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Francisco Moreira

Coordinator of the Biodiversity in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems Research Area

Email: fmoreira(a#t)isa.ulisboa.pt

Acácio, V., Dias, F.S., Catry, F.X., Rocha, M., Moreira, F., 2017, Landscape dynamics in Mediterranean oak forests under global change: understanding the role of anthropogenic and environmental drivers across forest types. Global Change Biology 23:1199-1217.

(doi: 10.1111/gcb.13487)

Catry, I., Marcelino, J. Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2017, Landscape determinants of European roller foraging habitat: implications for the definition of agri-environmental measures for species conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 553-566.

(doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1241-4)

Catry, T., Moreira, F., Alcazar, R., Rocha, P., Catry, I., 2017, Mechanisms and fitness consequences of laying decisions in a migratory raptor. Behavioral Ecology 28: 222-232.

(doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw150)

Madeira, P.M., Chefaoui, R.M., Cunha, R.L., Moreira, F., Dias, S., Calado, G. & Castilho, R., 2017, High unexpected genetic diversity of a narrow endemic terrestrial mollusc. PeerJ 5:e3069.

(doi: 10.7717/peerj.3069)

Marcelino, J., Moreira, F., Mañosa, S., Cuscó, F., Morales, M.B., García de la Morena, E. L., Bota, G., Palmeirim, J.M., Silva, J.P, 2017, Tracking data of the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax in Iberia shows high anthropogenic mortality.

(doi: 10.1017/S095927091700051X)

Moreira, F., Encarnação, V., Rosa, G., Gilbert, N., Infante, S., Costa, J., D’Amico, M., Martins, R.C., Catry, I., 2017, Wired: impacts of increasing power line use by a growing bird population. Environmental Research Letters 12: 024019. 

(doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5c74)

Pina, S., Vasconcelos, S., Reino, L., Santana, J., Beja, P., Sánchez-Oliver, J.S., Catry, I., Moreira, F., Ferreira, S., 2017, The Orthoptera of Castro Verde Special Protection Area (Southern Portugal): new data and conservation value. ZooKeys 691: 19-48.

(doi: 10.3897/zookeys.691.14842)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Alho, M., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2016, Sexual and parent-offspring dietary segregation in a colonial raptor as revealed by stable isotopes. Journal of Zoology 299: 58-67.

(doi: 10.1111/jzo.12324)

Catry, I., Encarnação, V., Pacheco, C., Catry, T., Tenreiro, P., da Silva, L.P., Leão, F., Bally, F., Roda, S., Lopes, S., Capela, C., Alonso, H., Saldanha, S., Urbano, O., Saraiva, J., Encarnação, P., Sequeira, N., Mendes, M., Monteiro, P., Elias, G, 2016, / 2017). Recent changes on migratory behaviour of the White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Portugal: towards the end of migration? Airo 24: 28-35.

Catry, I., Marcelino, J., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2016, Landscape determinants of European roller foraging habitat: implications for the definition of agri-environmental measures for species conservation.

(doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1241-4)

Deus, E., Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Rocha. M., Moreira, F., 2016, Google Street View as an alternative method to car surveys in large-scale vegetation assessments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188: 1-14.

(doi: 10.1007/s10661-016-5555-1)

Moreira, F., Fontes, I., Dias, S., Silva, J.B., Loupa Ramos, I., 2016, Contrasting static versus dynamic typologies of land cover patterns in the Lisbon metropolitan area: towards a better understanding of peri-urban areas. Applied Geography 75: 46-59. 

(doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.08.004)

Ribeiro, P.F., Santos, J.L., Santana, J., Reino, L., Leitão, P.J., Beja, P., Moreira, F., 2016, Landscape makers and landscape takers: links between farming systems and landscape patterns along an intensification gradient. Landscape Ecology 31(4): 791-805. 

(doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0287-0)

Santos, M., Bessa, R., Pacheco, F., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M., Cabral, J.A., Silva, J.P., 2016, Using a new framework to forecast spatially explicit impacts of land use change and infrastructural developments on the little bustard breeding populations. Bird Conservation International 26(4): 418-435. 

(doi: 10.1017/S0959270915000258)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Deus, E., Silva, J.S., Águas, A., 2015, Assessing the extent and the environmental drivers of Eucalyptus globulus wildling establishment in Portugal – results from a countrywide survey. Biological Invasions 17: 3163-3181.

(doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0943-y)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Patto, P., Franco, A.M.A., Moreira, F., 2015, Differential heat tolerance in nestlings suggests sympatric species may face different climate change risks. Climate Research 66: 13-24.

(doi: 10.3354/cr01329)

Leitão, PJ., Schwieder, M., Suess, S., Catry, I., Milton, EJ., Moreira, F., Osborne, PE., Pinto, MJ., van der Linden, S., Hostert, P., 2015, Mapping beta diversity from space: Sparse Generalised Dissimilarity Modelling (SGDM) for analysing high-dimensional data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 764-771.

(doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12378)

Moreira, F., Calado, G., Dias, S., 2015, Conservation Status of a Recently Described Endemic Land Snail, Candidula coudensis, from the Iberian Peninsula. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138464.

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138464)

Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Moreira. F., Bugalho, M.N., 2015, The effects of deer exclusion on the development of a Mediterranean plant community affected by a wildfire. Restoration Ecology.[Download]

(doi: 10.1111/rec.12242)

Silva, JP.*, Catry, I.*, Moreira, F., Palmeirim, JM., 2015, Freezing heat: thermally imposed constraints on the daily activity patterns of a free-ranging grassland bird. Ecosphere 6: 119 (* join first authors).

(doi: 10.1890/ES14-00454.1)

Águas, A., Ferreira, A., Maia, P., Fernandes, P., Roxo, L., Keiser, J., Silva, J.S., Rego, F., Moreira, F., 2014, Natural establishment of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. in burnt stands in Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 323: 47-56.

Beja, P., Schindler, S., Santana, J., Porto, M., Morgado, R., Moreira, F., Pita, R., Mira, A., Reino, L., 2014, Predators and livestock reduce bird nest survival in intensive Mediterranean farmland. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60(2): 249-258.

(doi: 10.1007/s10344-013-0773-0)

Catry, I., Catry, T., Granadeiro, JP., Franco, AMA., Moreira, F., 2014, Unravelling migration routes and wintering grounds of European rollers using light-level geolocators. Journal of Ornithology 155: 1071-1075. [Download]

(doi: 10.1007%2Fs10336-014-1097-x)

Catry, I., Franco, AMA., Moreira, F., 2014, Easy but ephemeral food: exploring the trade-offs of agricultural practices in the foraging decisions of Lesser Kestrels on farmland. Bird Study 61: 447-456.

(doi: 10.1080/00063657.2014.953031)

Maia, P., Keiser, J., Vasques, A., Abrantes, A., Roxo, L., Fernandes, P., Ferreira, A., Moreira, F., 2014, Post-fire plant diversity and abundance in pine and eucalypt stands in Portugal: effects of biogeography, topography, forest type and post-fire management. Forest Ecology and Management 334:154-162.

Ribeiro, P.F., Santos, J.L., Bugalho, M.N., Santana, J., Reino, L., Beja, P., Moreira, F., 2014, Modeling farming system dynamics in High Nature Value Farmland under policy change. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 15: 138-144.

(doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.11.002)

Santana, J., Reino, L., Stoate, C., Borralho, R., Carvalho, C. R., Schindler, S., Moreira, F., Bugalho, M.N., Ribeiro, P.F., Lima Santos, J., Vaz, A., Morgado, R., Porto, M., Beja, P., 2014, Mixed effects of long-term conservation investment in Natura 2000 farmland. Conservation Letters 7: 467-477.

(doi: 10.1111/conl.12077)

Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Moreira, F. & Palmeirim, J.M. , 2014, Population density and habitat use by female Little Bustards during lek attendance, nesting and brood-rearing. Journal of Ornithology 155(1): 53-63.

(doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-0986-8)

Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J.M., Alcazar, R., Correia, R., Delgado, A. & Moreira, F. , 2014, A spatially explicit approach to assess the collision risk between birds and overhead power lines: a case study with the little bustard. Biological Conservation 170: 256-263.

(doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.12.026)

Silva, J.S., Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Lopes, T., Forte, T., Bugalho, M.N., 2014, Effect of deer on the post-fire recovery of a Mediterranean plant community in Central Portugal. Journal of Forest Research 19(2):276-284.

