Ongoing  (In press/ In review) manuscripts:



  • Lázaro-González, A.,  J Hódar, R. Zamora. Do the arthropod communities on a parasitic plant and its hosts differ? Eur. J. Entomol. 114: 215–221, 2017
    doi: 10.14411/eje.2017.026. PDF
  • Global Change Impact in the Sierra Nevada Long‐Term Ecological Research Site (Southern Spain) R Zamora, AJ Pérez‐Luque, FJ Bonet, JM Barea‐Azcón, R Aspizua The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 98 (2), 157-164.
  • Zamora, R. , Pérez-Luque, A.  and F.J. Bonet. Monitoring Global Change in High Mountains. In: Challenges for high mountain conservation in a changing world, Ed. by Jordi Catalan, Josept. M Ninot y M. Aniz. Springer Verlag ( in press).
  • Zamora, R., Pérez-Luque, A.J., Bonet, F.J., Barea-Azcón, J.M. and Aspizua, R. 2016. Global Change Impacts in Sierra Nevada: Challenges for Conservation. Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio. Junta de Andalucía. 280 pp. global-change-impacts-sierra-nevada
  • Mellado A. & R. Zamora. Parasites structuring ecological communities: the mistletoe footprint in Mediterranean pine forests  doi/10.1111/1365-2435.12907 (Functional Ecology, in press).
  • Mellado, A., Morillas, L, Gallardo, A.  & R. Zamora. Temporal dynamic of parasite-mediated linkages between the forest canopy and soil processes and microbial community. New Phytologist (2016) doi: 10.1111/nph.13984. Mellado_et_al-2016-New_Phytologist
  • Torres-Muros, L, J.A. Hódar & R. Zamora. (2016) Effect of habitat type and soil moisture on pupal stage of a
    Mediterranean forest pest (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) Agricultural and Forest Entomology. torres-muros_et_al-2016-agricultural_and_forest_entomology
  • Mellado-García, A. & R. Zamora (2016). Spatial heterogeneity of a parasitic plant drives the seed-dispersal pattern of a zoochorous plant community in a generalist dispersal system. Functional Ecology 30: 459-467. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12524. PDF
  • Zamora, R. & A. Mellado-García. Range shifts of mistletoe along an altitudinal gradient: dissecting the abiotic and biotic drivers behind the current spatial pattern (under review).
  • Herrero, A., P. Almaraz, R.  Zamora, J. Castro and J.A. Hódar. (2016). From the individual to the landscape and back: Long-term impacts of climate and herbivory on tree growth Journal of Ecology 104: 430-442.doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12527. Herrero_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Ecology.pdf


Recent scientific SCI publications:



  •  R. Zamora, A. Pérez-Luque,  F.J. Bonet, J. M Barea-Azcón y R. Aspízua.  2015. La huella del Cambio Global en Sierra Nevada: Retos para la conservación. Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Andalucia.
  • Pérez-Luque, A.J, Zamora, R., Bonet, F. J, Pérez-Pérez, R. 2015. Dataset of MIGRAME Project (Global Change, Altitudinal Range Shift and Colonization of Degraded Habitats in Mediterranean Mountains). PhytoKeys doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.@.5482. MIGRAME
  • Zamora, R. & Barea, J.M.  (2015)  Long-term changes of mountain passerine bird communities in Sierra Nevada (southern Spain): a 30-year case study. Ardeola 62(1): 3-18. PDF
  • Bonet, F.J. Pérez-Luque, A., Moreno-Llorca, R., Pérez-Pérez, R., Puerta Piñero, C., R Zamora (2015).  Protected areas as elicitors of human well-being in a developed region: A new synthetic (socioeconomic) approach. Biological Conservation (187): 221-229. PDF
  • R. Benavides, A. Escudero,, Coll L., Ferrandis, P., , Gouriveau,F. J.A. Hódar,, Ogaya, R., , S. Rabasa, E. Granda, Santamaría, B.P.,, J. Martinez-Villalta,  R. Zamora, F. Espelta, J., Peñuelas, J. Valladares. Generalized early-recruitment demographic compensation challenges global warming impacts on Mediterranean mountain trees. Perspectives in  Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, (2015). PDF
  • Hódar, J.A. Torres-Muros, L., Zamora, R.  Sendhaji, K. Constitutive vs. induced defences in three pine species against its main pest, the pine processionary moth. Forest Ecology and Management (2015). PDF
  • Pérez-Luque, A.J, Sánchez-Rojas, C. P; Zamora, R Pérez-Pérez, R, Bonet, F. J. 2015. Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain). PhytoKeys doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.46.9116. PDF
  • Roques, A. et al. 2015. Climate Warming and Past and Present Distribution of the Processionary Moths (Thaumetopoea spp.) in Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa. In:  Alain Roques, Editor. Processionary Moths and Climate Change: an Update. Springer Verlag. PDF




