Address

Departamental II – DII. 248
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 7033
Fax:       +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: hugo.saiz at urjc.es / saizhugo at gmail.com

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hugo_Saiz
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=9aRyIw8AAAAJ&hl=es

Short CV

2008 – Degree in Biology, Universidad de Navarra.

2009 – MsC in Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Computing, Universidad de Zaragoza.

2014 – PhD in Sciences, Universidad de Zaragoza (thesis carried out at the Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología).

2014 – Post-doc, Université de Rennes 1 (Project DIVERSIFY), France.

2016 – Post-doc, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Project BIODESERT).

2017 – Post-doc Juan de la Cierva-Formación, Universidad rey Juan Carlos.

Research lines

My research interests include, in particular, understanding how biotic interactions are organized within plant communities and, more generally, finding mechanisms that drive the structure of communities in which several kinds of interactions co-occur.

Publications

SCI articles

Saiz, H.; Gómez-Gardeñes, J.; Borda, J. P.; Maestre, F. T. (In press). The structure of plant spatial association networks modulates plant diversity In global drylands. Journal of Ecology.

Alados, C. L.; Saiz, H.; Gartzia, M.; Nuche, P.; Escós, J.; Navarro, T.; Pueyo, Y. (2017). Plant-plant interactions scale up to produce vegetation spatial patterns: the influence of long- and short-term process. Ecosphere 8: e01915.

Saiz, H.; Gómez–Gardeñes, J.; Nuche, P.; Girón, A.; Pueyo, Y.; Alados, C. L. (2017). Evidence of structural balance in spatial ecological networks. Ecography 40: 733-741.

Saiz, H.; Gartzia, M.; Errea, P.; Fillat, F.; Alados, C.L. (2017). Structure of stockmen collaboration networks under two contrasting touristic regimes in the Spanish central Pyrenees. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70: 281-289.

Girón, A.; Saiz, H.; Bacelar, F. S.; Andrade, R. F. S.; Gómez-Gardeñes, J. (2016). Synchronization unveils the organization of ecological networks with positive and negative interactions. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 26: 065302.

Lucas, P. M.; Herrero, J.; Fernández-Arberas, O.; Prada, C.; García-Serrano, A.; Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2016). Modelling the habitat of a wild ungulate in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment in southwestern Europe: Small cliffs are key predictors of the presence of Iberian wild goat. Journal of Arid Environments 129: 56-63.

Pueyo, Y.; Moret‐Fernández, D.; Arroyo, A. I.; Frutos, A.; Kéfi, S.; Saiz, H.; Charte, R.; Giner, M. L.; Alados, C. L. (2016). Plant nurse effects rely on combined hydrological and ecological components in a semiarid ecosystem. Ecosphere 7: e01514.

Saiz, H.; Bittebiere, A. K.; Benot, M. L.; Jung, V.; Mony, C. (2016). Understanding clonal plant competition for space over time: a fine‐scale spatial approach based on experimental communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 759-770.

Arroyo, A. I.; Pueyo, Y.; Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2015). Plant–plant interactions as a mechanism structuring plant diversity in a Mediterranean semi‐arid ecosystem. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5305-5317.

Alados, C. L.; Errea, M.; Gartzia, M.; Saiz, H.; Escós, J. (2014). Positive and negative feedbacks and free-scale pattern distribution in rural-population dynamics. PLoS ONE 9: e114561

Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2014). Effect of livestock grazing in the partitions of a semiarid plant–plant spatial signed network. Acta oecologica 59: 18-25.

Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L.; Pueyo, Y. (2014). Plant-plant spatial association networks in gypsophilous communities: the influence of aridity and grazing and the role of gypsophytes in its structure. Web Ecology 14: 39-49.

Pueyo, Y.; Moret-Fernández, D.; Saiz, H.; Bueno, C. G.; Alados, C. L. (2013). Relationships between plant spatial patterns, water infiltration capacity, and plant community composition in semi-arid Mediterranean ecosystems along stress gradients. Ecosystems 16: 452-466.

Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2012). Changes in semi-arid plant species associations along a livestock grazing gradient. PLoS ONE 7: e40551.

Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2011). Structure and spatial self-organization of semi-arid communities through plant–plant co-occurrence networks. Ecological Complexity 8: 184-191.

Saiz, H.; Alados, C. L. (2011). Effect of Stipa tenacissima L. on the structure of plant co-occurrence networks in a semi-arid community. Ecological Research 26: 595-603.

Other articles

Pardo, I.; Aranbarri, J.; Barreiro, F.; Bravo, P. A.; Chaparro, A. H.; Comín, F.; Corriá, R.; Español, C.; Felipe-Lucía, M.; Frugone, M.; García-García, M.; García-Prieto, E.; Gil-Romera, G.; Gimeno, I.; Lasheras, L.; Moreno, A.; Palacio, S.; Pérez-Sanz, A.; Pironon, S.; Pueyo, Y.; Reig, F.; Saiz, H.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Tarrats, P.; Zabalza, J.; Revuelto, J. (2013). Primeras jornadas Iperinas: presentación de nuevas líneas de investigación del Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (CSIC). Pirineos 168: 139-154.

García, M.; Alados, C. L.; Antor, R.; Alonso, J. L. B.; Camarero, J. J.; Carmena, F.; Errea, P.; Fillat, F.; García-González, R.; García-Ruiz, J. M.; Gartzia, M.; Gómez García, D.; Gómez, I.; González-Sampériz, P.; Gutiérrez, E.; Jiménez, J. J.; López-Moreno, J. I.; Mata, P.; Moreno, A.; Montserrat, P.; Nuche, P.; Pardo, I.; Revuelto, J.; Rieradevall, M.; Saiz, H.; Tejero, P.; Vicente-Serrano, S.; Villagrasa, E.; Villar, L.; Valero-Garcés, B. (2016). Integrando escalas y métodos LTER para comprender la dinámica global de un espacio protegido de montaña: el Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido. Ecosistemas 25: 19-30.

Saiz, H. (2017). Procesadores de texto Markup: más allá de MS Word. Ecosistemas 26: 110-111.