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; road ecology of owls; species interactions and community structure; interference competition, intraguild predation, and superpredation in raptors; ecotoxicology of raptors; birds and ecosystem services; bird distribution and population trends.

    Pedro Salgueiro

    I have completed my degree in Biology in 2006, my Master degree in Conservation Biology in 2009, and I hold a PhD in Biology since 2020 where I focus my thesis on landscape connectivity analysis applied to bird community persistence in fragmented areas.
    My main areas of research are Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology and Restoration Ecology mainly applied to animal species and communities in human-modified landscapes. My interest relies mostly on unravelling the determinants of species and communities distribution patterns in landscapes vulnerable to change, namely, habitat degradation, habitat loss and landscape fragmentation.

      Pedro Filipe Pereira

      I graduated in Biology (University of Évora) and hold a master in Management and Conservation of Natural Resources (Technical University of Lisbon and University of Évora). In 2017, I concluded my PhD in Biological Sciences – Ecology specialization in Coimbra University focused on interspecific competition of insectivorous birds.
      My main interests are biological invasions and bird conservation and their habitats, namely woodland, riparian and farmland communities.

        Inês Roque

        I concluded my PhD in Biology in 2017, my MSc in Conservation Biology in 2007 and my BSc in Biology in 2003 in the University of Évora. My academic background is ecology and conservation of birds, with a specialization in owls. I’m particularly interested in the links between their ecological role and their close connection to people. Ecotoxicology, habitat relations, breeding and trophic ecology, dispersal, and ethno-ornithology are some of my research interests. I have been involved in the production and delivery of educational and science outreach content, both face-to-face and online. Currently, I’m working in a project focused on restoration, ecosystem services, and biodiversity under the China-Europe Water Platform.

          Carlos Godinho

          Graduated in Biology (2003), Master in Conservation Biology (2007) and PhD in Biology (2016) by the University of Évora. I work in Ornithology and Nature Conservation since 1999.
          My main research interests are bird communities associated to cork oak stands, bird monitoring, population trends, ringing and citizen science. Currently I’m working on the III Portuguese Breeding Bird Atlas, on the update of the Bird Directive and the Portuguese Bird Red List. I’m the national delegate on the EuroBirdPortal initiative (
          Since March 2018 I’m working on the Innovation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Cooperation Office from the University of the Évora.