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  José Augusto Alves  
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  Category: Post-Doctoral fellow  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
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  Title: Energetic constraints on range expansion in migratory birds
  Supervisor: Dr. José V. Vingada
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BPD
  Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
  Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/91527/2012
  Start date: 2013-09-01
  End date: 2019-08-31
Academic degrees

2005-2010  PhD in Population Ecology, University East Anglia.

1998-2004 Degree on Applied Biology with Ecology, University of Minho 


2010-2013 Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia.

Main research topics

Individual and population-level responses to environmental change

Understanding how individuals and populations respond to environmental change is currently the most pressing issue facing ecologists and conservationists. Migratory shorebirds, particularly arctic breeding waders, are restricted to a unique set of habitats which are amongst those currently facing the highest levels of climatic change. Several of my study species have breeding populations in arctic and sub-arctic regions where global warming is most evident and spend the nonbreeding season in temperate and tropical coastal areas, both in estuarine wetlands and open shores where anthropogenic activities (e.g. land use change, pollution, disturbance), sea level rise and erratic climate patterns are increasingly apparent. Investigating individual level responses to environmental changes and associated fitness outcomes allows predictions of the impacts on species demography and distribution, and consequently aids the development of measures for the management and conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity at very large scales.

Migratory connectivity: unravelling the hidden cycle of biomass flow

The phenomenon of migration involves the seasonal movement of vast quantities of biomass across the planet. The annual displacement of birds between Europe and Africa alone (the Afro-Palaearctic migration system) is estimated to involve 2.1 billion individuals. Migratory birds produce the most amazing connectivity of all migratory systems bridging several biomes, most notably linking the arctic with the antarctic, and in some cases, doing so very quickly in extremely long distance flights. Species often breed in the northern hemisphere where short-term nutrient bonanzas allow rapid rearing of young during summer but, during the northern winter, they move to southern latitudes where mortality is the most relevant demographic parameter. Such annual cycles can promote the flow of nutrients across vast geographical areas, but other items, e.g. plant material, ectoparasites and endoparasites can all be displaced by migrants, some with potential impacts for the human population (e.g. H5N1). The study of migratory movements over vast geographical scales requires the ability to continually track large numbers of migrants. Using innovative tracking technologies (e.g. ultra-light tracking devices, GPS/GSM tags) and analytics tools (e.g. weather radars to track migration) allows us to unravel migratory routes, seasonal and temporal use of distinct sites, and the level of connectivity between locations. This information, combined with species and individual level demographic parameters can be used to address the function of migrants in the flow of nutrients and organisms across the globe. 

Trophic interactions in costal areas: using waterbirds as biological indicators.

Waterbirds forage on a range of coastal organisms encompassing many levels of the trophic network, from seaweed to macrobenthos to fish. Some of these organisms have commercial value, particularly fish, but also bivalves for the food industry or polychaetes for the fishing industry. The macrobenthos community is hard to detect in coastal sediments and readily respond to outfalls and runoffs from human settlements. By exploring the interactions between waterbirds and their food supplies, it is possible to quickly identify potential issues emerging at different levels of the coastal ecosystems. Coastal areas are also increasingly threatened as the human population continues to rise and increasingly settling in these regions. The Anthropocene era is associated with massive and ongoing declines of biodiversity. This imbalance is particularly manifested in sensitive systems such as coastal
wetlands which can therefore serve as an ideal laboratory in which to study these processes.

Short video on my research (in portuguese only)

José Alves from Departamento Biologia - UAveiro on Vimeo.

Scientific Supervision
Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Dr. Afonso Rocha
(not a CESAM member)
Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Aleixo Henriques Correia

PhD (Main Supervisor): Márcia Munik Mendes Cabral
PhD (Main Supervisor): Camilo André Ferreira Carneiro
PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Costa
PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Calado
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Aldís Erna
(not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Manuela Rodrigues
(not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Dr. Miguel Araújo
(not a CESAM member)
Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Dr. Rebecca Laidlaw
(not a CESAM member)
Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Dr. Veronica Mendez
(not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lilja Jóhannesdóttir
(not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Liliana Gomes
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Josh Nightingale
(not a CESAM member)

