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Edna Correia

Edna Correia

Assistant Researcher

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Research interests

I am a biologist interested in animal ecology and biodiversity conservation. My recent research focused on the feeding ecology of seabirds and predatory fish, in addition to their interactions with the marine ecosystem and currently I am studying the impact of migrant shorebirds in shaping the structure of local communities and ecosystem functioning in intertidal coastal wetlands in Europe and Africa. Most of my fieldwork has been based in West Africa and involved the support and collaboration of local organizations and communities. I am enthusiastic birdwatcher and bird ringer.

Academic degrees

2014 - 2018: PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change, specialization in Tropical Biology and Ecology. University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis: "Small pelagics, predatory fish and seabirds: trophic and behavioural interactions in a West African marine protected area".

2009-2011: Master Degree in Ecology, Environment and Territory, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. Thesis: "Migratory strategy and wintering of Bluethroat Luscinia svecica".

2005-2008: Degree in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal.

Scientific activities

Aug 2022 - present - Researcher - CESAM, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (UIDB/50017/2020 FCT, I.P./MCTES - PIDDAC);
projects: BirdRice - Functional equivalence and connectivity between natural and man-made habitats: trade-offs for waterbirds using rice fields (https://birdecology.wixsite.com/tidalwings/birdrice)
MigraWebs - Migrants as a seasonal ecological force shaping communities and ecosystem functions in temperate and tropical coastal wetlands (FCT PTDC/BIA-ECO/28205/2017);
Waders of the Bijagos - Securing the ecological integrity of the Bijagos archipelago as a key site for waders along the East Atlantic Flyway (MAVA Foundation).

Jan 2019 - Jul 2022 - Researcher - CESAM, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCT PTDC/BIA-ECO/28205/2017)
projects: MigraWebs - Migrants as a seasonal ecological force shaping communities and ecosystem functions in temperate and tropical coastal wetlands (FCT PTDC/BIA-ECO/28205/2017);
Waders of the Bijagos - Securing the ecological integrity of the Bijagos archipelago as a key site for waders along the East Atlantic Flyway (MAVA Foundation).

Publications

Projects

MigraWebs - Migrants as a seasonal ecological force shaping communities and ecosystem functions in temperate and tropical coastal wetlands See more

Waders of the Bijagos - Securing the ecological integrity of the Bijagos archipelago as a key site for waders along the East Atlantic Flyway See more

Scientific Supervision

Awards

2021 L'Oréal Portugal Honor Medal for Women in Science
Granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), the L'Oréal Portugal and the National Commission of UNESCO https://www.fct.pt/noticias/index.phtml.pt?id=791&/2022/3/18.%C2%AA_edi%C3%A7%C3%A3o_das_Medalhas_de_Honra_L%E2%80%99Or%C3%A9al_Portugal_para_as_Mulheres_na_Ci%C3%AAncia


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