I received a Ph.D. in Biosystematics and Ecology from the University of Lisbon in 1990 and I am currently the Director of cE3c. I am also leading the Carnivore Conservation Ecology Subgroup of Conservation in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems. I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Lisbon. My research focuses on conservation ecology, landscape genetics, and ecosystem services.
For many years I have been involved in conservation ecology, with an emphasis on mammals (particularly carnivores). However, along the years my interests have expanded to themes more inter-disciplinary such as human-wildlife conflict, sustainability of the cork-oak ecosystem, conservation of Mediterranean landscapes, landscape genetics, and ecosystem services.
Grilo, C., Afonso, B.C., Afonso, F., et al. (2022) Mammals in Portugal: a data set of terrestrial, volant, and marine mammal occurrences in Portugal.Ecology, 103(6), e3654. DOI:10.1002/ecy.3654 (IF2020 5,499; Q1 Ecology)
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)
Silva, M., Rosalino, L.M., Alcobia, S. & Santos-Reis, M. (2021) Sett use, density and breeding phenology of badgers in Mediterranean agro-sylvo-pastoral systems.Animals, 11(9), 2663. DOI:10.3390/ani11092663 (IF2020 1,654; Q1 Veterinary Sciences)
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