Francesc Montane Caminalhttps://www.etis.ee/CV/Francesc Montane_Caminal/eng
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Institution and occupation
University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma, USA); postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Yiqi Luo's lab
Michigan State University (Michigan, USA); postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Andrew Finley's lab
University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada); postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Marie-Josée Fortin's lab
Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (Catalonia, Spain); researcher
University of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain); research assistant
Honours & awards
2012, Francesc Montane Caminal, Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the course “Assimilating long term data into ecosystem models” in the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Centre, Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, USA
2011, Francesc Montane Caminal, Award by the European Research Network in Forest Models COST Action FP0603 to participate in the Spring School “Modeling Forest Ecosystems” in Kaprun (Austria); 9-13 May 2011.
2011, Francesc Montane Caminal, Award by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to participate at the “Stochastic modeling in Biology” tutorial at the NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (U.S.A.); 16-18 March 2011.
2009, Francesc Montane Caminal, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, (BC, Canada), Research stage grant (5 months). Awarded by the Catalan Research Agency. Supervised by Dr. Mark R.T. Dale.
2007, Francesc Montane Caminal, University of Alberta, Edmonton, (Alberta, Canada). Research stage grant (4 months). Awarded by the Catalan Research Agency. Supervised by Dr. Mark R.T. Dale.
2005, Francesc Montane Caminal, Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Solsona, (Catalonia, Spain). Predoctoral Grant (4 years). Awarded by the Catalan Research Agency. Supervised by Dr. Pere Casals.
Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.12. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics and Economic and Technological Research relating to Bio- and Environmental Sciences; CERCS SPECIALTY: B130 Physiological biophysics ; SPECIALITY: Dynamic vegetation modeling, Ecological modeling
Montané, F.; Romanyà, J.; Rovira, P.; Casals, P. (2013). Mixtures with grass litter may hasten shrub litter decomposition after shrub encroachment into mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil, 368, 459−469.10.1007/s11104-012-1533-8.
Montané F, Casals P, Dale MRT. (2011). How spatial heterogeneity of cover affects patterns of shrub encroachment into mesic grasslands. PLoS ONE, 6(12):e28652., 1−9.
Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT. (2010). Spatial patterns of shrub encroachment in neighbouring grassland communities in the Pyrenees: floristic composition heterogeneity drives shrub proliferation rates. Plant Ecology, 211, 267−278.
Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P. (2010). Aboveground litter changes may drive soil organic carbon increase after shrub encroachment into mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil, 337, 151−165.
Casals P, Garcia-Pausas J, Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P. (2010). Root decomposition in grazed and abandoned Mediterranean and mountain grasslands estimated by standard labelled roots. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 139, 759−765.
Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT. (2009). Spatial patterns of shrub cover after different fire disturbances in the Pyrenees. Annals of Forest Science, 66: Art612., 1−8.
Gracia M, Montané F, Piqué J, Retana J. (2007). Overstory structure and topographic gradients determining diversity and abundance of understory shrub species in temperate forests in central Pyrenees (NE Spain). Forest Ecology and Management, 242, 391−397.
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