• Who, where and what


    Dendroteam research group consists of professors and researchers from the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Zaragoza with contributions from the Department of Ecology at the University of Alicante, the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, and the University of Barcelona.

    The research group 'Climate, water, global change and natural systems' belongs to the Environmental Sciences Institute of Aragon (IUCA), Government of Aragon.


    We are located at the Department of Geography in the University of Zaragoza, Spain.


    • Development of a network of chronologies of several coniferous tree species (Pinus halepensis, Pinus silvestrys, Pinus uncinata, Pinus nigra and Pinus pinea) and deciduous (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus pyrenaica) all over Spain
    • Climate reconstruction of temperatures and precipitation through dendrochronological analysis and documentary sources (such as rogations)
    • Detection of changes in the climate through the analysis of the growth of forest species
    • Analysis of the influence of intense drought periods in the growth of forests
    • Control of changes in the explanatory factors of the growth of the trees in mountain areas (temperature, soil, humidity...)
    • Development of high resolution daily climate databases



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    PhD. José María Cuadrat

    Full professor in Geography.

    Focus on evolution and climate variability from the past 500 years and urban climate.


    PhD. Martín de Luis

    Associate professor.

    Focus on dendroecology, dendroclimatology and climate databases.


    PhD. Miguel Ángel Saz

    Associate professor.

    Focus on climate evolution, dendroclimatology and urban climate.


    PhD. Luis Alberto Longares

    Associate professor.

    Focus on biogeography, geomorphology and GIS.


    PhD. Aitor Valdeón

    Focus on biogeography, specialized in Emys orbicularis in the Iberian Peninsula.

    PhD. Roberto Serrano-Notívoli

    Focus on developing high resolution daily climatic databases.

    PhD. Klemen Knovak

    Focus on dendroecology in Pinus halepensis in the Iberian Peninsula.

    PhD. Ernesto Tejedor

    Focus on the reconstruction of the Iberian Peninsula climate variability since the XVI century, inferred from tree-ring records and documentary sources

    PhD. Student Edurne Martínez del Castillo

    Focus on the effects of the extreme climate events on tree growth and forest distribution, specifically on the European widespread Fagus sylvatica and Pinus sylvestris forests.

  • NEWS!

    Here you can find latest studies published

    Temperature variability in the Iberian Range since 1602 inferred from tree-ring records

    Tejedor, Saz , Cuadrat, de Luis, et al. 2017 (CP)

    Tree rings are an important proxy to understand the natural drivers of climate variability in the Mediterranean Basin and hence to improve future climate scenarios in a vulnerable region. Here, we compile 316 tree-ring width series from 11 conifer sites in the western Iberian Range. We apply a new standardization method based on the trunk basal area instead of the tree cambial age to develop a regional chronology which preserves high- to low-frequency variability. A new reconstruction for the 1602–2012 period correlates at −0.78 with observational September temperatures with a cumulative mean of the 21 previous months over the 1945–2012 calibration period. The new IR2Tmax reconstruction is spatially representative for the Iberian Peninsula and captures the full range of past Iberian Range temperature variability. Reconstructed long-term temperature variations match reasonably well with solar irradiance changes since warm and cold phases correspond with high and low solar activity, respectively. In addition, some annual temperature downturns coincide with volcanic eruptions with a 3-year lag.

    An R package for daily precipitation climate series reconstruction

    Serrano-Notivoli, de Luis, et al. 2017 (EM&S)

    Daily precipitation datasets are usually large, bulky and hard to handle, but they are of key importance in many environmental studies. We developed a tool to create custom datasets from observed daily precipitation records. Reference values (RV) are computed for each day and location using multivariate logistic regression with altitude, latitude and longitude as covariates. The operations were compiled in an Open Source R package called reddPrec. The reddPrec package consists of a set of functions used to: i) apply a comprehensive quality control over original daily precipitation datasets, flagging suspect data based on five predefined criteria; ii) fill missing values in original data series by estimating precipitation values using the 10 nearest observations for each day; and iii) create new series and gridded datasets in locations where no data were recorded.

