Dirección

Dirección: Departamental II – DI. 210
Área de Biodiversidad y Conservación
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
España

Tfno: +34 91 488 7035
Fax:   +34 91 664 7490
Correo electrónico: luis.cayuela at urjc.es
Grupo de investigación: http://www.grupoecologiatropical.com/
Blog: http://www.luiscayuela.blogspot.com/

Historial breve

1995-1999 Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
1999-2001 Diploma de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
2001-2002 MSc in Conservation, University College of London (Reino Unido)
2002-2006 Tesis Doctoral, Universidad de Alcalá
2006-2007 Investigador post-doctoral, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (REMEDINAL)
2007-2008 Investigador post-doctoral, Universidad de Alcalá
2008-2010 Investigador post-doctoral y contrato Juan de la Cierva, CEAMA-Universidad de Granada
2010-2011 Profesor Ayudante Doctor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Puesto actual

Profesor Contratado Doctor

Docencia

Biología de la Conservación, 3º Grado de Biología (asignatura troncal, 2º cuatrimestre)

Diseño de Experimentos y Análisis de Datos, Máster en Técnicas de Conservación de la Biodiversidad y Ecología (URJC).

Técnicas Estadísticas, Máster en Biodiversidad de Áreas Tropicales y su Conservación (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo – Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).

Ecología y Conservación Tropical, Maestría de Investigación en Biología de la Conservación y Ecología Tropical (Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador).

Líneas de investigación

Efectos de la deforestación y fragmentación del hábitat sobre la diversidad de plantas
Patrones temporales y espaciales de cambios de uso del suelo
Gestión de bosques mediterráneos: decaimiento forestal y gestión de plagas (procesionaria, muérdago)
Patrones y factores causales de diversidad alfa y beta a escala regional
Priorización de áreas para la conservación
Ecología de comunidades
Ecoinformática

Participación en proyectos de investigación en curso
Publicaciones

Cayuela, L.; Granzow de la Cerda, I.; Méndez, M. (En prensa). The state of European research in tropical biology. Biotropica.

Paredes, D.; Cayuela, L.; Campos, M. (En prensa). Potential of ecological infrastructures to restore conservation biological control: Case study in Spanish Olive Groves. En: Santos, A.P. (Ed.) Natural enemies. Identification, protection strategies and ecological impacts. Nova Science Publishing, New York.

Álvarez-Dávila, E.; Cayuela, L.; González-Caro, S.; Aldana, A.M.; Stevenson, P.; Phillips, O.; Peñuela, M.C.; von Hildebrand, P.; Jiménez, E.; Melo, O.; Londoño-Vega, A.C.; Mendoza, I.; Velasquez, O.; Fernández, F.; Velasquez-Rua, C.; Sema, M.; Rey-Benayas, J.M. (2017). Forest biomass density across large climate gradients in Northern South America is related to water availability but not with temperature. PLoS ONE 12: e0171072. PDF

De la Cruz, M.; Quintana-Ascencio, P. F.; Cayuela, L.; Espinosa, C. I.; Escudero, A. (2017). Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes”. Science 358: eaao0369.

Granado-Yela, C.; Balaguer, L.; Cayuela, L.; Méndez, M. (2017). Relative role of resource competition, architectural constraints and inhibition by the apical flower in the unusual positional effects on flower sex in an andromonoecious tree. American Journal of Botany 104: 608-615. PDF

Miranda, A.; Altamirano, A.; Cayuela, L.; Lara, A.; González, M. (2017). Native forest loss in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot: revealing the evidence. Regional Environmental Change 17: 285-297. PDF

Rey Benayas, J.M.; Meltzer, J.; de las Heras-Bravo, D.; Cayuela, L. (2017). Potential of pest regulation by insectivorous birds in Mediterranean woody crops. PLoS ONE 12(9): e0180702. PDF

De Miguel, R.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Oliva-Paterna, F.; Cayuela, L.; Fernández-Delgado, C. (2016). Recolonization process and fish assemblage dynamics in the Guadiamar River (SW Spain) after the Aznalcóllar mine toxic spill. River Research and Applications 32: 1196-1206. PDF

Ferrari, M.; Geneletti, D.; Cayuela, L.; Orsi, F.; Rey-Benayas, J. M. (2016). Analyses of bundles and drivers of change of multiple ecosystem services in an Alpine region. Journal of Enviromental Assessment Policy and Management 18 (4): 1-26. PDF

