José Ramón Arévalo Sierra

Catedrático de Ecología

Director del Departamento de Botánica, Ecología y Fisiología Vegetal

Universidad de La Laguna

34 922 318 628



  • Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas, Junio 1993 (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, Mayo 1998 (Universidad de La Laguna)


Actividad Profesional

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 (148) Bernardos, M., Sierra, N., Torres, A.D., Cabrera, R. & Arévalo, J.R. 2023. oad impact on plant colonization in the arid Timanfaya National Park. Plants 0:000.

 (147) Arévalo, J.R., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., González-Montelongo, C., Mellado, M. & Cruz-Anaya, A. 2023. Effects of scale, temporal variation, and grazing on diversity in an endemic pasture in Sierra de Zapaliname, Coahuila, Mexico. Agriculture 13:1737.

(146) Estrada-Castillón, E., Villareal-Quintanilla, J.A., Mora-Olivo., Cuéllar-Rodríguez, G., Sánchez-Salas, J., Gutiérrez-Santillán, T.V., Valdes, R., González-Cuéllar, D.A., Gonzánlez-Montelongo, C., Arévalo, J.R. 2023. Ethnobotany of the usful native species in Linares, Nuevo León, México. Sustainability 15:11565.

(145) Machado-Ramos, M.G., Meza-Herrera, C.A., Santiago, A., Mellado, M., Véliz, F., Arellano, F., Contreras-Villareal, V., Arévalo, J.R., Bustamante, J.A. & Flores-Salas, J.M. 2023. A circular economy approach to integrate divergent ruminant production systems: using dairy cow feed leftovers to enhance the out-of-season reproductive performance in goats. Animals 13:2431.

 (144) Arévalo, J.R. 2023. Feature Papers in Ecology 2022 and the Remarkable Journal's Advancements. Ecologies 1:1-2.

(143) Arévalo, J.R., Bernardos, M., González-Montelongo, C. & Grillo, F. 2023. Prescribe burning effect on the richness, diversity and forest structure of an endemic Pinus canariensis stand (Canary Islands). Fire 6:150.

(142) March-Salas, M., Morales-Armijo, F., Hernández-Agüero, J., Estrada-Castillón, E., Sobrevilla-Covarrubias, A., Arévalo, J.R., Scheepens, J.F. & Lorite, J. 2023. Rock climbing affects cliff-plant communities by reducing species diversity and altering species coexistence patterns. Biodiversity and Conservation 32: 1617–1638.

(141) Iseli, E., Chisholm, C., Lenoir, J., Haider, S., Seipel, T., Barros, A., Hargreaves, A.L., Kardol, P., Lembrechts, J.J., McDougall, K., Rashid, I., Rumpf, S.B., Arévalo, J.R., et al. 2023. Rapid upwards spread of non-native plants in mountains globally. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7:405-413.

(140) Ratier, A., Römermann, C., Alexander, J.M, Arévalo, J.R., Keil, A., Padrón-Mederos, M.A., Trogisch, S. & Haider, S. 2023. Mechanisms behind elevational plant species richness patterns revealed by a trait-based approach. Journal of Vegetation Science 34:e13171.

(139) Christina, M., Gire, C., Bakker, M.R., Leckie, A., Xue, J., Clinton, P.W., Negrín-Pérez, Z., Arévalo, J.R., Domec, J.C. & González, M. 2023. Native and invasive seedling drought-resistance under elevated temperature in common gorse populations. Journal of Plant Ecology 16: rtac097.


(138) Véliz-Deras, F.G., González-Tavizón, A., Meza-Herrera, C.A., Arellano-Rodríguez, G., Mellado, M., Ángel-García, O., Arévalo, J.R. & Contreras-Villareal, V. 2022. Effect of rams’ social hierarchy upon scrotal circumference, semen quality, and copulation performance under arid land conditions. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 34: 1054-1060.


(137) Arévalo, J.R., González-Montelongo, C., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., García, E., Mellado, M. 2022. Changes in richness and species composition after five years of grazing exclusion in an endemic pasture of northern Mexico. Land 11:1962.


(136) Estrada-Castillón, E., Villarreal-Quintanilla, J.Á., Cuéllar-Rodríguez, L.G., March-Salas, M., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Himmeslbach, W., Salinas-Rodríguez, M.M., Guerra, J., Cotera-Correa, M., Scott-Morales, L.M., Friesen, R.J., Garza-Zambrano, P., Arévalo-Sierra, J.R., Garate-Escamilla, H., Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, M. & Gutiérrez-Santillán, T.V. 2022. Ethnobotany in Iturbide, Nuevo León: The Traditional Knowledge on Plants Used in the Semiarid Mountains of Northeastern Mexico. Sustainability 14, 12751.


(135) Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Estrada-Castillón, E., Mellado, M., González-Montelong, C. & Arévalo, J.R. 2022. Livestock grazing impact on species composition and richness understory of the Pinus cembroides Zucc. forest in northeastern Mexico. Forest 13: 1113.


