Selected publications:



Lecca, P., Laurenzi, I. and Jordán, F. 2013. Deterministic versus stochastic modeling in biochemistry and systems biology. Woodhead Publishing, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 376.


Books (edited):

Jordán F., Scotti M. and Lencioni V. (eds), 2011. Ecological hierarchy from the genes to the biosphere. Book of Abstracts, 7th European Conference on Ecological Modelling, 30 May - 2 June 2011, Riva del Garda (Trento, Italy). 151 pp.

Jordán, F. and Jörgensen, S.E. (Eds.) 2012. Models of the ecological hierarchy from molecules to the ecosphere. Elsevier, Amsterdam.


Book chapters:

Jordán, F. 2005. Topological constraints on the dynamics of wasp-waist ecosystems. In: Velikova, V. and Chipev, N. (Eds.): Large-scale disturbances (regime shifts) and recovery in aquatic ecosystems: challenges for management towards sustainability. UNESCO-Roste/BAS, pp. 58-67.

Jordán, F. 2007. Topology and vulnerability of the London underground system. In: Friemel, T. N. (Ed.), Applications of Social Network Analysis, UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Konstanz, pp. 153-161.

Kun, Á., Pongor, S., Jordán, F. and Szathmáry, E. 2007. Catalytic propensity of amino acids and the origins of the genetic code and proteins. In: Barbieri, M. (Ed.), Codes of Life, pp. 39-58, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Jordán, F. 2008. Network analysis: linking parts to the whole in nature and society. In: Sagarin, R. and Taylor, T. (Eds.): Natural Security – a Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 240-260.

Jordán, F., Baranyi, G. and Ciocchetta, F. 2010. A hierarchy of networks spanning from individual organisms to ecological landscapes. In: Estrada, E. et al. (eds.), Network Science: Complexity in Nature and Technology, pp. 165-184, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Jordán, F. 2011. Maintaining connectivity: topological considerations on landscape digraphs. In: Liu, J. et al. (Eds.): Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability across Landscapes, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 258-272.

Jordán, F., Livi, C.M. and Lecca, P. 2012. Structural and dynamical heterogeneity in ecological networks. In: Systemic Approaches in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology: Recent Advances, Lecca, P., Tulpan, D. and Rajaraman, K. (eds.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 141-162.

Navia, A.F., Cortes, E., Jordán, F., Cruz-Escalona, V. and Mejia-Falla, P. 2012. Changes to marine food webs caused by fishing. InTech Publisher, 417-452.


Scientific papers:

Jordán, F. and Molnár, I. 1999. Reliable flows and preferred patterns in food webs. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 1:591-609.

Jordán, F., Takács-Sánta, A. and Molnár, I. 1999. A reliability theoretical quest for keystones. Oikos, 86:453-462.

Jordán, F. 2000. A reliability-theory approach to corridor design. Ecological Modelling, 128:211-220.

Jordán, F. 2000. Is the role of trophic control larger in a stressed ecosystem? Community Ecology, 1:139-146.

Jordán, F. 2001. Seasonal changes in the positional importance of components in the trophic flow network of the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Marine Systems, 27:289-300.

Szathmáry, E., Jordán, F. and Pál, Cs. 2001. Can genes explain biological complexity? Science (Perspective), 292:1315-1316.

Jordán, F. 2001. Trophic fields. Community Ecology, 2:181-185.

Jordán, F., Scheuring, I. and Vida, G. 2002. Species positions and extinction dynamics in simple food webs. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 215:441-448.

Jordán, F. and Scheuring, I. 2002. Searching for keystones in ecological networks. Oikos, 99:607-612.

Jordán, F., Scheuring, I. and Molnár, I. 2003. Persistence and flow reliability in simple food webs. Ecological Modelling, 161:117-124.

Jordán, F., Báldi, A., Orci, K.M., Rácz, I. and Varga, Z. 2003. Characterizing the importance of habitat patches and corridors in maintaining the landscape connectivity of a Pholidoptera transsylvanica (Orthoptera) metapopulation. Landscape Ecology, 18:83-92.

Jordán, F., Liu, W.-C. and van Veen, F.J.F. 2003. Quantifying the importance of species and their interactions in a host-parasitoid community. Community Ecology, 4:79-88.

