CV - Pedro Jordano
Date: January 22, 2019
Name: PEDRO DIEGO JORDANO BARBUDO
Born in Córdoba, Spain; July 23, 1957. Married, two sons.
Estación Biológica de Doñana, EBD-CSIC
Isla de La Cartuja
Avda. Americo Vespucio S/N
E-41092 Sevilla, Spain
Phone: +34 95 4466700 ext 1467
web: P Jordano Lab
Twitter: @pedro_jordano http://twitter.com/@pedro_jordano
His research focuses on the study of biological diversity (biodiversity) from both ecological and evolutionary perspectives. He is interested in how ecological interactions shape complex ecological systems. He is a field ecologist fascinated by natural history and evolution, using an interdisciplinary approach that bridges different fields (field ecology, genetics, modeling) to study complex biological systems. The main theme encapsulating his research is the coevolutionary process within complex ecological interactions networks in high-diversity systems: 1) dispersal processes, gene flow and demographic effects of interactions with pollinators and frugivores in plant populations; 2) coevolution in complex networks of mutualistic interactions; and 3) basic natural history and evolutionary ecology of ecological interactions.
His scientific achievements include incorporating complex network analysis in the study of patterns, functions, and consequences of plant-animal mutualisms within ecosystems. This has unveiled the highly diversified and low-specificity character of these interactions and represented a pathbreaking approach to the study of coevolution in mega-diversity systems such as tropical forests. In addition he has developed molecular tools to track and measure seed dispersal distances by frugivorous animals, and the identity of the frugivore species dispersing seeds. The approach is based on using maternally-derived tissue (i.e., endocarp) attached to the seed to characterize the maternal (source tree) genotype with microsatellite markers, and DNA-barcoding dispersed seeds to identify frugivore species (from DNA remains of the animal on the seed surface). This has represented a major conceptual and methodological advance in the study of dispersal systems, and a key innovation with far-reaching consequences in future developments that link population genetics, metapopulation ecology, and dispersal ecology.
Recent reviews of his work: Science [Thompson, J.N. 2006. Science, 312:372; Shea, K. 2007. Science, 315:1231; Sudgen, A.W. 2011. Science 333: 1201], Nature [Renner, S. 2007. Nature, 448:877; May, R.M. et al. 2008. Nature, 451:893], and Current Biology [Pannell, JR. 2007. Current Biology, 17: R360].
• Coevolution of plant-animal interactions
• Complex networks of ecological interactions
• Molecular ecology of pollination and seed dispersal by animals
• Natural history and conservation biology of plant-animal mutualisms
Researcher ID: A-5162-2008
ORCID id code: 0000-0003-2142-9116
Google Scholar: GScholar-P Jordano
Research Gate: ResGate-P Jordano
Scopus Author: 6701660089
Track Record Summary
- Books: 4
- Scientific papers: 194 / ISI: 189
- Book chapters: 26
- Master Thesis supervised: 11
- PhD Thesis supervised: 17 / Ongoing: 3
- Post-doctoral fellows supervised: 11 (4 Marie Curie UE fellowships, 3 Ramón y Cajal tenure track positions).
Three of my supervised PhD theses obtained the Excellence Award, Univ. Sevilla (2), Univ. La Laguna (1), Spain. One supervised PhD thesis awarded with the best Doctoral Thesis in Brazil, 2007.
Citation Record Summary / Last Updated: 01/22/2019 08:21 GMT
Citations: All: 21745 Since 2014: 10577
h-index: 70/52 i10-index: 143/125
Total Articles: 201
Articles w Citat. Data: 147
Times Cited: 12433
Avg. Citations/Article: 84.6
MSc Biological Sciences
Center: Fac. Ciencias, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
Date: September 25, 1979; Excellence Award; Qualifications: 3.83 (top, 4.00).
Center: Fac. Biología, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Date: October 14, 1984. Excellence Award.
Research Professor, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spanish Council for Scientiﬁc Research (CSIC), Dept. Integrative Ecology. Sevilla, Spain.
Starting 1987 as Assoc. researcher; 1993-2002, Researcher; 2003-present as Research Professor.
2018-present. Chair of the Environmental Sciences and Technologies program, State Research Agency (AEI), Ministry of Science, Universities, and Innovation, Spain.
2008-2013. Chair, Spanish panel for the National Research Plan, program of Biodiversity, Ecology and Global Change, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Spain.
2012-2016. Chair, Starting Grants panel LS8 at the European Research Council (Brussels) (vice-chair 2008-2011).
2003-2008. Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, National Research Panel officer, Biodiversity, Ecology and Global Change Program.
2004-2008. Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, representative in Eurocores EuroDiversity Program, European Science Foundation.
2004-present. Professor of Research, CSIC.
2001-2004. Director of the Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC.
1997-2002. Scientific coordinator, Molecular Ecology Laboratory, Estación Biol. Doñana.
1996-2004. Scientific Researcher, CSIC.
1987-1995. Associate Researcher, CSIC.
Publications. Main papers
Papers marked with asterisks are included as "Research Front" or Hot-topic papers in ISI Essential Science Indicators. Four additional papers in Faculty1000 marked as 'Must Read' and 'Exceptional'. All these papers had equal contribution to authorship. For a full list of publications, please visit: http://pjordanolab.ebd.csic.es/Papers.html.
