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

  • Saavedra S., Rohr RP., Bascompte J., Godoy O., Kraft NJB., Levine JM. (2017). A structural approach for understanding multispecies coexistence. Ecological Monographs, 87(3):470-486. DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1263
  • Guimarães PR., Pires MM., Jordano P., Bascompte J. and Thompson JN. (2017). Indirect effects drive coevolution in mutualistic networks. Nature, 550(7677):511-514. DOI: 10.1038/nature24273
  • Gilarranz LJ., Rayfield B., Liñán-Cembrano G., Bascompte J., Gonzalez A. (2017). Effects of network modularity on the spread of perturbation impact in experimental metapopulations. Science, 357(347):199-201. DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4122
  • Levine JM., Bascompte J., Adler PB., Allesina S. (2017). Beyond pairwise mechanisms of species coexistence in complex communities. Nature, 546:56-64. DOI: 10.1038/nature22898
  • Fortuna MA., Zaman L., Wagner A., Bascompte J. (2017). Non-adaptive origins of evolutionary innovations increase network complexity in interacting digital organisms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 372(1735):431. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0431