Gazol Burgos, Antonio

Gazol Burgos, Antonio





 ► Postdoctoral Researcher




I am a plant ecologist which uses different approaches to disentangle how biotic and abiotic factors influence spatio-temporal plant species patterns. My research topic focuses on plant species response to environmental and climate factors at the individual, population and community level. Currently, I am postdoctoral researcher (MINECO - postdoctoral junior grant) at the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE-CSIC).


I am involved in the following research fields:

≈ Plant community patterns and their determinants across spatial scales
≈ Abiotic and biotic determinants of plant species distribution
≈ Heterogeneity diversity relationship at multiple scales (HDR)
≈ Species coexistence and community assembly in plant communities
≈ Woody plant species response to climate drivers
≈ Functional diversity and its relationship to the response of plant species to climate






  • Camarero, J.J.; Gazol, A.; Tardif, J.C.; Conciatori, F. (2015) Attributing forest responses to global‐change drivers: limited evidence of a CO2‐fertilization effect in Iberian pine growth. Journal of Biogeography

  • Camarero, J.J.; Gazol, A.; Sancho-Benages, S.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G. (2015) Know your limits? Climate extremes impact the range of Scots pine in unexpected places. Annals of Botany, mcv124

  • Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Camarero, J.J.; Oliva, J.; Montes, F. (2015) Past logging, drought and pathogens interact and contribute to forest dieback. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 208, 85-94

  • Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Camarero, J.J.; Linares, J.C.; Hernández, R.; Oliva, J.; Gazol, A.; González de Andrés, E.; Montes, F.; García-Martín, A.; de la Riva, J. (2015) Papel de los factores bióticos y las sequías en el decaimiento del bosque: aportaciones desde la dendroecología. (2015) Revista Ecosistemas 24 (2), 15-23

  • Gazol, A.; Camarero, J.J.; Gutiérrez, E.; Popa, I.; Andreu‐Hayles, L.; Motta, R.; Nola, P.; Ribas, M.; Sangüesa‐Barreda, G.; Urbinati, C.; Carrer, M. (2015) Distinct effects of climate warming on populations of silver fir (Abies alba) across Europe. Journal of Biogeography 42 (6), 1150-1162

  • Camarero, J.J.; Gazol, A.; Galván, J.D.; Sangüesa‐Barreda, G.; Gutiérrez, E. (2015) Disparate effects of global‐change drivers on mountain conifer forests: warming‐induced growth enhancement in young trees vs. CO2 fertilization in old trees from wet sites. Global change biology 21 (2), 738-749

  • Camarero, J.J.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa‐Barreda, G.; Oliva, J.; Vicente‐Serrano, S.M. (2015) To die or not to die: early warnings of tree dieback in response to a severe drought. Journal of Ecology 103 (1), 44-57

  • ≈ Uria-Diez, J.; Gazol, A.; Ibáñez, R. (2014) Drivers of a riparian forest specialist (Carex remota, Cyperaceae): It is not only a matter of soil moisture. American Journal of Botany

  • ≈ Price, J.N.; Gazol, A.; Tamme, R.; Hiiesalu, I.; Pärtel, M. (2014) The functional assembly of experimental grasslands in relation to fertility and resource heterogeneity. Functional ecology 28 (2), 509-519

  • ≈ Koorem, K.; Gazol, A.; Opik, M.; Moora, M.; Saks, U.; Uibopuu, A.; Sõber, V.; Zobel, M. (2014) Soil nutrient content influences the abundance of soil microbes but not plant biomass at the small-scale. PloS one 9 (3), e91998

  • ≈ Barrio, I.C.; Bueno, C.G.; Nagy, L.; Palacio, S.; Grau, O.; Munilla, I.; García, M.B.; Garcia-Cervigón, A.I.; Gartzia, M.; Gazol, A.; Lara-Romero, C.; Anadon-Rosell, A.; Ninot, J.M.; Chocarro, C.; Alados, C.L.; Fillat, F.; Zamora, R. (2013) Alpine Ecology in the Iberian Peninsula: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Learn? Mountain Research and Development 33 (4), 437-442

