Address

Departamental II – DII. 243
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 7173
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: arantzazu.lopezdeluzuriaga at urjc.es

Short CV

1995 – Degree in Biological Sciences, speciality in Ecosystem Biology (Universidad del País Vasco)

2003 – PhD in Biology (Universidad del País Vasco)

Current position

Associate professor (senior lecturer).

I teach Ecology in the degree in Environmental Sciences and Data gathering, design and analysis of experiments in the degree in Biology.

Research lines

Plant community ecology

Germination ecology

Ecology of gypsophytic plants

Publications

Peralta, A. M. L.; Sánchez, A. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; de Bello, F.; Escudero, A. (In press). Evidence of functional species sorting by rainfall and biotic interactions: a community monolith experimental approach. Journal of Ecology.

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Sánchez, A. M.; López-Angulo, J.; Escudero, A. (2018). Habitat fragmentation determines diversity of annual plant communities at landscape and fine spatial scales. Basic and Applied Ecology 29: 12-19. PDF

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. PDF

López-Peralta, A.; Sánchez, A. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2016). Factors driving species assemblage in Mediterranean soil seed banks: from the large to the fine scale. Annals of Botany 117: 1221-1228.

Luzuriaga, A. L.; González, J. M.; Escudero A. (2015). Annual plant community assembly in edaphically heterogeneous environments. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 866–875. PDF

Escudero, A.; Palacio, S.; Maestre, F. T.; Luzuriaga, A. L. (2015). Plant life on gypsum: a review of its multiple facets. Biological Reviews 90: 1-18.

Sánchez, A. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Peralta, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2014). Environmental control of germination in semi-arid Mediterranean systems: the case of annuals on gypsum soils. Seed Science Research 24: 247-256. PDF

Espinosa, C. I.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; de la Cruz, M.; Escudero A. (2014). Climate and grazing control nurse effects in an Ecuadorian dry shrubby community. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30 : 23-32. PDF

Espinosa, C. I.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; de la Cruz, M.; Montero, M.; Escudero, A. (2013). Co-occurring grazing and climate stressors have different effects on the total seed bank when compared to the persistent seed bank. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 1098-1107. PDF

Martínez-Duro, E.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Ferrandis, P.; Escudero, A.; Herranz, J. M. (2012). Does aboveground vegetation composition resemble soil seed bank during succession in specialized vegetation on gypsum soil? Ecological Research 27: 43-51. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Sánchez, A. M.; Maestre, F. T.; Escudero, A. (2012). Assemblage of a semi-arid annual plant community: Abiotic and biotic filters act hierarchically. PLoS ONE 7: e41270. PDF

Espinosa, C. I.; de la Cruz, M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2012). Bosques tropicales secos de la región Pacífico Ecuatorial: Diversidad, estructura, funcionamiento e implicaciones para la conservación. Ecosistemas 21: 167-179. PDF

Espinosa, C. I.; Cabrera, O.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A.(2011). What factors affect diversity and species composition of endangered Tumbesian dry forests in southern Ecuador? Biotropica 43: 15-22. PDF

Martínez-Duro, E.; Ferrandis, P.; Escudero, A.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Herranz, J. M. (2010). Secondary old-field succession in an ecosystem with restrictive soils: does time from abandonment matter? Applied Vegetation Science 13: 234-248. 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

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2008). What determines emergence and net recruitment in an early succession plant community? Disentangling biotic and abiotic effects. Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 445-456. PDF

Aragón, C. F.; Albert, M. J.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2007). Environmental scales on the reproduction of a gypsophyte: a hierarchical approach. Annals of Botany 99: 519-527. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Olano, J. M. (2006). Con los pies en el suelo: incluyendo la estructura espacial de los datos en los análisis multivariantes. Ecosistemas 2006/3. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.;  Albert, M. J.; Giménez-Benavides, L.; Escudero, A. (2006). Population  structure effect on reproduction of a rare plant: beyond population size effect. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 1371-1379. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A.; Pérez-García, F. (2006). Environmental maternal effects on seed morphology and germination in Sinapis arvensis(Cruciferae). Weed Research 46: 163-174. PDF

Caballero, I.; Olano, J. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A. (2005). Spatial coherence between seasonal seed banks in a semi-arid gypsum community: density changes but structure does not. Seed Science Research 15: 153-160. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A.; Olano, J. M.; Loidi, J. (2005). Regenerative role of seed banks following an intense soil disturbance. Acta Oecologica 27: 57-66. PDF

Escudero, A.; Pérez-García, F.; Luzuriaga, A. L. (2002). Effects of light, temperature and population variability on the germination of seven Spanish pines. Seed Science Research 12: 261-271. PDF

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Escudero, A.; Loidi, J. (2002). Aboveground biomass distribution among species during early old-field succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 841-850. PDF

Aldezabal, A.; Laskurain, N. A.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Olano, J. M. (2003). Rhynchospora fusca (L.) Aiton fil. (Cyperaceae). In: Bañares, A.; Blanca, G.; Güemes, J.; Moreno, J. C.; Ortiz, S. (eds.) Atlas y libro rojo de la flora vascular amenazada de España: 828-829. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.

Laskurain, N. A.; Aldezabal, A.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Olano, J. M. (2003). Carex strigosa Huds. (Cyperaceae). In: Bañares, A.; Blanca, G.; Güemes, J.; Moreno, J. C.; Ortiz, S. (eds.) Atlas y libro rojo de la flora vascular amenazada de España: 160-161. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.

Luzuriaga, A. L.; Olano, J. M.; Aldezabal, A.; Laskurain, N. A. (2003). Hibiscus palustris L. (Malvaceae). In: Bañares, A.; Blanca, G.; Güemes, J.; Moreno, J. C.; Ortiz, S. (eds.) Atlas y libro rojo de la flora vascular amenazada de España: 298-299. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.

Olano, J. M.; Luzuriaga, A. L.; Aldezabal, A.; Laskurain, N. A. (2003). Carpinus betulus L. (Betulaceae). In: Bañares, A.; Blanca, G.; Güemes, J.; Moreno, J. C.; Ortiz, S. (eds.) Atlas y libro rojo de la flora vascular amenazada de España: 883. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza, Madrid.

Luzuriaga, A. L. (2004). Sucesión vegetal secundaria: aspectos ecológicos y funcionales. Dykinson S.L. (Eds.) Madrid. 215 pp.