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Scopus Author ID: 6506527252
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4186-7332

Luís Miguel Rosalino

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are mammalian ecology, behavior and conservation, with special interest in carnivores. I am also interested in the ecological strategies involved in carnivore adaptation to changing environments, in oak woodlands vertebrate community structure and in the impact of zoonotic parasites on wild mammal populations.


Academic Qualifications

- PhD in Biology - Ecology and Systematics ( University of Lisbon)
- Degree in Biology Applied to Animal Resources (University of Lisbon)

Recent Publications

Rosalino L.M., Martin P.S., Gheler-Costa C., Lopes P.C. & Verdade L.M. 2014. Neotropical small mammals' diversity in the early cycle of commercial Eucalyptus plantations. Agroforestry Systems 88(3):427-436.

Rosalino L.M., Verdade L.M. & Lyra-Jorge C. 2014. Adaptation and evolution in changing environments. Pp 53-72 in Applied ecology and human dimension in biological conservation (L.M. Verdade, M. C. Lyra-Jorge & C. I. Piña, eds). Springer-Verlag , Berlin.

Verdade L.M., Penteado M., Gheler-Costa C., Dotta G., Rosalino L.M., Pivello V.R., Piña C.I. & Lyra-Jorge M.C. 2014. The conservation value of agriculture landscapes. Pp 91-104 in Applied ecology and human dimension in biological conservation (L.M. Verdade, M. C. Lyra-Jorge & C. I. Piña, eds). Springer-Verlag , Berlin.

Lyra-Jorge M.C., Gheler-Costa C., Piña C.I., Rosalino L.M. & Verdade L.M. 2014. Wildlife surveys in agriculture landscapes: Terrestrial medium- to large-sized mammals. Pp 133-149 in Applied ecology and human dimension in biological conservation (L.M. Verdade, M. C. Lyra-Jorge & C. I. Piña, eds). Springer-Verlag , Berlin.

Duarte M.D., Henriques A.M., Barros S.C., Fagulha T., Mendonça P., Carvalho P., Monteiro M., Fevereiro M., Basto M.P., Rosalino L.M., Barros T., Bandeira V., Fonseca C. & Cunha M.V. 2013. Snapshot of viral infections in wild carnivores reveals ubiquity of Parvovirus and susceptibility of Egyptian mongoose to Feline Panleukopenia Virus. Plos One 8:e59399.

Gheler-Costa C., Sabino-Santos Jr G., Amorim L.S., Rosalino L.M., Figueiredo L.T.M. & Verdade L.M. 2013. The effect of pre-harvest fire on the small mammal assemblage in sugarcane fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 171:85-89.

Monterroso P., Sillero N., Rosalino L.M., Loureiro F. & Alves P.C. 2013. Estimating home-range: when to include a third dimension? Ecology and Evolution 3(7):2285–2295.

Rosalino L.M., Martin P.S., Gheler-Costa C., Lopes P.C. & Verdade L.M. 2013. Allometric relations of Neotropical small rodents (Sigmodontinae) in anthropogenic environments. Zoological Science 30:585-590.

Rosalino L.M., Nóbrega F., Santos-Reis M., Teixeira G. & Rebelo R. 2013. Acorn selection by the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus: a semi-controlledeExperiment in a Mediterranean environment. Zoological Science 30(9):724-730.

Silva A.P., Rosalino L.M., Johnson P.J., Macdonald D.W., Anderson N. & Kilshaw K. 2013. Local-level determinants of wildcat occupancy in Northeast Scotland. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59(3):449-453.

Silva A.P., Kilshaw K., Johnson P.J., Macdonald D.W. &Rosalino L.M. 2013. Wildcat occurrence in Scotland: food really matters. Diversity and Distributions 19(2):232-243.

Martin P.S., Gheler-Costa C., Lopes P.C., Rosalino L.M. & Verdade L.M. 2012. Terrestrial non-volant small mammals in agro-silvicultural landscapes of Southeastern Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 282:185–195.

Rosalino L.M. & Rosalino C. 2012. Nature conservation from a Junior High School perspective. Journal for Nature Conservation 20(3):153–161.

