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Marco Mello

  • PhD
  • Professor of Ecology
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • 19h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 894CitationsNumber of citations received by Marco's publications. Updated daily.


Boletim da Sociedade Brasileira de Mastozoologia

Associate Editor

2012 - 2016(4 years)


Associate Editor

2012 - 2016(4 years)

Recent publications

  • Keystone species

    • Mello M
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  • Nectar quality affects ant aggressiveness and biotic defense provided to plants

    • Pacelhe F
    • Costa F
    • Neves F
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Professional experience

Professor of Ecology

Universidade de Sao Paulo

May 2018 - Present

Professor of Ecology

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

August 2012 - May 2018(6 years)

Research Fellow

Universitat Ulm

November 2011 - June 2012(7 months)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Universitat Ulm

November 2009 - November 2011(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

August 2006 - October 2009(3 years)


PhD in Ecology

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

August 2002 - July 2006(4 years)

PhD in Ecology (one-year sandwich internship)

Universitat Ulm

April 2005 - March 2006(a year)

MSc in Ecology


March 2000 - February 2002(2 years)

BSc in Biology

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

March 1996 - February 2000(4 years)


I am a Brazilian biologist with a Ph.D. in ecology, worked as an associate researcher at Ulm University, Germany, and currently work as a professor of ecology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. My research focuses on ecological synthesis. In other words, I aim to help connect the dots between data and ideas. My primary goal is to unveil the assembly rules of ecological systems formed by species interactions. I also have a strong commitment to training young scientists and popularizing scientific knowledge.


Co-authors (214)