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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.
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 (IF2020 5,918; 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 (IF2020 3,684; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Silva, F., Duarte, A.M., Mendes, S., Borges, P., Magalhães, E., Pinto, F.R., Barroso, S., Neves, A., Sequeira, V., Vieira, A.R., Magalhães, M.F., Rebelo, R., Assis, C., Gordo, L.S. & Gil, M.M. (2021) Adding value to bycatch fish species captured in the portuguese coast - development of new food products.Foods, 10(1), 68. DOI:10.3390/foods10010068 (IF2020 4,350; Q2 Food Science & Tecnology)
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