Juan Manuel Mancilla-Leytón

Learn More
The halophytic shrub Halimione portulacoides is known to be capable of growth in soils containing extremely high concentrations of Zn. This study evaluated in detail the tolerance and accumulation potential of H. portulacoides under moderate and high external Zn levels. A greenhouse experiment was conducted in order to investigate the effects of a range of(More)
“Dehesas” are savanna-like ecosystems of human origin that extend broadly in the Mediterranean area of the Iberian Peninsula. They consist of scattered oaks (mainly Quercus ilex subsp. ballota L. holm-oak), an annual grassland layer and interspersed shrubs. These ecosystems, used for grazing and wild game, support high plant and animal biodiversity and(More)
The present study evaluated the tolerance and accumulation potential in the salt-marsh shrub Halimione portulacoides under moderate and high external Cu levels. A greenhouse experiment was conducted in order to investigate the effects of a range of external Cu concentrations (0 to 60 mmol l(-1)) on growth and photosynthetic performance by measuring gas(More)
Seed predation has traditionally been considered as simply a progressive loss of seeds. However, partial consumption of tree seeds may actually assist regeneration. We quantified partial consumption of acorns by the common rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in a cork oak forest in southwest Spain (Doñana Natural Park). To examine the effects of partial(More)
We examined the importance of partial seed consumption (cotyledon loss) by rabbits in the early establishment of seedlings of cork oaks restricted to nutrient-impoverished soils. To determine the importance of cotyledons in the growth and development of seedlings, we simulated two levels of predation [light (30 % cotyledon loss) and heavy (60 % loss)(More)
A glasshouse study of the coastal shrub Limoniastrum monopetalum was carried out to evaluate its tolerance and capacity to accumulate copper. We investigate the effects of Cu from 0 to 60 mmol l(-1) on the growth, photosynthetic apparatus, and nutrient uptake of L. monopetalum, by measuring gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, photosynthetic(More)
The impact of grazing by domestic goats, Capra hircus, on the photochemical apparatus of three co-ocurring Mediterranean shrubs, Erica scoparia, Halimium halimifolium, and Myrtus communis was evaluated. Seasonal course of gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthetic pigment concentrations were measured in the field in grazed and ungrazed(More)
We have studied the effect of goat grazing on the shrub understory of a pine forest situated in a protected area (Doñana Natural Park). Along three years we have studied the changes in phytovolume, flammability, species richness and diversity in a grazed shrubland and in a control area not grazed by the goats. We studied also food preferences of the goats(More)
We examined the effect of abiotic characteristics (soil compaction, water availability and photosynthetic photon flux density (PPF) on the germination, emergence, growth and survival of Quercus ilex subsp. ballota seedlings. To determine the importance of these characteristics on the growth and development of the seedlings, we simulated two levels of water(More)
Glaucium flavum is an endangered coastal herb capable of growth in a wide variety of ecosystems. We explore plant-soil relationships in this species by evaluating plant performance and soil physicochemical properties in the different types of ecosystems where it grows. Ten natural populations from southern Spain were chosen for the study. In each(More)