  1. Johannesdottir, L., Alves, J. A., Gill, J. A. & Gunnarsson, T. G. (in press) Use of agricultural land by breeding waders in low -intensity farming landscapes. Animal Conservation. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12390
  2. Méndez, V., Alves, JA, Gill, JA, Gunnarsson, TG. (in press) Patterns and processes shorebird survival rates: a global review. Ibis. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12586
  3. Þórisson, B., Méndez, V. Alves, J.A., Gill, J.A., Skarphéðinsson K.H., Auhauge, S. Vignisson, S.R., Benediktsson, G.O., Brynjólfsson, B., Gallo, C., Sturlaugsdóttir, H., Leifsson, P. & Gunnarsson, T.G. (in press) Population size of Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus wintering in Iceland. Bird Study. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1478797
  4. Pardal, S., Alves, J.A., Mota, P.G. & Ramos, J.A. (in press) Dressed to impress: breeding plumage as a reliable signal of innate immunity. Journal Of Avian Biology. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01579
  5. Mendez V., Gill J.A., Alves J.A., Burton N.H.K., Davies R.G. (2018) Consequences of population change for local abundance and site occupancy of wintering waterbirds. Diversity And Distributions. 24, 1, 24-35. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12653
  6. Johannesdttir L., Alves J.A., Gill J.A., Gunnarsson T.G. (2017) Reconciling biodiversity conservation and agricultural expansion in the subarctic environment of Iceland. Ecology And Society. 22, 1, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-08956-220116
  7. Pearce-Higgins J.W., Brown D.J., Douglas D.J.T., Alves J.A., Bellio M., Bocher P., Buchanan G.M., Clay R.P., Conklin J., Crockford N., Dann P., Elts J., Friis C., Fuller R.A., Gill J.A., Gosbell K., Johnson J.A., Marquez-Ferrando R., Masero J.A., Melville D.S., Millington S., Minton C., Mundkur T., Nol E., Pehlak H., Piersma T., Robin F., Rogers D.I., Ruthrauff D.R., Senner N.R., Shah J.N., Sheldon R.D., Soloviev S.A., Tomkovich P.S., Verkuil Y.I. (2017) A global threats overview for Numeniini populations: synthesising expert knowledge for a group of declining migratory birds. Bird Conservation International. 27, 1, 6-34. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270916000678
  8. Gunnarsson T.G., Johannesdottir L., Alves J.A., Porisson B., Gill J.A. (2017) Effects of spring temperature and volcanic eruptions on wader productivity. Ibis. 159, 2, 467-471. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12449
  9. Viegas I., Araujo P.M., Rocha A.D., Villegas A., Jones J.G., Ramos J.A., Masero J.A., Alves J.A. (2017) Metabolic plasticity for subcutaneous fat accumulation in a longdistance migratory bird traced by (H2O)-H-2. Journal Of Experimental Biology. 220, 6, 1072-1078. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.150490
  10. Pardal S., Drews A., Alves J.A., Ramos J.A., Westerdahl H. (2017) Characterization of MHC class I in a long distance migratory wader, the Icelandic black-tailed godwit. Immunogenetics. 69, 7, 463-478. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00251-017-0993-7
  11. Bauer S., Chapman J.W., Reynolds D.R., Alves J.A., Dokter A.M., Menz M.M.H., Sapir N., Ciach M., Pettersson L.B., Kelly J.F., Leijnse H., Shamoun-Baranes J. (2017) From Agricultural Benefits to Aviation Safety: Realizing the Potential of Continent-Wide Radar Networks. Bioscience. 67, 10, 912-918. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix074
  12. Bulla M., Pruter H., Vitnerova H., Tijsen W., Sladecek M., Alves J.A., Gilg O., Kempenaers B. (2017) Flexible parental care: Uniparental incubation in biparentally incubating shorebirds. Scientific Reports. 7, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13005-y
  13. Catry T., Lourenco P.M., Lopes R.J., Carneiro C., Alves J.A., Costa J., Rguibi-Idrissi H., Bearhop S., Piersma T., Granadeiro J.P. (2016) Structure and functioning of intertidal food webs along an avian flyway: a comparative approach using stable isotopes. Functional Ecology. 30, 3, 468-478. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12506
