Victor Resco

Associate professor

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Position: Associate professor

Area of expertise: Plant production

Address: ETSEA, Edifici Principal A, 1.06.2

Phone: +34 973 702532

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University degrees

· BS Forestry Engineering, University of Lleida, 2000
· MS Forestry Engineering, University of Lleida, 2003
· PhD, University of Wyoming, 2008

Previous activities

· 2019-Currently. Associate Professor. UdL
· 2014 –2019 Ramón y Cajal Fellow, UdL
· 2011-2014 – Lecturer, Western Sydney University
· 2011 – Associate Professor, University of Castilla-la Mancha
· 2009-2011 – Research Scientist, Fire Research Institute
· 2008-2009 – Postdoctoral fellow, University of Castilla-la Mancha
· 2004-2008 – Research Assistant, University of Wyoming


· Biosphere-atmosphere interactions
· Circadian biology
· Forest fires


· CANVI GLOBAL Doble Grau en Enginyeria Forestal - Conservació de la Natura
· INCENDIS I SANITAT FORESTAL Grau en Enginyeria Forestal
· TRENDS OF FORESTRY IN A GLOBAL CHANGE CONTEXT Màster Universitari Erasmus Mundus Forestal Europeu
· PRINCIPLES OF WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT Màster Universitari Erasmus Mundus Forestal Europeu
· ST IN DISTURBANCE ECOLOGY AND FOREST HEALTH Màster Universitari Erasmus Mundus Spatial and Ecological Modelling in European Forestry


Recent Publications

Nolan, RH, Hedo J, Arteaga C, Sugai T, Resco de Dios V. 2018. Physiological drought responses improve predictions of live fuel moisture dynamics in a Mediterranean forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 263: 417-427, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.09.011.

Renchon AA, Griebel A, Metzen D, Williams CA, Medlyn B, Duursma RA, Barton CVM, Maier C, Boer MM, Isaac P, Tissue D, Resco de Dios V, Pendall E. 2018. Upside-down fluxes Down Under: CO2 net sink in winter and net source in summer in a temperate evergreen broadleaf forest. Biogeosciences 15: 3703-3716, doi: 10.5194/bg-15-3703-2018.

Resco de Dios V, Arteaga C, Hedo J, Gil-Pelegrín E, Voltas J. 2018. A trade-off between embolism resistance and bark thickness in conifers: Are drought and fire adaptations antagonistic? Plant Ecology & Diversity, doi: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1504238

Dannenmann M, Díaz-Pinés E, Kitzler B, Karhu K., Tejedor J, Ambus P, Parra A, Sánchez L, Resco V, Ramírez D, Povoas-Guimaraes L, Zechmeister-Boltenstern S, Kraus D, Castaldi S, Vallejo A, Rubio A, Moreno JM, Butterbach-Bahl K. 2018. Post-fire nitrogen balance of Mediterranean shrublands: direct combustion losses versus gaseous and leaching losses from the post-fire soil mineral nitrogen flush. Global Change Biology 24: 4505-4520, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14388

Resco de Dios V, Loik M, Smith R, Tissue, D. 2018. Effects of a heat wave on nocturnal stomatal conductance in Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Forests 9: 319, doi: 10.3390/f9060319

Aspinwall MJ, Blackman CJ, Resco de Dios V, Busch FA, Rymer PD, Loik ME, Drake JE, Pfautsch S, Smith RA, Tjoeker MG, Tissue DT 2018. Photosynthesis and carbon allocation are both important predictors of genotype productivity responses to elevated CO2 in Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Tree Physiology 38: 1286-1301, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpy045.

Anderegg WRL, Wolf A, Arango-Velez A, Choat B, Chmura DJ, Jansen S, Kolb T, Li S, Meinzer F, Pita P, Resco de Dios V, Sperry JS, Wolfe BT, Pacala S. 2018. Woody plants optimise stomatal behaviour relative to hydraulic risk. Ecology Letters 21: 968-977, doi:10.1111/ele.12962.

Collins L, Boer MM, Resco de Dios V, Power S, Bendall ER, Hasegawa S, Ochoa Hueso R, Piñeiro Nevado J, Bradstock R. 2018. Effects of competition and herbivory over woody seedling growth in a temperate woodland trump the effects of elevated CO2. Oecologia 187: 811-823, doi: 10.1007/s00442-018-4143-1.

Alday JG, Shestakova TA, Resco de Dios V, Voltas. 2018. DendroSync: An R package to unravel synchrony patterns in tree-ring networks. Dendrochronologia 47: 17-22, doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2017.12.003.

