Lluís Coll Mir



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Lluís Coll (Ramón y Cajal Fellow) develops his research activities in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC). He is also associate researcher of the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF).  Their current research activities focus in the analysis of Mediterranean mountain forests dynamics in the present land-use and climate changing contex . In this general context he is developing a set of studies that include: (i) the analysis of the main biotic and abiotic factors driving mixed-forest dynamics at the montane-subalpine ecotone of the Pyrennes, (ii) the characterization of the mechanisms that modulate mountain forest resilience to natural and anthropogenic disturbances and (iii) the assessment of the adaptive capacity of forest species to changing environmental conditions.


2009-present Researcher (Ramon y Cajal Fellow) CTFC (Spain)
2006-2008 Researcher (Juan de la Cierva Fellow) CTFC (Spain)
2004-2005 Postdoctorate grant Univ. de Québec à Montréal (Canada)
2000-2003 PhD in Forest Ecology Univ. Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Fd, France)
2000 MSc Plant Biology Univ. Henri Poincaré (Nancy, France)
1999 BSc Forestry Univ. de Lleida (Spain)

Editorial Board


Articles in indexed journals (SCI)


[40] Pretzsch H., del Río M., Ammer C., Avdagic A., Barbeito I., Bielak K., Brazaitis G., Coll L., Dirnberger G., Drössler L., Fabrika M., Forrester D.I., Godvod K., Heym M., Hurt V., Kurylyak V., Löf M., Lombardi F., Matovic B., Mohren F., Motta R., den Ouden J., Pach M., Ponette Q., Schütze G., Schweig J., Skrzyszewski J., Sramek V., Sterba H., Stojanovic D., Svoboda M., Vanhellemont M., Verheyen K., Wellhausen K., Zlatanov T., Bravo-Oviedo A. (2015) Growth and yield of mixed versus pure stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L. ) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) analysed along a productivity gradient through Europe. European Journal of Forest Reserach. DOI 10.1007/s10342-015-0900-4 pdf

[39] Blázquez A., González-Olabarría J.R., Martín-Alcón S., Just A., Cabré M., Coll L. (2015) Assessing post-storm forest dynamics in the Pyrenees using high-resolution LIDAR data and aerial photographs. Journal of Mountain Science 12(4): 841-853.

[38] Benavides R., Escudero A., Coll L., Ferrandis P., Gouriveau F., Hódar J., Ogaya R., Rabasa S., Granda E., Santamaría B., Martínez-Vilalta J., Zamora R., Espelta J., Peñuelas J., Valladares F. (2015) Survival vs. growth trade-off in early recruitment challenges global warming impacts on Mediterranean mountain trees. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. In press.

[37] De Cáceres M., Martínez-Vilalta J., Coll L., Llorens P., Casals P., Poyatos R., Pausas J.G., Brotons L. (2015) Coupling a water balance model with forest inventory data to predict drought stress: the role of forest structural changes vs. climate changes.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213: 77-90.

[36] Ameztegui A., Coll L., Messier C. Modeling the effect of climate-induced changes in recruitment and juvenile growth on mixed-forest dynamics: The case of montane-subalpine Pyrenean ecotones. Ecological Modelling 313: 84-93.

[35] Martín-Alcón S., Coll L., Salekin S. (2015) Stand-level drivers of tree-species diversification in Mediterranean pine forests after abandonment of traditional practices. Forest Ecology and Management 353: 107-117.

[34] Falster D.S + 105 co-authors (2015) BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants. Ecology 96(5): p.1445 (Data Paper).

[33] Martín-Alcón S., Coll L., De Cáceres M., Cabré M., Just A., González-Olabarría J.R. (2015) Combining aerial LiDAR and multi-spectral imagery to assess post-fire regeneration types in a Mediterranean forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Reserach 45(7): 856-866.

[32] Ameztegui A., Coll L. (2015) Herbivory and seedling establishment in Pyrenean forests: Influence of micro- and meso-habitat factors on browsing pressure. Forest Ecology and Management 342: 103-111.

[31] González-Olabarria J.R., Mola-Yudego B., Coll L. (2015) Different factors for different causes: analysis of the spatial agrregation of fire ignitions in Catalonia (Spain). Risk analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12339.


[30] Bravo-Oviedo A., Pretzsch H., Ammer C., Andenmatten E.; Barbati A., Barreiro S., Brang P., Bravo F., Coll L., Corona P., den Ouden J., Ducey M. J., Forrester D. I., Giergiczny M. Jacobsen J. B., Lesinski J., Löf M., Mason B., Matovic B., Metslaid M., Morneau F., Motiejunaite J., O’Reilly C., Pach M., Ponette Q., del Río M., Short I., Skovsgaard J. P., Soliño M., Spathelf P., Sterba H., Stojanovic D., Strelcova K., Svoboda M., Verheyen K., von Lüpke N., Zlatanov T. (2014) European Mixed Forests: Definition and research perspectives. Forest Systems, 23(3), 518 – 533. pdf

[29] González de Andrés E., Camarero J.J, Martínez I., Coll L. (2014) Uncoupled spatiotemporal patterns of seed dispersal and regeneration in Pyrenean silver fir populations. Forest Ecology and Management 319: 18-28.