Jordán, F. 2003. Comparability: the key to the applicability of food web research. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 1:1-18.

Jordán, F. 2003. On the functional trophic height of whiting. Ecological Indicators, 3:223-225.

Jordán, F. and Scheuring, I. 2004. Network Ecology: topological constraints on ecosystems dynamics. Physics of Life Reviews, 1:139-172.

Jávor, B., Jordán, F. and Török, J. 2005. A comparative sink web analysis of two birds in two habitats: trophic structure, functionality, aggregation and system-level indication. Community Ecology, 6:13-22.

Jordán, F., Liu, W.-C. and Wyatt, T. 2005. Topological constraints on the dynamics of wasp-waist ecosystems. Journal of Marine Systems, 57:250-263.

Jordán, F., Liu, W.-C. and Davis, A.J. 2006. Topological keystone species: measures of positional importance in food webs. Oikos, 112:535-546.

Jordán, F., Scheuring, I., Vasas, V. and Podani, J. 2006. Architectural classes of aquatic food webs based on link distribution. Community Ecology, 7:81-90.

Vasas, V. and Jordán, F. 2006. Topological keystone species in ecological interaction networks: considering link quality and non-trophic effects. Ecological Modelling, 196:365-378.

Jordán, F. and Wyatt, T. 2006. A graph theory examination of the global spreading hypothesis. African J. Marine Science, 28:371-374.

Field, B., Jordán, F. and Osbourne, A. 2006. Tansley Review: First encounters – Deployment of defense-related natural products by plants. New Phytologist, 172:193-207.

Liu, W-C., Lin, W.H., Davis, A. J., Jordán, F., Yang, H.T. and Hwang, M.J. 2007. A network perspective on the topological importance of enzymes and their phylogenetic conservation. BMC Bioinformatics, 8:121.

Vasas, V., Lancelot, C., Rousseau, V. and Jordán, F. 2007. Eutrophication and overfishing in temperate nearshore pelagic food webs: a network perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 336:1-14.

Jordán, F., Benedek, Zs. and Podani, J. 2007. Quantifying positional importance in food webs: a comparison of centrality indices. Ecological Modelling, 205:270-275.

Benedek, Zs., Jordán, F. and Báldi, A. 2007. Topological keystone species complexes in ecological interaction networks. Community Ecology, 8:1-8.

Scotti, M., Podani, J. and Jordán, F. 2007. Weighting, scale dependence and indirect effects in ecological networks: a comparative study. Ecological Complexity, 4:148-159.

Jordán, F., Magura, T., Tóthmérész, B., Vasas, V. and Ködöböcz, V. 2007. Carabids (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a forest patchwork: a connectivity analysis of the Bereg Plain landscape graph. Landscape Ecology, 22: 1527-1539.

Jordán, F. 2008. Predicting target selection by terrorists: A network analysis of the 2005 London underground attacks. International Journal for Critical Infrastructures, 4: 206-214.

Wey, T., Blumstein, D.T, Shen, W. and Jordán, F. 2008. Social network analysis of animal behaviour: a promising tool for the study of sociality. Animal Behaviour, 75: 333-344.

Jordán, F., Okey, T.A., Bauer, B. and Libralato, S. 2008. Identifying important species: a comparison of structural and functional indices. Ecological Modelling, 216: 75-80.

Chen, H.W., Liu, W.C., Davis, A.J., Jordán, F., Hwang, M.J. and Shao, K.T. 2008. Network position of hosts in food webs and their parasite diversity. Oikos, 117: 1847-1855.

Bhadra, A., Jordán, F., Sumana, A., Deshpande, S. and Gadagkar, R. 2009. A comparative social network analysis of wasp colonies and classrooms: linking network structure to functioning. Ecological Complexity, 6: 48-55.

Jordán, F. 2009. Keystone species in food webs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, series B, 364:1733-1741.

Vasas, V., Magura, T., Jordán, F. and Tóthmérész, B. 2009. Graph theory in action: evaluating planned highway tracks based on connectivity measures of a fragmented forest landscape. Landscape Ecology, 24:581-586.

Jordán, F., Liu, W.-C. and Mike, Á. 2009. Trophic field overlap: a new approach to quantify keystone species. Ecological Modelling, 220:2899-2907.

