Address

Departamental II – DII. 203
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 8519
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: david.sanchez at urjc.es

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Pescador
Google Citations: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=-C5_cpEAAAAJ&hl=en
Researcher ID: F-2672-2015
ORCID: 0000-0003-0395-9543

Short CV

2008 – Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
2010 – MsC in Science and Environmental Technology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
2014 – PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Research lines

Postdoctoral researcher at the Dryland Ecology and Global Change Lab led by Dr. Fernando T. Maestre. My scientific career is mostly focused on the assessment of the mechanisms, processes and patterns that drive the assembly of plant communities, especially those of alpine, dryland and agro- ecosystems. I pay particular attention to functional traits, phylogenetic relationships, biotic interactions, spatial pattern, ecosystem functioning and plant-soil feedbacks, always under scenarios of climate change.

Publications

Pescador, D. S.; Sánchez, A. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Sierra-Almeida, A.; Escudero, A. (2018). Winter is coming: plant freezing resistance as a key functional trait for the assembly of annual Mediterranean communities. Annals of Botany 121: 335-344.

Chacón-Labella, J.; de la Cruz, M.; Pescador, D. S.; Escudero, A. (2016). Individual species affect plant traits structure in their surroundings: evidence of functional mechanisms of assembly. Oecologia 180: 975-987.

Mihoč, M. A. K.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Pescador, D. S.; Sánchez, A. M.; Cavieres, L. A.; Escudero, A. (2016). Soil under nurse plants is always better than outside: a survey on soil amelioration by a complete guild of nurse plants across a long environmental gradient. Plant and Soil 408: 31-41.

Pescador, D. S.; Sierra-Almeida, A.; Torres, P. J.; Escudero, A. (2016). Summer freezing resistance: a critical filter for plant community assemblies in Mediterranean high mountains. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 194.

Pescador, D. S.; de Bello, F.; Valladares, F.; Escudero, A. (2015). Plant trait variation along an altitudinal gradient in Mediterranean high mountain grasslands: controlling the species turnover effect. PLOS ONE 10: e0118876.

Concostrina-Zubiri, L.; Pescador, D. S.; Martínez, I.; Escudero, A. (2014). Climate and small scale factors determine functional diversity shifts of biological soil crusts in Iberian drylands. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1757-1770.

Escudero, A.; García-Camacho, R.; García-Fernández, A.; Gavilán, R. G.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Morente, J.; Pescador, D. S. (2014). Vulnerabilidad al cambio global en la alta montaña mediterránea. In: Herrero Méndez, A.; Zavala Gironés, M. A. (dir.) Los bosques y la biodiversidad frente al cambio climático: impactos, vulnerabilidad y adaptación en España: 107-113. Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Madrid.

Pescador, D. S.; Chacón-Labella, J.; de la Cruz, M.; Escudero, A. (2014). Maintaining distances with the engineer: patterns of coexistence in plant communities beyond the patch-bare dichotomy. New Phytologist 204: 140-148.

Escudero, A.; García-Camacho, R.; García-Fernández, A.; Gavilán, R. G.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Iriondo, J. M.; Lara-Romero, C.; Morente, J.; Pescador, D. S. (2012). Vulnerabilidad al cambio global en la alta montaña mediterránea. Ecosistemas 21 (3): 63-72.

Bautista, L. F.; Sanz, R.; Molina, M. C.; González, N.; Sánchez, D. (2009). Effect of different non-ionic surfactants on the biodegradation of PAHs by diverse aerobic bacteria. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 63: 913-922.