Paloma Alcorlo

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Based on a review and our own data, we present an overview of the ecological impacts on the trophic web of Mediterranean wetlands by an introduced Decapod Crustacean, the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii). P. clarkii lacks efficient dispersal mechanisms but is very well adapted to the ecological conditions of Mediterranean wetlands (fluctuating(More)
A translocation experiment of red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) to different sites located in the River Guadiamar was performed in order to assess the ability of this species as bioindicator of heavy metal and metalloid contamination. Crayfish were placed in cages and exposed to polluted environment during either 6 or 12days in the three sites with(More)
Biological invasions occur worldwide, and have been the object of ecological and socio-economic research for decades. However, the manner in which different stakeholder groups identify the problems associated with invasive species and confront invasive species management under different policies remains poorly understood. In this study, we conducted an(More)
Energetic and dynamic constraints have been proposed as rival factors in determining food-web structure. Food-web length might be controlled either by the amount of energy entering the web (energetic constraints) or by time span between consecutive disturbances relative to time needed to build up a population (dynamic constraints). Dynamic constraints are(More)
Land-use change is the major driver of biodiversity loss. However, taxonomic diversity (TD) and functional diversity (FD) might respond differently to land-use change, and this response might also vary depending on the biotic group being analysed. In this study, we compare the TD and FD of four biotic groups (ants, birds, herbaceous, woody vegetation) among(More)
Conductivity measures have been widely used to estimate salinity, an obvious feature of salt lakes. Regression analysis using log-log linear model provides an adequate approach to the study of the relationship between both variables. However, actual use of that kind of statistical model suffers too frequently from lack of correctness. We have studied(More)
Protected areas have been created worldwide to set apart certain areas from land-use transformation. The biodiversity and ecosystems protected by these areas deliver several ecosystem services. Recently, besides increasing global protected coverage, there has been a growing demand to assess the adequacy of protected areas management. In this study, we(More)
  • Laura Capdevila-Argüelles, Bernardo Zilletti, +49 authors Claudio Valdovinos
  • Biological Invasions
  • 2005
Introduction Laura Capdevila-Argüelles & Bernardo Zilletti 1–2 Invasion biology of Australian ectomycorrhizal fungi introduced with eucalypt plantations into the Iberian Peninsula Jesús Dı́ez 3–15 Phenological and demographic behaviour of an exotic invasive weed in agroecosystems Jordi Recasens, Vı́ctor Calvet, Alicia Cirujeda & Josep Antoni Conesa 17–27(More)
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