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Martín-Lammerding D, Gabriel JL, Zambrana E, Santín-Montanyá I, Tenorio JL. 2021. Organic Amendment vs. Mineral Fertilization under Minimum Tillage: Changes in Soil Nutrients, Soil Organic Matter, Biological Properties and Yield after 10 Years. Agriculture 11 (8), 700.

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Raya-Sereno MD, Ortiz-Monasterio JI, Alonso-Ayuso M, Rodrigues FAJr, Rodríguez AA, González-Perez L, Quemada M, 2021. High-Resolution Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery for Assessing Yield, Biomass, Grain N Concentration, and N Output in Spring Wheat. Remote Sensing. 13, 1373.

Salazar O, Diaz R, Nario A, Videla X, Alonso-Ayuso M, Quemada M, 2021. Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency Determined by the 15N Dilution Technique in Maize Followed or Not by a Cover Crop in Mediterranean Chile. Agriculture 11(8), 721.

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Corrochano-Monsalve M, González-Murua C, Estavillo JM, Estonba A, Zarraonaindia I. 2020. Unraveling DMPSA nitrification inhibitor impact on soil bacterial consortia under different tillage systems Agric Ecosyst Environ,  301, 107029. https://10.1016/j.agee.2020.107029

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Quemada M., Lassaletta L, Jensen L.S., Godinot O., Brentrup F., Buckley C., Foray S., Hvid S.K., Oenema J., Richards K.G., Oenema O. 2020. Exploring nitrogen indicators of farm performance among farm types across several European case studies. Agricultural Systems, 177, 102689.

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Arbonés A, Sastre B, Pérez MA, de Lorenzo C, Pascual M, Benito A, Villar JM, Rufat J. 2019. Influence of irrigation and fertilization on sterol and triterpene dialcohol composition of virgin olive oil. Grasas Aceites 71 (4), e376.

Coleto I, Vega-Mas I, Glauser G, González-Moro MB, Marino D* & Ariz I.  New insights on Arabidopsis thaliana root adaption to ammonium nutrition by the use of a quantitative proteomic approach International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2019;  20: 814

De la Peña M, González-Moro MB & Marino D.  Providing carbon skeletons to sustain amide synthesis in roots underlines the suitability of Brachypodium distachyon for the study of ammonium stress in cereals AoB Plants,  2019;   11: 1-11, plz029

Fuertes-Mendizábal T, Huérfano X, Vega-Mas I, Torralbo F, Menéndez S, Ippolito JA, Kammann C, Wrage-Mönnig N, Cayuela ML, Borchard N, Spokas K, Novak J, González- Moro MB, González-Murua C & Estavillo JM.  Biochar reduces the efficiency of nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) mitigating N2O emissions Scientific Reports,  2019;   9:2346

Gabriel, J. L., Quemada, M., Alonso-Ayuso, M., Lizaso, J. I., & Martín-Lammerding, D. 2019. Predicting N Status in Maize with Clip Sensors: Choosing Sensor, Leaf Sampling Point, and Timing. Sensors, 19(18), 3881.

Guardia, G., Aguilera, E., Vallejo, A., Sanz-Cobena, A., Alonso-Ayuso, M., & Quemada, M. 2019. Effective climate change mitigation through cover cropping and integrated fertilization: A global warming potential assessment from a 10-year field experiment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 118307.

Huérfano X, Menéndez S, Bolanos-Benavides MM, González-Murua C & Estavillo JM.  3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) reduces N2O emissions from a tilled grassland in the Bogotá savanna Agronomy,  2019;   9(2): 102

Marino D & Moran JF  Can ammonium stress be positive for plant performance? Frontiers in Plant Science,  2019;  10:1103

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Quemada M., Alonso-Ayuso M., Castellano-Hinojosa A, Bedmar E.J., Gabriel J.L., García-González I, Valentín F., Calvo M. 2019. Residual effect of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and impact on soil nitrifiers. European Journal of Agronomy, 109, 125917.

