Selected Publications

Rey P.J., Manzaneda A.J. & Alcántara J.M. (2017) The interplay between aridity and competition determines colonization ability, exclusion and ecological segregation in heteroploid Brachypodium distachyon species complex. New Phytologist 215: 85-96 LINK TO PAPER

Manzaneda, A. J., P. J. Rey, J. T. Anderson, E. Raskin, C. Weiss-Lehman, and T. Mitchell-Olds. (2015) Natural variation, differentiation and genetic tradeoffs of ecophysiological traits in response to water limitation in Brachypodium distachyon and its descendent allotetraploid B. hybridum (Poaceae). Evolution 69: 2689-2704. (pdf)

Prasad, KVS, B-H Song, C Olson-Manning, JT Anderson, C-R Lee, ME Schranz, AJ Windsor, MJ Clauss, Manzaneda, A.J., I Naqvi, M Reichelt, J Gershenzon, SG Rupasinghe, MA Schuler, T Mitchell-Olds (2012). A novel gain-of-function polymorphism controlling complex traits and fitness in nature. Science 337: 1081-1084 (link to journal) (pdf).

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Manzaneda, A.J., Rey, P.J., Bastida, J.M., Weiss-Lehman, T., Raskin, E. and Mitchell-Olds, T. (2012). Environmental aridity is associated with cytotype segregation and polyploidy occurrence in Brachypodium distachyon (Poaceae). New Phytologist 193: 797-805. (pdf) Supplementary Information.

Manzaneda, A.J., Prasad, K. V. S. K. and Mitchell-Olds, T. (2010). Variation and fitness costs for tolerance to different types of herbivore damage in Boechera stricta genotypes with contrasting glucosinolate structures. New Phytologist 188: 464-477. (pdf).

Manzaneda, A.J. and Rey, P.J. (2009). Assessing ecological specialization of an ant-seed dispersal mutualism through a wide geographic range. Ecology 90: 3009-3022. (pdf)


Manzaneda, A.J., Rey, P.J. and Alcántara, J.M. (2009). Conflicting selection on diaspore traits limits the evolutionary potential of seed dispersal by ants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1407-1417. (pdf)

Schranz, M.E., Manzaneda, A.J., Windsor, A.J., Clauss, M.J. and Mitchell-Olds, T. (2009). Ecological genomics of Boechera stricta: Identification of a QTL controlling the allocation of methionine- vs. branched chain amino acid-derived glucosinolates and levels of insect herbivory. Heredity 102: 465-474. (pdf). Supplementary Material. REVIEWED BY FACULTY1000     

Manzaneda, A. J. and Rey, P.J. (2008). Geographic variation in seed removal of a myrmecochorous herb: influence of variation in functional guild and species composition of the disperser assemblage through spatial and temporal scales. Ecography 31: 583-591. (pdf).

Herrera, C.M., Medrano, M., Rey, P.J., Sánchez-Lafuente, A.M., García, M.B., Guitián, J. and Manzaneda, A.J.  (2002) Interaction of pollinators and herbivores on plant fitness suggests a pathway for correlated evolution of mutualism- and antagonism- related traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  99: 16823-16828. (pdf).

Complete publication list

Pedro J. Rey, Antonio J. Manzaneda, Francisco Valera, Julio M. Alcántara, Rubén Tarifa, Jorge Isla, José L. Molina-Pardo, Gemma Calvo, Teresa Salido, J. Eugenio Gutiérrez and Carlos Ruiz (2019). Landscape-moderated biodiversity effects of ground herb cover in olive groves: Implications for regional biodiversity conservation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 277: 61-73. (pdf

Jaime R, Alcántara JM, Manzaneda AJ, Rey PJ (2018) Climate change decreases suitable areas for rapeseed cultivation in Europe but provides new opportunities for white mustard as an alternative oilseed for biofuel production. PLOS ONE 13(11): e0207124.

Rey, P.J., Cancio, I., Manzaneda, A.J., González-Robles, A., Valera, F. Salido, T and Alcántara J.M. (2018). Regeneration of a keystone semiarid shrub over its range in Spain: habitat degradation overrides the positive effects of plant–animal mutualisms. Plant Biology 20:1083-1092. (doi:10.1111/plb.12870) (Link to paper) (pdf)

Martínez, L.M., Fernández-Ocaña, A., Rey, P.J., Salido, T., Amil-Ruiz, F., and Manzaneda, A.J (2018). Variation in functional responses to water stress and differentiation between natural allopolyploid populations in the Brachypodium distachyon species complex. Annals of Botany 121: 1369-1382 (Link to paper).

