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Full Professor
Department of Ecology
Telephone: 965903400  ext. 2276
Brief summary of work: Space-time modeling of the herbaceous layer of neotropical seasonal savannas, taking into account the phenology and architecture of different grasses. Spatial analysis of groundwater and air competition in these grasses. Population studies of tropical epiphytic orchids with special emphasis on the effect of hurricanes. Spatio-temporal analysis seeder species and regrowth in Valencian Community. Dendroclimatological and dendroecological analysis of the pines in the Valencian Community.

Abridged CV


Composition, operation and restoration of ecosystems.

Composition, operation and restoration of ecosystems.
Ecology of vegetal populations.
Populational analysis and of management of shrub species.


Management of Ecosystems and of the Biodiversidad

  • Eventos climáticos extremos: caracterización, variabilidad espacio-temporal e impacto en los sistemas naturales.ELENA: CGL2012-31668. Investigador Principal: Martín de Luis (Universidad de Zaragoza). Presupuesto concedido: 105.300 euros. Siete investigadores de España (Alicante, Zaragoza, Valencia, Castilla y León) y Eslovenia.
  • Cambio climático: base de datos de precipitaciones, análisis de tendencias e impactos en los sistemas naturales. (CGL2008-05112-C02-01/CLI). Entidad financiadora: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia  Entidades participantes: Universidad de Zaragoza; Universidad de Alicante, Hydrometereological Institute of Brno (Rep. Checa), University of Ljubljana (Eslovenia) Duración, desde: 2009 hasta: 2011 Cuantía de la subvención: 180000€ . Investigador principal: José Carlos González-Hidalgo (Universidad de Zaragoza).
  • El Parque Natural del Moncayo como observatorio del Cambio Global.  GA-LC-031/2010. 39.000 euros. Investigador responsable: Martín de Luís Arrillaga.
  • Cambio Climático: Impactos de las tendencias climáticas observadas y predichas en los anillos de crecimiento de la vertiente Mediterránea Española. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, CGL2007_65315-C03-02/CLI. noviembre 2007, hasta: noviembre 2008. Investigador responsable: José Raventós Bonvehí.
  • “Cambio Climático y Dinámica Forestal en Ecosistemas Mediterráneos”. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, CGL2005-04270. 31/12/2004-31/12/2007. Investigador responsable: Martín de Luís Arrillaga.
  • “Variabilidad climática y dinámica forestal en un ecosistema de ecotono”. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, REN2003-07453. 2004- 2006.

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Book chapters:

  • Segarra, J.; Raventós, J.; Acevedo, M. and Silva, J.F. (2006). Modelling responses of savanna grass species to water supply and competition. IASTED (International Association of Science and Technology for Development) Environmentally Sound Technology in Water Resource Management. Vol 1:  11-16. (2006)
  • Segarra, J., Raventós, J.;  and Silva, J. F. (2005). Modelling the effects of fire and competition on the dynamics of neotropical savannas: from plants to community. IASTED((International Association of Science and Technology for Development ) International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization Vol 1: 261-266.
  • Raventós, J. , Segarra, J. and Acevedo, M.F. (2005). “Modelos metapoblacionales y de la dinámica espacio-temporal de Comunidades”. 290 páginas. Universidad de Alicante. ISBN: 84-7908-818-4.
  • Acevedo, M.F. and Raventós, J. (2003). “Dinámica y manejo de poblaciones. Caso unidimensional”,  282 páginas. Universidad de Alicante. ISBN: 84-7908-760-9.


Articles in Journals:

