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  Clara Bentes Grilo  
  e-mail: claragrilo@ua.pt  
  Category: Post-Doctoral fellow  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Adaptation Biology and Ecological Processes
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Academic degrees

2009 Ph.D. in Conservation Biology, Universidade de Lisboa (Distinção e Louvor).

2003 Pós-graduation in Ciência e Sistemas de Informação Geográfica [Science and Geographic Information Systems]. Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (15/20) (Annex A)

1998 Graduated in Biology, Biology Applied to Animal Resources in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (15/20). From 1996 to 1998 performed the final work Metodologias de avaliação de áreas prioritárias para a conservação: aplicação ao Parque Natural da Serra de S. Mamede [Methods to evaluate priority areas for conservation: the case study of Parque Natural da Serra de S. Mamede] (18/20). (Annex B).

Research interests

My primary interest is applied ecological research in support of active conservation projects. Over the last years, much of my research is focus on the impact of anthropogenic changes to the landscape and effects on wildlife, mainly the effects of roads on relative abundance, behavior and risk of mortality on owls and mammals.

Currently, I'm a post-doctoral researcher to evaluate roads and wildlife interactions - from patterns to processes (SFRH / BPD / 64205 / 2009).

Scientific Supervision
PhD (Co-supervisor): Paula Anunciação
(not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Flavio Zanchetta Ferreira
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Pablo Villalva
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Thalita Cardoso
(not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Irene del Cerro Márquez
(ex-CESAM member)
Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Guillem Molina-Vacas
(not a CESAM member)
Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Xavier Fernández
(not a CESAM member)
Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Victor Ramiro
(not a CESAM member)
Bolseiro de Projecto (Main Supervisor): Juan Rodriguéz
(not a CESAM member)

LIFE LINES - Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions [see details]

ROADS ALIVE - Crossings [see details]

WILDLIFE CORRIDORS: Spatial modelling of human pressure and its usefulness for Iberian Wolf conservation [see details]

MAMMALS AND ROADS INTERACTIONS: from shifts in behavior to genetic structures [see details]

MOBIA - Biodiversity Monitoring in Environmental Assessments [see details]

Vertebrate road-kills monitoring in the Portuguese road network [see details]

Effectiveness of mitigation measures to prevent the negative effects of highways [see details]

Riparian galleries as Corridors and Linkage Habitats in the Fragmented Landscape of Southern Portugal: Applications to Conservation Planning [see details]

