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I received a Ph.D. in Biosystematics and Ecology and Systematics from the University of Lisbon in 1990. I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Lisbon. My research focuses on wolf ecology and conservation. My research goals are to contribute to Iberian wolf conservation. Being so, the relation between scientific research and environmental education is deeply aimed. Animal ecology, mainly predator prey relationship (wolf/domestic and wild prey); road impact on habitat fragmentation and wolf mortality; wolf population demography and dynamics; molecular genetics as a non-invasive method in mammal ecology studies; GIS analyzes concerning habitat suitability (wolf/deer); practical conservation measures concerning flock protection against predators through the recovery of old protection techniques and research in new ones; the study of the relation between man and wolf; and the development of environmental education programs, are subjects of particular interest.
Pires, A.E., Detry, C., Chikhi, L., Rasteiro, R., Amorim, I.R., Simões, F., Matos, J., Petrucci-Fonseca, F. et al., (2019) The curious case of the Mesolithic Iberian dogs: an archaeogenetic study.Journal of Archaeological Science, 105, 116-129. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2019.03.002 (IF2016 2,602; Q2 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary)
Grilo, C., Lucas, P. M., Fernandez-Gil, A., Seara, M., Costa, G., Roque, S., Rio-Maior, H., Nakamura, M., Álvares, F., Petrucci-Fonseca, F. & Revilla, E. (2018) Refuge as major habitat driver for wolf presence in human-modified landscapes.Animal Conservation, 22(1), 59-71. DOI:10.1111/acv.12435 (IF2017 2,889; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Conceicao-Neto, N., Godinho, R., Alvares, F., Yinda, C.K., Deboutte, W., Zeller, M., Laenen, L., Heylen, E., Roque, S., Petrucci-Fonseca, F., Santos, N., Van Ranst, M., Mesquita, J.R. & Matthijnssens, J. (2017) Viral gut metagenomics of sympatric wild and domestic canids, and monitoring of viruses: insights from an endangered wolf population.Ecology and Evolution, 7(12), 4135-4146. DOI:10.1002/ece3.2991 (IF2017 2,34; Q2 Ecology)
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