  • Ortiz-Rodríguez, I.A., Raventós, J., Mújica, E., GonzálezHernández, E., Vega-Peña, E., Ortega-Larrocea, P., Bonet, A. and Merow, C. (2019). Spatiotemporal effects of Hurricane Ivan on an endemic epiphytic orchid: 10 years of follow-up. Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2019.1673495.
  • Riverón-Giró, F.B.; Raventós, J.; Damon, A.; García-González, A.; Mújica, E. (2019). Spatio-temporal dynamics of the invasive orchid Oeceoclades maculata (Orchidaceae), in four different habitats in southeast Chiapas, Mexico. Biol Invasions.
  • Raventós, J.; García-González, A.; Riverón-Giró, F. B.  & Damon, A. (2018). Comparison of transient and asymptotic perturbation analyses of three epiphytic orchid species growing in coffee plantations in Mexico: effect on conservation decisions. Plant Ecology & Diversity. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1444110.
  • García-Gonzáleza, A.; Damona, A.; Raventós, J.; Riverón-Giróa, F.B.; Mújica, E.; Solís-Montero, L. (2017). Impact of different shade coffee management scenarios, on a population of Oncidium poikilostalix (Orchidaceae), in Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2017.1315840.
  • Novak, K., de Luis, M., Saz, M.A., Longares, L.A., Serrano-Notivoli, R., Raventós, J., Cufar, K., Gricar, J., Di Filippo, A., Piovesan, G., Rathgeber, C.B.K., Papadopoulos, A. and Smith, K.T. (2016). Missing Rings in Pinus halepensis – The Missing Link to Relate the Tree-Ring Record to Extreme Climatic Events. Frontiers in Plant Science 7 (727): 1-11.
  • Bordehore C., Fuentes V. L., Segarra J.G., Acevedo M., Canepa A. and Raventós J. (2015). Use of an inverse method for time series to estimate the dynamics of and management strategies for the box jellyfish Carybdea marsupialis. Plos One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137272.
  • Raventos, J., Gonzalez , E. , Mujica, E. and Bonet, A. (2015). Transient Population Dynamics of Two Epiphytic Orchid Species after Hurricane Ivan: Implications for Management. Biotropica 47(4): 441-448.
  • Tremblay, R.L., Raventós, J., and J.D. Ackerman 2015. When stable-stage equilibrium is unlikely: integrating transient population dynamics improves asymptotic methods. Annals of Botany; doi:10.1093/aob/mcv031.
  • Raventós, J., González, E., Mújica, E and D.F. Doak 2015. Population Viability Analysis of the Epiphytic Ghost Orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) in Cuba. Biotropica 47(2): 179-189.
  • Raventós, J., Mújica, E., Gonzáles., E. and Ortiz-Rodriguez, I. (2014). Post-hurricane population dynamics of an endemic epiphytic orchid: an integral projection model approach. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference in Ecology, Biodiversity and Environment (CEBE 2014). Copyright @ GSTF 2014 (Global Science and Technology Forum). Pag 60-66. Singarope.
  • de Luis, M., Cufar, K., Di Filippo, A., Novak, K., Papadopoulos, A., Piovesan, G., Rathgeber, C.B.K., Raventós, J., Saz, M.A., Smith, K.A. (2013). Plasticity in dendroclimatic response across the distribution range of aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis).Plos One 8(12): e83550.
  • Novak, K., Saz Sánchez, M.A., Cufar, K., Raventós, J. and de Luis, M. (2013). Age, climate and intra-annual density fluctuations in Pinus halepensis in Spain. IAWA Journal 34(4): 459-474.
  • Wiegand, T.; Raventos, J.; Mujica E.; Gonzalez, E.; Bonet, A. (2013). Spatio-temporal analysis of the effects of hurricane Ivan on two contrasting epiphytic orchid species in Guanahacabibes, Cuba. Biotropica 45(4): 441–449.
  • Mújica, E.; Raventós, J.; González E.; Bonet, A. (2013). Long-term hurricane effects on populations of two orchid species from Guabahacabibes Penisnsula, Cuba. Lankesteriana 13(1-2): 47-55.
  • Klemen Novak, K., de Luís, M., Raventós, J. (2013). Climatic signals in tree-ring widths and wood structure of Pinus halepensis in contrasted environmental conditions. Trees, DOI 10.1007/s00468-013-0845-5.
  • Segarra, J., Raventós, J.,  Acevedo, M.F., Silva J.F. and Garcia-Núñez, C. (2013). Modelling competitive ability of Neotropical savanna grasses: Simulation of shading and drought impacts on biomass production. Ecological Informatics 13 (2013) 57–69.
  • Raventós, J., Wiegand, T., Maestre, F. and De Luis, M. (2012). A resprouter herb reduces negative density-dependent effects among neighboring seeders after fire. Acta Oecologica 38: 17-23.
  • De Luis, M., Novak, K., Raventós, J., Gricar, J., Prislan, P., Cufar, K. (2011). Cambial activity, wood formation and sapling survival of Pinus halepensis exposed to different irrigation regimes. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 1630-1638.
