Sea turtles constitute one of the most endangered group of reptiles. While some populations are showing promising signs of recovery after the implementation of conservation measures, others show continuing declines. Our work is conducted in West and Central Africa (Guinea-Bissau and S. Tomé and Príncipe), where we are studying the nesting and foraging populations of four sea turtle species. We focus on the migration patterns, population connectedness, and the ability to adapt to climate change, hoping to contribute to a more effective conservation of these charismatic reptiles.
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)