Rodrigues JM, Lasa B, Betti M; Fernández-Irigoyen J; Santamaría E, González-Murua C; Aparicio-Tejo PM & Marino D.  Multi-omic and physiologic approach to understand Lotus japonicus response upon exposure to 3,4 dimethylpyrazole phosphate nitrification inhibitor Science of the Total Environment,  2019;   660,  1201 – 1209

Rufat J., Pascual M., Villar J.M., Morin C., Arbonés A., 2019. Exportaciones de nutrientes en una parcel·la de pistachero con riego de suporte. Vida Rural. 2018. Año XXVI. Núm 459. 14-19

Salazar O, Balboa L, Peralta K, Rossi M, Casanova M, Tapia Y, Singh R, Quemada M. 2019. Leaching of dissolved organic nitrogen and carbon in a maize-cover crops rotation in soils from Mediterranean central Chile. Agricultural Water Management. 212: 399-406.

Soba D, Ben Mariem S, Fuertes-Mendizabal T, Mendez AM, Gilard F, González-Murua C, Irigoyen JJ, Tcherkez G & Aranjuelo I. Metabolic Effects of Elevated CO2 on Wheat Grain Development and Composition  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019;   67,  8441 – 8451

Torralbo F, González-Moro MB, Baroja-Fernández E, Aranjuelo I & González-Murua C.  Differential regulation of stomatal conductance as a strategy to cope with ammonium fertilizer under ambient versus elevated CO2.  Frontiers in Plant Science,  2019; 10: 597

Torralbo F, Vicente R, Morcuende R, González-Murua C & Aranjuelo I.  C and N metabolism in barley leaves and peduncles modulates responsiveness to changing CO2 Journal of Experimental Botany,  2019;   70,  599 – 611

Vega-Mas I, Cukier C, Coleto I, González-Murua C, Limami AM; González-Moro MB & Marino D.  Isotopic labelling reveals the efficient adaptation of wheat root TCA cycle flux modes to match carbon demand under ammonium nutrition Scientific Reports, 2019;   9:8925

Vega-Mas I, Rossi M T, Gupta KJ, González-Murua C, Ratcliffe RG, Estavillo JM & González-Moro MB.  Tomato roots exhibit in vivo glutamate dehydrogenase aminating capacity in response to excess ammonium supply Journal of Plant Physiology,  2019;   239,  83 – 91

Vilarrasa M., Teira M.R. Villar J.M., Rufat J. 2019. Effect of N dose on soil GHG emissions from a drip-fertigated olive (Olea europaea L.) orchard. Science of the Total Environment.

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Borchard N, Schirrmann M, Cayuela M, Kammann C, Wrage-Moennig N, Estavillo J M, Fuertes-Mendizabal, Sigua G; Spokas K, Ippolito J A, Novak J.  Biochar, soil and land-use interactions that reduce nitrate leaching and N2O emissions: A meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment,  2018;   651,  2354 – 2364

Fuertes-Mendizábal T, Estavillo JM, Duñabeitia MK, Huérfano X, Castellón A, González-Murua C, Aizpurua A, González-Moro MB.  15N Natural abundance evidences a better use of N sources by late nitrogen application in bread wheat Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018;   9:853

Guardia G, Sanz-Cobeña A, Sánchez-Martín L, Fuertes-Mendizabal T, González-Murua C, Alvarez, JM, Chadwick D, Vallejo A .  Urea-based fertilization strategies to reduce yield-scaled N oxides and enhance bread-making quality in a rainfed Mediterranean wheat crop Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment,  2018;   265,  421 – 431

Huérfano X, Estavillo JM, Fuertes-Mendizábal T, Torralbo F, González-Murua C, and Menéndez S.  DMPSA and DMPP equally reduce N2O emissions from a maize-ryegrass forage rotation under Atlantic climate conditions  Atmospheric Environment,  2018;   187,  255 – 265

