Publications

** Most of these are easily available as open access articles in the journal websites and/or academic websites (e.g. ResearchGate) and other related links. However, if you are interested in getting a copy of any of these publications please contact me.

** La mayoría de estos artículos se encuentran disponibles bajo formato “open access” en los sitios de las revistas y plataformas académicas (e.g. ResearchGate) y otros links asociados. Sin embargo, si Ud. desea una copia de alguna de estas publicaciones por favor contácteme.

Publications in preparation

  • Montane to lowland differences in biomass, turnover, and productivity are closely associated with tree species functional traits in tropical forests of northern South America. Emilio Vilanova et al.
  • A multidecadal analysis of forest structure and stem turnover in Venezuelan tropical forests. Emilio Vilanova et al.

2021

  • Characterizing ground and surface fuels across Sierra Nevada forests after the 2012-2016 drought. Emilio Vilanova et al. In Review in Forest Ecology and Management.
  • A low-cost and robust Landsat-based Approach to study Forest Degradation and Carbon Emissions from Selective Logging in the Venezuelan Amazon. Carlos Pacheco-Angulo, Wenseslao Plata-Rocha, Julio Serrano, Emilio Vilanova, Sergio Alberto Monjardín-Armenta, Alvaro Gonzalez, Cristopher Camargo. In press in the journal remote rensing (MPDI).

2020

  • Mode of death and mortality risk factors in Amazon trees. A Esquivel Muelbert, O Phillips, R Brienen, S Fauset, MJ Sullivan, T Baker, KJ Chao, TR Feldpausch, E Gloor, N Higuchi, J Houwing-Duistermaat, J Lloyd, H Liu, Y Malhi, B Marimon, BH Marimon Junior, A Monteagudo-Mendoza, L Poorter, M Silveira, E Vilanova Torre (+ 96 coauthors).Nature Communications https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18996-3
  • Competition influences tree growth, but not mortality, across environmental gradients in Amazonia and tropical Africa. Danaë Rozendaal, Oliver L. Phillips,  Simon L. Lewis,  Kofi Affum‐Baffoe,  Esteban Alvarez Dávila,  Ana Andrade,  Luiz E.O.C. Aragão,  Alejandro Araujo‐Murakami,  Timothy R. Baker,  Olaf Bánki,  Roel J.W. Brienen,  José Luis C. Camargo,  James A. Comiskey,  Marie Noel K. Djuikouo,  Sophie Fauset,  Ted R. Feldpausch,  Timothy J. Killeen,  William F. Laurance,  Susan G.W. Laurance,  Thomas Lovejoy,  Yadvinder Malhi,  Beatriz S. Marimon,  Ben‐Hur Marimon Junior,  Andrew R. Marshall,  David A. Neill,  Percy Núñez Vargas,  Nigel C.A. Pitman,  Lourens Poorter,  Jan Reitsma,  Marcos Silveira,  Bonaventure Sonké,  Terry Sunderland,  Hermann Taedoumg,  Hans ter Steege,  John W. Terborgh,  Ricardo K. Umetsu,  Geertje M.F. van der Heijden,  Emilio Vilanova,  Vincent Vos,  Lee J.T. White,  Simon Willcock,  Lise Zemagho,  Mark C. Vanderwel. Ecology https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ecy.3052

2019

  • Estimating aboveground net biomass change for tropical and subtropical forests: refinement of IPCC default rates using forest plot data. Daniela Requena Suarez, Danaë M.A. Rozendaal, Veronique De Sy, Oliver L. Phillips, Esteban Alvarez‐Dávila, Kristina Anderson‐Teixeira, Alejandro Araujo‐Murakami, Luzmila Arroyo, Timothy R. Baker, Frans Bongers, Roel J.W. Brienen, Sarah Carter, Susan C. Cook‐Patton, Ted R. Feldpausch, Bronson W. Griscom, Nancy Harris, Bruno Hérault, Eurídice N. Honorio, Coronado Sara, M. Leavitt, Simon L. Lewis, Beatriz S. Marimon, Abel Monteagudo Mendoza, Justin Kassi N’dja, Anny Estelle N’Guessan, Lourens Poorter, Lan Qie, Ervan Rutishauser, Plinio Sist, Bonaventure Sonké, Martin J.P. Sullivan, Emilio Vilanova, Maria M.H. Wang, Christopher Martius, Martin Herold. Global Change Biology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14767

