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Dr Maria Dornelas

Dr Maria Dornelas
MASTS Lecturer


 

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.

source: symbiosis

 

Recent publications


46  (of 46 published available) for maadd. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019
PeerJ PrePrints

(Article)
Benthic structure drives butterflyfish species composition and trophic group abundance
Neil Coupland, Clara Douglas, Ellen Harrisson, Kelly James, Mark Jones, Christina McIntyre, Darcy Philpott, Grace Russel, Maria Dornelas, Clare Peddie 

Ecography
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2018 (24/7)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.27 pp.760-786
(Article)
BioTIME
Maria Dornelas, Laura H. Antão, Faye Helen Moyes, Amanda E. Bates, Anne Magurran, DuÅ¡an Adam, Asem A. Akhmetzhanova, Ward Appeltans, José Manuel Arcos, Narayanan Ayyappan, Gal Badihi, Andrew H. Baird, Tiago Egydio Barreto, Claus Bässler, Alecia Bellgrove, Jonathan Belmaker, Lisandro Benedetti-cecchi, Brian J. Bett, Anne D. Bjorkman, Magdalena Błażewicz, Shane A. Blowes, Christopher P. Bloch, Timothy C. Bonebrake, Susan Boyd, Matt Bradford, Andrew J. Brooks, James H. Brown, Helge Bruelheide, Phaedra Budy, Fernando Carvalho, Edward Castañeda-moya, Chaolun Allen Chen, John F. Chamblee, Tory J. Chase, Laura Siegwart Collier, Sharon K. Collinge, Richard Condit, Elisabeth J. Cooper, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Unai Cotano, Shannan Kyle Crow, Gabriella Damasceno, Claire H. Davies, Robert A. Davis, Frank P. Day, Steven Degraer, Tim S. Doherty, Timothy E. Dunn, Giselda Durigan, J. Emmett Duffy, Dor Edelist, Graham J. Edgar, Robin Elahi, Sarah C. Elmendorf, Anders Enemar, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Rubén Escribano, Marc Estiarte, Brian S. Evans, Tung-yung Fan, Fabiano Turini Farah, Luiz Loureiro Fernandes, Fábio Z. Farneda, Alessandra Fidelis, Robert Fitt, Anna Maria Fosaa, Geraldo Antonio Daher Correa Franco, Grace E. Frank, William R. Fraser, Hernando García, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Or Givan, Elizabeth Gorgone-barbosa, William A. Gould, Corinna Gries, Gary D. Grossman, Julio R. Gutierréz, Stephen Hale, Mark E. Harmon, John Harte, Gary Haskins, Donald L. Henshaw, Luise Hermanutz, Pamela Hidalgo, Pedro Higuchi, Andrew Hoey, Gert Van Hoey, Annika Hofgaard, Kristen Holeck, Robert D. Hollister, Richard Holmes, Mia Hoogenboom, Chih-hao Hsieh, Stephen P. Hubbell, Falk Huettmann, Christine L. Huffard, Allen H. Hurlbert, Natália Macedo Ivanauskas, David Janík, Ute Jandt, Anna Jażdżewska, Tore Johannessen, Jill Johnstone, Julia Jones, Jungwon Kang, Tasrif Kartawijaya, Erin C. Keeley, Douglas A. Kelt, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Kari Klanderud, Halvor Knutsen, Christopher C. Koenig, Alessandra R. Kortz, Kamil Král, Linda A. Kuhnz, Chao-yang Kuo, David J. Kushner, Claire Laguionie-marchais, Lesley T. Lancaster, Cheol Min Lee, Jonathan S. Lefcheck, Esther Lévesque, David Lightfoot, Francisco Lloret, John D. Lloyd, Adrià López-baucells, Maite Louzao, Joshua S. Madin, Borgþór Magnússon, Shahar Malamud, Iain McCombe Matthews, Kent P. Mcfarland, Brian Mcgill, Diane Mcknight, William O. Mclarney, Jason Meador, Peter L. Meserve, Daniel J. Metcalfe, Christoph F. J. Meyer, Anders Michelsen, Nataliya Milchakova, Tom Moens, Even Moland, Jon Moore, Carolina Mathias Moreira, Jörg Müller, Grace Murphy, Isla H. Myers-smith, Randall W. Myster, Andrew Naumov, Francis Neat, James A. Nelson, Michael Paul Nelson, Stephen F. Newton, Natalia Norden, Jeffrey C. Oliver, Esben M. Olsen, Vladimir G. Onipchenko, Krzysztof Pabis, Robert J. Pabst, Alain Paquette, Sinta