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Ameztegui, Aitor



PhD in Forest Sciences (CTFC, 2013). Researcher and lecturer at the University of Lleida. Coordinator of the Forest Modelling Group of the Spanish Society of Forest Sciences. His research focuses on understanding how the interactions between human activity and environmental changes determine forest functioning and dynamics. He is particularly interested in (i) the assessment of land-use legacies and how they impact forest dynamics and their capacity to respond to the challenges of climate change; and (ii) the use of simulation models to inform forest management and decision making. I assess the future consequences that the management decisions we take today may have on the functioning of forests, their ability to provide different ecosystem services, and their resilience, i.e. their ability to cope with disturbances. His final aim is to help decision-makers to anticipate global change impacts through the implementation of appropriate adaptive management strategies based on the best available science.


Title Authors Journal Number Year
Resistance, resilience or change: post-disturbance dynamics of boreal forests after insect outbreaks M Sánchez-Pinillos, A Leduc, A Ameztegui, D Kneeshaw, F Lloret, L Coll Ecosystems 22 (8), 1886-1901 2019
Future trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests under global change scenarios A Morán-Ordóñez, A Ameztegui, M De Cáceres, S De-Miguel, F Lefèvre, ... Ecosystem Services 45, 101174 2020
The use of scenarios and models to evaluate the future of nature values and ecosystem services in Mediterranean forests A Morán-Ordóñez, JV Roces-Díaz, K Otsu, A Ameztegui, L Coll, F Lefevre, ... Regional Environmental Change 19 (2), 415-428 2019
Modelling Forest Ecosystems: A crossroad between scales, techniques, and applications JA Blanco, A Ameztegui, F Rodríguez Ecol. Model 425, 109030 2020
Has COVID-19 halted winter-spring wildfires in the Mediterranean? Insights for wildfire science under a pandemic context M Rodrigues, PJ Gelabert, A Ameztegui, L Coll, C Vega-García Science of the total environment 765, 142793 2021
A decision support tool for assessing the impact of climate change on multiple ecosystem services I Cristal, A Ameztegui, JR González-Olabarria, J Garcia-Gonzalo Forests 10 (5), 440 2019
Temporal dimension of forest vulnerability to fire along successional trajectories M Sanchez-Pinillos, M De Cáceres, A Ameztegui, L Coll Journal of environmental management 248, 109301 2019
Perceptions of US and Canadian maple syrup producers toward climate change, its impacts, and potential adaptation measures S Legault, D Houle, A Plouffe, A Ameztegui, D Kuehn, L Chase, ... Plos one 14 (4), e0215511 2019
Ecosystem services provision by Mediterranean forests will be compromised above 2 warming A Morán-Ordóñez, J Ramsauer, L Coll, L Brotons, A Ameztegui Global Change Biology 27 (18), 4210-4222 2021
LandTrendr smoothed spectral profiles enhance woody encroachment monitoring PJ Gelabert, M Rodrigues, J de la Riva, A Ameztegui, MT Sebastià, ... Remote Sensing of Environment 262, 112521 2021
Elevation modulates the phenotypic responses to light of four co-occurring Pyrenean forest tree species L Coll, A Ameztegui Annals of Forest Science 76 (2), 1-13 2019
Examination of aboveground attributes to predict belowground biomass of young trees P Annighöfer, M Mund, D Seidel, C Ammer, A Ameztegui, P Balandier, ... Forest Ecology and Management 505, 119942 2022
Forest expansion in mountain protected areas: Trends and consequences for the landscape A Ameztegui, A Morán-Ordóñez, A Márquez, Á Blázquez-Casado, M Pla, ... Landscape and Urban Planning 216, 104240 2021
Fostering Carbon Credits to Finance Wildfire Risk Reduction Forest Management in Mediterranean Landscapes F Alcasena, M Rodrigues, P Gelabert, A Ager, M Salis, A Ameztegui, ... Land 10 (10), 1104 2021
Response to'Letter to the editor regarding Rodrigues et al. 2020: Is COVID-19 halting wildfires in the Mediterranean? Insights for wildfire science under a pandemic context' M Rodrigues, PJ Gelabert, A Ameztegui, L Coll, C Vega-García The Science of the total environment 766, 143187 2021
Maximum height of mountain forests abruptly decreases above an elevation breakpoint A Ameztegui, M Rodrigues, PJ Gelabert, B Lavaquiol, L Coll GIScience & Remote Sensing 58 (3), 442-454 2021
Stand Structure and Local Landscape Variables Are the Dominant Factors Explaining Shrub and Tree Diversity in Mediterranean Forests S Ghadban, A Ameztegui, M Rodrigues, C Chocarro, F Alcasena, ... Sustainability 13 (21), 11658 2021
Dynamics and Management of Western Mediterranean Pinewoods L Coll, A Ameztegui, R Calama, ME Lucas-Borja Pines and Their Mixed Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin 659-677 2021
An assessment of aerial carbon stock combining forest inventory data with LiDAR-derived canopy and topography metrics PJ Gelabert, M Rodrigues, A Ameztegui, C Vega-Garcia EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 18010 2019