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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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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
Benthic structure drives butterflyfish species composition and trophic group abundance Miguel Maria Borges Da Costa Guint Barbosa, Neil Coupland, Clara Douglas, Ellen Harrisson, Kelly James, Mark Jones, Christina McIntyre, Darcy Philpott, Grace Russel, Maria Dornelas, Clare Peddie
PeerJ PrePrints 2019
Morphological traits can track coral reef responses to the Anthropocene Joshua S. Madin, Andrew H. Baird, Tom C. L. Bridge, Maria Dornelas
Functional Ecology 2019 vol.33 pp.962-975
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
β-diversity scaling patterns are consistent across metrics and taxa Laura H. Antão, Brian McGill, Anne Magurran, Amadeu Soares, Maria Dornelas
Ecography 2019 vol.42 pp.1012-1023
BioTIME Maria Dornelas, Laura H. Antão, Faye Helen Moyes, Amanda E. Bates, Anne Magurran, Dušan Adam, Asem A. Akhmetzhanova, Ward Appeltans, José Manuel Arcos, Narayanan Ayyappan, Gal Badihi, Andrew H. Baird, Miguel Maria Borges Da Costa Guint Barbosa, 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 Vrška, 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
Global Ecology and Biogeography 2018 vol.27 pp.760-786
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
Coral Reefs 2018 vol.37 pp.527-532
Cumulative effects of cyclones and bleaching on coral cover and species richness at Lizard Island Joshua S. Madin, Andrew H. Baird, Tom C. L. Bridge, Sean R. Connolly, Maria Dornelas
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2018 vol.604 pp.263-268
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
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
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2018 vol.606 pp.29-38
Moving to 3D Jenny E. House, Luc M. Bidaut, Alec P. Christie, Oscar Pizarro, Joshua S. Madin, Maria Dornelas
PeerJ 2018 vol.6
Temperature-driven biodiversity change Conor Waldock, Maria Dornelas, Amanda E Bates
Bioscience 2018 vol.68 pp.873-884
Allometric growth in reef-building corals Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Andrew H. Baird, Sean R Connolly
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2017 vol.284
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
Community-level regulation of temporal trends in biodiversity Nicholas Gotelli, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Brian McGill, Faye Helen Moyes, Anne Magurran
Science Advances 2017 vol.3
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
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
Ecology 2016 vol.97 pp.3485-3493
Fifteen forms of biodiversity trend in the anthropocene B.J. McGill, Maria Dornelas, N.J. Gotelli, Anne Magurran
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.30 pp.104-113
From species to communities Amy Elizabeth Deacon, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Indar W. Ramnarine, Anne Magurran
Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.5 pp.5561-5572
Measuring temporal turnover in ecological communities Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Anne Magurran
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.6 pp.1384-1394
Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages Anne Magurran, Maria Dornelas, Faye Helen Moyes, Nicholas J Gotelli, Brian McGill
Nature Communications 2015 vol.6
Spillover effects of a community-managed marine reserve Isabel Marques da Silva, Nick Hill, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Amadeu M V M Soares, Maria Dornelas
PLoS One 2015 vol.10
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
Interspecific synchrony of seabird population growth rate and breeding success James P. W. Robinson, Maria Dornelas, Alfredo Fernandez Ojanguren
Ecology and Evolution 2013 vol.3 pp.2013-2019
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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