(134) Gónzalez-Tavizón, A., Meza-Herrera, C.A., Guillén-Muńoz, J.M., Arellano-Rodríguez, G., Mellado, M., Contreras-Villareal, V., Ángel-García, O., Arévalo, J.R. & Véliz-Deras, F.G. 2021. Effect of Dorper rams' social-sexual hierarchy on their sexual behavior and capacity to induce estrus in ewes. Agriculture 12: 391.


(133) Haider, S., Lembrechts, J.J., McDougall, K., Pauchard, A., Alexander, J.M., Barros, A., Cavieres, L.A., Rashid, I., Rew, L.J., Alekasanyan, A., Arévalo, J.R., et al. 2022. Think globally, measure locally: The MIREN standardized protocol for monitoring plant species distributions along elevation gradientes. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8590.



(132) Ratier-Backes, A., Frey L., Arévalo, J.R. & Haider, S. 2021. Effects of soil properties, temperature and disturbance on diversity and functional composition of plant communities along a steep elevational gradient on Tenerife. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:758160.

(131) Arévalo, J.R., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Juanes-Márquez, S., Álvarez-Vázquez, P., Nuńez-Colima, J.A. & Mellado, M. 2021. Restoration of rangelands invaded by Amelichloa clandestina (Hack.) Arriaga & Barkworth after 12 years of agriculture abandonment (Coahuila, Mexico). Agriculture 11: 886.

(130) Arévalo, J.R., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Mellado, M., García-Martínez, J.E. & Cruz-Anaya, A. 2021. Impact of 25 years of grazing on the forest structure of Pinus cembroides in northeast México. Acta Oecologica 111: 103743.

(129) Severin, D.H.I., Scheweiger, A.H., Steinbauer, M.J., Ah-Peng, C., Arévalo, J.R., Beierkuhnlein, C., Chiarucci, A., Daehler, C.C., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Flores, O., Kueffer, C., Madera, P., Otto, R., Scheweiger, J.M.I., Strasberg, D. & Jentsch, A. 2021. Human impact, climate and dispersal strategies determine plant invasion on islands. Journal of Biogeography 48: 1889-1903.

(128) Estrada-Castillón, E., Villareal-Quintana, J.A., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Jurado-Ybarra, E., Cuéllar-Rodríguez, L.G., Garza-Zambrano, P., Arévalo, J.R., Cantú-Ayala, C., Himmelsbach, W., Salinas-Rodríguez, M.M. & Gutiérrez-Santillán, T.V. 2021. Ethnobotanical biocultural diversity by rural communities in the Cuatrociénagas Valley, Coahuila. Mexico. Journal of Ethnobiology and Enthomedicine 17: 21.

(127) Mellado, M., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., García, J.E., Estrada-Castillón E.A. & Arévalo, J.R. 2021. Vegetation response to removal of plant functional groups and grass seeding in a microphyllous desert shrubland: a 4-year field experimente. Agriculture 11: 322.


(127) Arévalo, J.R. (2020). Asexual regeneration response of Ilex canariensis Poir. to management of the canopy of Pinus radiata D. Don. Ecologies 1:14-21.

(126) Jasso-Gándara, S., Estrada-Castillón, E., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Villareal-Quintanilla, J.A. & Arévalo, J.R. 2020. Plants used as medicinal in Güémez, Tamaulipas, north-eastern Mexico. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 48: 1130-1140.

(125) Arévalo, J.R. 2020. Ecologies – A new multidisciplinar and international open access journal. Ecologies 1: 1-2.

 (124) Da Re, D., Tordoni, E., De Pascalis, F., Negrín-Pérez, Z., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Arévalo, J.R., Rocchini, D., Medina, F.M., Otto, R., Arlé, E. & Bacaro, G. 2020. Invasive fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.) increases its habitat potential distribution in Tenerife island under future climatic scenarios. Plant Ecology 221:867-882.

(123) Cabral-Gomez, E.P., Nascimento, L., Domínguez, A., Balguerías, E., Méndez, J., Fernández-Lugo, S., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2020. Seedling bank demography over 11 years in an island laurel forest, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Forest Ecology and Management 462:118001.

(122) Arévalo, J.R., García. E., Mellado, M., Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Dueńez, J. and Suárez-Hernández, E. 2020. Impact of grazing exclusion and shrub removal on plant community structure and soil characteristics in a xerophytic rangeland after 25 years. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 18:302.

(121) Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Arévalo, J.R., Villarreal-Quintanilla, J.A. & Estrada-Castillón, E. 2020. Composition, structure and richness of vascular plants of the desert scrub in the north of Coahuila, México. Botanical Sciences 98:1-15.

(120) Talavera, J.A., Talavera, I.P., Arévalo, J.R., Cunha, L., Novo, M. & Kille, P. 2020. Anthropogenic disturbance and environmental factors drive the diversity and distribution of earthworms in vulnerable ecosystems of a North Atlantic Island. Applied Soil Ecology 145:103301.


(119) Arévalo, J.R., Naranjo-Cigala, A., Salas-Pascual, M., Padrón, E.M. & González-García M.A. 2019. Species composition and structure of an exotic Quercus suber stand on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Forest Systems 24: e014.

(118) Da Re, D., Tordoni. E., Negrín, Z., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Arévalo, J.R., Otto, R., Rocchini D. & Bacaro, B. 2019. A spatially-explicit model of alien plant richness in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Ecological Complexity 38: 75-82.


