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