    Soil moisture and its role in growth-climate relationships across an aridity gradient in semiarid Pinus halepensis forests

    Manrique- Alba A, Novak K, de Luis M, et al., 2016 (STOTEN)

    In Mediterranean areas with limited availability of water, an accurate knowledge of growth response to hydrological variables could contribute to improving management and stability of forest resources. The main goal of this study is to assess the temporal dynamic of soil moisture to better understand the water-growth relationship of Pinus halepensis forests in semiarid areas. Firstly, dendrochronological samples were extracted and the widths of annual tree rings were measured to compute basal area increments (BAI). Secondly, soil moisture was estimated over 20 hydrological years (1992–2012) by means of the HYDROBAL ecohydrological model. Finally, the tree growth was linked, to mean monthly and seasonal temperature, precipitation and soil moisture. Results depict the effect of soil moisture on growth (BAI) and explain 69–73% of the variance in semiarid forests, but only 51% in the subhumid forests. This highlights the fact that that soil moisture is a suitable and promising variable to explain growth variations of afforested Pinus halepensis in semiarid conditions and useful for guiding adaptation plans to respond pro-actively to water-related global challenges.

    Missing rings in Pinus halepensis – the missing link to relate the tree-ring record to extreme climatic events

    Novak et al. 2016 (Frontiers in Plant Science)

    Climate predictions for the Mediterranean Basin include increased temperatures, decreased precipitation, and increased frequency of extreme climatic events (ECE). These conditions are associated with decreased growth of trees and their increased vulnerability to pests and diseases. The anatomy of tree rings is responsive to these environmental conditions. Quantitatively, the width of a tree ring is largely determined by the rate and duration of cell division by the vascular cambium. In the Mediterranean climate, cambial cell division may occur throughout almost the entire year. Alternatively, cell division may stop during relatively cool and dry winters, only to resume in the same year with milder temperatures and increased availability of water...

    Woody biomass production lags stem-girth increase by over one month in coniferous forests

    Cuny, Martínez del Castillo, de Luis et al 2015 (Nature Plants)

    Wood is the main terrestrial biotic reservoir for long-term carbon sequestration. This study presents high-resolution cellular based measurements of wood formation dynamics in different coniferous forest sites all over the northern Hemisphere, with a deeper analysis in northeastern France.  We show that stem woody biomass production lags behind stem-girth increase by over 1 month. Northern Hemisphere forests shows similar time lags in boreal, temperate, subalpine and Mediterranean climates. The results show that these two growth processes exhibit differential sensitivities to local environmental conditions. Results suggest that forecasted changes in the annual cycle of climatic factors may shift the phase timing of stem size increase and woody biomass production in the future.

    Living on the Edge: Contrasted Wood-Formation Dynamics in Fagus sylvatica and Pinus sylvestris under Mediterranean Conditions

    Martínez del Castillo E, Longares LA, de Luis M et al. 2016 (Frontiers in Plant Science)

    Wood formation in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) was intra-annually monitored to examine plastic responses of the xylem phenology according to altitude in one of the southernmost areas of their distribution range, i.e., in the Moncayo Natural Park, Spain. The monitoring was done from 2011 to 2013 at 1180 and 1580 m a.s.l., corresponding to the lower and upper limits of European beech forest in this region. Microcores containing phloem, cambium and xylem were collected biweekly from twenty-four trees from the beginning of March to the end of November to assess the different phases of wood formation...

    Influence of different factors on relative air humidity in Zaragoza, Spain

    Cuadrat et al. 2015 (FES)

    In this study, the spatial patterns of relative air humidity and its relation to urban, geographical and meteorological factors in the city of Zaragoza (Spain) are discussed. We created a relative humidity database by means of 32 urban transects. Data were taken on different days and with different weather types. This data set was used to map the mean spatial distribution of urban dry island (UDI). Using stepwise multiple regression analysis and Landsat ETM+ images the relationships between mean UDI and the main geographic-urban factors: topography, land cover, and surface reflectivity, have been analyzed. Different spatial patterns of UDI were determined using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) (Varimax rotation). The three components extracted accounted for 91% of the total variance. PC1 accounted for the most general patterns (similar to mean UDI); PC2 showed a shift of dry areas to the SE and PC3 a shift to NW. Using data on wind direction in Zaragoza, we have found that the displacement of dry areas to the SE (PC 2) was greater during NW winds while the shift to the NW (PC 3) was produced mainly by SE winds.

