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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
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
Negligible effect of competition on coral colony growth Mariana Alvarez-Noriega, Andrew H. Baird, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Sean R. Connolly
Ecology 2018 vol.99 pp.1347-1356
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
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
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
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

Contact Details:

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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KY16 8LB
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