PhD Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa  

(PC-DR)

Department Biology
Knowledgment area Ecology
Research  Research group Biología Costera
Research lines ecofisiología vegetal; invasiones biológicas; integración fisiológica en plantas clonales.
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CURRENT POSITION 

Assistant Professor in Ecology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

(1) Ecological implications of plant clonality.

(2) Physiological integration in clonal plants.

(3) Plant invasions.

(4) Ecophysiological responses to stress.

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

(1) Department of Biology. Morrill Science Center. University of Massachusetts (Amherst), USA; with Peter Alpert. 

(2) Department of Biology and Environmental Science. University of Sussex, UK; with Michael Hutchings. 

(3) Department of Life Sciences. Centre for Functional Ecology. University of Coimbra, Portugal; with Helena Freitas. 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

(1) PLoSONE (Academic Editor, since February 2014)

(2) Ecological Research (Editor, since August 2014)

(3) Frontiers in Plant Science (Guest Associate Editor, April 2015 - November 2016; since November 2017)

(4) Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants (Editor, since October 2017)

PUBLICATIONS

For an updated list of publications, see Google Scholar Profile 

Teaching

Subjects taught

This section shows the teaching given in degrees, masters and other officers studies in last 6 years.

Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology and Biomonitorization
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
22
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
80
Ecotoxicology
Degree in Biology
42
Final Dissertation
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
30
Master These
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
3
Practicum
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
2
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology and Biomonitorization
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
22
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
119
Final Dissertation
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
12
Master These
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
10
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology and Biomonitorization
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
26
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
80
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
60
Final Dissertation
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
6
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology and Biomonitorization
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
13
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
95
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Concurrent Programme of Studies for Degree in Biology and Degree in Chemistry
Degree in Biology
42
Subject and involved studies Total hours
Ecology and Biomonitorization
Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management
13
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
Degree in Biology
79
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
Degree in Biology
67

Defined tutoring by teacher for 2018/2019 academic course.

Faculty of Science

Quarter Day Site
1st quarter Monday
13:00 a 14:00
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1st quarter Tuesday
10:00 a 11:00
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13:00 a 14:00
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1st quarter Friday
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2nd quarter Monday
11:00 a 13:00
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11:00 a 13:00
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2nd quarter Wednesday
11:00 a 13:00
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2nd quarter Thursday
11:00 a 13:00
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2nd quarter Friday
11:00 a 13:00
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EOG works and final master thesis directed

Directed or codirected by current teacher since 2013 year.

Description, Characterization of the biotope and Threats identification of the subpopulations of the fern Culcita macrocarpa, macaronesic relict species of the Fragas do Eume Natural Park
Diet analysis of small mammals: an experimental study with Micromys minutus
Effects of the clonal integration on the invasion of coastal systems by Carpobrotus edulis: a field test
Effects of the invader Oxalis pes-caprae in plant-insect interactions: evaluating costs and benefis for the native Sinapis arvensis
Functional trait divergence in plant dunes: an experimental study in coastal dune system of Villarube (A Coruña)
Anfaco-cecopesca: calibration and proficiency testing schemes
Importance of competitive ability in plant invasions: an experiment with two alien Carpobrotus species
Importance of phenotypic plasticity in plant invasions: an experiment with two alien Carpobrotus species
Study of coral reef biodiveristy at the protected area of Boca Chica (Domincan Republic): implications for its conservation.
Clonal growth in poulations of Zostera marina
Effect clonal integration in the invasion process Carpobrotus edulis
Physical-chemical environmental lab: water, soil, waste analyses and development of technosols
Understanding biological invasions: an experimental study with Carpobrotus edulis
Understanding biological invasions: an experimental study with Carpobrotus edulis
Understanding the role of clonal integration in plant invasions: an experimental study with Carpobrotus sp.
Understanding biological invasions: an experimental study with Carpobrotus edulis

Research results

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Endemismos dunares ante el cambio climático: expresión génica

Funding entity Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad-MEIC)
Main researches Rodolfo Barreiro Lozano
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2020

Axudas para a consolidación e estruturación de unidades de investigación competitivas-Redes

Funding entity Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria
Main researches Rodolfo Barreiro Lozano
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 25/10/2017 to 31/12/2019

¿Qué provoca que una planta se convierta en un invasor agresivo? Adaptación y evolución de los atributos clonales durante procesos de invasión

Funding entity Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Main researches Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2016

Alien Species Network (ASN)

Funding entity Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 17/10/2014 to 17/10/2015

The role of clonal integration in the expansion of the invader Carpobrotus edulis in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (Spain)

