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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 working in the Conservation Ecology Group of cE3c. I am a Post-doc Researcher at the University of Lisbon. My research focuses on management of habitats, especially regarding the conservation of oak woodlands and its natural, cultural and economic value. I am also involved in science communication and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
For many years I have been involved in agro-forestry system research using cork oak woodlands as model system, and also in different projects regarding bird conservation and ecology.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) gather information about management and conservation of oak woodlands; ii) disseminate scientific information to different stakeholders, from managers and politicians to the general public; iii) produce different types of communication materials to help the dissemination and valorization of scientific research and knowledge.
"Montados com Futuro" is a website I have built to accomplish some of objectives described above. It aims to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge to different stakeholders, from general public to managers, producers and researchers.
Rosalino, L.M., Gheler-Costa, C., Santos, G., Gonçalves, M.T., Fonseca, C. & Leal, A.I. (2017) Conservation priorities for elementary school students: Neotropical and European perspective.Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(11), 2675-2697. DOI:10.1007/s10531-017-1380-2 (IF2016 2,265; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Leal, A.I., Rainho, A., Martins, R.C., Granadeiro, J.P. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2016) Modelling future scenarios to improve woodland landscapes for birds in the Mediterranean.Journal for Nature Conservation, 30, 103-112. DOI:10.1016/j.jnc.2016.02.001 (IF2016 1,657; Q2 Biodiversity Conservation)
Leal, A.I. (In Press) Rabirruivo-de-testa-branca Phoenicurus phoenicurus. Atlas Aves Invernantes e Migradoras (ed. by Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves). Universidade de Évora (LabOr – Laboratório de Ornitologia), Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar (Açores), Serviço do Parque Natural da Madeira, Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade, à Associação Portuguesa de Anilhadores de Aves.