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I’m a research fellow at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, working in the eChanges group, under the supervision of Doctor Cristina Branquinho.
I’m graduated in Biology, by the Universidade do Algarve since 2010 and have a MSc in Ecology and Environmental Management, by the Universidade de Lisboa, since 2013.
My interests rely, in broad terms, in understanding the response of ecosystems to human-induced and environmental drivers, hopefully contributing to the knowledge on how ecosystems function and what are the effects of management. In particular, I have been studying plant communities, using a functional approach, in response to climate (mainly aridity) and management (such as grazing or reforestation practices). Most of these works have been conducted in the Montado ecosystem (an open oak woodland) in the southern, dryland, regions of Portugal. Recently, I have also participated in projects more related with pollution: using lichens to monitor levels of pollutants, and assessing the effects nitrogen deposition in the plant community of a bog ecosystem.
Nunes, A., Köbel, M., Pinho, P., Matos, P., Costantini, E.A.C., Soares, C., de Bello, F., Correia, O. & Branquinho, C. (2019) Local topographic and edaphic factors largely predict shrub encroachment in Mediterranean drylands.Science of the Total Environment, 657, 310-318. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.475 (IF2017 4,610; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Soares, C., Príncipe, A., Köbel, M., Nunes, A., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. (2018) Tracking tree canopy cover changes in space and time in High Nature Value Farmland to prioritize reforestation efforts.International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(14), 4714-4726. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2018.1475777 (IF2017 1,782; Q2 Imaging Science & Photographic Technology)
Listopad, C.M.C.S., Köbel, M., Príncipe, A., Gonçalves, P. & Branquinho, C. (2018) The effect of grazing exclusion over time on structure, biodiversity, and regeneration of high nature value farmland ecosystems in Europe.Science of the Total Environment, 610-611, 926-936. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.018 (IF2017 4,610; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
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