Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

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Position:
PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Theoretical Ecology and Biodiversity Change


Personal webpage

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Margarida Ferreira

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are Community Ecology, Human land use and change, Habitat fragmentation, Climate change, Biodiversity loss, Ecosystem Services, Nature conservation, Animal Behaviour, Island Biology, Scenarios.

 

Academic Qualifications

1996 – 5-year college graduation in Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)


Relevant Publications:

Anastácio P.M., Leite E.P., Ferreira M., Vicente L. & Correia A.M. 2011. Ontogenic shifts in predatory roles involving two invasive species. Limnologica 41(3):228–234.

Pereira H.M., Domingos T., Marta-Pedroso C., Proença V., Rodrigues P., Ferreira M., Teixeira R., Mota R. & Nogal A. 2009. Uma avaliação dos serviços dos ecossistemas em Portugal. In: Ecossistemas e Bem-Estar Humano: Avaliação para Portugal do Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, eds. Pereira, H.M., T. Domingos, L. Vicente, and V. Proença. Escolar Editora, Lisboa. pp. 687-716.

Pereira H.M., Mota R., Ferreira M. & Gomes I. 2009. Cenários socioecológicos para Portugal. In: Ecossistemas e Bem-Estar Humano: Avaliação para Portugal do Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, eds. Pereira, H.M., T. Domingos, L. Vicente, and V. Proença. Escolar Editora, Lisboa. pp. 91-125.

Domingos T., Sequeira E., Magalhães M., Valada T., Vicente L., Martins H. & Ferreira M. 2009. Promotores de alterações nos ecossistemas. In: Ecossistemas e Bem-Estar Humano: Avaliação para Portugal do Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, eds. Pereira, H.M., T. Domingos, L. Vicente, and V. Proença. Escolar Editora, Lisboa. pp. 57-89.

Farinha J.C., Machado M., Fonseca L.C., Beja P., Cristo M., Alcazar R., Segurado P., Cruz C.P. & Ferreira M. 2008. A problemática das lagoas temporárias em Portugal. In: Conservació, problemàtiques i gestió de les llacunes temporànies mediterrànies. Consorci de l’Estany, Banyoles. pp. 81-86.

Ferreira M., González-Fernández J.E., Crespo E.G. & Vicente L. 2007. Anfíbios de Portugal nas Colecções dos Museus de História Natural de Lisboa e de Madrid / Amphibians from Portugal in the Collections of the Natural History Museums of Lisbon and Madrid. Munibe, Suplemento, 25:190-195.

Lebel L., Thongbai P., Kok K., Agard J.B.R., Bennett E., Biggs R., Ferreira M., Filer C., Gokhale Y., Mala W., Rumsey C., Velarde S.J., Zurek M., Blanco H., Lynam H. & Tianxiang Y. 2005. Sub-global Scenarios. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Multiscale Assessments (volume 4), eds. Capistrano, D., C. Samper, M.J. Lee, and C. Raudsepp-Hearne. Island Press, Washington, DC. pp. 229-259.

Leite E.P., Anastácio P.M., Ferreira M., Vicente L. & Correia A.M. 2005. Do eastern mosquitofish exhibit anti-predator behavior towards red swamp crayfish?. Zoological Studies 44(4):513-518.

 

Ongoing projects:

PhD project - Ecological and behavioural strategies – study of the use of space and time: amphibians and ponds as models.

 

Other Information:

2010 BES Biodiversity Prize – Honourable Mention. Theme “Biodiversity and Research”. Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. (The BES Biodiversity Prize aim is to award and support innovative projects and initiatives on research, conservation and management of biological diversity in Portugal. It consists of a total prize of 75.000 Euros.)
2006 Zayed International Prize for the Environment. Category of “Scientific Achievements in the Environment”. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. (The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is considered the most prestigious and most valuable environment-related award in the world. It consists of a total prize of 1 million US Dollars for pioneer contributions in the field of environment.)