Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal is a field ecologist with broad interests in factors that generate, maintain, and threaten biodiversity. His research focuses on understanding how species and ecosystems respond to the rampant loss of biodiversity, climate change, and the spread of invasive species. He has 15+ years of active research focused on mutualisms loss, the loss of native species and the gain of invasive species, global warming and the impacts of habitat fragmentation on the diversity and structure of communities, and ecosystem processes.
Mariano uses observational, experimental, meta-analytical, and theoretical approaches with the aim of understanding the indirect impacts of global change on biodiversity. Mariano has published 50 peer-reviewed articles on different questions and systems from slugs in British Columbia and ants in North Carolina to endemic marsupials and birds in Patagonia. He is a two-time winner of a Fulbright Scholarship.