Pardede, David Maxwell Paterson, Raphaël Pélissier, Josep Peñuelas, Alejandro Pérez-matus, Oscar Pizarro, Francesco Pomati, Eric Post, Herbert H. T. Prins, John C. Priscu, Pieter Provoost, Kathleen L. Prudic, Erkki Pulliainen, B. R. Ramesh, Andrew Rassweiler, Jose Eduardo Rebelo, Daniel C. Reed, Peter B. Reich, Suzanne M. Remillard, Anthony J. Richardson, J. Paul Richardson, Itai Van Rijn, Ricardo Rocha, Victor H. Rivera-monroy, Christian Rixen, Kevin P. Robinson, Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Denise De Cerqueira Rossa-feres, Lars Rudstam, Henry Ruhl, Catalina S. Ruz, Erica M. Sampaio, Nancy Rybicki, Andrew Rypel, Sofia Sal, Beatriz Salgado, Flavio A. M. Santos, Ana Paula Savassi-coutinho, Sara Scanga, Jochen Schmidt, Robert Schooley, Fakhrizal Setiawan, Kwang-tsao Shao, Gaius R. Shaver, Sally Sherman, Thomas W. Sherry, Jacek Siciński, Ana Carolina Da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues Da Silva, Fabio L. Silveira, Jasper Slingsby, Tracey Smart, Sara J. Snell, Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia, Gabriel B. G. Souza, Flaviana Maluf Souza, Vinícius Castro Souza, Christopher D. Stallings, Rowan Stanforth, Emily H. Stanley, José Mauro Sterza, Maarten Stevens, Rick Stuart-smith, Yzel Rondon Suarez, Sarah Supp, Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro, Sukmaraharja Tarigan, Gary P. Thiede, Simon Thorn, Anne Tolvanen, Maria Teresa Zugliani Toniato, Ørjan Totland, Robert R. Twilley, Gediminas Vaitkus, Nelson Valdivia, Martha Isabel Vallejo, Thomas J. Valone, Carl Van Colen, Jan Vanaverbeke, Fabio Venturoli, Hans M. Verheye, Marcelo Vianna, Rui P. Vieira, Tomáš VrÅ¡ka, Con Quang Vu, Lien Van Vu, Robert B. Waide, Conor Waldock, Dave Watts, Sara Webb, Tomasz Wesołowski, Ethan P. White, Claire E. Widdicombe, Dustin Wilgers, Richard Williams, Stefan B. Williams, Mark Williamson, Michael R. Willig, Trevor J. Willis, Sonja Wipf, Kerry D. Woods, Eric J. Woehler, Michael L. Zettler 
Keywords: Biodiversity, Global, Spatial, Species richness, Temporal, Turnover
2018 (6)
Coral Reefs
vol.37 pp.527-532
(Article)
Contrasting patterns of changes in abundance following a bleaching event between juvenile and adult scleractinian corals
Mariana Álvarez-Noriega, Andrew H. Baird, Tom C.L. Bridge, Maria Dornelas, Luisa Fontoura, Oscar Pizarro, Kristin Precoda, Damaris Torres-Pulliza, Rachael M. Woods, Joshua S. Madin 
Keywords: Climate change, Coral reefs, Ecology, Juvenile corals, Thermal stressAquatic Science
2018 (4/10)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.604 pp.263-268
(Article)
2018 (20/2)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.115 pp.1843-1847
(Article)
Divergent biodiversity change within ecosystems
Anne Magurran, Amy Elizabeth Deacon, Faye Helen Moyes, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Dawn Phillip, Indar Ramnarine 
Keywords: Biodiversity change, Tropical ecology, Freshwater, Temporal turnover, Community-level regulation
2018 (15/11)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.606 pp.29-38
(Article)
Effects of tropical storms on the demography of reef corals
Andrew H. Baird, Mariana Alvarez-Noriega, Vivian R. Cumbo, Sean R. Connolly, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin 
Keywords: Coral reefs, Climate change, Demography, Disturbance, Recovery
2018 (6/2)
PeerJ
vol.6 
(Article)
Moving to 3D
Jenny E. House, Luc M. Bidaut, Alec P. Christie, Oscar Pizarro, Joshua S. Madin, Maria Dornelas 
Keywords: Coral reef, Scleractinia, Morphology, Scaling, Growth form
2018 (6)
Ecology
vol.99 pp.1347-1356
(Article)
Negligible effect of competition on coral colony growth
Mariana Alvarez-Noriega, Andrew H. Baird, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Sean R. Connolly 