(117) Gavinet, E., Flores, O., Balguerías, E., Fernández-Lugo, S., de Nascimento, L., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2019. Ecological strategies of tree species in the laurel forest of Tenerife (Canary Islands): an insight into this cloud forest natural dynamics using long term monitoring data. European Journal of Forestry 138: 93-110.


(116) Arévalo, J.R. & Naranjo-Cigala, A. 2018. Wildfire impact and the FIRE PARADOX in a natural and endemic pine forest stand and shrubland. Fire 1:44.


(115) Encina-Domínguez, J.A, Arévalo, J.R., Estrada-Castellón, E. & Mellado, M. 2018. Environmental and soil variables affecting the structure and floristic woody composition of oak forests of northeastern Mexico. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 42:262-271.


(114) González Rodríguez, H., Ramírez, R.G., Cantú, I., Gómez, M.V., Estrada-Castellón, E. & Arévalo, J.R. 2018. Deposition of litterfall and nutrients in leaves and twigs in different plant communities, northeastern México. Journal of Forestry Research 29: 1307-1314.


(113) Mellado, M., García, J.E., Macías-Cruz, U., Avedańo-Reyes, L. & Arévalo, J.R. 2018. Growth and nutrients content of Atriplex canescens across a soil electric conductivity gradient. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 16: e0302.


(112) Haider, S., Kueffer, C., Bruelheide, H., Seipel, T., Alexander, J.M., Arévalo, J.R., Cavieres, L.A., McDougall, K.L., Milbau, A., Naylor, B.J., Rew, L.J., Speziale, K., & Pauchard, A. 2018. Mountain roads and alien species alter biodiversity patterns, and homogenize plant communities along elevation gradientes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 667-678.


(111) Naranjo-Cigala, A., Salas, M., Díaz, F.J., González-García, A., Ramos, A. & Arévalo, J.R. 2018. Monitoring an endangered and rare plant: Population growth and viability of Lotus kunkelii (Esteve) Bramwell and Davis (Gran Canaria – Canary Islands). Turkish Journal of Botany 42: 362-369.


(110) Arévalo, J.R., de Nascimiento, L., Fernández-Lugo, S., Méndez, J., González-Delgado, G., Balguerías, E., Pereira-Cabral, E. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2018. Regeneration dynamics in the laurel forest: changes in species richness and composition. iForest 11: 308-314.


(109) Estrada-Castillón E., Villarreal-Quintanilla, J.A., Rodríguez-Salinas, M.M., Encinas-Domínguez, J.A, González-Rodríguez, H., Romero-Figueroa, G. & Arévalo, J.R. 2018. Ethnobotanical survey of useful species in Bustamante Nuevo León, México. Human Ecology 46:117-132.


(108) Mellado, M., Villarreal, J.A., Medina, M., Arévalo, J.R., García, E. & Meza, C. 2017. Seasonal diet composition and forage selectivity of Boer goat in semi-arid gypsophilous grassland. African Journal of Range & Forest Science 34:191-199.


(107) Arévalo, J.R., Estrada, E, Encina, J., Villarreal, J.A., Escobedo. J.R., Morales-Martínez, Y., Cantú, I., González-Rodríguez, H. & Uvalle, J. 2017. Fire response and conservation of the endangered Pinus culminicola Andresen & Beaman stands after 18 years in Cerro El Potosí, northeast, México. Forest Systems 26: e015.


(106) Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Lugo, S., J. Reyes-Betancort, A., Tejedor, M., Jiménez, C., Díaz, F.J. 2017. Relationships between soil parameters and vegetation in abandoned terrace fields vs. non-terraced fields in arid lands (Lanzarote, Spain): An opportunity for restoration. Acta Oecologica 85:77-84.


(105) Seidel, M, Voigt, M, Langheinrich, U., Hoge-Becker, A., Gersberg, R.M., Arévalo, J.R. & Lüderitz, V. 2017. Restoration of the Elbe River by re-connection of oxbow lakes? – A study showing benefits for riverine and endangered species. CLEAN 45: 1600211.


(104) Arévalo, J.R., Esquivel, J.L. & Ojeda-Land, E. 2017. Socioeconomics and temperature anomalies: drivers of introduced and native plant species composition and richness in the Canary Islands. Botanical Sciences 95: 1-20.





(103) Encina-Domínguez, J.A., Estrada-Castillón, E., Villarreal-Quintanilla J.A., Villaseńor, J.L., Cantú-Ayala, C.M. & Arévalo, J.R. 2016. Floristic richness of Sierra de Zapalinamé, Coahuila, México. Phytotaxa 283:1-42.


(102) Otto, R., Whittaker, R.J., Von Gaisberg, M., Naranjo-Cigala, A., Stainbauer, M.J., Borregaards, M.K., Arévalo, J.R., Garzón-Machado, V., del Arco, M. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2016. Transferring and implementing the general dynamic model of oceanic island biogeography at the scale of island fragments: the role of geological age and topography in plant diversification in the Canaries. Journal of Biogeography 43: 911-922.


