R. Diaz-Sierra

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The population and community level consequences of positive interactions between plants remain poorly explored. In this study we incorporate positive resource-mediated interactions in classic resource competition theory and investigate the main consequences for plant population dynamics and species coexistence. We focus on plant communities for which water(More)
The dynamics of semi-arid plant communities are determined by the interplay between competition and facilitation among plants. The sign and strength of these biotic interactions depend on plant traits. However, the relationships between plant traits and biotic interactions, and the consequences for plant communities are still poorly understood. Our(More)
The purpose of this article is to stress the implications that the consideration of nonlinearity has upon the extension and strength of connectivity, if this is understood as a characterization of the degree of interrelation between parts of the system. This objective is reached within the QP formalism for non-linear ODEs. The formalism is developed in a(More)
The role of the circadian clock in controlling the metabolism of entire trees has seldom been considered. We tested whether the clock influences nocturnal whole-tree water use. Whole-tree chambers allowed the control of environmental variables (temperature, relative humidity). Night-time stomatal conductance (gs ) and sap flow (Q) were monitored in 6- to(More)
Modeling biological processes from time-series data is a resourceful procedure which has received much attention in the literature. For models established in the context of non-linear differential equations, parameter-dependent phenomenological tentative response functions are tested by comparing would-be solutions of those models to the experimental(More)
The transport sector is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, adding in Spain near a quarter of the total national emissions, the majority in road transport. Therefore, road contribution to climate change should be mitigated to achieve the proposed goals in the fight against climate change. Policies and strategies suggest several preventive(More)
Deriving mean residence times (MRTs) is an important task both in pharmacokinetics and in multicompartmental linear systems. Taking as starting point the analysis of MRTs in open or closed (Garcia-Meseguer et al., Bull Math Biol 2003, 65, 279) multicompartmental linear systems, we implement a versatile software, using the Visual Basic 6.0 language for(More)
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