  14. Catry T., Lourenco P.M., Lopes R.J., Bocher P., Carneiro C., Alves J.A., Delaporte P., Bearhop S., Piersma T., Granadeiro J.P. (2016) Use of stable isotope fingerprints to assign wintering origin and trace shorebird movements along the East Atlantic Flyway. Basic And Applied Ecology. 17, 2, 177-187. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2015.10.005
  15. Carneiro C., Correia E., Goncalves D., Brito R., Luis A., Alves J.A. (2016) Weather mediated impacts on the breeding output of an Afro-Palearctic migratory waterbird. Avian Biology Research. 9, 3, 167-173. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3184/175815516X14628114851451
  16. Weiser E.L., Lanctot R.B., Brown S.C., Alves J.A., Battley P.F., Bentzen R., Bêty J., Bishop M.A., Boldenow M., Bollache L., Casler B., Christie M., Coleman J.T., Conklin J.R., English W.B., Gates H.R., Gilg O., Giroux M.A., Gosbell K., Hassell, Jim Helmericks, Andrew Johnson, Borgný Katrínardóttir, Kari Koivula, Eunbi Kwon, Jean-Francois Lamarre, Johannes Lang, David B. Lank, Nicolas Lecomte, Joe Liebezeit, Vanessa Loverti, Laura McKinnon, Clive Minton, David Mizrahi, Erica Nol, Veli-Matti Pakanen, Johanna Perz, Ron Porter, Jennie Rausch, Jeroen Reneerkens, Nelli Rönkä, Sarah Saalfeld, Nathan Senner, Benoît Sittler, Paul A. Smith, Kristine Sowl, Audrey Taylor, David H. Ward, Stephen Yezerinac and Brett K. Sandercock (2016) Effects of geolocators on hatching success, return rates, breeding movements, and change in body mass in 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Movement Ecology. 4, 12, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40462-016-0077-6
  17. Shamoun-Baranes J., Farnsworth A., Aelterman B., Alves J.A., Azijn K., Bernstein G., Branco S., Desmet P., Dokter A.M., Horton K., Kelling S., Kelly J.F., Leijnse H., Rong J.J., Sheldon D., Van den Broeck W., Van den Meersche J.K., Van Doren B.M., Gasteren H. (2016) Innovative Visualizations Shed Light on Avian Nocturnal Migration. Plos One. 11, 8, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160106
  18. Lourenco P.M., Alves J.A., Reneerkens J., Loonstra A.H.J., Potts P.M., Granadeiro J.P., Catry T. (2016) Influence of age and sex on winter site fidelity of sanderlings Calidris alba. Peerj. 4, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2517
  19. Bulla M., Valcu M., Dokter A.M., Dondua A.G., Kosztolanyi A., Rutten A.L., Helm B., Sandercock B.K., Casler B., Ens B.J., Spiegel C.S., Hassell C.J., Kupper C., Minton C., Burgas D., Lank D.B., Payer D.C., Loktionov E.Y., Nol E., Kwon E., Smith F., Gates H.R., Vitnerova H., Pruter H., Johnson J.A., St Clair J.J.H., Lamarre J.F., Rausch J., Reneerkens J., Conklin J.R., Burger J., Liebezeit J., Bety J., Coleman J.T., Figuerola J., Hooijmeijer J.C.E.W., Alves J.A., Smith J.A.M., Weidinger K., Koivula K., Gosbell K., Exo K.M., Niles L., Koloski L., McKinnon L., Praus L., Klaassen M., Giroux M.A., Sladecek M., Boldenow M.L., Goldstein M.I., Salek M., Senner N., Ronka N., Lecomte N., Gilg O., Vincze O., Johnson O.W., Smith P.A., Woodard P.F., Tomkovich P.S., Battley P.F., Bentzen R., Lanctot R.B., Porter R., Saalfeld S.T., Freeman S., Brown S.C., Yezerinac S., Szekely T., Montalvo T., Piersma T., Loverti V., Pakanen V.M., Tijsen W., Kempenaers B. (2016) Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature. 540, 7631, 109-+. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v540/n7631/full/nature20563.html
  20. Alves J.A., Dias M.P., Mendez V., Katrinardottir B., Gunnarsson T.G. (2016) Very rapid long-distance sea crossing by a migratory bird. Scientific Reports. 6, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep38154
  21. Lourenco P.M., Alves J.A., Catry T., Granadeiro J.P. (2015) Foraging ecology of sanderlings Calidris alba wintering in estuarine and non-estuarine intertidal areas. Journal Of Sea Research. 104, 33-40. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.06.013
  22. Katrinardottir B., Alves J.A., Sigurjonsdottir H., Hersteinsson P., Gunnarsson T.G. (2015) The Effects of Habitat Type and Volcanic Eruptions on the Breeding Demography of Icelandic Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus. Plos One. 10, 7, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131395
