I did my Bachelor degree in Madrid, where I studied Environmental Sciences. Later I got a scholarship to conduct a two year master in Environmental Management in Greece.
During the second year of the master I participated in a European project on the conservation of Mediterranean Temporary Ponds and in that context I wrote my master thesis " Characteristics of the soil seed bank in Mediterranean temporary ponds and its role in ecosystem dynamics". After I finished my Masters, I was granted a scholarship by the Spanish Government to do a PhD at the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville. In November 2010 I obtained my PhD in Ecology with a thesis entitled "Plant-soil interactions in a Mediterranean forest" In January 2011 I came to Australia and I was hosted as a Visiting fellow at the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science (U. of Melbourne) for few months. From September 2011 to August 2012 I have been working as a postdoctoral research fellow for the University of Sydney (Faculty of Agriculture and Environment ) and the University of Melbourne (DFES-MSLE). Recently I've been granted a Spanish Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue working on forest ecology at the University of Melbourne.
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Ifer Landscape Integration Core - The Integrated Landscape Decision Support System
Role Of Soil Microbial Communities On The Success Of Woody Revegetation In Riparian Ecosys..
Revegetation technique changes root mycorrhizal colonisation and root fungal communities: ..
Ifer Carbon Supp: Integrating Carbon Into Modelling Frameworks For Bushfire Risk Managemen..
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Persistent changes in the horizontal and vertical canopy structure of fire-tolerant forests after severe fire as quantified using multi-temporal airborne lidar data
Yogendra K Karna, Trent D Penman, Cristina Aponte, Nina Hinko-Najera, Lauren T Bennett
Journal article | 2020 | Forest Ecology and Management
Structural diversity underpins carbon storage in Australian temperate forests
Cristina Aponte, Sabine Kasel, Craig R Nitschke, Mihai A Tanase, Helen Vickers, Linda Parker, Melissa Fedrigo, Michele Kohout, Paloma Ruiz-Benito, Miguel A Zavala, Lauren T Bennett
Journal article | 2020 | Global Ecology and Biogeography
Positive associations among rare species and their persistence in ecological assemblages
Joaquin Calatayud, Enrique Andivia, Adrian Escudero, Carlos J Melian, Ruben Bernardo-Madrid, Markus Stoffel, Cristina Aponte, Nagore G Medina, Rafael Molina-Venegas, Xavier Arnan, Martin Rosvall, Magnus Neuman, Jorge Ari Noriega, Fernanda Alves-Martins, Isabel Draper, Arantzazu Luzuriaga, Juan Antonio Ballesteros-Canovas, Cesar Morales-Molino, Pablo Ferrandis, Asier Herrero, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | Nature Ecology & Evolution
According to the competitive exclusion principle, species with low competitive abilities should be excluded by more efficient comp..
Synthetic aperture radar sensitivity to forest changes: A simulations-based study for the Romanian forests
Mihai A Tanase, Ludovic Villard, Diana Pitar, Bogdan Apostol, Marius Petrila, Serban Chivulescu, Stefan Leca, Ignacio Borlaf-Mena, Ionut-Silviu Pascu, Alexandru-Claudiu Dobre, Daniel Pitar, Gheorghe Guiman, Adrian Lorent, Cristian Anghelus, Albert Ciceu, Gabriel Nedea, Raducu Stanculeanu, Flaviu Popescu, Cristina Aponte, Ovidiu Badea
Journal article | 2019 | Science of The Total Environment
Assessing Legacy Effects of Wildfires on the Crown Structure of Fire-Tolerant Eucalypt Trees Using Airborne Lidar Data
Yogendra Karna, Trent Penman, Cristina Aponte, Lauren Bennett
Journal article | 2019
Fire-tolerant eucalypt forests of south eastern Australia are assumed to fully recover from even the most intense fires but surpri..
Assessing Legacy Effects of Wildfires on the Crown Structure of Fire-Tolerant Eucalypt Trees Using Airborne LiDAR Data
Yogendra K Karna, Trent D Penman, Cristina Aponte, Lauren T Bennett
Journal article | 2019 | Remote Sensing
The fire-tolerant eucalypt forests of south eastern Australia are assumed to fully recover from even the most intense fires; howev..
Global effects of non-native tree species on multiple ecosystem services
Pilar Castro-Diez, Ana Sofia Vaz, Joaquim S Silva, Marcela van Loo, Alvaro Alonso, Cristina Aponte, Alvaro Bayon, Peter J Bellingham, Mariana C Chiuffo, Nicole DiManno, Kahua Julian, Susanne Kandert, Nicola La Porta, Helia Marchante, Hamish G Maule, Margaret M Mayfield, Daniel Metcalfe, M Cristina Monteverdi, Martin A Nunez, Rebecca Ostertag, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Biological Reviews
Nutrient uptake and use efficiency in co-occurring plants along a disturbance and nutrient availability gradient in the boreal forests of the southwest Yukon, Canada
Craig R Nitschke, Patrick O Waeber, Jan W Klaassen, Julia Dordel, John L Innes, Cristina Aponte
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Vegetation Science
Protected wading bird species threaten relict centenarian cork oaks in a Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve: A conservation management conflict
Luis V Garcia, Cristina Ramo, Cristina Aponte, Adela Moreno, Maria T Dominguez, Lorena Gomez-Aparicio, Ramon Redondo, Teodoro Maranon
Journal article | 2011 | Biological Conservation
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Science 2010
Travel Award - 3 months international internship - New Zealand
Travel Award - 3 months international internship - Switzerland
Travel Award - 3 months international internship - France
Post graduate studies / Master of Science
International Collaboration Fellowship 'Giner de los Rios' - Spain
Spanish Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship
Australian Endeavour Potdoctoral Research Fellowship
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Dynamics and Conservation of Forest Ecosystems (DICOFOR)
Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology (AEET)
Spanish Society of Forest Sciences (SECF)
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of Mediterranean Plants Research Group (EVOCA)
Phd Conservation Biology
University of Sevilla
Master Environmental Management
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Autonomous University of Madrid