• Guimarães PR, Pires MM, Jordano P, Bascompte J, Thompson J(2017) Indirect effects drive coevolution in mutualistic networks. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature24273 [PDF]

  • Pires MM (2017) Rewilding ecological communities and rewiring ecological networks. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. doi: 10.1016/j.pecon.2017.09.003 [PDF]

  • Galetti M, Moleón M, Pires MM, Guimarães PR, Pape T, Nichols E, Hansen D, Olesen JM, Munk M, Mattos JS, Schweiger AH, Owen-Smith N, Johnson CN, Marquis RJ, Svenning J-C (2017)Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12374 [PDF]

  • Pires MM, Galetti M, Guimarães PR, Jordano P (2017)Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions and the functional loss of long-distance seed-dispersal services. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03163 [PDF]

  • Pires MM, Silvestro D, Quental TB (2017) Interactions within and between clades shaped the diversification of terrestrial carnivores. Evolution, doi: 10.1111/evo.13269 [PDF]

  • Pires MM, Marquitti FMD,Guimarães, PR,(2017) The friendship paradox in species-rich ecological networks: Implications for conservation and monitoring. Biological Conservation, 209: 245-252. [PDF]

  • Sebastián-González E, Pires MM, Donatti C, Guimarães PR, Dirzo R (2017) Species traits and interaction rules shape a species-rich seed dispersal interaction network. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2865 [PDF]

  • Cantor M, Pires MM, Marquitti FMD, Raimundo RLG, Sebastián-González E, Coltri PP, et al. (2017) Nestedness across biological scales PLoS One, 12: e0171691.[PDF]

  • Bonaldo RM, Pires MM, Guimarães PR, Hoey AS, Hay ME (2017) Small marine protected areas provide refuge to reef fish assemblages, feeding groups, and coral recruits in Fiji. PLoS One, 12: e0170638.[PDF]


  • Silvestro D, Pires, MM, Quental TB, Salamin N (2016) Bayesian estimation of multiple clade competition from fossil data. Evolutionary Ecology Research 17.[PDF]

  • Guimarães PR, Pires MM , Marquitti FMD, Raimundo RLG (2016) Ecology of mutualisms. eLS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences). 15ed.Chichester: John Wiley & Sons[PDF]

  • Lemos-Costa P, Pires MM, Araújo, MS, Aguiar MAM, Guimarães, PR. (2016) Network analyses support the role of prey preferences in shaping resource use patterns within five animal populations. Oikos 125: 492-501.[PDF]


  • Pires MM, Daniele S, Quental TB. (2015) Continental faunal exchange and the asymmetrical radiation of carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 1952.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Cantor M, Guimarães PR, Aguiar MAM, dos Reis SF, Coltri P (2015) The network organization of protein interactions in the spliceosome is reproduced by the simple rules of food-web models. Scientific Reports 5: 14865.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Koch PL, Fariña RA, Aguiar MAM, dos Reis SF, Guimarães PR (2015) Pleistocene megafaunal interaction networks became more vulnerable after human arrival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151367.[PDF]


  • Yeakel JD, Pires MM, Rudolf L, Dominy NJ, Koch PL, Guimarães PR, Gross T (2014) Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt. PNAS 111: 14472-14477.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Galetti M, Donatti CI, Pizo MA, Dirzo R, Guimarães PR (2014) Reconstructing past ecological networks: the reconfiguration of seed-dispersal interactions after megafaunal extinction. Oecologia 175: 1247-1256.[PDF]

  • Marquitti, FMD, Guimarães PR, Pires MM, Bittencourt LF (2013) MODULAR: Software for the autonomous computation of modularity in large network sets. Ecography 37: 1-4.[PDF]


  • Gibert JP, Pires MM, Thomson JN, Guimarães PR (2013) The spatial structure of antagonistic species affects coevolution in predictable ways. American Naturalist, 182: 578-591.[PDF]

  • Galetti M, Guevara R, Cortes MC, Fadini R, Von Matter S, Leite AB, Labecca F, Ribeiro T, Carvalho CS, Collevatti RG, Pires MM, Guimarães PR, Brancalion PH, Ribeiro MC, Jordano P (2013) Functional extinction of birds drives rapid evolutionary changes in seed size. Science, 340: 1086-1090. [PDF]

  • Vidal MM, Pires MM, Guimarães PR (2013) Large vertebrates as the missing components of seed-dispersal networks. Biological Conservation, 163:42-48. [PDF]

  • Pires MM & Guimarães PR (2013) Interaction intimacy organizes networks of antagonistic interactions in different ways. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10:20120649. [PDF]

  • Pires MM, Martins EG, Araújo MS & dos Reis SF (2013) Between-individual variation drives the seasonal dynamics in the trophic niche of a Neotropical marsupial. Austral Ecology, 38:664-671. [PDF]

  • Cantor M, Pires MM, Longo GO, Guimarães PR, Setz, EZF (2013) Individual variation in resource use by opossums leading to nested fruit consumption. Oikos, 122:1085-1093. [PDF]


  • Moleón M, Sebástian-González E, Sánchez-Zapata JA, Real J, Pires MM, Gil-Sanchez JM, Bautista J, Palma L, Bayle P, Guimarães Jr PR, Beja P (2012) Changes in intrapopulation resource use pattern of an endangered raptor in response to a disease-mediated crash in prey abundance. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 1154-1160.[PDF]

  • Santos-Rondon MVS, Pires MM, Reis SF, Ueta MT (2012) Marmosa paraguayana (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) as a new host for Gracilioxyuris agilisis (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) in Brazil. The Journal of Parasitology, 98:170-174.[PDF]


  • Pires MM, Prado PI, Guimarães Jr PR (2011) Do food web models reproduce the structure of mutualistic networks? PLoS One, 6:e27280.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Guimarães Jr PR, Araújo MS, Giaretta AA, Lopes JCL, Reis SF (2011) The nested assembly of individual-resource networks. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80:896-903.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Widmer CE, Silva C, Setz EZF (2011) Differential detectability of rodents and birds in scats of ocelots, Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1785) (Mammalia: Felidae) Zoologia 28:280-283.[PDF]


  • Pires MM, Martins EG, Silva MNF, Reis SF (2010) Gracilinanus microtarsus. Mammalian Species, 42:33-40.[PDF]

  • Pires MM, Martins EG, Dominici L, Fernandes FR, Clemente-Carvalho RBG, Silva MNF, Reis SF (2010) Young didelphid consumption by Micoureus paraguayanus (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae) in Southeastern Brazil. Mastozoología Neotropical, 17:183-187.[PDF]

  • Carlos C, Pires MM, Stope NC, Hachich EM, Sato MIA, Gomes TAT, Amaral LA, Ottoboni LMM (2010) Escherichia coli phylogenetic group determination and its application in the identification of the major animal source of fecal contamination. BMC Microbiology, 10:161.[PDF]


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