    Tree-ring-based drought reconstruction in the Iberian Range (east of Spain) since 1694

    Tejedor et al. 2015 (IJB)

    Droughts are a recurrent phenomenon in the Mediterranean basin with negative consequences for society, economic activities and natural systems. Through this study we reconstruct 318 years of the Standard Precipitation Index (SPI). According to this drought index 7 substantially dry and 5 wet periods are identified since the late 17th century considering 1.76 standard deviations. Besides these, 36 drought and 28 pluvial years were identified. Some of these years, such as 1725, 1741, 1803 and 1879 are also revealed in other drought reconstructions in Romania and Turkey, suggesting coherent larger scale synoptic patterns drove these extreme deviations.


    A complete list of Dendroteam's publications and other work is available via [PDF].


    • Serrano-Notivoli, R., de Luis, M., Saz, M.A. and Beguería, S. 2017. Spatially-based reconstruction of daily precipitation instrumental data series. Climate Research. Accepted.
    • Tejedor, E., Saz, M. A., Cuadrat, J. M., Esper, J., and de Luis, M. (2017). Temperature variability in the Iberian Range since 1602 inferred from tree-ring records. Climate of the Past, 13, 93-105. DOI:10.5194/cp-13-93-2017 [PDF]
    • Serrano-Notivoli, R., de Luis, M., Beguería, S. (2017). An R package for daily precipitation climate series reconstruction. Environmental Modelling & Software 89: 190-195. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.005 [PDF]
    • Manrique-Alba, À., Ruiz-Yanetti, S., Moutahir, H., Novak, K., De Luis, M., Bellot, J. (2017) Soil moisture and its role in growth-climate relationships across an aridity gradient in semiarid Pinus halepensis forests. Science of the Total Environment, 574, pp. 982-990. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.123. [PDF]


    • Prislan, P., Gričar, J., De Luis, M., Novak, K., Martinez Del Castillo, E., Schmitt, U., Koch, G., Štrus, J., Mrak, P., Tušek Žnidarič, M. and Čufar, K. (2016) Annual cambial rhythm in Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris as indicator for climate adaptation. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1923. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.01923. [PDF]
    • Bolte, A., Czajkowski, T., Cocozza, C., Tognetti, R., De Miguel, M., Pšidová, E., Ditmarová, L., Dinca, L., Delzon, S., Cochard, H., Ræbild, A., De Luis, M., Cvjetkovic, B., Heiri, C., Müller, J. Desiccation and mortality dynamics in seedlings of different European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations under extreme drought conditions (2016) Frontiers in Plant Science, 7 (JUNE2016), art. no. 751. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00751. [PDF]
    • De Micco, V., Campelo, F., De Luis, M., Bräuning, A., Grabner, M., Battipaglia, G., Cherubini, P. Intra-annual density fluctuations in tree rings: How, when, where, and why? (2016) IAWA Journal, 37 (2), pp. 232-259. DOI: 10.1163/22941932-20160132.[PDF]

