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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.
Anastácio, P.M., Ribeiro, F., Capinha, C., Banha, F., Gama, M., Filipe, A.F., Rebelo, R. & Sousa, R. (2019) Non-native freshwater fauna in Portugal: a review.Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1923-1934. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.251 (IF2018 5,589; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Hancock, J., Vieira, S., Lima, H., Schmitt, V., Pereira, J., Rebelo, R. & Girondot, M. (2019) Overcoming field monitoring restraints in estimating marine turtle internesting period by modelling individual nesting behaviour using capture-mark-recapture data.Ecological Modelling, 402, 76-84. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.04.013 (IF2018 2,634; Q2 Ecology)
Rosário, I.T., Rebelo, R., Caser, U., Vasconcelos, L. & Santos-Reis, M. (2019) Valuation of ecosystem services by stakeholders operating at different levels: insights from the Portuguese cultural montado landscape.Regional Environmental Change, Online early, . DOI:10.1007/s10113-019-01527-2 (IF2018 3,149; Q2 Environmental Sciences)
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