Sergio Roiloa
Phone: (+34) 981 16 70 00 ext. 2159
e-mail: sergio.roiloa@udc.es
Category: Assistant Professor
Department: Unit of Ecology- University of A Coruña
Direct URL for this page: http://cfe.uc.pt/roiloa
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

1999: B.Sc. in Biology. University of Santiago de Compostela

2001: M.Sc. in Plant Ecology. "Ecophysiological aspects of sexual dimorphism in Ilex aquifolium L." University of Santiago de Compostela

2005: Ph.D. in Plant Ecology. "Effects of clonal integration on physiological and growth responses of Fragaria vesca L. to environmental heterogeneity"                              University of Santiago de Compostela

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Ecological implications of plant clonality.

2. Physiological integration in clonal plants.

3. Plant invasions.

4. Ecophysiological responses to stress.

PUBLICATIONS

Roiloa, S.R., Retuerto, R., Campoy, J.G., Novoa, A. & Barreiro, R. (2016) Division of labour brings greater benefits to clones of Carpobrotus edulis in the non-native range: evidence for rapid adaptive evolution. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 7: 349

Roiloa, S.R., Campoy, J.G. & Retuerto, R (2015) Importancia de la integración clonal en las invasiones biológicas. Ecosistemas 24: 76-83

López, L., Retuerto, R., Roiloa, S.R., Santiso, X. & Barreiro, R. (2015) A multi-faceted approach for assessing evolutionary significant conservation units of the endangered Omphalodes littoralis spp. gallaecica (Boraginaceae). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17: 54-65

Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., Roiloa, S.R., de la Peña, E., Crisóstomo, J.A. & Nabais C. (2015). Transplanting native woody legumes: a suitable option for the revegetation of coastal dunes Ecological Research 30: 49-55

Roiloa, S.R., Rodriguez-Echeverria, S., López-Otero, A., Retuerto, R. & Freitas, H. (2014)  Adaptive plasticity to heterogeneous environments increases capacity for division of labor in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis (Aizoaceae). American Journal of Botany 101: 863-873

Roiloa, S.R., Sánchez-Rodríguez, P. & Retuerto, R. (2014) Heterogeneous distribution of soil nutrients increase intra-specific competition in the clonal plant Glechoma hederacea. Plant Ecology 215: 863-873

Roiloa, S.R., Antelo, B. & Retuerto, R. (2014) Physiological integration modifies δ15N in the clonal plant Fragaria vesca, suggesting preferential transport of nitrogen to water-stressed offspring. Annals of Botany 114:399-411

Roiloa, S.R., Rodriguez-Echeverria, S. & Freitas, H. (2014) Effect of physiological integration in self/non-self genotype recognition in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulisJournal of Plant Ecology 7:413-418

Varela, Z., Roiloa, S.R., Fernández, J.A., Retuerto, R., Carballeira, A. & Aboal J.R. (2013) Physiological and growth responses in transplants of Pseudoscleropodium purum to atmospheric pollutants. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 224:1753-1762

Carvalho, A., Nabais, C., Roiloa, S.R. & Rodríguez-Echeverría, S. (2013). Revegetation of abandoned copper mines: The role of seed banks and soil amendments. Web Ecology 13:69-77

Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., Afonso, C., Correia, M., Lorenzo, P. & Roiloa, S.R. (2013). Soil legacy and competition between the invader Acacia dealbata and native and introduced trees Plant Ecology 214: 1139-1146

Roiloa, S.R., Rodriguez-Echeverria, S. Freitas, H. & Retuerto, R. (2013) Developmentally-programmed division of labour in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis. Biological Invasions 15: 1895-1905

Roiloa, S.R. & Hutchings, M.J. (2013). Physiological integration modifies phenotypic plasticity of biomass partitioning in the stoloniferous herb Glechoma hederacea. Plant Ecology 214: 521-530

Roiloa, S.R. & Hutchings, M.J. (2012). The effects of rooting frequency and position of rooted ramets on plasticity and yield in clonal fragments of Glechoma hederacea Ecological Research 27: 145-152.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2012). Clonal integration in Fragaria vesca growing in metal-polluted soils: Parents face penalties for establishing their offspring in unsuitable environments. Ecological Research 27: 95-106.

de la Peña, E., Bonte, D., de Clerq, N, Roiloa S.R., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S. & Freitas, H. (2010). Plant-soil feedback as mechanism of invasion by Carpobrotus edulis Biological Invasions 12: 3637-3648.

