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Scientific papers in per reviewed journals

Lasso, E., Matheus, P., Gallery, R., Garzón-López, C.X., Cruz, M., León, I., Ayarza, A., Aragón, L. & Curiel, J. Homeostatic response to experimental warming suggests high intrinsic natural resistance in the Paramos to warming. 2021. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9, 55.

Rocchini, D., Salvatori, N., Beierkuhnlein, C., Chiarucci, A., de Boissieu, F., Förster, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Gillespie, T.W., Hauffe, H.C., He, K.C., Kleinschmit, B., Lenoir, J., Malavasi, M., Moudry, V., Nagendra, H., Payne, D., Simova, P., Torresani, M., Wegmann, M., Feret, J-B. 2021. From local spectral species to global spectral communities: a benchmark for ecosystem diversity estimate by remote sensing. Ecological Informatics 61 (2021) 101195.

Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Lasso, Eloisa. 2020. Species classification in a tropical alpine ecosystem (Paramo) using UAV-borne optical and hyperspectral imagery. Special issue SheMaps. Drones 4 (4) 69.

Zambrano, J., Cordeiro, N.J., Garzon-Lopez, C.X. Yeager, L., Fortunel, C., Ndangalasi, H.j. & Beckman, N. 2020. Investigating the direct and indirect effects of forest fragmentation on plant functional diversity. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0235210.

Fevola, C., Rossi, C., Rosso, F., Girardi, M., Rosà, R., Manica, M., Delucchi, L., Rocchini, D., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Arnoldi, D., Bianchi, A., Buzan, E., Charbonnel, N., Collini, M., Ďureje, L., Ecke, F., Ferrari, N., Fischer, S., Gillingham, E., Hörnfeldt, B., Kazimírová, M., Konečný, A., Maas, M., Magnusson, M., Miller, A., Niemimaa, J., Nordström, A., Obiegala, A., Olsson, G., Pedrini, P., Piálek, J., Reusken, C., Rizzolli, F., Romeo, C., Silaghi, C., Sironen, T., Stanko, M., Tagliapietra, V., Ulrich, R., Vapalahti, O., Voutilainen, L., Wauters, L., Rizzoli, A., Vaheri, A., Jääskeläinen, A., Henttonen, H. &Heidi C. Hauffe. 2020. Geographical Distribution of Ljungan Virus in Small Mammals in Europe. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Ewald, M., Skowronek, S., Aerts, R., Lenoir, J., Feilhauer, H., van der Kerchove, R., Honnay, O., Somers, B., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Rocchini, D. & Schmidtlein, S. 2020. Assessing the impact of an invasive moss using high resolution imaging spectroscopy. Ecological Indicators 110. 105882

Almoussawi, A., Lenoir, J., Jamoneau, A., Hattab, T., Safaa, W., Gallet-Moron, E., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Spicher, F., Kobaissi, A. & Decocq, G. 2020. Forest fragmentation shapes the alpha-gamma relationship in plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science 31 (1) 63-74.

Zambrano, J., Garzon-Lopez, C.X. Yeager, L., Fortunel, C., Cordeiro, N.J. & Beckman, N. 2019. The effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant functional traits and functional diversity: what do we know so far?. Oecologia 191 (3) 505-518.

Skowronek, S. Van De Kerchove, R., Rombouts, B., Aerts, R., Ewald, M., Warrie, J., Schiefer, F., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Hattab, T., Honnay, O., Lenoir, J., ROcchini, D., Schmidtlein, S., Somers,B. & Feilhauer, H. 2018. Transferability of species distribution models for the detection of an invasive alien bryophyte using imaging spectroscopy data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 68, 61-72.

Ewald, M., Aerts, R., Lenoir, J., Fassnacht, F.E., Nicolas, M., Skowronek, S., Piat, J., Honnay, O., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Feilhauer, H., Van De Kerchove, R., Somers, B., Hattab, T., Rocchini, D., Schmidtlein, S. 2018. LiDAR derived forest structure data improves predictions of canopy N and P concentrations from imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 211, 13-25.

Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Hattab, T., Skowronek, S., Aerts, R., Ewald, M., Feilhauer, H., Honnay, O., Decocq, G., Van De Kerchove, R., Somers, B., Schmidtlein, S., Rocchini, D., Lenoir, J. 2018. The DIARS toolbox: a spatially explicit approach to monitor alien plant invasions through remote sensing. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e25301

Rocchini, D., Bacaro, G., Chirici, G. Da Re, D., Feilhauer, H., Foody, G.M., Galluzzi, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., … Wegmann, M., Rugani, B. 2018. Remotely sensed spatial heterogeneity as an exploratory tool for taxonomic and functional diversity study. Ecological Indicators 85, 983-990.

Ewald, M., Skowronek, S., Aerts, R., … Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Decocq, G., Van De Kerchove, R., Somers, B., Rocchini, D., Schmidtlein, S. 2018. Analyzing remotely sensed structural and chemical canopy traits of a forest invaded by Prunus serotina over multiple spatial scales. Biological Invasions 20, 2257.

Hattab T, Garzon-Lopez CX, Ewald M, et al. 2017. A unified framework to model the potential and realized distributions of invasive species within the invaded range. Diversity and Distributions 00, 1–14.

