Ricardo Rocha is a Ph.D. student at the University of Lisbon and at the University of Helsinki (2012-2016) and within cE3c he is part of the conservation ecology research group. His Ph.D. project is entitled “Tropical forest fragmentation: effects on the spatial-temporal dynamics of its bat communities” and is being carried out under the supervision of Christoph Meyer and Jorge Palmeirim from cE3c and Mar Cabeza from the Metapopulation Research Group, University of Helsinki. His main area of interest regards the anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity loss in fragmented and agricultural tropical landscapes and his Ph.D. funded is by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
Rocha, R., López-Baucells, A., Farneda, F.Z., Groenenberg, M., Bobrowiec, P.E.D., Cabeza, M., Palmeirim, J.M. & Meyer, C.F.J. (2017) Consequences of a large-scale fragmentation experiment for Neotropical bats: disentangling the relative importance of local and landscape-scale effects.Landscape Ecology, 32(1), 31-45. DOI:10.1007/s10980-016-0425-3 (IF2015 3,657; Q1 Ecology)
Eklund, J., Blanchet, G., Nyman, J., Rocha, R., Virtanen, T. & Cabeza, M. (2016) Contrasting spatial and temporal trends of protected area effectiveness in mitigating deforestation in Madagascar.Biological Conservation, 203, 290-297. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.033 (IF2015 3,985; Q1 Ecology)
Rocha, R., Gordo, M. & López-Baucells, A. (2016) Completing the menu: addition of Scinax cruentommus and Scinax cf. garbei (Anura: Hylidae) to the diet of Trachops cirrhosus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Central Amazon.North-Western Journal of Zoology, 12(1), 199-201. DOI: (IF2015 0,539; Q4 Zoology)