(101) Arévalo, J.R., Tejedor, M., Jiménez, C., Reyes-Betancort, J. & Díaz, F.J. 2016. Plant species composition and richness in abandoned agricultural terraces vs. natural soils on Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Journal of Arid Environments 124: 165-171.


(100) Bacaro, G., Chiarucci, A., Maccherini, S., Jentsch, A., Rocchini D., Torri D., Gioria, M., Tordoni, E., Martellos, S., Altobelli A., Otto, R., Escudero, C., Fernández-Lugo, S., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Arévalo, J.R. 2015. Distributional patterns of alien, endemic and native species along a roadside elevational gradient in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Community Ecology 16: 223-234.


(99) Estrada, E., Arévalo, J.R., Villareal, J.A., Salinas, M.M., Encinas-Domínguez, J.A., González, H., Cantú, C.M. 2015. Classification and ordination of main plant assemblages along an altitudinal gradiente in the arid and temperate climates of northeastern Mexico. The Science of Nature 102: 59.


(98) Quintana, D., Márquez, L., Arévalo, J.R., Lorenzo, A., Almansa, E. 2015. Relationships between spawn quality and biochemical composition of eggs and hatchlings of Octopus vulgaris under different parental diets. Aquaculture 446:206-216.


(97) Gaytán, L., Salem A-F.Z.M., Rodríguez, A., García, J.E., Arévalo, J.R. & Mellado, M. 2015. Age and season effects on quality of diets selected by Criollo crossbred goats on rangeland. Animal Production Science 55: 758-765.


(96) Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Lugo, S., Mellado, M. & de la Concepción, T. 2015. Experimental management control of Opuntia dillenii Haw. and Agave americana L. in the Teno Rural Park, Canary Islands. Plant Species & Biology 30: 137-146.


(95) Arévalo, J.R. and Aboal, J.R. 2015. Species turnover during secondary succession in a laurel forest stand 60 years after clearcutting. Forest Systems 24: e007.

(94) Fernández-Lugo, S., Nascimento, L., Méndez, J., González-Delgado, G., Gomes, E.P.C., Otto, R., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2015. Seedling survival patterns in the laurel forest: a long-term study in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Forestry 88:121-130.


(93) Kueffer, C., Daehler, C., Dietz, H., McDougall, K., Parks, C., Pauchard, A., Rew, L., Alexander, J., Arévalo, J.R., et al. 2014. The mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN). GAIA 23: 263-265


(92) Mata, J., de Nascimento, L.,  Fernández-Lugo, S., Arévalo, J.R., Viera, J.J., Camacho, A. and Bermejo, L. 2014. The inefficient planning of goat grazing: causes and consequences. The palmera breed case (Canary Islands). Small Ruminant Research 121: 125-130.


(91) Arévalo, J.R., García-Domínguez, C, Fernández-Lugo, S, Naranjo-Cigala, A., Grillo, F. & Calvo, L. 2014. Restoration through prescribed burning and cutting of understory vegetation in a Pinus canariensis stand. The Scientific World Journal Article ID 215418.


(90) Chinea, E. & Arévalo, J.R. 2014. Effects of fertilization management on pasture productivity and nutrient composition. Grass and Forage Science 69: 415-424.


(89) Otto, R., Arteaga, M.A., Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2014. Road edge effect and elevation patterns of native and alien plants on an oceanic island (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Folia Geobotanica y Phytotaxonomica 49: 65-82.


(88) Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Lugo, S., Naranjo, A., Salas, M., Ruíz, R., Ramos, R., Moreno, M. 2014. Post-fire recovery of an endemic Canarian pine forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23: 403-409.



(87) Calvo, L., García-Domínguez, C, Naranjo, A. & Arévalo, J.R. 2013. Effects of light/darkness, thermal shocks and inhibitory components on germination of Pinus canariensis, Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea. European Journal of Forest Research 132: 909-917.


(86) Mellado, M., Sepulveda, E., Meza-Herrera, C., Veliz, F.G., Arévalo, J.R., Mellado, J. & de Santiago, A. 2013.  Effects of heat stress on reproductive efficiency of high yielding Holstein cows in a hot-arid environment. Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias 26: 193-200.


(85) Delgado, J.D., Morales, G., Arroyo, N.L., Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2013. Logging and topography effects on artificial nest predation by rats in laurel forests. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research 11: 53-65


(84) Rodríguez, R.A, Herrera, A.M., Delgado, J.D., Otto, R., Quiros, A., Santander, J., Miranda, J.V., Fernandez, M.J., Jiménez-Rodriguez, A., Riera, R., Navarro, R.M., Perdomo, M.E., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Escudero. C.G., Arévalo, J.R. & Dieguez, L . 2013. Biomass-dispersal trade-off and the functional meaning of species diversity. Ecological Modelling 261-262: 8-18.


(83) Rozas, V., García-González, I., Pérez-de-Lis G. & Arévalo J.R. 2013. Local and large-scale climatic factors controlling Pinus canariensis tree-ring growth along its elevation range on an oceanic island. Climate Research 56: 197-207.


(82) Fernández-Lugo, S., de Nascimento, L., Bermejo, L.A., Méndez, J., Naranjo, A. & Arévalo, J.R., 2013. Productivity: Key factor affecting grazing exclusion effects on vegetation and soil. Plant Ecology 128: 641-656.


