Biodiversity & Conservation

Thematic Line

Biodiversity is essential for the functioning and resilience of ecosystems, while supporting human health and well-being through a range of services including clean air, recreation, pest control, food, fiber, medicine, and plethora of other resources critical for livelihoods of local communities.

Many economic sectors, including agriculture and forestry, and climate change mitigation are tightly related to ecosystem functions provided by biodiversity. However, in recent years, biodiversity loss is driven primarily by land transformation for urbanisation, agriculture and forestry, overexploitation of natural resources, spread of invasive species, pollution and climate change. Biodiversity stands out as the most threatened boundary, already reaching the point of no return. In response to the urgency to address scientific and societal challenges of biodiversity conservation and restoration, this TL will focus on conducting research and knowledge transfer geared to spur protection of nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems.

The research questions of the TL align closely with this legislation and with the recommendations of the recently approved European Biodiversity Strategy 2030, including its recent approved Nature Restoration Law. The TL seeks excellence in research and to be at the forefront of innovation. Its overall objective is to generate scientific knowledge and evidence-based recommendations, to ensure a sustainable future for Europe's natural heritage, while safeguarding the needs of stakeholders and local communities.

Expected Results

1) assess the impacts of human actions on biodiversity;

2) find tipping points for those actions above which environmental sustainability is jeopardised;

3) essay practices that promote productivity and human well-being, while minimising negative impacts on the environment;

4) provide roadmaps of practices that balance economic, social and ecological needs;

5) adjust practices and policies to improve environmental performances according to monitoring results;

6) promote public awareness and education about the importance of biodiversity and the benefits of conservation for society and the environment.

António Paulo Pereira Mira

Coordinator

António Paulo Pereira Mira

70

INTEGRATED MEMBERS

23

PhD STUDENTS

32

Collaborators

Biodiversity & Conservation Thematic Line Members

Amália Maria Marques Espiridião de Oliveira

Integrated

Amália Maria Marques Espiridião de Oliveira

Amélia Maria Sousa Martins Muralha Delgado

Collaborator

Amélia Maria Sousa Martins Muralha Delgado

Amílcar Manuel Marreiros Duarte

Integrated

Amílcar Manuel Marreiros Duarte

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Integrated

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Ana Isabel Pereira Alexandre

Integrated

Ana Isabel Pereira Alexandre

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Integrated

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Anabela Maria Lopes Romano

Integrated

Anabela Maria Lopes Romano

António Pedro de Avelar Gonçalves Santos

Integrated

António Pedro de Avelar Gonçalves Santos

Bruno Filipe Figueiras Medronho

Integrated

Bruno Filipe Figueiras Medronho

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Integrated

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Carlos António Marques Pereira Godinho

Integrated

Carlos António Marques Pereira Godinho

Carlos Gutierrez Gutierrez

Integrated

Carlos Gutierrez Gutierrez

Carlos José Pinto Gomes

Collaborator

Carlos José Pinto Gomes

Catarina Isabel Rodrigues Meireles

Integrated

Catarina Isabel Rodrigues Meireles

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Integrated

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Clarisse Brígido

Integrated

Clarisse Brígido

Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Integrated

Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Constança de Sampaio e Paiva Camilo-Alves

Collaborator

Constança de Sampaio e Paiva Camilo-Alves

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Integrated

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Diogo André Alves Salgado Alagador

Integrated

Diogo André Alves Salgado Alagador

Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte

Integrated

Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte

Elsa Paula Figueira Ferreira Morgado de Sampaio

Collaborator

Elsa Paula Figueira Ferreira Morgado de Sampaio

Elsa Rute Guerra Caeiro

Integrated

Elsa Rute Guerra Caeiro

Esther Menendez

Collaborator

Esther Menendez

Fernando Manuel de Campos Trindade Rei

Integrated

Fernando Manuel de Campos Trindade Rei

Gottlieb Basch

Integrated

Gottlieb Basch

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

Integrated

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

Inês Margarida Ferreira Roque

Integrated

Inês Margarida Ferreira Roque

Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito

Integrated

Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito

João Manuel Pereira Ramalho Serrano

Integrated

João Manuel Pereira Ramalho Serrano

José Alexandre Varanda Andrade

Integrated

José Alexandre Varanda Andrade

José Manuel Herrera Vega

Collaborator

José Manuel Herrera Vega

José Manuel Peixoto Teixeira Leitão

Collaborator

José Manuel Peixoto Teixeira Leitão

José Rafael Marques da Silva

Integrated

José Rafael Marques da Silva

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Integrated

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Luís Manuel Cardoso Vieira Alho

