Dr Jaime Puertolas Simon

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

I am currently working in irrigation techniques to optimize crop production saving water. I am interested in physiological plant responses to water stress, especially in root-to-shoot signalling, applied to the development of the above mentioned irrigation techniques. I am also interested in the use of soil moisture sensors for irrigation scheduling. In the past, I have been working in responses of woody seedlings to water stress after transplanting in forest restoration actions under dry Mediterranean conditions. I have also got expertise in Mediterranean woody seedling culture in forest nurseries.

Long-distance abscisic acid signalling under different vertical soil moisture gradients depends on bulk root water potential and average soil water content in the root zone
Puertolas Simon, J., Alcobendas, R., Alarcón, J.J., Dodd, I. 08/2013 In: Plant, Cell and Environment. 36, 8, p. 1465-1475. 11 p.
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Modeling the environmental response of leaf net photosynthesis in Pinus pinea L. natural regeneration
Calama, R., Puertolas Simon, J., Madrigal, G., Pardos, M. 2013 In: Ecological Modelling. 251, p. 9-21. 13 p.
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Deep planting with shelters improves performance of different stocktype sizes under arid Mediterranean conditions
Oliet, J.A., Artero, F., Cuadros, S., Puertolas Simon, J., Luna, L., Grau, J.M. 09/2012 In: New Forests. 43, 5-6, p. 925-939. 15 p.
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Increase in size and nitrogen concentration enhances seedling survival in Mediterranean plantations: insights from an ecophysiological conceptual model of plant survival
Villar-Salvador, P., Puertolas Simon, J., Cuesta, B., Penuelas, J.L., Uscola, M., Heredia-Guerrero, N., Rey Benayas, J.M. 09/2012 In: New Forests. 43, 5-6, p. 755-770. 16 p.
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Cost-benefit analysis of different container capacities and fertilization regimes in Pinus stock-type production for forest restoration in dry Mediterranean areas
Puertolas Simon, J., Jacobs, D.F., Benito, L.F., Penuelas, J.L. 07/2012 In: Ecological Engineering. 44, p. 210-215. 6 p.
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Seasonal changes in the physiological activity of regeneration under a natural light gradient in a Pinus pinea regular stand
Pardos, M., Puertolas Simon, J., Madrigal, G., Garriga, E., de Blas, S., Calama, R. 12/2010 In: Forest systems. 19, 3, p. 367-380. 14 p.
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Is light the key factor for success of tube shelters in forest restoration plantings under Mediterranean climates?
Puertolas Simon, J., Oliet, J.A., Jacobs, D.F., Benito, L.F., Penuelas, J.L. 30/07/2010 In: Forest Ecology and Management. 260, 5, p. 610-617. 8 p.
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Why do large, nitrogen rich seedlings better resist stressful transplanting conditions? A physiological analysis in two functionally contrasting Mediterranean forest species
Cuesta, B., Villar-Salvador, P., Puertolas Simon, J., Jacobs, D.F., Rey Benayas, J.M. 15/06/2010 In: Forest Ecology and Management. 260, 1, p. 71-78. 8 p.
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Facilitation of Quercus ilex in Mediterranean shrubland is explained by both direct and indirect interactions mediated by herbs
Cuesta, B., Villar-Salvador, P., Puertolas Simon, J., Rey Benayas, J.M., Michalet, R. 05/2010 In: Journal of Ecology. 98, 3, p. 687-696. 10 p.
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Assessing Morphological and Physiological Plant Quality for Mediterranean Woodland Restoration Projects
Villar-Salvador, P., Puertolas Simon, J., Penuelas, J.L. 2010 In: Land Restoration to Combat Desertification: Innovative Approaches, Quality Control and Project Evaluation. Valencia : Fundación CEAM p. 103-120. 18 p. ISBN: 978-84-921259-5-1.
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Effects of nursery shading on seedling quality and post-planting performance in two Mediterranean species with contrasting shade tolerance