Funding entity Percy Sladen Memorial Fund - The Linnean Society of London
Main researches Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa
Type Proyecto Otros Programas
Dates From 23/11/2012 to 22/11/2013

EVOLUTIONARY CHANGES TO REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS DURING THE INVASION PROCESS OF THE POLYPLOID OXALIS PES-CAPRAE

Funding entity Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
Main researches JOÃO CARLOS MANO CASTRO LOUREIRO
Type Proyecto Otros Programas
Dates From 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013

MUTUALNET: BELOW AND ABOVEGROUND MUTUALISMS AND THE INVASION BY AUSTRALIAN ACACIAS: RELEVANCE ON INVASIVE DYNAMICS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS

Funding entity Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
Main researches SUSANA RODRIGUEZ-ECHEVERRIA
Type Proyecto Otros Programas
Dates From 01/06/2010 to 31/05/2013

ESTRUCTURA GENÉTICA Y VARIACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA EN CARACTERÍSTICAS ECOFISIOLÓGICAS DE ARBUTUS UNEDO L

Funding entity Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Main researches RUBÉN RETUERTO FRANCO
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012

Effect of soil biota on the clonal growth of Trifolium repens: potential use for restoration of heavy metal polluted environments

Funding entity Plan Nacional I+D, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Main researches Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 01/01/2009 to 31/12/2010

VARIABILIDADE INTRA E INTERPOBOACIONAL EN CARACTERES CUANTITATIVOS DE IMPORTANCIA PARA A CONSERVACIÓN EN DÚAS ESPECIES ENDÉMICAS DE GALICIA

Funding entity Dirección General de I+D de la Xunta de Galicia
Main researches RUBÉN RETUERTO FRANCO
Type Proyecto Programas Autonomicos
Dates From 31/10/2008 to 30/10/2011

Responses of clonal plants to environmental heterogeneity

Funding entity British Ecological Society
Main researches Sergio Rodríguez Roiloa
Type Proyecto Otros Programas
Dates From 14/12/2006 to 13/12/2007

DIMORFISMO SEXUAL EN CARACTERISTICAS ECOLOGICAS Y FISIOLOGICAS EN LA SUBDIOICA DE SISTEMAS DUNARES COSTEROS. HONCKENYA PEPLOIDES (L.) EHRH

Funding entity Plan Nacional I+D, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Main researches RUBÉN RETUERTO FRANCO
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 31/12/2005 to 30/12/2008

PLASTICIDAD FENOTIPICA Y TENDENCIAS DURANTE EL ULTIMO SIGLO EN EL CRECIMIENTO Y LA EFICIENCIA EN EL USO DE AGUA DE LOS SEXOS DE LA DIOICA LLEX AQUIFOLIUM L.

Funding entity Plan Nacional I+D, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Main researches RUBÉN RETUERTO FRANCO
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 01/11/2002 to 28/02/2006

SISTEMA INTEGRAL DE BIOMONITORIZACION ACTIVA DA CONTAMINACION ATMOSFERICA

Funding entity Plan Nacional I+D, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Main researches ALEJO CARBALLEIRA OCAÑA
Type Proyecto Programas Nacionales
Dates From 28/12/2000 to 27/12/2003

Herbivory induced non-local responses of the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis are not mediated by clonal integration

Authors Jonatan Rodríguez, Mariasole Calbi, Sergio R. Roiloa, Luís González
Journal SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT

Resource sharing strategies in ecotypes of the invasive clonal plant Carpobrotus edulis: specialization for abundance or scarcity of resources

Authors Josefina G. Campoy, Rubén Retuerto, Sergio R. Roiloa
Journal Journal of Plant Ecology

The effect of stolon fragmentation on the colonization of clonal invasive Carpobrotus edulis in a coastal dune system: a field test

Authors Sergio R. Roiloa, Sandra Abalde, Cheng-Yuan Xu, Lua Lopez
Journal Plant Species Biology

Evaluating phytoextraction efficiency of two high-biomass crops after soil amendment and inoculation with rhizobacterial strains

Authors Vanessa Álvarez-López, Ángeles Prieto-Fernández, Sergio R. Roiloa, Beatriz Rodríguez-Garrido, Rolf Herzig, Markus Puschenreiter, Petra Susan Kidd
Journal ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH

Effects of clonal integration in the expansion of two alien Carpobrotus species into a coastal dune system ¿ a field experiment

Authors Rubén Portela, Sergio R. Roiloa
Journal Folia Geobotanica

Division of labour brings greater benefits to clones of Carpobrotus edulis in the non-native range: evidence for rapid adaptive evolution

Authors Sergio R. Roiloa, Rubén Retuerto, Josefina G. Campoy, Ana Novoa, Rodolfo Barreiro
Journal Frontiers in Plan Science Vol. 7 (pages 349 to 349)
DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00349

