Address

Departamental II – DII. 216B
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 7183
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-Mail: isabel.martinez at urjc.es

Short CV

1991 – BsC Biological Sciences, especiality in Botany (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
1997 – Ph D in Biological Sciences (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Current position

Full professor

Research interests

My main research interests focus on conservation biology of lichens, community ecology of epiphytic and terrestrial lichens, population dynamics of lichens in fragmented landscapes and the effect of climate change on lichens.

Current research projects as principal investigator

Publications

Cardós, J. L. H.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2017). A species on a tightrope: Establishment limitations of an endangered lichen in a fragmented Mediterranean landscapeAmerican Journal of Botany 104: 527-537.

Merinero, S.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2017). Intraspecific life history variation in contrasting habitats: Insights from an obligate symbiotic organism. American Journal of Botany 104: 1099-1107.

Merinero, S.; Méndez, M.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2017). Variation in the reproductive strategy of a lichenized fungus along a climatic gradientAnnals of Botany 120: 63-70.

Otálora, M. A. G.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Wedin, M. (2017). Species delimitation and phylogeography of the Pectenia species-complex: A misunderstood case of species-pairs in lichenized fungi, where reproduction mode does not delimit lineages. Fungal Biology 121: 222-233. PDF

Prieto, M.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Verdú, M. (2017). Phylogenetic and functional structure of lichen communities under contrasting environmental conditionsJournal of Vegetation Science 28: 871–881.

Aragón, G.; Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Prieto, M. (2016). A survey method for assessing the richness of epiphytic lichens using growth forms. Ecological Indicators 62: 101–105.

Cardós, J. L. H.; Martínez, I.; Calvo, V.; Aragón, G. (2016). Epiphyte communities in Mediterranean fragmented forests: importance of the fragment size and the surrounding matrix. Landscape Ecology 31: 1975-1995. PDF

Aragón, G.; Abuja, L.; Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I. (2015). Edge type determines the intensity of forest edge effect on epiphytic communities. European Journal of Forest Research 134: 443–451. PDF

Matos, P.; Pinho, P.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Nunes, A.; Soares, A. M. V. M.; Branquinho, C. (2015). Lichen traits responding to aridity. Journal of Ecology 103: 451–458. PDF

Merinero, S.; Martínez, I.; Rubio-Salcedo, M.; Gauslaa, Y. (2015). Epiphytic lichen growth in Mediterranean forests: Effects of proximity to the ground and reproductive stage. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 220-230. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Belinchón, R.; Prieto, M.; Aragón, G.; Izquierdo, P.; MartínezZ, I. (2015). The threatened epiphytic lichen Lobaria pulmonaria in the Iberian Peninsula: Genetic diversity and structure across a latitudinal gradient. Fungal Biology 119: 802-811. PDF

Prieto, M.; Romera, L.; Merinero, S.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2015). Development and characterization of fungal specific microsatellite markers in the lichen Lobarina scrobiculata (Lobariaceae, Ascomycota). The Lichenologist 47: 183–186. PDF

Rubio-Salcedo, M.; Merinero, S.; Martínez, I. (2015). Tree species and microhabitat influence the population structure of the epiphytic lichen Lobaria pulmonaria. Fungal Ecology 18: 1-9. PDF

Concostrina-Zubiri, L.; Huber-Sannwald, E.; Martínez, I.; Flores Flores, J. L.; Reyes-Agüero, J. A.; Escudero, A.; Belnap, J. (2014). Biological soil crusts across disturbance–recovery scenarios: effect of grazing regime on community dynamics. Ecological Applications 24: 1863-1877. PDF

Concostrina-Zubiri, L.; Martínez, I.; Rabasa, S. G.; Escudero, A. (2014). The influence of environmental factors on biological soil crust: from a community perspective to a species level. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 503-513. PDF

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. PDF

Martínez, I.; Flores, T.; Aragón, G.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Rubio-Salcedo, M. (2014). What factors influence the occurrence of the genus Degelia (a threatened lichen) in central Spain? Fungal Ecology 11: 50-59. PDF

Merinero, S.; Rubio-Salcedo, M.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2014). Environmental factors that drive the distribution and abundance of a threatened cyanolichen in Southern Europe: A multi-scale approach. American Journal of Botany 101: 1876-1885. PDF

Aragón, G.; Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Prieto, M. (2013). Estimating epiphytic lichen richness by simple families in Mediterranean forests. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 187-193. PDF