Integrated

Luís Manuel Cardoso Vieira Alho

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Integrated

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Luís Miguel Mascarenhas Neto

Integrated

Luís Miguel Mascarenhas Neto

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Collaborator

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Margarida Maria de Almeida Vaz

Collaborator

Margarida Maria de Almeida Vaz

Maria Antónia Pacheco Ilhéu

Integrated

Maria Antónia Pacheco Ilhéu

Maria Catarina Murteira Rico dos Santos Campos

Integrated

Maria Catarina Murteira Rico dos Santos Campos

Maria da Graça Costa Miguel

Integrated

Maria da Graça Costa Miguel

Maria de Fátima Duarte

Integrated

Maria de Fátima Duarte

Maria Elvira Lourido de Sales-Baptista

Integrated

Maria Elvira Lourido de Sales-Baptista

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Integrated

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Maria João Marinho Lança Silva Almeida

Integrated

Maria João Marinho Lança Silva Almeida

Maria Madalena Vitório Moreira Vasconcelos

Integrated

Maria Madalena Vitório Moreira Vasconcelos

Maria Manuela Clemente Vilhena

Collaborator

Maria Manuela Clemente Vilhena

Maria Margarida Cortês Vieira

Integrated

Maria Margarida Cortês Vieira

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Integrated

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Maribela Fátima de Oliveira Pestana Correia

Integrated

Maribela Fátima de Oliveira Pestana Correia

Miguel Bastos Araújo

Integrated

Miguel Bastos Araújo

Miguel Nunes da Costa da Graça Matias

Collaborator

Miguel Nunes da Costa da Graça Matias

Natacha Rodrigues Coelho

Integrated

Natacha Rodrigues Coelho

Nicasio Tomás Jiménez Morillo

Collaborator

Nicasio Tomás Jiménez Morillo

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Integrated

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Pamela González del Pliego Castañeda

Integrated

Pamela González del Pliego Castañeda

Patrícia Miguel Rocha Lourenço

Collaborator

Patrícia Miguel Rocha Lourenço

Paula Rute Pereira Matono

Integrated

Paula Rute Pereira Matono

Paulo Alexandre da Cunha e Sá de Sousa

Collaborator

Paulo Alexandre da Cunha e Sá de Sousa

Paulo Alexandre Justo Fernandez

Integrated

Paulo Alexandre Justo Fernandez

Pedro José Realinho Gonçalves Correia

Integrated

Pedro José Realinho Gonçalves Correia

Pedro Miguel Filipe Pereira

Integrated

Pedro Miguel Filipe Pereira

Raquel Rodríguez Solana

Collaborator

Raquel Rodríguez Solana

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Integrated

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Ricardo Miguel Minguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Integrated

Ricardo Miguel Minguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Rui Mariano Sousa da Cruz

Integrated

Rui Mariano Sousa da Cruz

Rui do Nascimento Fazenda Lourenço

Integrated

Rui do Nascimento Fazenda Lourenço

Sandra de Jesus Martins Mourato

Integrated

Sandra de Jesus Martins Mourato

Sandra Marisa Gomes Gonçalves

Integrated

Sandra Marisa Gomes Gonçalves

Sara Maria Lopes dos Santos

Integrated

Sara Maria Lopes dos Santos

Sérgio Rui Borreicho Coelho Godinho

Integrated

Sérgio Rui Borreicho Coelho Godinho

Paulo Guilherme Leandro de Oliveira

Collaborator

Paulo Guilherme Leandro de Oliveira

Ana Isabel da Silva Mendes

Integrated

Ana Isabel da Silva Mendes

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Collaborator

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Student

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Luís Alexandre Piteira Gomes

