Dr. Marco Scotti

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

Address:
GEOMAR | Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel
Marine Ecology: Experimental Ecology - Foodwebs
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel
Germany

Food Web Modelling Group

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

Research Articles

  1. Bodini, A., Rocchi, M., Scotti, M. Insights into the ecology of the Black Sea through the qualitative loop analysis of the community structure. Limnology and Oceanography, in press
  2. Pizzol, M., Scotti, M., 2017. Identifying marginal supplying countries of wood products via trade network analysis. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22, 1146-1158
  3. Misselbeck, K., Marchetti, L., Field, M.S., Scotti, M., Priami, C., Stover, P.J., 2017. A hybrid stochastic model of folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism: Effect of the common C677T MTHFR variant on de novo thymidylate biosynthesis. Scientific Reports 7, 797
  4. Rocchi, M., Scotti, M., Micheli, F., Bodini, A., 2017. Key species and impact of fishery through food web analysis: a case study from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Marine Systems 165, 92-102
  5. Caberlotto, L., Marchetti, L., Lauria, M., Scotti, M., Parolo, S., 2016. Integration of transcriptomic and genomic data suggests candidate mechanisms for APOE4-mediated pathogenic action in Alzheimer's disease. Scientific Reports 6, 32583
  6. Moustaka-Gouni, M., Kormas, K.A., Scotti, M., Vardaka, E., Sommer, U., 2016. Warming and acidification effects on planktonic heterotrophic pico-and nanoflagellates in a mesocosm experiment. Protist 167, 389-410
  7. Gardi, C., Visioli, G., Conti, F.D., Scotti, M., Menta, C., Bodini, A., 2016. High Nature Value Farmland: assessment of soil organic carbon in Europe. Frontiers in Environmental Science 4, 47
  8. Nyima, T., Müller, M., Hooiveld, G.J., Morine, M.J., Scotti, M., 2016. Nonlinear transcriptomic response to dietary fat intake in the small intestine of C57BL/6J mice. BMC Genomics 17, 106
  9. Scott-Boyer, M.P., Lacroix, S., Scotti, M., Morine, M.J., Kaput, J., Priami, C., 2016. A network analysis of cofactor-protein interactions for analyzing associations between human nutrition and diseases. Scientific Reports 6, 19633
  10. Jordán, F., Lauria, M., Scotti, M., Nguyen, T.-P., Praveen, P., Morine, M.J., Priami, C., 2015. Diversity of key players in the microbial ecosystems of the human body. Scientific Reports 5, 15920
  11. Wahl, M., Buchholz, B., Winde, V., Golomb, D., Guy-Haim, T., Müller, J., Rilov, G., Scotti, M., Böttcher, M.E., 2015. A mesocosm concept for the simulation of near-natural shallow underwater climates: The Kiel Outdoor Benthocosms (KOB). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 13, 651-663
  12. Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2015. The structural importance of less abundant species in Prince William Sound food web. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 61, 77-89
  13. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Mike, Á., Ortiz, M., 2014. Strong asymmetrical inter-specific relationships in food web simulations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 512, 89-98
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., 2012. From C:P ratios to polar meta-ecosystems. Ecological Modelling 245, 1-2
  20. Gjata, N., Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2012. The strength of simulated indirect interaction modules in a real food web. Ecological Complexity 11, 160-164
  21. 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
  22. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Priami, C., 2011. Process algebra-based computational tools in ecological modelling. Ecological Complexity 8, 357-363
  23. Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2010. Relationships between centrality indices and trophic levels in food webs. Community Ecology 11, 59-67
  24. Scotti, M., Bondavalli, C., Bodini, A., Allesina, S., 2009. Using trophic hierarchy to understand food web structure. Oikos 118, 1695-1702
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Scotti, M., Podani, J., Jordán, F., 2007. Weighting, scale dependence and indirect effects in ecological networks: A comparative study. Ecological Complexity 4, 148-159
  28. 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 Chapter