Jordano, P. 2017. What is long‐distance dispersal? And a taxonomy of dispersal events. Journal of Ecology 105: 75-84. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12690
Jordano, P. 2016. Sampling networks of ecological interactions. Functional Ecology, 30: 1883–1893. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12763
Jordano, P. 2014. Fruits and frugivory. In: Gallagher, R.S. (ed.). Seeds: the ecology of regeneration in plant communities 3rd ed. pp.: 125-166. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. ISBN-13: 978 1 78064 183 6
Bascompte, J., and P. Jordano. 2014. Mutualistic networks. Monographs on Population Biology, no. 53. Princeton University Press. Princeton, USA. ISBN: 9780691131269
* Galetti, M., R. Guevara, M.C. Côrtes, R. Fadini, S. Von Matter, A.B. Leite, F. Labecca, T. Ribeiro, C.S. Carvalho, R.G. Collevatti, M.M. Pires, P.R. Guimarães, P.H. Brancalion, M.C. Ribeiro, P. Jordano. 2013. Functional extinction of birds drives rapid evolutionary changes in seed size. Science 340: 1086-1090. doi: 10.1126/science.1233774
Schupp, E.W., P. Jordano, J.M. Gómez. 2010. Seed dispersal effectiveness revisited: a conceptual review. New Phytologist 188: 333-353. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03402.x
* Jordano, P., García, C., Godoy, J.A., and García-Castaño, J.L. 2007. Differential contribution of frugivores to complex seed dispersal patterns. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA, 104: 3278-3282. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0606793104
Bascompte, J., and P. Jordano. 2007. Plant-animal mutualistic networks: the architecture of biodiversity. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 37: 567-593. doi: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.38.091206.095818
** Bascompte, J., P. Jordano, and J.M. Olesen. 2006. Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance. Science 312: 431-433. doi: 10.1126/science.1123412
Jordano, P., J. Bascompte and J.M. Olesen. 2003. Invariant properties in coevolutionary networks of plant-animal interactions. Ecology Letters 6: 69-81. doi: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00403.x
** Bascompte, J., Jordano, P., Melián, C.J., and J.M. Olesen. 2003. The nested assembly of plant-animal mutualistic networks. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 100: 9383-9387. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1633576100
Project Title, Funding source, Amount, Period, Role of PI.
- Multiplex networks of plant-animal interactions. Natl. Agency, Spain (MINECO). 220Keur. 2018-2021. PI.
- Defaunation and plant-animal interactions in the Atlantic rainforest. FAPESP, Brazil. 180Keur. 2015-2019. Collaborator.
- Genetic variability and long-distance dispersal, tree species. Regional Govt. Natl. Agency 450Keur. 2010-2017. PI.
- Plant-animal interactions and gene flow. Natl. Agency, Spain (MINECO). 240Keur. 2013-2017. PI.
Fellowships and Awards
2018 National Research Award "Alejandro Malaspina" in the area of Environmental Sciences and Technologies. Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities.
2018 Premio Ecosistemas-Luis Balaguer. Spanish Ecological Society.
2016 British Ecological Society, Marsh Award (best book in Ecology) for Mutualistic networks (Princeton Univ. Press), 2014, co-authored with J. Bascompte.
2014 Rey Jaime I Award, Environmental Conservation, in its XXVII edition. 2014. This is the most prestigious scientific award in Spain, with an international jury including 18 Nobel laureates. Awarded by the Generalitat de Valencia.
2008 Mercer Award, Ecological Society of America; for a paper co-authored with J. Bascompte and J.M. Olesen ("Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance". 2006, Science 312: 431-433).
2009 - present. Honorary professor. University of Sevilla, Spain.
2008-2016. Director, Master Course "Biodiversity and Conservation Biology". Universidad Pablo de Olavide-CSIC. Sevilla, Spain.
2000-present. Co-organizer, Latin-American Field Course on Frugivory and Seed Dispersal, Univ. Campinas (UNICAMP) and Univ. Estadual S Paulo (UNESP, Rio Claro). Participating students form 9 Latin-American countries.
2012-2015. Prog. Ciência Sem Fronteiras. Foreign professor Programa de post-graduação em Ecologia, UNESP-USP (Rio Claro, Brazil). Visiting faculty to Univ. Campinas (Brazil), collaboration with the Programa de post-graduação at Dept. Zoology (2004, 2005).
Several years between 1992-present. Visiting Faculty, Univ. Puerto Rico, UNAM (Mexico), Umeå Univ., Stockholm Univ. (Sweden), Univ. California Sta Cruz, Stanford Univ., Yale Univ.: Special Topics courses for graduate students.
Other Scientific Activities (Summary)
- 1997-2005. Vice chair for the Natural Resources Area Committee, CSIC, Spain.
- 2008-2018. Executive secretary of the jury for the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge awards.
- Member of the Advisory Board, National Agency for Academic Evaluation (ANECA). (2013-2017).
- 2009-present. Honorary Professor, University of Sevilla.
- 2005-2010. Representing the Spanish Ministry of Science in the European Network EraNet-BIODIVERSA and in the EuroCores EuroDiversity initiative of the European Science Foundation.
Member of the editorial boards for: Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics; PLoS Biology; Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Movement Ecology; and former member of the advisory board of Ecography and Oikos.