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I received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences) in 2012 and I am currently a Post-Doc Researcher funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), member of the Applied Ecology Research Group, CENA/ESALQ/São Paulo University, and collaborator of the Conservation Ecology research group of cE3c. I’ m also a member of the IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group.
My research focuses mainly on the influence of anthropic environments in the ecology and adaptation of semi-aquatic mammals and their prey. I´m also interested in environmental policy and impact assessment regarding biodiversity and conservation.
For many years I have been involved in projects and research regarding mammalian ecology and conservation, especially with otter. I also participated and collaborated in several monitoring and environmental impact projects and LIFE projects.
My current research is driven by the objective to understand how natural values persist in anthropic landscapes namely in aquatic environments, using semi-aquatic mammals as models to address animal persistence as they face multi-cause anthropic influences: ecological (agriculture, forestry and livestock production) and environmental (pathogenic agents influencing human and wildlife health).
Oliveira, M., Freire, D. & Pedroso, N.M. (2018) Escherichia coli is not a suitable fecal indicator to assess water fecal contamination by otters.Brazilian Journal of Biology, 78(1), 155-159. DOI:10.1590/1519-6984.167279 (IF2016 0,479; Q4 Biology)
Guerra, F., Grilo, C., Pedroso, N.M. & Cabral, H. (2015) Environmental impact assessment in the marine environment: a comparison of legal frameworks.Environmental Impact Assesment Review, 55, 182-194. DOI:10.1016/j.eiar.2015.08.003 (IF2015 2,922; Q1 Environmental Studies)
Tavares, J.L., Lacorte, M.C., Pedroso, N.M., Rosalino, L.M. & Verdade, L.M. (2017) Neotropical otters in human-altered environments: diet, dens and fishermen perceptions. Small carnivores: evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation (ed. by Do Linh San, J.J. Sato, J.L. Belant & M.J. Somers). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. In Press.