Jordán, F. and Osváth, Gy. 2009. The sensitivity of food web topology to temporal data aggregation. Ecological Modelling, 220:3141-3146.

Móréh Á., Jordán, F., Szilágyi, A. and Scheuring, I. 2009. Overfishing and regime shifts in minimal food web models. Community Ecology, 10:236-243.

Jordán, F. 2009. Children in time: community organisation in social and ecological systems. Current Science, 97:1579-1585.

Valentini, R. and Jordán, F. 2010. CoSBiLab Graph: the network analysis module of CoSBiLab. Environmental Modelling and Software, 25:886-888.

Scotti, M. and Jordán, F. 2010. Relationships between centrality indices and trophic positions in food webs. Community Ecology, 11:59-67.

Orlóci, L., Podani, J. and Jordán, F. 2010. Community Ecology: ten years are gone. Editorial. Community Ecology, 11:1-4.

Mazza, T., Romanel, A. and Jordán, F. 2010. Estimating the divisibility of complex biological networks by sparseness indices. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 3:364-374.

Nguyen, T.P. and Jordán, F. 2010. A quantitative approach to study indirect effects among disease proteins in the human protein interaction network. BMC Systems Biology, 4:103.

Bauer, B., Jordán, F. and Podani, J. 2010. Node centrality indices in food webs: rank orders versus distributions. Ecological Complexity, 7:471-477.

Liu, W.C., Chen, H.-W., Jordán, F., Lin, W.-H. and Liu, W.-J. 2010. Quantifying the interaction structure and the topological importance of species in food webs: a signed digraph approach. J. Theor. Biol., 267:355-362.

Benedek, Zs., Nagy, A., Rácz, I.A., Jordán, F., and Varga, Z. 2011. Landscape metrics as indicators: quantifying habitat network changes of a bush-cricket Pholidoptera transsylvanica in Hungary. Ecological Indicators, 11:930-933.

Kahramanogullari, O., Lynch, J. and Jordán, F. 2011. CoSBi LIME: a language interface for stochastic dynamical modelling in ecology. Evironmental Modelling and Software, 26:685-687.

Baranyi, G., Saura, S., Podani, J. and Jordán, F. 2011. Contribution of habitat patches to network connectivity: redundancy and uniqueness of topological indices. Ecological Indicators, 11:1301-1310.

Livi, C.M., Jordán, F., Lecca, P. and Okey, T.A. 2011. Identifying key species in ecosystems with stochastic sensitivity analysis. Ecological Modelling, 222:2542-2551.

Nguyen, T.P., Liu, W.C. and Jordán, F. 2011. Inferring pleiotropy by network analysis: linked diseases in the human PPI network. BMC Systems Biology, 5:179.

Jordán, F., Scotti, M. and Priami, C. 2011. Process algebra-based models in systems ecology. Ecological Complexity, 8:357-363.

Kahramanoğullari, O., Jordán, F. and Priami, C. 2012. Composability: perspectives in ecological modeling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6479:136-148.

Jordán, F., Gjata, N., Shu Mei and Yule, C.M. 2012. Simulating food web dynamics along a gradient: quantifying human influence. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40280.

Lai, S.M., Liu, W.C., and Jordán, F. 2012. On the centrality and uniqueness of species from the network perspective. Biology Letters, 8:570-573.

Gjata, N., Scotti, M. and Jordán, F. 2012. The strength of simulated indirect interaction modules in a real food web. Ecological Complexity, 11:160-164.

Jordán, F. and Scotti, M. 2012. From C:P ratios to polar meta-ecosystems. Editorial. Ecological Modelling, special issue, 245:1-2.

Vaggi, F., Dodgson, J., Bajpai, A., Chessel, A., Jordán, F., Sato, M., Carazo-Salas, R.E. and Csikász-Nagy, A. 2012. Linkers of cell polarity and cell cycle regulation in the fission yeast protein interaction network. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(10): e1002732.

Jordán, F., Nguyen, T.P. and Liu, W.C. 2012. Studying protein-protein interaction networks: a systems view on disease. Briefings in Functional Genomics, els035.

Scotti, M., Gjata, N., Livi, C.M. and Jordán, F. 2012. Dynamical effects of weak trophic interactions in a stochastic food web simulation. Community Ecology, 13:230-237.