Albuquerque, F. S.; Benito, B.; Beier, P.; Assunçao-Albuquerque, M.; Cayuela, L. (2015). Supporting underrepresented forests in Mesoamerica. Natureza & Conservaçao 13: 152-158. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Gotelli, N. J.; Colwell, R. K. (2015). Ecological and biogeographical null hypotheses for comparing rarefaction curves. Ecological Monographs 85: 437-455. PDF

Espinosa, C.; Cayuela, L. (2015). Biodiversidad escondida. Investigación y Ciencia 466 (julio): 52-53. PDF

Ledo, A.; Cayuela, L.; Manso, R.; Condés, S. (2015). Recruitment patterns and potential mechanisms of community assembly in an Andean Cloud Forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 876-888. PDF

Miranda, A.; Altamirano, A.; Cayuela, L.; Pincheira, F.; Lara, A. (2015) Different times, same history: native forest loss and landscape homogenization in three physiographical areas of south-central Chile. Applied Geography 60: 20-28. PDF

Newton, A. C.; Oldfield, S.; Rivers, M.; Mark, J.; Schatz, G.; Tejedor-Garavito, N.; Cantarello, E.; Golicher, D.; Cayuela, L.; Miles, L. (2015). Towards a global tree assessment. Oryx 49: 410-415. PDF

Paredes, D.; Cayuela, L.; Gurr, G. M.; Campos, M. (2015). Is ground cover vegetation an effective biological control enhancement strategy against olive pests? PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117265. PDF

Paredes, D.; Cayuela, L.; Gurr, G. M.; Campos, M. (2015). Single best species or natural enemy assemblages? A correlational approach to investigating ecosystem function. BioControl 60: 37-45. PDF

Zamorano-Elgueta, C.; Rey-Benayas, J. M.; Cayuela, L.; Hantson, S.; Armenteras, D. (2015). Native forest replacement by exotic plantations in southern Chile (1985-2011) and partial compensation by natural regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 345: 10-20. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Hernández, R.; Hódar, J. A.; Sánchez, G.; Zamora, R. (2014). Tree damage and population density relationships for the pine processionary moth: prospects for ecological research and pest management. Forest Ecology and Management 328: 319-325. PDF

Garibaldi, C.; Nieto-Ariza, B.; Macía, M.; Cayuela, L. (2014). Soil and geographical distance as determinants of floristic composition in the Azuero peninsula. Biotropica 46(6): 687-695. PDF

Zamorano-Elgueta, C.; Cayuela, L.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Donoso, P.J.; Geneletti, D.; Hobbs, R.J. (2014). The differential influences of human-induced disturbances on tree regeneration community: a landscape approach. Ecosphere 5(7): 90. PDF

Albuquerque, F.S.; Assunçao-Albuquerque, M.J.T.; Cayuela, L.; Zamora, R.; Benito, B.M. (2013). European bird distribution is “well” represented by special protected areas: mission accomplished? Biological Conservation 159: 45-50. PDF

Altamirano, A.; Aplin, P.; Miranda, A.; Cayuela, L.; Algar, A.; Field, R. (2013). High rates of forest loss and turnover obscured by classical landscape measures. Applied Geography 40: 199-211. PDF

Benito, B.M.; Cayuela, L.; Albuquerque, F.S. (2013). The impact of modeling choices in the predictive performance of diversity maps derived from species distribution models: guidelines to build better models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 327-335. PDF

Paredes, D.; Cayuela, L.; Campos, M. (2013). Synergistic effects of ground cover and adjacent vegetation on natural enemies of olive insect pests. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 173: 72-80. PDF

Paredes, D.; Cayuela, L.; Gurr, G.M.,; Campos, M. (2013). Effect of non-crop vegetation types on conservation biological controlof pests in olive groves. PeerJ: e116. PDF