    • Gričar, J., Prislan, P., de Luis, M., Novak, K., Longares, L.A.,  Martinez del Castillo, E., Čufar, K. Lack of annual periodicity in cambial production of phloem in trees from mediterranean areas.  IAWA Journal, 37, 349-364 (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22941932-20160138.  [PDF]
    • Novak, K., de Luis, M., Gričar, J., Prislan, P., Merela, M., Smith, K.T., Čufar, KMissing and dark rings associated with drought in Pinus halepensis. IAWA Journal, 37, 260-274 (2016), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22941932-20160133. [PDF]
    • Martinez Del Castillo, E., Longares, L. A., Gričar, J., Prislan, P., Gil-Pelegrín, E., Čufar, K. and de Luis M. 2016. Living on the Edge: Contrasted Wood-Formation Dynamics in Fagus sylvatica and Pinus sylvestris under Mediterranean Conditions. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 370. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00370. [PDF]
    • Novak K, De Luis M, Saz M, Longares L, Serrano Notivoli R, Raventós J, Čufar K, Gričar J, Di Filippo A, Piovesan G, Rathgeber CB, Papadopoulos A and Smith KT, 2016. Missing rings in Pinus halepensis – the missing link to relate the tree-ring record to extreme climatic events. Front. Plant Sci. 7:727. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00727. [PDF]
    • Zalloni E, de Luis M, Campelo F, Novak K, De Micco V, Di Filippo A, Vieira J, Nabais C, Rozas V and Battipaglia G., 2016. Climatic Signals from Intra-annual Density Fluctuation Frequency in Mediterranean Pines at a Regional Scale. Front. Plant Sci. 7:579. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00579. [PDF]
    • Battipaglia G, Campelo F, Vieira J, Grabner M, De Micco V, Nabais C, Cherubini P, Carrer M, Bräuning A, Čufar K, Di Filippo A, García-González I, Koprowski M, Klisz M, Kirdyanov AV, Zafirov N and de Luis M. 2016. Structure and Function of Intra–Annual Density Fluctuations: Mind the Gaps. Front. Plant Sci. 7:595. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00595. [PDF]
    • Tejedor, E., Saz, M. A., Cuadrat, J. M., Esper, J., and de Luis, M. 2016. Temperature variability of the Iberian Range since 1602 inferred from tree-ring records, Clim. Past Discuss., doi:10.5194/cp-2016-9, in review,. [PDF]
    • Tejedor, E., de Luis, M., Cuadrat, J.M., Esper, J. & Saz, M.A. 2016. Tree-ring-based drought reconstruction in the Iberian Range (east of Spain) since 1694. International Journal of Biometeorology, 60, 361. DOI:10.1007/s00484- 015-1033-7.  [PDF]


    • Serrano-Notivoli, R., M. Martín-Santafé, et al. 2015. Cultivation potentiality of black truffle in Zaragoza province (Northeast Spain). Journal of Maps: 1-5.[PDF]
    • Buisan S, Saz, MA, López-Moreno, I. 2015. Spatial and temporal variability of winter snow and precipitation days in the western and central Spanish Pyrenees. Internacinal Journal of Climatology. DOI 10.1002/joc.3978. [PDF]
    • Cuadrat JM, Vicente-Serrano S; Saz MA. 2015. Influence of different factors on relative air humidity in Zaragoza, Spain. Front. Earth Sci. 3:10. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00010. [PDF]
    • Génova,M.; Máyer,P.; Ballesteros-Cánovas,J.; Rubiales,J. M.; Saz,M. A.; Díez-Herrero,A. 2015. Multidisciplinary study of flash floods in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park (Canary Islands, Spain). Catena. DOI 10.1016/j.catena.2015.03.007.  [PDF]
    • A. Peguero-Pina, J.; Sancho-Knapik, D.; Martín, P.; Saz, M. Á.; Gea-Izquierdo, G.; Cañellas, I.; Gil-Pelegrín, E. 2015. Evidence of vulnerability segmentation in a deciduous Mediterranean oak (Quercus subpyrenaica E. H. del Villar). Trees-Structure and Function. DOI 10.1007/s00468-015-1273-5.  [PDF]
    • Cuny, H.E., Rathgeber , C.B.K., Frank, D., Fonti, P., Mäkinen, H., Prislan, P., Rossi, S., Martinez del Castillo, E., Campelo, F., Vavrčík, H., Camarero,J.J., Bryukhanova, M.V., Jyske, T., Gričar, J., Gryc. V., De Luis, M., Vieira, J., Čufar, K., Kirdyanov, A.V., Oberhuber, W., Treml, V., Huang, J-G., Li, X., Swidrak, I., Deslauriers, A., Liang, E., Nöjd, P., Andreas Gruber, A., Nabais, C., Morin, H., Krause, C., King, G. and Fournier, M. 2015. Woody biomass production lags stem-girth increase by over one month in coniferous forests. Nature Plants 10/2015; Article number: 15160(11):1-6. DOI:10.1038/NPLANTS.2015.160.  [PDF]
    • Gričar, J., Prislan, P., de Luis, M., Gryc, V., Hacurova, J., Vavrčik, H. & Čufar, K. 2015. Plasticity in variation of xylem and phloem cell characteristics of Norway spruce under different local conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00730.  [PDF]
    • Martinez del Castillo, E., García-Martín, A., Longares, L.A. & de Luis, M. 2015. Evaluation of forest cover change using remote sensing techniques and landscape metrics in Moncayo Natural Park (Spain). Applied Geography, DOI:10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.05.002.  [PDF]
    • Campelo, F., Vieira, J., Battipaglia, G., de Luis, M., Nabais, C., Freitas, H. & Cherubini, P. 2015. Which matters most for the formation of intra-annual density fluctuations in Pinus pinaster: age or size?. Trees - Structure and Function 29:237–245.  [PDF]


