Selected publications

- Castells E, Mulder PJ, Pérez-Trujillo M (2014) Diversity of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in native and invasive Senecio pterophorus (Asteraceae): implications for toxicity. Phytochemistry 108: 137-146

- Castells E, Morante M, Goula M, Pérez N, Dantart J, Escolà A (2014) Herbivores on native and exotic Senecio plants: is herbivore host switching related to plant novelty and insect diet breadth under field conditions? Insect Conservation and Diversity 7: 420-431

- Castells E, Morante M, Blanco.Moreno JM, Sans FX, Vilatersana R, Blasco-Moreno A (2013) Reduced seed predation after invasion supports enemy release in a broad biogeographical survey. Oecologia 173: 1397-1409

- Castells E, Berenbaum MR (2008) Resistance of the generalist moth Trichoplusia ni (Noctuidae) to a novel chemical defense in the invasive plant Conium maculatum. Chemoecology, 18 (1): 11-18 Full record

- Castells E. (2008) Indirect effects of phenolics on plant performance by altering nitrogen cycling: another mechanism of plant-plant interaction. In: RS Zeng, AU Mallik and SM Luo (Eds.), Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Springer, New York, pp. 139-158

- Castells E, Berhow MA, Vaughn SF, Berenbaum MR (2005) Geographical variation in alkaloid production in Conium maculatum populations experiencing differential herbivory by Agonopterix alstroemeriana. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31(8): 1693-1709 Full record

- Castells E, Penuelas J, Valentine DW (2005) Effects of plant leachates from four boreal understory species on soil N mineralization, and white spruce (Picea glauca) germination and seedling growth. Annals of Botany 95(7): 1247-1252

- Castells E, Penuelas J, Valentine DW (2004) Are phenolic compounds released from Cistus albidus responsible for changes in N cycling in siliceous and calcareous soils? New Phytologist 162(1): 187-195

- Castells E, Penuelas J (2003) Is there a feedback between soil N availability in siliceous and calcareous soils on Cistus albidus leaf chemical composition? Oecologia 136: 183-192

- Castells E, Roumet C, Penuelas J, Roy J (2002). Intraspecific variability of phenolic compounds and their responses to elevated CO2 in two Mediterranean perennial grasses. Environmental and Experimental Botany 47(3): 205-216

- Penuelas J, Castells E, Joffre R, Tognetti R (2002) Carbon-based secondary and structural compounds in Mediterranean shrubs growing near a natural CO2 spring. Global Change Biology 8(3): 281-288





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