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  • Vaz, A.S., Castro-Díez, P., Godoy, O., Alonso, Á., Vilà, M., Saldaña, A., Marchante, H., Bayón, Á., Silva, J.S., Vicente, J.R. & Honrado, J.P. 2018. An indicator-based approach to analyse the effects of non-native tree species on multiple cultural ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators 85: 48-56
  •  E. Deus, J.S. Silva, P. Castro-Díez, A. Lomba, M.L. Ortiz, J. Vicente (2018). Current and future conflicts between eucalypt plantations and high biodiversity areas in the Iberian Peninsula. Journal for Nature Conservation 45:107-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.06.003.
  • Castro-Díez P y Alonso A (2017). Effects of non-native riparian plants in riparian and fluvialecosystems: a review for the Iberian Peninsula. Limnetica 36(2), 523-539. DOI 10.23818/limn.36.19
  • Medina-Villar S, Alonso A, Castro-Díez P, Pérez-Corona E (2017). Allelopathic potential of exotic invasive and native trees over co-existing understory species: The soil as modulator. Plant Ecology 218(5): 579–594. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-017-0713-2
  • Alonso, Álvaro; Figueroa, Ricardo, Castro-Díez Pilar (2017). Pollution assessment of the Biobío River (Chile): Prioritization of substances of concern under an ecotoxicological approach. Environmental Management 59(5): 856–869. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-017-0824-5
  • Castro-Díez, P., A. Alonso. 2017. Alteration of nitrogen cycling as a result of invasion, en: Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services, M. Vilà, P.E. Hulme, and G. Ruiz, Editors. Springer. Pp: 49-62
  • Castro-Diez, P., M. Fernández, O. Godoy (2016). Spain. En: Hubert Hasenauer, Anna Gazda, Monika Konnert, Katharina Lapin, G.M.J.(Frits) Mohren, Heinrich Spiecker, Marcela van Loo, Elisabeth Pötzelsberger (eds). Non-Native Tree Species for European Forests: Experiences, Risks and Opportunities. COST Action FP1403 NNEXT Country Reports, Joint Volume. 2nd Edition. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Pp 352-363 (420 pages)
  • Cabra-Rivas I, Castro-Díez P. 2016 How Successful Is Sexual Reproduction of Two Exotic Trees InvadingSpanish Riparian Forests? PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160831
  • Castro-Díez P, Aníbal Pauchard, Anna Traveset  & Montserrat Vilà. 2016. Linking the impacts of plant invasion on community functional structure and ecosystem properties. Journal of Vegetation Science 27(6) 1233–1242.
  • Cabra Rivas I, Castro-Díez P. 2016. Potential germination success of exotic and native trees coexisting in central Spain riparian forests. International Journal of Ecology. vol. 2016, Article ID 7614683, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/7614683
  • Medina-Villar S., Rodríguez-Echeverría S., Lorenzo P., Alonso A., Pérez-Corona E., Castro-Díez P. 2016. Impacts of the alien trees Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle and Robinia pseudoacacia L. on soil nutrients and microbial communities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (in press)
  • Cabra-Rivas, I., A. Saldaña, P. Castro-Díez, L. Gallien. 2016. A multi-scale approach to identify invasion drivers and invaders’ future dynamics. Biological Invasions 18: 411-426
  • Alonso, A., Valle-Torres, G., Castro-Díez, P. 2016. Survival of an invasive aquatic snail to overland translocation in non-aquatic media: implications for spreading. Limnologica 57:60-65

  • Medina-Villar S., Alonso A., Vázquez de Aldana B.R., Pérez-Corona E., Castro-Díez. P (2015). Decomposition and biological colonization of native and exotic leaf litter in a stream. Limnetica 34 (2): 293-310
  • Medina-Villar, S., P. Castro-Díez, A. Alonso, I. Cabra-Rivas, I.M. Parker, E. Pérez-Corona. 2015. Do the invasive trees, Ailanthus altissima and Robinia pseudoacacia, alter litterfall dynamics and soil properties of riparian ecosystems in central Spain? Plant and Soil 396: 311-324


  • González-Muñoz, N., Castro-Díez, P., Parker, I.M. (2013). Differences in nitrogen use between native and exotic tree species: predicting impacts on invaded ecosystems. Plant & Soil 363:319–329. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-012-1329-x


  • Alonso A, Castro-Díez P (2012). Tolerance to air exposure of the New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Hydrobiidae, Mollusca) as a prerequisite to survival in overland translocations. Neobiota 14 : 67-74. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.14.3140
  • Alonso A, Castro-Díez P. (2012) The exotic aquatic mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Hydrobiidae, Mollusca): state of the art of a worldwide invasion. Aquatic Sciences 74: 375-383