(doi: 10.1007/s10310-013-0415-0)

Catry, FX., Moreira, F., Tujeira, R., Silva, JS., 2013, Post-fire survival and regeneration of Eucalyptus globulus in forest plantations in Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 194-203.

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.036)

Catry, FX., Pausas, JG., Moreira, F., Fernandes, PM., Rego, F., 2013, Post-fire response variability in Mediterranean Basin tree species in Portugal. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22: 919-932.

(doi: 10.1071/WF12215)

Catry, I., Franco, A.M.A., Rocha, P., Alcazar, R., Reis, S., Cordeiro, A., Ventim, R., Teodósio, J. & Moreira F. , 2013, Foraging habitat quality constrains effectiveness of artificial nest site provisioning in reversing population declines in a colonial cavity nester. PLoS ONE 8: e58320.[Download]

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058320)

Dias, S., Moreira, F., Beja, P., Carvalho, M., Gordinho, L., Reino, L., Oliveira, V. & Rego F., 2013, Landscape effects on large scale abundance patterns of turtle doves Streptopelia turtur in Portugal. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59: 531-541.

(doi: 10.1007/s10344-013-0702-2)

Fernandes, P.M., Davies, G.M., Ascoli, D., Fernández, C., Moreira, F., Rigolot, E., Stoof, K., Vega, J.A., Molina, D., 2013, Prescribed burning in southern Europe: developing fire management in a dynamic landscape. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(s1): e4–e14.

Lomba, A., Gonçalves, J., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2013, Simulating long‐term effects of abandonment on plant diversity in Mediterranean mountain farmland. Plant Biosystems 147(2): 328-342.

(doi: 10.1080/11263504.2012.716794)

Lomba, A., Vaz, A.S., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2013, Hierarchic species area relationships and the management of forest habitat islands in intensive farmland. Forest Ecology and Management 29 (1): 190-198.

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.11.012)

Moreira, F., Ferreira, A., Abrantes, N., Catry, F., Fernandes, P., Roxo, L., Keizer, J.J., Silva, J., 2013, Occurrence of native and exotic invasive trees in burned pine and eucalypt plantations: Implications for post-fire forest conversion. Ecological Engineering 58: 296-302.

(doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.014)

Oliveira, S., Moreira, F., Boca, R., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. & Pereira, J.M.C.,, 2013, Assessment of fire selectivity in relation to land cover and topography. A comparison between Southern European countries. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(5): 620-630.

(doi: 10.1071/WF12053)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Cardillo, E., Pausas, J.G., 2012, Post‐fire management of cork oak forests. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 195-222.

(doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2208-8_9)

Catry, F.X., Moreira, F., Pausas, J.G., Fernandes, P.M., Rego, F., Cardillo, E. & Curt, T., 2012, Cork oak vulnerability to fire: the role of bark harvesting, tree characteristics and abiotic factors. PlosOne 7(6): e39810

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039810)

Jactel, H., Branco, M., Duncker, P., Gardiner, B., Grodzki, W., Langstrom, B., Moreira, F., Netherer, S., Nicoll, B., Orazio, C., Piou, D., Schelhaas, M. & Tojic, K., 2012, A multicriteria risk analysis to evaluate impacts of forest management alternatives on forest health in Europe. Ecology and Society 17(4): 52.

(doi: 10.5751/ES-04897-170452)

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., de las Heras, J., 2012, Post‐fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, 329p. ISBN: 978-94-007-2207-1.

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, Vallejo, R., Heras, J., Corona, P., Xanthopoulos, G., Fernandes, P., Papageorgiou, K., 2012, Setting the scene for post‐fire management. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 1-19.

Moreira, F., Leitão, P.J., Synes, N., Alcazar, R., Catry, I., Carrapato, C., Delgado, A., Estanque, B., Ferreira, F., Geraldes, P., Gomes, M., Guilherme, J., Henriques, I., Lecoq, M., Leitão, D., Marques, A.T., Morgado, R., Pedroso, R., Prego, I., 2012, Population trends in the steppe birds of Castro Verde in the period 2006‐2011: impacts of a drought event and land use changes. Airo 22: 79‐89.

Moreira, F., Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Palmeirim, J.M., Lecoq, M., Pinto, M., Leitão, D., Alonso, I., Pedroso, R., Santos, E., Catry, T., Silva, P., Henriques, I. & Delgado A., 2012, Mosaic‐level inference of the impact of land cover changes in agricultural landscapes on biodiversity: a case‐study with a threatened grassland bird. PloSOne 7(6): e38876.

