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Maria João Veloso da Costa Ramos Pereira

Maria João Veloso da Costa Ramos Pereira

Associate Professor


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  • Department: Zoology Department, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
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Publications

Projects

Biodiversity, prey-predator dynamics and environmental education at the humanized landscape of BIORIA See more

Ultrasound database for bats of the Brazilian Cerrado See more

Factors affecting patterns of diversity in bats and its consequences for virus prevalence See more

Factors affecting the seasonal and spatial patterns of vertebrate diversity and activity in different habitats of the humanized landscape of BioRia See more

Wind and Biodiversity - Integrated solutions for managing biodiversity in Wind Farms: bird and bat mitigation and compensation See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Eduardo da Silva Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Neves Ferreira Lino (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Lana Resende de Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Danielle Franco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Thais Stefanski Chaves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Adriana Arias Aguillar (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Josh Nightingale (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carmen Dionisio (not a CESAM member)

Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Filipa Peste dos Santos Fernandes da Costa (not a CESAM member)

Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Luis Pascoal Silva (not a CESAM member)

Estágio Profissionalizante (Co-supervisor): Diana Guedes (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Pedro Martins (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diego Anderson Dalmolin (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Filipa Peste dos Santos Fernandes da Costa (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Catarina Lino (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Danny Rojas Martín (CESAM member)

Awards

Conservation of the bumblebee bat in Myanmar. Silver Award BP Conservation Programme. 2002.

Reviewer in international scientific periodicals and scientific committees

Acta Chiropterologica


Acta Zoologica


Biodiversity and Conservation


Biotropica


Conservation Genetics


Czech Science Foundation 


Evolutionary Ecology


Journal of Animal Ecology


Mammal Review


Mammalia


Natureza e Conservação


Naturwissenschaften


PLOS One


 

Editor in peer-reviewed international journals

Executive Editor of Chiroptera Neotropical


Associate Editor BMC Zoology

Participation in projects

2014-.Species diversification and niche evolution: historical and contemporary patterns in neotropical mammals.


 


2013-. Ultrasound database for bats of the Brazilian Cerrado. University of Brasília, Brazil. Financed by CAPES and CNPq, Brazil.


 


2013-2014. Biodiversity, prey-predator dynamics and environmental education at the humanized landscape of BIORIA. DBio and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Financed by Observatoire Hommes-Millieux, France.


 


2011-. Factors affecting patterns of diversity in bats and its consequences for virus prevalence: a comparative analysis of assemblages in endangered savannas in the neotropics and afrotropics. DBio and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Institute of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, Germany, and and University of Brasília, Brazil. Financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Rufford Small Grant Foundation. (Coordinator).


 


2011-. Wind & Biodiversity. CESAM and IEETA University of Aveiro and Bio3. Financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN). (Scientific Coordinator).


 


2011-. Factors affecting terrestrial vertebrate diversity and activity patterns at the lagoon system of Baixo Vouga and Ria de Aveiro. DBio and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Financed by Observatoire Hommes-Millieux, France.


 


2010-2012. MARGov – Collaborative Governance in Marine Protected Areas (Prize of the Gulbenkian Foundation/Lisbon Oceanary). IMAR- Institute of Marine Research, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon.


 


2007-2011. Bats of the Amanã sustainable development Reserve (ASDR), Amazonas, Brazil. Financed by Bat Conservation International. (Coordinator).


 


2006-2008. Spatial variation in Amazonian bat and bird assemblages under contrasting flooding regimes: implications for nature reserve management. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Financed by Foundation for Science and Technology, POCI/BIA-BDE/60710/2004.


 


2003-2005. Structure and gene flow of bat populations: consequences for conservation. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Financed by Foundation for Science and Technology, BSE / 33963 / 99-00.


 


2002-2007. Conservation of the bumblebee bat in Myanmar. (Silver Award, BP Conservation Project 2002). Yangon University. (Coordinator).


 


2001. Conservation Status of Portuguese Bats. Institute for Nature Conservation (Portugal).


 


2000. Bat and Bat-roosts inventory in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and in the Arriba Fóssil Protected Landscape. Feeding Areas of Some Bat Species. Institute for Nature Conservation (Portugal).


 


1999. Foraging Areas and Diet of Myotis myotis (Chiroptera) in the South of Portugal. Institute for Nature Conservation (Portugal).

Research interests

In my research I am integrating studies in ecology, phylogeography and population genetics of bats, ecology of infectious agents and ecological modelling, to understand ecological and evolutionary patterns of bat diversity. I am also interested in applied conservation and management of populations and ecosystems, and human dimensions of wildlife, under a logic of sustainable development.

Academic Degrees

2010 - PhD in Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.


2003 - MSc Mathematics Applied to Biological Sciences, Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon.


1999 - Degree in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.


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