[28] Filotas E., Parrott L., Burton P.J., Chazdon R.L., Coates D.K.,  Coll L., Haeussler S., Martin K., Nocentini S., Puettmann K.J., Putz F.E., Simard S.W., Messier C. (2014) Viewing Forests through the Lens of Complex Systems Science. Ecosphere 5:art1  dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00182.1 pdf


[27] Ameztegui A., Coll L. (2013) Unraveling the role of light and biotic interactions on seedling performance of four Pyrenean species along environmental gradients. Forest Ecology and Management 303: 25-34.

[26] Balandier P., Marquier A., Casella E., Kiewitt A., Coll L., Wherlen L., Harmer R. (2013) Architecture, cover and light interception by bramble (Rubus fruticosus), a common understorey weed in temperate forests. Forestry 86(1): 39-46


[25] Coll L., Camarero J.J., Martínez de Aragón J. (2012) Fine roots seasonal dynamics, plasticity and mycorrhization in two coexisting Mediterranean oaks with contrasting aboveground phenology. Ecoscience 19(3): 238-245. 

[24] Puerta C., Espelta J., Sánchez-Humanes B., Rodrigo A., Coll L., Brotons L. (2012) History matters: previous land use changes determine post-fire vegetation recovery in forested Mediterranean landscapes. Forest Ecology and Management 279: 121-127.

[23] Ameztegui A., Coll L., Benavides R., Valladares F., Paquette A. (2012) Understory light predictions in mixed conifer forests: role of aspect-induced variation in crown geometry and openness. Forest Ecology and Management 276: 52-61.

[22] Martín-Alcón S., Coll L., Aunós A. (2012) A broad-scale analysis of the main factors determining the current structure and understory composition of Catalonian sub-alpine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) forest. Forestry 85(2): 225-236.

[21] Puerta-Piñero, C., Brotons L., Coll L., González-Olabarría J.R. (2012) Valuing acorn dispersal and resprouting capacity ecological functions to ensure Mediterranean forest resilience after fire. European Journal of Forest Research 131: 835-844.


[20] Ameztegui A., Coll L. (2011) Tree dynamics and coexistence in the montane-subalpine ecotone: the role of different light-induced strategies. Journal of Vegetation Science 29(6): 1049-1061.

[19] Domenicano S., Coll L., Messier C., Berninger F. (2011) Nitrogen forms affect root structure and water uptake in the hybrid poplar. New Forests 42(3): 347-362.

[18] Coll L., Schneider R., Berninger F., Domenicano S., Messier C. (2011) Quantifying the effect of nitrogen induced physiological and structural changes on poplar growth using a process-based model. Tree Physiology 31: 381-390.pdf

[17] Ammer C., Balandier P., Scott-Bentsen N., Coll L., Löf M. (2011) Forest vegetation management under debate: an introduction. European Journal of Forest Research 130: 1-5. pdf

[16] Coll L., González-Olabarria J.R., Mola-Yudego B., Pukkala T., Messier C. (2011) Predicting understory maximum shrubs cover using altitude and overstory basal area in different Mediterranean forest. European Journal of Forest Research 130: 55-65.


[15] Martín-Alcón S., González-Olabarria J. R., Coll L. (2010) Wind and snow damage in the Pyrenees pine forests: effect of stand attributes and location. Silva Fennica 44(3): 399-410.pdf

[14] Ameztegui A., Brotons L., Coll L. (2010) Land-use changes as major drivers of Mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) expansion in the Pyrenees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19 (5): 632-641.

2009 and before

[13] Messier C., Coll L., Poitras-Larivière A., Bélanger N., Brisson J. (2009) Resource and non-resource root competition effects of grasses on trees of different successional status. Journal of Ecology, 97(3): 548-554.pdf

[12] Coll L., Potvin C., Messier C., Delagrange S. (2008) Root architecture and allocation patterns of eight native tropical species with different successional status used in open-grown mixed plantations in Panama. Trees, 22: 585-596.

[11] Delagrange S., Potvin C., Messier C., Coll L. (2008) Linking multiple-level tree traits with biomass accumulation in native tree species used for reforestation in Panama. Trees 22: 337-349.

