Ramón Perea

Former member (Visiting Scholar)

Ramón Perea

I am a Lecturer at Stanford University and a Visiting Scholar from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). I am mainly interested in forest ecology, species interactions and management and conservation of Mediterranean systems. My main research topic is biotic interactions, either plant-animal (seed dispersal, herbivory, granivory) or plant-plant interactions (e.g. plant facilitation). I'm currently working on the project BIOSTRESS (European Union), where we aim to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying plant interactions at increasing levels of biotic and abiotic stress in order to improve our knowledge of how ecosystems can respond to current global change. Most of my ongoing work is on oak-dominated Mediterranean systems in California and Spain where I examine the regeneration process in order to preserve these highly valuable systems. Another main component of my research is trying to improve the science underpinning restoration and conservation practices to help managers, companies and decision-makers to satisfy the increasing demands of restoring degraded lands (e.g. overgrazed) and conserving threatened species and systems.
Keywords: Seed dispersal, oak regeneration, herbivory, wild ungulates, browsing, plant facilitation, forest management, animal behavior, biodiversity and conservation.




Posts by Ramón Perea

BIO 44Y: Core Plant Biology & Eco Evo Laboratory

Education, Teaching by on April 13, 2016
Teaching by Ramon Perea I’m currently teaching BIO44Y (Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution. CORE Eco-Evo Laboratory) and advising several students on their Honors theses in Stanford University. I’m also collaborating on teaching courses and advising students in their Master’s and PhD theses at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM-Spain) BIO 44Y: Core Plant Biology & Eco… Read more BIO 44Y: Core Plant Biology & Eco Evo Laboratory

Oak Regeneration Project (BIOSTRESS)

Research by on November 20, 2015
The overall goal of this project (BIOSTRESS) is to better understand the multiple phases involved in the oak regeneration process in Mediterranean environments and to provide scientific guidelines for the conservation and management of oak-dominated systems. One of the main objectives of this project is to analyse how different sources of stress (biotic and abiotic)… Read more