  • 1) Zamora, R. and L. Matías. Seed dispersers, seed predators and browsers act sinergetically as biotic filters in mediterranean mountains PLoS ONE 9(9): e107385. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107385 PDF
  • 2) Cayuela L., R. Hernández, J.A. Hódar, G Sánchez & R. Zamora. Tree damage and population density relationships for the pine processionary moth: prospects for pest management and ecological research (2014). Forest Ecology and Management 328:  319–325. PDF
  • 3) Herrero, A. & Zamora, R. Plant  responses to extreme climatic events: a field test of resilience capacity at the southern range (2014). PloS ONE 9(1): e87842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087842. PDF
  • 4) Bonet, F.J., Pérez, R. , Benito, B., Suzart, F. Zamora, R. Documenting, storing, and executing models in Ecology: A conceptual framework and real implementation in a global change monitoring program (2014). Environmental Modelling and Software 52: 192-199. PDF
  • 5) Mellado-García, A. & R. Zamora. Linking safe sites for recruitment with host heterogeneity: the case of a parasitic plant, Viscum album (VISCACEAE). American Journal of Botany 101(6): 957–964. 2014 . PDF
  • 6) Mellado-García, A. & R. Zamora. Bird generalists governing the seed dispersal of a parasitic plant having strong recruitment constraints. Oecologia (2014) 176:139–147. PDF
  • 7) Barrio, I. C. G.Bueno, L. Nagy, S. Palacio, O. Grau, I. Munilla, M. B. García, A. I. García-Cervigón, M. Gartzia, A. Gazol, C. Lara-Romero, A. Anadón-Rosell, J. M. Ninot, C. Chocarro, C. L. Alados, F. Fillat, R.Zamora, Alpine ecology in the Iberian Peninsula: what do we know and where should we go?  Mountain Research and Development 33(4):437-442. 2013. PDF
  • 8) A. Valiente-Banuet, M.A. Aizen, J. M. Alcántara, J. Arroyo, A. Cocucci, M. Galetti, M.B. García, D. García, J.M. Gómez, P. Jordano, R. Medel, L. Navarro, J.R. Obeso, R. Oviedo, N. Ramírez, P.J. Rey, A. Traveset, M. Verdú, R. Zamora.  Beyond species loss: extinction of interactions in a changing world Functional Ecology 29: 299–307. PDF


  • 1) Albuquerque, F.A., M.A. Assunção-Albuquerque, R. Zamora, B. Benito & L. Cayuela ( 2013). European Bird diversity is “well” represented by Special Protected Areas:  mission accomplished? Biological Conservation 159:45-50. PDF
  • 2) Navarro, I., Luque, A., Bonet, FJ., & Zamora, R. The weight of the past: Land-use legacies and recolonization of pine plantations by oak trees (2013).  Ecological Applications 23: 1267-1276. PDF
  • 3) Marañón-Jimenez, S., J.Castro, Fernandez Ondozo, E. & R. Zamora. Charred wood remaining after a wildfire as a reservoir of macro- and micronutrients in a Mediterranean pine forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire (in press) PDF
  • 4) R. Benavides, S. Rabasa, E. Granda, A. Escudero,  J.A. Hódar, J. Martinez-Villalta,  A.M. Rincón, R. Zamora, F. Valladares. Direct and indirect effects of climate on demography and early growth of Pinus sylvestris at the rear edge: changing roles of biotic and abiotic factors. PLoS ONE ( in press). PDF
  • 5) Rabasa, S. G, E. Granda, R. Benavides, G. Kunstler, J.M. Espelta, R. Ogaya, J. Peñuelas, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, W. Gil, W.Grodzki, S. Ambrozy, J. Bergh, J.A. Hódar, R. Zamora, F. Valladares. Disparity in elevational shifts of European trees in response to recent climate warming. Global Change Biology (in press). PDF
  • 6) Herrero, A. J.Castro, R. Zamora,  A. Delgado-Huertas & Querejeta, I.. Differential response of saplings of two coexisting pine species to an extreme drought event.  Oecologia (2013) 173:1613–1624. PDF.
  • 7) Herrero, A.  A. Rigling, R. Zamora. Variyng climate sensitivity at the drought-linked distribution edge of Pinus Sylvestris and P. nigra. Forest Ecology and Management 308:50-61. PDF.
  • 8) Aspizua, R., Barea-Azcón, J.M., Bonet, F.J., Pérez-Luque, A.J. and Zamora, R.J. (coords.). 2013. Sierra Nevada Global-Change Observatory.
    Monitoring methodologies.
    Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Andalucía. 112 pp. PDF