(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038876)

Rocha, P., Morales, M. & Moreira, F., 2012, Nest site habitat selection and nesting performance of the great bustard Otis tarda in southern Portugal: implications for conservation. Bird Conservation International 23 (3):323-336.

(doi: 10.1017/S0959270912000202)

San‐Miguel‐Ayanz, J., Rodrigues, M., Oliveira, S., Pacheco, C., Moreira, F., Duguy, B., Camia, A., 2012, Land cover change and fire regime in the European Mediterranean region. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 21-45.

Vallejo, R., Arianoutsou, M., Moreira, F., 2012, Fire ecology and post‐fire restoration approaches in southern European forest types. In: Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De las Heras, J., (Eds), Post-fire management and restoration of European forests. Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 24, Springer, Dordrecht, pp: 93-119.

Carmo, M., Moreira, F., Casimiro, P. & Vaz, P., 2011, Land use and topography influence on wildfire occurrence in northern Portugal. Landscape and Urban Planning 100: 169‐176.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.11.017)

Leitão, P., Moreira, F. & Osborne, P., 2011, Effects of geographical sampling bias on habitat models of species distributions: a case study with steppe birds in southern Portugal. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 25: 439-453.[Download]

(doi: 10.1080/13658816.2010.531020)

Lomba, A., Bunce, R., Jongman, R., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2011, Interactions between abiotic filters, landscape structure and species traits as determinants of dairy farmland plant diversity. Landscape and Urban Planning 99: 248-258.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.09.005)

Lomba, A., Vicente, J., Moreira, F. & Honrado, J., 2011, Effects of multiple factors on plant diversity of forest fragments in intensive farmland of Northern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 2219‐2228.[Download]

(doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.08.014)

Marques, S., Borges, J.G., Garcia‐Gonzalo, J., Moreira, F., Carreira, J.M.B., Oliveira, M.M., Cantarinha, A., Botequim, B. & Pereira, J.M.C., 2011, Characterization of wildfires in Portugal. European Journal of Forest Research 130: 775‐784.

(doi: 10.1007/s10342‐010‐0470‐4)

Moreira, F., Viedma, O., Arianoutsou, M., Curt, T., Koutsias, N., Rigolot, E., Barbati, A., Corona, P., Vaz, P., Xanthopoulos, G., Mouillot, F. & Bilgili, E., 2011, Landscape wildfire interactions in Southern Europe: implications for landscape management. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 2389‐2402.

(doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.06.028)

Seidl, R., Fernandes, P., Fonseca, T., Gillet, F., Jonsson, A.M., Merganicova, K., Netherer, S., Arpaci, A., Bontemps, J., Bugmann, H., Gonzalez‐Olabarria, J., Lasch, P., Meredieu, C., Moreira, F., Schelhaas, M.J. & Mohren, F., 2011, Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems: a review. Ecological Modelling 222: 903‐924.[URL]

Silva, J.S., Vaz, P., Moreira F, Catry F.X., Rego F.C., 2011, Wildfires as a major driver of landscape dynamics in three fire‐prone areas of Portugal. Landscape and Urban Planning 101: 349‐358.

(doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.03.001)

Acácio, V., Holmgren, M., Moreira, F., Mohren, G., 2010, Oak Persistence in Mediterranean Landscapes: The Combined Role of Management, Topography, and Wildfires. Ecology and Society 15 (4): 40. [URL]

Barbati, A., Arianoutsou, M., Corona, P., De Las Heras, J., Fernandes, P., Moreira, F., Papageorgiou, K., Vallejo, R., Xanthopoulos, G., 2010, Post-fire forest management in southern Europe: a COST action for gathering and disseminating scientific knowledge. iForest 3: 5-7.

Catry, F.X., Rego, F., Moreira, F., Fernades, P.M., Pausas, J.G., 2010, Post-fire tree mortality in mixed forests of central Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 206: 1184-1192.

Catry, F.X., Rego, F.C., Silva, J.S., Moreira, F., Camia, A., Ricotta, C. and Conedera, M., 2010, Fire Starts and Human Activities. In: Silva, J. S., Rego, F., Fernandes, P. and Rigolot, E. (Eds), Towards Integrated Fire Management – Outcomes of the European Project Fire Paradox, European Forest Institute Research Report 23, Joensuu, pp: 9-22.

