Antonio Roldan

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Selected Publications

Publications in scientific journals


  1. Ortiz, N., Armada, E., Duque, E., Roldán, A., Azcón, R., 2015 Contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and/or bacteria to enhancing plant drought tolerance under natural soil conditions: Effectiveness of autochthonous or allochthonous strains. Journal of Plant Physiology 174: 87-96

  2. Alguacil, M. M., Torrecillas, E., Lozano, Z. and Roldán, A. 2015 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi communities in a coral cays system Morrocoy, Venezuela and their relationships with environmentalvariables. Science of the Total Environment 505: 805-813 DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.030

  3. Garcia-Orenes, F., Caravaca, F., Morugán-Cornado, A. and Roldán, A. 2015 Prolonged irrigation with municipal wastewater promotes a persistent and active soil microbial community in a semiarid agroecosystem. Agricultural Water Management 149: 115-122 DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2014.10.030

  4. Kohler, J., Caravaca, f., Azcón, R., Diaz, G. and Roldán, A. 2015 The combination of compost addition and arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation produced positive and synergistic effects on the phytomanagement of a semiarid mine tailing. Science of the Total Environment 514: 42-48 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.085


  5. Schoebitz, M. Mengual, C.M., Roldan, A. 2014 Combined effects of clay immobilized Azospirillum brasilense and Pantoea dispersa and organic olive residue on plant performance and soil properties in the revegetation of a semiarid area. Science of the Total Environment 466: 67-73

  6. Alguacil, M.M. Torrecillas, E., Zenaida Lozano, Z., Torres, M.P. and Roldán, A. 2014 Prunus persica crop management differentially promotes arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi diversity in a tropical agro-ecosystem. PLOS ONE 9:2 e88454

  7. Mengual, C.M., Schoebitz, M., Azcón, R. and Roldán, A. 2014 Microbial inoculants and organic amendment improves plant establishment and soil rehabilitation under semiarid conditions. Journal of Environmental Management 134: 1-7 DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.01.008

  8. Armada, E., Roldán, A. and Azcón, R. 2014 Differential activity of autochthonous bacteria in controlling drought stress in native lavandula and salvia plants species under drought conditions in natural arid soil. Microbial Ecology 67: 410-420. DOI:10.1007/s00248-013-0326-9.

  9. Curaqueo, G., Schoebitz, M., Borie, F., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2014 Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and addition of composted olive-mill waste enhance plant establishment and soil properties in the regeneration of a heavy metal-polluted environment. Environmental Science and Polution Research 21: 7403-7412 DOI:10.1007/s11356-014-2696-z

  10. Alguacil, M. M., Torrecillas, E., García-Orenes, F. and Roldán, A. 2014. Changes in AMF communities composition and diversity mediated by management practices in a Mediterranean soil are related with increases in soil biological activity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 76: 34-44 DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.05.002

  11. Torrecillas, E., Alguacil, M.M., Roldán, A., Diaz, G., Montesinos-Navarro, A. and Torres, M.P. 2014 Modularity reveals the tendency of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to interact differently with generalist and specialist plant species in gypsum soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80: 5455-5466

  12. Armada, E., Portela, G., Roldán, A. and Azcón, R. 2014 Combined use of beneficial soil microorganism and agrowaste residue to cope with plant wáter limitation under semiarid conditions. Geoderma 232-234: 640-648

  13. Mengual, C.M., Roldán, A., Caravaca, F. and Schoebitz, M. 2014 Advantages of inoculation with immobilised rhizobacteria versus amendment with olive-mill waste in the afforestation of a semiarid area with Pinus halepensis Mill. Ecological Engineering 73: 1-8 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.007

  14. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F. Azcón, R., Diaz, G. and Roldan, A. 2014 Selection of plant species-organic amendment combinations to assure plant establishment and soil microbial function recovery in the phytostabilization of a metal-contaminated soil. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 2255 art. nº 1930:


  15. Schoebitz, M., Lopez, M.D. and Roldan, A. 2013 Bioencapsulation of microbial inoculants for better soil-plant fertilization. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 334: 751-765. DOI: 10.1007/s13593-013-0142-0.

  16. Torrecillas, E., Torres, M.P, Alguacil, M.M., Querejeta, J.I. and Roldán, A. 2013 Influence of hábitat and climate variables on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus community distribution, as revealed by a case study of facultative plant epiphytism under semiarid conditions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 7203-7209 DOI:10.1128/AEM.02466-13.


