Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

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Researcher


CBA research group(s):

Animal Diversity & Conservation


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Catarina Prado e Castro

Main Research Interests

Forensic Entomology.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2011 – PhD in Biology (Ecology) (University of Lisbon)
- 2006 - MSc in Ecology (University of Coimbra)
- 2002 - 5 year college graduation in Biology (University of Coimbra)

 

Relevant Publications:

Prado e Castro C., García M.D., Palma C. & Martínez-Ibáñez M.D. 2014. First report on sarcosaprophagous Formicidae from Portugal (Insecta, Hymenoptera). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 50(1):51-58.

Prado e Castro C. 2014. Entomologia Forense. Enfermagem Forense – Volume 1 (Ed. Albino Gomes), pp. 289-295. Lidel, Lisboa.

Prado e Castro C., García M.D., Martins da Silva P., Faria e Silva I. & Serrano A. 2013. Coleoptera of forensic interest: a study of seasonal community composition and succession in Lisbon, Portugal. Forensic Science International 232:73-83.

Grzywacz A. & Prado e Castro C. 2012. New records of Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Fanniidae) collected on pig carrion in Portugal with additional data on the distribution of F. conspecta Rudzinski, 2003. Entomologica Fennica 23:169-176.

Prado e Castro C., Serrano A., Martins da Silva P. & García M.D. 2012. Carrion flies of forensic interest: a study of seasonal community composition and succession in Lisbon, Portugal. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 26:417-431.

Prado e Castro C., Cunha E., Serrano A. & García M.D. 2012. Piophila megastigmata (Diptera: Piophilidae): first records on human corpses. Forensic Science International 214(1):23-26.

Prado e Castro C., Arnaldos M.I., Sousa J.P. & García M.D. 2011. Preliminary study on a community of sarcosaprophagous Diptera in central Portugal. Entomologia Generalis 33(3):183-198.

Prado e Castro C., Sousa J.P., Arnaldos M.I., Gaspar J. & García M.D. 2011. Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) activity in sun exposed and shaded carrion in Portugal. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 47(1-2):128-139.

Carles-Tolrá M. & Prado e Castro C. 2011. Some dipterans collected on pig carcasses in Portugal (Diptera: Carnidae, Heleomyzidae, Lauxaniidae and Sphaeroceridae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 48:233-236.

Prado e Castro C., M.D. García, M.I. Arnaldos & D. González-Mora. 2010. Sarcophagidae (Diptera) attracted to piglet carcasses including new records for Portuguese fauna. Graellsia 66 (2): 285-294.

Prado e Castro C., García M.D., Serrano A., Gamarra P. & Outerelo R. 2010. Staphylinid forensic communities from Lisbon with new records for Portugal (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología 34(1-2):87-98.

Prado e Castro C. & García M.D. 2010. Additions to the Piophilidae (Diptera) fauna from Portugal, with new records. Graellsia 66(1):101-105.

Crespo L., Mendes S. & Prado e Castro C. 2010. Two additions to the portuguese and iberian spider (Arachnida: Araneae) fauna. Graellsia 66(1):97-100.

Prado e Castro C., Arnaldos M.I. & García M.D. 2010. Additions to the Calliphoridae (Diptera) fauna from Portugal, with description of new records. Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología 33(3-4) (2009):425-437.

Faria e Silva I., Prado e Castro C. & Serrano A.R.M. 2009. New insights on the knowledge of family Corylophidae LeConte, 1852 (Coleoptera) in Portugal. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 44:565-566.

Prado e Castro C. & García M.D. 2009. First record of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera, Calliphoridae) from Portugal. Graellsia 65(1):75-77.

Prado e Castro C., Chichorro D., Serrano A. & García M.D. 2009. A modified version of Schoenly trap for collecting sarcosaprophagous arthropods. Detailed plans and construction. Anales de Biología 31:1-6.

Arnaldos M.I., Prado e Castro C., Presa J.J., López-Gallego E. & García M.D. 2006. Importancia de los estudios regionales de fauna sarcosaprófaga. Aplicación a la práctica forense. Ciencia Forense 8:63-82.

Sousa J.P., da Gama M.M., Pinto C., Keating A., Calhôa F., Lemos M., Prado e Castro C., Luz T., Leitão P. & Dias S. 2004. Effects of land-use on Collembola diversity patterns in a Mediterranean landscape. Pedobiologia 48:609-622.


Ongoing Projects:

2010-2013 - Conflict between human activities and the conservation of island endemics in a Global biodiversity hotspot (FCT - PTDC/BIA-BEC/099138/2008).

 

Other Information:

Member of the European Association for Forensic Entomology (EAFE) and Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (SPEN).