Francesc Montané

Francesc Montané Caminal. PhD.

Current address: Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology,  University of Oklahoma, USA

His research focuses on global change-induced changes in structure and function of ecosystems, including C sequestration and spatial patterns.

Selected papers:

Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P 2013. Mixtures with grass litter may hasten shrub litter decomposition after shrub encroachment into mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil , 368 (1-2), 459-469

Montané F, Casals P, Dale MRT, 2011. How spatial heterogeneity of cover affects patterns of shrub encroachment into mesic grasslands. PLoS ONE, 6, e28652

Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P, 2010. Aboveground litter quality changes may drive soil organic carbon increase after shrub encroachment into mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil , 337:151-165.

Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT, 2010. Spatial patterns of shrub encroachment in neighbouring grassland communities in the Pyrenees: floristic composition heterogeneity drives shrub proliferation rates. Plant Ecology, 211:267-278.

Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT, 2009. Spatial patterns of shrub cover after different fire disturbances in the Pyrenees. Annals of Forest Science, 66: 612.

Montané F, Rovira P, Casals P, 2007. Shrub encroachment into mesic mountain grasslands in the Iberian peninsula: effects of plant quality and temperature on soil C and N stocks. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21: GB4016.

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