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Academic papers (peer-reviewed)

52Mello MAR, Felix GMF, Pinheiro RBP, Muylaert RL, Geiselman C, Santana S, Tschapka M, Lotfi N, Rodrigues F, Stevens R. Accepted. Insights into the assembly rules of a continent-wide multilayer network. Nature Ecology and Evolution.
51Pinheiro RBP, Felix GMF, Dormann C, Mello MAR. Accepted. A new model explaining the origin of different topologies in interaction networks. Ecology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2796.
50Pacelhe FT, Costa FV, Neves FS, Bronstein JL, Mello MAR. 2019. Nectar quality affects ant aggressiveness and biotic defense provided to plants. Biotropica, 51(2): 196-204. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12625
49Crestani AC, Cazeta E, Mello MAR. 2019. Interindividual variations in plant and fruit traits affect the structure of a plant-frugivore network. Acta Oecologica, 95: 120-127. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2018.11.003
48Bovo AAA, Magioli M,  Correa LS, Gebin JCZ, Costa FB, Ramos VN, Benatti HR, Roberto VA, Lopez B, Alves MZ, Kruszynski C, Diniz-Reis TR, Mello MAR, Camargo PB, Percequillo AR, Labruna MB & Ferraz KMPMB. 2018. Human-modified landscape act as refuge for mammals in Atlantic Forest. Biota Neotropica, e20170395 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2017-0395.
47Gonçalves F, Bovendorp RS, Beca G, Bello C, Costa-Pereira R, Muylaert RL, Rodarte RS, Villar N, Souza R, Graipel ME, Cherem JJ, Faria D, Baumgarten J, Alvarez MR, Vieira EM, Cáceres N, Pardini R, Leite YLR, Costa LP, Mello MAR,  Ribeiro MC, Galetti M. et al. 2018. ATLANTIC MAMMAL TRAITS: A dataset of morphological traits of mammals in the Atlantic Forest of South America. Ecology, 99(2): 498. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2106.
46Muylaert R, Stevens R, Esbérard C, Mello M, Garbino G, Varzinczak L, Faria D, Weber M, Kerches Rogeri P, Regolin A, Oliveira H, Costa L, Barros M, Sabino-Santos Jr G, Crepaldi de Morais MA, Kavaguti V, Passos F, Marjakangas E-L, Maia F, Ribeiro M & Galetti M. 2017. ATLANTIC BATS: a dataset of bat communities from the Atlantic Forests of South America. Ecology, 98(12): 3227. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2007.
45Voigt CC, Frick W, Holderied M, Holland R, Kerth G, Mello MAR, Plowright RK, Swartz S & Yovel Y. 2017. Principles and patterns of bat movements: From aerodynamics to ecology. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 92(30): 267-287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/693847. 
44Genrich C, Mello MAR§, Silveira FAO, Bronstein JL, Paglia AP. 2017. Duality of interaction outcomes in a plant-frugivore multilayer network. Oikos 126(3): 361-368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.03825. §Corresponding author
43Peters V, Carlo TA, Mello MAR, Rice RA, Tallamy DW, Caudill SA, Fleming TH. 2016. Using plant-animal interactions to inform tree selection in tree-based agroecosystems for enhanced biodiversity. BioScience 66(12): 1046-1056. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw140. 
42Costa FV, Mello MAR, Bronstein JL, Guerra TJA, Muylaert RL, Leite AC, Neves FS. 2016. Few ant species play a central role linking different plant resources in a network in rupestrian grasslands. PLoS One 11(12): e0167161. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167161. 
41Pinheiro RBP, Ferreira GFM, Chaves AV, Lacorte GA, Santos FR, Braga EM, Mello MAR. 2016. Trade-offs and resource breadth processes as drivers of performance and specificity in a host-parasite system: a new integrative hypothesis. International Journal for Parasitology 46(2): 115-121. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.10.002. 
40Heer K, Helibig-Bonitz M, Gatti R, Mello MAR, Tschapka M, Kalko EKV. 2015. Effects of land use on bat diversity in a complex plantation-forest landscape in northeastern Brazil. Journal of Mammalogy 96(4): 720-731. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv068. 