Paredes, D.; Campos, M.; Cayuela, L. (2013). El control biológico de plagas de artrópodos por conservación: técnicas y estado del arte. Ecosistemas 22(1): 56-61. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Granzow-de la Cerda, I.; Albuquerque, F.S.; Golicher, D.J. (2012). Taxonstand: An R package for species names standardisation in vegetation databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3(6): 1078-1083. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Albuquerque, F.S.; Golicher, D.J.; González-Espinosa, M.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; Zahawi, R.A.; Meave, J.A.; Benito, B.M.; Garibaldi, C.; Chan, I.; Pérez Pérez, R.; Field, R.; Balvanera, P.: Castillo, M.A.: Figueroa-Rangel, B.L.: Griffith, D.M.; Islebe, G.A.; Kelly, D.A.; Olvera-Vargas, M.; Schnitzer, S.A.; Velázquez, E.; Williams-Linera, G.; Brewer, S.W.; Camacho-Cruz, A.; Coronado, I.; de Jong, B.; del Castillo, R.; de la Cerda, I., Fernández, J.; Fonseca, W.G.; Galindo-Jaimes, L.; Gillespie, T.W.; González-Rivas, B.; Gordon, J.E.; Hurtado, J.; Linares, J.; Letcher, S.G.; Mangan, S.C.; Meave, J.A.; Méndez, E.V.; Meza, V.; Ochoa-Gaona, S.; Peterson, C.J.; Ruiz-Gutierrez, V.; Snarr, K.A.; Tun Dzul, F.; Viergever, K.M.; White, D.A.; Williams, J.N.; Bonet, F.J.; Zamora, R. (2012).La Red Internacional de Inventarios Forestales (BIOTREE-NET) en Mesoamérica: avances, retos y perspectivas futuras. Ecosistemas 21(1-2): 126-135. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Pérez Pérez, R.; Albuquerque, F.S.; Golicher, D.J.; Zahawi, R.A.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Garibaldi, C.; Field, R.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; González-Espinosa, M.; Balvanera, P.; Castillo, M.A.; Figueroa-Rangel, B.L.; Griffith, D.M.; Islebe, G.A.; Kelly, D.L.; Olvera-Vargas, M.; Schnitzer, S.A.; Velázquez, E.; Williams-Linera, G.; Brewer, S.W., Camacho-Cruz, A.; Coronado, I.; de Jong, B.; del Castillo, R.; Granzow-de la Cerda, I.; Fernández, J.; Fonseca, W.; Galindo-Jaimes, L.; Gillespie, T.W., González-Rivas, B.; Gordon, J.E.; Hurtado, J.; Linares, J.; Letcher, S.G.; Mangan, S.A.; Meave, J.A.; Méndez, V.E.; Meza, V.; Ochoa-Gaona, S.; Peterson, C.J.; Ruiz-Gutierrez, V.; Snarr, K.A.; Tun Dzul, F.; Valdez-Hernández, M.; Viergever, K.M.; White, D.A.; Williams, J.N.; Bonet, F.J.; Zamora, R. (2012). The Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET): Prospects for biodiversity research and conservation in the Neotropics. Biodiversity and Ecology 4: 211-224. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Hódar, J.A.; Zamora, R. (2012). Control biológico de la procesionaria. Investigación y Ciencia 425 (febrero): 14-15. PDF

Carrascal, L.M.; Cayuela, L.; Palomino, D.; Seoane, J. (2012). What species-specific traits make a bird a better surrogate of native species richness? A test with insular avifauna. Biological Conservation.152: 204-211. PDF

Golicher, D.J.; Cayuela, L., Newton, A.C. (2012). Effects of climate change on the potential species richness of Meso-American forests. Biotropica 44(3): 284-293. PDF

Golicher, J.D.; Ford, A.; Cayuela, L.; Newton, A.C. (2012). Pseudo-absences, pseudo-models and pseudo-niches: Pitfalls of model selection based on the area under the curve. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 26(11): 2049-2063. PDF

Hódar, J.A.; Torres-Muros, L.; Senhadji, K.; Cayuela, L.; Zamora, R. (2012). Interacción planta-herbívoro y dinámica poblacional de la procesionaria del pino en el Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada en el marco del cambio global. En: Proyectos de investigación en Parques  Nacionales: 2008-2011: 387-406. Organismo Autónomo de  Parques Nacionales. EGRAFSA, Madrid. PDF

Hódar, J.A.; Zamora, R.; Cayuela, L. (2012). Climate change and the incidence of a forest pest in Mediterranean ecosystems: can the North Atlantic Oscillation be used as a predictor? Climatic Change 113: 699-711. PDF

Hódar, J.A.; Zamora, R.; Cayuela, L. (2012), Cambio climático y plagas: algo más que el clima. Ecosistemas 21(3): 73-78. PDF

Vaca, R.; Golicher, J.D.; Cayuela, L., Hewson, J.; Steininger, M. (2012). Evidence of incipient forest transition in southern Mexico. PlosONE 7(8): e42309. PDF

Zamorano-Elgueta, C.; Cayuela, L.; González-Espinosa, M.; Lara, A.; Parra-Vázquez, M. (2012). Impacts of cattle on the South American temperate forests: challenges for the conservation of the endangered monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in Chile. Biological Conservation 152: 110-118. PDF

Albuquerque, F.S.; Castro-Díez, P.; Rodríguez, M.A.; Cayuela, L. (2011). Assessing the influence of environmental and human factors on native and exotic species richness. Acta Oecologica 37: 51-57. PDF