  1. Grilo C., Del Cerro I., Centeno-Cuadros A., Ramiro V., Roman J., Molina-Vacas G., Fernandez-Aguilar X., Rodriguez J., Porto-Peter F., Fonseca C., Revilla E., Godoy J.A. (2016) Heterogeneous road networks have no apparent effect on the genetic structure of small mammal populations. Science Of The Total Environment. 565, 706-713. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Roque Pinho J., Grilo C., Boone R.B., Galvin K., Snodgrass J.G (2014) Influence of aesthetic appreciation of wildlife species on attitudes towards their conservation in Kenyan agropastoral communities. Plos One. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0088842
  3. Grilo C., Reto D., Filipe J., Ascensao F., Revilla E. (2014) Understanding the mechanisms behind road effects: linking occurrence with road mortality in owls. Animal Conservation. 17, 6, 555-564. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acv.12120/abstract
  4. Ascensao F., Grilo C., LaPoint S., Tracey J., Clevenger A.P., Santos-Reis M. (2014) Inter-Individual Variability of Stone Marten Behavioral Responses to a Highway. Plos One. 9, 7, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103544
  5. Serronha A.M., Mateus A.R., Eaton F., Santos-Reis M, Grilo C. (2013) Towards effective culvert design: monitoring seasonal use and behavior by Mediterranean mesocarnivores. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 85, 8, 6235-6245. (see details) ISI paper
  6. Villalva P. , Reto D., Santos-Reis M., Revilla E., Grilo C. (2013) Do dry ledges reduce the barrier effect of roads?. Ecological Engineering. 57, 143-148. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857413001237
  7. Ascensão F., Grilo C., Filipe J., Santos-Reis M., Clevenger A. (2012) Highway verges as habitat providers for small mammals in agrosilvopastoral environments. Biodiversity And Conservation. 21, 3681-3697. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10531-012-0390-3#page-1
  8. Grilo C., Sousa J., Ascensão F., Matos H., Leitão I., Pinheiro P., Costa M. , Bernardo J., Reto D., Lourenço R., Santos-Reis M., Revilla E. (2012) Individual spatial responses towards roads: implications for mortality risk. Plos One. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043811
  9. Mateus A.R., Grilo C., Santos-Reis M. (2011) Surveying drainage culvert use by carnivores: sampling design and cost-benefit analyzes of track-pads vs. video-surveillance methods. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment . 181, 1, 101-109. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.plos.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1816-6
  10. Grilo C., Ascensão F., Bissonette J.A., Santos-Reis M. (2011) Do well connected landscapes promote road-related mortality?. European Journal Of Wildlife Research. 57, 707-716. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10344-010-0478-6?LI=true#page-1
  11. Santos M.J., Matos H.M., Baltazar C., Grilo C., Santos-Reis M. (2009) Is polecat (Mustela putorius) diet affected by “mediterraneity”?. Mammalian Biology . 74, 448-458. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1616504709001323
  12. Grilo C., Bissonette J.A., Santos-Reis M. (2009) Spatial-Temporal patterns in Mediterranean carnivore road casualties: Consequences for Mitigation. Biological Conservation. 142, 301-313. (see details) ISI paper
  13. Gomes L., Grilo C., Silva C., Mira A. (2009) Identification methods and deterministic factors of owl road-kill hotspot locations in Mediterranean landscapes. Ecological Research. 24, 2, 355-370. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11284-008-0515-z?LI=true#page-1
  14. Grilo C., Bissonette J.A., Santos-Reis M. (2008) Response of carnivores to existing highway culverts and underpasses: implications for road planning and mitigation. Biodiversity And Conservation. 17, 7, 1685-1699. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10531-008-9374-8#page-1
  15. Santos M.J., Pedroso N., Ferreira J.P., Matos H., Sales-Luis T., Pereira I., Baltazar C., Grilo C., Cândido A.T., Sousa I., Santos-Reis M. (2007) Assessing dam implementation impact on threatened carnivores: The Case of Alqueva in SE Portugal. Environmental Monitoring Assessment . 142, 47-64. (see details) ISI paper
  16. Grilo C., Cândido A.T., Alexandre A.S., Moço G., Petrucci-Fonseca F. (2003) The isolated Iberian wolf population on South Douro river region, Portugal : ecology and threat factors. Comptes Rendus Biologies. 326, S224, (see details) ISI paper
  1. Borda-de-Agua L., Grilo C., Pereira H.M. (2014) Modeling the impact of road mortality on barn owl (Tyto alba) populations using age-structured models. Ecological Modelling. 276, 29-37. (see details)
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380014000076
  2. Porto Peter F., Molina-Vacas G., Rodriguez J., Grilo C. (2013) Effects of road on small mammals spatial behavior and abundance: a review and synthesis. Oecologia Australis. 17, 1, 63-76. (see details)
    Link: http://www.oecologiaaustralis.org/ojs/index.php/oa/article/view/723/659
  3. Rosalino L.M., Grilo C. (2011) What drives visitors to Protected Areas in Portugal: accessibilities, human pressure or natural resources?. Journal Of Tourism And Sustainability. 1, 3-11. (see details)
    Link: http://www.lets-isla.com/docs/Volumes/Vol_I/Num_1/JTS-2011-V1_1_1.pdf
  4. Silva C., Grilo C., Mira A. (2008) Modeling owl mortality in roads of Alentejo (Southern Portugal). Airo. 18, 3-12. (see details)
  5. Grilo C., Moço G., Cândido A.T., Alexandre A.S., Petrucci-Fonseca F.. (2002) Challenges for the recovery of the Iberian wolf in the Douro river region. Revista Biologia. 20, 121-133. (see details)
    Link: http://carnivorecology.free.fr/pdf/griloetal_iberian_wolf.pdf
  1. Fonseca C., Ferreira E., Ferreira J.P., Grilo C., Rocha R.G., Torres§ . (2016) Capítulo 15 - Métodos e técnicas de estudo de mamíferos terrestres. . In: Morgado, F.; Soares, A.. (EDS.), Temáticas e métodos avançados para ensino e investigação em biologia. Edições Afrontamento e Universidade de Aveiro. 5, 341-364. ISBN 978-972-361-454-1. (see details)
  2. Grilo C. (2012) A rede viária e a fauna: impactes, mitigação e implicações para a conservação das espécies em Portugal. . In: Bager A. (Ed) Ecologia de Estradas – tendências e pesquisas. UFLA, Brasil. . ., (see details)
  3. Grilo C., Bissonette J.A. , Cramer P.C. (2011) Mitigation measures to reduce impacts on biodiversity. . In: . (EDS.), Highways: Construction, Management, and Maintenance. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. . (see details)
  1. Grilo C. (2009) Habitat Connectivity for Carnivores in Mediterranean Landscapes: implications for conservation planning. PhD Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://repositorio.ul.pt/bitstream/10451/1617/1/18243_ulsd_re386_PhD_the...
  1. Grilo C., Santos-Reis (2014) Monitorização da mortalidade de vertebrados por atropelamento na rede de estradas de Portugal. (see details)
  1. Villalva P. , Reto D., Santos-Reis M., Revilla E., Grilo . (2012) Será que as plataformas e a vedação complementar reduzem os impates negativos das estradas? Linearidades N3 - 5. (see details)
    Link: http://issuu.com/linearidades/docs/villalva