  • 1) Cayuela L., J.A. Hódar & R. Zamora ( 2012). Control Biológico de la procesionaria. Investigación y Ciencia, Febrero 2012: 14-15. PDF
  • 2) Matias, L., J. Castro, J. & R Zamora (2012) . Effect of simulated climate-change on soil respiration in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem: rainfall and habitat-type are more important than temperature or the soil carbon pool. Ecosystems, 15: 299-310. PDF
  • 3) Herrero, A. , R. Zamora, J. Castro & JA Hódar.  Limits of pine forest distribution at the treeline: herbivory matters.  Plant Ecology (2012). PDF
  • 4) Matias, L., R. Zamora & J. Castro (2012) . Rare rainy events are more critical than drought intensification for woody recruitment in Mediterranean mountains: a field experiment simulating climate change. Oecologia 169: 833-844. PDF
  • 5) Matias, L. J.L. Quero, R. Zamora &  J. Castro. Evidence for plant traits driving specific drought resistance. A community field experiment (2012).  Environmental and Experimental Botany 81: 55-61. PDF
  • 6) Hodar, J.A,. R. Zamora & L. Cayuela. Climate change and the incidence of a forest pest in Mediterranean ecosystems: can the NAO be used as a predictor? Climatic Change 113: 699-711.PDF
  • 7) Roura-Pascual, N.  L. Brotons; D. García; R. Zamora; M. de Càceres. Local and landscape-scale biotic correlates of mistletoe distribution in Mediterraean pine forests. Forest Systems ( in press). PDF
  • 8) Cayuela L., Gálvez-Bravo L., Pérez R.P., Albuquerque F.S., Golicher D.J., Zahawi A., Ramírez-Marcial N., Garibaldi C., GonzálezEspinosa M., Bonet F.J., Rey-Benayas J.M., Zamora R., Balvanera P., Brewer S.W., Camacho-Cruz A., Castillo M.A., Condit R., Coronado I., Jong B., Castillo R., Cerda I., Fernández J., Field R., Figueroa-Rangel B.L., Fonseca W.F., Jaimes L.G., Gillespie T.W., González-Rivas B., Gordon J.E., Griffith D.M, Hurtado D.M., Islebe G.A., Kelly D.L., Linares J., Letcher S.G., Mangan S., Meave J.A., Méndez E.V., Meza V., Ochoa-Gaona S., Olvera-Vargas M., Ruiz-Gutierrez V., Snarr K.A., Schnitzer S.A., Dzul, F.T., Velázquez E., Viergever K.M., White D.A., Williams J.N., Williams-Linera G.  The Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET): Prospects for biodiversity research and conservation in the tropics. Biodiversity and Ecology 4: 211-224. PDF



  • 1)  Matias, L., J. Castro, J. & R Zamora. (2011). Soil nutrient availability under a global change scenario in a mediterranean mountain ecosystem. Global Change Biology 17: 1646-1657. PDF
  • 2) Quero, J.L, A. Herrero & R. Zamora (2011). Linking stochasticity to determinism of woody plant recruitment in a mosaic landscape: a spatially explicit approach.  Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 161-171. PDF
  • 3) Marañón-Jimenez, S., J.Castro, A.S. Kowalski, P. Serrano-Ortíz, B.R. Reverter, E.P. Sanchez-Cañete & R. Zamora. (2011). Post-fire soil respiration in relation to burnt wood management in a Mediterranean mountain ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1436-1447. PDF
  • 4) Garcia, D., R. Zamora & G. C. Amico. (2011). The spatial scale of of plant–animal interactions: effects of resource availability and habitat structure. Ecological Monographs 81(1): 103–121. PDF
  • 5) Matias, L., R. Zamora & J. Castro. (2011). Repercussions of simulated climate change on the diversity of woody-recruit bank in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Ecosystems 14: 672-682 PDF
  • 6) Cayuela L., J.A. Hódar & R. Zamora. (2011). Improving forest management practices through science: pest control in Mediterranean pine woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1732-1737. PDF
  • 7) Castro, J., C. D. Allen, M. Molina-Morales, S. Marañón, Á. Sánchez & R. Zamora (2011). Salvage logging versus the use of burnt wood as a nurse object to promote post-fire tree seedling  establishment. Restoration Ecology 19: 537-544. PDF
  • 8) Gonzalez-Moreno, P., J.L. Quero, L. Poorter, F.J. Bonet & R. Zamora (2011). Is spatial structure the key to promote plant diversity in Mediterranean forest plantations? Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 251-259. PDF
  • 9) Matias, L., L Gómez-Aparicio,  R. Zamora & J. Castro (2011). Effects of resource availability on plant recruitment at the  community level in a Mediterranean mountain ecosystem. Perspectives in  Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 277-285. PDF
  • 10) Serrano-Ortíz, P., S.  Marañón-Jiménez, B. R. Reverter, E. P. Sánchez-Cañete, J. Castro, R. Zamora & A. S. Kowalski. Post-fire salvage logging reduces carbon sequestration in Mediterranean coniferous forest (2011). Forest Ecology and Management 262: 2287-2296. PDF