  • Gazol, A.; Tamme, R.; Price, J.N.; Hiiesalu, I.; Laanisto, L.; Pärtel, M. (2013) A negative heterogeneity–diversity relationship found in experimental grassland communities. Oecologia 173 (2), 545-555

  • ≈ García-Cervigón, A.; Gazol, A.; Sanz, V.; Camarero, J.J.; Olano, J.M. (2013) Intraspecific competition replaces interspecific facilitation as abiotic stress decreases: The shifting nature of plant–plant interactions. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 15 (4), 226-236

  • ≈ Yuan, Z.; Gazol, A.; Lin, F.; Ye, J.; Shi, S.; Wang, X.; Wang, M.; Hao, Z. (2013) Soil organic carbon in an old-growth temperate forest: Spatial pattern, determinants and bias in its quantification. Geoderma 195, 48-55

  • ≈ Kasari, L.; Gazol, A.; Kalwij, J.M.; Aveliina, H. (2013) Low shrub cover in alvar grasslands increases small-scale diversity by promoting the occurrence of generalist species. Tuexenia 33, (in press)

  • ≈ Laanisto, L.; Tamme, R.; Hiiesalu, I.; Szava-Kovats, R.; Gazol, A.; Pärtel, M. (2013) Microfragmentation concept explains non-positive environmental heterogeneity–diversity relationships. Oecologia 171 (1), 217-226

  • Gazol, A.; Camarero, J.J. (2012) The performance of Mediterranean subshrubs depends more on microsite than on regional climate conditions. Journal of Vegetation Science 23 (6), 1062-1070

  • Gazol, A.; Camarero, J.J. (2012) Mediterranean dwarf shrubs and coexisting trees present different radial-growth synchronies and responses to climate. Plant Ecology 213 (10), 1687-1698

  • Gazol, A.; Tamme, R.; Takkis, K.; Kasari, L.; Saar, L.; Helm, A.; Pärtel, M. (2012) Landscape‐and small‐scale determinants of grassland species diversity: direct and indirect influences. Ecography 35 (10), 944-951

  • ≈ Yuan, Z.; Gazol, A.; Wang, X.; Xing, D.; Lin, F.; Bai, X.; Zhao, Y.; Li, B.; Hao, Z. (2012) What happens below the canopy? Direct and indirect influences of the dominant species on forest vertical layers. Oikos 121 (7), 1145-1153


  • See a complete list of my publications in Google Scholar






    Current projects


    ≈ Pasado, presente y futuro de los bosques de montaña: seguimiento y modelización de los efectos del cambio climático sobre la dinámica y la gestión forestal (ref. 1012S)
    Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino).
    Investigador responsable: Dr. J. Julio Camarero (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, CSIC).

    Ancient projects   


    ≈ Reconstruyendo la historia de los bosques pirenaicos para mejorar su gestión y predecir su respuesta al cambio climático (RECREO). (ref. 387/2011)
    Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino).
    Investigador responsable: Dr. J. Julio Camarero (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, CSIC).


    ≈ Climate change driven treeline advances in the Urals and their impact on ecosystem functions (TreeClimb).
    ERA.Net RUS Pilot Joint Call for Collaborative S&T Projects, European Union.
    Investigador responsable: Frank Hagedorn


    ≈ Aspects of biodiversity in plants: links to large- and small-scale processes (Project SF0180095s08).
    Estonian Gobernment
    Investigador responsable: Meelis Pärtel


    ≈ The heterogeneity-diversity relationship in plant communities: the search for a consensus theory of species coexistence (Project ERMOS14)
    ERMOS (Cofounded by Marie Curie Actions)
    Investigador responsable: Antonio Gazol


    ≈ Estudio de monitorización integrada en una cuenca forestal del Pirineo
    Proyectos de Investigación Universidad de Navarra (PIUNA)
    Investigador responsable: Jesús Miguel Santamaría