  23. Alves J.A., Lourenco P.M. (2014) Estimating flight ranges to unravel migratory strategies: spring migration of continental Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa. Bird Conservation International. 24, 2, 214-222. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid...
  24. Pardal S., Alves J.A., Ze-Ze L., Osorio H., Rocha A., Lopes R.J., Potts P., Amaro F., Santiago-Quesada F., Sanchez-Guzman J.M., Masero J., Alves M.J., Perez-Tris J., Ramos J.A., Mendes L. (2014) Shorebird low spillover risk of mosquito-borne pathogens on Iberian wetlands. Journal Of Ornithology. 155, 2, 549-554. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-013-1036-2
  25. Gill J.A., Alves J.A., Sutherland W.J., Appleton G.F., Potts P.M., Gunnarsson T.G. (2014) Why is timing of bird migration advancing when individuals are not?. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2161
  26. Catry T., Alves J.A., Gill J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Granadeiro J.P. (2014) Individual specialization in a shorebird population with narrow foraging niche. Acta Oecologica. 56, 56-65. (see details) ISI paper
  27. Lopes R.J., Alves J.A., Gill J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Hooijmeijer J.C.E.W., Lourenço P.M., Masero J.A., Piersma T., Potts P.M., Rabaçal B., Reis S., Sánchez-Guzman J.M., Santiago-Quesada F., Villegas A. (2013) Do different subspecies of black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa overlap in Iberian wintering and staging areas? Validation with genetic markers. Journal Of Ornithology. 154, 1, 35-40. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10336-012-0865-8?LI=true
  28. Alves J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Hayhow D.B., Appleton G.F., Potts P.M., Sutherland W.J., Gill J.A. (2013) Costs, benefits and fitness consequences of different migratory strategies. Ecology. 94, 11-17. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0737.1
  29. Alves J.A. (2013) Avian demography in a changing world. Ibis. 155, -908. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12092
  30. Alves J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Potts P.M., Sutherland W.J., Gill J.A. (2013) Sex-biases in distribution and resource use at different spatial scales in a migratory shorebird. Ecology And Evolution. 3, 4, 1079-1090. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.503
  31. Catry T., Alves J.A., Gill J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Granadeiro J.P. (2012) Sex Promotes Spatial and Dietary Segregation in a Migratory Shorebird During the Non-breeding Season. Plos One. 7, 3, e33811. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033811 (see details) ISI paper
  32. Sutherland W.J., Alves J.A., Amano T., Chang C.H., Davidson N.C., Finlayson C.M., Gill J.A., Gill R.E., Conzález P.M., Gunnarsson T.G., Kleijn D., Spray C.J., Székely T., Thompson D.B.A. (2012) An horizon scanning assessment of current and potential future threats facing migratory shorebirds. Ibis. 154, 663-679. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01261.x
  33. Gunnarsson, T.G., Sutherland, W.J., Alves, J.A., Potts, P.M. & Gill, J.A. (2012) Rapid changes in phenotype distribution during range expansion in a migratory bird. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B. 279, 411-416. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.0939
  34. Alves J.A., Sutherland W.J., Gill J.A. (2012) Will improving wastewater treatment impact shorebirds? Effects of sewage discharges on estuarine invertebrates and birds. Animal Conservation. 15, 44-52. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00485.x
  35. Alves J.A., Gunnarsson T.G., Potts P.M., Gelinaud G., Sutherland W.J., Gill J.A. (2012) Overtaking on migration: does longer distance migration always incur a penalty?. Oikos. 121, 3, -464. 1600-0706. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19678.x
  36. Catry T., Alves J.A., Andrade J., Costa H., Dias M.P., Fernandes P., Leal A., Lourenço P.M., Martins R.C., Moniz F., Pardal S., Rocha A., Santos C.D., Encarnação V., Granadeiro J.P. (2011) Long-term declines of wader populations at the Tagus estuary, Portugal: a response to global or local factors?. Bird Conservation International. 21, 438-453. (see details) ISI paper