Delgado, A., Moreira, F., 2010, Between-year variations in little bustard Tetrax tetrax population densities are influenced by agricultural intensification and rainfall. Ibis 152: 633-642.

Leitão, P, Moreira, F., Osborne, P., 2010, Breeding habitat selection by steppe birds in Castro Verde: a remote sensing and advanced statistics approach. Ardeola 57: 93-116.

Lomba, A., Pellissier, L., Randin, C., Vicente, J., Moreira, F., Honrado, J., Guisan, A., 2010, Overcoming the rare species modelling paradox: a novel hierarchical framework applied to an Iberian endemic plant. Biological Conservation 143: 2647-2657.

Moreira, F., Catry, F.X., Rego, F., Bação, F., 2010, Size-dependent pattern of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: when do ignitions turn into big fires? Landscape Ecology, 25: 1405-1417.

Moreira, F., Catry, F.X., Silva, J.S., Rego, F., 2010, Ecologia do fogo e gestão de áreas ardidas, ISA Press, Lisboa, 327p. [Download]

Morgado, R., Beja, P., Reino, L., Gordinho, L., Delgado, A., Borralho, R., Moreira, F., 2010, Calandra lark habitat selection: Strong fragmentation effects in a grassland specialist. Acta Oecologica 36: 63-73.

Reino, L., Porto, M., Morgado, R., Moreira, F., Fabião, A., Santana, J., Delgado, A., Gordinho, L., Cal, J., Beja, P., 2010, Effects of changed grazing regimes and habitat fragmentation on Mediterranean grassland birds. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 138: 27-34.

Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J., Moreira, F., 2010, Higher breeding densities of the threatened little bustard Tetrax tetrax occur in larger grassland fields: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 143: 2553-2558.

Silva, J.P., Santos, M., Queirós, M., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M., Cabral, J.A., 2010, Estimating the influence of overhead transmission power lines and landscape context on the density of the little bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding populations. Ecological Modelling 221: 1954-1963.

Acácio, V., Holmgren, M., Rego, F., Moreira, F., Mohren, G., 2009, Are drought and wildfires turning Mediterranean cork oak forests into persistent shrublands? Agroforestry Systems 76: 389-400.

Catry, F., Moreira, F., Duarte, I., Acácio, V,., 2009, Factors affecting post-fire crown regeneration in cork oak trees (Quercus suber L). European Journal of Forest Research 128: 231-240.

Catry, F., Rego, F., Bação, F., Moreira, F., 2009, Modelling and mapping wildfire ignition risk in Portugal. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 921-931.

Jactel, H., Nicoll, B., Branco, M., Gonzalez-Olabarria, J.R.,Grodzki, W., Långström, B., Moreira, F., Netherer, S., Orazio, C., Piou, D., Santos, H., Schelhaas, M.J., Tojic, K., Vodde, F., 2009, The influences of forest stand management on biotic and abiotic risks of damage. Annals of Forest Science 66 (701): 1-18.

Moreira, F., Catry, F., Duarte, I., Acácio, V., Silva, J., 2009, A conceptual model of sprouting responses in relation to fire damage: an example with cork oak (Quercus suber L) trees in Southern Portugal. Plant Ecology 201: 77-85.

Moreira, F., Catry, F., Lopes, T., Bugalho, M., Rego, F., 2009, Comparing survival and size of resprouts and planted trees for post-fire forest restoration in central Portugal. Ecological Engineering 35: 870-873

(doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2008.12.017)

Moreira, F., Vallejo, R., 2009, What to do after fire? Post-fire restoration. In: Birot, Y. (ed.) European Forest Institute Discussion Paper nº 15 SICT 2011 - "Living with wildfires: what science can tell us. A contribution to the Science-Policy dialogue".

Moreira, F., Vaz, P., Catry, F., Silva, J.S., 2009, Regional variations in wildfire preference for land cover types in Portugal: implications for landscape management to minimise fire hazard. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 563-574.

(doi: 10.1071/WF07098)

Pita, R., Mira, A., Moreira, F., Morgado, R., Beja, P., 2009, Influence of landscape characteristics on carnivore diversity and abundance in Mediterranean farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132: 57-65.