(81) Arévalo, J.R. 2013. Spatial analysis and structure of a Cross-Timber stand in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve (Pawhuska, Oklahoma). Journal of Forestry Research 24: 47-52.


(80) Fernández-Lugo, S., Arévalo, J.R., de Nascimento, L., Mata, J. & Bermejo, L.A. 2013. Long-term vegetation responses to different goat grazing intensities: a case study from Tenerife (Canary Islands). Applied Vegetation Science 16: 74-83.


(79) Delgado, J.D., Arroyo, N.L., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2013. Road edge effects on litter invertebrate communities of subtropical forests. Journal of Natural History 47: 203-236.



(78) Allen, M.S., Thapa, V., Arévalo, J.R. & Palmer, M.W. 2012. Windstorm damage and forest recovery: accelerated succession, stand structure, and spatial pattern over 25 years in two Minnesota forests. Plant Ecology 213: 1833-1842.


(77) Bermejo, L.A., de Nascimento, L., Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Lugo, S., Camacho, A. & Mata, J. 2012. Effect of goat grazing on plant functional groups in two natural protected areas in the Canary Islands (La Gomera). Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 312-318.


(76) Otto, R., Barone, R., Delgado. J.D., Arévalo. J.R., Garzón-Machado, V., Cabrera-Rodríguez, F., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2012. Diversity and distribution of the last remnants of endemic juniper woodlands on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 1811-1824.


(75) Mellado, M., Rodríguez, A., Lozano, L., Dueńez, J., Aguilar, C.N. & Arévalo, J.R. 2012. Food habits of goats on rangelands with different cover of fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens). Journal of Arid Environments 84: 91-96.


(74) Arévalo, J.R., Cortés-Selva, F. & Chiarucci, A. 2012. Ecological determinants of species composition in the forest vegetation of Tuscany, Italy. Journal of Plant Ecology and Evolution 145: 323-331.


(73) Arévalo, J.R., González-Delgado, G., Mora, B. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2012. Compositional and structural differences in two laurel forest stands (windward and leeward) on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Journal of Forest Research 17: 184-192.


(72) Arévalo, J.R., Mora, J.L. & Chinea, E. 2012. Forage quality of native pastures on Lanzarote Island (Canary Islands). Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 10: 696-701.


(71) Rodríguez, R.A., Herrera, A.M., Rüdiger, O., Delgado, J.D., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Arévalo, J.R. 2012. Ecological state equation. Ecological Modelling 224: 18-24.


(70) Seipel, T., Kueffer, C., Rew, L., Daehler, C., Pauchard, A., Naylor, B., Alexander, J., Parks, C.,  Edwards, P.,  Arévalo, J.R., Cavieres, L., Dietz, H., Jakobs, G., McDougall, K.,  Otto, R. & Walsh, N. 2012. Processes at multiple scales affect non-native plant species richness and similarity in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 236-246.


(69) Mellado, M., Meza, C.S., Arévalo, J.R. & García, J.E. 2012. Effect of dietary energy intake and somatotropin administration after weaning on growth rate and semen characteristics of Granadina goat bucks. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 36: 338-345.



(68) Alexander, J.M., Kueffer, C., Daehler, C.C., Edwards, P.J.,  Pauchard, A., Seipel, T., Arévalo, J.R., Cavieres, L., Dietz, H., Jakobs, G., McDougall, K., Naylor, B., Otto, R., Parks, C.G., Rew, L., Walsh, N. 2011. Assembly of nonnative floras along elevational gradients explained by directional ecological filtering. PNAS 108: 656-661.   


(67) Pérez de Lis, G., García-González, I, Rozas, V. & Arévalo, J.R. 2011. Effects of thinning intensity on radial growth patterns and temperature sensitivity in Pinus canariensis afforestations on Tenerife Island, Spain. Annals of Forest Science 68: 1093-1104.


(66) Rozas, V., Pérez de Lis, G., García-González, I. & Arévalo, J.R. 2011. Contrasting effects of wildfire and climate on radial growth of Pinus canariensis on windward and leeward slopes on Tenerife,Canary Islands. Trees – Structure and Function 25:895-905.


(65) Mellado, M., Antonio-Chirino, E., Meza-Herrera, C., Veliz, F.G., Arévalo, J.R., Mellado, J. & de Santiago, A. 2011. Effect of lactation number, year, and season of initiation of lactation on milk yield of cows hormonally induced into lactation and treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin. Journal of Dairy Sciences 94: 4524-4530.

(64) Arévalo, J.R., Ryburn, A. & Jaiswal, S.D. 2011. Temporal changes in morphological traits in a population of Echinacea pallida in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma. The Open Ecology Journal 4:1-9.

(63) Arévalo, J.R., Delgado, J.D. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2011. Regeneration of potential laurel forest under a native canopy and an exotic canopy, Tenerife (Canary Islands). Forest Systems 20: 255-265.

(62) Mellado, M., Aguilar, C.N., Arévalo, J.R., Rodríguez, A., García, J.E. & Mellado, J. 2011. Selection for nutrients by pregnant goats on a microphyll desert scrub. Animal 5,6: 972-979.

