Publications since 1999

Rey Benayas, J. M. & de la Montana, E. 2003. Identifying areas of high-value vertebrate diversity for strengthening conservation. Biological Conservation 114: 357-370.
Cuesta, B., Villar-Salvador, P., Puértolas, J., Jacobs, D.F. &  Rey Benayas, J.M. 2010. Why do large, nitrogen rich seedlings better resist stressful transplanting conditions? A physiological analysis in two functionally contrasting Mediterranean forest species. Forest Ecology & Management 260: 71-78.
Cuesta, B., Vega, J., Villar-Salvador, P. &  Rey Benayas, J.M. 2010. Root growth of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) seedlings in relation to shoot elongation, plant size and tissue nitrogen concentration. Trees 24: 899-908.
Rey Benayas, J.M., de la Montana, E., Pérez-Camacho, L., De la Cruz, M., Moreno, D., Parejo, J.L., Suárez-Seoane, S. y Galván, I. 2010. Short-term dynamics and spatial pattern of a nocturnal bird assemblage inhabiting a Mediterranean agricultural mosaic. Ardeola 57: 303-320.
Galván, I. & Rey Benayas, J.M. 2011. Bird species in Mediterranean pine plantations exhibit different characteristics to those in natural reforested woodlands. Oecologia 166: 305-316.
Schulz, J., Cayuela, L., Rey Benayas, J.M. & Schröeder, B. 2011. Proximate causes of vegetation cover change in Mediterranean Central Chile (1975-2008). Applied Vegetation Science 14: 571-582.
Suzart de Albuquerque, F., Assunçao-Albuquerque, M.J., Gálvez-Bravo, L., Cayuela, L., Rueda, M. & Rey-Benayas, J.M. 2011. Identification of critical areas for mammal conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. Natureza & Conservaçao – Brazilian Journal of Nature Conservation 9: 73-78.
Van de Wouw, P., Echeverría, C. Rey Benayas, J.M. & Holmgren, M. 2011. Persistent Acacia savannas replace Mediterranean sclerophyllous forests in South America. Forest Ecology & Management 262: 1100-1108.
Fonseca, W., Alice, F. & Rey Benayas, J.M. 2011. Carbon accumulation in the biomass and soil of different aged secondary forests in the humid tropics of Costa Rica. Forest Ecology & Management 262: 1400-1408.
Fonseca, W., Alice, F. & Rey Benayas, J.M. 2012. Carbon accumulation in aboveground and belowground biomass and soil of different age native forest plantations in the humid tropical lowlands of Costa Rica. New Forests 43: 197-211.
Moreno-Mateos, D., Rey Benayas, J.M., Pérez-Camacho, L., de la Montaña, E., Rebollo, S. & Cayuela, L. 2011. Effects of land use on nocturnal birds in a Mediterranean agricultural landscape. Acta Ornithologica 46: 173-182.
Cuesta, B., Rey Benayas, J.M., Gallardo, A., Villar-Salvador, P. &  González-Espinosa, M. 2012. Soil chemical properties in abandoned Mediterranean cropland after succession and oak reforestation. Acta Oecologica 38: 48-55.
Echeverría, C., Newton, A., Coomes, A., Nahuelhual, L. & Rey-Benayas, J.M. 2012. How landscapes change: integration of spatial patterns and human processes in temperate landscapes of southern Chile. Applied Geography 32: 822-831.
Rey Benayas, J.M. & Bullock, J.M. 2012. Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services on agricultural land. Ecosystems 15: 883-889.
Assunçao-Albuquerque, M.J.T., J.M. Rey Benayas, M.A. Rodríguez & F.S Albuquerque. 2012. Geographic patterns of vertebrate diversity and identification of relevant areas for conservation in Europe. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 35.1: 1-11.
Meli, P., Rey Benayas, J. M., Balvanera, P. & Martínez-Ramos, M. 2014. Restoration enhances wetland biodiversity and ecosystem service supply, but results are context-dependent. PLOSOne 9: e93507.
Zamorano-Elgueta, C., Cayuela, L., Rey Benayas, J. M., Donoso, P. J. & Hobbs, R. J. 2014. The differential influences of human-induced disturbances on tree regeneration community: a landscape approach. Ecosphere 5: art90.
Meli, P., Rey Benayas, J. M., Martínez-Ramos, M. & Carabias, J. 2015. Effects of grass clearing and soil tilling on establishment of planted tree seedlings in tropical riparian pastures. New Forests 46: 507-525.
