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I received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Lisbon in 2013 and for the past few years I was head of the Biodiversity Conservation Unit at Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF), managing several projects on wildlife conservation and issues related with Natura 2000 network. I was the national representative in the Expert Group on Management of Natura 2000 of the European Commission and I am a member of the Group of Experts on The European Diploma for Protected Areas of the Council of Europe.
I am a superior technician at ICNF currently on a leave of absence. My research focuses mostly on bat ecology and conservation, namely: (a) habitat selection and space use by threatened species of bats - definition of landscape management strategies; (b) radio-tracking of nocturnal flying bats; (c) bat species identification using echolocation calls - bio-acoustical techniques for the detection of foraging bats; and (d) biogeography of bats on tropical and island systems. Presently, and in addition to these issues, I am interested on evaluating how tree distribution patterns and relatedness, within a tropical forest, is the result of the combined effect of plant traits and animal behaviour.
Leal, A.I., Acácio, M., Meyer, C.F., Rainho, A. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2019) Grazing improves habitat suitability for many ground-foraging birds in Mediterranean wooded grasslands.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 270-271, 1-8. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2018.10.012 (IF2018 3,954; Q1 Ecology)
Rainho, A. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2017) Understanding the long term consequences of fragmentation: lessons from the bats of Bijagós (Guinea-Bissau, West Africa).Hystrix, 28(2), 173-179. DOI:10.4404/hystrix-28.2-12350 (IF2017 1,862; Q1 Zoology)
Leal, A.I., Rainho, A., Martins, R.C., Granadeiro, J.P. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2016) Modelling future scenarios to improve woodland landscapes for birds in the Mediterranean.Journal for Nature Conservation, 30, 103-112. DOI:10.1016/j.jnc.2016.02.001 (IF2016 1,657; Q2 Biodiversity Conservation)
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