Caring about the future

Joana Rita Martins Fernandes

Joana Rita Martins Fernandes

PhD Student

  • Doctoral Programme: Biology and Ecology of Global Changes
  • Thesis title: Land-use changes on human-shaped landscapes: do anthropogenic structures have a role on long-term conservation of biodiversity?
  • Supervisor: Dr. Eduardo Ferreira, Prof. Dr. Carlos Fonseca

  • Researcher ID:
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-5602-1490
  • Ciencia ID: 9E1B-F3BF-A7CF
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes (ABEP)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Fernandes Joana) AND Address=(Aveiro OR Lisbon) AND Topic=(Montado OR Wild boar OR Lizard OR Land use)
  • Thesis title: Land-use changes on human-shaped landscapes: do anthropogenic structures have a role on long-term conservation of biodiversity? Supervisor: Dr. Eduardo Ferreira, Prof. Dr. Carlos Fonseca Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: PD/BD/150645/2020 Start date: 2020-07-01 End date: 2024-07-01


Research interests

Wildlife conservation and management
Herpetology
Ecology
Wildlife genetics

Academic degrees

2020 - 2024 PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change at the University of Aveiro entitled "Land-use changes on human-shaped landscapes: do anthropogenic structures have a role on long-term conservation of biodiversity"

2012 - 2015 MSc in Conservation Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, with the thesis entitled "Efeito do pastoreio na herpetofauna de uma paisagem agrícola Mediterrânica"

2009 - 2012 BSc in Biology - Branch of Environmental Biology (Earth‵s) at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Scientific activities

Jul 2019 - Jun 2020 Research fellow in LIFE WolFlux Decreasing socio-ecological barriers to connectivity for wolves south of the Douro river (LIFE17 NAT/PT/000554) project. Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes Group. CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro

2019 Poster at the XIV Congreso SECEM, Jaca, Huesca, Spain, entitled "Perfil genético de las poblaciones catalanas de Cabra Montés (Capra Pyrenaica)"

2019 Poster at the X RUSI - Reuniõn de Ungulados Silvestres Ibéricos, Lousã, Coimbra, entitled "What can genes tell us about Iberian Ibex populations from Cataluña?"

Nov 2018 - Jun 2019 Research fellow in EcoARUn: Unveilling the ecological dynamics of antibiotic resistance in ungulates project. Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes Group. CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro

2016 Poster at the XIV Congreso Luso-Español de Herpetologia - XVIII Congreso Español de Herpetologia, Lleida, Spain, entitled "Grazing effect on an Herpetofaunal community in a Mediterranean agricultural landscape"

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015 ERASMUS + Intern at the Croatian Institute for Biodiversity (CIB), Zagreb, Croatia

Publications

Projects

Scientific Supervision


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020