    • Čufar, K., de Luis, M., Prislan, P., Gričar, J., Črepinšek, Z., Merela, M. & Kajfež-Bogataj, L. 2014. Do variations in leaf phenology affect radial growth variations in Fagus sylvatica?. International Journal of Biometeorology 59: 1127-1132.
    • Gričar, J., Prislan, P., Gryc, V., Vavrcík, H., de Luis, M. & Čufar, K. 2014. Plastic and locally adapted phenology in cambial seasonality and production of xylem and phloem cells in Picea abies from temperate environments. Tree Physiology, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpu026. [PDF]
    • Behtari, B., de Luis, M. & Dabbagh, M. N. 2014. Predicting germination of Medicago sativa and Onobrychis viciifolia sedes by using image analysis. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 38: 615-623. [PDF]
    • Čufar, K., Sefc, B., de Luis, M., Morgos, A., Grabner, M., Merela, M. & Trajković, J. 2014. Tree-Ring Chronology of Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) and its Potential for Development of Dendrochronological Research in Croatia. Drvna Industrija 65 129-137. [PDF]
    • Čufar, K., Grabner, M., Morgós, A., Martínez del Castillo, E., Merela, M. & de Luis, M. 2014. Common climatic signals affecting oak tree-ring growth in SE Central Europe. Trees - Structure and Function 28: 1267-1277. 
    • Cortesi N., González Hidalgo J. C., Brunetti M. & de Luis M. 2014. Spatial variability of precipitation in Spain. Regional Environmental Change 14: 1743-1749.
    • de Luis M., Čufar K., Saz M. A., Longares L. A., Ceglar A. & Kajfez-Bogataj L. 2014. Trends in seasonal precipitation and temperature in Slovenia during 1951-2007. Regional Environmental Change 14: 1801-1810. [PDF]
    • Serrano-Notivoli, R; Mora-Mur, D; Ollero-Ojeda, A; Sánchez-Fabre, M; Saz, MA. 2014. Respuesta hidrológica al evento de precipitación de junio de 2013 en el Pirineo Central. Investigaciones Geográficas. 62. 5-21.  DOI. 10.14198/INGEO2014.62. [PDF]
    • Prislan, P., Čufar, K., Gričar, J., de Luis, M., Koch, G., & Schmitt, U. 2014. Wood and phloem formation in beech (Fagus sylvatica). In : Di Filippo, A., Piovesan, G., Romagnoli, M., Helie, G., Gartner, H. (2014), TRACE- Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 12 (pp.126-130). Scientific Technical Report 14/ 05, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. 
    • Serrano-Notivoli, R., Cuadrat, J.M., Longares, L.A., Martínez del Castillo, E., Novak, K., Saz, M.A., Tejedor, E. & de Luis, M. 2014. Reconstrucción de temperaturas a escala diaria en el parque natural del Moncayo (España). In: Cambio Climático y Cambio Global, Serie A, nº9. Edited by Fernández-Montes S., Rodrigo F.S, 10/2014: pages 11-22; Asociación Española de Climatología (AEC). ISBN: 978-84-16027-69-9. [PDF]
    • Tejedor, E., de Luis, M., Cuadrat, J.M., Novak, K., Martínez del Castillo, E., Serrano-Notivoli, R., Longares, L.A., Génova, M. & Saz, M.A. 2014. Potencial dendroclimático de Pinus halepensis, P. pinaster, P. sylvestris, P. nigra y P. uncinata en el sistema ibérico turolense. In: Cambio Climático y Cambio Global, Serie A, nº9. Edited by Fernández-Montes S., Rodrigo F.S, 10/2014: pages 512-522; Asociación Española de Climatología (AEC). ISBN: 978-84-16027-69-9. [PDF]
    • Moutahir, H., de Luis, M., Serrano-Notivoli, R., Touhami, I. & Bellot, J. 2014. Análisis de los eventos climáticos extremos en la provincia de Alicante, sureste de España. In: Cambio Climático y Cambio Global, Serie A, nº9. Edited by Fernández-Montes S., Rodrigo F.S, 10/2014: pages 457-466; Asociación Española de Climatología (AEC). ISBN: 978-84-16027-69-9. [PDF]
    • Cuadrat J.M., Serrano-Notivoli R., Saz-Sánchez M.A., Tejedor E., Prohom M., Cunillera J., Soubeyroux J.M., Deaux N., Esteban P. 2014. El Clima de los Pirineos: Base de datos y primeros resultados. Boletín de la Asociación Meteorológica. Española, 46, pp. 36-39. ISSN 1696-764X. Madrid.

