Víctor Resco de Dios

Víctor Resco de Dios

Professor of Tree Biology

Southwest University of Science and Technology & UdL

I am a Professor at Southwest University of Science and Technology and I also hold an affiliation with University of Lleida. My current research revolves around:

  1. Rhythmic ecology: Exploring diurnal, seasonal and annual rhythms in plant growth, reproduction and gas exchange and how they are driven by the interplay between circadian vs exogenous factors.
  2. Pyrophysiology: Trying to understand the physiological mechanisms that affect fire activity and, at the same time, how fires shape plant species structure and function.

I am a member of the Editorial Boards of New Phytologist, Regional Environmental Change, Trees, Plant Ecology and Diversity, Forests, Forest Systems and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

Interests

  • Circadian Ecology
  • Plant-Fire interactions
  • Ecosystem development

Education

  • PhD in Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management, 2008

    University of Wyoming

  • MEng in Forestry, 2003

    University of Lleida

  • BSc in Forestry, 2000

    University of Lleida

Recent Publications

(2021). A hydroclimatic model for the distribution of fire on Earth. Environmental Research Communications.

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(2021). Acclimation to nitrogen × salt stress in Populus bolleana mediated by potassium/sodium balance. Industrial Crops and Products.

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(2021). Bridging the genotype–phenotype gap for a Mediterranean pine by semi-automatic crown identification and multispectral imagery. New Phytologist.

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(2021). Climate and stomatal traits drive covariation in nighttime stomatal conductance and daytime gas exchange rates in a widespread C4 grass. New Phytologist.

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(2021). Climate change induced declines in fuel moisture may turn currently fire-free Pyrenean mountain forests into fire-prone ecosystems. Science of The Total Environment.

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Outreach

Organization of conferences for scientific outreach:

iGenium'17: Engineering Meeting Point. Conference on Engineering and climate change.

Conama 2016: National Environmental Science Conference. Oranizing session on Carbon sinks.

Press and SciComm

Statements to Science Magazine on the 2020 US West Coast fires here

I do write lots of SciComm papers for the mainstream press, but mostly in Spanish. They can be accessed here

Articles:

Chowdhury FI, Barua I, Chowdhury AI, Resco de Dios V, Shafiul M. 2020. Agroforestry shows higher potential than reforestation for soil restoration after slash-and-burn: a case study from Bangladesh. Geology, Ecology, and Landscapes DOI: 10.1080/24749508.2020.1743528. [pdf]

Resco de Dios V, Karavani A, Boer MM, Baudena M, Colinas C, Díaz-Sierra R, Pemán J, de Luís M, Enríquez-de-Salamanza A. 2018. Deforestación inducida por el fuego en bosques mediterráneos sometidos a sequía. Foresta 70: 56-64.

Gessler A, Bugmann H, Bigler C, Edwards P, della Guistina C, Kueffer C, Roy J, Resco de Dios V. 2017. Light as a source of information in ecosystems in Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology, and culture. Science 358: 680. [pdf]

Rey A, Resco de Dios V. 2015. El papel de los estomas en la regulación del clima. Naturalmente - La revista del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - 8: 27-31

Paredes E, Cerera T, Resco de Dios V, Larrañaga A. 2015. Planificació territorial per a la prevenció de grans incendis forestals. Aplicació pràctica a la conca de Madrona (Solsonès). Silvicultura 72: 17-20

Resco V. 2010, Fundamentos teóricos para el uso de isótopos estables en ecología terrestre. Ecosistemas 19: 1-5

Vidal Cerdeiros C, Resco V. 2008. La lectora de montes. Profor-ES 1: 86-89.

Resco de Dios, V. 2004. Efectos de la gestión en la dinámica de las masas forestales japonesas. Forestalia 9, 82-87.

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