Roiloa, S.R., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., de la Peña, E. & Freitas H. (2010). Physiological integration increases survival and growth of the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis. Biological Invasions 12: 1815-1823.

Roiloa, S.R., Alpert, P., Nishanth, T., Hancock, G. & Bhowmik, P. (2007). Greater capacity for division of labour in clones of Fragaria chiloensis from patchier habitats. Journal of Ecology 95: 397-405.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2007). Responses of the clonal Fragaria vesca L. to microtopographic heterogeneity under different water and light conditions. Environmental and Experimental Botany 61: 1-9.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2006). Small-scale heterogeneity in soil quality influences photosynthetic efficiency and habitat selection in a clonal plant. Annals of Botany 98: 1043-1052.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2006). Physiological integration ameliorates effects of serpentine soils in the clonal herb Fragaria vesca. Physiologia Plantarum 128: 662-676.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2006). Development, photosynthetic activity and habitat selection of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca, growing in copper-polluted soil. Functional Plant Biology 33: 961-971.

Roiloa, S.R. & Retuerto, R. (2005). Assimilate demand by developing ramets of Fragaria vesca L increased photochemical efficiencies in parental clones. International Journal of Plant Science 166(5): 795-803.

Retuerto, R., Fernández-Lema, B., Roiloa, S.R. & Obeso, J.R. (2004). Increased photosynthetic performance in Ilex aquifolium trees infested by scale insects. Functional Ecology 18: 664-669.

Retuerto, R., Roiloa, S.R., Fernández-Lema, B. & Obeso, J.R. (2003). Resouestas compensatorias de plantas en situaciones de estrés. Ecosistemas  Nº 1, 2003.

Retuerto, R., Fernández-Lema, B., Roiloa, S.R. & Obeso, J.R. (2000). Gender, light and water effects on carbon isotope discrimination and growth rate in the dioecious tree Ilex aquifolium. Functional Ecology 14: 529-537. 


COMMUNICATIONS

Roiloa, S.R. 2015. "CLOiNvader: Understanding the role of clonal integration in plant invasions". 11th Clonal Plant Workshop. Trebon (Czech Republic) 4-7 August 2015. 

Roiloa, S.R. 2015. "Understanding the role of clonal integration in biological invasions". 4th Iberian Ecology Congress. Coimbra (Portugal) 16-19 June 2015. 

Roiloa, S.R., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S. & Freitas, H. 2012 "The importance of clonal integration on plant invasiveness: an experimental study with Carpobrotus edulis" 10th Clonal Plant Workshop. Beijing (China) 12-16 October 2012.

Roiloa, S.R. & Hutchings, M.J. 2011. “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. Ávila (Spain) 25-29 September 2011.

Roiloa, S.R., Antelo, B. & Retuerto, R. 2010. "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. Fairbanks, Alaska (USA) 9-13 August 2010.

Roiloa, S.R., Sánchez-Vilas, J., Bermúdez, R. & Retuerto, R. 2009. "Importance of clonal integration on the colonization of heavy metal polluted environments". The 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL). Brisbane (Australia) 16-21 August 2009.

Roiloa, S.R., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., de la Peña, E. & Freitas, H. 2009. "Understanding the role of clonality in plant invasions: a field experiment with Capobrotus edulis". 9th Clonal Plant Workshop. Leuven (Belgium) 1-4 July 2009.