Albuquerque, F.S.; Assunçao-Albuquerque, M.J.T.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Cayuela, L.; Rueda, M.; Rey Benayas, J.M. (2011). Identification of critical areas for mammal conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. Natureza & Conservaçao 9: 73-78. PDF

Cayuela, L.; de la Cruz, M.; Ruokolainen, K. (2011). A method to incorporate the effect of taxonomic uncertainty on multivariate analyses of ecological data. Ecography 34: 94-102. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Carrascal, L.M.; Albuquerque, F.S. (2011). Comments on Bartolino et al. (2011): Limits of cumulative relative frequency distribution curves for hotspot identification. Population Ecology 53: 597-601. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Hódar, J.A.; Zamora, R. (2011). Is insecticide spraying a viable and cost-efficient management practice to control pine processionary moth in Mediterranean pine woodlands? Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1732-1737. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Ruiz-Arriaga, S.; Ozers, C.P. (2011). Honeybees increase fruit set in native plant species important for wildlife conservation. Environmental Management 48: 910-919. PDF

de la Montaña, E.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; Vasques, A.; Razola, I.; Cayuela, L. (2011). Conservation planning of vertebrate diversity in a Mediterranean agricultural-dominant landscape. Biological Conservation 144: 2468-2478. PDF

Moreno-Mateos, D.; Rey Benayas, J.M., Pérez-Camacho, L.; de la Montaña, E.; Rebollo, S.; Cayuela, L. (2011). Effects of land use type on a Mediterranean nocturnal bird community. Acta Ornithologica 46(2): 173-182. PDF

Rey Benayas, J.M.; Cristóbal, L.; Kitzberger, T.; Manson, R.; López-Barrera, F.; Schulz, J.; Vaca, R.; Cayuela, L.; Rivera, R.; Malizia, L.; Golicher, D.; Echeverría, C.; del Castillo, R.; Salas, J. (2011). Assessing the current extent and recent loss of dryland forest ecosystems. En: Newton, A.C.; Tejedor, N. (eds.) Principles and Practice of Forest Landscape Restoration: Case Studies from the Drylands of Latin America: 21-62. International Union for Nature Conservation, Gland, Switzerland. PDF

Schulz, J.J.; Cayuela, L.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; Schröder, B. (2011). Factors influencing vegetation cover change in Mediterranean Central Chile (1975-2008). Applied Vegetation Science 14: 571-582. PDF

Vaca, R.; Golicher, J.D.; Cayuela, L. (2011). Using climatically-based decision tree forest to downscale coarse-grained potential natural vegetation maps in tropical Mexico. Applied Vegetation Science 14: 388-401. PDF

Altamirano, A.; Field, R.; Cayuela, L.; Aplin, P.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Lara, A. (2010). Woody species diversity in temperate Andean forests: the need for new conservation strategies. Biological Conservation 143: 2080-2091. PDF

Pacheco, S.; Malizia, L.R.; Cayuela, L. (2010). Effects of climate change on subtropical forests of South America. Tropical Conservation Science 3: 423-437. PDF

Schulz, J.; Cayuela, L.; Echeverría, C.; Salas, J.; Rey-Benayas, J.M. (2010). Land cover dynamics in the dryland Mediterranean forest landscape of Central Chile. Applied Geography 30: 346-447. PDF

2009

Cayuela, L. (2009). Fragmentation. En: Gillespie, R.; Clague, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of islands: 328-330. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Murcia, C.; Hawk, A.A.; Fernández-Vega, J.; Oviedo-Brenes, F. (2009). Tree responses to edge effects and canopy openness in a tropical montane forest fragment in southern Costa Rica. Tropical Conservation Science 2: 425-436. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Golicher, D.J.; Newton, A.; Kolb, M.; de Alburquerque, F.S.; Arets, E.J.M.M.; Alkemade, R.M.; Pérez, A.M. (2009). Species distribution modelling in the tropics: Problems, potentialities, and the role of biological data for species conservation. Tropical Conservation Science 2: 319-352. PDF

González-Espinosa, M.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Galindo-Jaimes, L.; Camacho-Cruz, A.; Golicher, D.; Cayuela, L.; Rey-Benayas, J.M. (2009). Tendencias y proyecciones del uso del suelo y la diversidad florística en Los Altos de Chiapas, México. Investigación Ambiental. Ciencia y Política Pública 1: 40-53. PDF

