Dr Maria Dornelas:

Dr Maria Dornelas

Dr Maria Dornelas
Dyers Brae
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

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School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute
Biology Equality and Diversity Committee

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My research focuses on quantifying biodiversity and understanding the processes that shape it. I often work on tropical systems and specifically coral reefs, but I also work with tropical freshwater fish, mangrove crabs and plants for example, as I am more question-driven that organism-driven. I like to combine ecological theory, synthesis of existing data, and fieldwork in my research, and most of the research questions I’m interested in fall under the disciplines of community ecology, macroecology and biogeography. I tend to work on intermediate spatio-temporal scales (that is communities and networks of communities over time-scales of years to tens of years).


My research interests fall under the disciplines of macroecology, community ecology and theoretical ecology. I'm interested in quantifying biodiversity and in understanding the processes that shape it. My work spans across scales, from quantifying biodiversity change in the entire planet, to mm scale individual interactions on coral reefs. I use a range of tools in my research, including ecoinformatics and synthesis of ecological data, quantitative and theoretical models, as well as field observations. The field component of my work is usually on coral reefs, and I have a long term field site in Lizard Island, on the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

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Recent Publications:

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An Indo-Pacific coral spawning database Andrew H. Baird, James R. Guest, Alasdair J. Edwards, Andrew G. Bauman, Jessica Bouwmeester, Hanaka Mera, David Abrego, Mariana Alvarez-Noriega, Russel C. Babcock, Miguel Borges Da Costa Guint Barbosa, Victor Bonito, John Burt, Patrick C. Cabaitan, Ching-Fong Chang, Suchana Chavanich, Chaolun A. Chen, Chieh-Jhen Chen, Wei-Jen Chen, Fung-Chen Chung, Sean R. Connolly, Vivian R. Cumbo, Maria Dornelas, Christopher Doropoulos, Gal Eyal, Lee Eyal-Shaham, Nur Fadli, Joana Figueiredo, Jean-François Flot, Sze-Hoon Gan, Elizabeth Gomez, Erin M. Graham, Mila Grinblat, Nataly Gutiérrez-Isaza, Saki Harii, Peter L. Harrison, Masayuki Hatta, Nina Ann Jin Ho, Gaetan Hoarau, Mia Hoogenboom, Emily J. Howells, Akira Iguchi, Naoko Isomura, Emmeline A. Jamodiong, Suppakarn Jandang, Jude Keyse, Seiya Kitanobo, Narinratana Kongjandtre, Chao-Yang Kuo, Charlon Ligson, Che-Hung Lin, Jeffrey Low, Yossi Loya, Elizaldy A. Maboloc, Joshua S. Madin, Takuma Mezaki, Choo Min, Masaya Morita, Aurelie Moya, Su-Hwei Neo, Matthew R. Nitschke, Satoshi Nojima, Yoko Nozawa, Srisakul Piromvaragorn, Sakanan Plathong, Eneour Puill-Stephan, Kate Quigley, Catalina Ramirez-Portilla, Gerard Ricardo, Kazuhiko Sakai, Eugenia Sampayo, Tom Shlesinger, Leony Sikim, Chris Simpson, Carrie A. Sims, Frederic Sinniger, Davies A. Spiji, Tracy Tabalanza, Chung-Hong Tan, Tullia I. Terraneo, Gergely Torda, James True, Karenne Tun, Kareen Vicentuan, Voranop Viyakarn, Zarinah Waheed, Selina Ward, Bette Willis, Rachael M. Woods, Erika S. Woolsey, Hiromi H. Yamamoto, Syafyudin Yusuf
Scientific Data 2021 vol. 8
Climate change transforms the functional identity of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages Daniel Gómez-Gras, Cristina Linares, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Viviana Brambilla, Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, Paula López-Sendino, Nathaniel Bensoussan, Joaquim Garrabou
Ecology Letters 2021 vol. 24 pp. 1038-1051
The shape of species abundance distributions across spatial scales Laura Ines Henriques Antao, Anne Magurran, Maria Dornelas
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2021 vol. 9
Clustered versus catastrophic global vertebrate declines Brian Leung, Anna L. Hargreaves, Dan A. Greenberg, Brian McGill, Maria Dornelas, Robin Freeman
Nature 2020 vol. 588 pp. 267-271
How forest loss has changed biodiversity across the globe over the last 150 years Maria Dornelas, Gergana Daskalova, Isla Myers-Smith
The Conversation 2020