Rey Benayas, J. M., Martínez-Baroja, L., Pérez-Camacho, L., Villar-Salvador, P. & Holl, K. D. 2015. Predation and aridity slow down the spread of 21-year-old planted woodland islets in restored Mediterranean farmland. New Forests 46: 841-853.
Rey Benayas, J.M. & Bullock, J.M. 2015. Vegetation restoration and other actions to enhance wildlife in European agricultural landscapes. In: Pereira HM, Navarro LM (eds.) Rewilding European Landscapes, 127-142, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
Jacobs, D. F., Oliet, J. A., Aronson, J., Bolte, A., Bullock, J. M., Donoso, P. J., Landhäusser, S. M., Madsen, P., Peng, S., Rey Benayas, J. M., Weber, J. C. 2015. Restoring forests: What constitutes success in the twenty-first century? New Forests 46: 601-614.
Leverkus, A.B., Gustaffson, L., Rey Benayas, J. M. & Castro, J. 2015. Does post-disturbance salvage logging affect the provision of ecosystem services? A systematic review protocol Environmental Evidence 4: 16.
Sánchez-Oliver, J., Rey Benayas, J. M. & Carrascal, L. M. 2015. Low effect on open-farmland birds of young afforestations in heterogeneous Mediterranean croplands. PeerJ e1453.
Rey Benayas, J.M. 2015. Establecimiento de islas forestales y otras actuaciones de revegetación estratégica en paisajes agrícolas como mecanismo de adaptación al cambio climático (Capítulo 57). En: Herrero, A. y Zavala, M.A. (eds.). Los Bosques y la Biodiversidad frente al Cambio Climático: Impactos, Vulnerabilidad y Adaptación en Espana. Pp. 605-610, MAGRAMA, Madrid.
van Vliet, J., N. Magliocca, E. Cook, J. M. Rey Benayas, E. C. Ellis, A. Heinimann, Eric Keys, T. M. Lee, J. Liu, O. Mertz, P. Meyfroidt, M. Moritz, Christopher Poeplau, B. E. Robinson, R. Seppelt, K. C. Seto & P. H. Verburg. 2015. Meta-studies in land use science: current coverage and prospects. Ambio 45: 15-28.
Crouzeilles, R., Curran, M., Ferreira, M. S., Lindenmayer, D. B., Grelle, C. E. V. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2016. A global meta-analysis on the ecological drivers of forest restoration success. Nature Communications 7: 11666.
Leverkus, A.B., Rey Benayas, J. M. & Castro, J. 2016. Shifting demographic conflicts across recruitment cohorts in a dynamic post-disturbance landscape. Ecology 97: 2628-2639.
Ferrari, M., Geneletti, D., Cayuela, D., Orsi, F. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2016. Analysis of bundles and drivers of change of multiple ecosystem services in an Alpine region. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 18: 1-26.
Rey Benayas, J. M., Barral, P. & Meli, P. 2017. Lecciones de cuatro meta-análisis globales sobre la restauración de la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos. Ecología Austral 27: 193-198.
Moreno, D., Barbier, E. B., Jones, P. C., Jones, H. P., Aronson, J., McCrackin, M., Meli, P., Montoya, D. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt. Nature Communications 8: 14163.
Meli, P., Holl, K. D., Rey Benayas, J. M., Jones, H.P., Jones, P. C., Montoya, D. & Moreno, D. 2017. A global review of past land-use, climate, and active vs. passive restoration effects on forest recovery. PLOSOne 12: e0171368.
Andivia, E., Villar-Salvador, P., Tovar, L., Rabasa, S. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Recruitment of woody species in Mediterranean shrublands: beyond abiotic stress mitigation. J. of Vegetation Science 28: 639-648.
Álvarez, E. [16 co-authors] & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Forest biomass density across large climate gradients in northern South America is related to water availability but not with temperature. PLoS ONE 12: e0171072.
Castro, J., Molina-Morales, M., Leverkus, A.B., Martínez-Baroja, L., Pérez-Camacho, L., Villar-Salvador, P., Rebollo, S.& Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Effective nut dispersal by magpies (Pica pica L.) in a Mediterranean agroecosystem. Oecologia 184: 183-192.
Chazdon, R. L. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Ecological restoration and ecosystem services. In: Allison, S. & Murphy, S. Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, Chapter 36, pp. 522-536. London and New York.
Rey Benayas, J. M. 2017. Outcomes and perspectives of ecological restoration. Nodium 9: 4-7.
Rey Benayas, J. M., Meltzer, J., de las Heras-Bravo, D.& Cayuela, L. 2017. Potential of pest regulation by insectivorous birds in Mediterranean woody crops. PLoS One 12(9): e0180702.