  17. Fernandez, D., Roldan, A., Azcon, R., Caravaca, F., Baath, E., 2012. Effects of water stress, organic amendment and mycorrhizal inoculation on soil microbial community structure and activity during the establishment of two heavy metal-tolerant native plant species. Microbial Ecology 63:794-803 doi:10.1007/s00248-011-9972-y

  18. Torrecillas, E., Alguacil, M.M. and Roldán, A. 2012 Differences in the AMF diversity in soil and roots between two annual and perennial gramineous plants co-ocurring in a Mediterranean semiarid degraded area. Plant and Soil 354: 97-106 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-1047-9

  19. Alguacil, M.M., Torrecillas, E., Hernandez, G. and Roldán, A. 2012 Changes in the diversity of soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi after cultivation for biofuel production in a Guantanamo Cuba tropical system. PLOS ONE: 74. e34887 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034887.

  20. Alguacil, M.M., Torrecillas, E., Roldán, A., Diaz, G. and Torres, M.P. 2012 Perennial plant species from semiarid gypsum soils support higher AMF diversity in roots than the annual Bromus rubens. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 49: 132-138 DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.02.024

  21. Torrecillas, E., Alguacil, M. M. and Roldán, A. 2012 Host preferences of AM fungi colonizing annual herbaceous plant species in semiarid Mediterranean prairies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 6180-6186 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01287-12.

  22. Alburquerque, J. A., De La Fuente, C., Campoy, M., Carrasco, L., Nájera, I., Baixauli, C., Caravaca , F., Roldán, A.,Cegarra, J. and Bernal, M. P. 2012 Agricultural use of digestate for horticultural crop production and improvement of soil properties. European Journal of Agronomy 43: 119-128

  23. García-Orenes, F., Roldán, A., Mataix-Solera, J., Cerda, A., Campoy, M., Arcenegui, V., and Caravaca, F. 2012 Soil structural stability and erosion rates influenced by agricultural management practices in a semi-arid Mediterranean agro-ecosystem. Soil Use and Management 28: 571-579

  24. Alguacil, M.M., Garcia-Orenes, F., Torrecillas, E., Torres, M.P. and Roldan, A. 2012 Long-term of irrigation with waste water on soil AM fungi diversity and microbial activities: the implications for agro-ecosystem resilience. PLOS ONE 710: e47680 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047680


  25. Alguacil, M.M., Torrecillas, E., Caravaca, F., Fernandez, D.A., Azcon, R., Roldan, A. 2011. The application of an organic amendment modifies the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities colonizing native seedlings grown in a heavy-metal-polluted soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1498-1508. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.03.026

  26. Carrasco, L., Azcon, R., Kohler, J., Roldan, A., Caravaca, F. 2011. Comparative effects of native filamentous and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the establishment of an autochthonous, leguminous shrub growing in a metal-contaminated soil. Science of the Total Environment 409: 1205-1209. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.12.019

  27. Martinez-Medina, A., Roldán, A. and Pascual, J. 2011 Interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Trichoderma harzianum under conventional and low input fertilization in melon crops: Growth response and Fusarium wilt biocontrol. Applied Soil Ecology 47: 98-105

  28. Alguacil, M.M., Roldán, A., Salinas-Garcia, J.R. and Querejeta, J.I. 2011 No-tillage affects the phosphorus status, isotopic composition and crop yield of Phaseolus vulgaris in a rainfed farming system. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 91: 268-272

  29. Martinez-Medina, A., Roldán, A., Albacete, A. Pascual, J.2011 The interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi or Trichoderma harzianum alters the shoot hormonal profile in melon plants. Phytochemistry 72:223-229

  30. Alguacil, M.M., Torres, M.P., Torrecillas, E., Roldán, A. 2011 Plant type differently promotes the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi biodiversity in their rhizospheres after revegetation of a degraded semiarid land. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 167-173

  31. Alguacil, M.M., Torrecillas, E., Kohler, J. and Roldán, A. 2011 A molecular approach to ascertain the success of “in situ” inoculation with AM fungi in relation to the revegetation of a semiarid, degraded land. Science of the Total Environment 409: 2874-2880 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.029

  32. Alguacil, M. M., Torrecillas, E., Lozano, Z. and Roldán, A. 2011 Evidence of different AM fungi communities in galls and roots of Prunus persica infected by the root-knot nematode Meloydogine incognita. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 8656-8661


  33. Azcon, R., Peralvarez, M.C., Roldan, A., Barea, J.M. 2010. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Bacillus cereus and Candida parapsilosis from a multicontaminated soil alleviate metal toxicity in plants. Microbial Ecology 59: 668-677

  34. Medina, A. Roldan, A., Azcon, R. 2010. The effectiveness of arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi and Aspergillus niger or Phanerochaete chrysosporium treated organic amendments from olive residues upon plant growth in a semi-arid degraded soil. Journal of Environmental Management 91: 2547-2553. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.07.008.