Puertolas Simon, J., Benito, L.F., Penuelas, J.L. 11/2009 In: New Forests. 38, 3, p. 295-308. 14 p.
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Deep shade alters the acclimation response to moderate water stress in Quercus suber L
Dolores Jimenez, M., Pardos, M., Puertolas Simon, J., Kleczkowski, L.A., Alberto Pardos, J. 07/2009 In: Forestry. 82, 3, p. 285-298. 14 p.
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Nursery fertilization enhances survival and physiological status in Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) seedlings planted in a semiarid environment
Luis, V.C., Puertolas Simon, J., Climent, J., Peters, J., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, A.M., Morales, D., Soledad Jimenez, M. 05/2009 In: European journal of forest research. 128, 3, p. 221-229. 9 p.
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Ecological restoration in degraded drylands: the need to improve the seedling quality and site conditions in the field
Chirino, E., Vilagrosa, A., Cortina, J., Valdecantos, A., Fuentes, D., Trubat, R., Luis, V.C., Puertolas Simon, J., Bautista, S., Baeza, J., Penuelas, J.L., Vallejo, V.R. 2009 In: Forest management. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers p. 85-158. 74 p. ISBN: 978-1-60692-504-1.
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Interactive responses of Quercus suber L. seedlings to light and mild water stress: effects on morphology and gas exchange traits
Puertolas Simon, J., Pardos, M., Jimenez, M.D., Aranda, I., Pardos, J.A. 09/2008 In: Annals of Forest Science. 65, 6, 10 p.
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Elevated atmospheric CO2 does not modify osmotic adjustment to light and drought in the Mediterranean oak Quercus suber L
Aranda, I., Puertolas Simon, J., Pardos, M., Pardos, J.A. 2008 In: Forest systems. 17, 1, p. 3-9. 7 p.
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Water-use efficiency in cork oak (Quercus suber) is modified by the interaction of water and light availabilities
Aranda, I., Pardos, M., Puertolas Simon, J., Jimenez, M.D., Pardos, J.A. 05/2007 In: Tree Physiology. 27, 5, p. 671-677. 7 p.
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Water relations in Norway spruce trees growing at ambient and elevated CO2 concentrations
Kupper, P., Sellin, A., Klimankova, Z., Pokorny, R., Puertolas Simon, J. 12/2006 In: Biologia Plantarum. 50, 4, p. 603-609. 7 p.
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Can CO2 enrichment modify the effect of water and high light stress on biomass allocation and relative growth rate of cork oak seedlings?
Pardos, M., Puertolas Simon, J., Aranda, I., Pardos, J.A. 11/2006 In: Trees-Structure and function. 20, 6, p. 713-724. 12 p.
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Effects of nitrogen fertilization and temperature on frost hardiness of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) seedlings assessed by chlorophyll fluorescence
Puertolas Simon, J., Gil, L., Pardos, J. 12/2005 In: Forestry. 78, 5, p. 501-511. 11 p.
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Water relations of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) seedlings in response to shading and moderate drought
Pardos, M., Jimenez, M.D., Aranda, I., Puertolas Simon, J., Pardos, J.A. 07/2005 In: Annals of Forest Science. 62, 5, p. 377-384. 8 p.
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Diurnal dynamics of photosynthetic parameters of Norway spruce trees cultivated under ambient and elevated CO2: the reasons of midday depression in CO2 assimilation
Spunda, V., Kalina, J., Urban, O., Luis, V.C., Sibisse, I., Puertolas Simon, J., Sprtova, M., Marek, M.V. 05/2005 In: Plant Science. 168, 5, p. 1371-1381. 11 p.
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Effects of nutritional status and seedling size on field performance of Pinus halepensis planted on former arable land in the Mediterranean basin
Puertolas, J., Gil, L., Pardos, J., Puertolas Simon, J. 2003 In: Forestry. 76, 2, p. 159-168. 10 p.
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