    • Deaux N., Soubeyroux J.M., Cuadrat J.M., Cunillera J., Esteban P., Prohom M. & Serrano-Notivoli R. 2014. Homogénéisation transfrontalière des températures sur le massif des Pyrénées. XXVIIe Colloque de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie. 2-5 juillet 2014, Dijon, France. [PDF]

    • Cogălniceanu D., Castilla A.M., Valdeon A., Gosa A., Al-Jaidah N., Alkuwary A., Saifelnasr E.O.H., Mas-Peinado P., Richer R. & Al-Hemaidi A.A.M. 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373: 67–91. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.373.5994. [PDF]


    • de Luis, M., Čufar, K., di Filippo, A, Novak, K., Papadopoulos, A., Piovesan, G., Rathgeber, C. B.K., Raventós, J., Saz, M.A. & Smith, K.T. 2013. Plasticity in Dendroclimatic Response across the Distribution Range of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis). PLoS ONE 8(12):e83550. [PDF]
    • Novak, K., Saz Sánchez, M.A., Čufar, K., Raventós, J. & de Luis, M. 2013. Age, climate and intra-annual density fluctuations in Pinus halepensis in Spain. IAWA Journal 34: 459–474. [PDF]
    • Gričar, J., de Luis, M., Hafner, P. & Levanič, T. 2013. Anatomical characteristics and hydrologic signals in tree-rings of oaks (Quercus robur L.). Trees - Structure and Function 27:1669–1680. [PDF]
    • Prislan, P., Gričar, J., de Luis, M., Smith, K.T. & Čufar, K. 2013. Phenological variation in xylem and phloem formation in Fagus sylvatica from two contrasting sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 180: 142– 151. [PDF]
    • Novak K., de Luis M., Raventós J. & Čufar K. 2013. Climatic signals in tree-ring widths and wood structure of Pinus halepensis in contrasted environmental conditions. Trees - Structure and Function 27: 927-934. [PDF]
    • Longares, L.A., de Luis, M., Arrechea, E., Saz, M.A., Novak, K., del Castillo, E. & Tejedor, E. 2013. Respuesta del rebollar a las acciones de mejora de su estado de conservación en el Parque Natural del Moncayo (Zaragoza). En: Montes: Servicios y desarrollo rural. Edita: Sociedad Española de Ciencias Forestales. Vitoria-Gasteiz. 6CFE01-465. [PDF]
    • Gonzalez Hidalgo, J.C., Cortesi, N., Nadal, E., Brunetti, M., Stepanek, P. & de Luis, M. 2013. Trends of precipitation in Spain (1945-2005). In: García-Legaz Martinez, C.G. and Valero Rodriguez, F. (eds). Adverse Weather in Spain. AMV Ediciones. Madrid. Spain. Pp: 267-282.
    • Cortesi N., González Hidalgo J. C., Brunetti M. & de Luis M. 2013. Spatial variability of precipitation in Spain. Regional Environmental Change 14: 1743-1749.  [PDF]
