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.
Curveira-Santos, G., Marques, T.A., Björklund, M. & Santos-Reis, M. (2017) Mediterranean mesocarnivores in spatially structured managed landscapes: community organisation in time and space.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 237, 280-289. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2016.12.037 (IF2016 4,099; Q1 Ecology)
Teixeira, D., Carrilho, M., Mexia, T., Köbel, M., Santos, M.J., Santos-Reis, M. & Rosalino, L.M. (2017) Management of Eucalyptus plantations influences small mammal density: evidence from Southern Europe.Forest Ecology and Managment , 385, 25-34. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2016.11.009 (IF2016 3,064; Q1 Forestry)
Rodrigues, M., Bos, A.R., Schembri, P.J., de Lima, R.F., Lymberakis, P., Parpal, L., Cento, M., Ruette, S., Ozkurt, S.O., Santos-Reis, M., Merilä, J. & Fernandes, C. (2017) Origin and introduction history of the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) on Mediterranean and Atlantic islands inferred from genetic data.Biological Invasions, 19(1), 399-421. DOI:10.1007/s10530-016-1287-y (IF2016 2,473; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)