  35. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2010 An AM fungus and a PGPR intensify the adverse effects of salinity on the stability of rhizosphere soil aggregates of Lactuca sativa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 429-434

  36. Martínez-Medina, A. Pascual, J., Perez-Alfocea, F., Albacete, A. and Roldán, A. 2010 Trichoderma harzianum and Glomus intraradices modify the hormone disruption induced by Fusarium oxysporum in melon plants. Phytopathology 100: 682-688

  37. Alguacil, M.M., Lozano, Z., Campoy, M. and Roldán, A.2010 Phosphorus fertilisation management modifies the biodiversity of AM fungi in a tropical savanna forage system. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 1114-1122

  38. Carrasco, L., Gattinger, A., Fliebbach, A., Roldán, A., Scholter, M. and Caravaca, F. 2010 Estimation by PLFA of microbial community structure associated with the rhizosphere of Lygeum spartum and Piptatherum miliaceum growing in semiarid mine tailings. Microbial Ecology 60: 265-271

  39. García-Orenes, F., Guerrero, C., Roldán, A., Mataix-Solera, J., Cerdà, A., Campoy, M., Zornoza, R., Bárcenas, G. and Caravaca, F. 2010 Soil microbial biomass and activity under different agricultural management systems in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem. Soil Tillage Research 109: 110-115

  40. Kohler, J., Knapp, B.A., Waldhuber, S., Caravaca, F., Roldán, A. and Insam, H. 2010 Effects of elevated CO2, water stress and inoculation with Glomus intraradices or Pseudomonas mendocina on lettuce dry matter and rhizosphere microbial and functional diversity under growth chamber conditions. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10: 1585-1597


  41. Azcon, R., Medina, A., Roldan, A., Biro, B., Vivas, A. 2009. Significance of treated agrowaste residue and autochthonous inoculates (Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Bacillus cereus) on bacterial community structure and phytoextraction to remediate soils contaminated with heavy metals. Chemosphere 75: 327-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.12.029

  42. Azcon, R., Peralvarez, M.C., Biro, B., Roldan, A., Ruiz-Lozano, J.M. 2009. Antioxidant activities and metals acquisition in mycorrhizal plants growing in a heavy-metal multicontaminated soil amended with treated lignocellulosic agrowaste. Applied Soil Ecology 41: 168-177 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2008.10.008

  43. Carrasco, L., Caravaca, F., Azcon, R., Roldan, A. 2009. Soil acidity determines the effectiveness of an organic amendment and a native bacterium for increasing soil stabilisation in semiarid mine tailings. Chemosphere 74: 239-244. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.09.035

  44. Carrasco, L., Caravaca, F., Azcon, R., Kohler, J., Roldan, A. 2009 Addition of microbially treated sugar beet residue and a native bacterium increases structural stability in heavy metal-contaminated Mediterranean soils. Science of the Total Environment 407: 5448-5454. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.06.021

  45. Alguacil, M.M., Roldán, A. and Torres, P. 2009 Complexity of semiarid Gypsophilous shrub communities mediates the AMF biodiversity at the plant species level. Microbial Ecology 57: 718-727

  46. Martínez-Medina, A., Roldán, A., and Pascual, J. A. 2009 Performance of a Trichoderma harzianum bentonite–vermiculite formulation against Fusarium wilt in seedling nursery melon plants. HortScience 44: 2025-2027

  47. Kohler, J., Hernández, J.A., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2009 Induction of antioxidant enzymes is involved in the greater effectiveness of a PGPR versus AM fungi with respect to increasing the tolerance of lettuce to severe salt stress. Environmental and Experimental Botany 65: 245-252

  48. Alguacil, M.M., Díaz-Pereira, E., Caravaca, F., Fernández, D. A. and Roldán, A 2009 Increased diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a long-term field experiment via application of organic amendments to a semiarid degraded soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 4254-4263

