Fernando Goytre

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.

      Carla Azeda

      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.

          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).

            Pedro Salgueiro

            I hold a degree in Biology – Scientific Branch from the University of Évora since 2006. In 2009 I have concluded my Master degree in Conservation Biology. Since the conclusion of my degrees I have been specializing in bird ecology and the use of birds as valuable indicators of habitat changes. I have participated on several studies and assessments aiming to determine the impact of human infrastructures and resource management on fauna
            My main areas of research are Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology mainly applied to fauna species and communities in human-modified landscapes. My interest relies mostly on unravelling the determinants of species and communities distribution patterns in landscapes subjected to active management and thus vulnerable to changes. Currently, I am working on my PhD project since 2013, where I focus on landscape connectivity analysis applied to bird community persistence in fragmented areas. I am particularly interested in determine critical thresholds of habitat loss and fragmentation and its implications on bird community assemblage and network resilience.

              Pedro 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). Presently, I’m PhD student of biological Sciences in University of Coimbra. My project is focused in interspecific competition of insectivorous birds.
              My main interests are bird conservation and their habitats, namely woodland, riparian and steppe communities and exotic species.