H Index of Web of Science 8
H Index Google 10
Francisco is doing research in evolutionary ecology of microorganisms, with a focus on bacteria, viruses and plasmids. His approach involves both laboratory work and theoretical research. He studies bacterial genetics, cooperation, competition, spite, and sex among bacterial cells, and their impact on pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance.
Miranda, A., Carvalho, L.M. & Dionisio, F. (2015) Lower within-community variance of negative density dependence increases forest diversity.PLOS One, 10, e0127260. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0127260 (IF2015 3,057; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Dionisio, F., Gama, J.A. & Carvalho, A.F.P. (2015) Symbiosis between non-transferable plasmids and prokaryotic cells. Reticulate Evolution, Interdisciplinary Evolution Research 3 (ed. by R. Gontier), pp. 191-205. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.