Collins L, Bradstock R, Resco de Dios V, Duursma R, Velasco S, Boer M. 2018. Understorey productivity in temperate grassy woodland responds to soil water availability but not to elevated CO2. Global Change Biology 24: 2366–2376, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14038.

Karavani A, Boer MM, Baudena M, Colinas C, Díaz-Sierra R, Pemán J, de Luis M, Enríquez- de-Salamanca A, Resco de Dios V. 2018. Fire-induced deforestation in drought-prone Mediterranean forests: drivers and unknowns from leaves to communities. Ecological Monographs 88: 141-169, doi: 10.1002/ecm.1285.

Resco de Dios V, Gessler, A. 2018. Circadian regulation of photosynthesis and transpiration from genes to ecosystems. Environmental and Experimental Botany 152: 37-48,
doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.09.010.

Boer MM, Nolan RH, Resco de Dios V, Clarke H, Price OF, and Bradstock RA. 2017 Changing weather extremes call for early warning of potential for catastrophic fire. Earth’s Future 5: 1196-1202, doi: 10.1002/2017EF000657.

Resco de Dios V, Molina-Terrén D. 2017. Fires: degree courses for fire professionals. Nature 551: 300, doi: 10.1038/d41586-017-06022-4.

Anderegg WRL, Wolf A, Arango-Velez A, Choat B, Chmura DJ, Jansen S, Kolb T, Li S, Meinzer F, Pita P, Resco de Dios V, Sperry JS, Wolfe BT, Pacala S. 2017. Plant water potential improves prediction of empirical stomatal models. PLoS one 12, e0185481, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185481.

Loik ME, Resco de Dios V, Smith R, Tissue DT. 2017. Relationships between climate of origin and photosynthetic responses to an episodic heatwave depend on growth CO2 concentration for Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. camaldulensis. Functional Plant Biology 44: 1053-1062, doi: 10.1071/FP17077

Resco de Dios V. 2017. Circadian regulation and diurnal variation in gas exchange. Plant Physiology 175: 3-4, doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00984

Soler Martin M, Bonet JA, Martínez de Aragón J, Voltas J, Coll L, Resco de Dios V. 2017. Crown bulk density and fuel moisture dynamics in Pinus pinaster stands are neither modified by thinning nor captured by the Forest Fire Weather Index. Annals of Forest Science 74: 51, doi: 10.1007/s13595-017-0650-1

García-Plazaola JI, Fernández-Maríın B, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Hoch G, Landais D, Milcu A, Tissue DT, Voltas J, Gessler A, Roy J, Resco de Dios V. 2017. Endogenous circadian rhythms in pigment composition induce changes in photochemical efficiency in plant canopies. Plant, Cell and Environment 40: 1153-1162, doi: 10.1111/pce.12909

Gessler A, Roy J, Kayler Z, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Bahn M, del Castillo J, Devidal S, García- Muñoz S, Landais D, Martín-Gómez P, Milcu A, Piel C, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Galiano L, Schaub M, Haeni M, Ravel O, Salekin S, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG, Voltas J, Hoch G, Resco de Dios V. 2017. Night and day – Circadian regulation of night-time dark respiration and light-enhanced dark respiration in plant leaves and canopies. Environmental and Experimental Botany 137, 14-25, doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.01.014.

Díaz-Sierra R, Verwijmeren M, Rietkerk M, Resco de Dios V, Baudena M. 2017. A new family of standardized and symmetric indices for measuring the intensity and importance of plant neighbour effects. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 8, 580-591, doi: 10.1111/2041- 210X.12706.

Resco de Dios V, Gessler A, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Bahn M, del Castillo J, Devidal S, García- Muñoz S, Kayler Z, Landais D, Mart ́ın P, Milcu A, Piel C, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Ravel O, Salekin S, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG. Voltas J, Roy J. 2017. Circadian rhythms regulate the environmental responses of net CO2 exchange in bean and cotton canopies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 239, 185-191.

Shestakova TA, Gutierrez E, Kirdyanov AV, Camarero JJ, Génova M, Knorre A, Linares JC, Resco de Dios V, Sánchez-Salguero R, Voltas J. 2016. Forests synchronize their growth in contrasting Eurasian regions in response to climate warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 113, 662-667, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514717113.

Resco de Dios V, Gessler A, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Bahn M, del Castillo J, Devidal S, García- Muñoz S, Kayler Z, Landais D, Martín-Gómez P, Milcu A, Piel C, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Ravel O, Salekin S, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG. Voltas J, Roy J. 2016. Circadian rhythms have significant effects on leaf-to-canopy scale gas exchange under field conditions. GigaScience 5, 43, doi: 10.5524/100244.