Clonal integration facilitates the colonization of drought environments by plant invaders

Authors Lechuga-Lago, Y., Sixto-Ruiz, N., Roiloa, SR, González, L
Journal AoB Plants
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plw023

Effects of fragmentation and seawater submergence on photochemical efficiency and growth in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis

Authors Sergio R. Roiloa, Rubén Retuerto
Journal FLORA Vol. 225 (pages 45 to 51)

Global change, clonal growth, and biological invasions by plants

Authors Fei-Hai Yu, Sergio R. Roiloa, Peter Alpert
Journal Frontiers in Plan Science

A multi-faceted approach for assessing evolutionary significant conservation units of the endangered Omphalodes littoralis spp. gallaecica (Boraginaceae).

Authors Lua, L, Retuerto, R, Roiloa, SR, Santiso, X, Barreiro, R
Journal Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Vol. 17 (pages 54 to 65)

Transplanting native woody legumes: a suitable option for the revegetation of coastal dunes

Authors Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Roiloa, SR, de la Peña, E, Crisostomo, JA, Nabais, C
Journal ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH Vol. 30 (pages 49 to 55)

Importancia de la integración clonal en las invasiones biológicas

Authors Roiloa, Sergio R, Campoy, Josefina G, Retuerto, Rubén
Journal ECOSISTEMAS. REVISTA CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA DE ECOLOGÍA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE (pages 76 to 83)

Adaptive plasticity to heterogeneous environments increases capacity for division of labor in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis (Aizoaceae)

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, López-Otero, A, Retuerto, R, Freitas, H
Journal AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY Vol. 101 (pages 1301 to 1308)

Heterogeneous distribution of soil nutrients increase intra-specific competition in the clonal plant Glechoma hederacea

Authors Roiloa, SR, Sanchez-Rodriguez, P, Retuerto, R
Journal PLANT ECOLOGY Vol. 215 (pages 863 to 873)

Physiological integration modifies 15N in the clonal plant Fragaria vesca, suggesting preferential transport of nitrogen to water-stressed offspring.

Authors Roiloa, SR, Antelo, B, Retuerto, R
Journal ANNALS OF BOTANY Vol. 114 (pages 399 to 411)

Effect of physiological integration in self/non-self genotype recognition in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Freitas, H
Journal Journal of Plant Ecology Vol. 7 (pages 413 to 418)

Physiological and growth responses in transplants of Pseudoscleropodium purum to atmospheric pollutants.

Authors Varela, Z, Roiloa, SR, Fernandez, JA, Retuerto, R, Carballeira, A, Aboal, JR
Journal WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION Vol. 224 (pages 1753 to 1762)

Revegetation of abandoned copper mines: The role of seed banks and soil amendments

Authors Carvalho, A, Nabais, C, Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S
Journal Web Ecology Vol. 13 (pages 69 to 77)

Soil legacy and competition between the invader Acacia dealbata and native and introduced trees

Authors Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Afonso, C, Correia, M, Lorenzo, P, Roiloa, SR
Journal PLANT ECOLOGY Vol. 214 (pages 1139 to 1146)

Developmentally-programmed division of labour in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Freitas, H, Retuerto, R
Journal Biological Invasions Vol. 15 (pages 1895 to 1905)

Physiological integration modifies phenotypic plasticity of biomass partitioning in the stoloniferous herb Glechoma hederacea

Authors Roiloa, SR, Hutchings, MJ
Journal PLANT ECOLOGY Vol. 214 (pages 521 to 530)

The effects of rooting frequency and position of rooted ramets on plasticity and yield in clonal fragments of Glechoma hederacea

Authors Roiloa, SR, Hutchings, MJ
Journal ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH Vol. 27 (pages 145 to 152)

Clonal integration in Fragaria vesca growing in metal-polluted soils: Parents face penalties for establishing their offspring in unsuitable environments

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH Vol. 27 (pages 95 to 106)

Plant-soil feedback as mechanism of invasion by Carpobrotus edulis

Authors de la Peña, E, Bonte, D, de Clerq, N, Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Freitas, H
Journal Biological Invasions Vol. 12 (pages 3637 to 3648)

Physiological integration increases survival and growth of the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, de la Peña, E, Freitas, H
Journal Biological Invasions Vol. 12 (pages 1815 to 1823)

Greater capacity for division of labour in clones of Fragaria chiloensis from patchier habitats

Authors Roiloa, SR, Alpert, P, Nishanth, T, Hancock, G, Bhowmik, P
Journal JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY Vol. 95 (pages 397 to 405)