39Mello MAR, Costa LF, Rodrigues F, Marquitti FMD, Sekercioglu C, Kissling D, Kalko EKV. 2015. Keystone species in seed dispersal networks are mainly determined by dietary specialization. Oikos 124(8): 1031-1039. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.01613. 
38Bellay S, Oliveira EF, Almeida-Neto M, Mello MAR, Takemoto RM, Luque JL. 2015. Ectoparasites and endoparasites of fish form networks with different structure. Parasitology 142(7): 901-909. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182015000128. 
37Mello MAR, Tavares VC. 2014. A tribute to our Grand Master. Chiroptera Neotropical 19(3): 1-2. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/227. 
36Mello MAR. 2014. The false dilemma of natural history vs. modern biology in Neotropical bat research. Chiroptera Neotropical, 19(3): 31-35. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/172. 
35Sarmento R, Alves-Costa CP, Ayub A, Mello MAR§. 2014. Partitioning of seed dispersal services between birds and bats in a fragment of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Zoologia (31): 245-255. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702014000300006. §Corresponding author
34Muylaert RL, Teixeira RC, Hortenci L, Estêvão JR, Rogeri PK, Mello MAR. 2014. Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in a cerrado landscape in São Carlos, southeastern Brazil. Check List 10(2): 287-291. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2012-0103. 
33Mello MAR, Oliveira LC, Loretto D. 2013. O que define um bom cientista? Oecologia Australis 17(3): 397-401. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4257/oeco.2013.1703.07. 
32Andrade TY, Thies W, Kalko EKV, Mello MAR§. 2013. Hierarchical fruit selection by Neotropical leaf-nosed bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Journal of Mammalogy 95(5): 1094-1101. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/12-MAMM-A-244.1. §Corresponding author
31Mello MAR, Kalko EKV, Silva WR. 2013. Effects of moonlight on the capturability of frugivorous phyllostomid bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) at different time scales. Zoologia 30(4): 397-402. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702013000400005. 
30Muylaert RL, Mello MAR. 2013. Interindividual variations in fruit preferences of the yellow-shouldered bat Sturnira lilium (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a Brazilian savanna. Mammalia 78(1): 93-101. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2012-0103. 
29Mello MAR, Bezerra ELS, Machado ICS. 2013. Functional roles of Centridini oil bees and Malpighiaceae oil flowers in biome-wide pollination networks. Biotropica 45(1): 45-53. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00899.x.
28Renner S, Baur S, Böhm S, Kalko EKV, Mello MAR, Possler A, Winkler J. 2012. Food preferences of winter bird communities in different forest types of southwestern Germany. PLoS One 7(12): e53121. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053121. 
27Santos GMM, Carvalho CAL, Aguiar CML, Macêdo LSSR, Mello MAR§. 2012. Overlap in trophic and temporal niches in the flower-visiting bee guild (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) of a tropical dry forest. Apidologie 44:64-74. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13592-012-0155-8. §Corresponding author
26Santos GMM, Aguiar CML, Genini J, Martins CF,  Zanella FCV, Mello MAR. 2012. Invasive Africanized honeybees change the structure of native pollination networks in Brazil. Biological Invasions 14(11):2369-2378. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-012-0235-8. 
25Mello MAR, Marquitti FMD, Guimarães Jr. PR. Kalko EKV, Jordano P, Aguiar MAM. 2011. The modularity of seed dispersal: differences in structure and robustness between bat– and bird–fruit networks. Oecologia 161(1): 131-140. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-011-1984-2. 
24Mello MAR, Marquitti FMD, Guimarães Jr. PR. Kalko EKV, JordYear P, Aguiar MAM. 2011. The missing part of seed dispersal networks: structure and robustness of bat-fruit interactions. PLoS One 6(2): e17395. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017395. 
23Mello MAR, Santos GMM, Mechi MR, Hermes MG. 2011. High generalization in flower-visiting networks of social wasps. Acta Oecologica 37: 37-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2010.11.004. 