Sánchez-Moreno, S., Canoa, M., López-Pérez, A. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2018. Microfaunal soil food webs in Mediterranean semi-arid agroecosystems. Does organic management improve soil health? Applied Soil Ecology 125: 138-147.
Jones, H. P., Jones, P. C., Barbier, E. B., Blackburn, R. C., Rey Benayas, J. M., Holl, K. D., McCrackin, M., Meli, P., Montoya, D. & Moreno, D. 2018. Restoration and repair of Earth's damaged ecosystems. Proceedings Royal Society B 285: 20172577.
Leverkus, A. B.; Rey Benayas, J. M.; Castro, J.; Boucher, D.; Brewer, S.; Collins, B.; Donato, D.; Fraver, S.; Kishchuk, B. E.; Lee, E.-J.; Lindenmayer, D. B; Lingua, E.; Macdonald, E.; Marzano, R.; Rhoades, C. C.; Royo, A.; Thorn, S.; Waldron, K.; Wagenbrenner, J. W.; Wohlgemuth, T.; & Gustafsson, L. 2018. Salvage logging effects on regulating and supporting ecosystem services - A systematic map. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48: 983-1000 (
Torres, A., Fernández, N., zu Ermgassen, S., Helmer, W., Revilla, E., Saavedra, D., Perino, A., Mimet, A., Rey-Benayas, J.M., Selva, N., Schepers, F., Svenning, J.C & Pereira, H.M. 2018. Measuring rewilding progress. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376 (DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0433).
Cruz-Alonso, V., Ruiz-Benito, P., Villar-Salvador, P. & Rey-Benayas, J.M. 2019. Long-term recovery of multifunctionality in Mediterranean forests depends on restoration strategy and forest type. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 745-757 (
Altamirano, A., Miranda, A., Meli, P., Dehennin, J., Muys, B., Prado, M., Catalán, G.P., Smith-Ramirez, C., Bustamante-Sanchez, M., Lisón, F. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2019. Spatial congruence among indicators of recovery completeness in a Mediterranean forest landscape: Implications for planning large-scale restoration. Ecological Indicators 102: 752-759 (
Perino, A., Pereira, H.M., Navarro, L.M., Fernández, N., Bullock, J.M., Ceau?u, S., Cortés-Avizanda, A., van Klink, R., Kuemmerle, T., Lomba, A., Pe'er, G., Plieninger, T., Rey-Benayas, J.M., Svenning, J.C. & Wheeler, H. 2019. Rewilding complex ecosystems. Science 364: eaav5570.
Conrado da Cruz, D., Rey Benayas, J.M., Costa Ferreira, G., Monteiro, A.L. & Schwartz, G . 2019. Evaluation of soil erosion process and conservation practices in the Paragominas-Pa municipality (Brazil). Geographia Technica 14: 14-35.
Rebollo, S., Rey Benayas, J.M. et al. (19 co-authors). 2019. Servicios de la avifauna (high mobile link species) en mosaicos agroforestales: regeneración forestal y regulación de plagas. Ecosistemas 28: 32-41.
Meli, P., Rey Benayas, J. M. & Brancalion, P. 2019. Balancing land sharing and sparing approaches to promote forest and landscape restoration in agricultural landscapes: land approaches for forest landscape restoration. Perspectives in Ecology & Conservation 17: 201-2015.
Martínez-Baroja, L., Pérez-Camacho, L., Villar-Salvador, P., Rebollo, P., Quiles, P., Gómez-Sánchez, D., Molina-Morales, M., Leverkus, A. B., Castro, J. & Rey-Benayas, J. M. 2019. Massive and effective acorn dispersal into agroforestry systems by an overlooked vector, the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica). Ecosphere 10: e02989.
Rey Benayas, J. M., Altamirano, A., Miranda, A., Catalán, G.P., Prado, M., Lisón, F. & Bullock, J.M. 2020. Landscape restoration in a mixed agricultural-forest catchment: planning a buffer strip and hedgerow network in a Chilean biodiversity hotspot. Ambio 41: 310-323.
Cruz-Alonso, V., Villar-Salvador, P., Ruiz-Benito, P., Ibanez, I. & Rey-Benayas, J. M. 2020. Long-term dynamics of shrub facilitation shape the mixing of evergreen and deciduous oaks in Mediterranean abandoned fields. J. of Ecology 108: 1125-1137.
Conrado da Cruz, D., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Ferreira, G., Santos, S. & Schwartz, G. 2020. An overview of projects, techniques and studies on forest restoration in the Brazilian Amazon. New Forests 52: 1-16.
