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.
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, 19, 2173-2185. DOI:10.1007/s10113-019-01527-2 (IF2018 3,149; Q2 Environmental Sciences)