(61) Arévalo, J.R., de Nascimento, L., Fernández-Lugo, S., Mata, J, Bermejo, L. 2011. Grazing effects on species composition in different vegetation types (La Palma, Canary Islands). Acta Oecologica 37: 230-238.

(60) Arévalo, J.R., de Nascimento, L., Fernández-Lugo, S., Saro, I., Camacho, A., Mata, J. & Bermejo, L. 2011. Effects of abandoning long-term goat grazing on species composition and species richness of pastures at La Gomera, Canary Islands. Spanish Journal of Agriculture 9: 113-123.

 (59) Fernández-Lugo, S., de Nascimento, L., Mellado, M., Arévalo, J.R. 2011. Grazing effects on species richness depends on scale: a 5 year study in Tenerife pastures (Canary Islands). Plant Ecology 212: 423-432.

(58) Mellado, M., Meza-Herrera, C.A., Arévalo, J.R., Santiago-Miramontes, M.A., Rodríguez, A., Luna-Orozco, J.R. & Veliz-Deras, F.G. 2011. Relationship between litter birthweight and litter size in five goat genotypes. Animal Production Science 51: 144-159.

(57) Mellado, M., Arévalo, J.R., de Santiago, A., Lozano, E.A. & Rodríguez, A. 2011. Diet botanical composition of goats on rangelands treated with trenbolone acetate. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 10: 235-240.

(56) Fernández-Palacios, J.M., de Nascimento, L., Otto, R., Delgado J.D., García-del-Rey E., Arévalo, J.R. & Whittaker R. J. 2011. The implications of Palaeo-Macaronesia for an understanding of the history of the Macaronesian laurel forests. Journal of Biogeography 38: 226-246.


(55) Otto, R., Krüsi, B.O., Delgado, J.M., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., García-del-Rey, E. & Arévalo, J.R. 2010. Regeneration niche of the Canarian juniper: the role of adults, shrubs and environmental conditions. Annals of Forest Science 67: 709.

 (54) Lüderitz, V., Zerbe, S., Jüpner, R. & Arévalo, J.R. 2010. Ecosystem restoration and sustanaible management of rivers and wetlands – Introduction to the special issue. Waldökologie, Landschaftsforschung und Naturschutz 10: 5-6.

(53) Lüderitz, V., Langheinrich, U., Arévalo, J.R., Jüpner, R. & Fernández, A. 2010. Ecological assessment of streams on La Gomera and Tenerife (Spain) – an approach for an evaluation and restoration tool based on the EU-Water Framework Directive. Waldökologie, Landschaftsforschung und Naturschutz 10: 67-77.

(52) Bermejo, L.A., Mellado, M., Camacho, A., Mata, J., Arévalo, J.R. & de Nascimento, L. 2010. Factors Influencing birth and weaning weight in Canarian hair lambs. Journal of Applied Animal Research 37: 29-31.

(51) Bermejo, L.A., Mellado, M., Mata, J., Arévalo, J.R., de Nascimento, L., Camacho, A. 2010. Factors affecting days to conception, litter size and litter weight of intensively managed Canarian hair sheep. Journal of Applied Animal Research 37: 137-139.

(50) Mellado, M., P. Romero, J.E. García, F.G. Véliz, J.R. Arévalo. 2010. The effects of ambient temperature and humidity on pregnancy rate in Beefmaster cows in a subtropical environment of Mexico. Livestock Science 131:149-154.

(49) Arévalo, J.R., Otto, R., Escudero, C., Fernández-Lugo, S., Arteaga, M., Delgado, J.D. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2010. Do anthropogenic corridors homogenize plant communities at a local scale? A case studied in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Plant Ecology 209: 23-35.

(48) García-Domínguez, C., Arévalo, J.R. & Calvo, L. 2010. Short-term effects of low-intensity prescribed fire on ground-dwelling invertebrates in a Canarian pine Forest. Forest Systems 19:112-120.

(47) Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G., Arévalo, J.R., Delgado, J.D. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2010. Additive partitioning as a tool for investigating the flora diversity in oceanic achipelagos. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 12:83-91.

(46) Arévalo, J.R., Agudo, L., Naranjo, A. & Salas, M. 2010. Fast invasion and progression of Acacia farnesiana in southern Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Plant Ecology 206: 185-193.


(45) Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Some concerns about the Canary Islands and the introduced species in forest stands. The Open Forest Science Journal 2: 60-62.

(44) Fernández-Lugo, S., & Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Gradient analysis of exotic species in Pinus radiata stands of Tenerife (Canary Islands). The Open Forest Science Journal 2: 63-69.

(43) Naranjo, A., Salas, M., Agudo, L., Fernández, E. & Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Studies on the distribution and characteristics of an allochthonous population of Acacia farnesiana. The Open Forest Science Journal 2: 91-97.

(42) Arévalo, J.R. & Chinea, E. 2009. Pastures seedbank composition in relation with soil nutrient content in areas under goat grazing management (Tenerife). Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 7: 710-716.


(41) Pauchard, A., Kueffer, C., Dietz, H., Alexander, J., Edwards, P., Arévalo, J.R. et al. 2009. Ain’t not mountain high enough: Plant invasions reaching new elevations? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 479-486.