2018

  • Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change. Adriane Esquivel‐Muelbert, Timothy R. Baker, Kyle G. Dexter, Simon L. Lewis, Roel J. W. Brienen, Ted R. Feldpausch, Jon Lloyd, Abel Monteagudo‐Mendoza, Luzmila Arroyo, Esteban Álvarez-Dávila, Niro Higuchi, Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben-Hur Marimon-Junior, Marcos Silveira, Emilio Vilanova (+90 coauthors) Global Change Biology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.14413
  • Environmental drivers of forest structure and stem turnover across Venezuelan tropical forests. Emilio Vilanova, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo, Armando Torres-Lezama, Gerardo Aymard, Luis Gámez, Cristabel Durán, Lionel Hernández, Rafael Herrera, Geertje van der Heijden, Oliver L. Phillips, Gregory J. Ettl. PLOS ONE http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198489
  • Field methods for sampling tree height for tropical forest biomass estimation. Sullivan et al. (+49 authors including Emilio Vilanova). Methods in Ecology and Evolution http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12962/full

2017

  • Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in a Forest Reserve in Venezuela between 1990 and 2015. Carlos Pacheco-Angulo, Emilio Vilanova, Inmaculada Aguado, Sergio Monjardin, Susana Martinez. Forests 2017, 8(8), 291; http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/8/8/291/htm
  • Does soil pyrogenic carbon determine plant functional traits in Amazon Basin forests?. Klécia G. Massi, Michael Bird, Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben Hur MarimonJr., Denis S. Nogueira, Edmar A. Oliveira, Oliver L. Phillips, Carlos A. Quesada, Ana S. Andrade, Roel J. W. Brienen, José L. C. Camargo, Jerome Chave, Eurídice N. Honorio Coronado, Leandro V. Ferreira, Niro Higuchi, Susan G. Laurance, William F. Laurance, Thomas Lovejoy, Yadvinder Malhi, Rodolfo V. Martínez, Abel Monteagudo, David Neill, Adriana Prieto, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo, Hans ter Steege, Emilio Vilanova, Ted R. Feldpausch. Plant Ecology pp: 1-16. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11258-017-0751-9

2016

2015

 2014

  • Analyzing Amazonian forest productivity using a new individual and trait-based model (TFS v.1). N. M. Fyllas, E. Gloor, L. M. Mercado, S. Sitch, C. A. Quesada, T. F. Domingues, D. R. Galbraith, A. Torre-Lezama, Vilanova, H. Ramírez-Angulo, N. Higuchi, D. A. Neill, M. Silveira, L. Ferreira, G. A. Aymard C, Y. Malhi, O. L. Phillips, J. Lloyd. Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 7, 1413-1452, 2014. www.geosci-model-dev-discuss.net/7/1413/2014/. doi:10.5194/gmdd-7-1413-2014.
  • Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites. Mitchard, E. et al (+ 80 authors including Emilio Vilanova). Global Ecology and Biogeography, (Global Ecol. Biogeogr.) 23 (8): 935–946. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12168/abstract
  • Fast demographic traits promote high diversification rates of Amazonian trees. Tim Baker et al. (+58 authors including Emilio Vilanova). Ecology Letters (2014) 17 (5): 527–536 doi: 10.1111/ele.12252.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12252/abstract

