Scientific papers

  • In preparation / Under review

Hackett T. D., Sauve A. M. C., Maia, K. P., Montoya D., Davies, N., Archer, R., Potts S., Tylianakis, J. M., Vaughan I. & Memmott J. Multi-habitat landscapes are more diverse, more stable and have improved function. 

Synodinos, A., Haegeman, B., Montoya, D., Sentis, A., Montoya, J.M. Effects of temperature and dispersal on trophic metacommunities. 

Allen-Perkins, Montoya, Artamendi, Magrach. Untangling the feedbacks between community composition and pollen flow dynamics in individual-based plant-pollinator networks.

Bestion, E., Alvarez-Codesal, S., Blanchet, S. Cellamare, M., Faillace, C.A., Garreau, A., Haegeman, B., Leitao, M., Montoya, D., Richard, M., Synodinos, A.D. & Montoya, J.M. Fragmentation has larger effects on phytoplankton biodiversity than warming across spatial scales.

Montoya D., Polimene, L., Montoya, J.M., Brunet, C et al. Microplastics impacts on the structure and functioning of marine microbial communities.


  • Published/Accepted

36. Montoya, D. Variation in diversity-function relationships can be explained by species interactions. (2023). Journal of Animal Ecology 92(2): 226-228 LinkPresentation1


35. Montoya D. and De Jong M. (2023). Warming-induced range expansion effects on the diversity and composition of the gut microbiome: a case study with two butterflies. bioRxiv Link

34. Galiana, N., Lurgi, M., Bastazini, V.A.G., Bosch, J., Cagnolo, L., Cazelles, K., Claramunt-López, B., Emer, C., Fortin, M.-J., Grass, I., Hernández-Castellano, C., Jauker, F., Leroux, S.J., McCann, K., McLeod, A.M., Montoya, D., Mulder, C., Osorio-Canadas, S., Reverté, S., Rodrigo, A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Traveset, A., Valverde, S., Vázquez, D.P., Wood, S.A., Gravel, D., Roslin, T., Thuiller, W. and Montoya, J.M. (2022). Ecological network complexity scales with area. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 307-314 Link

33. Montoya D. (2021). The impacts of climate change: From a butterfly’s microbiome to food security. Journal of Animal Ecology (blog series about UN Climate Change Conference – COP26) Link

screenshot-2021-08-25-at-12.24.5432Montoya D. (2021). Challenges and directions towards a general theory of ecological recovery dynamics: a metacommunity perspective. One Earth 4(8): 1083-1094 Link


re31Montoya D., Haegeman B., Gaba, S., De Mazancourt, C. & Loreau, M. (2021). Habitat fragmentation and food security in crop pollination systems. Journal of Ecology 109(8): 2991-3006 Link


30. Moreno-Mateos, D., Alberdi, A., Mörrien, E., van der Putten, W., Rodríguez-Uña, A., Montoya, D. (2020). The long-term restoration of ecosystem complexity. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 676–685 Link


29Montoya, D., Gaba, S., de Mazancourt, C., Bretagnolle, V. & Loreau, M. (2020). Reconciling biodiversity conservation, food production and farmers’ demand in agricultural landscapes. Ecological Modelling 416: 108889 Link


28. Hackett, T., Sauve, A., Davies, N., Montoya, D., Tylianakis, J. & Memmott, J. (2019). Reshaping our understanding of species’ roles in landscape-scale networks. Ecology Letters 22(9): 1367-1377 Link


27Montoya, D. (2019). The restoration of ecological networks: Spatial and temporal scales, stability and global change. Special issue on Restoring interactionsEcosistemas 28(2): 11-19 Link


26. McWilliams, C., Lurgi, M., Montoya, J.M., Sauve, A. & Montoya, D. (2019). The stability of multitrophic communities under habitat loss. Nature Communications 10: 2322 Link


25. Jones H. P., Jones P.C., Barbier E.B., Blackburn R.C., Rey Benayas J.M., Holl K.D., McCrackin M., Meli P., Montoya D. & Moreno-Mateos D. (2019). We agree with Larkin et al. 2019: restoration is context specific. Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 286: 20191179 Link


24Montoya D., Haegeman B., Gaba S., De Mazancourt, C., Bretagnolle V. & Loreau M. (2019). Trade-offs in provisioning and stability of ecosystem services in agroecosystems. Ecological Applications 29(2): e01853 Link


23. Jones H. P., Jones P.C., Barbier E.B., Blackburn R.C., Rey Benayas J.M., Holl K.D., McCrackin M., Meli P., Montoya D. & Moreno-Mateos D. (2018). Restoration and repair of Earth’s damaged ecosystems. Proceeding of the Royal Society of London B 285: 20172577 Link


