Former members

Ana Marques

Master in Nature Management and Conservation, Teammate

I’m graduated in Marine and Fisheries Biology (University of Algarve) and hold a Master in Nature Management and Conservation from University of Algarve. I started to work in inland fisheries management, giving advice on action plans towards the conservation of some aquatic species of particular ecological concern. In 2006, I joined the TytoTagus project and discovered a special interest for nocturnal birds of prey.

Nowadays I have a research scholarship. My main interests are of wide range within conservation biology and ecology, but I give a special priority to issues related with owls.

      Carla Azeda

      PhD Student

      PhD student in Interdisciplinary Landscape Management at the University of Évora. Honours Degree in Biology Applied to Animal Resources – Variant of Terrestrial Resources, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Master’s in Conservation Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Main research interests: high nature value farming systems; bird communities associated to the montado system; Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems; Mediterranean ecosystems; the relationship between agriculture and biodiversity; the impact of agriculture on biodiversity; rural development.

          Fernando Goytre

          Field Technician

          I have a technical degree in Management of landscape and Natural Resources from the Agricultural and Forestry Training College in Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid, 2007). I began my training in forestry studies, but gradually I specialised in bird study, to which in addition to my work, devote part of my free time. Although I do not have a preference for a bird group, lately most of my work has been related with the study and census of nocturnal raptors, being this the main work that I currently do in LabOr.

            Luís Gomes

            PhD Biologist, Teammate

            Degree in Biology from the University of Évora (2002), Master in Conservation Biology from the University of Évora (2005) and PhD in Biology from the University of Évora (2013). I developed research in ecology, ethology, eco-ethology, road ecology and conservation biology with a focus on different taxonomic groups. My area of expertise is eco-ethology of vertebrates related to intraspecific communication. Currently my main research interests include the study of deterministic factors of eco-ethology of several species of vertebrates, modeling and macroecological analysis of distribution patterns of vertebrate species, the impact of anthropomorphic activities on the distribution of species, study the patterns of biodiversity, and biodiversity conservation.

              Luísa Catarino

              Master in Conservation Biology, Teammate

              I graduated in Biology (University of Aveiro) and hold a Master degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Évora. At this time I collaborate with LabOr in the work of community management of forest birds developed in the area of Companhia das Lezírias, and in the study of the effect of grazing on forest birds in oak stands in the Alentejo, in the context of the Montado as HNV.

              I am interested in nature conservation related areas, particularly in the study of bird communities associated with forests, methods of census and monitoring of bird populations.

                Marisa Gomes

                PhD Student

                I have a degree in Biology (University of Évora, 2004), a Post-graduate in Conservation Biology (University of Évora, 2005). I work in ecology of riparian birds community as bioindicators of the system conservation status.

                My main research interests are: Birds as bioindicators of riparian galleries conservation status; Birds as seed dispersers; the impact of exotic vegetation proliferation in riparian galleries. Currently, I am a Doctoral researcher in the University of Coimbra, collaborating with LabOr and School of Biosciences of Cardiff University (Wales – UK).

                  Nuno Faria

                  PhD in Ecology, Teammate

                  I hold a degree in Biology and a Master in Conservation Biology, from the University of Évora, and a PhD in Ecology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. I work chiefly with environmental monitoring and steppeland bird ecology. My PhD thesis was entitled “Steppe bird ecology and grassland management in South Portugal: implications for the conservation of the Little bustard”.
                  My main interests are the biology and ecology of steppeland birds and active management of wildlife.