Dr. Antonio Rodríguez

Address at the University of Lleida:
Universitat de Lleida (UdL)
Escola Tècnica Superior d’Ingenyeria Agraria (ETSEA)
Departament d’Hortofructicultura, Botànica i Jardineria
Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)
Avinguda Alcalde Rovira Roure 191
25198 Lleida, Spain
Office: Edifici 2, despatx 2.01.06
Phone: (+34) 973 702 623

My current research is about diverse ecosystem processes on the Pyrenean grasslands. Concretely I am interested in what factors drive species richness and soil organic carbon in the Pyrenees, the role of fairy rings in the modulation of grassland soil microbial communities and how plat guild composition affects soil organic carbon. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Biology and a Master degree in Conservation Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid. In previous stages of my career, I published several works about spatial and spatiotemporal modelling of insects and animal diseases in collaboration with different research groups.

Rodríguez A, Canals RM, Sebastià M-T (2021) Positive effects of legumes on soil organic carbon storage disappear at high legume proportion across a wide range of environmental conditions in grasslands in the Pyrenees. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-021-00695-9

Rodríguez, A., Canals, R.M., Plaixats, J., Albanell, E., Debouk, H., Garcia-Pausas, J., San Emeterio, L., Jimenez, J.J., 2020. Interactions between biogeochemical and management factors explain soil organic carbon in Pyrenean grasslands. Biogeosciences, Biogeosciences, 17, 6033–6050. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6033-2020

Rodríguez 2020

Marí, T., Castaño, C., Rodríguez, A., Ibáñez, M., Lobo, A., Sebastià, M.T., 2020. Fairy rings harbor distinct soil fungal communities and high fungal diversity in a montane grassland. Fungal Ecol. 47, 100962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2020.100962

Rodríguez, A., de Lamo, X., Sebastià, M.T., 2018. Interactions between global change components drive plant species richness patterns within communities in mountain grasslands independently of topography. J. Veg. Sci. 29, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12683