Newton, A.C.; Cayuela, L.; Echeverría, C.; Armesto, J.J.; Del Castillo, R.F.; Golicher, D.; González-Espinosa, M.; Huth, A.; Lara, A.; López-Barrera, F.; Manson, R.; Negrete-Yankelevich, S.; Premoli, A.C.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Rüger, N.; Smith-Ramírez, C.; Williams-Linera, G. (2009). Toward integrated analysis of human impacts on forest biodiversity: Lessons from Latin America. Ecology and Society 14: 2. PDF

Newton, A.C.; Hill, R. A.; Echeverría, C.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Golicher, D. J.; Cayuela, L.; Hinsley, S. (2009). Remote sensing and the future of landscape ecology. Progress in Physical Geography 33: 528-546. PDF

2008

Cayuela, L.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Maestre, F.T.; Escudero, A. (2008). Early environments drive diversity and floristic composition in Mediterranean old fields: Insights from a long-term experiment. Acta Oecologica 34: 311-321. PDF

Golicher, J.D.; Cayuela, L.; Alkemade, R.; González-Espinosa, M.; Ramírez-Marcial, N. (2008). Applying climatically associated species pools to modelling compositional change in tropical montane forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 262-273. PDF

2007

Echeverría, C.; Cayuela, L.; Manson, R.; Coomes, D.A.; Lara, A.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Newton, A.C. (2007). Spatial and temporal patterns of forest loss and fragmentation in Mexico and Chile. En: Newton, A. (ed.) Biodiversity loss and conservation in fragmented forest landscapes: the forests of montane Mexico and temperate South America: 14-42. CAB International, UK. PDF

Miles, L.; Newton, A.C.; Alvarez-Aquino, C.; Armesto, J.J.; Del Castillo, R.F.; Cayuela, L.; Echeverría, C.; González-Espinosa, M.; Lara, A.; López, R. A.; López-Barrera, F.; Manson, R.; Montoya-Gómez, G.; Muñiz-Castro, M.A.; Núñez-Ávila, M.C.; Pedraza, R.A.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Rovere, A.E.; Rüger, N.; Smith-Ramírez, C.; Souto, C.; Williams-Linera, G. (2007). Future scenarios for tropical montane and south temperate forest biodiversity in Latin America. En: Newton, A. (ed.) Biodiversity loss and conservation in fragmented forest landscapes: the forests of montane Mexico and temperate South America: 370-397. CAB International, UK. PDF

Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Cayuela, L.; González-Espinosa, M.; Echeverría, C.; Manson, R.H.; Williams-Linera, G.; Del Castillo, R.F.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Muñiz-Castro, M.A.; Blanco-Macías, A.; Lara, A.; Newton, A.C. (2007). Plant diversity in highly fragmented forest landscapes in Mexico and Chile: Implications for conservation. En: Newton, A. (ed.) Biodiversity loss and conservation in fragmented forest landscapes: the forests of montane Mexico and temperate South America: 43-68. CAB International, UK. PDF

2006

Cayuela, L.; Golicher, J.D.; Rey-Benayas, J.M. (2006). The extent, distribution, and fragmentation of montane cloud forest in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Biotropica 38: 544-554. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Echeverría, C. (2006). Clearance and fragmentation of tropical montane forests in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico (1975-2000). Forest Ecology and Management 226: 208-218. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Golicher, J.D.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; González-Espinosa, M.; Ramírez-Marcial, N. (2006). Effects of fragmentation and disturbance on tree diversity in tropical montane forests.Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 1172-1182. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Golicher, J.D.; Salas Rey, J.; Rey-Benayas, J.M. (2006). Classification of a complex landscape using Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27: 1951-1971. PDF

Cayuela, L.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Justel, A.; Salas Rey, J. (2006). Modelling tree diversity in a highly fragmented tropical montane landscape. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 602-613. PDF

Golicher, J.D.; O’Hara, B.R.; Ruiz-Montoya, L.; Cayuela, L. (2006). Lifting a veil on biodiversity: A Bayesian approach to fitting relative abundance models. Ecological Applications 16: 202-212. PDF

2004

Cayuela, L. (2004). Habitat evaluation for the Iberian wolf Canis lupus in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain. Applied Geography 24: 199-215. PDF

Software

Cayuela, L.; Stein, A.; Oksanen, J. (2017). Taxonstand: Taxonomic standardisation of plant species names. R package version 2.0. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Taxonstand

Cayuela, L.; Gotelli, N.J. (2014). rareNMtests: Ecological and biogeographical null model tests for comparing rarefaction curves.. R package version 1.0. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rareNMtests.

Cayuela, L.; de la Cruz, M. (2012). betaper: Functions to  incorporate taxonomic uncertainty on multivariate analyses of ecological data. R package version 1.1-0. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=betaper.