José M. Riascos, Ph.D.

Professor of Marine Ecology. Universidad de Antioquia

Associate researcher, Corporation Center of Excellence in Marine Sciences



Who I Am

I am a happy marine ecologist. From a purely ecological point of view, these are fantastic times: we are witnessing how a single species is rapidly altering its global home, in the process accelerating the extinction of many species, providing opportunities for other (fewer?) species, paving the way for a surge of new species and endangering its own existence. I try to understand how this is happening and anticipate the consequences. These are times to see whether there is truly intelligent life on Earth!

Trash on Beach

My Research Areas

Eco-evolutionary dynamics of coastal urban ecosystems

Biotic responses to extreme conditions: ENSO

Jellyfish in the Antropocene ocean

Population dynamics and community assemblage in troubled times


News & Upcoming Events

  • Call for papers: Research Topic Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Marine Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Coastalscapes
    Time is TBD
    Online research topic
    Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area. More information at:
  • Research methods in Ecology of Urban Mangroves – valuing and preserving ecosystem services
    15 de jun de 2021, 10:00 a. m. COT – 18 de jun de 2021, 2:00 p. m. COT
    Online postgraduate course
    Instructors: Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium José M. Riascos – Universidad de Antioquia, Sede Ciencias del Mar, Colombia Benjamin Branoff - Environmental Protection Agency, United States Juan Blanco-Libreros – Universidad de Antiquia, Instituto de Biología, Colom
  • Taller Internacional de los Océanos - International Workshop on the Oceans
    08 de jun de 2021, 5:30 p. m. COT – 09 de jun de 2021, 9:30 p. m. COT
    Online Workshop
    El próximo Taller Internacional de los Océanos se realizará el 8 y 9 de junio de 2021 con metodología asistida por tecnologías de la información (virtual). Los expertos internacionales confirmados se irán dando a conocer a partir de febrero de 2021.

Contact Me

Thanks for your interest in my research. Get in touch with any questions or comments regarding my work and publications. I’d love to hear from you.

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