Ecology and conservation of the Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax): modelling species distribution in fragmented habitats; identification of microhabitat descriptors (composition and structure of vegetation, food availability) in breeding habitat and lek-site selection.

Effect of local farming management on steppe birds: the influence of management actions (extensive farming, rotational, irrigation) in habitat use and spatial distribution of steppe birds; influence of grazing intensity in the occurrence of steppe birds.


Faria N., Rabaça J.E. & Morales M. (in litt.) The importance of grazing regime in the provision of breeding habitat for grassland birds: the case of the endangered little bustard (Tetrax tetrax). Journal for Nature Conservation
Faria N, Silva JP 2010. Habitat selection of the Little bustard during the beginning of an agricultural year. Ardeola 57(2): 363-373.
Faria N, Rabaça JE 2009. To graze or not to graze? Improving breeding habitats for the Little bustard Tetrax tetrax. Actas do VI Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA e IV Congresso Ibérico de Ornitologia. Elvas, Portugal. Pp: 56.
Silva JP, Faria N, Catry, T 2007. Summer habitat selection and abundance of the threatened little bustard in Iberian agricultural landscapes. Biological Conservation, 139(1-2): 186-194.
Faria N 2005. Post-breeding habitat selection of Great Bustard Otis tarda in South Portugal. Airo, 15: 77-85.
Faria N, Rabaça JE 2004. Breeding habitat modelling of the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax in the site of community importance of Cabrela (Portugal). Ardeola, 51(2): 331-343.