Advising

CURRENT STUDENTS

*of whom I am the main advisor:

Gerardo Jiménez. PhD. candidate. Gerardo has a research grant from the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT; ref. SFRH/BD/133017/2017). The main focus of Gerardo’s Thesis project (entitled Biocontrol services provided by birds and bats as incentives for their conservation in olive groves landscapes) is twofold. First, to determine the role of birds and bats as providers of biocontrol services in Mediterranean olive farms. Second, to (e)valuate the economic impact of their loss with increasing management intensification. Overall, his Thesis project seeks to determine conservation management practices that integrate both ecological sustainability and economic profitability using the biocontrol services provided by birds and bats as incentives for their conservation. His PhD is co-advised by Javier Rodríguez-Pérez (CIBIO-Évora).Gerardo (2)

Bruno Silva. PhD. candidate. Bruno has a research grant from the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT; ref. SFRH/BD/137803/2018). The main focus of the Bruno’s Thesis project (entitled, Conserving bat-mediated biocontrol services in a climatically changing world) is to determine the environmental mechanisms underlying the temporal patterns of flight activity of bats, and the ecological and economic impact of climate change on bat-mediated biocontrol services. Together to a high knowledge on bat ecology, Bruno has strong computational skills. Thus, modeling future scenarios of biocontrol services provisioning is among the tasks of their Thesis project. His PhD is co-advised by Hugo Rebelo (CIBIO-Porto) and Nacho Bartomeus (Estación Biológica de Doñana -CSIC).

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*of whom I am co-advisor:

Miguel Ferro. PhD. candidate. Miguel has a research grant from the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT; ref. SFRH/BD/140083/2018). As part of his research plan, Miguel will investigate the impact of farming intensification on olive oil chemical properties. His PhD. is advised by Fatima Duarte (CEBAL) and co-advised by María Cabrita (ICAAM).

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PAST STUDENTS

Emilie F. Ploquin (2012) Altitudinal changes and ecological characteristics of bumblebee (Bombus) species of the Cantabrian range. University of Oviedo (Oviedo, Spain). Ph.D. Dissertation.

Isa Teixeira (2014) Habitat fragmentation severs functional diversity of seed dispersal kernels generated by carnivorous mammals. University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal). Ms.C Biology.

Silvia Barreiro (2016) Saving trees for saving bats in intensively farmed landscapes. University of Évora (Évora, Portugal). Ms.C Biology.

Ana Costa (2018) Seasonal variations in the effect of structural complexity of olive production systems on bat activity: implications for natural pest control services. University of Évora (Évora, Portugal). Ms.C Biology.

Catarina Milhinhas  (2018) Factors influencing the bat community in vineyards: the role of landscape characteristics, natural structures and management. University of Évora (Évora, Portugal). Ms.C Biology.