Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD, Collaborator

CBA research group(s):

Animal Diversity & Conservation

Personal webpage

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Nuno Miguel Pedroso

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are mammalian ecology and conservation, especially in carnivores. I am also interested in environmental management, policy and impact assessment regarding biodiversity and conservation.


Academic Qualifications

2012 - PhD in Biology - Ecology (University of Lisbon)

2004 - M.A. in Environmental Management and Policy (New University of Lisbon)

1997 - 5-year college graduation in Biology (University of Lisbon)


Recent Publications

Pedroso N.M., Sales-Luís T. & Santos-Reis M. 2014. The Eurasian otter Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. Ruiz, A., López de Luzuriaga, J., Rubines, J. (Eds). Conservation and management of semi-aquatic mammals in southwestern Europe. Munibe Monographs, Nature Series. 3: 133-144. Aranzadi Society of Sciences. San Sebastian.

Pedroso N.M. & Chora S. 2014. The Iberian desman Galemys pyrenaicus (E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1811) in Portugal: status and conservation. Ruiz, A., López de Luzuriaga, J., Rubines, J. (Eds). Conservation and management of semi-aquatic mammals in southwestern Europe. Munibe Monographs, Nature Series. 3: 13-18. Aranzadi Society of Sciences. San Sebastian.

Pedroso N.M., Marques T.A. & Santos-Reis M. 2014. The response of otters to environmental changes imposed by the construction of large dams. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24(1):66–80.

Semedo-Lemsaddek T., Silva Nóbrega C., Ribeiro T., Pedroso N.M., Sales-Luís T., Lemsaddek A., Tenreiro R., Tavares L., Vilela C. & Oliveira M. 2013. Virulence traits and antibiotic resistance among enterococci isolated from Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). Veterinary Microbiology 163(3-4):378-382.

Basto M., Pedroso N.M., Mira A. & Santo-Reis M. 2011. Use of small and medium-sized water reservoirs by otters in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Animal Biology 61(1):75-94.

Pedroso N.M. 2011. First Seminar on the Iberian lynx in Portugal. Oryx. 45(1):13–17.

Oliveira M., Sales-Luís T., Semedo-Lemsaddek T., Ribeiro T., Pedroso N.M., Tavares L.  & Vilela C.L. 2011. Antimicrobial resistant Aeromonas isolated from Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. In V.K.Gupta (ed.). Perspectives in Animal Ecology and Reproduction. Daya Publishing House. 123-143.

Verdade L.M., Rosalino L.M., Lyra-Jorge M.C., Pedroso N.M., Gheler-Costa C. 2011. Adaptation of mesocarnivores (Mammalia: Carnivora) to agricultural landscapes of Mediterranean Europe and Southeastern Brazil: a trophic perspective. In Middle-Sized Carnivores in Agricultural Landscapes Editors: L.M  Rosalino, C. Gheler-Costa. Nova Publishers. 192pp.

Pinto-Cruz C., Silva V., Pedroso N.M. & Canha P. 2011. Charcos Temporários do Sul de Portugal. Universidade de Évora. Cátedra Rui Nabeiro.

Oliveira M., Pedroso N.M., Sales-Luís T, Santos-Reis M., Tavares L. & Vilela C.L. 2010. Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella isolated from Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(4):1257-61.

Rosalino L.M., Sousa M., Pedroso N.M., Basto M., Rosário J., Santos M.J. & Loureiro F. 2010. Constraints to red fox local distribution in a mountain area of the Western Mediterranean. Vie et Milieu. life and environment 60(1):39-45.

Pedroso N.M. & Santos-Reis M. 2009. Assessing otter presence in dams: a methodological proposal. IUCN/SCC Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 26:97–109.

Oliveira M., Pedroso N.M., Sales-Luís T, Santos-Reis M., Tavares L. & Vilela CL. 2009. Evidence of antimicrobial resistance in Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) fecal bacteria in Portugal. Wildlife: Destruction, Conservation and Biodiversity. J. D. Harris and P. L. Brown (Ed.) Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 201-221.

Santos M.J., Pedroso N.M., Ferreira J.P., Matos H.M., Sales-Luís T., Pereira I., Baltazar C., Grilo C., Cândido A.T., Sousa I., Santos-Reis M. 2008. Assessing dam implementation impact on threatened carnivores: the case of Alqueva in SE Portugal.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 142:47-64.

Clavero M., Ruiz-Olmo J., Sales-Luís T., Blanco-Garrido F., Romero R., Pedroso N.M., Prenda J., Santos-Reis M., Narváez M. & Delibes M. 2008. Lo que comen las nutrias ibéricas. Pp: 345-367. In: J. M. López-Martín y J. Jiménez (eds.). La nutria en España. Veinte años de seguimiento de un mamífero amenazado. SECEM, Málaga.

Pedroso N.M., Sales-Luís T., & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Use of Aguieira Dam by Eurasian otters in Central Portugal. Folia Zoologica 56(4):365–377.

Loureiro L., Sousa M.,Basto M., Pedroso N.M., Rosário J., Sales-Luís T., Chambel I. & Rosalino L.M. 2007. A comunidade de Mamíferos Não Voadores da Paisagem Protegida da Serra de Montejunto (Centro de Portugal): Distribuição e Situação Regional. Galemys 19:139-157.

Sales-Luís T., Pedroso N.M. & Santos-Reis M. 2007. Prey availability and diet of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) on a large reservoir and associated tributaries. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85(11):1125– 1135.

Collares-Pereira M.J., Cowx I.G., Sales-Luís T., Pedroso N.M. & Santos-Reis M. 1999. Observations of the ecology of a landlocked population of allis shad in Aguieira Reservoir, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology 55:658-664.


Other Information

Reviewer for the Journal of Natural History, Acta Zoologica Academiae Scienciarum Hungaricae, Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, IUCN/SCC Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, Folia Zoologica.

Member of the Otter Specialist Group – IUCN.

Co-coordination of Lynx Programme (Programa Lince – Liga para a Protecção da Natureza) and Member of the Technical and Scientific Advisory Commission of the LIFE Lynx Black Vulture Project.

Since 2012 – Member of the Editorial Board Dataset Papers in Ecology (Ed. Hindawi Publishing Corporation)