  • De Luis, M., Novak, K., Raventós, J., Gricar, J., Prislan, P., Cufar, K. (2011). Climate factors promoting intra-annual density fluctuations in Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) from semiarid sites. Dendrochronologia 29: 163-169.
  • Novak, K., De Luis, M., Cufar, K. and Raventós, J. (2011). Frequency and variability of missing tree rings along the stems of Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea from a semiarid site in SE Spain Journal of Arid Environments. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 494-498.
  • Raventós, J.; Mujica, E., Wiegand, T. and Bonet, A. (2011). Analyzing the spatial structure of Broughtonia cubensis (Orchidaceae) populations in the dry forest of Guanahacabibes, Cuba. Biotrópica 43(2): 173-182.
  • Raventós, J.; Wiegand, T. and De Luis, M. (2010). Evidence for the spatial segregation hypothesis: a test with nine-year survivorship data in a Mediterranean shrubland. Ecology 91(7) :2110-2120.
  • Mújica, E.; Raventós, J. and Gonzalez, E. (2010). Análisis de la selección de sustrato pot parte de Dendrophylax lindenii (0rchidaceae) en Cabo San Antonio, Península de Guanahacabibes, Pinar del Río, Cuba. Lankesteriana 9(3):533-540.
  • Segarra, J., Acevedo, M., Raventós, J., Garcia-Núñez, C. and Silva, J.F. (2009). Coupling soil water and shoot dynamics in three grass species: A spatial stochastic model on water competition in Neotropical savanna. Ecological Modelling 220:2734-2743.
  • De Luis, M., Klemen, N., Cufar, K. and Raventós, J. (2009). Size mediated climate-growth relationships in Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea. TREES 23:1065-1073
  • De Luis, M., Verdú, M. and Raventós, J. (2008). Early to rise makes a plant healthy, wealthy and wise: emergence time and fitness components in woody perennials. Ecology 89 (1):3061-3071.
  • De Luis, M; Raventós, J.; Wiegand, T. and González Hidalgo, J.C. (2008). Temporal and spatial differentiation in seedling emergence may promote species coexistence in mediterranean fire-prone ecosystems. Ecography 31:620-629.
  • Hernandez, E.G., Raventós, J.,  Mujica, E. and Bonet, A. (2007). Estructura y Ecología de la población del endemismo Cubano Broughtonia cubensis (Orchidaceae), en Cabo San Antonio, Península de Guanahacabibes, Provincia de Pinar del río, Cuna. Lankesteriana 7(3):436-478.
  • De Luis, M; Gricar, J., Gufar, K. and Raventós, J. (2007). Seasonal Dynamics of Wood Formation in Pinus halepensis from Dry and Semi-Arid Ecosystems in Spain. IAWA Journal, Vol. 28(4) 389-404.
  • González, I.; Raventós, J.; Mujica, I. and Bonet, A. (2007). "Estructura i ecologia de la població de l'endemisme cubà Broughtonia cubensis (Orchidaceae), en Cap Sant Antonio, Península de Guanahacabibes, Província de Pinar del Río, Cuba", Lankesteriana, vol. 7, pàg. 469-478.
  • De Luis, M., J. Raventós; Wiegand, T. and González-Hidalgo, J.C. (2007). Temporal and spatial differentiation in seedling emergence may promote species coexistence in mediterranean fire-prone ecosystems submitted to Ecography.
  • De Luis, M; J. Gricar, K. Gufar and Raventós, J. (2007). Seasonal Dynamics of Word Formation in Pinus halepensis from Dry and Semi-Arid ecosistems in Spain. IAWA Journal, Vol. 28(4) 389-404.
  • Montesinos, D.; De Luis, M.; Verdu, M.; Raventós, J.; García Fayos, P. (2006). When, how and how much: gender specific resource use strategies in a dioecious juniper tree. Annals of Botany  89: 885- 889.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. and González-Hidalgo, J.C. (2006). Post-fire vegetation succession in Mediterranean gorse shrublands. Acta  Oecológica 30: 54-61.
  • Baeza,J. M., Raventós, J., Escarre and V.R. Vallejo (2006). Fire risk and vegetation structural dynamics in Mediterranean shrubland. Plant Ecology 187:189-201.
  • Segarra, J.; Raventós, J. and Acevedo, M. (2005). Growth of tropical savanna grass plants in competition: a shoot population model. Ecological Modelling  Vol 189: 270-288.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. and Gonzalez-Hidalgo, J.C. (2005). Fire and torrential rainfall: effect on seedling establishment in mediterranean gorse shrubland.  Internacional Journal Wild Fire Vol 14: 401-412.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. and Gonzalez-Hidalgo, J.C. (2005). Factors controlling seedling germination after fire in Mediterranean gorse shrublands. Implications for fire prescription. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol 76:159-166.
  • Gonzalez-Hidalgo, J.C.; De Luis, M.; Raventós, J.; Cortina, J. and Sánchez, J.R. (2004). Hydrological response of Mediterranean gorse shrubland under extreme rainfall simulation event. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie. Vol 48 (3), 293-304.
