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.
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 (IF2015 2,826; 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 (IF2015 2,855; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Maass, M., Balvanera, P., Baudry, J., Bourgeron, P., Dick, J., Equihua, M., Forsius, M., Halada, L., Krauze, K., Nakaoka, M., Orenstein, D.E., Parr, T., Redman, C.L., Rozzi, R., Santos-Reis, M. & Vadineanu, A. (2016) Changes in biodiversity and tradeoffs among ecosystem services, stakeholders and components of well-being: the contribution of the ILTER to PECS.Ecology and Society, 21(3), 1-14. DOI:10.5751/ES-08587-210331 (IF2015 2,890; Q2 Ecology)