  49. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M. and Roldán, A. 2009 Elevated CO2 increases the effect of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and a plant-growth-promoting rizobacterium on structural stability of a semiarid agricultural soil under drought conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41: 1710-1716

  50. Alguacil, M. M., Roldán, A., and Torres, M. P. 2009 Assessing the diversity of AM fungi in arid gypsophilous plant communities. Environmental Microbiology 11: 2649-2659

  51. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2009 Effect of drought on the stability of rhizosphere soil aggregates of Lactuca sativa in a degraded soil inoculated with PGPR and AM fungi. Applied Soil Ecology 42: 160-165

  52. Alguacil, M.M., Kohler, J., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2009 Differential effects of Pseudomonas mendocina and Glomus intraradices on lettuce plants physiological response and aquaporin PIP2 gene expression under elevated atmospheric CO2 and drought Microbial Ecology 58:942-951.

  53. Martinez-Medina, A., Pascual, J. A., Lloret, E., and Roldan, A. 2009 Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Trichoderma harzianum and their effects on Fusarium wilt in melon plants grown in seedling nurseries. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 89: 1843-1850


  54. Alguacil, M.M., Caravaca, F., Azcon, R., Roldan, A. 2008. Changes in biological activity of a degraded Mediterranean soil after using microbially-treated dry olive cake as a biosolid amendment and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. European Journal of Soil Biology 44: 347-354

  55. Roldán, A., Díaz-Vivancos, P., Hernandez, J. A., Carrasco, L. and Caravaca, F. 2008 Changes in superoxide dismutase and total peroxidase activities during drought-recovery of mycorrhizal shrub seedlings. Journal of Plant Physiology 165: 715-722

  56. Kohler, J., Tortosa, G., Cegarra, J. Caravaca, F. and Roldán A. 2008 Impact of DOM from composted "alperujo" on soil structure, AM fungi, microbial activity and growth of Medicago sativa. Waste Management 28: 1423-1431.

  57. Alguacil, M.M., Lumini, E., Roldán, A., Salinas-García, J.R., Bianciotto, V. And Bonfante, P. 2008 The impact of tillage practices on AM fungal diversity in crop fields under subtropical conditions. Ecological Applications 18: 527-536

  58. Kohler, J., Hernandez, J.A., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2008 PGPR and AM fungi modifies alleviation biochemical mechanisms in water-stressed plants. Functional Plant Biology 35: 141-151

  59. Rivera-Cruz, M.C., Trujillo Narcía, A., Córdova Ballona, G., Kohler, J., Caravaca, F., Roldán, A. 2008 Poultry manure and banana waste are effective biofertilizer carriers for promoting plant growth and soil sustainability in banana crops. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40: 3092-3095


  60. Roldán, A., Salinas-García, J.R., Alguacil, M.M. and Caravaca, F. 2007 Evaluation of changes in soil sustainability indicators following conservation tillage practices under subtropical maize and bean crops. Soil Tillage Research 93: 273-282

  61. Querejeta, J. I., Allen, M. F., Alguacil, M. M., and Roldán, A. 2007 Plant isotopic composition provides insight into mechanisms underlying growth stimulation by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Functional Plant Biology 34: 683-691.

  62. García-Orenes, F., Roldan, A., Guerrero, C., Mataix-Solera, J., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Gómez, I. and Mataix-Beneyto, J. 2007 Effect of irrigation on the survival of total coliforms in three semiarid soils after amendment with sewage sludge. Waste Management 27: 1815-1819

  63. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F., Carrasco, L. and Roldán, A 2007 Interactions between a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium, an AM fungus and a phosphate-solubilizing fungus in the rhizosphere of Lactuca sativa. Applied Soil Ecology 35: 480-487


  64. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Azcon, R., Roldan, A. 2006 Formation of stable aggregates in rhizosphere soil of Juniperus oxycedrus: Effects of AM fungi and organic amendments. Applied Soil Ecology 33: 30-38

  65. Querejeta, J. I., MF Allen, F Caravaca, and A Roldán 2006 Differential modulation of host plant δ13C and δ18O by native and non-native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a semiarid environment. New Phytologist 169:379-387

  66. Alguacil, M.M., Caravaca, F., Diaz-Vivancos, P., Hernandez, J. A. and Roldán, A. 2006 Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizas and induced drought stress on antioxidant enzyme and nitrate reductase activities in Juniperus oxycedrus L. growing in a composted sewage sludge-amended semi-arid soil. Plant and Soil 279: 209-218

  67. Caravaca, F., Tortosa, G., Carrasco, L., Cegarra, J. and Roldán, A. 2006 Interaction between AM fungi and a liquid organic amendment with respect to enhancement of the performance of the leguminous shrub Retama sphaerocarpa. Biology and Fertility of Soils 43: 30-38

  68. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Diaz, G., Marin, P. and Roldán, A. 2006 Growth and nitrate reductase activity in Juniperus oxycedrus subjected to organic amendments and inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizae. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 169:501-505.