(40) Patińo, J., González-Mancebo, J.M., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Arévalo, J.R. & Bermúdez, A. 2009. Influence of forest age and host species on abundance and richness of epiphyte bryophytes in subtropical cloud forests. Annals of Forest Science 66: 609-623.


(39) Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Treatments on the survival of Pinus canariensis Chr. Sm. Ex DC in Buch planted seedlings in arid zones (herbivores protector-fertilizer-mulch-hydrogels). The Open Forest Science Journal 2: 25-30.


(38) Fernández-Lugo, S., de Nascimento, L., Mellado, M., Bermejo, L.A. & Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Vegetation change and chemical soil composition after four years of goat grazing exclusion in a Canary Islands pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132: 276-282.



(37) Mellado, M., García, J.E., Arévalo, J.R., Dueńez, J. & Rodríguez, A. 2009. Effects of replacement of alfalfa by inflorescences of Yucca carnerosana in the diet on performance of growing goats. Livestock Sciences 123: 38-43.


(36) Arteaga, M., Delgado, J.D., Otto, R., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Arévalo, J.R. 2009. Topography and edge disturbance interact with elevation to determine alien plant distribution along roads on oceanic islands. Biological Invasions 11: 1071-1086.


(35) Arévalo, J.R., Álvarez, P., Narvaez, N. & Walker, K. 2009. The effects of fire in the regeneration of a Quercus douglasii stand in Quail Ridge Reserve, Berryessa Valley (California). Journal of Forest Research 14: 81-87.


(34) Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2008. Bird communities in two oceanic island forests (Tenerife, Canary Islands) fragmented by roads. Ostrich 79: 219-226.


(33) Mellado, M., García, J.M., Arévalo, J.R. & Pittroff, W. 2008. Replacement value of Solanum elaeagnifolium for Alfalfa hay offered to growing goats. Journal of Arid Environments 72: 2034-2039.


(32) Arévalo, J.R., Delgado, J.D. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2008. Changes in species composition and litter production in response to anthropogenic corridors in the laurel forest of Tenerife (Canary Islands). Plant Biosystems 142: 614-622.


(31) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2008. Natural regeneration of Pinus canariensis Chr. Sm. Ex DC in Buch in forest plantations after thinning. The Open Forest Science Journal 1: 54-60.

(30) Arévalo, J.R., Peraza, M.D., Álvarez, C., Bermúdez, A., Delgado, J.D., Gallardo, A., & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2008. Laurel forest recovery during 20 years in an abandoned firebreak in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Acta Oecologica 33: 1-9.


(29) Arévalo, J.R., Delgado, J.D. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2007. Variation in fleshy fruit fall composition in an island laurel forest of the Canary Islands. Acta Oecologica 32: 152-160.

(28) Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2007. Road edge effect on the abundance of the lizard Gallotia galloti (Sauria: Lacertidae) in two Canary Islands forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2949-2963.

(27) Delgado, J.D., Arroyo, N.M., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2007. Edge effects of roads on temperature, light, canopy cover, and canopy height in laurel forest and pine forests (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Landscape and Urban Planning 81: 328-340.

(26) Bermúdez, A., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., González-Mancebo, M.J., Arévalo, J.R., Otto, R. & Delgado, J.D. 2007. Floristic and structural recovery of a laurel forest community after clear-cutting: A 60 years chronosequence of La Palma (Canary Islands). Annals of Forest Science 64:109-119.

(25) Whittaker, R.J., Ladle, R.J., Araújo, M.B., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Delgado, J.D. & Arévalo, J.R. 2007. The island immaturity – speciation pulse model of island evolution: an alternative to the ‘diversity begets diversity’ model. Ecography 30: 321-327.

(24) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2007. Treefall gaps and regeneration composition in the laurel forest of Anaga (Tenerife): a matter of size? Plant Ecology 188:133-143.

(23) Arévalo, J.R., Chinea, E. & Barquín, E. 2007. Pasture management under goat grazing in Canary Islands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 118:291-296.


(22) Arteaga, M.A., González, G., Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. and Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2006. Offspring spatial patterns in Picconia excelsa (Oleaceae) in the Canarian laurel forest. Flora 201: 642-651

(21) Shirakura, F., Sasaki, K., Arévalo, J.R., & Palmer, M.W. 2006. Tornado Damage in a Quercus stellataQuercus marilandica in the Cross Timbers Forest, Oklahoma, USA. Journal of Vegetation Sciences 17: 347-352.


(20) Arévalo, J.R., Delgado, J.D., Otto, R., Naranjo, A., Salas, M. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2005. Distribution of alien vs. native plant species in roadside communities along an altitudinal gradient in Tenerife and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7: 185-202.

(19) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2005. From pine plantations to natural stands. Ecological restoration of a Pinus canariensis Sweet, ex Spreng, forest. Plant Ecology 181: 217-226.

(18) Arévalo, J.R., Naranjo, A. & Salas, M. 2005. Regeneration in a mixed stand of native Pinus canariensis and introduce Pinus pinea species. Acta Oecologica 28: 87-94.

(17) Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2005. Patterns of artificial nest predation by introduced rats in a fragmented subtropical forest. Journal of Natural History 38: 2661-2669.