  • De Luis, M.; Baeza, M.J.; Raventós, J. and González-Hidalgo, J.C. (2004). Fuel characteristics and fire behaviour in mature Mediterranean gorse shrublands. Internacional Journal of Wildland Fire. Vol 13: 1- 9.
  • Vicente-Serrano S.M.; González-Hidalgo, J.C., De Luis, M.J. and Raventós, J. (2004). Drought patterns in the Mediterranean area: The Valencia region (East-Spain).Climate Research. Vol 26: 1-15.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. ; Cortina, J., González-Hidalgo, J.C. and Sánchez, J.R. (2004). Fire and torrential rainfall: effects on the perennial grass Brachypodium retusum. Plant Ecology. Vol 173: 225-232.
  • Raventós, J.; Segarra, J. and Acevedo, M.F. (2004). Growth dynamics of tropical savanna grass species using projection matrices. Ecological Modelling  Vol 174: 85-101.
  • Baeza, M.J., Raventós, J., Escarré, A. and Vallejo, V.R. (2003). The effect of shrub clearing on the control of fire-prone species Ulex parviflorus. Forest Ecology and Management. Vol 186: 47- 59.
  • González-Hidalgo, J.C.; De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. and Sánchez, J.R. (2003). Daily rainfall trends in the Valencia region of Spain.Theoretical and Applied Climatology.Vol 75(1-2) 117-130.
  • De Luis, M.; González-Hidalgo, J.C. and Raventós, J. (2003). Effects of fire and torrential rainfall on erosion in Mediterranean gorse community. Land Degradation & Development . Vol 14 (2),203-213.
  • Acevedo, M.F. and Raventós, J. (2002). Growth dynamics of three tropical savanna grass species: an individual module model. Ecological Modelling. Vol 154: 45-60.
  • Baeza, M.J.; De Luis, M.; Raventós, J. and Escarré, A. (2002). Factors influencing fire behaviour in shrublands of different stand ages and the implications for using prescribed burning to reduce wildfire risk. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol 65:199-208.
  • Raventós, J., De Luis, M.,   Gras, M.J., Cufar,  K., González-Hidalgo,  J.C., Sánchez, J.R.  and Bonet, A. (2001). Growth reduction on Pinus  pinea and Pinus halepensis corresponding to marine spray episodes. Dendrocrhonologia. Vol 19 (2), 211- 220.
  • González-Hidalgo, J.C.,  De  Luis, M.,  Raventós. J. and Sánchez, J.R. (2001). Spatial distribution of seasonal rainfall trends in a western mediterranean area. International Journal of climatology. Vol 21: 843-860.
  • De Luis, M.; García Cano,  M.F.; Cortina, J.; Raventós, J.; González Hidalgo, J.C. and Sánchez,  J.R. (2001). Climatic trends, disturbance and succession in a mediterranean shrubland. Forest Ecology and Management. Vol 147: 25-37.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J.; González-Hidalgo,  J.C.; Sánchez, J.R. and Cortina, J. (2000). Spatial analysis of rainfall trends: a case study in Valencia Region (E Spain).International Journal of Climatology. Vol 20: 1451-1469.
  • Guardia, R; Raventós, J. and Caswell, H. (2000). Growth and population dynamics of perennial grass (Achnatherum calamagrostis) in a badland area. Journal of Ecology. Vol 88 (6), 950-963.
  • Caturla, R.M; Raventós, J.; Guardia, R and Vallejo, V.R. (2000). Early post-fire regeneration dynamics of Brachypodium retusum (Beauv.) in old field of the Valencia Region (East Spain). Acta Oecologica. Vol 21 (1), 1-12.
  • SiIva, F; and Raventós, J. (1999). The effects of a single clipping on vegetative and reproductive growth of three savanna grasses with different phonologies. Biotropica.  Vol 31 (3), 430- 438.
  • De Luis, M.; Raventós, J.; Cortina, J.; Moro, M.J. and Bellot, J. (1998). Evaluation of some components of competition process for predicting growth increment in Pinus nigra. New Forests.  Vol 15: 223-242.
  • González-Hidalgo,  J.C.; Raventós, J. and Echeverría, M.T, (1997). Comparison of sediment ratio curves for plants with differents architectures. Catena.  Vol 29: 333-340.
  • Raventós, J. and  Silva, J.F. (1994). Competition effects and responses to variable number of neighbors. Journal of Tropical Ecology.  Vol 11: 39-52.
  • Silva, J. F., Raventós, J., Caswell, H. and Trevisan, M.C. (1991). Population responses to fire in a tropical savanna grass: A Matrix Model Approach. Journal of Ecology.  Vol  79: 2345-2356.
  • Silva, J. F., Raventós, J. and  Caswel, H. (1990). Fire and fire exclusion, effects on growth, and survivorship in two savanna grasses. Acta Oecologica.  Vol 11: 783-800.
  • Raventós, J. and Silva, J.F. (1988). Architecture seasonal growth and interference in three species with different flowering phonologies in a tropical savanna. Vegetation. Vol 75: 115-125.

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