Dr Maria Dornelas

MASTS Lecturer

Dyers Brae 8
tel. 01334 463324
fax. 01334 463443
maadd@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

My research interests fall under the disciplines of community ecology, macroecology and biogeography. I'm interested in quantifying biodiversity and in understanding the processes that shape it. I believe understanding how different ecological processes affect biodiversity patterns is fundamental for sustainable management and conservation. I usually study coral communities, but I have also worked with mangrove crabs, plants and tropical freshwater fish, for example. I am increasingly interested in synthesis work, combining data from multiple sources, and I am planning to extend my research into eco-informatics. I like to combine ecological theory, quantitative analysis and fieldwork in my research, and some of the questions I’m interested in are:

- Which ecological processes affect species coexistence?

- Are there general effects of disturbance on community structure?

- How does dispersal limitation affect biodiversity patterns?

- Quantifying intra- and inter-specific, morphological, demographic and/or functional diversity

Currently I am involved in projects in coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef (Australia),  Vamizi (Mozambique) and freshwater fish in Trinidad (Caribbean).

 

If you are interested in the research that I do, and would like to explore potential PhD or master projects please send me an email.

 

 

Publications

Antão, LH, McGill, B, Magurran, AE, Soares, A & Dornelas, M 2018, 'β-diversity scaling patterns are consistent across metrics and taxa' Ecography, vol. In press. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.04117
Madin, JS, Baird, AH, Bridge, TCL, Connolly, SR, Zawada, KJA & Dornelas, M 2018, 'Cumulative effects of cyclones and bleaching on coral cover and species richness at Lizard Island' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 604, pp. 263-268. DOI: 10.3354/meps12735
Dornelas, M, Antão, LH, Moyes, F, Bates, AE, Magurran, AE, Adam, D, Akhmetzhanova, AA, Appeltans, W, Arcos, JM, Arnold, H, Ayyappan, N, Badihi, G, Baird, AH, Barbosa, M, Barreto, TE, Bässler, C, Bellgrove, A, Belmaker, J, Benedetti-cecchi, L, Bett, BJ, Bjorkman, AD, Błażewicz, M, Blowes, SA, Bloch, CP, Bonebrake, TC, Boyd, S, Bradford, M, Brooks, AJ, Brown, JH, Bruelheide, H, Budy, P, Carvalho, F, Castañeda-moya, E, Chen, CA, Chamblee, JF, Chase, TJ, Siegwart Collier, L, Collinge, SK, Condit, R, Cooper, EJ, Cornelissen, JHC, Cotano, U, Kyle Crow, S, Damasceno, G, Davies, CH, Davis, RA, Day, FP, Degraer, S, Doherty, TS, Dunn, TE, Durigan, G, Duffy, JE, Edelist, D, Edgar, GJ, Elahi, R, Elmendorf, SC, Enemar, A, Ernest, SKM, Escribano, R, Estiarte, M, Evans, BS, Fan, T, Turini Farah, F, Loureiro Fernandes, L, Farneda, FZ, Fidelis, A, Fitt, R, Fosaa, AM, Daher Correa Franco, GA, Frank, GE, Fraser, WR, García, H, Cazzolla Gatti, R, Givan, O, Gorgone-barbosa, E, Gould, WA, Gries, C, Grossman, GD, Gutierréz, JR, Hale, S, Harmon, ME, Harte, J, Haskins, G, Henshaw, DL, Hermanutz, L, Hidalgo, P, Higuchi, P, Hoey, A, Van