Roiloa, S.R., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., de la Peña, E. & Freitas, H. 2008. "Effect of physiological integration on competitive ability in the invasive clonal plant Carpobrotus edulis". XI Portuguese Ecological Society (SPECO) Meeting. Vila Real (Portugal) 20-22 November 2008

Roiloa, S.R. & Hutchings, M.J. 2007. "Responses of clonal plants to environmental heterogeneity" Eco Summit 2007. Beijing (China) 22-27 May 2007.

Roiloa, S.R., Sánchez-Vilas, J., Bermúdez, R. & Retuerto, R. 2006. "Development, photosynthetic activity and habitat selection of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca, growing in copper polluted soil". BES Annual Meeting 2006. Oxford (UK) 5-7 September 2006.

Roiloa, S.R., Fernández-Lema, B., Sánchez-Vilas, J. & Retuerto, R. 2004. "Benefits of clonal integration in a serpentine soil colonization process by stoloniferous Fragaria vesca L.". 89th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon (USA) 1-6 August 2004.

Roiloa, S.R., Fernández-Lema, B., Sánchez-Vilas, J. & Retuerto, R. 2003. "Responses of the clonal plant Fragaria vesca L. to environmental heterogeneity". 7th Clonal Plant Workshop. Kuusamo (Finland) 1-5 August 2003.

Roiloa, S.R., Fernández-Lema, B. & Retuerto, R. 2002. "Cost-benefit of clonal integration of Fragaria vesca L. under water stress conditions". The IX European Ecological Congress (Eureco '02). Lund (Sweden) 27 July - 1 August 2002.

PROJECTS

"What makes a plant to be an aggressive invader? Adaptation and evolution of clonal traits during plant invasion" Plan Nacional de I+D+I. Reference: CGL2013-44519-R. Duration: 2014-2017. Unit of Ecology (University of A Coruña). Participation: Principal researcher

"The role of clonal integration in the expansion of the invader Carpobrotus edulis in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (Spain)" Percy Sladen Grant, Linnean Society of London. Duration: 2012-2013. Centre for Functional Ecology (University of Coimbra). Participation: Principal researcher

"Effect of soil biota on the clonal growth of Trifolium repens: potential use for restoration of heavy metal polluted environments". Plan Nacional de I+D+I. Reference: HP2008-0093. Duration: 2009-2010. Unit of Ecology (University of Santiago de Compostela) and Centre for Functional Ecology (University of Coimbra). Participation: Principal researcher

"Responses of clonal plants to environmental heterogeneity" British Ecological Society. Reference: SEPG 946/1176. Duration: 2006-2007. Centre for Environmental Research (University of Sussex) Participation: Principal researcher

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

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

Department of Biology and Environmental Science. Centre for Environmental Research. University of Sussex, UK; with Michael Hutchings. Visiting Scientist

Department of Life Sciences. Centre for Functional Ecology. University of Coimbra, Portugal; with Helena Freitas. Postdoctoral Fellow

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

PLoSONE (since February 2014)

Ecological Research (since August 2014)

Frontiers in Plant Science (2015)

Google Scholar Profile:
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    1. Roiloa, Sergio R.; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Lopez-Otero, Aaron; Retuerto, Ruben; Freitas, Helena (2014) ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY TO HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENTS INCREASES CAPACITY FOR DIVISION OF LABOR IN THE CLONAL INVADER CARPOBROTUS EDULIS (AIZOACEAE). American Journal Of Botany. 101, 8, 1301-1308. (see details) ISI paper
    2. Roiloa, Sergio R.; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Freitas, Helena (2014) Effect of physiological integration in self/non-self genotype recognition on the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis. Journal Of Plant Ecology. 7, 4, 413-418. (see details) ISI paper
    3. Roiloa, Sergio R.; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Freitas, Helena; Retuerto, Ruben (2013) Developmentally-programmed division of labour in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis. Biological Invasions. 15, 9, 1895-1905. (see details) ISI paper
    4. Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Afonso, Catarina; Correia, Marta; Lorenzo, Paula; Roiloa, Sergio R. (2013) The effect of soil legacy on competition and invasion by Acacia dealbata Link. Plant Ecology. 214, 9, 1139-1146. (see details) ISI paper