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.
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)
Carrilho, M., Teixeira, D., Santos-Reis, M. & Rosalino, L.M. (2017) Small mammal abundance in Mediterranean Eucalyptus plantations: how shrub cover can really make a difference.Forest Ecology and Managment , 391, 256-263. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.01.032 (IF2016 3,064; Q1 Forestry)
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)