Silva, J., Moreira, F., Vaz, P., Catry, F., Godinho-Ferreira, P., 2009, Assessing the relative fire proneness of different forest types in Portugal. Plant Biosystems 143: 597-608.

(doi: 10.1080/11263500903233250)

Catry, F.X., Rego, F.C., Moreira, F., Bação, F., 2008, Characterizing and modelling the spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions in Portugal: fire initiation and resulting burned área. In: Heras, J. Brebbia, C. Viegas, D. Leone, V. Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires, pp: 1-10.

Costa, J.L, Domingos, I., Assis, C.A., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Feunteun, E., Costa, M.J., 2008, Comparative ecology of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L., 1758), in a large Iberian river. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81: 421-434.

Moreira, F. and Russo, D., 2007, Modelling the impact of agricultural abandonment and wildfires on vertebrate diversity in Mediterranean Europe. Landscape Ecology 22: 1461-1476.

Moreira, F., Duarte, I., Catry, F., Acácio, V., 2007, Cork extraction as a key factor determining post-fire cork oak survival in a mountain region of Southern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 30-37.

Moreira, F., Leitão, P.J., Morgado, R., Alcazar, R., Cardoso, A., Carrapato, C., Delgado, A., Geraldes, P., Gordinho, L., Henriques, I., Lecoq, M., Leitão, D., Marques, A.T., Pedroso, R., Prego, I., Reino, L., Rocha, P., Tomé, R., 2007, Spatial distribution patterns, habitat correlates and population estimates of steppe birds in Castro Verde. Airo 17: 5-30.

Moreira, F., 2006, Group size and composition are correlated with population density in the group-territorial blue korhaan (Eupodotis caerulescens). African Journal of Ecology 44: 444-451.

Moreira, F., Arianoutsou, M., Fernandes, P., Mazzoleni, S., Rigolot, E., Vallejo, R., 2006, What to do after fire? The contribution of the PHOENIX Project Centre to post-fire management (abstract). Forest Ecology and Management 234, Supp. 1: Page S246.

Moreira, F., Queiroz, A.I. & Aronson, J., 2006, Restoration principles applied to cultural landscapes. Journal for Nature Conservation 14: 217-224.

Moreira, F., Russo, D., 2006, Wildfires and vertebrate biodiversity in the Mediterranean region: Is fire good or bad? (abstract). Forest Ecology and Management 234, Supp. 1: Page S181.

Moreira, F., Beja, P., Morgado, R., Reino, L., Gordinho, L., Delgado, A. & Borralho, R., 2005, Effects of field management and landscape context on grassland wintering birds in Southern Portugal. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 109: 59-74.

Moreira, F., Pinto, M.J., Henriques, I. & Marques, T., 2005, Importance of low-intensity farming systems for fauna, flora and habitats protected under the European “Birds” and “Habitats” Directives: is agriculture essential for preserving biodiversity in the Mediterranean region? In: Burk, A.R. (Ed), Trends in Biodiversity Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp: 117-145.

Pinto, M., Rocha, P. & Moreira, F., 2005, Long-term trends in great bustard (Otis tarda) populations in Portugal suggest concentration in single high quality area. Biological Conservation 124: 415-423.

Rocha, P., Marques, A.T. & Moreira, F., 2005, Seasonal variation in great bustard (Otis tarda) diet in South Portugal, with a focus on the animal component. Ardeola 52: 371-376.

Moreira, F., 2004, Distribution patterns and conservation status of four bustard species (Family Otididae) in a montane grassland of South Africa. Biological Conservation 118: 91-100.

Moreira, F., Morgado, R. & Arthur, S., 2004, Great bustard (Otis tarda) habitat selection in relation to agricultural use in southern Portugal. Wildlife Biology 10: 251-260.

Pinto-Correia, T., Ramos, I.L. & Moreira, F., 2004, Overview of landscape research and assessment in Portugal. Belgeo 2 (3): 329-336.

Rocha, P., Silva, J.P., Cruz, C.M., Cruz, C., Cangarato, R., Janeiro, C., Moreira, F., Pedro, J., Delgado, A., 2004, Contagens de sisão Tetrax tetrax no Campo Branco em período não reprodutor. Airo 14: 89-93.

