Ecological Complexity Lab Elucidating the complexity of ecological systems

I am a post-doctoral researcher at BGU. I am an ecologist broadly interested in community ecology, ecosystem services and global change. My research focuses on understanding how ecological interactions respond to different drives of global change (e.g. land use change and invasive species) and its consequent impacts on the provision of ecosystem services. In my research, I employ a multidisciplinary approach, integrating field observations with state-of-the-art methods and theory from network science and ecology.


2023/12 – 2024/03 Visiting researcher: Newcastle University, UK. Host: Dr. Darren Evans
2023/06 - current Post-doctoral fellow: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2022/02 - 2022/11 Visiting researcher: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Host: Dr. Shai Pilosof
2021/10 - 2022/01 Visiting researcher: Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Germany. Host: Dr. Matthias Schleuning
2019/06 - Visiting researcher: Institute for Aride Zone research (IADIZA), Argentina. Host: Dr. Diego Vázquez
2017/03 - 2023/03 Doctoral fellow: University of Comahue, Argentina.
2015 /05 - 2017/02 Teaching assistance: University of Rosario, Argentina


2017 - 2023 University of Comahue, Argentina. PhD (GPA: 9.67/10)
2011 - 2017 University of Rosario, Argentina. Licentiate in Natural Resources (GPA: 9.06/10)



We (Barrios-García M N, Quintero C, Ballari S A, Sasal Y, Vitali A & Rodríguez-Cabal M A) wrote the chapter “Impact of introduced herbivores in forested ecosystems” in the book “ Invasive Exotic Mammals in Argentina”. The book’s editors are: “Valenzuela A.E.J., Anderson C.B., Ojeda R.A. S.A. Ballari”