  69. Carrasco, L., Caravaca, F., Alvarez-Rogel, J. and Roldán, A. 2006 Microbial processess in the rhizosphere soil of a heavy metals contaminated Mediterranean salt marsh: a facilitating role of AM fungi. Chemosphere 64: 104-111

  70. Roldán, A., Carrasco, L. and Caravaca, F. 2006 Stability of desiccated rhizosphere soil aggregates of mycorrhizal Junyperus oxycedrus grown in a desertified soil amended with a composted organic residue. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 2722-2730

  71. Kohler, J., Caravaca, F., Carrasco, L., and Roldán, A. 2006 Contribution of Pseudomonas mendocina and Glomus intraradices to aggregates stabilisation and promotion of biological properties in rhizosphere soil of lettuce plants under field conditions. Soil Use and Management 22: 298-304.


  72. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Barea, J.M., Roldan, A. 2005. Survival of inocula and native AM fungi species associated with shrubs in a degraded Mediterranean ecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 227-233

  73. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Azcon, R., Parlade, J., Torres, P., Roldan, A. 2005. Establishment of two ectomycorrhizal shrub species in a semiarid site after in situ amendment with sugar beet, rock phosphate and Aspergillus niger. Microbial Ecology 49: 73-82

  74. García, C., Roldán, A. and Hernández, T. 2005 Ability of different plant species to promote microbiological processes in semiarid soil. Geoderma 124: 193-202

  75. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M. M., Torres, P., and Roldán, A. 2005 Plant type mediates rhizospheric microbial activities and soil aggregation in a semiarid Mediterranean salt marsh. Geoderma 124: 375-382

  76. Alguacil, M.M., Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2005 Changes in rhizosphere microbial activity mediated by native or allochtonous AM fungi in the reafforestation of a Mediterranean degraded site. Biology and Fertility of Soils 41: 59-68

  77. Caravaca; F., Alguacil, M.M., Diaz, G., Marin, P., and Roldan, A. 2005 Nutrient acquisition and nitrate reductase activity of mycorrhizal Retama sphaerocarpa L. seedlings afforested in an amended soil under two water regimes. Soil Use and Management 21: 10-16

  78. Caravaca, F., Pera, A., Masciandaro, G., Ceccanti, B., and Roldan, A. 2005 A microcosm approach to assessing the effects of earthworm inoculation and oat cover cropping on CO2 fluxes and biological properties in an amended semiarid soil. Chemosphere 59: 1625-1631

  79. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M. M., Hernandez, J. A. and Roldán, A 2005 Involvement of antioxidant enzymes and nitrate reductase activities during water stress and recovery of mycorrhizal Myrtus communis and Phillyrea angustifolia plants. Plant Science 169: 191-197

  80. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M. M., Torres, P. and Roldan, A 2005 Microbial activities and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonisation in the rhizosphere of the salt marsh plant Inula crithmoides L. along a spatial salinity gradient. Wetlands 25: 350-355

  81. Roldán, A., Salinas-García, J.R., Alguacil, M.M., Diaz, E., Caravaca, F. 2005 Soil enzyme activities suggest advantages of conservation tillage practices in sorghum cultivation under subtropical conditions. Geoderma 129: 178-185

  82. Izquierdo, I., Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Hernández, G. and Roldán, A. 2005 Use of microbiological indicators for evaluating success in soil restoration after revegetation of a mining area under subtropical conditions. Applied Soil Ecology 30: 3-10

  83. Roldán, A., Salinas-García, J.R., Alguacil, M.M., Caravaca, F. 2005 Changes in soil enzyme activity, fertility, aggregation and C sequestration mediated by conservation tillage practices and water regime in a degraded maize field. Applied Soil Ecology 30: 11-20


  84. Caravaca, F., Figueroa, D., Barea, J.M., Azcon-Aguilar, C., Roldan, A. 2004. Effect of mycorrhizal inoculation on nutrient acquisition, gas exchange and nitrate reductase activity of two Mediterranean-autochthonous shrub species under droungh stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition 27: 57-74.