  1. Scotti, M., Hartvig, M., Winemiller, K.O., Li, Y., Jauker, F., Jordán, F., Dormann, C., 2017. Trait-based and process-oriented modeling in ecological network dynamics. In: Moore, J.C., de Ruiter, P.C., McCann, K.S., Wolters, V. (Eds.), Adaptive Food Webs: Stability and Transitions of Real and Model Ecosystems (pp. 228-256). Cambridge University Press
  2. Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Yule, C.M., 2017. Food web simulations: stochastic variability and systems-based conservation. In: Moore, J.C., de Ruiter, P.C., McCann, K.S., Wolters, V. (Eds.), Adaptive Food Webs: Stability and Transitions of Real and Model Ecosystems (pp. 342-351). Cambridge University Press
  3. Scotti, M., Jordán, F., 2017. An individual-based simulation model to link population, community and metacommunity dynamics. In: Moore, J.C., de Ruiter, P.C., McCann, K.S., Wolters, V. (Eds.), Adaptive Food Webs: Stability and Transitions of Real and Model Ecosystems (pp. 352-371). Cambridge University Press
  4. 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
  5. Vedres, B., Scotti, M., 2012. Introduction. In: Vedres, B., Scotti, M. (Eds.), Networks in Social Policy Problems (pp. 1-12). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks

  1. Scotti, M., Mittermayr, A., Sommer, U. The effect of phenology on the structure of a benthic food web, 2017-09-29: 1st International Conference on Community Ecology. Budapest, Hungary
  2. Scotti, M., Mittermayr, A., Sommer, U. Phenology-mediated changes in the structure of a benthic food web, 2017-09-14: YOUMARES - Conference for Young Marine Researchers. Kiel, Germany. Invited
  3. Scotti, M. Ecological Network Analysis (ENA) for assessing the security and sustainability of human systems, 2015-04-28: Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark. Invited
  4. Scotti, M., Mittermayr, A. Temporal changes in the structure of a temperate Zostera marina food web, 2015-02-23: 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain
  5. Scotti, M. Workshop - Algorithms for ecological network analysis, 2014-03-12: 6th SIDEER Symposium, Sede Boqer Campus of Ben Gurion University, Israel. Invited
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Scotti, M. Network science as the key for understanding complex problems at different spatial scales, 2013-09-18: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Invited
  10. Scotti, M. Not only panda. The importance of species in ecosystems, 2013-07-28: Opening Ceremony of MUSE (Science Museum), Trento, Italy. Invited
  11. Pizzol, M., Scotti, M., Thomsen, M., Vedres, B. Beyond eco-efficiency: measuring environmental sustainability by extending LCA with Network Analysis, 2012-11-27: SETAC Europe 18th LCA Case Studies Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  12. 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
  13. Scotti, M. Role of weak and strong trophic interactions in food webs, 2011-06-08: NetSci-2011, Budapest, Hungary
  14. Scotti, M. Predicting secondary extinctions in weighted food webs, 2011-06-01: The 7th European Conference on Ecological Modelling, Riva del Garda, Italy
  15. Scotti, M. Patterns of weak and strong interactions in food webs, 2010-09-28: Conference of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE), Rome, Italy
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

  • 2017. Course on network analysis and R programming in ecology at University of Parma (International Summer School - A Primer in Ecological Networks: Data and Theory)
  • 2016. Course on network analysis and R programming in ecology at University of Parma (International Summer School - A Primer in Ecological Networks: Data and Theory)
  • 2015. Course on ecological network analysis and R programming at University of Parma (International Summer School - A Primer in Ecological Networks: Data and Theory)
  • 2014-2017. Current topics. Lessons on ecological networks for MSc students (Biological Oceanography programme at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)
  • 2014. Course on network analysis in systems biology at University of Parma (International Summer School - A Primer in Ecological Networks: Data and Theory)
  • 2014. Lessons on network analysis and systems biology at University of Trento 2014. Lessons on ecological networks, food web theory and R programming at Ben-Gurion University
  • 2008-2009. Short course on network analysis at Central European University
  • 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.