Jordi Bascompte

Research Interests

Biodiversity, plant-animal interactions, mutualistic networks, food webs, metacommunities, theoretical and computational ecology


Education and Professional Positions

2015 – present Full Professor (Ecology), Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich
2008 - 2014 Full Professor, Spanish Research Council, Sevilla, Spain.
2000 - 2007 Associate Professor, Spanish Research Council, Sevilla, Spain.
1998 - 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
1996 - 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA.
1993 - 1995 Teaching Assistant, Department of Ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
1994 Ph.D. (Biology), University of Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Publications

  • Lavabre JE., Gilarranz LJ., Fortuna MA., Bascompte J. (2016) How does the functional diversity of frugivorous birds shape the spatial pattern of seed dispersal? A case study in a relict plant species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 371(1694):20150280. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0280
  • Gilarranz LJ., Mora C., Bascompte J. (2016) Anthropogenic effects are associated with a lower persistence of marine food webs. Nature Communications, 7:10737. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10737
  • Barbour MA., Fortuna MA., Bascompte J., Nicholson JR., Julkunen-Tiitto R., Jules ES., Crutsinger GM. (2016) Genetic specificity of a plant-insect food web: Implications for linking genetic variation to network complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(8):2128-2133. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1513633113
  • Saavedra S., Rohr RP., Fortuna MA., Selva N., Bascompte J. (2016) Seasonal species interactions minimize the impact of species turnover on the likelihood of community persistence. Ecology, 97(4):865-873. DOI: 10.1890/15-1013.1
  • Gilarranz L.J., Sabatino M., Aizen M.A., Bascompte J. (2015) Hot spots of mutualistic networks. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(2):407-413. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12304