Ortiz, M., Levins, R., Campos, L., Berrios, F., Campos, F., Jordán, F., Hermosillo, B., Gonzalez, J. and Rodriguez, F. 2013. Identifying keystone trophic groups in benthic ecosystems: implications for fisheries management. Ecological Indicators, 25:133-140.

Bhadra, A. and Jordán, F. 2013. Cryptic successors unrevealed even by network analysis: A comparative study of two paper wasp species. Network Biology, 3: 54-66.

Sridhar, H., Jordán, F., Shanker, K. 2013. Species importance and resilience in a heterospecific foraging association network. Oikos, 122: 1325-1334.

Nieto-Navarro, J.T., Zetina-Rejón, M., Arreguín-Sánchez, F., Palacios-Salgado, D.S. and Jordán, F. 2013. Seasonal changes in fish assemblages of soft bottom habitats along the eastern coast of the mouth of the Gulf of California. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 29: 1-7.

Scotti, M., Ciocchetta, F. and Jordán, F. 2013. Social and landscape effects on food webs: a multi-level network simulation model. Journal of Complex Networks, 1: 1-23.

Jordán, F. and Báldi, A. 2013. Systems-based conservation and the odd conflicts between species-protection programmes. Web Ecology, 13: 1-5.

Podani, J., Jordán, F., Schmera, D. 2014. New insights into the architecture of bipartite (interaction) ecological networks. Journal of Complex Networks, 2: 168-186.

Jordán, F., Scotti, M., Mike, Á. and Ortiz, M. 2014. Strong asymmetry indicating causality in food web simulations. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 512: 89-98.

Lai, S.M., Liu, W.C., and Jordán, F. 2015. A trophic overlap-based measure for species uniqueness in ecological networks. Ecological Modelling, 299: 95-101.

Nunn, C.L., Jordán, F., McCabe, C.M., Verdolin, J., Fewell, J. 2015. Parasitism and group size: it is more than just a numbers game. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, series B, 370:.

Ortiz, M., Rodriguez-Zaragosa, F., Hermosillo-Nunez, B. and Jordán, F. 2015. Control strategy scenarios for the alien lionfish Pterois volitans in Chinchorro Bank (Mexican Caribbean) based on semi-quantitative loop network analysis. PloS ONE, 10(6)e0130261.

Losapio, G., Jordán, F., Caccianiga, M., Gobbi, M. 2015. Structure-dynamic relationship of plant-insect networks along a primary succession gradient on a glacier foreland. Ecological Modelling, 314:73-79.

Praveen, P., Jordán, F., Priami, C. and Morine, M.J. 2015. The role of breastfeeding in infant immune system: a systems perspective on the intestinal microbiome. Microbiome, 3:41.

Jordán, F., Lauria, M., Scotti, M., Nguyen, T.P., Praveen, P., Morine, M. and Priami, C. 2015. Diversity of key players in the microbial ecosystems of the human body. Nature Scientific Reports, 5:15920.

Scotti, M. and Jordán, F. 2015. The structural importance of less abundant species in Prince William Sound food web. Isr. J. Ecol. Evol., 61:77-89.

Jordán, F. 2016. How can mature ecosystems become educated? Trends Ecol. Evol., 31: 893-894.

Jordán, F., Sciarpetti, G. and Liu, W-C. 2016. Carbon flows and interaction strength in aquatic food web models. Life and Environment, 66: 325-331.

Patonai, K. and Jordán, F. 2017. Aggregation of incomplete food web data may help to suggest sampling strategies. Ecological Modelling, 352:77-89.

Pereira, J., Saura, S. and Jordán, F. 2017. Single-node versus multi-node centrality in landscape graph analysis: key habitat patches and their protection for twenty birds in NE Spain. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12783.

Pereira, J. and Jordán, F. 2017. Multi-node selection of patches for protecting habitat connectivity: fragmentation versus reachability. Ecological Indicators, 81:192-200.

Ortiz, M., Hermosillo-Nuñez, B., González, J., Rodríguez-Zaragoza, F., Gómez, I., Jordán, F. 2017. Quantifying keystone species complexes: ecosystem-based conservation management in the King George Island (Antarctic Peninsula). Ecological Indicators, 81:453–460.

Somajita, P., Jordán, F. and Nagendra, H. 2017. Communication networks and performance of four New Delhi city parks. Sustainability, 9:1551.