HELENO Ruben

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  • Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Biological invasions, Community ecology, Ecosystem functioning, Facilitation & Mutualism, Food webs, Interaction networks, Pollination
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My main research interest is in using complex species-interactions networks to frame important conservation problems at the community level. Such trophic or mutualistic networks offer an holistic view-point to evaluate the causes and consequences of disturbances, such as the impact of biological invasions or biodiversity-loss, on important ecosystem functions, particularly seed-dispersal and pollination. A second passion is uncovering the rules guiding island colonisation and community assembling.

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