Contreras, R., Figueiras, A.M., Gallego, F.J., Benavente E., Manzaneda, A.J., & Benito, C. (2017). Neutral molecular markers support common origin of aluminium tolerance in three congeneric grass species growing in acidic soils. AoB Plants 9: plx060. (pdf).

Rey, P.J., Cancio, I., González-Robles, A., Bastida, J.M., Manzaneda, A.J., Valera, F., Salido, T., & Alcántara, J.M. (2017). Local-scale and landscape disturbances impact through distinct pathways on the regional variation in seed dispersal by mammals in threatened semiarid habitats. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 28, 10-18.

Marques I., Shiposha V., López-Álvarez D., Manzaneda A.J., Hernández P., Olonova M. & Catalán P. (2017) Environmental isolation explains Iberian genetic diversity in the highly homozygous model grass Brachypodium distachyon. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 139 (pdf)

Cancio I., González-Robles A., Bastida J.M., Isla J., Manzaneda A.J., Salido T. & Rey P.J. (2017) Landscape degradation affects red fox (Vulpes vulpes) diet and its ecosystem services in the threatened Ziziphus lotus scrubland habitats of semiarid Spain. Journal of Arid Environments 145: 24-34 (pdf)

Rey, P.J., Alcántara, J.M., Manzaneda, A.J. and Alfonso M. Sánchez-Lafuente. (2016). Facilitation contributes to Mediterranean woody plant diversity but does not shape the diversity-productivity relationship along aridity gradients. New Phytologist 211: 464–476 (pdf)

Ana González-Robles, Antonio J. Manzaneda, Jesús M. Bastida, Nick Harvey, Rafael Jaime, Teresa Salido, Luisa M. Martínez, Ana Fernández-Ocaña, Julio M. Alcántara and Pedro J. Rey. (2016) Development and characterization of microsatellite primers in the endangered mediterranean shrub Ziziphus lotus (Rhamnaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 4(12):1600092 (pdf) 

Cancio, I., González-Robles, A., Bastida, J., Manzaneda, A.J., Salido, T. and Rey, P. J. (2016). Habitat loss exacerbates regional extinction risk of the keystone semiarid shrub Ziziphus lotus through collapsing the seed dispersal service by foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 693-709. (pdf)

López-Alvarez, D.,Manzaneda, A. J., Rey, P. J., Giraldo, P., Benavente E., Allainguillaume J., Mur, L., Caicedo, Ana L., Hazen, Samuel P., Breiman, A., Ezrati, S., Catalán P. (2015). Environmental niche variation and evolutionary diversification of the Brachypodium distachyon grass complex species in their native circum-Mediterranean range. American Journal of Botany 102: 1073-1088. (pdf). 

Alcántara, J.M., Rey, P.J., and A. J. Manzaneda. (2015). A model of plant community dynamics based on replacement networks. Journal of Vegetation Science 26:524-537 (pdf). 

Larry J. Leamy, Cheng-Rui Lee, Vanessa Cousins, Ibro Mujacic, Manzaneda A.J., Thomas Mitchell-Olds and Bao-Hua Song. Large-scale adaptive divergence in Boechera fecunda, an endangered wild relative of Arabidopsis. (2014). Ecology and Evolution 4: 3175-3186. (pdf).

Sean P. Gordon, Henry Priest, David L. Des Marais, Wendy Schackwitz, Melania Figueroa, Joel Martin, Jennifer N. Bragg, Ludmila Tyler, Cheng-Ruei Lee, Doug Bryant, Wenqin Wang, Joachim Messing, Manzaneda, A.J. Kerrie Barry, David F. Garvin, Hikmet Budak, Metin Tuna, Thomas Mitchell-Olds, William F. Pfender, Thomas Juenger, Todd C. Mockler and John P. Vogel. Genome Diversity in Brachypodium distachyon: Deep Sequencing of Highly Diverse Natural Accessions. (2014). The Plant Journal 79:361-374. (pdf).

International Brachypodium Initiative (IBI): Catalán, P., Chalhoub, B., Chochois, V., Garvin, D.F.,  Hasterok, R., Manzaneda, A.J, Mur, L., Pecchioni, N., Rasmussen, S.K., Vogel, J.P., Voxeur, A. (2014). Update on genomics and basic biology of Brachypodium.  Trends in Plant Science 19: 414-418 (pdf)

Manzaneda, A.J., and Rey, P.J. (2012). Geographical and interspecific variation and the nutrient-enrichment hypothesis: an adaptive advantage of myrmecochory. Ecography 35: 322-332. (pdf) Supplementary Material.