Ortuzar-Iragorri A, Aizpurua A, Castellon A, Alonso A, Estavillo J M, Besga G.  Use of an N-tester chlorophyll meter to tune a late third nitrogen application to wheat under humid Mediterranean conditions Journal of Plant Nutrition,  2018;   41,  627 – 635

Rodrigues JM, Lasa B, Aparicio-Tejo PM, González-Murua C, Marino D.  3,4-Dimethylpyrazole phosphate and 2-(N-3,4-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl) succinic acid isomeric mixture nitrification inhibitors: Quantification in plant tissues and toxicity assays Science of the total Environment,  2018;   624,  1180 – 1186

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Villar J.M., Villar P., Rufat J., Pascual M. 2018. Directrices para la fertilización del maíz en regadío con un objetivo productivo elevado. Vida Rural.  1 Febrero 2018. Año XXV. Núm 441. 30-36.

Jauregui-Mosquera I.; Pozueta-Romero J.; Córdoba J.; Avice J. C.; Aparicio-Tejo P. M.; Baroja-Fernández E.; Aranjuelo-Michelena I. Unraveling the role of transient starch in the response of Arabidopsis to elevated CO2 under long-day conditions. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 155, pp. 158 – 164. 2018.

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Barrena I, Menéndez S, Correa D, Vega-Mas I, Bedmar EJ, González-Murua C, Estavillo JM.  Soil water content modulates the effect of the nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) on nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria Geoderma,  2017;   303, 1 – 8

Kammann C, Ippolito JA, Hagemann N, Borchard N, Cayuela ML, Estavillo JM, Fuertes-Mendizábal T, Jeffrey S, Kern J, Daniel R, Saarnio S, Schmidt HP, Spokas K, Wrage-Mönnig N.  Biochar as a tool to reduce the agricultural greenhouse-gas burden – knowns, unknowns and future research needs Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management,  2017;   25 (2),  114 – 139

Mehmood K, Chavez Garcia E, Schirmann M, Ladd B, Kammann C, Wrage-Mönnig N, Siebe C, Estavillo JM, Fuertes-Mendizábal T, Cayuela ML, Sigua G, Spokas K, Cowie AL, Novak J, Ippolito JA, Borchard N.  Biochar research activities and their relation to development and environmental quality. A meta-analysis Agronomy for Sustainable Development,  2017;   37:22

Torralbo F, Menéndez S, Barrena I, Estavillo JM, Marino D, González-Murua C.  Dimethyl pyrazol-based nitrification inhibitors effect on nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria to mitigate N2O emission Scientific Reports,  2017;   7: 13810

Vega-Mas I, Pérez-Delgado CM, Marino D, Fuertes-Mendizabal T, González-Murua C, Estavillo JM, González-Moro MB.  Elevated CO2  Induces Root Defensive Mechanisms in Tomato Plants When Dealing with Ammonium Toxicity Plant and Cell Physiology,  2017;   58 (12),  2112 – 2125

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Coleto I.; de la Peña M.; Rodríguez-Escalante J.; Bejarano I.; Glauser G.; Aparicio-Tejo P.; González-Moro M.;Marino D. Leaves play a central role in the adaptation of nitrogen and sulfur metabolism to ammonium nutrition in oilseed rape (Brassica napus). BMC Plant Biology. 17 – 1. 2017

Calleja-Cervantes ME; Aparicio-Tejo PM; Villadas PJ; Irigoyen I; Irañeta J; Fernández-González AJ; Fernández-López M; Menéndez S. Rational application of treated sewage sludge with urea increases GHG mitigation opportunities in Mediterranean soils. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 238, pp. 114 – 127. 2017.

Rueda-López M.; Pascual M. B.; Pallero M.; Henao L. M.; Lasa B.; Jáuregui I.; Aparicio-Tejo P. M.; Cánovas F. M.; Ávila C. Overexpression of a pine Dof transcription factor in hybrid poplars: A comparative study in trees growing under controlled and natural conditions. PloS one. 12 – 4, pp. 174748 – 174748. 2017



Gabriel JL, Alonso-Ayuso M., García-González I., Hontoria C., Quemada M*. 2016. Nitrogen use efficiency and fertiliser fate in a long-term experiment with winter cover crops. European Journal of Agronomy, 79: 14-22.               DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2016.04.015.

