Teresa Valor

Dra. Teresa Valor Ibars. PhD.

Research Scientist working to contribute to the understanding of management-driven mechanisms determining forest composition, structure and dynamics. Her PhD focuses on the study of the short and medium term effects of prescribed burning on Mediterranean pines. Specifically, she aims to understand the mechanisms driven by fire that affects the primary and secondary metabolism of pine species. She has broad experience on dendrocronology and gas chromatography techniques, and on the use of stable isotope dendrochronology to extract information about the physiological responses of trees to environmental stressors. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the scientific basis for optimizing the burning prescription in order to achieve management objectives and minimize the negative effects on the ecosystem.

Selected papers:

Valor T, Casals P, González-Olabarria JR, Piqué M, Battipaglia G. 2018. Disentangling the effects of crown scorch and competition release on the physiological and growth response of Pinus halepensis Mill using δ13C and δ18O isotopes. For. Ecol. Manage. 424, 276-287

Casals P, Valor T, Rios A I, Shipley B. 2018 Leaf and bark functional traits predict resprouting strategies of understory woody species after prescribed fires. For.Ecol.Manage. 429, 158-174.

Valor T, González-Olabarria JR, Piqué M, Casals P. 2017. The effects of burning season and severity on the mortality over time of Pinus nigra ssp. salzmannii (Dunal) Franco and P. sylvestris L. For. Ecol.  Manage.doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.08.027

Valor T, González-Olabarria JR, Piqué M, Casals P. 2017. The effects of burning season and severity on the mortality over time of Pinus nigra ssp. salzmannii (Dunal) Franco and P. sylvestris L. For. Ecol.  Manage. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.08.027

Valor T, Ormeño E, Casals P. 2017. Temporal effects of prescribed burning on terpene production in Mediterranean pines. Tree Physiology, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpx069

Casals P, Valor T, Besalú A, Molina-Terrén D 2016. Understory fuel load and structure eight to nine years after prescribed burning in Mediterranean pine forests. For. Ecol. Manage. 362, 156-168

Valor T, González-Olabarria JR, Piqué M. 2015. Assessing the impact of prescribed burning on the growth of European pines. For. Ecol. Manage. 343, 101-109

Valor T, Piqué M, López BC, González-Olabarria JR. 2013. Influence of  tree size, reduced competition and climate on the growth response of  Pinus nigra Arn. salzmannii after fire. Ann. For. Sci. DOI 10.1007/s13595-013-0284-x

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