Marco Scotti, PhD

Office:
Phone.: +49 (0) 431 600 4410
Fax: +49 (0) 431 600 4402
Room: 219
E-Mail: mscotti@geomar.de  

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel
Experimental Ecology (Foodwebs)
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel
Germany

Professional Vita

  • Researcher at GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung (2014 - ...)
  • Principal Investigator at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento, Centre for Computational Systems Biology (2011 - 2014)
  • Junior Researcher at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento, Centre for Computational Systems Biology (2010 - 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Central European University, Centre for Network Science (2008 - 2009). Mentor: Prof Balázs Vedres
  • Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Parma (2005 - 2008) Dissertation: Single species features in ecological networks. Advisor: Antonio Bodini, Committee: Dr. Stefano Allesina, Dr. Luis G. Abarca-Arenas; Dr. Chiara Naldi
  • Guest of the Rector at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study (2006). Mentor: Dr. Ferenc Jordán
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Parma (1997 - 2004) Dissertation: Linee Guida per il Calcolo delle Impronte Ecologiche Locali. - Guidelines for local Ecological Footprint calculation, in Italian - Advisors: Dr. Antonio Bodini, Dr. Cristina Bondavalli. Mark of 110/110 cum laude

Scientific Interests

  • Food web theory and ecological network analysis
  • Effects of global change on food web structure and consequences on ecosystem functioning
  • Use of individual-based simulations to investigate the relationships between population, community and metacommunity dynamics

Publications

Research Articles

  1. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Mike, Á., Ortiz, M. Strong asymmetry and causality indicated by food web simulations. Marine Ecology Progress Series, in press.
  2. Scotti, M., Ciocchetta, F., Jordán, F., 2013. Social and landscape effects on food webs: a multi-level network simulation model. Journal of Complex Networks 1, 160-182.
  3. Caberlotto, L., Lauria, M., Nguyen, T.-P., Scotti, M., 2013. The central role of AMP-kinase and energy homeostasis impairment in Alzheimer's disease: a multifactor network analysis. PLOS ONE 8, e78919.
  4. Pizzol, M., Scotti, M., Thomsen, M., 2013. Network analysis as a tool for assessing environmental sustainability: applying the ecosystem perspective to a Danish water management system. Journal of Environmental Management 118, 21-31.
  5. Scotti, M., Stella, L., Shearer, E.J., Stover, P.J., 2013. Modeling cellular compartmentation in one-carbon metabolism. WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine 5, 343-365.
  6. Scotti, M., Gjata, N., Livi, C.M., Jordán, F., 2012. Dynamical effects of weak trophic interactions in a stochastic food web simulation. Community Ecology 13, 230-237.
  7. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., 2012. From C:P ratios to polar meta-ecosystems. Ecological Modelling 245, 1-2.
  8. Gjata, N., Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2012. The strength of simulated indirect interaction modules in a real food web. Ecological Complexity 11, 160-164.
  9. Nguyen, T.-P., Scotti, M., Morine, M.J., Priami, C., 2011. Model-based clustering reveals vitamin D dependent multi-centrality hubs in a network of vitamin-related proteins. BMC Systems Biology 5, 195.
  10. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Priami, C., 2011. Process algebra-based computational tools in ecological modelling. Ecological Complexity 8, 357-363.
  11. Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2010. Relationships between centrality indices and trophic positions in food webs. Community Ecology 11, 59-67.
  12. Scotti, M., Bondavalli, C., Bodini, A., Allesina, S., 2009. Using trophic hierarchy to understand food web structure. Oikos 118, 1695-1702.
  13. Scotti, M., Bondavalli, C., Bodini, A., 2009. Linking trophic positions and flow structure constraints in ecological networks: energy transfer efficiency or topology effect? Ecological Modelling 220, 3070-3080.
  14. Scotti, M., Bondavalli, C., Bodini, A., 2009. Ecological Footprint as a tool for local sustainability: The municipality of Piacenza (Italy) as a case study. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 29, 39-50.
  15. Scotti, M., Podani, J., Jordán, F., 2007. Weighting, scale dependence and indirect effects in ecological networks: A comparative study. Ecological Complexity 4, 148-159.
  16. Scotti, M., Allesina, S., Bondavalli, C., Bodini, A., Abarca-Arenas, L.G., 2006. Effective trophic positions in ecological acyclic networks. Ecological Modelling 198, 495-505.

Book

  1. Vedres, B., Scotti, M. (Eds.), 2012. Networks in Social Policy Problems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 300 p.