22Esberard CEL, Mello MAR, Moratelli R, Luz JL, Costa LM. 2010. Erros freqüentes nos resumos submetidos ao V EBEQ e sugestões para melhorar na redação científica. Chiroptera Neotropical 16(1): 9-12. http://bit.ly/2wuizAy. 
21Mello MAR. 2010. On the shoulder of giants: how to go further in the study of bat-plant interactions. Chiroptera Neotropical 16(1): 497-500. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/35 
20Santos GMM, Aguiar CML, Mello MAR§. 2010. Flower-visiting guild associated with the Caatinga flora: trophic interaction networks formed by social bees and social wasps with plants. Apidologie 41(4): 466-475. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido/2009081. §Corresponding author
19Bezerra ELS, Machado ICS, Mello MAR§. 2009. Pollination networks of oil-flowers: a tiny world within the smallest of all worlds. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 1096–1101. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01567.x. §Corresponding author
18Brito D, Oprea M, Oliveira LC, Mello MAR. 2009. An overview of Brazilian mammalogy: trends, biases and future directions. Zoologia 26(1): 67-73. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-46702009000100011. 
17Mello MAR, Kalko EKV, Silva WR. 2009. Ambient temperature is more important than food availability in explaining reproductive timing of the bat Sturnira lilium (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in a montane Atlantic Forest. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 239-248. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/Z09-010. 
16Mello MAR. 2009. Temporal variation in the organization of a Neotropical assemblage of leaf-nosed bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera). Acta Oecologica 35(2): 280-286. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2008.11.008. 
15Mello MAR, Silva WR, Kalko EKV. 2008. Movements of the bat Sturnira lilium and its role as a seed disperser of Solanaceae in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 225-228. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026646740800480X. 
14Mello MAR, Silva WR, Kalko EKV.2008. Diet and abundance of the bat Sturnira lilium(Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a Brazilian Montane Atlantic Forest. Journal of Mammalogy 89: 485-492. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026646740800480X. 
13Mello MAR. 2007. Influence of herbivore attack patterns on reproductive success of the shrub Piper hispidum (Piperaceae). Ecotropica 13(1): 1-6. http://bit.ly/2wuHhRn. 
12Oprea M, Brito D, Mello MAR, Aguiar LMS. 2006. Ten years of Chiroptera Neotropical: accomplishments and future directions. Chiroptera Neotropical 12: 262-267. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/117 
11Cruz D, Mello MAR, Van Sluys M. 2006. Phenology and floral visitors of two sympatric Heliconia species in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Flora 201(7): 519-527. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2005.12.001. 
10Mello MAR, Pol A. 2006. First record of the bat Mimon crenulatum (E. Geoffroy, 1801) (Mammalia: Chiroptera) for the state of Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 66(2): 295-299. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-69842006000200011. 
9Mello MAR, Leiner NO, Guimarães Jr. PR, JordYear P. 2005. Size-based fruit selection of Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) by bats of the genus Artibeus(Phyllostomidae) in a Restinga area, southeastern Brazil. Acta Chiropterologica 7(1): 179–182. http://bit.ly/2wuaj3A. 
8Mello MAR, Schittini GM. 2005. Ecological analysis of three bat assemblages from conservation units in the Lowland Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chiroptera Neotropical 11(1-2): 206-210. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/239. 
7Mello MAR, Schittini G, Selig P, Bergallo HG. 2004. A test of the effects of climate and fruiting of Piper species (Piperaceae) on reproductive patterns of the bat Carolliaperspicillata (Phyllostomidae). Acta Chiropterologica 6(2): 309–318. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3161/001.006.0209. 
6Brito D. Oliveira LC, Mello MAR. 2004. An overview of mammalian conservation at Poço das Antas Biological Reserve, southeastern Brazil. Journal for Nature Conservation 12: 219-228. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2004.09.001. 
5Mello MAR, Schittini G, Selig P, Bergallo HG. 2004. Seasonal variation in the diet of the bat Carollia perspicillata (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in an Atlantic Forest area in southeastern Brazil. Mammalia 68(1):49-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/mamm.2004.006. 
