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  Ricardo Aleixo Henriques Correia  
  Phone: +351967457969  
  e-mail: rahc85@gmail.com  
  Category: Post-Doctoral fellow  
  Department: DBIO  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: G-9427-2016  
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/racorreia  
  Title: Assessing the vulnerability of semi-arid ecosystems to climate change: a novel multi-dimensional framework applied to the Caatinga biome
  Supervisor: Dr. José Augusto Alves (UA) / Prof. Richard James Ladle (UFAL - Brazil)
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BPD
  Funding entity: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
  Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/118635/2016
  Start date: 2017-05-01
  End date: 2020-04-30
Academic degress

2010-2014 Doctorate in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia and University of Lisbon

2007-2008 Masters in Conservation Biology, University of Lisbon

2003-2007 Degree in Terrestrial Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon


2017-Present Post-doctoral researcher, University of Aveiro

2014-2016 Post-doctoral researcher, Federal University of Alagoas and University of Oxford

Main research interests

My research focuses on the study of environmental and conservation challenges, focusing on human and nature interactions. Main research topics include:

- Climate change impacts on natural ecosystems

- Protected area management

- Application of novel technologies to the study of human-nature interactions

Keywords: Conservation biology, climate change, protected areas, conservation culturomics, ecosystem services

Scientific Supervision
PhD (Co-supervisor): Duygu Pembe
(not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Jared Retka
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Janisson Santos
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Norah Gamarra
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Bruno Umbelino
(not a CESAM member)