Book Chapters

  1. Scotti, M., Vedres, B., 2012. Supply security in the European natural gas pipeline network. In: Vedres, B., Scotti, M., (Eds.), Networks in Social Policy Problems (pp. 237-264). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  2. Vedres, B., Scotti, M. 2012. Introduction. In: Vedres, B., Scotti, M. (Eds.), Networks in Social Policy Problems (pp. 1-12). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  3. Scotti, M. 2012. The role of stochastic simulations to extend food web analyses. In: Lecca, P., Tulpan, D., Rajaraman, K. (Eds.), Systemic Approaches in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology: Recent Advances (pp. 163-196). IGI Global.
  4. Scotti, M. 2008. Development capacity. In: Jørgensen, S.E., Fath B.D. (Eds.), Ecological Indicators. Vol. [2] of Encyclopedia of Ecology (pp. 911-920). Oxford: Elsevier.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Cerone, A., Scotti, M. Research challenges in modelling ecosystems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, in press.
  2. Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2008. On the relation between centralities and trophic positions in ecological networks. Proceedings of the Joint AIOL-SItE Meeting, Ancona, pp. 415–422.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks

  1. Scotti, M. Workshop - Algorithms for ecological network analysis, 2014-03-12: 6th SIDEER Symposium, Sede Boqer Campus of Ben Gurion University, Israel. Invited.
  2. Scotti, M. The use of food web analysis for estimating the functional importance of species, 2014-03-11: 6th SIDEER Symposium, Sede Boqer Campus of Ben Gurion University, Israel. Invited.
  3. Scotti, M. Intraspecific trait variation and food webs, 2013-11-13: The Symposium Food Webs: Science for Impact, Schloss Rauischholzhausen (University of Giessen), Germany. Invited.
  4. Scotti, M. Social and landscape effects on food webs: a multi-level network simulation model, 2013-11-13: The Symposium Food Webs: Science for Impact, Schloss Rauischholzhausen (University of Giessen), Germany. Invited.
  5. Scotti, M. Network science as the key for understanding complex problems at different spatial scales, 2013-09-18: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Invited.
  6. Scotti, M. Not only panda. The importance of species in ecosystems, 2013-07-28: Opening Ceremony of MUSE (Science Museum), Trento, Italy. Invited.
  7. Scotti, M. The spread of dynamical effects through weighted trophic interactions: the case of Prince William Sound food web, 2011-10-05: Conference of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). Palermo, Italy.
  8. Scotti, M. Role of weak and strong trophic interactions in food webs, 2011-06-08: NetSci-2011. Budapest, Hungary.
  9. Scotti, M. Predicting secondary extinctions in weighted food webs, 2011-06-01: The 7th European Conference on Ecological Modelling. Riva del Garda, Italy.
  10. Scotti, M. Patterns of weak and strong interactions in food webs, 2010-09-28: Conference of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). Rome, Italy.
  11. Scotti, M. Effects of diet shift on secondary extinctions in food webs, 2009-09-18: Conference of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). Bolzano, Italy.
  12. Scotti, M. Linking trophic positions and flow structure constraints in ecological networks: efficiency or topology effect? 2007-11-30 (Poster session): The 6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling. Trieste, Italy.
  13. Scotti, M. On the relation between centralities and trophic positions in ecological networks, 2007-09-20: Conference of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). Ancona, Italy.
  14. Scotti, M. The higher the better? Linking trophic position and flow structure constraints in ecological networks, 2007-06-01: Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University. Budapest, Hungary. Invited.
  15. Scotti, M. Detecting ecosystem stress and tracing the sustainability of human settlements. A whole-system approach using network analysis, 2006-11-23: Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study. Budapest, Hungary. Invited.

Teaching

  1. 2014. Short course on network analysis in systems biology at University of Parma (International Summer School - A Primer in Ecological Networks: Data and Theory).
  2. 2014. Lessons on network analysis and systems biology at University of Trento.
  3. 2014. Lessons on ecological networks, food web theory and R programming at Ben-Gurion University.
  4. 2008-2009. Short course on network analysis at Central European University.
  5. 2006-2008. Lessons on ecological network analysis at University of Parma

Honors and Awards

  1. Young Researcher Special Prize. Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). September 29, 2010. Roma, Italy.
  2. “Roberto Marchetti” Prize. Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). September 20, 2007. Ancona, Italy.
  3. Ph. D. Scholarship. Italian Ministry of University and Research. 2005-2008.