Alberto Arzac, Ph.D.

Head of laboratory

I am a plant ecologist focused on the effect of the environmental factors controlling tree growth. I use a multi-proxy approach combining dendrochronology, quantitative wood anatomy, tree-growth modeling and remote sensing to get a better understanding of plants’ response to the environment over long spatial gradients.

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Published work in the last five years

2021

2 (13). Tabakova MA,  Tabakova KA, Khotcinskaia KI, Sergeeva OV, Arzac A (2021) Exploration of the climate sensitivity of xylem parenchyma in Pinus sylvestris L. in the forest-steppe of southern Siberia. Russian Journal of Ecology. accepted

1 (12). Arzac A, Fonti M, Vaganov E (2021) An overview on dendrochronology and quantitative wood anatomy studies of conifers in southern Siberia (Russia). Progress in Botany Vol. 83. Springer International Publishing. in press


2020

2 (11). Tabakova MA, Arzac A, Martínez E, Kirdyanov AV (2020) Climatic factors controlling Pinus sylvestris radial growth along a transect of increasing continentality in southern Siberia. Dendrochronologia. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125709

1 (10). Dyachuk P, Arzac A, Assaulianov R, Peresunko P, Belokopytova L, Videnin S, Vaganov E, Shishov V (2020) AutoCellRow (ACR) – A new tool for the automatic quantification of cell radial files in conifer images. Dendrochronologia. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125687

2019

2 (9). Arzac A, Popkova M, Anarbekova A, Olano JM, Gutiérrez E, Nikolaev A, Shishov V (2019) Increasing radial and latewood growth rates of Larix cajanderi Mayr. and Pinus sylvestris L. in the continuous permafrost zone in Central Yakutia (Russia). Annals of Forest Science. doi: 10.1007/s13595-019-0881-4

1 (8). Arzac A, Llambí L, Dulhoste R, Olano JM, Chacón-Moreno E (2019) Modelling the effect of temperature changes on plant life- form distribution along a tree line ecotone in the tropical Andes. Plant Ecology and Diversity. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2019.1655108

2018

4 (7). Arzac A,  López-Cepero, JM, Babushkina EA, Gomez S (2018) Applying methods of hard tissues preparation for wood anatomy: Imaging polished samples embedded in polymethylmethacrylate. Dendrochronologia. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2018.08.005

3 (6). Arzac A, Babushkina E, Fonti P, Slobodchikova V, Sviderskaya I, Vaganov E (2018) Evidences of wider latewood in Pinus sylvestris from a forest-steppe of Southern Siberia. Dendrochronologia. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2018.02.007

2 (5). Sánchez-Salguero R, Camarero JJ, Rozas V, Génova M, Olano JM, Arzac A, Gazol A, Caminero L, Tejedor W, de Luis M, Linares JC (2018) Resist, recover or both? Growth plasticity in response to drought is geographically structured and linked to intra-specific variability in Pinus pinaster. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13202

1 (4). Arzac A, Rozas V, Rozenberg P, Olano JM (2018) Combining multiple anatomical traits to identify cambial climatic constraints along Pinus pinaster climatic range. Agricultural and Forest Metereology. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.12.257

2017

2 (3). Olano JM, González-Muñoz N, Arzac A, Rozas V, von Arx G, Delzon S, García-Cervigón A (2017) Sex determines xylem anatomy in a dioecious conifer: hydraulic consequences in a drier world. Tree Physiology. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpx066

1 (2). von Arx G, Arzac A, Fonti P, Frank D, Zweifel R, Rigling A, Galiano L, Gessler A, Olano JM (2017) Responses of sapwood ray parenchyma and non-structural carbohydrates of Pinus sylvestris to drought and long-term irrigation. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12860

2016

1 (1). Arzac A, García-Cervigón AI, Vicente-Serrano SM, Loidi J, Olano JM (2016) Phenological shifts in climate response of secondary growth allow Juniperus sabina L. to cope with altitudinal and temporal climate variability. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.11.011