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Ricardo Aleixo Henriques Correia

Ricardo Aleixo Henriques Correia

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: DBIO
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : G-9427-2016
  • 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

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


2017-Present Post-doctoral researcher, University of Aveiro

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

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

Scientific Supervision

In progress


In progress


WoS Papers (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. In: Biological Conservation. 144, 5, 1655-1662.
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?. In: Agroforestry Systems. 87, 2, 355-363.
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. In: Biological Conservation. 170, 256-263.
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. In: Biodiversity And Conservation. 24, 11, 2853-2863.
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. In: Community Ecology. 16, 1, 106-114.
Ladle R.J., Malhado A.C.M., Correia R.A., dos Santos J.G., Santos A.M.C. (2015) Research trends in biogeography. In: Journal Of Biogeography. 42, 12, 2270-2276.
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. In: Journal For Nature Conservation. 29, 25-32.
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. In: Movement Ecology. 4,
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. In: Land Use Policy. 52, 345-352.
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. In: Animal Conservation. 19, 3, 235-246.
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. In: Biodiversity And Conservation. 25, 8, 1503-1513.
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. In: Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 14, 5, 270-276.
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. In: Forest Ecology And Management. 354, 97-103.
Correia R.A., Jepson P.R., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2016) Familiarity breeds content: assessing bird species popularity with culturomics. In: Peerj. 4,
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. In: Marine Policy. 74, 91-98.
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. In: Biotropica. 49, 5, 753-760.
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. In: Ecological Indicators. 78, 549-555.
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. In: Biological Conservation. 212, 183-190.
Ladle R.J., Jepson P., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M. (2017) The power and the promise of culturomics. In: Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 15, 6, 290-291.
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. In: Oecologia. 185, 3, 525-531.
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. In: Journal For Nature Conservation. 40, 64-76.
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?. In: Land Use Policy. 69, 326-330.
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. In: Peerj. 6,
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. In: Mitigation And Adaptation Strategies For Global Change. 23, 3, 371-386.
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. In: Mitigation And Adaptation Strategies For Global Change. 23, 3, 371-386.
Other Papers (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. In: Airo. 21, 3-14.
Correia, R.A. (2015) Tibor Hartel and Tobias Plieninger: European wood-pastures in transition: a social-ecological approach. In: Agroforestry Systems. 89, 571-572.
Correia, R.A. (2016) Conservation of the Amazon rainforest: the role of environmental NGO's. In: Natureza & Conservao. 14, 33-34.
Akyüz Z.C., Correia R.A. (2016) A bibliometric analysis of high impact research in the Middle East using champion works. In: International Information And Library Review. 49, 11-18.
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Book Chapter (1)
Bragagnolo C., Vieira F.A.S., Correia R.A., Malhado A.C.M., Ladle R.J. (2017) Caatinga: The Largest Tropical Dry Forest Region in South America. In: da Silva, JMC; Leal, IL; Tabarelli, M. (EDS.), Springer. 335-355.
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