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I completed my PhD in Ecology at the University of Lisbon in 2011. I am currently carrying out a post-doc fellowship that is centred in the movement ecology of grassland birds, investigating behavioural responses to climate and environmental changes. Using a newly developed GPS/Accelerometer/GSM technology I have been researching migration patterns, quantifying the avoidance effects caused by wind farms and linear infra-structures, habitat selection and breeding ranging behaviour.
With the development of this technology I have also been involved in several national and international collaborative research studies dealing mainly with migration ecology.
Yousefi, M., Kafash, A., Malakoutikhahh, S., Ashoori, A., Khani, A., Mehdizade, Y., Ataei, F., Ilanloo, S.S., Rezaei, H.R. & Silva, J.P. (2018) Distance to international border shapes the distribution pattern of the growing little bustard winter population in Northern Iran.Bird Conservation International, Online early, . DOI:10.1017/S0959270917000181 (IF2016 1,088; Q1 Ornithology)
Mahood, S.P., Silva, J.P., Dolman, P.M. & Burnside, R.J. (2018) Proposed power transmission lines in Cambodia constitute a significant new threat to the largest population of the Critically Endangered Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis.Oryx, 52(1), 147-155. DOI:10.1017/S0030605316000739 (IF2016 2,191; Q2 Biodiversity Conservation)
Santos, C.D., Hanssen, F., Muñoz, A-R., Onrubia, A., Wikelski, M., May, R. & Silva, J.P. (2017) Match between soaring modes of black kites and the fine-scale distribution of updrafts.Scientific Reports, 7(6421), 1-10. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05319-8 (IF2016 4,259; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)