Departamental II – DII.255
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

E-mail: aguslespiaucq at
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Short CV

2009 – Degree in Biology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2010 – MsC in Evolutionary Biology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2016 – PhD in Ecology, Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

Research lines

– Plant ecophysiology.

– Influence of plant architecture on the mechanisms of light capture.

– Plant tropical ecology.


7. Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Flanagan, N.; Ospina-Calderón, N. H.; Delgado, J. A.; Escudero, A. (2018). Midday depression vs. midday peak in diurnal light interception: contrasting patterns at crown and leaf scales in a tropical evergreen tree. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 727. PDF

6. Escribano-Rocafort, A. G.; Ventre-Lespiaucq, A. B.; Granado-Yela, C.; Delgado, J. A.; Rubio de Casas, R.; Escudero, A.; Balaguer, L. (2017). Variance of light-related leaf traits across spatial and temporal scales in the Mediterranean evergreen Olea europaea L. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 28: 28-35.

5. Escribano-Rocafort, A. G.; Ventre-Lespiaucq, A. B.; Granado-Yela, C.; Rubio de Casas, R.; Delgado, J. A.; Escudero, A.; Balaguer, L. (2017). Intraindividual variation in light-related functional traits: magnitude and structure of leaf trait variability across global scales in Olea europaea trees. Trees 31: 1505-1517.

4. Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Delgado, J. A.; Ospina, N. H.; Escudero, A.; Otero; J. T.; Sánchez, M. A.; Balaguer, L.; Flanagan, N. S. (2017). A tropical epiphytic orchid shows a low-light interception strategy in a spatially heterogeneous light environment. Biotropica 49: 318-327.

3. Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Escribano, A.; Delgado, J. A.; Rubio de Casas, R.; Jiménez, M. D.; Granado-Yela, C.; Balaguer, L. (2016). Field patterns of temporal variations in the light environment within the crowns of a Mediterranean evergreen tree (Olea europaea). Trees 30: 995-1009. PDF

2. Escribano, A.; Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Granado-Yela, C.; Rubio de Casas, R.; Delgado, J. A.; Balaguer, L. (2016). The expression of light-related leaf functional traits depends on the location of individual leaves within the crown of isolated Olea europaea L. trees. Annals of Botany 117: 643-651. PDF

1. Escribano-Rocafort, A. G.; Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Granado-Yela, C.; López-Pintor, A.; Delgado, J. A.; Muñoz, V.; Dorado, G. A.; Balaguer, L. (2014). Simplifying data acquisition in plant canopies: Measurements of leaf angles with a cell phone. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 132-140. PDF

Ventre-Lespiaucq, A.; Santamaría, S. (2017). leafSTAR: Silhouette to Area Ratio of Tilted Surfaces.