  • 1) Zamora, R., J.A. Hodar, L. Matías & I. Mendoza (2010). Positive adjacency effects mediated by seed disperser birds in pine plantations. Ecological Applications 20(4): 1053-1060. PDF
  • 2) Garcia, D., R. Zamora & G. C. Amico (2010). Birds as Suppliers of Seed Dispersal in Temperate Ecosystems: Conservation Guidelines from Real-World Landscapes Conservation Biology 24 (4): 1070-1079. PDF
  • 3) Baraza, E., R. Zamora & J.A. Hódar (2010). Species-specific responses of tree saplings to herbivory in contrasting light environments: an experimental approach. Ecoscience 17 (2): 156- 165. PDF
  • 4) Matías, L., R. Zamora, I. Mendoza & J.A. Hódar (2010). Seed dispersal pattern by large frugivorous mammals in a degraded mosaic landscape. Restoration Ecology 18 (5) : 619-627. PDF


  • 1) Mendoza, I, R. Zamora & J. Castro (2009). Tree community dinamics under variable succesional and climatic scenarios: implications for conservation and restoration in mediterranean habitats. Biological  Conservation 142: 1491-1499. PDF
  • 2) Gómez-Aparicio, L.  M. Zavala, F.J. Bonet & R. Zamora (2009). Are pine plantations valid tools for restoring Mediterranean forests? An assessment along abiotic and biotic gradients. Ecological Applications 19 (8): 2124-2141. PDF
  • 3) Matías, L., Mendoza, I.& R. Zamora (2009). Consistent pattern of habitat and species selection by post-dispersal seed predation in a Mediterranean mosaic landscape. Plant Ecology 203: 137-147. PDF
  • 4) Mendoza, I., R. Zamora, L. Gómez-Aparicio & L. Matias (2009). Recruitment limitation of forest communities in a degraded Mediterranean landscape. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:367-376. PDF
  • 5) Baraza, E., J.A. Hódar & R. Zamora (2009). Species, Site and seasonal variation in leaf chemistry diversity of  woody mediterranean plants. Revue d´Ecologie 64:1-10. PDF


Scientific books:

  • Medel, R., M. Aizen & R. Zamora (2009). Interacciones Planta Animal y Biodiversidad: Conservación y Restauración. Servicio Publicaciones, Universidad de Chile. Santiago de Chile.  PDF

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Before 2009 (a selection)