  37. Lourenço P.M., Kentie R., Schroeder J., Alves J.A., Groen N., Hooijmeijer J.C.E.W., Piersma T. (2010) Phenology, stop-over dynamics and population size of migrating black-tailed godwits Limosa limosa limosa at a key staging area, the Tejo and Sado rice plantations. Ardea. 98, 35-42. (see details) ISI paper
  38. Alves J.A., Lourenço P.M., Piersma T., Sutherland W.J., Gill J.A. (2010) Population overlap and habitat segregation in wintering Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa. Bird Study. 57, 381-391. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A (2017) Bloody Cockles: a novel and important food item for Whimbrels in the Banc d’Arguin. Wader Study. 124, 2, (see details)
    Link: https://doi.org/10.18194/ws.00072
  2. Shamoun-Baranes, J.,Alves, J.A.,Bauer, S., Dokter, A.M., Hüppop, O., Koistinen, J., Leijnse, H., Liechti, F., Gasteren, H. & Chapman, J.W. (2014) Continental-scale radar monitoring of the aerial movements of animals. Movement Ecology. 2, 9, (see details)
    Link: dx.doi.org/10.1186/2051-3933-2-9
  3. Alves JA, Lourenço PM, Dias MP, Antunes L, Catry T, Costa H, Fernandes P, Ginja B, Jara J, Martins R, Moniz F, Pardal S, Pereira T, Rainho MJ, Rocha A, Rodrigues JC, Rolo M (2012) Monitoring waterbird populations on the Tejo, Sado, and Guadiana estuaries, Portugal: 2011 report. Anuário Ornitológico. 9, 66-87. (see details)
    Link: http://www.spea.pt/fotos/editor2/ao_09_3.pdf
  4. Alves, J.A., Dias, M., Rocha, A., Barreto, B., Catry, T., Costa, H., Fernandes, P., Ginja, B., Glen, K., Jara, J., Martins, R., Moniz, F., Pardal, S., Pereira, T., Rodrigues, J. & Rolo Miguel. (2011) Monitoring waterbird populations on the Tagus, Sado and Guadiana Estuaries: 2010 report. Anuário Ornitólogico. 8, 118-133. (see details)
    Link: www.spea.pt/fotos/editor2/anuario_ornitologico8_5.pdf
  5. Alves, J.A., Dias, M., Catry, T., Costa, H., Fernandes, P., Martins, R., Moniz, F., & Rocha, A. (2010) Monitoring waterbird populations on the Tagus and Guadiana Estuaries: 2009 report. Anuário Ornitólogico. 7, 109-119. (see details)
    Link: www.spea.pt/fotos/editor2/spea_anuario_ornitologico_7_monitorizacao_das_...
  6. Lourenço, P.M. & Alves, J.A. (2009) Bird movements in the vicinity of the Campo de Tiro de Alcochete: are bird collisions an important risk in the proposed area of the New Airport of Lisboa?. Wader Study Group Bull.. 116, 175-180. (see details)
  7. Gill, J.A., Langston, R.H.W., Alves, J.A., Atkinson, P.W., Bocher, P., Cidraes Vieira, N., Crockford, N.J., Gélinaud, G., Groen, N., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, B., Hooijmeijer, J., Kentie, R., Kleijn, D., Lourenço, P.M., Masero, J.A., Meunier, F., Potts, P.M., Roodbergen, M., Schekkerman, H., Schroder, J. Wymenga, E. & Piersma, T (2007) Contrasting trends in two Black-tailed Godwit populations: a review of causes and recommendations. Wader Study Group Bull. 114, 43-50. (see details)
  8. Alves, J. A., Vingada, J. & Rodrigues, P. (2006) Wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) diet on a coastal sand dune area of center Portugal: a contribution towards management. Wildlife Biology In Practice. 2, 2, 63-70. (see details)
    Link: dx.doi.org/10.2461/wbp.2006.2.8
  9. Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A. (-) Trade-offs between shorter migration and warmer winters: carry-over effects of winter site choice in migratory shorebirds. (see details)
    Link: www.bou.org.uk/bouproc-net/migratory-birds/alves-etal.pdf
  1. Alves, J.A. (2010) Implications of migratory strategies and winter locations in a migratory shorebird. (see details)
  1. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A (2017) Individual temporal flexibility and potential effects on breeding performance in an arctic migrant. (see details)
  2. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T, Alves J A (2017) Temporal flexibility on breeding and migration of Icelandic Whimbrels and potential consequences for reproduction. (see details)
  3. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T, Alves J A (2017) Causes and consequences of individual variation in breeding phenology in Icelandic Whimbrels. (see details)
  4. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A. (2017) Is faster spring the rule? Contrasting seasonal variation in Whimbrel migration duration to other waders. (see details)
