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Stefano Allesina, PhD

I am a theoretical ecologist studying mostly ecological networks. I am interested in the dynamics of large ecological communities, models for network structure, and the response of ecological communities to extinctions. My laboratory develops mathematical, computational and statistical tools for the analysis of ecological systems.

Università di Parma
Parma, Italy
PhD - Ecology
2005

Università di Parma
Parma, Italy
Laurea - Environmental Sciences
2001

Publisher Correction: Predicting coexistence in experimental ecological communities.
Maynard DS, Miller ZR, Allesina S. Publisher Correction: Predicting coexistence in experimental ecological communities. Nat Ecol Evol. 2020 Feb; 4(2):281.
PMID: 31919464

Predicting coexistence in experimental ecological communities.
Maynard DS, Miller ZR, Allesina S. Predicting coexistence in experimental ecological communities. Nat Ecol Evol. 2020 Jan; 4(1):91-100.
PMID: 31844191

Transcriptome resilience predicts thermotolerance in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Jovic K, Grilli J, Sterken MG, Snoek BL, Riksen JAG, Allesina S, Kammenga JE. Transcriptome resilience predicts thermotolerance in Caenorhabditis elegans. BMC Biol. 2019 12 10; 17(1):102.
PMID: 31822273

Ecological networks: Pursuing the shortest path, however narrow and crooked.
Costa A, Martín González AM, Guizien K, Doglioli AM, Gómez JM, Petrenko AA, Allesina S. Ecological networks: Pursuing the shortest path, however narrow and crooked. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 28; 9(1):17826.
PMID: 31780703

Phenotypic variability promotes diversity and stability in competitive communities.
Maynard DS, Serván CA, Capitán JA, Allesina S. Phenotypic variability promotes diversity and stability in competitive communities. Ecol Lett. 2019 Nov; 22(11):1776-1786.
PMID: 31373160

Telling ecological networks apart by their structure: A computational challenge.
Michalska-Smith MJ, Allesina S. Telling ecological networks apart by their structure: A computational challenge. PLoS Comput Biol. 2019 06; 15(6):e1007076.
PMID: 31246974

Reconciling empirical interactions and species coexistence.
Maynard DS, Wootton JT, Serván CA, Allesina S. Reconciling empirical interactions and species coexistence. Ecol Lett. 2019 Jun; 22(6):1028-1037.
PMID: 30900803

Effect of population abundances on the stability of large random ecosystems.
Gibbs T, Grilli J, Rogers T, Allesina S. Effect of population abundances on the stability of large random ecosystems. Phys Rev E. 2018 Aug; 98(2-1):022410.
PMID: 30253626

Coexistence of many species in random ecosystems.
Serván CA, Capitán JA, Grilli J, Morrison KE, Allesina S. Coexistence of many species in random ecosystems. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 08; 2(8):1237-1242.
PMID: 29988167

Network spandrels reflect ecological assembly.
Maynard DS, Serván CA, Allesina S. Network spandrels reflect ecological assembly. Ecol Lett. 2018 03; 21(3):324-334.
PMID: 29377488

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BSD Distinguished Investigator
University of Chicago
2018

CAREER Award
National Science Foundation
2012