(16) Aboal, J.R., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández, A. 2005. Allometric relationships of different tree species and stand above ground biomass in the Gomera laurel forest (Canary Islands). Flora 200: 264-274.

(15) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2005. Gradient analysis of exotic Pinus radiata plantations and potential restoration of natural vegetation in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). Acta Oecologica 27: 1-8.


(14) Palmer, M.W., Arévalo J.R., Cobo, M.C. & Earls P.G. 2003. Species richness and soil reaction in a northeastern Oklahoma landscape. Folia Geobotanica y Phytotaxonomica 38: 381-389.

(13) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2003. Spatial patterns of trees and juveniles in a laurel forest of Tenerife. Canary Islands. Plant Ecology 165: 1-10.


(12) Arévalo, J.R. 2002. The distribution of trees and saplings at the edge of cross timber forests, Oklahoma, USA. The Natural Areas Journal 22: 99-107.


(11) Delgado, J.D., Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2001. Road and topography effects on invasion: Edge effects in rat foraging patterns in two oceanic islad forests (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Ecography 24: 539-546.

(10) Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Jiménez, M.J. & Gil, P. 2001. The effect of fire intensity on the understory species composition of two Pinus canariensis reforested stands in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Forest Ecology and Management 148: 21-29.


(9) Arévalo, J.R., DeCoster, J.K., McAlister, S.D. & Palmer, M.W. 2000. Changes in two Minnesota forests during fourteen years following catastrophic windhrow. Journal of Vegetation Science 11: 833-840.

(8) Palmer, M.W., McAlister, S.D., Arévalo, J.R. & DeCoster, J.K. 2000. Changes in the understory during 14 years following catastrophic windtrow in two Minnesota forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 11: 841-854.

(7) Marrero-Gómez, M., Arévalo, J.R., Bańares-Baudet, A. & Carqué, E. 2000 Competition effects in the establishment of the endangered Echium acanthocarpum (Boraginacea) in the Canary Islands. Biological Conservation 94: 183-190.

(6) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2000. Seed bank analysis of tree species in two stands of the Tenerife laurel forest (Canary Islands). Forest Ecology and Management 130: 177-185.

Previas a 2000

(5) Arévalo, J.R., Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Palmer, M. 1999. Tree regeneration and predicted future dynamics in a laurel forest (Tenerife, Canary Islands). Journal of Vegetation Science 10: 861-868.

(4) Arévalo, J.R. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 1998. Treefall gap characteristics and its influence on regeneration in the laurel forest of Tenerife (Canary Islands). Journal of Vegetation Science 9: 297-306.

(3) Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Arévalo, J.R. 1998. Regeneration strategies of tree species in the laurel forest of Tenerife. Plant Ecology 137: 21-29.

(2) Carreira J.A., Arévalo, J.R. & Niell, F.X. 1996. Soil degradation and nutrient availability in fire-prone mediterranean shrublands of southeastern Spain. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 10: 55-56.

(1) Arévalo J.R., Carreira, J.A. & Niell, F.X. 1993. Kinetic parameters of phosphatase activity along a xerix dolomitic soil-chronosequence related to wildfires. Geomicrobiology Journal 11: 235-246.



  • Contrato técnico con la empresa GESPLAN, S.L. (Gestión y Planificación Medio Ambiental y Territorial).
  • Contrato técnico con la empresa TRAGSATEC (Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental y Estudios Ambientales).
  • Consultor para la empresa GENEA
  • Consultor para la empresa GEA S.L.

·         Consultor Ambiental.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Volver


  • Profesor de Ecología de la Universidad de La Laguna (desde octubre de 2000)
  • Profesor Ayudante de Botánica en Oklahoma State University (Semestre de 1998 y 2002)
  • Profesor Visitante en la Universidad de California (Davis) (2005-2006-2007)
  • Profesor Visitante en la Universidad de Siena (Italia) (2007)
  • Profesor de Posgrado en la Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro (2009-2012)
  • Profesor de Posgrado en La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León- Facultad de Ciencias Forestales (2014-2017)
  • Profesor de Posgrado en la Universidad de Exeter (2019-2021)
  • Profesor Visitante en la Universidad de las Ciencias Aplicadas de Magdeburgo (2008 a 2023)
  • Profesor Visitante en la Universidad de Agricultura y Medicina Veterinaria, Cluj-Napoca (2012 a 2017)
  • Cursos impartidos (selección)
    • Análisis Cuantitativo de la Vegetación (Universidad de La Laguna, 1995,2000, 2008, 2009)
    • Análisis Cuantitativo en Geografía (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1996)
    • Análisis de Comunidades Ecológicas (Universidad de La Laguna, 1998)
    • Multivariate Analysis in Ecology (Universidad de La Palmas de Gran Canaria 1999)
    • Análisis Estadístico en Estudios Ambientales (GESPLAN, S.L. 2002)



  • Ecología Cuantitativa
  • Ecología Aplicada I
  • Ecología de los Sistemas Agrícolas
  • Técnicas Experimentales en Ecología



·         Limnología

·         Evaluación del Impacto Ambiental

·         Ecología Cuantitativa Avanzada

·         Ecología

·         Restauración Ecológica y Rehabilitación


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