  5. Alves, J.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J. Desmet, P., Dokter, A., Bauer, S., Hüppop, O., Koistinen, J., Leijnse, H., Liechti, F. Gasteren, H., Van Den Broeck, W. & Chapman, J.W. (2016) Monitoring continent-wide aerial patterns of bird movements using weather radars. . (see details)
    Link: www.bou.org.uk/bouproc-net/avian-tracking/alves-etal.pdf
  6. Carneiro C, Méndez V, Dias M P, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A (2016) Migration, delays and breeding success of Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus islandicus). (see details)
  7. Carneiro C, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A (2016) Icelandic whimbrels in time and space: a look into population and individual flexibility. (see details)
  8. Kolbeinsson, Y., van Bemmelen, R., Petersen, A., Alves, J.A., Okill, D., Lehikoinen, A. Petersen, I., Thorstensen S., Ramos, R. & González-Solís, J. (2015) Unravelling the migration and wintering grounds of Red-necked Phalaropes Phalaropus lobatus nesting across the Western Palearctic. (see details)
  9. Alves, J.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J. Desmet, P., Dokter, A., Bauer, S., Hüppop, O., Koistinen, J., Leijnse, H., Liechti, F. Gasteren, H., & Chapman, J.W. (2015) Monitoring continent-wide aerial patterns of bird movements using weather radars. . (see details)
  10. Alves, J.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J. Desmet, P., Dokter, A., Bauer, S., Hüppop, O., Koistinen, J., Leijnse, H., Liechti, F. Gasteren, H., & Chapman, J.W. (2015) Continent-wide aerial patterns of bird movements using weather radars. (see details)
  11. Alves, J.A. Gill, J.A. & Gunnarsson, T.G. (2015) Mechanistic processes that can drive changes in migratory systems. . (see details)
  12. Gill, J.A, Gunnarsson, T.G., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M. & Alves, J.A. (2015) Drivers of advances in timing of bird migration. (see details)
  13. Gunnarsson, T.G., Alves, J.A., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A (2015) Settlement decisions of juvenile shorebirds. . (see details)
  14. Carneiro C, Méndez V, Dias M P, Gunnarsson T G, Alves J A (2015) Do males overtake females? Migration schedules of Icelandic Whimbrel pairs. (see details)
  15. Lourenço, P.M., Alves, J.A., Catry, T., Granadeiro, J.P. (2014) Comportamento alimentar, dieta e intake energético de pilritos-d'areia Calidris alba a invernar em praias estuarinas e não estuarinas. (see details)
  16. Catry, T., Lourenço, P.M., Lopes, R.J., Piersma, T., Alves, J.A., Carneiro, C., Martins, R.C., Bearhop, S., Granadeiro, J.P. (2014) Invisible links: unveiling origins of migratory waders using biogeochemical markers. (see details)
  17. Alves, J.A. (2014) From winter to summer: pre-nuptial migration, connectivity & breeding range expansion in a migratory shorebird. (see details)
  18. Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Sutherland, W.J., Potts, P.M. & Gill, J.A. (2014) Hot and warm: consequences of rising temperatures for breeding and beyond. (see details)
  19. Gasteren, H., Alves, J.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J. Desmet, P., Dokter, A., Bauer, S., Hüppop, O., Koistinen, J., Liechti, F. & Chapman, J.W. (2014) A European-wide BIRDTAM system using the weather radar network. (see details)
  20. Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A. (2014) Is it profitable to invest in Portugal? The Icelandic black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa islandica) perspective. . (see details)
  21. Alves, J.A. (2013) Changing patterns of habitat use by staging Icelandic godwits in the Netherlands. (see details)
  22. Alves, J.A. (2013) Inversiones en "paraísos fiscales": ¿cómo se pueden beneficiar las aves migradoras del sus acciones? . (see details)
  23. Alves, J.A., Gunnarsson, T.G., Hayhow, D., Appleton, G.F., Potts, P.M., Sutherland, W.J. & Gill, J.A. (2013) Migratory connectivity and the importance of refuelling sites. (see details)
  1. Carneiro, C & Alves, J A (2017) Ireland – the Icelandic whimbrel stepping stone. (see details)
  2. Carneiro C, Lourenço P, Alves J A (2015) As Aves dos Bijagós. (see details)