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Peer-reviewed publications


Synodinos, Alexis D., Karnatak, Rajat, Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A., Gras, Pierre, Heger, Tina, Ionescu, Danny, Maaß, Stefanie, Musseau, Camille L., Onandia, Gabriela... (2023), The rate of environmental change as an important driver across scales in ecology. OIKOS, 4: e09616.

Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A., Krah, Franz-Sebastian, Cornwell, William K., Zanne, Amy E., Abrego, Nerea, Anderson, Ian C., Andrew, Carrie J., Baldrian, Petr, Bässler, Claus , Bissett, Andrew... (2023), Symbiotic status alters fungal eco-evolutionary offspring trajectories. Ecology Letters, 26 (9): 1523-1534.

Frew, Adam, Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A. (2023), Australia offers unique insight into the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: An opportunity not to be lost. Austral Ecology, (Early view).

Frew, Adam, Heuck, Meike Katharina, Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A. (2023), Host filtering, not competitive exclusion, may be the main driver of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community assembly under high phosphorus. Functional Ecology, 37 (7): 1856-1869.

Zhang, Hai-Yang, Bissett, Andrew, Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A., Liu, Hong-Wei, Powell, Jeff R. (2023), Fungal genome size and composition reflect ecological strategies along soil fertility gradients. Ecology Letters, 26 (7): 1108-1118.


Lozano, Y.M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A., Ospina, J.M. and Rillig, M.C. (2022), Drought legacy effects on root morphological traits and plant biomass via soil biota feedback. New Phytol, 236: 222-234.

Camenzind, T., Weimershaus, P., Lehmann, A., Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A. and Rillig, M.C. (2022), Soil fungi invest into asexual sporulation under resource scarcity, but trait spaces of individual isolates are unique. Environ Microbiol, 24: 2962-2978.

Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A., Boddy, L., Rillig, M.C. et al. (2022). Network traits predict ecological strategies in fungi. ISME C 2.

Chaudhary, Bala V., Aguilar-Trigueros, Carlos A., Mansour, India, and Rillig, Matthias C. (2022), Fungal Dispersal Across Spatial Scales. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 53: 69-85.


Heger T, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Bartram I, Braga RR, Dietl GP, Enders E, Gibson DJ, Gómez-Aparicio L, Gras P, Jax K, Lokatis S, Lortie CJ, Mupepele AC, Schindler S, Starrfelt J, Synodinos AD, Jeschke JM (2021). The Hierarchy-of-Hypotheses Approach: A Synthesis Method for Enhancing Theory Development in Ecology and Evolution, BioScience, 71(4) 337–349.

Lozano, Y.M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A., Roy, J. and Rillig, M.C. (2021), Drought induces shifts in soil fungal communities that can be linked to root traits across 24 plant species. New Phytol, 232: 1917-1929.

Lozano, YM, Aguilar‐Trigueros, CA, Onandia, G, Maaß, S, Zhao, T, Rillig, MC. Effects of microplastics and drought on soil ecosystem functions and multifunctionality. J Appl Ecol. 2021; 00: 1– 9.


Lozano, YM, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Flaig, IC, Rillig, MC. Root trait responses to drought are more heterogeneous than leaf trait responses. Funct Ecol. 2020; 34: 2224–2235.

Zanne, A. E., Abarenkov, K., Afkhami, M. E., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Bates, S., Bhatnagar, J. M., & Flores‐Moreno, H. (2020). Fungal functional ecology: bringing a trait‐based approach to plant‐associated fungi. Biological Reviews, 95(2), 409-433.

Rillig, M. C., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Anderson, I. C., Antonovics, J., Ballhausen, M. B., Bergmann, J., ... & Hempel, S. (2020). Myristate and the ecology of AM fungi: significance, opportunities, applications and challenges. New Phytologist.


Bielčik, M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Lakovic, M., Jeltsch, F., & Rillig, M. C. (2019). The role of active movement in fungal ecology and community assembly. Movement Ecology, 7(1), 36.

Rillig, M. C., Ryo, M., Lehmann, A., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Buchert, S., Wulf, A., ... & Yang, G. (2019). The role of multiple global change factors in driving soil functions and microbial biodiversity. Science, 366(6467), 886-890.

Ryo, M., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Pinek, L., Muller, L. A., & Rillig, M. C. (2019). Basic principles of temporal dynamics. Trends in ecology & evolution, 34(8), 723-733.

Rillig, M. C., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Camenzind, T., Cavagnaro, T. R., Degrune, F., Hohmann, P., ... & Yang, G. (2019). Why farmers should manage the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist, 222(3), 1171-1175.

Aguilar-Trigueros,C. A., Hempel, S., Powell, J. R., Cornwell, W. K., & Rillig, M. C. (2019). Bridging reproductive and microbial ecology: a case study in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The ISME Journal, 13(4), 873-884.


Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Rillig, Matthias C; Ballhausen, Max-Bernhard. 2017. Environmental Filtering Is a Relic: A Response to Cadotte and Tucker. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 32 (12):882-884.

Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Rillig, Matthias C; Crowther, Thomas W. 2017. Applying allometric theory to fungi. The ISME Journal. 11 (10): 2175-2180.


Rillig, Matthias C; Lehmann, Anika; Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Antonovics, Janis; Caruso, Tancredi; Hempel, Stefan; Lehmann, Johannes; Valyi, Kriszta; Verbruggen, Erik; Veresoglou, Stavros D; 2016. Soil microbes and community coalescence. Pedobiologia 59 (1): 37-40.

Rillig, Matthias C; Sosa-Hernández, Moisés A; Roy, Julien; Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Vályi, Kriszta; Lehmann, Anika. 2016. Towards an integrated mycorrhizal technology: harnessing mycorrhiza for sustainable intensification in agriculture. Frontiers in plant science. 7: 16-25.

Aguilar‐Trigueros, C. A.; Rillig, Matthias C. 2016. Effect of different root endophytic fungi on plant community structure in experimental microcosms. Ecology and evolution. 6 (22): 8149-8158.


Rillig, Matthias C; Aguilar‐Trigueros, C. A.; Bergmann, Joana; Verbruggen, Erik; Veresoglou, Stavros D; Lehmann, Anika. 2015. Plant root and mycorrhizal fungal traits for understanding soil aggregation. New Phytologist. 205 (4): 1385-1388.

Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Hempel, Stefan; Powell, Jeff R; Anderson, Ian C; Antonovics, Janis; Bergmann, Joana; Cavagnaro, Timothy R; Chen, Baodong; Hart, Miranda M; Klironomos, John. 2015. Branching out: towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology. Fungal Biology Reviews. 29 (1): 34-41.

Veresoglou, Stavros D; Aguilar‐Trigueros, C. A.; Rillig, Matthias C. 2015. Self‐DNA: A blessing in disguise? New Phytologist. 207 (3): 488-490.


Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A.; Powell, Jeff R; Anderson, Ian C; Antonovics, Janis; Rillig, Matthias C. 2014. Ecological understanding of root-infecting fungi using trait-based approaches. Trends in plant science. 19 (7): 432-438.

Non-refereed scientific articles

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