Jelena, B., Grotewold, E., Scholl, R., Mockler, T., Garvin, D.F., Vain, P., Brutnell, T., Sibout, R., Bevan, M., Budak, H., Caicedo, A.L., Gao, C., Gu, Y., Hazen, S.P., Holt III, B.F., Hong, S-Y., Jordan, M., Manzaneda, A.J., Mitchell-Olds, T., Mochida, K., Mur, L.A.J., Park, C-M., Sedbrook, J., Watt, M., Jian Zheng, S. and J.P. Vogel. (2011). Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: Today and the future. Plant Physiology 175: 3-13. (pdf).

Schwartz, C.J., Doyle, M.R., Manzaneda, A.J., Rey, P.J., Mitchell-Olds, T., and Amasino, R.M. (2010). Natural variation of flowering time and vernalization responsiveness in Brachypodium distachyon. Bioenergy Research 3: 38-46. (pdf)

Rey, P.J., Alcántara, J.M., Manzaneda, A.J., Garrido, J.L., and J. M. Ramírez. (2009). Variación geográfica y mosaicos de selección en las interacciones planta-animal. pp 113-132. En: Ecología y evolución de las interacciones planta-animal: conceptos y transferencias. Editorial Universitaria R. Medel, M. Aizen & R. Zamora [eds.] Santiago de Chile, Chile. ISBN 978-956-11-2092-1.

Rey, P.J. and Manzaneda, A.J. (2007) Geographic variation in the determinants of seed dispersal success of a myrmecochorous herb. Journal of Ecology 95: 1381-1393. (pdf)

Manzaneda, A.J., Rey, P.J. and Boulay, R. (2007) Geographical and temporal variation in the ant-seed dispersal assemblage of the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus L. (Ranunculaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 135-150. (pdf).


Alcántara, J.M., Rey, P.J., Manzaneda, A.J., Boulay, R., Ramírez, J.M. and Fedriani, J.M. (2007) Geographic variation in the adaptive landscape for seed size at dispersal in the myrmecochorous Helleborus foetidus. Evolutionary Ecology 21: 411-430. (pdf).


Boulay, R., Coll-Toledano, J., Manzaneda, A.J., and Cerdá, X. (2007) Geographical variations in seed dispersal by ants: are plant and seed traits decisive?. Naturwissenschaften 94: 242-246. (pdf).


Manzaneda, A.J., Sperens, U. and García, M.B. (2005) Effects of microsite disturbances and herbivory on seedling performance in the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus L (Ranunculaceae). Plant Ecology 179: 73-82. (pdf).


Boulay, R., Fedriani, J.M., Manzaneda, A.J. and Cerdá, X. (2005) Indirect effects of alternative food resources in an ant-plant interaction. Oecologia 144: 72-79. (pdf).


Manzaneda, A.J., Fedriani, J.M. and Rey, P.J. (2005) Adaptive advantages of myrmecochory: the predator-avoidance hypothesis tested over a wide geographic range. Ecography 28: 583-592. (pdf).


Fedriani, J.M. and Manzaneda, A.J. (2005) Pre- and post- dispersal seed predation by rodents: balance of food and safety. Behavioural Ecology 16: 1018-1024. (pdf).


Rey, P.J., Alcántara, J.M., Valera, F., Sánchez-Lafuente, A.M., Garrido, J.L. and Manzaneda, A.J. (2004) Seedling establishment in Olea europaea. Seed size and microhabitat affect growth and survival. Ecoscience 11: 310-320. (pdf).


Rey, P.J., Garrido, J.L., Alcántara, J.M., Ramírez, J.M., Aguilera, A., García, L., Manzaneda, A.J. and Fernández, R. (2002) Spatial variation in ant and rodent post-dispersal predation of vertebrate-dispersed seeds. Functional Ecology 16: 773-781. (pdf).


Herrera, C.M., Manzaneda, A., et al. (2000). (Several Chapters) In:  Libro Rojo de la Flora Silvestre Amenazada de Andalucía. Tomo II: Especies Vulnerables, G. Blanca, B. Cabezudo, J.E. Hernández-Bermejo, C.M. Herrera, J. Muñoz, y B. Valdés [eds]. Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla, Spain.


Cerdá, X., Retana, J. and Manzaneda, A.  (1998). The role of competition by dominants and temperature in the foraging of subordinate species in Mediterranean ant communities. Oecologia 117: 404-412. (pdf).

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