Staff

Carlos Melian

About Me


My scientific dream is the understanding of the origin, evolution and coexistence of diversity in biological networks. Every day I try to get closer to that dream by learning from great people around the world. My current research at EAWAG is focusing in the integration of highly heterogeneous data at different biological levels and spatial scales using mainly stochastic models. My final attempt is to unify the fascinating details of biological systems in a general and testable framework.



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Projects

Combining high-resolution individual-based data with food web models to improve our understanding of diversity.
Genome evolution and genomic divergence across five lake river pairs of three-spined sticklebacks

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Calatayud, J.; Andivia, E.; Escudero, A.; Melián, C. J.; Bernardo-Madrid, R.; Stoffel, M.; Aponte, C.; Medina, N. G.; Molina-Venegas, R.; Arnan, X.; Rosvall, M.; Neuman, M.; Noriega, J. A.; Alves-Martins, F.; Draper, I.; Luzuriaga, A.; Ballesteros-Cánovas, J. A.; Morales-Molino, C.; Ferrandis, P.; Herrero, A.; Pataro, L.; Juen, L.; Cea, A.; Madrigal-González, J. (2020) Positive associations among rare species and their persistence in ecological assemblages, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(1), 40-45, doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1053-5, Institutional Repository
Leal, M. C.; Anaya-Rojas, J. M.; Munro, M. H. G.; Blunt, J. W.; Melian, C. J.; Calado, R.; Lürig, M. D. (2020) Fifty years of capacity building in the search for new marine natural products, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS, 117(39), 24165-24172, doi:10.1073/pnas.2007610117, Institutional Repository
Melián, C. J.; Matthews, B.; de Andreazzi, C. S.; Rodríguez, J. P.; Harmon, L. J.; Fortuna, M. A. (2018) Deciphering the interdependence between ecological and evolutionary networks, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(7), 504-512, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.04.009, Institutional Repository
Melián, C. J.; Křivan, V.; Altermatt, F.; Starý, P.; Pellissier, L.; De Laender, F. (2015) Dispersal dynamics in food webs, American Naturalist, 185(2), 157-168, doi:10.1086/679505, Institutional Repository
Melián, C. J.; Seehausen, O.; Eguíluz, V. M.; Fortuna, M. A.; Deiner, K. (2015) Diversification and biodiversity dynamics of hot and cold spots, Ecography, 38(4), 393-401, doi:10.1111/ecog.01162, Institutional Repository
De Laender, F.; Melian, C. J.; Bindler, R.; Van den Brink, P. J.; Daam, M.; Roussel, H.; Juselius, J.; Verschuren, D.; Janssen, C. R. (2014) The contribution of intra- and interspecific tolerance variability to biodiversity changes along toxicity gradients, Ecology Letters, 17(1), 72-81, doi:10.1111/ele.12210, Institutional Repository
Melián, C. J.; Alonso, D.; Allesina, S.; Condit, R. S.; Etienne, R. S. (2012) Does sex speed up evolutionary rate and increase biodiversity?, PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), 1-9, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002414, Institutional Repository
Davies, T. J.; Allen, A. P.; Borda-de-Água, L.; Regetz, J.; Melián, C. J. (2011) Neutral biodiversity theory can explain the imbalance of phylogenetic trees but not the tempo of their diversification, Evolution, International Journal of Organic Evolution, 65(7), 1841-1850, doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01265.x, Institutional Repository
Melián, C. J.; Alonso, D.; Vázquez, D. P.; Regetz, J.; Allesina, S. (2010) Frequency-dependent selection predicts patterns of radiations and biodiversity, PLoS Computational Biology, 6(8), 1-8, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000892, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: carlos.melian@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 2208
Fax: +41 58 765 2168
Address: Eawag
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
Office: SW B05

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Expert on

biodiversity, modeling, ecology

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Focalpoints


Connecting models with data to advance our understanding of the origin, evolution and coexistence of diversity in ecosystems

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