Gonçalo Curveira-Santos is a conservation biologist and Ph.D. student in the frame of the BIODIV Doctoral Program (Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution) (2016-2020) at the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon. Graduating in Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2014, he went on to complete a M.Sc. degree in Ecology and Conservation at Uppsala University, Sweden. His main academic interest is the collection of ecological evidence to support conservation action under human-induced environmental change, with special emphasis on carnivore species conservation ecology. He is presently working to understand how South African carnivore assemblages are structured across the complex land-use mosaic and management paradigms that characterize the local conservation landscape. In his research, he uses camera-traps to document the distribution and interactions between carnivores, such as lions and leopards, key well known large predators, but also often-overlooked smaller carnivore species. Ultimately, he aims to contribute to successful predator conservation and management plans in the region and the development of more holistic conservation approaches.
Afonso, B.C., Swanepoel, L.H., Rosa, B., Marques, T.A., Rosalino, L.M., Santos-Reis, M. & Curveira-Santos, G. (2021) Patterns and drivers of rodent abundance across a South African multi-use landscape.Animals, 11(9), 2618. DOI:10.3390/ani11092618 (IF2020 1,654; Q1 Veterinary Sciences)
Curveira-Santos, G., Santos, M.J., Santos-Reis, M. et al. Global patterns of carnivore spatial ecology research in agroecosystems. Curveira-Santos, G., Santos, M.J., Santos-Reis, M. et al. Global patterns of carnivore spatial ecology research in agroecosystems. , Santos, M.J., Santos-Reis, M. & Rosalino, L.M. (2021) Global patterns of carnivore spatial ecology research in agroecosystems.Biodiversity and Conservation, 30, 257-273. DOI:10.1007/s10531-020-02093-4 (IF2020 3,542; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Curveira-Santos, G., Sutherland, C., Santos-Reis, M. & Swanepoel, L.H. (2021) Responses of carnivore assemblages to decentralized conservation approaches in a South African landscape.Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(1), 92-103. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13726 (IF2020 6,528; Q1 Ecology)
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