Catchment hydrology, ecohydrology, tree transpiration, interception loss, water movement inside trees (tree hydraulics)


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Bicho M.C., Correia A.C., Rodrigues A.R., Soares David J., Costa-e-Silva F. (2022)

Climate and management effects on the herbaceous layer productivity of a cork oak woodland

Agroforestry Systems, 96 (2), pp. 315-327. DOI:

Nadezhdina N., David J.S., Pinto C.A., David T.S. (2020)

Root sap flow as a tool to establish hydrological thresholds for plant growth and survival

Agricultural Water Management, 241: 106388. DOI:

Valente F., Gash J.H., Nóbrega C., David J.S., Pereira F.L. (2020)

Modelling rainfall interception by an olive-grove/pasture system with a sparse tree canopy

Journal of Hydrology, 581: 124417. DOI:

David T.S., Pinto C.A., Nadezhdina N., David J.S. (2016)

Water and forests in the Mediterranean hot climate zone: a review based on a hydraulic interpretation of tree functioning

Forest Systems, 25(2): eR02. DOI:

Pereira F.L., Valente F., David J.S., Jackson N., Minunno F., Gash J.H.C. (2016)

Rainfall interception modelling: is the wet bulb approach adequate to estimate mean evaporation rate from wet/saturated canopies in all forest types?

Journal of Hydrology, 534: 606-615.

Costa e Silva F., Correia A.C., Piayda A., Dubbert M., Rebmann C., Cuntz M., Werner C., David J.S., Pereira J.S. (2015)

Effects of an extremely dry winter on net ecosystem carbon exchange and tree phenology at a cork oak woodland

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 204: 48-57. DOI:

Nadezhdina N., Cermak J., Downey A., Nadezhdin V., Peramaki M., David J.S., Pinto C.A., David T.S. (2015)

Sap flow index as an indicator of water storage use

Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 63 (2): 124‚Äď133.

Correia A.C., Costa e Silva F., Correia A.V., Hussain M.Z., Rodrigues A.P.D., David J.S., Pereira J.S. (2014)

Carbon sink strength of a Mediterranean cork oak understorey: how do semi-deciduous and evergreen shrubs face summer drought?

Journal of Vegetation Science, 25(2): 411-426. DOI:

Pinto C.A., Nadezhdina N., David J.S., Kurz-Besson C., Caldeira M.C., Henriques M.O., Monteiro F.G., Pereira J.S., David, T.S. (2014)

Transpiration in Quercus suber trees under shallow water table conditions: the role of soil and groundwater

Hydrological Processes, 28(25): 6067-6079.

David T.S., Pinto C.A., Nadezhdina N., Kurz-Besson C., Henriques O., Quilhó T., Cermak J., Chaves M. M., Pereira J.S., David J.S. (2013)

Root functioning, tree water use and hydraulic redistribution in Quercus suber trees: a modeling approach based on root sap flow

Forest Ecology and Management, 307: 136‚Äď146. DOI:

David T.S., David J.S., Pinto C.A.,Cermak J., Nadezhdin V., Nadezhdina N. (2012)

Hydraulic connectivity from roots to branches depicted through sap flow: analysis on a Quercus suber tree

Functional Plant Biology, 39(2):103-115. DOI:

Pinto C.A., David J.S., Cochard H., Caldeira M.C., Henriques M.O., Quilhó T., Paço T.A., Pereira J.S., David T.S. (2012)

Drought-induced embolism in current-year shoots of two Mediterranean evergreen oaks

Forest Ecology and Management, 285: 1-10.