Hoey, G, Hofgaard, A, Holeck, K, Hollister, RD, Holmes, R, Hoogenboom, M, Hsieh, C, Hubbell, SP, Huettmann, F, Huffard, CL, Hurlbert, AH, Macedo Ivanauskas, N, Janík, D, Jandt, U, Jażdżewska, A, Johannessen, T, Johnstone, J, Jones, J, Jones, FAM, Kang, J, Kartawijaya, T, Keeley, EC, Kelt, DA, Kinnear, R, Klanderud, K, Knutsen, H, Koenig, CC, Kortz, AR, Král, K, Kuhnz, LA, Kuo, C, Kushner, DJ, Laguionie-marchais, C, Lancaster, LT, Min Lee, C, Lefcheck, JS, Lévesque, E, Lightfoot, D, Lloret, F, Lloyd, JD, López-baucells, A, Louzao, M, Madin, JS, Magnússon, B, Malamud, S, Matthews, I, Mcfarland, KP, Mcgill, B, Mcknight, D, Mclarney, WO, Meador, J, Meserve, PL, Metcalfe, DJ, Meyer, CFJ, Michelsen, A, Milchakova, N, Moens, T, Moland, E, Moore, J, Mathias Moreira, C, Müller, J, Murphy, G, Myers-smith, IH, Myster, RW, Naumov, A, Neat, F, Nelson, JA, Paul Nelson, M, Newton, SF, Norden, N, Oliver, JC, Olsen, EM, Onipchenko, VG, Pabis, K, Pabst, RJ, Paquette, A, Pardede, S, Paterson, DM, Pélissier, R, Peñuelas, J, Pérez-matus, A, Pizarro, O, Pomati, F, Post, E, Prins, HHT, Priscu, JC, Provoost, P, Prudic, KL, Pulliainen, E, Ramesh, BR, Mendivil Ramos, O, Rassweiler, A, Rebelo, JE, Reed, DC, Reich, PB, Remillard, SM, Richardson, AJ, Richardson, JP, Van Rijn, I, Rocha, R, Rivera-monroy, VH, Rixen, C, Robinson, KP, Ribeiro Rodrigues, R, De Cerqueira Rossa-feres, D, Rudstam, L, Ruhl, H, Ruz, CS, Sampaio, EM, Rybicki, N, Rypel, A, Sal, S, Salgado, B, Santos, FAM, Savassi-coutinho, AP, Scanga, S, Schmidt, J, Schooley, R, Setiawan, F, Shao, K, Shaver, GR, Sherman, S, Sherry, TW, Siciński, J, Sievers, C, Da Silva, AC, Rodrigues Da Silva, F, Silveira, FL, Slingsby, J, Smart, T, Snell, SJ, Soudzilovskaia, NA, Souza, GBG, Maluf Souza, F, Castro Souza, V, Stallings, CD, Stanforth, R, Stanley, EH, Mauro Sterza, J, Stevens, M, Stuart-smith, R, Rondon Suarez, Y, Supp, S, Yoshio Tamashiro, J, Tarigan, S, Thiede, GP, Thorn, S, Tolvanen, A, Teresa Zugliani Toniato, M, Totland, Ø, Twilley, RR, Vaitkus, G, Valdivia, N, Vallejo, MI, Valone, TJ, Van Colen, C, Vanaverbeke, J, Venturoli, F, Verheye, HM, Vianna, M, Vieira, RP, Vrška, T, Quang Vu, C, Van Vu, L, Waide, RB, Waldock, C, Watts, D, Webb, S, Wesołowski, T, White, EP, Widdicombe, CE, Wilgers, D, Williams, R, Williams, SB, Williamson, M, Willig, MR, Willis, TJ, Wipf, S, Woods, KD, Woehler, EJ, Zawada, K & Zettler, ML 2018, 'BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene' Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 760-786. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12729
Alvarez-Noriega, M, Baird, AH, Dornelas, M, Madin, JS & Connolly, SR 2018, 'Negligible effect of competition on coral colony growth' Ecology, vol. 99, no. 6, pp. 1347-1356. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2222
Álvarez-Noriega, M, Baird, AH, Bridge, TCL, Dornelas, M, Fontoura, L, Pizarro, O, Precoda, K, Torres-Pulliza, D, Woods, RM, Zawada, K & Madin, JS 2018, 'Contrasting patterns of changes in abundance following a bleaching event between juvenile and adult scleractinian corals' Coral Reefs, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 527-532. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-018-1677-y
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