    • Ayres C., Alvarez A., Ayllon E., Bertolero A., Buenetxea X., Cordero-Rivera A., Curco-Masip A., Duarte J., Farfan M.A., Ferrandez M., Franch M., Fortuño L., Guerrero J., Hernandez-Sastre P.L., Lacomba I., Lorente L., Miguelez-Carbajo D., Pinya S., Rada V., Romero D., Sanchez J., Sancho V. & Aitor Valdeon. 2013. Conservation projects for Emys orbicularis in Spain. Herpetology Notes, volume 6: 157-164 (2013). [PDF]
    • Castilla A.M., Valdeón A., Cogalniceanu D., Gosá A., Alkuwary A., Saifelnasr E.O.H., Al-Naimi S. & Al-Hemaidi A.A.M.3013. First record of a gecko species to the fauna of Qatar: Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872 (Gekkonidae), QScience Connect 2013:28 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/connect.2013.28. [PDF]
    • Valdeón A., Castilla A.M., Cogalniceanu D., Gosá A., Alkuwary A., Saifelnasr E.O.H., On the presence and distribution of the Gulf sand gecko, Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Haas, 1957 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Qatar, QScience Connect 2013:34. [PDF]
    • Mas-Peinado P., Ruiz .JL., García-París M., Castilla AM, Valdeón A. & Saifelnasr E.O.H. 2013. On the presence of Scaurus puncticollis Solier, 1838 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Qatar, QScience Connect 2013:25. http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/connect.2013.25. [PDF]


    • Nadal Romero E., Lasanta T., González Hidalgo J. C., de Luis M. & Garcia Ruiz J. M. 2012. The effect of intense rainstorm events on the suspended sediment response under various land uses: The Ainsa valley experimental station. Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica 38, 27-47. [PDF]
    • Pasho E., Camarero J. J., de Luis M. & Vicente Serrano S. M. 2012. Factors driving growth responses to drought in Mediterranean forests. European Journal of Forest Research 131, 1797-807. [PDF]
    • Wilmking M., Hallinger M., Van Bogaert R., Kyncl T., Babst F., Hahne W., Juday G. P., de Luis M., Novak K. & Vollm C. 2012. Continuously missing outer rings in woody plants at their distributional margins. Dendrochronologia 30, 213-22. [PDF]
    • Čufar K., de Luis M., Saz M. A., Crepinsek Z. & Kajfez-Bogataj L. 2012. Temporal shifts in leaf phenology of beech (Fagus sylvatica: depend on elevation. Trees - Structure and Function 26, 1091-100. [PDF]
    • González Hidalgo J. C., Batalla R. J., Cerda A. & de Luis M. 2012. A regional analysis of the effects of largest events on soil erosion. Catena 95, 85-90. [PDF]
    • Behtari B. & de Luis M. 2012. Seedling emergence of tall fescue and wheatgrass under different climate conditions in Iran. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 10, 183-90. [PDF]
    • Raventós J., Wiegand T., Maestre F. T. & de Luis M. 2012. A resprouter herb reduces negative density-dependent effects among neighboring seeders after fire. Acta Oecologica 38, 17-23. [PDF]