  • Oscar Godoy, Fernando Valladares & Pilar Castro-Diez (2012). The relative importance for plant invasiveness of trait means, and their plasticity and integration in a multivariate framework. New Phytol 195(4):912-22
  • Castro-Díez, P. (2012) Functional traits analyses: Scaling-up from species to community level.  Plant & Soil 357:9-12. DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1185-8
  • Godoy O, Valladares F., Castro-Díez P. Phenotypic plasticity of invasive plants: the efficiency seems more important than the extent of the response. Functional Ecology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01886.x
  • Castro-Díez P, Fierro-Brunnenmeister N, González-Muñoz N, Gallardo A. (2012). Effects of exotic and native tree leaf litter on soil properties of two contrasting sites in the Iberian Peninsula. Plant & Soil 350(1-2):179-191. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0893-9
  • Hodgson, J.G., G. Montserrat-Martí, M. Charles, G. Jones, P. Wilson, B. Shipley, M. Sharafi, B. Cerabolini, J.H.C. Cornelissen, S.R. Brand, A. Bogard, P. Castro-Díez, J. Guerrero-Campo, C. Palmer, C. Pérez-Rontomé, G. Carter, A. Hynd, A. Romo-Díez, L. de Torres Espuny y F. Royo Pla 2012. Is leaf dry matter content a better predictor of soil fertility than specific leaf area? Annals of Botany 108(7): 1337-1345
  • Tiina Tosens, Ulo Niinemets, Vivian Vislap, Hillar Eichelmann, Pilar Castro Díez (2011). Developmental changes in mesophyll diffusion conductance and photosynthetic capacity under different light and water availabilities in Populus tremula: how structure constrains function. Plant Cell and Environment 35(5):839-56
  • Godoy O, Valladares F., Castro-Díez P (2011). Multispecies comparison reveals that invasive and native plants differ in their traits but not in their plasticity Functional Ecology 25: 1248–1259, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01886.x
  • Albuquerque FS, Castro-Díez P., Rueda M., Rodríguez MA, Hawkins B. (2011) Influence of climatic niche, residence time, and biogeographical origin on the range sizes and species richness patterns of exotic plants in Great Britain. Plant Ecology 212(11):1901-1911, doi: 10.1007/s11258-011-9962-7
  • González-Muñoz N, Pilar Castro-Díez, Natalia Fierro- Brunnenmeister (2011). Establishment success of coexisting native and exotic trees under an experimental gradient of irradiance and soil moisture. Environmental Management 48:764-773. doi: 10.1007/s00267-011-9731-3
  • Castro-Díez P, Langendoen T, Poorter L, Saldaña-Lopez A. (2011). Predicting Acacia invasive success in South Africa on the basis of functional traits, native climatic niche and human use. Biodiversity and Conservation 20(12): 2729-2743. DOI 10.1007/s10531-011-0101-5
  • Suzart de Albuquerque F, Castro-Díez P,  Rodríguez MA, Cayuela L (2011). Assessing the influence of environmental and human factors on native and exotic species richness. Acta Oecologica 37:51-57 (doi:10.1016/j.actao.2010.11.006).
  • Castro-Díez P,  Godoy O, Saldaña A & Richardson DM. (2011) Predicting invasiveness of Australian Acacia species on the basis of their native climatic affinities, life-history traits and human use. Diversity and Distribution 17:934-945 doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00778.x.
  • Alonso, A., González-Muñoz, N. & Castro-Díez, P. Comparison of leaf decomposition and macroinvertebrate colonization between exotic and native trees in a freshwater ecosystem (2010). Ecological Research 25: 647–653. DOI 10.1007/s11284-010-0698-y
  • Godoy O, Castro-Díez P, Van Logtestijn RSP, Cornelissen JHC, Valladares F. (2010). Leaf litter traits of invasive alien species slow down decomposition compared to Spanish natives: a broad phylogenetic comparison. Oecologia 162:781–790, DOI 10.1007/s00442-009-1512-9.
  • Milla R, Castro-Díez P, Montserrat-Martí G. (2010) Phenological analysis of Mediterranean woody plants from N Spain. Flora 205:190-199. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2009.01.006
  • Sanz-Pérez V, Castro-Díez P. (2010) Summer water stress and shade alter bud size and budburst date in three mediterranean Quercus species. Trees 24: 68-87. DOI 10.1007/s00468-009-0381-5
  • Sanz Pérez V, Castro-Díez P y Joffre R. (2009) Seasonal carbon storage and growth in Mediterranean tree seedlings under different water conditions. Tree Physiology. 29:1105-1116. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpp045
  • Godoy O, Castro-Díez P, Valladares F, Costa-Tenorio M (2009). Different flowering phenology of invasive alien species in Spain: an evidence for the use of an empty temporal niche?. Plant Biology. 11:803-811 doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2008.00185.x
  • Godoy O, Richardson DM, Valladares F y Castro-Díez P (2009). Flowering phenology of invasive alien plant species compared to native species in three mediterranean-type ecosystems. Annals of Botany 103:485-494.