Rocchini, D., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Marcantonio, M., Amici, V., Bacaro, G., Bastin, L., Brummitt, N., Chiarucci, A., Foody, G.L., Hauffe, H.C., He, K.S., Ricotta, C., Rizzoli, A., Rosà, R. 2017. Anticipating species distributions: Handling sampling effort bias under a Bayesian framework. Science of The Total Environment 584–585, 282-290.

Aerts, R., Ewald, M., Nicolas, M., Piat, J., Skowronek, S., Lenoir, J., Hattab, T., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Feilhauer, H., Schimidtlein, S., Rocchini, D., Decocq, G., Somers, B., Van de Kerchove, R., Denef, K., Honnay, O. 2017. Invasion by the Alien Tree Prunus serotina Alters Ecosystem Functions in a Temperate Deciduous Forest. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 179.

Foody, G.M.; Pal, M.; Rocchini, D.; Garzon-Lopez, C.X.; Bastin, L. 2016. The sensitivity of mapping methods to reference data quality: training supervised image classifications with imperfect reference data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5, 199.

Garzon-Lopez C.X, Bastin, L., Foody G.M., Rocchini, D. 2016. A virtual species set for robust and reproducible species distribution modelling tests. Data in brief, 7, 476-479.

Garzon-Lopez C.X., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Bohlman, S.A., Ordoñez, A., Jansen, P.A., & Olff, H. 2015. Indirect interactions among tropical tree species through shared rodent seed predators: a novel mechanism of tree species coexistence. Ecology letters, 18, 752-760.

Marcantonio, M., Pareeth, S., Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Neteler, M. 2015. The integration of artificial night-time lights in landscape ecology: a remote sensing approach. Ecological complexity, 22, 109-120.

Rocchini, D., Andreo, V., Förster, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Gutierrez, A.P., Gillespie, T.W., Hauffe, H.C., He, K., Kleinschmit, B., Mairota, P., Marcantonio, M., Metz, M., Nagendra, H., Pareeth, S., Ponti, L., Ricotta, C., Rizzoli, A., Schaab, G., Zebisch, M., Zorer, R. & Neteler, M. 2015 Potential of remote sensing to predict species invasions: A modelling perspective. Progress in Physical geography, 39, 283-309.

Rocchini, D., Comber, A., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Neteler, M., Barbosa, A.M., Marcantonio, M., Groom, Q., da Costa Fonte, C. & Foody, G.M. 2015. Explicitly accounting for uncertainty in crowdsourced data for species distribution modelling. ISPRS Annals of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences 3, 333-337.

Brown, D.D., Montgomery, R.A., Millspaugh, J.J., Jansen, P.A., Garzon-Lopez, C.X. & Kays, R. 2014. Selection and spatial arrangement of rest sites within northern tamandua home ranges. Journal of Zoology 293, 160-170.

Garzon-Lopez C.X., Jansen, P.A., Bohlman, S.A., Ordoñez, A. & Olff, H. 2014. Effects of sampling scale on patterns of habitat association in tropical trees. Journal of Vegetation Science 25, 349-362.

Garzon-Lopez C.X., Bohlman, S.A., Olff, H. & Jansen, P.A. 2013. Mapping tropical forest trees using high-resolution aerial digital photographs. Biotropica, 45, 308-316.

Caillaud, D., Crofoot, M.C., Scarpino, S.V., Jansen, P.A., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Winkelhagen, S.A., Bohlman, S.A. & Walsh, P.D. 2010. Modeling the spatial distribution and fruiting pattern of a key tree species in a Neotropical forest: methodology and potential applications. PloS ONE 5, 11.

Jansen, P.A., Bohlman, S.A., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Olff, H., Muller-Landau, H.C. & Wright, S.J. 2008. Large scale spatial variation in palm fruit abundance across a tropical moist forest estimated from high-resolution aerial photographs. Ecography 31: 33-42.

Other publications, book chapters and scientific reports

Rocchini, D., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Barbosa, A.M., Delucchi, L., Olandi, J.E., Marcantonio, M., Bastin, L., Wegmann, M. 2018. GIS-Based Data Synthesis and Visualization. In: Ecknagel, F., Michener, W. (eds) Ecological Informatics. Springer, Cham.

Garzon-Lopez, C.X, Hattab, T., Ewald, M., Skowronek, S., Aerts, R., Horen, H., Brasseur, B., Gallet-Moron, E. Spicher, F. Decocq, G., Feilhauer H., Honnay, O., Kempeneers, P., Schmidtlein, S., Somers, B., Van De Kerchove, R., Rocchini, D. & Lenoir, J. 2016. DIARS toolbox. DIARS project (Detection of Invasive plant species and Assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties through Remote Sensing). URL:[]

Garzon-Lopez, C.X. and Frame, D. 2016. Applications of remote sensing to Tropical forest restoration: Challenges and opportunities. In Elliot S. (Ed), Automated forest restoration.

Garzon-Lopez, C.X. 2015. Infographic Species distribution models. European Union Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON). URL:[].

Rocchini, D. & Garzon-Lopez C.X. 2015. Cartograms tool to represent spatial uncertainty in species distribution. Decision support tool. URL []

Rocchini, D., Marcantonio, M., Foody, G.M., Garzon Lopez, C.X., He, K.S., Kühn, I., Metz, M., Neteler, M.G., Turner, W., Hortal, J. 2015. Uncertainty surfaces and maps of ignorance: the possibility of spatially estimating dark diversity. In: 58th IAVS Symposium: Understanding broad-scale vegetation patterns, 19 – 24 July 2015, Brno, Czech Republic.

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