Montané, Francesc

Member Profile

Francesc Montané

Department of Botany and Microbiology
University of Oklahoma
101 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK, 73019, USA
Email: francesc.montane@gmail.com


Education

PhD in Plant Ecology, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 2010
MSc in Forest Engineering, University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. 2003
BSc in Forest Engineering, University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. 2000

Academic Appointments

2012 Sept. - present: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oklahoma, USA
2012 March - 2012 Sept.: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Michigan State University, USA
2011: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada
2004 - 2010: Researcher in Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain
2002: Research assistant, University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Honors and Awards

2012: Award by the NSF to participate in the course “Assimilating long term data into ecosystem models” in the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Centre, Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, USA
2011: Award by the European Research Network COST Action FP0603 to participate in the course “Modeling Forest Ecosystems”, Kaprun, Austria
2011: Award by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to participate at the “Stochastic modeling in Biology” tutorial at the NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
2009: Award by the Catalan Research Agency for a research stage grant (5 months) in the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
2007: Award by the Catalan Research Agency for a research stage grant (4 months) in the University of Alberta, Canada
2005-2008: Award by the Catalan Research Agency for a pre-doctoral grant (4 years) in Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain

Publications

Montané F, Casals P, Dale MRT. 2011. How spatial heterogeneity of cover affects patterns of shrub encroachment into mesic grasslands. PLoS ONE 6(12):e28652.
Casals P, Garcia-Pausas J, Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P. 2010. Root decomposition in grazed and abandoned Mediterranean and mountain grasslands estimated by standard labelled roots. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 139:759-765.
Montané F, Romanyà J, Rovira P, Casals P. 2010. Aboveground litter changes may drive soil organic carbon increase after shrub encroachment into mountain grasslands. Plant and Soil 337:151-165.
Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT. 2010. Spatial patterns of shrub encroachment in neighbouring grassland communities in the Pyrenees: floristic composition heterogeneity drives shrub proliferation rates. Plant Ecology 211:267-278.
Montané F, Casals P, Taull M, Lambert B, Dale MRT. 2009. Spatial patterns of shrub cover after different fire disturbances in the Pyrenees. Annals of Forest Science 66: Art612.
Montané F, Rovira P, Casals P. 2007. Shrub encroachment into mesic mountain grasslands in the Iberian peninsula: effects of plant quality and temperature on soil C and N stocks. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21: GB4016.
Gracia M, Montané F, Piqué J, Retana J. 2007. Overstory structure and topographic gradients determining diversity and abundance of understory shrub species in temperate forests in central Pyrenees (NE Spain). Forest Ecology and Management 242: 391-397.

Workshops/conferences attended/invited

“Assimilating long term data into ecosystem models” in the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Centre, Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, USA; 12-18 August 2012.

“Ecological model integration to predict ecosystem responses to global change” in Centre d’Étude de la Forêt, UQAM, Montréal, Canada; 16-18 August 2011.

“Modeling Forest Ecosystems” in Kaprun, Austria. 9-13 May 2011.

“Stochastic Modeling in Biology”, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Konxville, USA. 16-18 March 2011.

II Meeting of the Spatial Ecology Working Group (Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology); Madrid, Spain. 24-26 September 2008.

Global Change in Mountain Regions. Perth, Scotland, UK. 2-6 October 2005.

Journal Referee

Community Ecology (2); Ecological Indicators, Journal of Arid Land; Plant and Soil; Plant Ecology & Diversity (2)