Moreira, F., Delgado, A., Ferreira, S., Borralho, R., Oliveira, N., Inácio, M., Silva, J.S. & Rego, F., 2003, Effects of prescribed fire on vegetation structure and breeding birds in young Pinus pinaster stands of Northern Portugal. Forest Ecology and Management 184: 225-237.

Rosa, S., Palmeirim, J. & Moreira, F., 2003, Factors affecting waterbird abundance and species richness in an increasingly urbanized area of the Tagus estuary in Portugal. Waterbirds 26 (2): 226-232.

Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2002, Do wheat, barley and oats provide similar habitat and food resources for birds in cereal steppes? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 93: 441-446.  

Leitão, P., Morgado, R., Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2002, Influence of landscape metrics on bird populations of arable farmland in southern Portugal. Chamberlain, D.E. & Wilson, A.M. (Eds), Avian Landscape Ecology: Pure and applied issues in the largescale ecology of birds, Proceedings of the 11th IALE (UK) Conference, IALE, (UK), Thetford, pp: 318-321.

Moreira, F., Ferreira, P.G., Rego, F. & Bunting, S., 2001, Landscape changes and breeding bird assemblages in northwestern Portugal. Landscape Ecology 16: 175-187.  

Moreira, F., Rego, F. & Ferreira, P.G., 2001, Temporal (1958-1995) pattern of change in a cultural landscape of northwestern Portugal: implications for fire occurrence. Landscape Ecology 16: 557-567.  

Delgado, A. & Moreira, F., 2000, Bird assemblages of an Iberian cereal steppe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 78: 65-76.  

Morgado, R. & Moreira, F., 2000, Seasonal population dynamics, nest site selection, sex-ratio and clutch size of the Great Bustard Otis tarda in two adjacent lekking areas. Ardeola 47: 237-246.

Moreira, F., 1999, On the use by birds of intertidal areas of the Tagus: implications for management. Aquatic Ecology 33: 301-309.  

Moreira, F., 1999, Relationships between vegetation structure and breeding bird densities in fallow cereal steppes in Castro Verde, Portugal. Bird Study 46: 309-318.

Beja, P., Moreira, F., Oliveira, G. & Palmeirim, J., 1996, Invernada de aves em biótopos agrícolas da Costa Sudoeste portuguesa. Ciência e Natureza 2: 115-120.

Leitão, D. & Moreira, F., 1996, Estrutura e composição das comunidades de aves nidificantes na região de Castro Verde. Ciência e Natureza 2: 103-107.

Moreira, F. & Leitão, D., 1996, A comunidade de aves nidificantes nos pousios da região de Castro Verde. Ciência e Natureza 2: 109-113.

Moreira, F. & Leitão, D. , 1996, A preliminary study of the breeding bird community of fallows of cereal steppes in southern Portugal. Bird Conservation International, 6: 255-259.

Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Domingos, I.M., Costa, JL., Assis, C.A. & Costa, M.J. , 1995, Age and growth of Liza ramada (Risso, 1826) in the River Tagus, Portugal. Scientia Marina, 59 (2): 143-147.

Moreira, F., 1995, Diet of Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus on emerged interdital areas in the Tagus estuary (Portugal): Predation or grazing? Journal of Avian Biology, 26: 277-282.

Moreira, F., 1995, The winter feeding ecology of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta on interdital areas. II. Diet and feeding mechanisms. Ibis, 137 (1): 99-108.

Moreira, F., 1995, The winter feeding ecology of Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta on intertidal areas. I. Feeding strategies. Ibis, 137 (1): 92-98.

Moreira, F., 1994, Diet and feeding rates of Knots Calidris canutus in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Ardea, 82 (1): 133-136.

Moreira, F., 1994, Diet, prey size selection and intake rates of Black-tailed Godwits, Limosa limosa, feeding on mudflats. Ibis, 136 (3): 349-355.

Palmeirim, J., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. , 1994, Estabelecimento de prioridades de conservação de vertebrados terrestres a nível regional: o caso da costa sudoeste portuguesa. Professor Germano da Fonseca Sacarrão, Museu Bocage, Lisboa, pp. 167-199.

Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Costa, J.L., Assis, C. A. & Costa, M.J. , 1993, The feeding strategies of Liza ramada (Risso, 1826) in fresh and brackish water in the River Tagus, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 42: 95-107.

Moreira, F., 1993, Macrohabitat selection by waders in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Portugaliae Zoologica, 2 (1): 1-15.