Responses of the clonal Fragaria vesca L. to microtopographic heterogeneity under different water and light conditions

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY Vol. 61 (pages 1 to 9)

Small-scale heterogeneity in soil quality influences photosynthetic efficiency and habitat selection in a clonal plant

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal ANNALS OF BOTANY Vol. 98 (pages 1043 to 1052)

Physiological integration ameliorates effects of serpentine soils in the clonal herb Fragaria vesca

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM Vol. 128 (pages 662 to 676)

Development, photosynthetic activity and habitat selection of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca, growing in copper-polluted soil

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal Functional Plant Biology Vol. 33 (pages 961 to 971)

Assimilate demand by developing ramjets of Fragaria vesca L increased photochemical efficiencies in parental clones

Authors Roiloa, SR, Retuerto, R
Journal INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES Vol. 166 (pages 795 to 803)

Increased photosynthetic performance in Ilex aquifolium trees infested by scale insects

Authors Retuerto, R, Fernández-Lema, B, Roiloa, SR, Obeso, JR
Journal FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY Vol. 18 (pages 664 to 669)

Respuestas compensatorias de plantas en condiciones de estrés

Authors Retuerto, R, Roiloa, SR, Fernández-Lema, B, Obeso, JR
Journal ECOSISTEMAS. REVISTA CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA DE ECOLOGÍA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE

Gender, light and water effects on carbon isotope discrimination and growth rate in the dioecious tree Ilex aquifolium

Authors Retuerto, R, Fernández-Lema, B, Roiloa, SR, Obeso, JR
Journal FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY Vol. 14 (pages 529 to 537)

GLOBAL CHANGE, CLONAL GROWTH, AND BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS BY PLANTS

Publishing Lausanne: Frontiers Media, (España)
ISBN 978-2-88945-046-6

Understanding the role of clonal integration in biological invasions: the case of Carpobrotus edulis
4th Iberian Ecology Congress
International

Authors Roiloa, SR
Place Coimbra (Portugal)

Understanding the role of clonal integration in biological invasions: the case of Carpobrotus edulis
Workshop Challenges in the management of the invasive plant Carpobrotus edulis
National

Authors Roiloa, SR
Place Vigo (España)

CLOiNvader: Understanding the role of clonal integration in plant invasions
11th Clonal Plant Workshop
International

Authors Roiloa, SR
Place Trebon (República Checa)

The importance of clonal integration on plant invasiveness: an experimental study with Carpobrotus edulis
10th Clonal Plant Workshop
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, Freitas, H
Place Beijing (China)

The effects of rooting frequency and position of rooted ramets on plasticity and yield in a clonal species: an experimental study with Glechoma hederacea
12th EEF Congress
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Hutchings, MJ
Place Ávila (España)

Non-local effects of clonal integration in carbon and nitrogen isotope discrimination
The 7th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Antelo, B, Retuerto, R
Place Fairbanks, Alaska (Estados Unidos)

Importance of clonal integration on the colonization of heavy metal polluted environments
10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL)
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Sánchez-Vilas, J, Bermúdez, R, Retuerto, R
Place Brisbane (Australia)

Understanding the role of clonality in plant invasions: a field experiment with Capobrotus edulis
9th Clonal Plant Worshop
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, de la Peña, E, Freitas, H
Place Leuven (Bélgica)

Effect of physiological integration on competitive ability in the invasive clonal plant Carpobrotus edulis
XI Portuguese Ecological Society (SPECO) Meeting
National

Authors Roiloa, SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría, S, de la Peña, E, Freitas, H
Place Vila Real (Portugal)

Responses of clonal plants to environmental heterogeneity
Eco Summit 2007
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Hutchings, MJ
Place Beijing (China)

Development, photosynthetic activity and habitat selection of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca
British Ecological Society (BES) Annual Meeting
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Sánchez-Vilas, J, Bermúdez, R, Retuerto, R
Place Oxford (Reino Unido)

Benefits of clonal integration in a serpentine soil colonization process by stoloniferous Fragaria vesca L.
89th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Fernández-Lema, B, Sánchez-Vilas, J, Retuerto, R
Place Portland, Oregón (Estados Unidos)

Responses of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca L. to environmental heterogeneity
7th International Clonal Plant Workshop
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Fernández-Lema, B, Sánchez-Vilas, J, Retuerto, R
Place Kuusamo (Finlandia)

Cost-benefit of clonal integration of Fragaria vesca L. under water stress conditions
The IX European Ecological Congress (Eureco 2002)
International

Authors Roiloa, SR, Fernández-Lema, B, Retuerto, R
Place Lund (Suecia)

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