4Bergallo HG, Esbérard CEL, Mello MAR, Lins V, Mangolin R, Melo GGS, Baptista M. 2003. Bat species richness in Atlantic Forest: what is the minimum sampling effort? Biotropica 35(2): 278-288. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2003.tb00286.x. 
3Baptista M, Mello MAR. 2001. Preliminary inventory of the bat species of the Poço das Antas Biological Reserve, RJ. Chiroptera Neotropical 7(1): 133-135. https://chiroptera.unb.br/index.php/cn/article/view/270. 
2Mello MAR, Fernandez FAS. 2000. Reproductive ecology of the bat Carolliaperspicillata (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a fragment of the Brazilian Atlantic Coastal forest. Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 65: 340-349. http://biostor.org/reference/18383. 
1Mello MAR, Nascimento JL, Fernandez FAS. 1999. How often should researchers go to the field to conduct demographic studies on Carollia perspicillata? Bat Research News 40(2): 39-41. http://www.batresearchnews.org/pastvolumes/toc_vol31-40.pdf 

Other academic papers (non-peer reviewed)

9Mello MAR, Felix GM, Pinheiro RBP, Muylaert RL, Geiselman C, Santana S, Tschapka M, Lotfi N, Rodrigues F & Stevens RD. 2018. Insights on the assembly rules of a continent-wide multilayer network. bioRxiv, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/452565. (Preprint, non-peer reviewed)
8Pinheiro RBP, Felix GMF, Dormann C, Mello MAR. 2018. A new model explaining the origin of different topologies in interaction networks. bioRxiv, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/362871. (Preprint, non-peer reviewed)
7Felix GMF, Pinheiro RBP, Poulin R, Krasnov BR, Mello MAR. 2017. The compound topology of a continent-wide interaction network explained by an integrative hypothesis of specialization. bioRxiv, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/236687. (Preprint, non-peer reviewed)
6Mello MAR, Marquitti FMD, Guimarães Jr. PR, Kalko EKV, Jordano P. 2008. Small differences may lead to big consequences: bat and bird seed dispersal networks. Biotropica 40: 777-777, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00467.x. (Abstract, winner of the Luis F Barcardi Award 2008, non-peer reviewed)
5Marquitti FMD, Guimaraes PR, Jr., Kalko EKV, Mello MAR. 2007. Bat-plant frugivory networks: Organization and fragility go extinction. Bat Research News 48(4):260. (Published abstract, non-peer reviewed)
4Mello MAR, Guimaraes PR, Jr., Marquitti FMD, Kalko EKV. 2007. Bat-plant frugivory networks: Trophic subgroups among fruit-eating bats. Bat Research News 48(4):263-264. (Published abstract, non-peer reviewed)
3Mello MAR. 2007. Interações entre o morcego Sturnira lilium (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) e plantas da família Solanaceae. Biota Neotropica 7(1): online, DOI: http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v7n1/pt/abstract?thesis+bn02807012007. (Published abstract, non-peer reviewed)
2Mello MAR. 2003. Interações entre o morcego Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) e plantas do gênero Piper (Linnaeus, 1737) (Piperales: Piperaceae) em uma área de Mata Atlântica. Biota Neotropica 3(2): online, DOI: http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v3n2/pt/abstract?thesis+BN01603022003. (Published abstract, non-peer reviewed)
1Mello MAR, Fernandez FAS. 1998. Variations in age structure and sex ratio of a Carollia perspicillata population in an Atlantic Forest fragment in southeastern Brazil. Bat Research News 39(3): 104.  (Published abstract, non-peer reviewed)


3Fleming TH, Davalos LM, Mello MAR (editors). (in press). Phyllostomid bats: a unique mammalian radiation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
2Mello MAR. 2017. Sobrevivendo na ciência: um pequeno manual para a jornada do cientista. [Surviving in science: a small guide to the scientist’s journey]. Author edition, Belo Horizonte. 370 p. ISBN-13: 978-85-921757-1-9. Available on Amazon as Kindle ebook (http://a.co/io1BeSW) and paperback (http://a.co/0fvwY4w).
