[16] Matias, M.G., C.L. Pereira, P.M. Raposeiro, V. Gonçalves, A. M. Cruz, A. C. Costa & M.B. Araújo. Divergent trophic responses to biogeographic and environmental gradients. In press in Oikos.

[15] Mayer-Pinto M, Matias MG, Coleman RA. (2016) The interplay between habitat structure and chemical contaminants on biotic responses of benthic organisms. PeerJ 4:e1985

[14] Matias M.G., Rubal, M., Arenas, F., I.S. Pinto. Macroalgal composition determines the structure of benthic assemblages colonizing fragmented habitats. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142289. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142289

[13] Morales-Castilla, I. Matias, M.G. Gravel, D. Araújo, M.B. Inferring biotic interactions from proxies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30(6), 347–356

[12] Matias, M.G., Gravel, D., Münkemüller, T., Guilhaumon, F., Desjardins-Proulx, P., Loreau, M., Mouquet, N. Estimates of species extinction from species-area relationships strongly depend on ecological context.  In press in Ecography

[11] Matias M.G., Coleman RA, Hochuli DF, Underwood AJ (2013) Macrofaunal Responses to Edges Are Independent of Habitat-Heterogeneity in Experimental Landscapes. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061349 PDF

[10] Matias, M.G., 2013. Macrofaunal responses to structural complexity are mediated by environmental variability and surrounding habitats. Marine Biology. 160, 493–502. PDF

[9] Matias, M.G., Combe M., Barbera C., Mouquet N. 2013. Ecological strategies determine the insurance potential of biodiversity. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3, 1-9. PDF

[8] Matias, M.G., Mouquet, N., Chase, J.M. 2013. Dispersal stochasticity mediates species richness in source-sink metacommunities. Oikos. 122, 395–402. PDF

[7] Livingston, G.*, Matias, G.M.*, Calcagno, V., Barbera, C., Combe, M. Leibold, M.A., Mouquet, N. 2012. Competition–colonization dynamics in experimental bacterial metacommunities. Nature Communications.3, 1234. *These authors contributed equally to this work. PDF

[6] Matias M.G., Chapman, M.G., Underwood, A.J. O’Connor N.E. 2012 Increasing density of rare species of intertidal gastropods: tests of competitive ability compared with common species. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 453, 107–116 PDF

[5] Matias M.G., Underwood, A. J., Hochuli, D. F. & Coleman, R. A. 2011. Habitat identity influences species-area relationships in heterogeneous habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 437, 135-145. PDF . Reviewed in Faculty of 1000 Biology

[4] Matias M.G., Underwood A.J, Hochuli, Coleman R.A. 2010. Independent effects of patch-size and structural complexity in diversity of benthic macro-invertebrates. Ecology. 91, 1908–1915. PDF

[3] Bertocci I., Arenas F., Matias M.G., Vaselli S., Araujo R., Abreu M.H., Pereira R., Vieira R., Sousa-Pinto I. 2010. Canopy-forming species mediate the effects of disturbance on macroalgal assemblages on portuguese rocky shores. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 414, 107–116. PDF

[2] Matias M.G., Underwood, A. J. & Coleman, R. A. 2010 Effects of structural diversity and identity of patches of habitat on diversity of benthic assemblages. Austral Ecology, 35, 743–751. PDF

[1] Matias M.G., Underwood A.J, Coleman R.A. 2007 Interactions of components of habitats alter composition and variability of assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology 76, 986–994. PDF


Conference presentations

[13] Matias, M.G., Martins, G.M, Moniz, I., Neto, A.I. and S.R. Jenkins. 2015. Interplay between dispersal ability, habitat isolation and size mediates responses to habitat-loss. Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conference, Liverpool, UK (31/08-04/09/2015)

[12] Moniz, I. Matias, M.G. Neto, A.I., Jenkins, S.R. and G.M. Martins. 2014. Habitat isolation and size influence the structure of macroinvertebrate benthic assemblages. IMMR | International Meeting on Marine Research. Leiria, Portugal.

[11] Matias, M.G., Martins, G.M, Moniz, I., Neto, A.I. and S.R. Jenkins. 2014. Effects of isolation and habitat size are mediated by dispersal-ability. 10th International Temperate Reef Symposium, Perth, Australia

[10] Matias, M.G. 2014. Responses to habitat-loss: Complex, complicated or both. 10th International Temperate Reef Symposium, Perth, Australia

[9] Matias, M.G., Gravel, D., Guilhaumon, F. Desjardins-Proulx, P., Loreau, M., Münkemüller, T., and N. Mouquet. Estimates of species extinctions from Species–Area relationships strongly depend on ecological context. 2013. The Geography of Species Associations, 15-17 November, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

[8] Matias, M.G., M.G. Chapman, A.J. Underwood and Nessa E. O’Connor. 2011. Effects of changes in relative abundances of rare and common species of benthic assemblages.  9th International Temperate Reef Symposium, Plymouth, UK, 2011

[7] Matias M.G.; A.J. Underwood; R.A. Coleman; D.F. Hochuli A conceptual framework to study the effects of habitat structure on diversity of benthic assemblages. 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2-7 August, 2009

[6] Matias M.G.; Effects of structure of habitat on diversity of benthic assemblages. Ecological Society of Australia, Sydney, 1-5, 2008.

[5] Matias M.G. A conceptual framework to study the effects of structure of habitat on diversity of benthic assemblages. 8th International Temperate Reef Symposium, Adelaide, Australia, 12-16 January, 2009

[4] Matias M.G.; A.J. Underwood; R.A. Coleman; D.F. Hochuli. 2008. Area and structure of habitat affect diversity and composition of benthic assemblages. Joint Meeting of the New Zealand Marine Science Society and the Australian Marine Sciences Association, Christchurch, 7-10 July 2008.

[3] Matias M.G., F. Arenas, S. Vaselli & I. S. Pinto.  Linking functional diversity and non-random distribution of species to ecosystem functioning. 42nd European Marine Biology Symposium, Kiel, Germany, 27-31, August, 2007.

[2] Matias M.G.; Underwood, A.J.; Coleman, R.A. 2006 Habitat heterogeneity influences variability and diversity of benthic assemblages. 7th International Temperate Reef Symposium, The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) , CA USA – June 26 to July 1 2006

[1] Abreu, M.H., Enoch, M., Matias, M.G., Neto, A.I. and N.M. Álvaro. Early colonization of macroalgae in an Atlantic Island subtidal rocky shore: an artificial vs natural substrata experiment. 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, 8-12, September, 2003.


Matias M.G. 2008. Cape Banks: A shore from the other side of the world. Algas. Spanish Phycological Society. PDF