  85. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Vassileva, M , Díaz, G. and Roldán, A 2004 AM fungi inoculation and addition of microbially treated dry olive cake enhanced afforestation of a desertified mediterranean site. Land Degradation and Development 15: 153-161

  86. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M., Azcon, R., Diaz, G., Roldan, A. 2004. Comparing the effectiveness of mycorrhizal inoculation and amendment with sugar beet, rock phosphate and Aspergillus niger to enhance field performance of the leguminous shrub Dorycnium pentaphyllum L. Applied Soil Ecology 25: 169-180

  87. Medina, A., Vassileva, M., Caravaca, F., Roldan, A., Azcon, R. 2004. Improvement of soil characteristics and growth of Dorycnium pentaphyllum by amendment with agrowastes and inoculation with AM fungi and/or the yeast Yarowia lipolytica. Chemosphere 56: 449-456

  88. Medina, A., Vassilev, N., Alguacil, M.M., Roldan, A., Azcon, R. 2004. Increased plant growth, nutrient uptake and soil enzymatic activities in a desertified Mediterranean soil amended with treated residues and inoculated with native AM fungi and a plant growth-promoting yeast. Soil Science 169: 260-270

  89. Alguacil, M.M., Caravaca; F., Díaz, G., Marín, P. and Roldán, A 2004 Establishment of Retama sphaerocarpa L. seedlings on a degraded semiarid soil as influenced by mycorrhizal inoculation and sewage sludge amendment. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 167: 637-644


  90. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M. M., Figueroa, D., Barea, J. M., Roldan, A. 2003. Re-establishment of Retama sphaerocarpa as a target species for reclamation of soil physical and biological properties in a semiarid mediterranean area. Forest Ecology and Management 182: 49-58.

  91. Caravaca, F., Barea, J. M., Palenzuela, J., Figueroa, D., Alguacil, M. M., Roldan, A. 2003 Establishment of shrub species in a degraded semiarid site after inoculation with native or allochthonous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Applied Soil Ecology 22: 103-111

  92. Caravaca, F., Diaz, E., Barea, J. M., Azcon-Aguilar, C., Roldan, A. 2003. Photosynthetic and transpiration rates of Olea europaea subsp. sylvestris and Rhamnus lycioides as affected by water deficit and mycorrhiza. Biologia Plantarum 46: 637-639

  93. Caravaca, F., Figueroa, D., Azcon-Aguilar, C., Barea, J. M., Roldan, A. 2003. Medium-term effects of mycorrhizal inoculation and composted municipal waste addition on the establishment of two Mediterranean shrub species under semiarid field conditions. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 97: 95-105.

  94. Caravaca, F., Figueroa, D., Barea, J. M., Azcon-Aguilar, C., Palenzuela, E. J., Roldan, A. 2003. The role of relict vegetation in maintaining physical, chemical, and biological properties in an abandoned Stipa-grass agroecosystem. Arid Land Research and Management 17: 103-111.

  95. Querejeta, J. I., Barea, J. M., Allen, M. F., Caravaca, F., Roldan, A. 2003. Differential response of d13C and water use efficiency to arbuscular mycorrhizal infection in two arid land woody plant species. Oecologia 135: 510-515

  96. Azcón-Aguilar, C., Palenzuela, J., Roldan, A., Bautista, S., Vallejo, R. and Barea, J. M. 2003 Analysis of the mycorrhizal potential in the rizosphere of representative plant species from desertification-threatened Mediterranean shrublands. Applied Soil Ecolgy 22: 29-37

  97. Caravaca, F Azcon-Aguilar, C., Figueroa, D. and Roldán, A 2003 Alteration in the rizosphere soil properties of afforested Rhamnus lycioides seedlings in short-term response to mycorrhization with Glomus intraradices and organic amendment. Environmental Management 31: 412-420.