[10] Brooker R.W., Maestre F.T., Callaway R.M., Lortie C.L., Cavieres L.A., Kunstler G., Liancourt P., Tielbörger K., Travis J.M.J., Anthelme F., Armas C., Coll L., Corcket E., Delzon S., Forey E., Kikvidze Z., OlofssonJ., Pugnaire F., Quiroz Q.L., Saccone P., Schiffers K., Seifan M., Touzard B., Michalet R. (2008) Facilitation in plant communities: the past, the present and the future. Journal of Ecology 96: 18-34.pdf

[9] Balandier P., Sinoquet H., Frak E., Giuliani R., Vandame M., Coll L., Prévosto B., Curt T. (2007) Six-year time course of light-use efficiency, carbon gain and growth of beech saplings (Fagus sylvatica L.) planted under a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) shelterwood. Tree Physiology 27: 1073-1082.pdf

[8] Coll L., Messier C., Delagrange S., Berninger F. (2007) Growth, allocation and leaf gas exchanges of hybrid poplar plants in their establishment phase on previously forested sites: effect of different vegetation management techniques. Annals of Forest Science 64: 275-285.pdf

[7] Picon-Cochard C., Coll L., Balandier P. (2006) The role of below-ground competition during early stages of secondary succession: the case of 3-years-old Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings in an abandoned grassland. Oecologia 148: 373-383.

[6] Berninger F., Coll L., Vanninen P., Mäkelä A., Palmroth S., Nikinmaa E. (2005) Effects of tree size and position on pipe model ratios, Scots pine. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(6): 1294-1304.

[5] Curt T., Coll L., Prévosto B., Balandier P., Kunstler G. (2005) Plasticity in growth, biomass allocation and root morphology in beech seedlings as induced by irradiance and herbaceous competition. Annals of Forest Science 62: 51-60.pdf

[4] Coll L., Balandier P., Picon-Cochard C. (2004) Morphological and physiological responses of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) seedlings to grass-induced belowground competition.Tree Physiology 24: 45-54.pdf

[3] Cochard H., Nardini A., Coll L. (2004) Hydraulic architecture of leaf blades: where is the main resistance? Plant Cell and Environment 27: 1257-1267.pdf

[2] Coll L., Balandier P., Picon-Cochard C., Prévosto B., Curt T. (2003) Competition for water between beech seedlings and surrounding vegetation in different light and vegetation composition conditions.Annals of Forest Science 60: 593-600.pdf

[1] Cochard H., Coll L., Le Roux X., Améglio T. (2002) Unraveling the effects of plant hydraulics on stomatal closure during water stress in walnut. Plant Physiology 128: 282-290.pdf

Books / Book-chapters

[4] Thiffault N., Coll L., Jacobs DF. (2015) Natural regeneration after harvesting. In: Peh K.S-H, Corlett R.T & Bergeron Y. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology. The Earthscan Forest Library (series). Routledge. NY, USA. In press.

[3] Nocentini, S., Coll L. (2013) Mediterranean forests: human use and complex adaptive systems. In: Messier C., Puettmann K.J. & Coates K.D. (Eds.) Managing Forests as complex adaptive systems. Building resilience to the challenge of global change. The Earthscan Forest Library (series). Routledge. NY, USA.

[2] Coll L., Martin S., Nouguier S., Ladier J., Decoux J.L., Valadon A., Cantegrel R., Sivade L. (2012) Guide de sylviculture du pin à crochets dans les Pyrénées. Projet POCTEFA nº EFA82/08 UNCI’PLUS: La gestion des peuplements et la valorisation du bois de pins à crochets. ISBN: 978-2-9542347-1-7. 188 p.

[1] Coll L., Navarro-Cerrillo R., Vericat P. (2009) A Review of Forest Vegetation Management Practices in Spain. In: McCarty N., Willoughby I., Balandier P (Eds). Forest Vegetation Management Practices in Europe, COST office, Brussels.

Other publications

[7] Martín-Alcón S., Coll L., González-Olabarria J.R., De Cáceres M., Guitart L. (2015) Ús de dades de teledetecció per a la definició de tipologies de regeneració en zones afectades per grans incendis forestals. Silvicultura 71: 9-13.

[6] Piqué M., Beltrán M., Martín-Alcón S., Coll L. (2014) Des mesures de gestion pour adapter les espaces forestiers méditerranéens aux effets des changements climatiques. Forêt Méditerranéenne 35(3): 1-8.

[5] Coll L. (2014) Gestión selvícola y regeneración natural ante un futuro incierto: marco teórico y principios generales. Cuadernos de la SECF 40: 19-32.pdf

[4] Martín S., Montero R., Coll L., Aunós A. (2014) Propuesta metodológica para el establecimiento de una red experimental de estructuras irregulares por bosquetes en masas de pino silvestre de Cataluña. Cuadernos de la SECF 40: 59-66.pdf

[3] Améztegui A., Coll L. (2010) Els canvis d’usos del sòl en i l’expansió del pi negre (Pinus uncinata Ram.) al Pirineu català (1956-2006). Catalunya Forestal 10, 15-17.

[2] Vericat P., Coll L., Domínguez G., Piqué M. (2008) Silvicultura i canvi climàtic. In: Jornada ‘El canvi climàtic i l’activitat agrària’, Centre de Formació i Estudis Agrorurals, 28 October, Reus (Spain).

[1] Fortier J., Messier C., Coll L. (2005) La problématique de l’utilisation des herbicides en foresterie: le cas du Québec. Vertigo 6 (2): 164-182.pdf

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