Moreira, F. , 1993, Patterns of use of intertidal estuarine areas by feeding bird assemblages: a study in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Ardeola, 40 (1): 39-53.

Moreira, F., 1993, Winter macrohabitat selection by birds in the Tagus estuary (Portugal ): herons, falmingos, gulls and ducks. Portugaliae Zoologica, 2 (2): 16-23.

Moreira, F., Assis, C., Almeida, P.R., Costa, J.L. & Costa, M.J. , 1992, Trophic relationships in the community of the upper Tagus estuary (Portugal): a preliminary approach. Estuarine, Coastal and ShelfScience, 34: 617-623.

Assis, C.A., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F., Costa, J.L. & Costa, M.J, 1992, Diet of the Twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépéde) (Clupeidae) in the river Tagus estuary, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 41:1049-1050.

Costa, J.L., Almeida, P.R., Assis, C., Moreira, F. & Costa, M.J. , 1992, A study of methods of estimating the size of eel populations in small streams. Irish Fisheries Investigations, Series A (Freshwater), 36: 68-69).

Costa, J.L., Assis, C., Almeida, P.R., Moreira, F. & Costa, M.J., 1992, On the food of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.), in the upper zone of the Tagus estuary, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, 41:841-850.

Study of the effects of fire and forest management in cork oak forest stands

Funding: Municipality of Coruche (CMC) and Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). Period: 2013-Present. Reference: SFRH/BPD/93373/2013.

WILDGUM - A multi-scale approach to study the naturalization of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) in Portugal

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: May 2013 to May 2015. Reference: PTDC/AGR-FOR/2471/2012.

EDGES - Ecologically Scaled Edge Responses: Patterns, Mechanisms and Predictive Modelling

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: April 2013 to September 2015. Reference: PTDC/BIA-BIC/2203/2012.

PERIURBAN - Peri-urban areas facing sustainability challenges: scenario development in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: March 2012 to February 2015. Reference: PTDC/AUR-AQI/117305/2010.

FIREREG - Factors affecting the post-fire natural regeneration variability in Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: implications for biodiversity and post-fire management

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: June 2010 to September 2013. Reference: PTDC/AGR-CFL/099420/2008.

PHOENIX - Forest conversion in burned areas

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCI Program. Period: 2005-2008.

Resistance of tree species to fire and cumulative effects of herbivory

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCI Programme. Period: 2005-2007. Reference: POCI/AGR/61407/2004.

EFORWOOD: Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain

Funding: EU, 6th Framework Programme, Integrated Project - "Global Change and Ecosystems". Period: 2004-2009.

Burned Areas Recovey

Funding: Fundo Florestal Permanente. Period: 2004-2009. Reference: 2004090026297.

Birds monitoring in the Pedrógão region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 2003-2005.

Agricultural changes and avian nest predation in mediterranean arable farmland: the role of habitat edges and corridors

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCTI Programme. Period: 2002-2005. Reference: POCTI/BSE/38601/2001.

Geographic variation in the abundance and reproductive biology of the turtledove (Streptopelia turtur (L.)). Implications for game management

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), POCTI Programme. Period: 2002-2005. Reference: POCTI/BSE/41067/2001.

Steppe birds monitoring in the Alqueva region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 1999-2003.

Passerines monitoring in the Alqueva region

Funding: EDIA. Period: 1999-2003.

Effect of the hunting regime in terrestrial vertebrates

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), PRAXIS XXI Programme. Period: 1999-2000. Reference: PRAXIS/AGR/C/11062/98. 

Prescribed fire effect on populations of terrestrial vertebrates

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation(FCT), Specific Enviroment Program. Period: 1998-2000. Reference: PEAM/C/IF/004/97.

FIRE TORCH - Prescribed burning as a tool for the Mediterranean region: a management approach

Funding: EU, 6th Framework Programme, "Environment and Climate". Period: 1998-2000. Reference: ENV4-CT97-0715.

Control and management of vegetation in forest areas

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), PRAXIS Programme. Period: 1997-1999. Reference: XXI.PRAXIS 3/3.2/FLOR/2108/95.

Moreira, F. 1996, A utilização das zonas entre-marés do estuário do Tejo por aves aquáticas e suas implicações para os fluxos de energia na teia trófica estuarina. PhD Thesis, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 266 pp.