Dr Norma Salinas Revilla

Honorary Research Associate


Norma Salinas Revilla is a researcher within the Ecosystems Laboratory. Norma’s research focuses on plant ecology and the biogeography of the Andes with focus on the impact of plant anatomical and structural traits on the physiology and adaptation to altitudinal and climate gradients. She joined the Environmental Change Institute as a Post-Doctoral Researcher Associate in 2012, working for the GEM-TRAIT project in the Ecosystems Lab. Currently, her main focus is to relate leaf and wood traits with carbon cycle in tropical forests along the Andes to Amazon transect in Peru by an exhaustive collection of data along this altitudinal gradient.


  • Atkin, O.K., Bloomfield, K.J., Reich, P.B., Tjoelker, M.G., Asner, G.P., Bonal, D., Bönisch, G., Bradford, M., Cernusak, L.A., Cosio, E.G., Creek, D., Crous, K.Y., Domingues, T., Dukes, J.S., Egerton, J.J.G., Evans, J.R., Farquhar, G.D., Fyllas, N.M., Gauthier, P.P.G., Gloor, E., Gimeno, T.E., Griffin, K.L., Guerrieri, R., Heskel, M.A., Huntingford, C., Ishida, F.Y., Kattge, J., Lambers, H., Liddell, M.J., Lloyd, J., Lusk, C.H., Martin, R.E., Maksimov, A.P., Maximov, T.C., Malhi, Y., Medlyn, B.E., Meir, P., Mercado, L.M., Mirotchnick, N., Ng, D., Niinemets, Ü., O'Sullivan, O.S., Philips, O.L., Poorter, L., Poot, P., Prentice, I.C., Salinas, N., Rowland, L.M., Ryan, M.G., Sitch, S., Slot, M., Smith, N.G., Turnbull, M.H., VanderWel, M.C., Valladares, F., Veneklaas, E.J., Weerasinghe, L.K., Wirth, C., Wright, I.J., Wythers, K., Xiang, J., Xiang, S. and Zaragoza-Castells, J. (2015) Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist, 206(2): 614-636.
  • Honorio Coronado, E.N., Dexter, K.G., Pennington, R.T., Chave, J., Lewis, S.L., Alexiades, M.N., Alvarez, E., Alves de Oliveira, A. Amaral, I.L., Araujo-Murakami, A.. Arets, E.J.M.M., Aymard, G.A., Baraloto, C., Bonal, D., Brienen, R., Cerón, C., Cornejo Valverde, F., Di Fiore, A., Farfan-Rios, W., Feldpausch, T.R., Higuchi, N., Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I., Laurance, S.G., Laurance, W.F., López-Gonzalez, G., Marimon, B.S., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Monteagudo Mendoza, A., Neill, D., Palacios Cuenca, W., Peñuela Mora, M.C., Pitman, N.C.A., Prieto, A., Quesada, C.A., Ramirez Angulo, H., Rudas, A., Ruschel, A.R., Salinas Revilla, N., Salomão, R.P., Segalin de Andrade, A., Silman, M.R., Spironello, W., ter Steege, H., Terborgh, J., Toledo, M., Valenzuela Gamarra, L., Vieira, I.C.G., Vilanova Torre, E., Vos, V. and Phillips, O.L. (2015) Phylogenetic diversity of Amazonian tree communities. Diversity and Distributions, 21(11): 1295-1307.
  • Malhi, Y., Doughty, C.E., Goldsmith, G.R., Girardin, C.A.J., Marthews, T.R., Aguila-Pasquel, J., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Araujo-Murakami, A., Brando, P., da Costa, A.C.L., Silva-Espejo, J.E., Amezquita, F.F., Galbraith, D.R., Quesada, C.A., Rocha, W., Salinas-Revilla, N., Silverio, D., Meir, P. and Phillips, O.L. (2015) The linkages between photosynthesis, productivity, growth and biomass in lowland Amazonian forests. Global Change Biology, 21(6): 2283-2295.
  • Nottingham, A.T., Turner, B.L., Whitaker, J., Ostle, N., McNamara, N.P., Dardgett, R.D., Salinas, N. and Meir, P. (2015) Soil microbial nutrient constraints along a tropical forest elevation gradient: a belowground test of a biogeochemical paradigm. Biogosciences, 12: 6489-6523.
  • Nottingham, A.T., Whitaker, J., Turner, B.L., Salinas, N., Zimmermann, M., Malhi, Y. and Meir, P. (2015) Climate Warming and Soil Carbon in Tropical Forests: Insights from an Elevation Gradient in the Peruvian Andes. BioScience, 65(9): 906-921.