  • Sanz-Pérez V, Castro-Díez P y Valladares F (2009). Differential and interactive effects of temperature and photoperiod on budburst and carbon reserves in two co-occurring Mediterranean oaks. Plant Biology 11: 142 - 151. doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2008.00119.x
  • Sanz-Pérez V, Castro-Díez P y Millard P (2009). Effects of drought and shade on nitrogen cycling in the leaves and canopy of Mediterranean Quercus seedlings. Plant and Soil 316: 45-56. DOI 10.1007/s11104-008-9757-3
  • Castro-Díez P., González-Muñoz N., Alonso A., Gallardo A. y Poorter L. (2009). Effects of exotic invasive trees on nitrogen cycling: a case study in Central Spain. Biological Invasions 11:1973–1986. DOI 10.1007/s10530-008-9374-3
  • Milla, R. Castro-Díez P, Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí, G. (2006) Costs of reproduction as related to the timing of phenological phases in the deciduous shrub Pistacia lentiscus L. Plant Biology 8: 103-111.
  • Castro-Díez P, Navarro J, Pintado A, Sancho LG, Maestro M (2006) Interactive effects of shade and watering on the performance of seedlings of three Mediterranean Quercus species. Tree Physiology 26: 389-400
  • Castro-Díez P, Milla R., Sanz V. (2005). Phenological comparison between two coexisting Mediterranean woody species differing in life form. Flora 200: 88-95
  • Milla R, Castro-Díez P, Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí, G. (2005). Environmental constraints on phenology and internal nutrient cycling in the Mediterranean winter-deciduous shrub Amelanchier ovalis Medicus. Plant Biology 7:182-189
  • Milla R, Castro-Díez P, Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí, G. (2005). Relationships between phenology and the remobilization of N, P, and K in branches of eight Mediterranean evergreens. New Phytologist 168: 167-178
  • Milla, R. Castro-Díez P, Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí, G. (2005) Does the gradualness of leaf shedding govern nutrient resorption from senescing leaves in Mediterranean woody plants? Plant and Soil 278: 303-313
  • Castro-Díez P, Cornelissen JHC, Montserrat-Martí G (2003) Trade-offs between phenology, RGR, life form and seed mass among 22 Mediterranean woody species. Plant Ecology 166: 117-129
  • Castro-Díez P, Milla R., Montserrat-Martí G. (2003) Comparison of methods to study plant phenological patterns. The case of Halimium atriplicifolium (Cistaceae). Phyton 43: 59-78
  • Cornelissen JHC, Cerabolini B, Castro-Díez P, Villar-Salvador P, Montserrat-Martí G., Puyravaud JP, Maestro M, Werger MJA, Aerts R. (2003). Functional traits of woody plants: correspondence of species rankings between field adults and laboratory-grown seedlings? Journal of Vegetation Science 14:311-322
  • Rey-Benayas JM, Espigares T, Castro-Díez P (2003). Effects of herb competition on planted Quercus faginea seedlings in abandoned Mediterrenean   cropland. Applied Vegetation Science 6: 213-222
  • Castro-Díez P, Guerrero-Campo J., Muñoz-Yanguas MA  (2001). Restauración del bosque de ribera en la Reserva Natural de los Galachos (Zaragoza). Consejo de Protección de la Naturaleza de Aragón, Zaragoza. 165 pp
  • Castro-Díez P, Puyravaud J.P., Cornelissen JHC (2000). Leaf structure and anatomy as related to leaf mass per area variation in seedlings of a wide range of woody plant species and types. Oecologia 124: 476-486
  • Castro-Díez P, Villar-Salvador P, Pérez-Rontomé C., Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí G (1998). Leaf morphology, leaf chemical composition and stem xylem characteristics in two Pistacia (Anacarciaceae) species along a climatic gradient. Flora 193: 195-202
  • Castro-Díez P, Montserrat-Martí G. (1998). Phenological pattern of fifteen Mediterranean phanaerophetes from Quercus ilex communieites of NE-Spain. Plant Ecology 139: 103-112
  • Castro-Díez P, Puyravaud J.P., Cornelissen JHC, Villar-Salvador P. (1998). Stem anatomy and relative growth rate in seedlings of a wide range of woody plant species and types. Oecologia 116: 57-66
  • Cornelissen JHC, Werger MJA, Castro-Díez P, van Rheenen JWA, Rowland AP. (1997). Foliar nutrients in relation to growth, allocation and leaf traits in seedlings of a wide range of woody species and types. Oecologia 111: 460-469
  • Castro-Díez P, Villar-Salvador P, Pérez-Rontomé C., Maestro-Martínez M., Montserrat-Martí G. (1997). Leaf morphology and leaf chemical composition in three Quercus (Fagaceae) species along a climatic gradient in NE Spain. Trees 11: 127-134
  • Villar-Salvador P,  Castro-Díez P, Pérez-Rontomé C., Montserrat-Martí G. (1997). Stem xylem features in three Quercus (Fagaceae) species along a climatic gradient in NE Spain. Trees 12: 90-96
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