  1. Silva J.P., Correia R., Alonso H., Martins R.C., D'Amico M., Delgado A., Sampaio H., Godinho C., Moreira F. (2018) EU protected area network did not prevent a country wide population decline in a threatened grassland bird. Peerj. 6, (see details) ISI paper
  2. Correia R.A., Bugalho M.N., Franco A.M.A., Palmeirim J.M. (2018) Contribution of spatially explicit models to climate change adaptation and mitigation plans for a priority forest habitat. Mitigation And Adaptation Strategies For Global Change. 23, 3, 371-386. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Correia R.A., Bugalho M.N., Franco A.M.A., Palmeirim J.M. (2018) Contribution of spatially explicit models to climate change adaptation and mitigation plans for a priority forest habitat. Mitigation And Adaptation Strategies For Global Change. 23, 3, 371-386. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Salvatierra L.H.A., Ladle R.J., Barbosa H., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M. (2017) Protected areas buffer the Brazilian semi-arid biome from climate change. Biotropica. 49, 5, 753-760. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Correia R.A., Jepson P., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2017) Internet scientific name frequency as an indicator of cultural salience of biodiversity. Ecological Indicators. 78, 549-555. (see details) ISI paper
  6. Jepson P.R., Caldecott B., Schmitt S.F., Carvalho S.H.C., Correia R.A., Gamarra N., Bragagnolo C., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2017) Protected area asset stewardship. Biological Conservation. 212, 183-190. (see details) ISI paper
  7. Ladle R.J., Jepson P., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M. (2017) The power and the promise of culturomics. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 15, 6, 290-291. (see details) ISI paper
  8. Stropp J., dos Santos I.M., Correia R.A., dos Santos J.G., Silva T.L.P., dos Santos J.W., Ladle R.J., Malhado A.C.M. (2017) Drier climate shifts leaf morphology in Amazonian trees. Oecologia. 185, 3, 525-531. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Bragagnolo C., Correia R., Malhado A.C.M., De Marins M., Ladle R.J. (2017) Understanding non-compliance: Local people's perceptions of natural resource exploitation inside two national parks in northeast Brazil. Journal For Nature Conservation. 40, 64-76. (see details) ISI paper
  10. Malhado A.C.M., Costa M.H., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M., de la Fuente M.F.C., da Costa A.M., Batinga J.V., Bragagnolo C., Ladle R.J. (2017) Are capacity deficits in local government leaving the Amazon vulnerable to environmental change?. Land Use Policy. 69, 326-330. (see details) ISI paper
  11. Gama G.M., Malhado A.C.M., Bragagnolo C., Correia R.A., Ladle R.J. (2016) Cultural viability of reintroducing the ecologically extinct Alagoas Curassow (Pauxi mitu Linnaeus, 1766) to Northeast Brazil. Journal For Nature Conservation. 29, 25-32. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Gilbert N.I., Correia R.A., Silva J.P., Pacheco C., Catry I., Atkinson P.W., Gill J.A., Franco A.M.A. (2016) Are white storks addicted to junk food? Impacts of landfill use on the movement and behaviour of resident white storks (Ciconia ciconia) from a partially migratory population. Movement Ecology. 4, (see details) ISI paper
  13. Costa A.D., Malhado A.C.M., Bragagnolo C., Correia R.A., Ladle R.J. (2016) Ecological outcomes of Atlantic Forest restoration initiatives by sugar cane producers. Land Use Policy. 52, 345-352. (see details) ISI paper
  14. Normande I.C., Malhado A.C.M., Reid J., Viana P.C., Savaget P.V.S., Correia R.A., Luna F.O., Ladle R.J. (2016) Post-release monitoring of Antillean manatees: an assessment of the Brazilian rehabilitation and release programme. Animal Conservation. 19, 3, 235-246. (see details) ISI paper
  15. Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M., Lins L., Gamarra N.C., Bonfim W.A.G., Valencia-Aguilar A., Bragagnolo C., Jepson P., Ladle R.J. (2016) The scientific value of Amazonian protected areas. Biodiversity And Conservation. 25, 8, 1503-1513. (see details) ISI paper
  16. Ladle R.J., Correia R.A., Do Y., Joo G.J., Malhado A.C.M., Proulx R., Roberge J.M., Jepson P. (2016) Conservation culturomics. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 14, 5, 270-276. (see details) ISI paper
  17. Correia R.A., Jepson P.R., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2016) Familiarity breeds content: assessing bird species popularity with culturomics. Peerj. 4, (see details) ISI paper
  18. Oliveira J.G.C., Ladle R.J., Correia R., Batista V.S. (2016) Measuring what matters - Identifying indicators of success for Brazilian marine protected areas. Marine Policy. 74, 91-98. (see details) ISI paper
  19. dos Santos J.G., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J., Correia R.A., Costa M.H. (2015) Geographic trends and information deficits in Amazonian conservation research. Biodiversity And Conservation. 24, 11, 2853-2863. (see details) ISI paper
  20. Correia R.A., Franco A.M.A., Palmeirim J.M. (2015) Role of the Mediterranean Sea in differentiating European and North African woodland bird assemblages. Community Ecology. 16, 1, 106-114. (see details) ISI paper
  21. Ladle R.J., Malhado A.C.M., Correia R.A., dos Santos J.G., Santos A.M.C. (2015) Research trends in biogeography. Journal Of Biogeography. 42, 12, 2270-2276. (see details) ISI paper
  22. Correia R.A., Haskell W.C., Gill J.A., Palmeirim J.M., Franco A.M.A. (2015) Topography and aridity influence oak woodland bird assemblages in southern Europe. Forest Ecology And Management. 354, 97-103. (see details) ISI paper
  23. Silva J.P., Palmeirim J.M., Alcazar R., Correia R., Delgado A., Moreira F. (2014) A spatially explicit approach to assess the collision risk between birds and overhead power lines: A case study with the little bustard. Biological Conservation. 170, 256-263. (see details) ISI paper
  24. Leal A.I., Correia R.A., Palmeirim J.M., Granadeiro J.P. (2013) Does canopy pruning affect foliage-gleaning birds in managed cork oak woodlands?. Agroforestry Systems. 87, 2, 355-363. (see details) ISI paper
  25. Leal A.I., Correia R.A., Granadeiro J.P., Palmeirim J.M. (2011) Impact of cork extraction on birds: Relevance for conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 144, 5, 1655-1662. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Correia, R.A. (2016) Conservation of the Amazon rainforest: the role of environmental NGO's. Natureza & Conservação. 14, 33-34. (see details)
  2. Akyüz Z.C., Correia R.A. (2016) A bibliometric analysis of high impact research in the Middle East using champion works. International Information And Library Review. 49, 11-18. (see details)
  3. Correia, R.A. (2015) Tibor Hartel and Tobias Plieninger: European wood-pastures in transition: a social-ecological approach. Agroforestry Systems. 89, 571-572. (see details)
  4. Inês Catry, João Paulo Silva, Ana Cardoso, Ana Martins, Ana Delgado, Ana Rita Sanches, Andreia Santos, Beatriz Estanque, Carlos Miguel Cruz, Carlos Pacheco, Domingos Leitão, Eunice Pereira, Estrela Matilde, Fernando Moital, Fernando Romba, Nuno Sequeira, Paulo Monteiro, Pedro Rocha, Ricardo Correia, Rita Alcazar, Rogério Cangarato, Ruben Heleno, Teresa Catry, Teresa Silva, Tiago Ferro (2011) Distribution and population trends of the European Roller in pseudo-steppe areas of Portugal: results from a census in sixteen SPAs and IBAs. Airo. 21, 3-14. (see details)
  1. Bragagnolo C., Vieira F.A.S., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2017) Cultural Services in the Caatinga. In: da Silva, JMC; Leal, IL; Tabarelli, M. (EDS.), Caatinga: The Largest Tropical Dry Forest Region in South America. Springer. 335-355. (see details)