  • Gómez, J.M. & R. Zamora (1992). Pollination by ants: consequences of the quantitative effects on a mutualistic system. Oecologia 91: 410-418. PDF
  • Zamora R. & J.M. Gómez (1993). Vertebrate herbivores as predators of insect herbivores: an asymmetrical interaction mediated by size differences. Oikos 66: 223-228. PDF
  • Gómez, J.M. & R. Zamora (1994). Top-down effects in a tritrophic system: parasitoids enhance plant fitness. Ecology 75: 1023-1030. PDF
  • Zamora, R. (1995). The trapping success of a carnivorous plant (Pinguicula vallisneriifolia): the cumulative effects of availability, attraction, retention and robbery of prey. Oikos 73: 309-322. PDF.ZIP
  • Zamora, R., M. Jamilena, M. Ruiz-Rejón & G. Blanca (1996). Two new species of carnivorous genus Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) from Mediterranean habitats. Plant Systematics and Evolution 2006: 41-60. PDF
  • Zamora, R., J.M. Gómez & J.A. Hódar (1998). Fitness responses of a carnivorous plant in contrasting ecological scenarios. Ecology 79: 1630-1644.  PDF
  • Zamora, R. (1999). Conditional outcomes of interactions: the pollinator-prey conflict of an insectivorous plant. Ecology 80: 786-795.  PDF
  • Gómez, J.M. & R. Zamora (1999). Generalization vs specialization in the pollination system of Hormathophylla spinosa (Cruciferae). Ecology 80: 796-805.  PDF
  • Zamora, R. (2000). Functional equivalence in plant-animal interactions: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Oikos 88: 442-447.  PDF
  • García, D.,  R. Zamora, J.M. Gómez, P. Jordano & J.A. Hódar (2000). Geographical variation in seed production, predation and abortion in Juniperus communis throughout its range in Europe. Journal of Ecology 88: 436-446. PDF
  • Gómez, J. M. & R. Zamora (2000). Spatial variation in the selective scenarios of Hormathophylla spinosa (Cruciferae). The American Naturalist 155: 657-668. PDF
  • Zamora, R., J.M. Gómez, J.A. Hódar, J.Castro, & D.García (2001). Effect of browsing by ungulates on sapling growth of Scots pine in a Mediterranean environment: consequences for forest regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 144: 33-42.  PDF
  • Gómez, J.M. & R. Zamora (2002). Thorns as induced mechanical defense in a long-lived shrub (Hormathophylla spinosa, Cruciferae). Ecology 83: 885-890. PDF
  • Hódar, J.A., J. Castro & R. Zamora (2003). Pine processionary caterpillar Thaumetopoea pityocampa as a new threat for relict Mediterranean Scots pine forests under climatic warming. Biological Conservation 110: 123-129.  PDF
  • Ellison, A.M., N.J. Gotelli, J.S. Brewer, L. Cochran-Stafira, J. Kneitel, T.E. Miller, A.S. Worley & R. Zamora (2003). Evolutionary Ecology of Carnivorous plants. Advances in Ecological Research 35: 1-74. PDF
  • García, D. & R. Zamora (2003). Persistence and múltiple demographic strategies in long-lived mediterranean plants. Journal of Vegetation Science 14: 921-926.  PDF
  • Castro, J., R.  Zamora, J.A. Hódar, & J.M. Gómez (2004). Seedling establishment of a boreal tree species (Pinus sylvestris) at its southernmost distribution limit: consequences of being in a marginal Mediterranean habitat. Journal of Ecology 92: 266-277. PDF
  • Gómez-Aparicio, L., R. Zamora, J.M. Gómez, J.A Hódar, J. Castro, & E. Baraza (2004). Applying plant facilitation to forest restoration: A meta-analysis of the use of shrubs as nurse plants. Ecological Applications 14: 1128-1138.  PDF
  • Hobbs, R.J., S. Arico, J. Aronson, J.S. Baron, P. Bridgewater, V.A. Cramer, P.R. Epstein, J.J. Ewel, C. A. Klink, A.E. Lugo, D. Norton, D. Ojima, D. M. Richardson, E.W. Sanderson, F. Valladares, M. Vilá, R. Zamora & M. Zobel (2006). Emerging Ecosystems: theoretical and management aspects of the new ecological order. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 1-7.  PDF
  • Baraza, E., R. Zamora & J.A. Hódar (2006). Conditional outcomes in plant-herbivore interactions: neighbours matters. Oikos 113: 148-156.  PDF
  • Quero, J. L., R. Villar, T. Marañón, & R. Zamora. 2006. Interactions of drought and shade effects on seedlings of four Quercus species: physiological and structural leaf responses. New Phytologist 170:819-834. PDF
  • Gómez, J.M. & R. Zamora (2006) Ecological factors promoting the evolution of generalization in pollination systems. En: Waser, N. & J. Ollerton (eds.) Generalization and Specialization in Plant Pollinator Systems. Chicago University Press, Chicago, EEUU. pp: 145-166.
  • Gómez-Aparicio, L.  R. Zamora, J. Castro & J.A. Hódar (2008).  Facilitation of tree saplings by nurse plants: microhabitat amelioration or protection against herbivores?. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 161-172. PDF
  • Quero, J.L., L. Gómez-Aparicio, R. Zamora & F.T. Maestre (2008). Shifts in the regeneration niche of an endangered tree (Acer opalus ssp. granatense) during ontogeny. Basic and Applied Ecology 9: 635-644. PDF