2013

  • Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora. Hans ter Steege et al. (+119 authors including Emilio Vilanova). Science 342 (2013). http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/1243092
  • Assessing the extent of “conflict of use” in multipurpose tropical forest trees: A regional view. (2013). Cristina Herrero-Jáuregui, Manuel R. Guariguata, Dairon Cárdenas, Emilio Vilanova, Marco Robles, Juan Carlos Licona, Walter Nalvarte. Journal of Environmental Management 130: 40-47. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479713005677
  • Soil physical conditions limit palm and tree basal area in Amazonian forests. Thaise Emilio, Carlos A. Quesada, Flávia R.C. Costa, William E. Magnusson, Juliana Schietti, Ted R. Feldpausch, Roel J.W. Brienen, Timothy R. Baker, Jerome Chave, Estebán Álvarez , Alejandro Araújo, Olaf Bánki, Carolina V. Castilho, Eurídice N. Honorio C., Timothy J. Killeen, Yadvinder Malhi, Erick M. Oblitas Mendoza, Abel Monteagudo, David Neill, Germaine Alexander Parada , Antonio Peña-Cruz, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Michael Schwarz, Marcos Silveira , Hans ter Steege, John W. Terborgh, Raquel Thomas, Armando Torres-Lezama, Emilio Vilanova, Oliver L. Phillips. Plant Ecology and Diversity (2013) 7 (1-2). DOI:10.1080/17550874.2013.772257. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17550874.2013.772257
  • Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics. W. Ferry Slik, Gary Paoli, Krista McGuire, Leda Amaral, Jorcely Barroso, Meredith Bastian, Lilian Blanc, Frans Bongers, Patrick Boundja, Connie Clark, Murray Collins, Gilles Dauby, Yi Ding, Jean-Louis Doucet, Eduardo Eler, Leandro Ferreira, Olle Forshed, Gabriella Fredriksson, Jean-Francois Gillet, David Harris, Miguel Leal, Yves Laumonier, Yadvinder Malhi, Asyraf Mansor, Emanuel Martin, Kazuki Miyamoto, Alejandro Araujo-Murakam, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Reuben Nilus, Eddy Nurtjahya, Átila Oliveira, Onrizal Onrizal, Alexander Parada-Gutierrez, Andrea Permana, Lourens Poorter, John Poulsen, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Jan Reitsma, Francesco Rovero, Andes Rozak, Douglas Sheil, Javier Silva-Espejo, Marcos Silveira, Wilson Spironelo, Hans ter Steege, Tariq Stevart, Gilberto Enrique Navarro-Aguilar, Terry Sunderland, Eizi Suzuki, Jianwei Tang, Ida Theilade, Geertje van der Heijden, Johan van Valkenburg, Tran Van Do, Emilio Vilanova, Vincent Vos, Serge Wich, Hannsjoerg Wöll, Tsuyoshi Yoneda, Runguo Zang, Ming-Gang Zhang, Nicole Zweifel. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22 (12): 1261–1271 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12092/abstract

2012

  • Tree height integrated into global tropical biomass estimates. R. Feldpausch, J. Lloyd1, R. Brienen, S.L. Lewis, E. Gloor, A. Monteagudo Mendoza, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, L. Banin, K. Abu Salim, K. Affum-Baffoe, M. Alexiades, S. Almeida, I. Amaral, A. Andrade, L.E.O.C. Aragão, A. Araujo Murakami, E.J.M.M. Arets, L. Arroyo, G.A. Aymard C., T.R. Baker, O.S. Bánki, N.J. Berry, N. Cardozo, J. Chave, J.A. Comiskey, E.A. Dávila, A. de Oliveira, A. Di Fiore, G. Djagbletey, T.F. Domingues, T.L. Erwin, P.M. Fearnside, M.B. França, M.A. Freitas, N. Higuchi, E. Honorio C.1, M.O. Hunter, Y. Iida, E. Jiménez, A.R. Kassim, H. Keeling, M. Keller, T.J. Killeen, W.F. Laurance, E. Lenza, J.C. Lovett, Y. Malhi, B.S. Marimon, B.H. Marimon-Junior, A.R. Marshall, C. Mendoza, D.J. Metcalfe, E.T.A. Mitchard, D.A. Neill, B.W. Nelson, R. Nilus, E.M. Nogueira, M. Palace, A. Parada, K.S.-H. Peh, A. Pena Cruz, M.C. Peñuela, N.C.A. Pitman, A. Prieto, C.A. Quesada, F. Ramírez, H. Ramírez-Angulo, J.M. Reitsma, A. Rudas, G. Saiz, R. Salomão, M. Schwarz, N. Silva, J.E. Silva-Espejo, M. Silveira, B. Sonké, J. Stropp, H.E. Taedoumg, S. Tan, H. ter Steege, J. Terborgh, M. Torello-Raventos, G.M.F. van der Heijden, R. Vásquez, E. Vilanova, V. Vos, L. White, S. Wilcock, H. Woell, O.L. Phillips. Biogeosciences, 9, 3381–3403, 2012. www.biogeosciences.net/9/3381/2012/ doi:10.5194/bg-9-3381-2012.
  • La silvicultura en bosques naturales de Venezuela: Lecciones aprendidas y recomendaciones para la política y la práctica. Emilio Vilanova, César Sabogal. Revista Forestal Venezolana 56(1):97-103 – 2012. http://www.saber.ula.ve/bitstream/123456789/36854/1/nota_tecnica2.pdf
  • Socioeconomic and environmental basis for development of Small Scale Forestry in a highly degraded watershed of the Venezuelan Andes. Armando Torres-Lezama, Emilio Vilanova, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo and Giancarlo Alciaturi. Small Scale Forestry Volume 11, Number 3 (2012), 321-337 DOI: 1007/s11842-011-9186-7 http://www.springerlink.com/content/27217m7588t783n4/
  • Compliance with sustainable forest management guidelines in three timber concessions in the Venezuelan Guayana: Analysis and implications. Emilio Vilanova, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo, Gustavo Ramírez, Armando Torres-Lezama. Forest Policy and Economics Volume 17, April 2012, Pages 3–12. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2011.11.001 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934111001833