Integrated

Luís Alexandre Piteira Gomes

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

Student

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

Tiago Pinto

Student

Tiago Pinto

José Pedro Pestana Fragoso de Almeida

Collaborator

José Pedro Pestana Fragoso de Almeida

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Collaborator

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Collaborator

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

Integrated

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

Eduardo Miguel Ramos Ferreira

Student

Eduardo Miguel Ramos Ferreira

FRANCESCO VALERIO

Collaborator

FRANCESCO VALERIO

Rogério Filipe Agostinho Louro

Collaborator

Rogério Filipe Agostinho Louro

Tiago Filipe Crispim Mendes

Student

Tiago Filipe Crispim Mendes

Taiana de Araújo Conceição

Collaborator

Taiana de Araújo Conceição

Ana Sofia Xavier Pereira Diniz Sampaio

Collaborator

Ana Sofia Xavier Pereira Diniz Sampaio

Bruno Miguel Santos Antunes Silva

Student

Bruno Miguel Santos Antunes Silva

David Vila Pires

Student

David Vila Pires

João Manuel Figueira Batista Guerreiro

Student

João Manuel Figueira Batista Guerreiro

Madalena Cristina Salgado Pirata

Collaborator

Madalena Cristina Salgado Pirata

Pedro Alexandre Marques da Silva Salgueiro

Integrated

Pedro Alexandre Marques da Silva Salgueiro

Sergio Prats Alegre

Integrated

Sergio Prats Alegre

Vinicius Augusto Galvão Bastazini

Integrated

Vinicius Augusto Galvão Bastazini

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Collaborator

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Joana Mafalda Ribeiro da Silva

Student

Joana Mafalda Ribeiro da Silva

Teresa Maria Rego Saavedra

Student

Teresa Maria Rego Saavedra

Maria Manuela Antunes Marques David

Collaborator

Maria Manuela Antunes Marques David

Natália Tomás Marques

Integrated

Natália Tomás Marques

Inês Guise

Student

Inês Guise

Ana Rita Abelha Jorge Azedo

Student

Ana Rita Abelha Jorge Azedo

Luís Arnaldo Pinteus Duarte

Student

Luís Arnaldo Pinteus Duarte

Cláudia Sofia Marques da Encarnação

Student

Cláudia Sofia Marques da Encarnação

Ricardo José Vieira Santos

Student

Ricardo José Vieira Santos

Carlos Alexandre Ribeiro Lima

Student

Carlos Alexandre Ribeiro Lima

ROSANA SOLON TAJRA

Student

ROSANA SOLON TAJRA

Valdemiro Condelaque Aboo

Student

Valdemiro Condelaque Aboo

Frederico Carvalho Martins

Student

Frederico Carvalho Martins

Luis Guilherme Felizardo de Sousa

Collaborator

Luis Guilherme Felizardo de Sousa

Carla Maria Gaspar Martins Janeiro

Collaborator

Carla Maria Gaspar Martins Janeiro

Diogo André Pinho da Costa

Integrated

Diogo André Pinho da Costa

Roukaya Ben Gaied

Collaborator

Roukaya Ben Gaied

Denis Ricardo Isidro Medinas

Integrated

Denis Ricardo Isidro Medinas

Marcela Lucia Barbosa

Collaborator

Marcela Lucia Barbosa

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Student

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Ana Maria Ferreira Trindade

Student

Ana Maria Ferreira Trindade

Ana Rita da Silva Inácio

Student

Ana Rita da Silva Inácio

Raquel Filipa Casquinha Barreto

Collaborator

Raquel Filipa Casquinha Barreto

Manuel Joaquim Marques Patanita

Integrated

Manuel Joaquim Marques Patanita

Maria Isabel Fernandes Cardoso Patanita

Integrated

Maria Isabel Fernandes Cardoso Patanita

Ana Filipa Costa Paulino

Student

Ana Filipa Costa Paulino