Marcelo Aizen

Marcelo Adrián Aizen

•Investigador Superior CONICET, Profesor UN del Comahue , Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas (UBA), Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)


Interacciones mutualistas planta-animal, ecología reproductiva de plantas, Ecología de comunidades, Biodiversidad y Conservación

Contribuciones seleccionadas:

–Potts S, V. Imperatriz-Fonseca, H.T. Ngo, M.A.Aizen, ….2016. Safeguarding pollinators and their values to human well-being. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature20588

–Aizen, M.A. y L.D. Harder. 2009. The global stock of domesticated honey bees is growing slower than agricultural demand for pollination. Current Biology 19: 915-918

– Aizen, M.A., M. Sabatino y J.M. Tylianakis. 2012. Specialization and rarity predict non-random loss of interactions from mutualist networks. Science 335: 1486-1489.

–Aizen, M.A., C.L. Morales, D.P. Vázquez, L.A. Garibaldi, A. Sáez, y L.D. Harder. 2014. When mutualism goes bad: density-dependent impacts of introduced bees on plant reproduction. New Phytologist 204: 322-328

Academic profile

Dr. Marcelo Aizen graduated in biology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1985 and obtained his PhD at the University of Massachusetts in 1992. At present he is “Investigador Superior” of CONICET (the National Research Council of Argentina) and "Profesor Titular" at the ecology department of the Universidad Nacional del Comahue in Bariloche. His research has been focused on a diversity of basic and applied topics in plant reproductive ecology and plant-pollinator interactions, from the study of pollen tube-pistil interactions to global assessment of pollinator declines and the so-called pollination crisis. He is author of more than 150 articles. Some of his research has been published in journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, PloSBiology, and Current Biology, among others. In the last years, he and his group have been studied some of the consequences of the invasion of the Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on the native biota of Patagonia and of bee invasions, in general, on agriculture.