Conrado da Cruz, D., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Ferreira, G., & Santos, S. 2020. Tree communities in 3-yr-old post-mining sites under different forest restoration techniques in the Brazilian Amazon. Forests 11: 527.
Chazdon, R. L.; Lindenmayer, D.; Guariguata, M. R.; Crouzeilles, R; Rey Benayas, J. M.; & Lazos, E. 2020. Fostering natural forest regeneration on former agricultural land through economic and policy interventions. Environmental Research Letters 15: 043002.
Leverkus, A.B., Gustaffson, L., Lindenmayer, D., Castro, J., Rey Benayas, J. M., Rhanius, T. & Thorn, S. 2020. Salvage logging effects on regulating ecosystem services and fuel loads: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 18: 391-400.
Leverkus, A.B., Rey Benayas, J. M., Solís, P. & Sierra, J. M. 2020. Enabling conditions for the implementation and conservation outcomes of a private nature reserve. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 1: e12019.
Conrado da Cruz, D., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Ferreira, G., Santos, S. & Schwartz, G. 2021. An overview of forest loss and restoration in the Brazilian Amazon. New Forests 52: 1-16.
Martínez-Baroja, L., Pérez-Camacho, L., Villar-Salvador, P., Rebollo, P., Leverkus, A. B., Pesendorfer, M., Molina-Morales, M., Castro, J. & Rey-Benayas, J. M. 2021. Caching territoriality and site preferences by a scatter-hoarder drive the spatial pattern of seed dispersal and affect seedling emergence. Journal of Ecology 109: 2342-2353.
López-Bedoya, P.A., Magura, T., Edwards, F.A., Edwards, D.P., Rey-Benayas, J.M., Lövei, G.L. & Noriega, G.A. 2021. What level of native beetle diversity can be supported by forestry plantations? A global synthesis. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 736-747.
García de León, D., Rey Benayas, J. M. & Andivia, E. 2021. Contributions of hedgerows to people -- a global meta-analysis. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2: 789612.
Rey Benayas, J. M., Martínez de Baroja, L., García de León, D., Crespo Cepas, G., Pajares Guerra, M., Pérez Camacho, L. & Villar Salvador, P. 2021. Plantación de islotes forestales y setos como infraestructura verde para ayudar la regeneración natural en paisajes agrícolas mediterráneos (Caso práctico XVI, en el Tomo 2). En: J. Pemán García, R. Navarro Cerrillo, M.A, Prada Sáez y Serrada Hierro, R. (coordinadores). Bases técnicas y ecológicas del proyecto de restauración forestal, Tomo 2, pág. 523-532. MITECO, Madrid.
Martínez-Baroja, L., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Pérez-Camacho, L. & Villar-Salvador, P. 2022. Drivers of oak establishment in Mediterranean old fields from 25-year-old woodland islets planted to assist natural regeneration. European Journal of Forest Research 141: 17-30.
Cruz-Alonso, V., Musálem, K., Mongil-Manso, J., Insfrán, A., Vinegla, F. & Rey Benayas, J. M. 2022. Enhanced infiltration by trees in floodable cattle ranches in Paraguay. Agroforestry Systems 96:843-855.
Castellano, C., Bruno, D., Comín, F.A., Rey Benayas, J. M., Masip, A. & Jiménez, J.J. 2022. Environmental drivers for riparian restoration success and ecosystem services supply in Mediterranean agricultural lands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 337: 108048.
González Fradejas, G., García de León, D., Vasar, M., Koorem, K., Zobel, M., Öpik, M., Moora, M. & Rey Benayas, J.M. 2022. Hedgerows increase diversity and modifies composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Mediterranean agricultural landscapes. Mycorrhiza 32:397-407.
Insfrán, A., Rey Benayas, J.M. & Cayuela, L. 2022. Establishment and natural regeneration of native trees in agroforestry systems in the Paraguayan Atlantic Forest. Forests 13: 2045.
Símbolo PDF Molina-Morales, M.; Leverkus, A.B.; Albaladejo-Robles, G.; Martínez-Baroja, L.; Pérez-Camacho, L.; Villar-Salvador, P.; Rebollo, S.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; & Castro, J. 2023. Linking animal behaviour and tree recruitment: caching decisions by a scatter hoarder corvid determine seed fate in a Mediterranean agroforestry system. J. Ecology 111: 400-411.
Símbolo PDF Monteagudo, N.; Rey-Benayas, J.M.; Andivia, E.; & Rebollo, S.. 2023. Avian regulation of crop and forest pests, a meta-analysis. Pest Management Science (DOI 10.1002/ps.7421).