1Mello MAR, Muylaert RL, Pinheiro RBP & Ferreira GMF. 2016. Guia para análise de redes ecológicas. Edição dos autores, Belo Horizonte. 112 p. ISBN-13: 978-85-921757-0-2. Available here: https://marcomellolab.wordpress.com/software/.

Book chapters

11Mello MAR, Muylaert RL. (in press). Chapter 21: Network science as a framework for bat studies. In: Fleming TH, Mello MAR, Davalos LM (editors). Phyllostomid Bats, a Unique Mammalian Radiation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
10Mello MAR, Leiner NO. (in press). Dispersão de sementes por mamíferos. In: Ecologia das Interações Plantas-Animais: Uma Abordagem Ecológico-Evolutiva (Del-Claro K, Torezan-Silingardi HM). 2nd edition. Technical Books Editora, Rio de Janeiro.
9Mello MAR. 2019. Keystone species. in Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology (ed. Gibson, D.) 1, online (Oxford University Press,). URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199830060/obo-9780199830060-0213.xml.
8Mello MAR. 2014. Radiotelemetria aplicada a pesquisas sobre morcegos. Cap. 5 in: Técnicas de estudo aplicadas aos mamíferos silvestres brasileiros (Reis NL, Peracchi AL, Rossaneis BK, Fregonezi MN, eds.). 2nd edition. Technical Books Editora, Rio de Janeiro.
7Mello MAR. 2013. Redes de dispersão de sementes: pequenos mundos mutualistas. Cap. 4 in: A Teoria ecológica: perspectivas e avanços futuros nos últimos dez anos de pesquisa no Brasil (Loyola R, Rezende C, Diniz-Filho JF, Parentoni RA, eds.). Fortaleza: Artes Gráficas Quadricolor.
6Mello MAR. 2010. Radiotelemetria aplicada a estudos sobre morcegos. In: Técnicas de estudo aplicadas aos mamíferos silvestres brasileiros (Reis NL, Peracchi AL, Rossaneis BK, Fregonezi MN, eds.). Rio de Janeiro: Technical Books Editora. p 70-88.
5Pacheco SM, Sodré M, Mello MAR, Marques RV, Uieda W, Aguiar LMS, Passos FC, Trajano E, Bredt A. 2009. Chiroptera. In: Estado da arte e perspectivas para a Zoologia no Brasil (Rocha RM, Boeger W, eds.). Curitiba: Editora da UFPR. p 231-248.
4Mello MAR, Passos FC. 2008. Frugivoria em morcegos brasileiros. In Morcegos do Brasil: biologia, sistemática, ecologia e conservação (Pacheco SM, Esberard CEL, Marques RV, eds.). Editora Armazém Digital, 568 pp.
3Mello MAR. 2008. Morcegos on line. In Morcegos do Brasil: biologia, sistemática, ecologia e conservação (Pacheco SM, Esberard CEL, Marques RV, eds.). Editora Armazém Digital, 568 pp.
2Bergallo HG, Hatano FM, Raíces DS, Ribeiro TTL, Alves AG, Luz JL, Mangolin R, Mello MAR. 2004. Os mamíferos da restinga de Jurubatiba. In Pesquisas de longa duração na restinga de Jurubatiba (Rocha CFD, Esteves FA, Scarano FR, eds.). Rio de Janeiro: RIMA Editora. p.215-230.
1Vieira MV, Faria D, Fernandez FAS, Ferrari S, Freitas S, Gaspar DA, Moura RT, Olifiers N, Procópio PP, Pardini R, Pires A, Ravetta A, Mello MAR, Ruiz C, Setz EZF. 2003. Mamíferos. In Fragmentação de ecossistemas: causas, efeitos sobre a biodiversidade e recomendações de políticas públicas (Rambaldi D, Oliveira DAS, eds.). Brasília: Ministério do Meio Ambiente / SBF. p.125-151.

Book reviews

1Network science with a tropical flavor. Book review of ‘Ecological Networks in the Tropics’. Biotropica, accepted.