Rodriguez-Refojos C., Zuberogoitia I., Rosalino L.M., Zabala J., Santos M.J., Santos-Reis M. & Camps D. 2011. Geographical and sexual differences in body size of common genets, Genetta genetta (Viverridae, Carnivora), in south-western Europe (Iberian Peninsula). Folia Zoologica 60(1):53-61.

Rosalino L.M., Ferreira D., Leitão I. & Santos-Reis M. 2011. Usage patterns of different Mediterranean agro-forest habitat components by wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus. Mammalian Biology 76(3):268–273.

Rosalino L.M., Santos M.J., Fernandes C. & Santos Reis, M. 2011. Biogeographical region and host trophic level determine carnivore endoparasite richness in the Iberian Peninsula. Parasitology 138: 1-8.

Rosalino L.M., Ferreira D., Leitão I. & Santos-Reis M. 2011. Selection of nest sites by wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus in a Mediterranean agroforest landscape. Ecological Research 26(2):445-452.

Rosalino L.M., Rosa S. & Santos-Reis M. 2010. The role of carnivores as Mediterranean fruit dispersers. Annales Zoologici Fennici 47:195-205.

Rosalino L.M., Sousa M., Pedroso N.M., Basto M., Rosario J., Santos M.J. & Loureiro F. 2010. The influence of food resources on red fox local distribution in a mountain area of the western Mediterranean. Vie et Milieu 60(1):39-45.

Rosalino L.M. & Santos-Reis M. 2009. Fruit consumption by carnivores in Mediterranean Europe. Mammal Review 39(1):67-78.

Rosalino L.M., Rosário J. & Santos-Reis M. 2009. The role of habitat patches on mammalian diversity in cork oak agroforestry systems. Acta Oecologica 35:507-512.

Rosalino L.M., Santos M.J., Pereira I. & Santos-Reis M. 2009. Sex driven differences in Egyptian mongoose’s (Herpestes ichneumon) diet in its north-western European range. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55:293-299.

Rosalino L.M., Santos M.J., Beier P. & Santos-Reis M. 2008. Eurasian badger habitat selection in Mediterranean environments: does scale really matter? Mammalian Biology 73(3):189-198.

Espírito-Santo C., Rosalino L.M. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Factors affecting the placement of common genet latrine sites in a Mediterranean landscape in Portugal. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):201-207.

Freitas D., Gomes J., Sales Luís T., Madruga L., Marques C., Baptista G., Rosalino L.M., Antunes P., Santos R. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Otters and fish farms in the Sado Estuary: ecological and socio-economic basis of a conflict. Hydrobiologia 587:51-62.

Loureiro F., Rosalino L.M., Macdonald D.W. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Path tortuosity of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) in a heterogeneous Mediterranean landscape. Ecological Research 22(5):837-844.

Loureiro F., Rosalino L.M., Macdonald D.W. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. The use of multiple den sites by Eurasian badgers, Meles meles, in a Mediterranean habitat. Zoological Science 24:978-985 .

Marques C., Rosalino L.M. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Otter predation in a trout fish farm of central-east Portugal: preference for "fast-food". River Research and Applications 23:1147-1153.

Rosalino L.M., Rodrigues M., Santos-Silva M. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Unusual findings on host-tick interactions through carnivore scat analysis. Experimental and Applied Acarology 43:293–302.


Ongoing Projects

  • Plant biomass as a biodiversity indicator; Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brasil (Funding: AES Tietê) (Team member)  
  • Diet of sympatric canids and their role as seed dispersers in a silvicultural landscape in the State of São Paulo; Universidade Sagrado Coração, São Paulo, Brasil (Funding: FAPESP Proc. Nº 2012/23897-3) (Team member).
  • AWARE- “Sanitary EvAluation of Wild cArnivoREs as a conservation tool for endangered species”; joint funding from INIAV, CESAM and CBA (Team member).

    Other Information

    Review for the journals: Ecological Research;  Ecography; Ethology Ecology and Evolution; European Journal of Wildlife Research, Global Ecology and Biogeography;Journal of Biogeography; Journal of Ethology; Journal of Mammalogy; Mammalia; Mammalian Biology; Oikos; Revista Brasileira de Zoologia; The Open Biology Journal; Vie et Milieu; Wildlife Biology; Zoologia.

    Editorial Board: Journal for Nature Conservation, Dataset Papers in Science.

    Member of the IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group