Former members

    Rui R. Silva

    MSc in Conservation Biology, Research fellow

    Graduated in Biology (University of Évora, 2015) and MSc in Conservation Biology (University of Évora, 2018). My main interests in Ornithology are the bird conservation and their habitats, bird monitoring and scientific ringing.

      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.

              Cláudia Lopes

              Msc in Biology Conservation, Research fellow

              I graduated in Biology at the University of Évora, where I also obtained my master’s degree in Conservation Biology. The topic of my dissertation was the composition of barn swallow’s diet (Hirundo rustica), and their possible interactions with the montado. I’m interested in several different subjects, like entomology, but they are focused essentially in nature conservation and, more recently, scientific communication and education.

                  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.