Concostrina-Zubiri, L.; Huber-Sannwald, E.; Martínez, I.; Flores Flores, J. L.; Escudero, A. (2013). Biological soil crusts greatly contribute to small-scale soil heterogeneity along a grazing gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 64: 28-36. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Wedin, M. (2013). Cardinal characters on a slippery slope – A re-evaluation of phylogeny, character evolution, and evolutionary rates in the jelly lichens (Collemataceae s. str). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 185-198. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Salvador, C.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G. (2013). Does the reproductive strategy affect the transmission and genetic diversity of bionts in cyanolichens? A case study using two closely related species. Microbial Ecology 65: 517-530. PDF

Rubio-Salcedo, M.; Martínez, I.; Carreño, F.; Escudero, A. (2013). Poor effectiveness of the Natura 2000 network protecting Mediterranean lichen species. Journal for Nature Conservation 21: 1-9. PDF

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; García, A. (2012). Loss of epiphytic diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Southern Europe. Science of Total Environment 426: 188-195. PDF

Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Escudero, A. (2012). Lichen species co-occurrence patterns along an edge-interior Mediterranean forest gradient. Acta Oecologica 43: 150-157. PDF

Escolar, C.; Martínez, I.; Matthew, A. B.; Maestre, F. T. (2012). Warming reduces the growth and diversity of biological soil crust in a semi-arid environment: implications for ecosystem structure and function. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal society B 367: 3087-3099. PDF

Martínez, I.; Flores, T.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Belinchón, R.; Prieto, M.; Aragón, G.; Escudero, A. (2012). Multiple scale environmental modulation of lichen reproduction. Fungal Biology 116: 1192-1201. PDF

Prieto, M.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Gueidan, C.; Lutzoni, F. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of Heteroplacidium, Placidium and related catapyrenoid genera (Verrucariaceae, lichen-forming Ascomycota). American Journal of Botany 99: 23-35. PDF

Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Escudero, A.; de la Cruz, M. (2011). Fine spatial pattern of an epiphytic lichen species is affected by habitat conditions in two forest types in the Iberian Mediterranean Region. Fungal Biology 115: 1270-1278.

Castillo-Monroy, A. P.; Bowker, M. A.; Maestre, F. T.; Rodríguez-Echeverría, S.; Martínez, I.; Barraza-Zepeda C. E.; Escolar C. (2011). Relationship between biological soil crust, bacterial diversity and abundance and ecosystem functioning: Insights from a semi-arid Mediterranean environment. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 165-174. PDF

Maestre, F. T.; Bowker, M. A.; Cantón, Y.; Castillo-Monroy, A. P.; Cortina, J.; Escolar, C.; Escudero, A.; Lázaro, R.; Martínez, I. (2011). Ecology and functional roles of biological soil crusts in semi-arid ecosystems of Spain. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1282-1291. PDF

Otálora, M. G.; Martínez, I.; Belinchón, R.; Widmer, I.; Aragón, G.; Escudero, A.; Scheidegger, C. (2011). Remnants fragments preserve genetic diversity of the old forest lichen Lobaria pulmonaria in a fragmented Mediterranean mountain forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 1239-1254. PDF

Aragón, G.; López, R.; Martínez, I. (2010). Effects of Mediterranean dehesa management on epiphytic lichens. Science of the Total Environment 409: 116-122. PDF

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Izquierdo, P.; Belinchón, R.; Escudero, A. (2010). Effects of forest management on epiphytic lichen diversity in Mediterranean forests. Applied Vegetation Science 13: 183-194. PDF

Maestre, F. T.; Bowker, M. A.; Escolar, C.; Puche, M. D.; Soliveres, S.; Mouro, S.; García-Palacios, P.; Castillo-Monroy, A. P.; Martínez, I.; Escudero, A. (2010). Do biotic interactions modulate ecosystem functioning along abiotic stress gradients? Insights from semi-arid Mediterranean plant and biological soil crust communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2057-2070. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Martínez, I.; O´Brien, H.; Molina, M. C.; Aragón, G.; Lutzoni, F. (2010). Multiple origins of high reciprocal symbiotic specificity at an intercontinental spatial scale among gelatinous lichens (Collemataceae, Lecanoromycetes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 1089-1095. PDF

Otálora M. A. G.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Molina, M. C.; Lutzoni, F. (2010). Disentangling the Collema-Leptogium complex through a molecular phylogenetic study of the Collemataceae (Peltigerales, lichen-forming Ascomycota). Mycologia 102: 279-290. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Molina, M. C. (2010). Phylogeography and divergence date estimates of a lichen species complex with a disjunct distribution pattern. American Journal of Botany 97: 216-223. PDF

Prieto, M.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Lutzoni, F. (2010). Phylogenetic study of Catapyrenium s. str. (Verrucariaceae, lichen-forming Ascomycota) and related genus Placidiopsis. Mycologia 102: 291-304. PDF

Prieto, M.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2010). The genus Catapyrenium s. lat. (Verrucariaceae) in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The Lichenologist 42: 637-684. PDF