Boer MM, Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Cary GJ, Cochrane MA, Fensham RJ, Krawchuk MA, Price OF, Resco de Dios V, Williams RJ, Bradstock RA. 2016. Future changes in climatic water balance determine potential for transformational shifts in Australian fire regimes. Environmental Research Letters 11, 065002, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/6/065002.

van Gorsel E, Wolf S, Isaac P, Cleverly J, Haverd V, Ewenz C, Arndt S, Beringer J, Resco de Dios V, Evans BJ, Hutley LB, Keenan T, Kljun N, Macfarlane C, Meyer WS, McHugh I, Pendall E, Prober S, Silberstein S. 2016. Carbon uptake and water use in woodlands and forests in southern Australia during an extreme heat wave event in the ‘Angry Summer’ of 2012/2013. Biogeosciences 13, 5947-5964, doi: 10.5194/bg-2016-183

Beringer J, Hutley LB, McHugh I, Arndt SK, Campbell D, Cleugh HA, Cleverly J, Resco de Dios V, et al. 2016. An introduction to the Australian and New Zealand flux tower network – OzFlux. Biogeosciences 13, 5895-5916, doi: 10.5194/bg-2016-152

Nolan RH, Boer MM, Resco de Dios V, Caccamo G, Bradstock RA. 2016. Large scale, dynamic transformations in fuel moisture drive wildfire activity across south-eastern Australia. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 4229–4238, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068614

Fardusi MF, Ferrio JP , Comas C, Voltas J, Resco de Dios V, Serrano L. 2016. Intra-specific association between carbon isotope composition and productivity in woody plants: a meta- analysis. Plant Science 251, 110-118, doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.04.005

Resco de Dios V, Mereed T, Ferrio JP, Tissue DT, Voltas V. 2016. Intra-specific variation in juvenile tree growth under elevated CO2 alone and with O3 – A meta-analysis. Tree Physiology 36, 682-693, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpw026.

Nagy L, Resco de Dios V. 2016. Announcing the Grubb reviews. Plant Ecology & Diversity 9, 1, doi: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1175210. - Editorial

Resco de Dios V. 2016. When fire acts like an irrigation: competition release after burning enhances growth. Trees - Structure and Function, 30, 579-580, doi: 10.1007/s00468-016- 1382-9. - Editor’s highlight.

Blackman CJ, Aspinwall MJ, Resco de Dios V, Smith R, Tissue DT. 2016. Leaf photosynthetic, economics and hydraulic traits are decoupled among genotypes of a widespread species of eucalypt grown under ambient and elevated CO2. Functional Ecology 30, 1491-1500, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12661

Nolan RH, Resco de Dios V, Boer MM, Caccamo G, Goulden ML, Bradstock RA. 2016. Predicting dead fine fuel moisture at regional scales using vapour pressure deficit from MODIS and gridded weather data. Remote Sensing of Environment 174, 100-108, doi: 10.1016/ j.rse.2015.12.010

Resco de Dios V, Loik ME, Smith RA, Aspinwall MJ, Tissue DT. 2016. Genetic variation in circadian regulation of nocturnal stomatal conductance enhances carbon assimilation and growth. Plant Cell and Environment 39, 3-11, doi: 10.1111/pce.12598

Resco de Dios V, Roy J, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Landais D, Milcu A, Gessler A. 2015. Processes driving nocturnal transpiration and implications for estimating land evapotranspiration. Scientific Reports 5, 10975, doi: 10.1038/srep10975.

Lin Y-S, Medlyn BE, Duursma RA, Prentice IC, Wang H, Baig S, Eamus D, Resco de Dios V, et al. 2015. Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world. Nature Climate Change 5, 459-464, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2550.

Resco de Dios V, Fellows AW, Nolan RH, Boer MM, Bradstock RA, Domingo F, Goulden ML. 2015. A semi-mechanistic model for predicting the moisture content of fine litter Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 203, 64-73, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.01.002.

Karhu K, Dannenmann M, Kitzler B, Díaz-Pinés E, Tejedor J, Ramírez DA, Parra A, Resco de Dios V, Moreno JM, Rubio A, Guimaraes-Povoas L, Zechmeister-Boltenstern S, Butterbach-Bahl K, Ambus P. 2015. Fire increases the risk of higher soil N2O emissions from Mediterranean Macchia ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 82, 44-51, doi: 10.1016/

Aspinwall MJ, Loik ME, Resco de Dios V, Tjoelker MG, Payton PR, Tissue DT. 2015 Utilizing intraspecific variation in phenotypic plasticity to bolster agricultural and forest productivity under climate change. Plant Cell and Environment 38, 1752-1764, doi: 10.1111/pce.12424.



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