I received a Ph.D. in Biosystematics and Ecology from the University of Lisbon in 1990 and I am currently the Director of cE3c. I am also leading the Carnivore Conservation Ecology Subgroup of Conservation Ecology. I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Lisbon. My research focuses on conservation ecology, landscape genetics, and ecosystem services.
For many years I have been involved in conservation ecology, with an emphasis on mammals (particularly carnivores). However, along the years my interests have expanded to themes more inter-disciplinary such as human-wildlife conflict, sustainability of the cork-oak ecosystem, conservation of Mediterranean landscapes, landscape genetics, and ecosystem services.
Vieira, J., Matos, P., Mexia, T., Silva, P., Lopes, N., Freitas, C., Correia, O., Santos-Reis, M., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. (2018) Green spaces are not all the same for the provision of air purification and climate regulation services: The case of urban parks.Environmental Research, 160, 306-313. DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.006 (IF2016 3,835; Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)
Mexia, T., Vieira, J., Príncipe, A., Anjos, A., Silva, P., Lopes, N., Freitas, C., Santos-Reis, M., Correia, O., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. (2018) Ecosystem services: urban parks under a magnifying glass.Environmental Research, 160, 469-478. DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.023 (IF2016 3,835; Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)
Tiago, P., Gouveia, M.J., Capinha, C., Santos-Reis, M. & Pereira, H.M. (2017) The influence of motivational factors on the frequency of participation in citizen science activities.Nature Conservation, 18, 61-78. DOI:10.3897/natureconservation.18.13429 (IF2016 1,355; Q3 Biodiversity Conservaton)