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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 in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems Research Group (CSES) 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., Botto, G.A., Mitra, A.T., Almeida, J.S., Hofmann, M., Leung, W.T.M., Alves de Matos, A.P., Caeiro, M.F., Froufe, E., Loureiro, A., Price, S.J., Owen, C., Rebelo, R. & Soares, C. (2022) Invasive fish disrupt host-pathogen dynamics leading to amphibian declines.Biological Conservation, 276, 109785. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109785 (IF2021 7,499; Q1 Ecology)
Verdasca, M.J., Godinho, R., Rocha, R.G., Portocarrero, M., Carvalheiro, L.G., Rebelo, R. & Rebelo, H. (2022) A metabarcoding tool to detect predation of the honeybee Apis mellifera and other wild insects by the invasive Vespa velutina.Journal of Pest Science, 95, 997-1007. DOI:0.1007/s10340-021-01401-3 (IF2021 5,742; Q1 Entomology)
Ginal, P., Moreira, F.D., Marques, R., Rebelo, R. & Rödder, D. (2021) Predicting terrestrial dispersal corridors of the invasive African clawed frog Xenopus laevis in Portugal.NeoBiota, 64, 103-118. DOI:10.3897/neobiota.64.60004 (IF2021 4,225; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
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