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Post-Doc


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Animal Diversity & Conservation


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Pedro Martins da Silva

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are: Biodiversity assessment and Conservation Biology of soil invertebrates; Landscape Ecology and management of fragmented landscapes; Community and Functional Ecology.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2006 - MSc in Conservation Biology (University of Lisbon)
- 2000 - 5 year college graduation in Biology (University of Lisbon)

 

Relevant Publications:

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(1-2):73-83.

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(4):417-431.

Feld C.K., Sousa J.P., Martins da Silva P. & Dawson T.P. 2010. Indicators for biodiversity and ecosystem services: Towards an improved framework for ecosystems assessment. Biodiversity and Conservation DOI: 10.1007/s10531-010-9875-0.

Vandewalle M., de Bello F., Berg M.P., Bolger T., Dolédec S., Dubs F., Feld C.K., Harrington R., Harrison P.A., Lavorel S., Martins da Silva P., Moretti M., Niemelä J., Santos P., Sattler T., Sousa J.P, Sykes M.T., Vanbergen A.J. & Woodcock B.A. 2010. Functional traits as indicators of biodiversity response to land use changes across ecosystems and organisms. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:2921-2947.

de Bello F., Lavorel S., Díaz S., Harrington R., Cornelissen J.H.C., Bardgett R.D., Berg M.P., Cipriotti P., Feld C.K., Hering D., Martins da Silva P., Potts S.G., Sandin L., Sousa J.P., Storkey J., Wardle D.A. & Harrison P.A. 2010. Towards an assessment of multiple ecosystem processes and services via functional traits. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:2873-2893.

Feld C.K., Martins da Silva P., Sousa J.P., de Bello F., Bugter R., Grandin U., Hering D., Lavorel S., Mountford O., Pardo I., Pärtel M., Römbke J., Sandin L., Jones K.B. & Harrison P. 2009. Indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem services: a synthesis across ecosystems and spatial scales. Oikos 118:1862-1871.

Martins da Silva P., Aguiar C.A.S., Niemelä J., Sousa J.P. & Serrano A.R.M. 2009. Cork-oak woodlands as key-habitats for biodiversity conservation in Mediterranean landscapes: a case study using rove- and ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Carabidae). Biodiversity and Conservation 18:605-619.

Martins da Silva P., Aguiar C.A.S., Niemelä J., Sousa J.P. & Serrano A.R.M. 2008. Diversity patterns of ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) along a gradient of land-use disturbance. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 124:270-274.

Martins da Silva P., de Faria e Silva I., Boieiro M., Aguiar C.A.S. & Serrano A.R.M. 2006. Four new records to the rove-beetle fauna of Portugal (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 39:397-399.

Martins da Silva P., de Faria e Silva I., Boieiro M., Aguiar C.A.S. & Serrano A.R.M. 2006. New records of saproxylic beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae, Mycetophagidae, Melandryidae and Colydiidae) from Portugal. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 39:377-379.


Ongoing Projects:

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