Home About us Contacts Links flag flag

The aim of this research area is to contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of wildlife populations through the investigation of wildlife-habitat inter-relationships. In particular, we are conducting research on the effects of wildlife on ecosystems (e.g. the impact of wild herbivores on vegetation dynamics), on the ecology and management of game species (e.g. turtle dove, Streptopelia turtur), and on the impacts of agricultural changes on the populations of species with unfavourable conservation status (e.g. great bustard, Otis tarda, and the little bustard, Tetrax tetrax).

Activities and Outputs


CERTFOR: Effects of forest certification on the conservation of cork oak woodlands

Funding:  Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Duration: 1st of January 2019 to 31st December 2022. Reference:  PTDC/ASP-SIL/31253/2017


Development of a population model and adaptive harvest mechanism for Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

Funding: EU, DG Environment;  Period: December 2019 to April 2021. Reference: ENV.D.3/SER /2019/0021


Sustainable management of natural habitats in Protected Areas

Collaborative protocol. Period: September 2015 to September 2018.


ALTERFOR - Alternative models and robust decision: making for future forest management

Funding: Horizon 2020. Period: April 2016 to September 2020. Reference: 676754.


Endemic pigeons of São Tomé: developing science-based conservation and sustainable use of African forest pigeons

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: April 2011 to April 2013. Reference: PTDC/BIA-BIC/115223/2009.


Ecology and management of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) for the valorization of the cork oak woodland "montado"

Funding: Ministry of Agriculture, PAMAF Programme. Period: 1995-1998. Reference: PAMAF 4030.


The feeding ecology of deer and its effects on the regeneration of trees

Funding: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), POCTI Programme. Period: 2000-2003. Reference: POCTI/AGR/33929/99.


Leguminous rich biodiverse pastures: a sustainable alternative for marginal land use

Funding: Ministry of Agriculture, AGRO Programme, AGRO 87, Medida 8, Acção 8.1. Period: 2001-2004.


Game crops in "Montado": demonstration of its effects on game management and on biodiversity

Funding: Ministry of Agriculture, AGRO Programme, AGRO 106, Medida 8, Acção 8.1. Period: 2002-2004.

 1 2 3 4 
  • habeas