ANIMAL DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Group description/Main objectives

The general objective of this group is to carry out research required to manage and preserve biological diversity at the levels of the ecosystem, species, and within species. The main general issues on which near future work will focus, are: (1) the genetic and ecological consequences of artificial (e.g. roads) and natural (e.g. islands) fragmentation to biodiversity patterns, particularly the roles of local habitat conditions, spatial connectivity, and colonization-extinction processes on assemblage dynamics; (2) species-habitat relationships in both Mediterranean and tropical regions; (3) effects of invasive species; (4) impacts of climate change on the biodiversity of Iberian agri-ecosystems; (5) management strategies for Mediterranean and tropical agri-ecosystems; and (6) the role of mammals in spreading pathogenic organisms.

Head of group (2013): Jorge Palmeirim

Animal Diversity Conservation

Jorge Palmeirim
Jorge Palmeirim

Ecology and conservation biology
of bats and birds; Tropical ecology
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Artur Serrano
Artur Serrano

Entomology:
biodiversity and conservation
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Christoph Meyer
Christoph Meyer
Tropical ecology &
conservation; Bat ecology
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Filomena Magalhães
Filomena Magalhães

Ecology and conservation
of Mediterranean stream fish
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Rui Rebelo
Rui Rebelo

Invasion ecology and
cork-oak woodland ecology
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