    • Pasho E., Camarero J. J., de Luis M. & Vicente Serrano S. M. 2011. Impacts of drought at different time scales on forest growth across a wide climatic gradient in north-eastern Spain. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1800-11. [PDF]
    • de Luis M., Novak K., Raventós J., Gričar J., Prislan P. & Čufar K. 2011. Cambial activity, wood formation and sapling survival of Pinus halepensis exposed to different irrigation regimes. Forest Ecology and Management 262, 1630-8. [PDF]
    • de Luis M., Novak K., Raventós J., Gričar J., Prislan P. & Čufar K. 2011. Climate factors promoting intra-annual density fluctuations in Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis: from semiarid sites. Dendrochronologia 29, 163-9. [PDF]
    • Pasho E., Camarero J. J., de Luis M. & Vicente Serrano S. M. 2011. Spatial variability in large-scale and regional atmospheric drivers of Pinus halepensis growth in eastern Spain. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1106-19. [PDF]
    • Moreno Gutierrez C., Barbera G., Nicolas E., de Luis M., Castillo V. M., Martinez Fernandez F. & Querejeta J. I. 2011. Leaf ð18O of remaining trees is affected by thinning intensity in a semiarid pine forest. Plant Cell & Environment 34, 1009-19. [PDF]
    • de Luis M., González Hidalgo J. C., Brunetti M. & Longares L. A. 2011. Precipitation concentration changes in Spain 1946-2005. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 11, 1259-65. [PDF]
    • González Hidalgo J. C., Brunetti M. & de Luis M. 2011. A new tool for monthly precipitation analysis in Spain: MOPREDAS database (Monthly precipitation trends December 1945- November 2005). International Journal of Climatology 31, 715-31. [PDF]
    • Novak K., de Luis M., Čufar K. & Raventós J. 2011. Frequency and variability of missing tree rings along the stems of Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea from a semiarid site in SE Spain. Journal of Arid Environments 75, 494-8. [PDF]


    • González Hidalgo J. C., Brunetti M. & de Luis M. 2010. Precipitation trends in Spanish hydrological divisions, 1946-2005. Climate Research 43, 215-28. [PDF]
    • de Luis M., Brunetti M., González Hidalgo J. C., Longares L. A. & Martin Vide J. 2010. Changes in seasonal precipitation in the Iberian Peninsula during 1946-2005. Global and Planetary Change 74, 27-33. [PDF]
    • Raventós J., Wiegand T. & de Luis M. 2010. Evidence for spatial segregation hypothesis: a test with nine-year survivorship data in a Mediterranean fire-prone shrubland. Ecology 91, 2110-2120. [PDF]
    • de Luis M., González Hidalgo J. C. & Longares L. A. 2010. Is rainfall erosivity increasing in Mediterranean Iberian Peninsula? Land Degradation & Development 21, 139-44. [PDF]
  • Climatic data

    SPREAD (Spanish PREcipitation At Daily scale)


    Spanish PREcipitation At Daily scale (SPREAD) is a new daily gridded precipitation dataset for Spain. It covers the whole territory of peninsular Spain and Balearic and Canary Islands at a 5x5 kilometre spatial resolution. Daily precipitation was estimated for each point of the grid from 1950-01-01 to 2012-12-31 in peninsular Spain and from 1971-01-01 to 2012-12-31 in the Balearic and Canary Islands. The grid was built using a previously reconstructed station-based dataset using reddPrec package (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/reddPrec). The observed precipitation information comprised 12,858 stations provided by Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET); Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MAGRAMA); Meteorologic Service of Catalonia (METEOCAT); Navarra Government and several hydrological confederations.

  • Dendro data

    HERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD RING WIDTH (RW), LATEWOOD WIDTH (LW) and EARLYWOOD WIDTH (EW) RAW DATA FROM PINUS SYLVESTRIS AND PINUS UNCINATA OF THE NORTH EAST OF SPAIN. A catalogue with information regarding the existing dendro sites can be consulted here.

    When using data please use the following reference:

    Tejedor, E., de Luis, M., Saz, M.A., Cuadrat, J.M. (2017). RW_EW_LW_NESPAIN. figshare.


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