los Cabrones (a 2050 m,...
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de los Pajaritos s/n, E-42004 Soria (España). Resumen: Documentar la diversidad y distribución de mariposas es particularmente relevante en zonas de montaña, ya que son hábitats ricos en especies y en endemismos vegetales pero también vulnerables a graves amenazas como el cambio climático. Durante los veranos de 2008 y 2010 se capturaron 58 ejempla...
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Unlabelled: Premise of the study: Limited availability of seeds and microsites are important constraints for seedling emergence and survival. However, little is known about population-level feedbacks between seed and microsite limitation and how these relationships vary in contrasting conditions. Focusing on Armeria caespitosa, a high-mountain e...
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Frequency-dependent processes are relevant for flowering plant reproduction, especially for species with disassortative mating. In an individual-based study, we tested not only the effects of local density on reproductive success at small spatial scales, but also those of neighborhood quality. To test the neighborhood effects on the reproduction of...
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Reproduction at population lower edges is important for plant species persistence, especially in populations on contracting high-mountain islands. In this context, the ability of plants to reproduce in different microhabitats seems to be important to guarantee seed production in stressful environments, such as Mediterranean high mountains. We hypot...
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Pollen limitation (PL) is thought to be an important factor driving the evolution of floral traits in alpine plants. However, results of pollen supplementation experiments in alpine plants do not always show high levels of PL, and a general review of the importance of PL on alpine-plant reproduction is needed. We assessed to what extent alpine plan...
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Un buen número de usuarios de la Directiva 92/43/CEE del Consejo, de 21 de mayo de 1992, relativa a la conservación de los hábitats naturales y de la fauna y flora silvestres, sean gestores, técnicos de empresas consultoras o personas interesadas en la conservación del territorio, se enfrentan con serias dificultades al afrontar un tratamiento de l...
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In this paper we present twelve taxa of vascular plants with chorological interest collected in Spain. Among them, Biarum arundanum are first record in Castilla-La Mancha, seven are first provincial records, and three taxa are cited by second time in the province. The sheets that testified it, are kept in the herbarium of Faculty of Biological Scie...
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Se presentan doce taxones de plantas vasculares recolectadas en España por su interés corológico. De ellos, Biarum arundanum es la primera vez que se señala para la Comunidad de Castilla-La Mancha, siete son primeras citas provinciales y tres son segundas. Sus pliegos testigo están depositados en el herbario MACB de la Facultad de Ciencias Biológic...
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We present a study of the vascular flora of the volcanic region of Ciudad Real province, Spain. The flora of the region includes 550 taxa, which correspond to eight volcanoes selected by its different origins and litologies.The taxa pertain to 67 families. The most speciose are Compositae, Leguminosae and Gramineae, which despite of being just 4.48...
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CARRASCO, M. A., PEREA, D., ARAGÓN, C. F. & GARCÍA-CAMACHO, R. 2002. La Colección «Plantes de da Province de Grenada» de Pedro del Campo, en el herbario del Real Colegio Alfonso XII de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid (España). Bot. Complutensis 26: 93-103. En este trabajo presentamos una colección de plantas con interés histórico hallada en el h...
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This paper focuses on a set of plants, found in the Real Colegio Alfonso XII historical herbarium of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid). These plants which belonged to Pedro del Campo, were distributed in exsiccata by Bourgeau in 1852. The historical importance of these sheets is enhanced as they were used for Willkomm and Lange in order to establ...

Projects

Project (1)
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(1) Study the mechanisms involved in drought-induced Holm-oak die-off; (2) Study how land-use history has affected forest vulnerability to drought and, (3) the effect of forest die-off on key associated ecosystem services.