22Montoya D., Haegeman B., Gaba S., De Mazancourt, C., Bretagnolle V. & Loreau M. (2018). Trade-offs in provisioning and stability of multiple ecosystem services in agroecosystems. bioRxiv

21. Meli P., Holl K.D., Rey-Benayas J.M., Jones H.J., Jones P.C., Montoya D., Moreno-Mateos D. (2017). A global review of past land use, climate, and active vs. passive restoration effects on forest recovery. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171368 Link

20. Moreno-Mateos D., Barbier E.B., Jones P.C., Jones  .P., Aronson J., López-López J.A., McCrackin M.L.,Meli P., Montoya D. & Rey-Benayas J.M. (2017). Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt. Nature Communications 8:14163 Link


19. Emer C., Memmott J., Vaughan I.P., Montoya D. & Tylianakis J.M. (2016). Species roles in plant–pollinator communities are conserved across native and alien ranges. Diversity & Distributions 22, 841-852 Link


18. Lurgi M., Montoya D. & Montoya J.M. (2016) The role of space and diversity of interaction types on the stability of complex ecological networks. Special Issue: Theory of Food WebsTheoretical Ecology 9, 3-13 Link


17. Ribeiro F., Montoya D., Furtado R., Memmott J. Pizo, M.A. & Rodrigues R.R. (2015). The restoration of tropical seed dispersal networks. Restoration Ecology 23, 852-860 Link


16Montoya D., Yallop M.L. & Memmott J. (2015)Functional group diversity increases with modularity in complex food webs. Nature Communications 6:7379 Link


15. Russo L., Memmott J., Montoya D., Shea K. & Buckley Y.M. (2014). Patterns of introduced species interactions affect multiple aspects of network structure in plant-pollinator communities. Ecology 95, 2953-2963 Link


14. Nenzen H., Montoya D. & Varela S. (2014). The impact of 850,000 years of climate changes on the structure and dynamics of mammal food webs. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106651 Link


13. Montoya D., Rogers L. & Memmott, J. (2012). Emerging perspectives in the restoration of biodiversity-based ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27, 666-672 Link


12. Alburqueque, F.S. Olalla-Tárraga M.A., Montoya D. & Rodríguez M.A. (2011). Environmental determinants of woody and herb plant species richness patterns in Great Britain. Ecoscience 18, 394-401 Link


11. Montoya D. Alburquerque F.S., Rueda M. & Rodríguez M.A. (2010). Species response patterns to habitat fragmentation: do trees support the extinction threshold hypothesis? Oikos 119,1335-1343 Link


10Montoya D., Purves D.W., Urbieta I.R. & Zavala M.A. (2009). Do Species Distribution Models explain spatial structure within tree species ranges? Global Ecology & Biogeography 18, 662-673 Link


9Montoya D. (2009). Resistencia a la deforestación. Los beneficios de la dispersión de semillas por animales. Revista Investigación y Ciencia 390, 12-13 Link

8. Bini L.M et al (Montoya as mid author) (2009). Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32, 1-12 Link


7Montoya D. (2008). Habitat loss, dispersal, and the probability of extinction of tree species. Communicative & Integrative Biology 1:2, 146-147 Link

6Montoya D., Zavala M. A., Rodríguez M. A. & Purves D. W. (2008). Animal versus wind dispersal and the robustness of tree species to deforestation. Science 320, 1502-1504 Link


5Montoya D., Rodríguez M. A., Zavala M. A., Hawkins B. A. (2007). Contemporary richness of Holarctic trees and the historical pattern of glacial retreat. Ecography 30, 173-182 Link

4. Hawkins B.A. et al (Montoya as mid author) (2007). A global evaluation of Metabolic Theory as an explanation for terrestrial species richness gradients. Ecology 88, 1877-1888 Link


3. Hawkins B. A., Montoya D., Rodríguez M. A., Olalla-Tárraga M. A. & Zavala M. A. (2007). Global models for predicting woody plant richness from climate: comment. Ecology 88, 255-259 Link 


Book chapters and monographs 

2. Zavala M. A., Montoya D., Benito-Garzon M. & Purves D. W. (2011). Principales determinantes de la distribución de las especies forestales ibéricas a diferentes escalas: efectos potenciales del cambio climático. In La evolución del paisaje vegetal y el uso del fuego en la cordillera Cantábrica (Ezquerra, F.J. & Rey, E., Coord., Junta de Castilla y León) Link

1. Lomas P. L., Martin, B., Louit, C., Montoya, D., Montes, C. & Alvarez, S. (2005). Guía práctica para la valoración económica de los bienes y servicios ambientales de los ecosistemas. Fundación Interuniversitaria González Bernáldez Link