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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.

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9 (of 9 published available) for maadd with keyword Biodiversity change clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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A balance of winners and losers in the Anthropocene Maria Dornelas, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Faye Helen Moyes, Anne Magurran, Brian J. McGill
Ecology Letters 2019 vol.22 pp.847-854
Species richness change across spatial scales Jonathan M. Chase, B.J. McGill, Patrick L. Thompson, Laura Ines Henriques Antao, Amanda E. Bates, Shane A. Blowes, Maria Dornelas, Andrew Gonzalez, Anne Magurran, Sarah R. Supp, Marten Winter, Anne D. Bjorkman, Helge Bruelheide, Jarrett E.K. Byrnes, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Robin Elahi, Catalina Gomez, Hector M. Guzman, Forest Isbell, Isla H. Myers-Smith, Holly P. Jones, Jes Hines, Mark Vellend, Conor Waldock, Mary O'Connor
Oikos vol.Early View
Divergent biodiversity change within ecosystems Anne Magurran, Amy Elizabeth Deacon, Faye Helen Moyes, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Dawn Phillip, Indar Ramnarine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2018 vol.115 pp.1843-1847
Temperature-driven biodiversity change Conor Waldock, Maria Dornelas, Amanda E Bates
Bioscience 2018 vol.68 pp.873-884
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
Biological Conservation 2017 vol.213 pp.341-350
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,
Ecology 2017 vol.98 pp.583-590
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
Global Change Biology 2016 vol.22 pp.3948-3959
Assemblage time series reveal biodiversity change but not systematic loss Maria Dornelas, Nicholas J Gotelli, Brian McGill, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Faye Helen Moyes, Anne Magurran
Science 2014 vol.344 pp.296-299
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 Øvreås, Angelika Studeny, Mark Vellend
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2013 vol.280

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

tel: 01334 463324
fax: 01334 463443
room: 8
email: maadd@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Fish Behaviour and Biodiversity
School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute
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Scottish Oceans Institute
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Gatty Marine Laboratory
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