  98. Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2003 Effect of Eisenia foetida earthworms on mineralization kinetics, microbial biomass, enzyme activities, respiration and labile C fractions of three soils treated with a composted organic residue. Biology and Fertility of Soils 38: 45-51

  99. Roldán, A., Caravaca, F., Hernández, M. T., García, C., Sánchez-Brito, C. Velasquez, M. and Tiscareño, M. 2003 No tillage, crop residue additions, and legume cover cropping effects on soil quality characteristics under maize in Patzcuaro watershed Mexico. Soil Tillage Research 72:65-73

  100. Caravaca, F., Figueroa, D., Alguacil, M.M. and Roldán, A. 2003 Application of composted urban refuse enhance the performance of afforested shruby species in a degraded semiarid land. Bioresource Technology 90: 65-70

  101. Alguacil, M.M., Hernández, J.A., Caravaca, F., Portillo, B. and Roldán, A. 2003 Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation on antioxidant enzyme activities in shoots from three shrub species afforested in a degraded semiarid soil. Physiologia Plantarum 118: 562-570

  102. Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M., Díaz, G. and Roldán, A. 2003 Use of nitrate reductase activity for assessing the effectiveness of mycorrhizal symbiosis in Dorycnium pentaphyllum under induced water deficit. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 34: 2291-2302

  103. Caravaca, F. and Roldán, A. 2003 Assessing changes in physical and biological properties in a soil contaminated by oil sludges under semiarid mediterranean conditions. Geoderma 117:53-61

  104. Alguacil, M. M., Caravaca, F., Azcon, R., Pera, J., Diaz, G., Roldan, A. 2003. Improvements in soil quality and performance of mycorrhizal Cistus albidus L. seedlings resulting from addition of microbially treated sugar beet residue to a degraded semiarid Mediterranean soil. Soil Use and Management 19: 277-283

  105. Caravaca, F., Díaz, E., Alguacil, M.M. and Roldán, A. 2003 Photosynthetic and stomatal responses of mycorrhizal Pistacia lentiscus and Retama sphaerocarpa seedlings to water deficit. Agrochimica 47:188-194

  106. Izquierdo, I., Caravaca, F., Alguacil, M.M. and Roldán, A. 2003 Changes in physical and biologcal soil quality indicators in a tropical crop system Havana, Cuba in response to different agroecological management practices. Environmental Management 32: 639-645


  107. Caravaca, F., Barea, J. M., Figueroa, D., Roldan, A. 2002. Assessing the effectiveness of mycorrhizal inoculation and soil compost addition for enhancing reaforestation with Olea europaea subsp. sylvestris through changes in soil biological and physical parameters. Applied Soil Ecology 20: 107-118

  108. Caravaca, F., Barea, J.M.., Roldan, A. 2002. Synergistic influence of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and organic amendment on Pistacia lentiscus L. seedlings afforested in a degraded semiarid soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 1139-1145

  109. Palenzuela, J., Azcon-Aguilar, C., Figueroa, D., Caravaca, F., Roldan, A., Barea, J. M. 2002. Effects of mycorrhizal inoculation of shrubs from Mediterranean ecosystems and composted residue application on transplant performance and mycorrhizal developments in a desertified soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils 36: 170-175

  110. García, C., Hernandez, T., Roldan, A. and Martin, A. 2002 Effect of plant cover decline on chemical and microbiological parameters under Mediterranean climate. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 635-642.

  111. Caravaca, F., Garcia, C., M.Hernandez, T. and Roldan, A. 2002 Aggregates stability changes after organic amendment addition and mycorrhizal inoculation in the afforestation of a semi-arid site with Pinus halepensis”. Applied Soil Ecology 19: 199-208.

  112. Caravaca, F., Hernández, T., García, C., Roldán, A 2002. Improvement of rhizosphere aggregates stability in afforested semi-arid plant species subjected to mycorrhization and compost addition. Geoderma 108: 133-144.


  113. Querejeta, J., Roldán, A., Albaladejo, J.and Castillo, V. 2001 Soil water availability improved by site preparation in a Pinus halepensis afforestation under semiarid climate. Forest Ecology and Management 149:115-128


  114. García, C., Hernandez, T., Roldán, A., Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V. 2000 Organic amendment and mycorrhizal inoculation as a practice in afforestation of soil with Pinus halepensis Miller: effect on their microbial activity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32:1173-1181.

  115. Querejeta, J., Albaladejo, J., and Castillo, V. 2000 Soil physical properties and moisture content affected by site preparation in the afforestation of a semiarid rangeland. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64: 2087-2096.

  116. Diaz, E. and Roldán, A. 2000 Effects of reafforestation techniques on the nutrient content, photosynthetic rate and stomatal conductance of Pinus halepensis Miller seedlings under semiarid conditions. Land Degradation and Development 11:475-486.


