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  Diogo Barros  
  Phone: 210145652  
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  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Animal Biology, University of Lisbon  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/dbarros  
  Thesis title: Animal friendly cities: How urbanization affects the ecology, behaviour and stress of small mammals and how it can be mitigated
  Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: PD/BD/113457/2015
  Start date: 2015-04-01
  End date: 2019-03-31
Research Interests

I am most interested in analysing key components of urbanisation that drive changes in small mammal community ecology. Being urban green areas small islands of biodiversity, I am interested in finding what variables most contribute to variation in species composition, abundance and other ecological parameters. Ultimatly, I want to understand how can we improve such areas to be more attarctive to both humans and animals.

  1. Santos R., Gomes D., Macedo H., Barros D., Tiberio C., Veiga A.S., Tavares L., Castanho M., Oliveira M. (2016) Guar gum as a new antimicrobial peptide delivery system against diabetic foot ulcers Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Journal Of Medical Microbiology. 65, 1092-1099. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Diogo Barros (2014) The effects of urbanization on behaviour and reproductive success in Great tits (Parus major). MSc Thesis. (see details)