Keywords: Aggregation, Competition, Coral, Demographic rates, Growth, Morphology, Tradeoff
2018 (1/11)
Bioscience
vol.68 pp.873-884
(Article)
Temperature-driven biodiversity change
Conor Waldock, Maria Dornelas, Amanda E Bates 
2017 (29/3)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
vol.284 
(Article)
2017 (9)
Biological Conservation
vol.213 pp.341-350
(Article)
Assessing the suitability of diversity metrics to detect biodiversity change
Luca Santini, Jonathan Belmaker, Mark J. Costello, Henrique M. Pereira, Axel G. Rossberg, Aafke M. Schipper, Silvia Ceaușu, Maria Dornelas, Jelle P. Hilbers, Joaquín Hortal, Mark A.J. Huijbregts, Laetitia M. Navarro, Katja H. Schiffers, Piero Visconti, Carlo Rondinini 
Keywords: Abundance, Biodiversity indicators, Biodiversity monitoring, Similarity index, Functional diversity, Phylogenetic diversity, Shannon index, Simpson index, Synthetic community
2017 (26/7)
Science Advances
vol.3 
(Article)
Community-level regulation of temporal trends in biodiversity
Nicholas Gotelli, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Brian McGill, Faye Helen Moyes, Anne Magurran 
2017 (2)
Ecology
vol.98 pp.583-590
(Article)
Estimates of local biodiversity change over time stand up to scrutiny
Mark Vellend, Maria Dornelas, Lander Baeten, Robin Beauséjour, Carissa D. Brown, Pieter De Frenne, Sarah C. Elmendorf, Nicholas J Gotelli, Faye Helen Moyes, Isla H. Myers-Smith, Anne Magurran, Brian J. McGill, Hideyasu Shimadzu,  
Keywords: Biodiversity, Meta-analysis, Species richness, Temporal change
2017 (2)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.26 pp.203-215
(Article)
2016 (31/1)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
pp.1-2
(Editorial)
2016 (12)
Global Change Biology
vol.22 pp.3948-3959
(Article)
Contrasting changes in the abundance and diversity of North American bird assemblages from 1971 to 2010
Aafke M. Schipper, Jonathan Belmaker, Murilo Dantas de Miranda, Laetitia M. Navarro, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Mark J. Costello, Maria Dornelas, Ruud Foppen, Joaquín Hortal, Mark A.J. Huijbregts, Berta Martín-López, Nathalie Pettorelli, Cibele Queiroz, Axel G. Rossberg, Luca Santini, Katja Schiffers, Zoran J.N. Steinmann, Piero Visconti, Carlo Rondinini, Henrique M. Pereira 
Keywords: Biodiversity change, Biodiversity metrics, Functional diversity (FD), Phylogenetic diversity (PD), Taxonomic diversity (TD), Species abundance
2016 (2/12)
Ecology
vol.97 pp.3485-3493
(Article)
Fecundity and the demographic strategies of coral morphologies
Mariana Álvarez-Noriega, Andrew H. Baird, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Vivian R. Cumbo, Sean R Connolly 
Keywords: Fecundity, Reef coral, Demographic strategies, Morphology, Tradeoff
2016 (12)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.25 pp.1525-1526
(Editorial)
In the company of greatness
Brian J. McGill, Maria Dornelas, Richard Field 
2015 (6/10)
Marine Biodiversity Records
vol.8 pp.e147
(Article)
2015 (2)
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
vol.30 pp.104-113
(Review article)
2015 (12)
Ecology and Evolution
vol.5 pp.5561-5572
(Article)
From species to communities
Amy Elizabeth Deacon, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Indar W. Ramnarine, Anne Magurran 
Keywords: Allocation rules, Anthropogenic disturbance, Biodiversity, Community capacity, Diversity indices, Ecosystem services, Freshwater ecology, Poecilia reticulata
2015 (12)
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
vol.6 pp.1384-1394
(Article)
2015 (24/9)
Nature Communications
vol.6 
(Article)
Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages
Anne Magurran, Maria Dornelas, Faye Helen Moyes, Nicholas J Gotelli, Brian McGill 
2015 (30/4)
PLoS One
vol.10 
(Article)
Spillover effects of a community-managed marine reserve
Isabel Marques da Silva, Nick Hill, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Amadeu M V M Soares, Maria Dornelas 
2014 (18/4)
Science
vol.344 pp.296-299
(Article)
Assemblage time series reveal biodiversity change but not systematic loss
Maria Dornelas, Nicholas J Gotelli, Brian McGill, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Faye Helen Moyes, Anne Magurran 
2014 (1/3)
Journal of Plankton Research
vol.36 pp.334
(Article)
Conventional sampling methods severely underestimate phytoplankton species richness
Tamara Rodríguez-Ramos, Maria Dornelas, E Marañón, Pedro Cermeño 
2014 (8)
Ecology Letters
vol.17 pp.108-1015
(Article)
2014 (6/6)
Science
vol.344 pp.1098
(Comment/debate)
Overlooked local biodiversity loss - Response
Maria Dornelas, Anne Magurran 
2013 (4/9)
BMC Biology
vol.11 
(Article)
Diversity is maintained by seasonal variation in species abundance
Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Peter A Henderson, Anne Magurran 
2013
Ecology and Evolution
vol.3 pp.2013-2019
(Article)
2013 (7/1)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
vol.280 
(Article)
Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity
Maria Dornelas, Anne Magurran, Stephen Terrence Buckland, Anne Chao, Robin L Chazdon, Robert K Colwell, Tom Curtis, Kevin J Gaston, Nicolas J Gotelli, Matthew A Kosnik, Brian McGill, Jenny L McCune, Hélène Morlon, Peter J Mumby, Lise ØvreÃ¥s, Angelika Studeny, Mark Vellend 
Keywords: Biological diversity, Time, Legacy data, Traits, Global change, Conservation
2013 (15/8)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.488 pp.1-9
(Article)
Species richness in marine phytoplankton communities is not correlated to ecosystem productivity
Pedro Cermeño, Tamara Rodríguez-Ramos, Maria Dornelas, FG Figueiras, E Marañón, Isabel G. Teixeira, Sergio M. Vallina 
Keywords: Diversity-productivity relationship, Rarefaction, Species abundance distribution, Undersampling
2012 (15/9)
BMC Evolutionary Biology
vol.12 
(Article)
Fitness consequences of female multiple mating
Sean R Connolly, Mizue Hisano, Maria Dornelas, Anne Magurran 
Keywords: Selection, Fitness, Benefits, Sex ratio, Growth rate, Size at birth, Mate choice, Multiple mating
2011 (11)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.20 pp.832-841
(Article)
Abundance and dominance become less predictable as species richness decreases
Maria Dornelas, Dawn A. T. Phillip, Anne Magurran 
2011
vol.49 pp.105-135
(Chapter)
From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs
Nicholas A. J. Graham, Tracy D. Ainsworth, Andrew H. Baird, Natalie C. Ban, Line K. Bay, Joshua E. Cinner, Debora M. De Freitas, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Maria Dornelas, Simon R. Dunn, Pedro I. J. Fidelman, Sylvain Foret, Tatjana C. Good, Johnathan Kool, Jennie Mallela, Lucie Penin, Morgan S. Pratchett, David H. Williamson 
2010 (27/11)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences
vol.365 pp.3593-3597
(Editorial)
2010 (27/11)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences
vol.365 pp.3719-3727
(Article)
2009 (11)
Ecology
vol.90 pp.3138-3149
(Article)
Testing species abundance models: a new bootstrap approach applied to Indo-Pacific coral reefs
Sean R. Connolly, Maria Dornelas, David R. Bellwood, Terence P. Hughes 
2007 (10)
Ecology Letters
vol.10 pp.995-1015
(Article)

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University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH
Fife
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