2011

  • Adaptación de los bosques tropicales al cambio climático: una oportunidad para la investigación interdisciplinaria (Adaptation of tropical forests to climate change: an opportunity for interdisciplinary research) Emilio Vilanova. Revista Forestal Venezolana. 55(1):93-101. 2011. http://www.saber.ula.ve/bitstream/123456789/33490/1/ensayo1.pdf
  • Una propuesta para el desarrollo forestal a pequeña escala en el sur del estado Aragua, Venezuela (Proposal for a small-scale forestry development in southern Aragua state, Venezuela) Armando Torres Lezama, Emilio Vilanova, Hirma Ramírez Ángulo, Pablo Ninín, Balbina Mora, Dimas Hernández. Revista Forestal Venezolana. 55(1): 47-60. 2011. http://www.saber.ula.ve/bitstream/123456789/33487/1/articulo6.pdf

2010

  • El carbono en la biomasa aérea como indicador del impacto del aprovechamiento de maderas en la Reserva Forestal Imataca, Venezuela. (Carbon storage in the aboveground biomass as indicator of logging impact in the Imataca Forest Reserve, Venezuela). Vilanova, Emilio; Ramírez-Angulo, Hirma; Torres-Lezama, Armando. Interciencia SEP 2010, VOL. 35 Nº 9: 659-665. http://www.interciencia.org/v35_09/index.html
  • Planning and Policy Issues in Small-scale Forestry Development in Southern Aragua State, Venezuela. Torres Lezama, A; Vilanova, E; Ramírez-angulo, H. (2010) Small-scale Forestry Volume 9, Number 3, 281-295, DOI: 1007/s11842-010-9116-0 http://www.springerlink.com/content/t4hh32v2705115jp/
  • Drought-mortality relationships for tropical forests. Oliver L. Phillips, Geertje van der Heijden, Simon L. Lewis, Gabriela López-González, Luiz E. O. C. Aragão, Jon J. Lloyd, Yadvinder Malhi, Abel Monteagudo, Samuel Almeida, Esteban Alvarez Dávila, Iêda Amaral, Sandy Andelman, Ana Andrade, Luzmila Arroyo, Gerardo Aymard, Tim R. Baker, Emilio Vilanova (2010) New Phytologist 187: 631–646 – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03359.x/abstract

2009

  • Guiding Principles for Small-Scale Forestry in a Watershed of the Venezuelan Andes: Constraints and Opportunities. Torres Lezama, A; Vilanova, Emilio; Ramírez-Angulo, H. Small-scale Forestry 8(1): 77-93. (2009). http://www.springerlink.com/content/fuxn668140630031/

 2008

  • Propuesta para la creación de un Bosque Modelo en la subcuenca del río Mucujún, Venezuela, utilizando el enfoque de paisajes (Proposal for the establishment of a Model Forest in the Mucujún sub watershed using the landscape approach). Emilio Vilanova; Armando Torres Lezama; Hirma Ramírez. Revista Forestal Venezolana, Año XLI, Volumen 52(2) JULIO-DICIEMBRE (2008): pp 159-171. http://www.saber.ula.ve/bitstream/123456789/30282/1/articulo3.pdf
  • Forest resources in Venezuela: current status and prospects for sustainable management. Armando Torres-Lezama, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo, Emilio Vilanova y Rodrigo Barros. Bois et Forêt des Tropiques, (2008), No. 295 (1) pp 21-33. http://bft.e-revues.com/resnum.jsp
  • Models of Natural and Human Dynamics in Forest Landscapes: cross-site and cross-cultural synthesis. Miguel F. Acevedo, J. Baird Callicott, Michael Monticino, Donald Lyons, Jenny Palomino, Judith Rosales, Luz Delgado, Magdiel Ablan, Jacinto Dávila, Giorgio Tonella, Hirma Ramírez & Emilio Vilanova Geoforum 39 (2008) 846-866. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718506001552