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I received a Ph.D. in Ecology and Biosystematics from the University of Lisbon in 2002 and I am currently working in the Conservation Ecology Research Group (CE) of cE3c.
I am a professor of Herpetology and Developmental Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon. I am also the external curator of the herpetological collections of the MUHNAC. My research focuses invasion ecology, with the main focus in freshwater ecosystems, but I also work in other topics, mainly related with herpetology and cork-oak woodland ecology.
I currently collaborate with teams from 8 countries in Europe and Africa. These collaborations include funded programs and/ or co-supervision of PhD students. My main current project is INVAXEN – Invasive Biology of Xenopus laevis in Europe. I’m also the scientific responsible for the eradication plan of this species In Portugal, a program lead by ICNF with the support of the Oeiras Municipality.
The main objectives of my current research are: i) to assess the impacts of invasive species in freshwater habitats; ii) to contribute to the eradication of invasive species, while monitoring ecosystem recovery during and after eradication; iii) to understand trophic web functioning of temporary ponds, and the impacts of invasive species, climate change, and their interactions in this endangered habitats; iv) to collect long-term data on herpetological communities of cork-oak woodlands.
Rosa, G.M., Sabino-Pinto, J., Laurentino, T.G., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Rebelo, R., Griffiths, R.A., Stöhr, A.C., Marschang, R.E., Price, S.J., Garner, T.W.J. & Bosch, J. (2017) Impact of asynchronous emergence of two lethal pathogens on amphibian assemblages.Scientific Reports, 7(43260), 1-10. DOI:10.1038/srep43260 (IF2015 5,228; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Ihlow, F., Courant, J., Secondi, J., Herrel, A., Rebelo, R., Measey, G.J., Lillo, F., De Villiers, A., Vogt, S., De Busschere, C., Backeljau, T. & Rödder, D. (2016) Impacts of climate change on the clobal invasion potential of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis.PLOS One, 11(6), e0154869. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0154869 (IF2015 3,057; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Martins, R.C., Catry, T., Rebelo, R., Pardal, S., Palmeirim, J.M., Granadeiro, J.P. (2016) Contrasting estuary-scale distribution of wintering and migrating waders: the potential role of fear.Hydrobiologia, 768(1), 211-222. DOI:10.1007/s10750-015-2549-x (IF2015 2,051; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology)