Dr. Mercedes Ibañez

Post doctoral reseracher

Address at the CTFC:
Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)
Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Carretera de Sant Llorenç de Morunys, km 2
25280 Solsona, Spain
Phone: (+34) 973 48 17 52

Currently working as post doctoral researcher at the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC). Doctor in Forest and Natural Environment Management by the University of Lleida (2020). My thesis focused on studying the influence of vegetation on greenhouse gas exchange (CO2, CH4 and N2O), and C and N cycling in grasslands. My educational background is a degree in Environmental Sciences (2009) and a MSc. in Terrestrial Ecology (2012), both granted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Before starting my PhD also I worked as research technician in the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), where I was involved in several research projects, and I carried out my Master thesis, working on the influence of phenology and plant functional types dominance on CO2 exchange in mountain grasslands. Also, I worked as research technician in the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya), where I provided technical support assessing ammonia emissions from cattle activity.

Selected publications

Ibañez, M., Altimir, N., Ribas, À., Eugster, W., Sebastia, M.T., 2021. Cereal-legume mixtures increase net CO2 uptake in a forage system of the Eastern Pyrenees. Field Crops Research, 272, 108262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2021.108262

Marí, T., Castaño, C., Rodríguez, A., Ibañez, M., Lobo, A., Sebastià, M.T., 2020. Fairy rings harbor distinct soil fungal communities and high fungal diversity in a montane grassland. Fungal Ecol. 47, 100962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2020.100962

Ibañez, M., Leiva, M.J., Chocarro, C., Aljazairi, S., Ribas, À., Sebastià, M.-T., 2021. Tree—Open Grassland Structure and Composition Drive Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Holm Oak Meadows of the Iberian Peninsula. Agronomy 11, 50, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11010050

Ibañez, M., Altimir, N., Ribas, A., Eugster, W., Sebastià, M.T., 2020. Phenology and plant functional type dominance drive CO2 exchange in seminatural grasslands in the Pyrenees. J. Agric. Sci. 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859620000179