Pinto C.A., Henriques M.O., Figueiredo J.P., David J.S., Abreu F.G., Pereira J.S., Correia I., David T.S. (2011)

Phenology and growth dynamics in Mediterranean evergreen oaks: effects of environmental conditions and water relations

Forest Ecology and Management, 262(3): 500-508. DOI:

Nadezhdina N., David T.S., David J.S., Ferreira M.I., Dohnal M., TesaŇô M., Gartner K., Leitgeb E., Nadezhdin V., Cermak J., Jimenez M.S., Morales D. (2010)

Trees never rest: the multiple facets of hydraulic redistribution

Ecohydrology, 3: 431-444. DOI:

Vaz M., Pereira J.S., Gazarini L.C., David T.S., David J.S., Rodrigues A.P., Maroco J., Chaves M.M. (2010)

Drought-induced photosynthetic inhibition and autumn recovery in two Mediterranean oak species (Quercus ilex and Quercus suber)

Tree Physiology, 30: 946-956. DOI:

Paço T.A., David T.S., Henriques M.O., Pereira J.S., Valente F., Banza J., Pereira F.L., Pinto C. David J.S. (2009)

Evapotranspiration from a Mediterranean evergreen oak savannah: the role of trees and pasture

Journal of Hydrology, 369: 98-106.

Pereira F.L., Gash J.H., David J.S., David T.S., Monteiro P.R., Valente F. (2009)

Modelling interception loss from evergreen oak Mediterranean savannas: application of a tree-based modelling approach

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149(3-4): 608-688.

Pereira F.L., Gash J.H., David J.S., Valente F. (2009)

Evaporation of intercepted rainfall from isolated evergreen oak trees: do the crowns behave as wet bulbs?

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149(3-4): 667-679.

David T.S., Henriques M.O., Kurz-Besson C., Nunes J., Valente F., Vaz M., Pereira J.S., Siegwolf R., Chaves M.M., Gazarini L.C. e David J.S. (2007)

Water-use strategies in two co-occurring Mediterranean evergreen oaks: surviving the summer drought

Tree Physiology, 27 (6): 793-803. DOI:

Jarvis P., Rey A., Petsikos C., Wingate L., Rayment M., Pereira J.S., Banza J., David J.S., Miglietta F., Borghetti M., Manca G., Valentini R. (2007)

Drying and wetting of Mediterranean soils stimulates decomposition and carbon dioxide emission: the ‚ÄúBirch effect‚ÄĚ

Tree Physiology, 27 (7): 929-940.

Pereira J.S., Mateus J.A., Aires L.M., Pita G., Pio C., David J.S., Andrade V., Banza J., David T.S., Paço T.A., Rodrigues A.M. (2007)

Net ecosystem carbon exchange in three contrasting Mediterranean ecosystems – the effect of drought

Biogeosciences, 4(5): 791-802.

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Book Chapters

Nadezhdina N., David T.S., David J.S., Nadezhdi V., Cermak J., Gebauer R., Ferreira M.I., Conceição N., Dohnal M., Tesar M., Gartner K., Ceulemans R. (2012)

Root function: in situ studies through sap flow research

In: Measuring roots. An updated approach. Mancuso S. (Ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 267-290. ISBN: 978-3-642-22066-1

Nadezhdina N., David T.S., David J.S., Nadezhdin V., Cermak J. Gebauer R., Stokes A. (2012)

Root structure: in situ studies through sap flow research

In: Measuring roots. An updated approach. Mancuso, S. (Ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 247-266. ISBN: 978-3-642-22066-1

David J.S., Bellot J., Birot Y., David T.S. (2011)

Water fluxes in forests

In: Water for forests and people in the Mediterranean region – a challenging balance. What Science Can Tell Us. Birot Y., Gracia C. & Palahi M. (Eds.). European Forest Institute. Joensuu, Finland, pp. 37-42. ISBN: 978-952-5453-79-9

David J.S., David T.S., Valente F. (2007)

O eucaliptal e os recursos hídricos

In: O eucaliptal em Portugal: impactes ambientais e investigação científica. A.M. Alves., J.S. Pereira e J.M.N. Silva (Eds.). ISAPress, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, pp. 113-135. ISBN: 978-972-8669-25-6


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