Rui Lourenço

I have a degree in Zoology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, 2000), a MSc in Conservation Biology (University of Évora, 2005) and a PhD in Biology (University of Évora, 2011).
I work in ecology and conservation of birds of prey and owls since 1999.

My main research interests are: trophic ecology of raptors; the effects of roads on owls; species interactions and the structure of raptor assemblages; interference competition and intraguild predation in raptors; the role of top predators in the biodiversity in Mediterranean ecosystems; ecotoxicology of raptors.

Currently, I am a Post-Doctoral researcher in the University of Évora, collaborating with Doñana Biological Station (CSIC, Spain) and the University of Turku (Finland).