Quemada M.* and Gabriel JL. 2016. Approaches for increasing nitrogen and water use efficiency simultaneously. Global Food Security, 9:29-35 DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2016.05.004.

Villar P., Villar J.M. 2016. Guia de la fertilitat dels sòls i la nutrició vegetal en producció integrada. Edita: Consell Català de la Producció Integrada. Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació. DL L-31-2016. 126 pp.

Pascual M., Villar JM. Rufat J. 2016. Water use efficiency in peach trees over a four-year experiment on the effects of irrigation and nitrogen application. Agricultural Water Management. 164. 253-266 (

Belguerri H., Villar J.M., Pascual M., Fatmi A., Amadeu A., Rufat J. 2016. A proposal of nitrogen balance in a very high density olive orchard. J. Fundam. Appl. Sci. 8 (2) 639-654 ISSN 1112-9867.

Villar J.M., Pascual M., Belguerri H., Rufat J., Villar P. 2016. Fertilización nitrogenada en maíz con las nuevas variedades híbridas altamente productivas. Vida Rural. Marzo. Núm. 410. 72-78.

Alonso-Ayuso M., Gabriel JL., Quemada M. 2016. Nitrogen use efficiency and residual effect of fertilizers with nitrification inhibitors. European Journal of Agronomy. 80: 1-8.

González R.; Vilalta E.; Villar J.M. 2017. Análisis de las publicaciones sobre nitrógeno en agricultura en el período 2012-2016. Artículo con registro de la propiedad intelectual: L-45-17



Vega-Mas, I ; Marino, D; Sánchez-Zabala, J ; González-Murua, C; Estavillo, JM & González-Moro, MB (2015). “CO2 enrichment modulates ammonium nutrition in tomato adjusting carbon and nitrogen metabolism to stomatal conductance”. Plant Science 241:32-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.09.021

Ramírez-García J, HJ Martens, Quemada M, K Thorup-Kristensen. 2015. Intercropping effect on root growth and nitrogen uptake at different nitrogen levels. Journal of Plant Ecology. 8(4): 380-389. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtu024.

Huérfano, X; Fuertes-Mendizabal, T; Dunabeitia, MK; González-Murua, Estavillo, JM  Menéndez, S (2015). “Splitting the application of 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP): Influence on greenhouse gases emissions and wheat yield and quality under humid Mediterranean conditions”. European Journal of Agronomy 64:47-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2014.11.008

Villar JM, Pascual M.,
Rufat J, Villar P. 2015. El impacto del riego en la calidad del agua de drenaje
en una nueva zona regable. Ingeniería del Agua. Volumen 19, Núm. 4, 241-253. EISSN: 1886-4996 ISSN: 1134-2196. doi:10.4995/ia.2015.4113

Villar J.M., Pascual M.,
Rufat J., Villar P. 2015. La determinación de nitratos en la base del tallo en
el cultivo del maíz como herramienta de diagnóstico. Vida Rural. Número 400. 42-48. ISSN 1133-8938.


López-Bellido, L., Muñoz-Romero, V., Fernández-García, P., López-Bellido, R.J. 2014. Ammonium accumulation in soil: the long-term effects of tillage, rotation and N rate in a Mediterranean Vertisol. Soil Use and Management, 30,471-479. DOI: 10.1111/sum.12147

Barraclough, P.B., López-Bellido, R.J., Hawkesford, M.J. 2014. Genotypic variation in the uptake, partitioning and remobilisation of nitrogen during grain-filling in wheat. Field Crops Research, 156, 242-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2013.10.004

Alonso-Ayuso M, Gabriel JL, Quemada M*. 2014. The kill date as a management tool for cover cropping success. PLOS ONE. Vol. 9, Issue 1: e109587. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109587.

