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Marco Mello

  • PhD
  • Professor of Ecology
  • University of Sao Paulo
  • 17h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 751CitationsNumber of citations received by Marco's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

ecological networksecological synthesistheoretical ecologyspecies interactionsnetwork science


The unifying goal of my research is to connect the dots between data and ideas, to make syntheses and help improve theories. My main research interest are the assembly rules of complex systems formed by species interactions. I am also strongly committed to educating young scientists and popularizing science.


Co-authors (211)

Recent publications

  • ATLANTIC BATS: a data set of bat communities from the Atlantic Forests of South America

    • Muylaert R
    • Stevens R
    • Esbérard C
    • et al.
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  • Movements of the bat Sturnira lilium and its role as a seed disperser of Solanaceae in the Brazilian Atlantic forest

    • Mello M
    • Kalko E
    • Silva W
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Boletim da Sociedade Brasileira de Mastozoologia

Associate Editor

2012 - 2016(4 years)


Associate Editor

2012 - 2016(4 years)

Chiroptera Neotropical

Associate Editor and Guest Editor

2007 - 2016(9 years)


Associate Editor

2006 - 2009(3 years)



1997 - 2000(3 years)

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)