Prieto, M.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G. (2010). The genus Placidiopsis in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Mycotaxon 114: 463-472. PDF

2009

Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Aragón, G.; Dimas, J.; Escudero, A. (2009). Fragment quality and matrix affect epiphytic performance in Mediterranean forest landscape. American Journal of Botany 96: 1974-1982. PDF

Maestre, F. T.; Bowker, M. A.; Puche, M. D.; Hinojosa, M. B.; Martínez, I.; García-Palacios, P.; Castillo, A. P.; Soliveres, S.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Sánchez, A. M.; Carreira, J. A.; Gallardo, A.; Escudero, A. (2009). Shrub encroachement can reverse desertification in semi-arid Mediterranean grasslands. Ecology Letters 12: 930-941. PDF

Maestre, F. T.; Martínez, I.; Escolar, C.; Escudero, A. (2009). On the relationship between abiotic stress and co-occurrence patterns: an assessment at the community level using soil lichen communities and multiple stress gradients. Oikos 118: 1015-1022. PDF

2008

Maestre, F. T.; Escolar, C.; Martínez, I.; Escudero, A. (2008). Are soil lichen communities structured by biotic interactions? A null model analysis. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 261-266. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Martínez, I.; Molina, M. C.; Aragón, G.; Lutzani, F. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of the Leptogiumlichenoides group (Collemataceae, Ascomycota) in Europe. Taxon 57: 907-921. PDF

Prieto, M.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2008). New records in the lichen family Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota) from Argentina. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 43: 205-210. PDF

Prieto, M.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Breuss, O. (2008). A new species of Anthracocarpon (Verrucariaceae) from Argentina. The Briologist 111: 128-132. PDF

2007

Belinchón, R.; Martínez, I.; Escudero, A.; Aragón, G.; Valladares, F. (2007). Edge effects on epiphytic communities in a Mediterranean Quercus pyrenaica forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 18: 81-90. PDF

Escudero, A.; Martínez, I.; de la Cruz, A.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Maestre, F. T. (2007). Soil lichens have species-specific effects on the seedling emergence of three gypsophile plant species. Journal of Arid Environments 70: 18-28. PDF

2006

Martínez, I.; Carreño, F.; Escudero, A.; Rubio, A. (2006). Are threatened lichen species well-protected in Spain? Effectiveness of a protected areas network. Biological Conservation 133: 500-511. PDF

Martínez, I.; Escudero, A.; Maestre, F.; de la Cruz, A. ; Guerrero, C.; Rubio, A. (2006). Small scale abundance of mosses and lichens forming soil biological crusts in two semi-arid gypsum environments. Australian Journal of Botany 54: 339-348. PDF

2005

Aragón, G.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Martínez, I. (2005). New data of the genus Leptogium (lichenized Ascomycetes) in the Iberian Peninsula. Nova Hedwigia 80:199-226.

Maestre, F. T.; Escudero, A.; Martínez, I.; Guerrero, C.; Rubio, A. (2005). Does spatial pattern matter to ecosystem functioning? Insights from biological soil crusts. Functional Ecology 19: 566-573. PDF

2004

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. , Otálora, M. A. G. (2004). Leptogium subaridum, a new Mediterranean-SW American disjunction. The Lichenologist 36: 163-165.

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. , Otálora, M. A. G. (2004). New data on the distribution of Leptogium azureum (Swartz) Mont. The Lichenologist 36: 345-347.

Aragón, G.; Sarrión, F. J.; Martínez, I. (2004). Epiphytic lichens on Juniperus oxycedrus in the Iberian Peninsula. Nova Hedwigia 78: 45-56.

Burgaz, A. R.; Ahti, T.; Martínez, I. (2004). Contribution to the study of the genus Cladonia in the Iberian Peninsula. I. Supergroup Crustaceae. Nova Hedwigia (en prensa).

Muñoz, J.; Felicísimo, A. M.; Cabezas, F.; Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I. (2004). Wind as a long-distance dispersal vehicle in the Southern Hemisphere. Science 304: 1144-1147. PDF

Martínez, I. , Aragón, G. (2004). The Lecanora varia group in Spain: species with amphitecial cortex. The Bryologist 107: 222-230. PDF

Otálora, M. A. G.; Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Molina, M.C. (2004). A new corticolous species of Leptogium (Collemataceae) from Spain. The Lichenologist 36

2003

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2003). Bacidia iberica, a new lichen from Spain, and its relationship to Bacidia rubella. The Bryologist 106: 143-146.

Martínez, I.; Aragón, G. (2003). Ophioparma juniperiicola, a new lichen from Spain. The Bryologist 106: 528-531.

Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Sarrión, F. J.; Escudero, A. , Burgaz, A. R. ,Coppins, B. (2003). Threatened lichens in central Spain. Cryptogamie, Mycologie 24: 73-97.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R.; Vitikainen, O.; Escudero, A. (2003). Distribution pattern of the genus Peltigera Willd. The Lichenologist 35: 301-323. PDF

2002

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (2002). Candelariella faginea and C. viae-lacteae, new to SW Spain. The Lichenologist 34: 81-88.

Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I. (2002). The Placynthium nigrum group in the Iberian Peninsula. Cryptogamie, Mycologie 23: 367-375.

Martínez, I. (2002). Lichenicolous fungi from the Iberian Peninsula and the Macaronesian area. Nova Hedwigia 74: 51-67.

Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Burgaz, A R. (2002). Epiphytic lichens and lichenicoloud fungi from “Serranía de Cuenca” mountains (“Sistema Ibérico”, Cuenca Province, Spain). Herzogia 15: 37-49.

1993-2001

Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I. (2001). The genera Koerberia, Leptochidium, Massalongia and Polychidium (Peltigerales s. l.) in the Iberian Peninsula. Nova Hedwigia 73: 381-392.

Aragón, G. , Martínez, I. (1999). Contribución al conocimiento de los líquenes epifíticos de la Sierra de Alcaraz (Albacete, España). Cryptogamie, Mycologie 20: 57-70.

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1999). Contribución al conocimiento de los líquenes epifíticos del valle de Sanabria (Zamora). Cryptogamie, Mycologie 20: 137-152.

Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I. (1999). The genus Nephroma Ach. in the Iberian Peninsula. Cryptogamie, Mycologie 20: 225- 235.

Martínez, I.; Aragón, G.; Lumbsch, H. T. (1999). Lecanora paramerae, a new lichen from Spain. The Lichenologist 31: 315-318.

Martínez, I.; Hafellner, J. (1998). Lichens and lichenicolous fungi growing on Peltigerales in the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands. Mycotaxon 69: 271-310.

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I. (1997). Contribución al conocimiento de los líquenes epifíticos de los Montes de Toledo (Toledo, España). Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 18: 63-75.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1997). Additions to the chemistry, ecology and distribution of Peltigera melanorrhiza and P. neopolydactyla. Mycotaxon 63: 389-394.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1997). Revision of the genus Solorina (Lichenes) in Europe based on spore size variation. Annales Botanici Fennici 35: 137-142.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R.; Vitikainen, O. (1997). Studies on the genus Peltigera in the Iberian Peninsula. II. Nova Hedwigia 64: 111-135.

Martínez, I.; Aragón, G. (1996). Líquenes epifíticos de la vertiente norte del Puerto de la Quesera, Macizo de Ayllón (Segovia, España). Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 1996: 143-156.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1996). Anatomical study of Peltigera canina, P. membranacea and P. praetextata (Lichenized, Ascomycotina). Annales Botanici Fennici 33: 223-229.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1994). Estudio de la anatomía del talo de Peltigera canina y P. membranacea. Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 15: 321-336.

Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1993). Estudio del género Peltigera en España peninsular. I. Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 14: 341-352.

Sarrión, F. J.; Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (1993). Líquenes epífitos de Sierra Madrona (Ciudad Real, España). Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 14: 389-400.

Otros trabajos relevantes

Martínez, I. (2016) Los líquenes y su conservación en España. Conservación Vegetal 20. PDF

Concostrina-Zubiri, L.; Martínez, I.; Huber-Sannwald, E.; Escudero, A. (2013). Efectos y respuestas de la costra biológica del suelo en ecosistemas áridos: avances recientes a nivel de especie. Ecosistemas 22: 95-100. PDF

Martínez, I.; Belinchón, R.; Otálora, M. A. G.; Aragón, G.; Prieto, M.; Escudero, A. (2011). Efectos de la fragmentación de los bosques sobre los líquenes epífitos en la Región Mediterránea. Ecosistemas 20: 54-67. PDF

Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I.; Aragón, G. (2007). Criptógamas: briófitos y líquenes de Teruel. Teruel 90: 165-208.

Burgaz, A. R.; Martínez, I. (2003). Peltigerales. Lobariaceae, Nephromataceae, Peltigeraceae. Flora Liquenológica Ibérica, vol. 1. Universidad de Murcia, Murcia.

Aragón, G.; Martínez, I.; Burgaz, A. R. (2001). Macrolíquenes de Castilla-La Mancha. Cuadernos de Estudios Manchegos: 1-190. Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real.

Martínez, I. (1999). Taxonomía del género Peltigera Willd. (Ascomycetes liquenizados) en la Península Ibérica y estudio de sus hongos liquenícolas. Monografías de RUIZIA 15: 1-200. CSIC, Madrid.