Quemada M.*, Gabriel J.L. Zarco-Tejada P. 2014. Airborne Hyperspectral Images and Ground-Level Optical Sensors As Assessment Tools for Maize Nitrogen Fertilization. Remote Sensing 6: 2940-2962. DOI: 10.3390/rs6042940.

Sarasketa, A; González-Moro, MB; González-Murua, C & Marino D (2014). “Exploring ammonium tolerance in a large panel of Arabidopsis thaliana natural accessions”. Jornal of Experimental Botany 65: 6023-6033. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru342

Setién, I; Vega-Mas, I; Celestino, N; Calleja-Cervantes, EM; González-Murua, C;  Estavillo, JM &  González-Moro, MB (2014). “Root phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and NAD-malic enzymes activity increase the ammonium-assimilating capacity in tomato”. Journal of Plant Physiology 171: 49-63. DOI:10.1016/j.jplph.2013.10.021


Quemada M.*, M. Baranski, M.N.J. de Lange, A. Vallejo, J.M. Cooper. 2013. Meta-analysis of strategies to control nitrate leaching in irrigated agricultural systems and their effects on crop yield. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 174:1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.04.018.

Barrena, I; Menéndez, S; Dunabeitia, M; Merino, P; Stange, CF; Spott, O; González-Murua, C; Estavillo, JM (2013). “Greenhouse gas fluxes (CO2, N2O and CH4) from forest soils in the Basque Country: Comparison of different tree species and growth stages”. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 600-611. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.065

Fuertes-Mendizabal, T; González-Torralba, J; Arregui, LM; González-Murua, C; González-Moro, MB; Estavillo, JM (2013). “Ammonium as sole N source improves grain quality in wheat”. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 93 2162-2171. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6022

Muñoz-Romero, V., López-Bellido, R.J., Redondo, R., López-Bellido, L. 2013. Nitrogen rhizodeposition by wheat under different tillage systems in a rainfed Vertisol. Field Crops Research, 144, 148-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2013.01.005

López-Bellido, L., Muñoz-Romero, V., López-Bellido, R.J. 2013. Nitrate accumulation in the soil profile: Long-term effects of tillage, rotation and N rate in a Mediterranean Vertisol. Soil & Tillage Research, 130, 18-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2013.02.002

Kong, L., Wang, F.,López-Bellido, L.,García-Mina, J.M., Si, J. 2013. Agronomic improvements through the genetic and physiological regulation of nitrogen uptake in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).Plant Biotechnology Report, 7, 129-139. DOI: 10.1007/s11816-013-0275-2

Pascual, M.; Lordan, J.; Villar J.M.; Fonseca, F.; Rufat, J. 2013. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios as indicators of water status and nitrogen effects on peach trees. Scientia Horticulturae 157, 99-107.


Gabriel JL, Muñoz-Carpena R, Quemada M.* 2012. The role of cover crops in irrigated systems: Water balance, nitrate leaching and soil mineral nitrogen
accumulation. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 155:50-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2012.03.021. 

Menéndez, S; Barrena, I; Setién, I; González-Murua, C & Estavillo, JM (2012). “Efficiency of nitrification inhibitor DMPP to reduce nitrous oxide emissions under different temperature and moisture conditions”. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 53: 82-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.04.026

López-Bellido, L., Muñoz-Romero, V., Benítez-Vega, J., Fernández-García, P., Redondo, R., López-Bellido, R.J. 2012.   Wheat response to nitrogen splitting applied to a Vertisols in different tillage systems and cropping rotations under typical Mediterranean climatic conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 43, 24-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2012.05.002


Gabriel, JL, Quemada M.* 2011. Replacing bare fallow with cover crops in a maize cropping system: yield, N uptake and fertiliser fate. European Journal of Agronomy. 34: 133-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2010.11.006

Rufat J, Domingo X, Arbones A, Pascual, Villar JM. 2011. Interaction between water and nitrogen management in peaches for processing. Irrig Sci. 29: 321-329. (DOI 10.1007/s00271-010-0234-4). Springer Verlag.

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