Jose M. Montoya

foto Currently I am investigating the consequences of food web structure for the stability and functioning of ecosystems, using tools derived from graph theory and complex networks analyses. I also use food web theory for understanding the recovery patterns observed in biotas after mass extinctions. As life is a multidimensional phenomenon, you'll also find here other personal stuff, with special emphasis in experiences and information about social and ecological movements.


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Scientific Interests: Ecological networks, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, allometric scaling, metabolic theory.


Some publications (click here for a complete list).

Body-size in ecological networks
Guy Woodward, Mark Emmerson, José Mª Montoya and al. et
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (in review)

Perturbations and indirect effects in complex food webs
José Mª Montoya, Mark Emmerson, Ricard V. Solé and Guy Woodward
Dynamics Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change. Eds. P.C. De Ruiter, V. Wolters, J.C. Moore. Academic Press. (in press)

Interaction strengths in food webs: issues and opportunities
Eric L. Berlow, Anje-Margriet Neutel, José Mª Montoya and et al.
Journal of Animal Ecology 73, 585-598 (2004)

Food web complexity and higher-level ecosystem services
José Mª Montoya, Miguel A. Rodríguez and Bradford A. Hawkins
Ecology Letters 6, 587-593 (2003)

Small World Patterns in Food Webs
José Mª Montoya and Ricard V. Solé
Journal of Theoretical Biology 214, 405-412 (2002)

Complexity and Fragility in Ecological Networks

Ricard V. Solé and José Mª Montoya
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268, 2039-2045 (2001)
Featured in
The New York Times, December 26th, 2000.
EL PAIS, January 1st, 2001.


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