  117. Albaladejo, J., Marinez-Mena, M., Roldán, A. and Castillo, V. 1998. Soil degradation and desertification induced by vegetation removal in a semiarid environment. Soil Use and Management 14: 1-6

  118. Querejeta, I., Roldán, A., Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V.1998 The role of mycorrhizae, site preparation and organic amendment in the afforestation of a semiarid Mediterranean site with Pinus halepensis. Forest Science 43:203-211.

  119. García, C., Hernandez, T., Albaladejo, J., Castillo, V. and Roldan, A. 1998 Revegetation of semiarid zones: influence of soil treatment on the microbial activity in a semiarid Mediterranean site. Soil Science Society of America Journal 62: 670-676


  120. García, C., Roldán, A. and Hernandez, T. 1997. Changes in microbial activities after abandonment of cultivation in a semiarid mediterranean environment. Journal of Environmental Quality 26:285-291

  121. Diaz, E., Roldán, A., Castillo, V. and Albaladejo, J. 1997 Plant colonization and biomass production in a Xeric Torriorthent amended with urban refuse. Land Degradation and Development 8:245-255

  122. Roldán, A., García, C. and Albaladejo, J. 1997 AM fungal abundance and activity in a chronosequence of abandoned fields in a semiarid Mediterranean site. Arid Land Research and Management 11:211-220.

  123. García, C., Hernandez, T., Roldán, A. and Albaladejo, J. 1997 Biological and biochemical quality of a semiarid soil after induced devegetation. Journal of Environmental Quality 26: 1116-1122.

  124. Lax, A., Roldán, A., Caravaca, F. and Garcia-Orenes, F.1997 Relationships between aggregate improvement, microbiological activity and organo-mineral complex formation in soils from semiarid areas. in: Pandalai, S. ed. Recent Research Developments in Soil Biology and Biochemistry pp.77-92


  125. Thornes, J. B., Shao, X., Diaz, E., Roldán, A., McMahon, M. and Hawkes, J.C. 1996. Testing the MEDALUS hillslope model. Catena 26: 137-160.

  126. Roldán, A., Thornes, J. B. and Albaladejo, J. 1996. Aggregate stability changes in a semiarid soil after tretment with different organic amendments. Arid Land Research and Management 10: 139-148.

  127. Roldán, A., Querejeta, I., Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V. 1996 Survival and growth of Pinus halepensis Miller in a semiarid environment after forest soil transfer, terracing and organic amendments. Annales des Sciences Forestieres 53: 1099-1112.

  128. Roldán, A., Querejeta, I., Albaladejo, J. and Castillo, V. 1996. Growth response of Pinus halepensis Mill. to inoculation with Pisolithus arhizus in a terraced rangeland amended with urban refuse. Plant and Soil, 179: 35-43.


  129. Lansac, A. R. Roldán, A. and Martín, A. 1995. Mycorrhizal colonization and drought interactions of mediterranean shrubs under greenhouse conditions. Arid Land Research and Management 9: 167-175.

  130. Torres, P., Roldán, A., Lansac, A. R. and Martín, A. 1995. Ectomycorrhizal formation between Cistus ladanifer and Laccaria laccata. Nova Hedwigia 60: 311-315


  131. Roldán, A. and Albaladejo, J. 1994. The effect of mycorrhizal inoculation and soil restoration on the growth of Pinus halepensis in a semiarid soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 18: 143-149.

  132. Roldán, A., Garcia-Orenes, F. and Albaladejo, J. 1994. Microbial populations in the rhizosphere of Brachypodium retusum and their relationship with stable aggregates in a semiarid soil of southeast Spain. Arid Land Research and Management 8: 105-114.

  133. Roldán, A., Garcia-Orenes, F. and Lax, A. 1994. An incubation experiment to determine factors involving aggregation changes in an arid soil receiving urban refuse. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26: 1699-1707.


  134. Roldán, A. and Albaladejo, J. 1993 Vesicular-Arbuscular mycorrhiza. (VAM) fungal populations in a xeric Torriorthent receiving urban refuse. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 25: 451-456


  135. Roldán, A. Diaz, G. and Albaladejo, J. 1992 Effect of VAM fungi on growth and phosporus uptake of two Hedysarum species in a xeric Torriorthent soil from S.E. Spain. Arid Land Research and Management 6: 33-39.

  136. Diaz, G. Roldán, A. and Albaladejo, J. 1992 Influencia del tipo de suelo sobre las pautas de colonización y eficiencia en la simbiosis micorricica de seis especies de Glomus. Cryptogamie-Mycologie 13: 47-56 1992.

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