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Marc Estiarte has a PhD in biology from the Universitat de Barcelona (1996). He is a member of the Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CEAB-CSIC.
My research is focused on the effects of climate change on the functioning of ecosystems, mainly Mediterranean. I am currently emphasizing on the effects on the phenology of leaf senescence, on nutrient resorption and on how both are affected by the environmental variability. I have long experience on experimental manipulation of temperature and precipitation in Mediterranean shrublands where I have studied responses at the scales of soil, plants and the whole community. With a biogeochemical perspective I have studied the exchanges between the atmosphere and the ecosystems that influence the cycles of carbon (CO2 and CH4 fluxes from soil and plant productivity) and nitrogen. At plant level I have studied the ecophysiology of plant water relations and plant phenological events such as growth and flowering.

I have participated in several scientific projects subsidized by Catalan, Spanish, and European government agencies. I collaborate in the evaluation and review of articles for various scientific journals. I have published 90 articles in journals from the Science Citation Index.



Phenology of plant growth, leaf senescence and flowering and its relation with species distribution, Leaf nutrient resorption, Ecosystem carbon and nutrient pools and flows, Methane consumption in the soil.