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Carlos Fonseca

Carlos Fonseca

Associate Professor with Habilitation

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : (AU=(Fonseca C) and AD=(Aveiro and Dept Biol))

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS - Papers in international scientific periodicals with referees (before being a CESAM member)

Sarmento, P., Cruz, J. Tarroso, P. & Fonseca, C. (2006). Space and habitat selection by female European wild cats (Felis silvestris). Wildlife Biology in Practice. 2 (2): 79-89.

Ferreira, E., Souto, L., Soares, A.M.V.M. & Fonseca, C. (2006). Genetic Structure of the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa L.) Population in Portugal. Wildlife Biology in Practice. 2 (1): 17-25.

Vingada, J.V. & Fonseca, C. (2005). Wildlife Biology in Practice: Editorial Note - “And now for something completly differente: The Wildlife Biology in Practice a new journal in “open-access” format”. Wildlife Biology in Practice 1(1): 1 – 2.

Fonseca, C., Santos, P., Monzón, A., Bento, P., Alves da Silva, A., Alves, J., Silvério, A., Soares A.M.V.M. & Petrucci-Fonseca, F. (2004) Reproduction in the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758) populations of Portugal. Pp.: 53-65. In: C. Fonseca, J. Herrero, A. Luís & A. M. V. M. Soares (Eds.) Wild Boar Research 2002. A selection and edited papers from the 4th International Wild boar Symposium. Galemys, 16 Special Issue.

Fonseca, C. (2002) – Distribution and numbers of the Wild Boar population in South Eastern Poland. Pirineos, A Journal on Mountain Ecology. 157: 39-45.

Fonseca, C. – (1997) - Influence of landscape and environmental factors upon harvest rate and habitat selection of Wild Boar in Central Portugal. Journal of Wildlife Research. 2 (3,4): 296-302.


13 books; 9 chapters in books; 96 papers published, in print in international scientific periodicals with referees; 10 papers published in national periodicals with referees; several abstracts and papers (about 89) published in national and international conference proceedings, technical journals and others (National Geographic), etc. 81 reports and more than 14 scientific and technical reccomendations; Author or co-author of 315 communications (orals: 170, 126 as invited; posters: 145), in workshops, scientific meetings and national and international congresses.


Prize “Prémio Ibérico FECIEX 2013”, promoted by XXIII Feira de Caza, Pesca y la Naturaleza ibérica organization. Badajoz, Spain, 19th September 2013.

Prize “Investigação em Caça”, promoted by FENCAÇA - Federação Portuguesa de Caça. XXI Encontro Venatório. EXPOCAÇA. Santarém, Portugal, 12th May 2013.

First prize in the Competition Young Environmental Researchers (1995), promoted by Youth Foundation and Ministry of Science and Technology (Portugal).

Fourth prize in the 6th Young Europeans' Environmental Research (YEER) (1995), an European competition in the environmental area, promoted by Jugend Forscht and Deutsche Bank (Germany).


Wildlife Ecology and Management; Conservation and Management of Animal Populations and Ecosystems; GIS – Geographic Information System applied to Natural Resources Management and Conservation; Game and Threatened Species Population Dynamics and Modelling; Vertebrate Biology and Ecology; Habitat Fragmentation; Animal Genetics as a tool for Wildlife Conservation and Management; Wildlife and livestock veterinary for conservation purposes; Global climate changes and its effects on biodiversity; Science Research and culture dissemination; Environmental Education.


Associate Professor with Habilitation at Aveiro University (Department of Biology) since November 2014

Board of directors of the Doctoral School of Aveiro University (since November 2015).

Invited Assistant Professor (0%), at Lúrio University, Mozambique. (15/3/2013-14/3/2014).

Director of the Applied Ecology Master. University of Aveiro. (since 2012/2013).

Board of directors of the Department of Biology - UA (since June 2011 until June 2015).

Biology course Director at Aveiro University (2010/2011 academic year)

Assistant Professor with Habilitation at Aveiro University (Department of Biology) (August 2010-November 2014)

Assistant Professor at Aveiro University (Department of Biology) from September 2008 until July 2010.

Invited Assistant Professor at Aveiro University (Department of Biology) from February 2005 until September 2008.

Invited Assistant at Aveiro University (Department of Biology) from April 2001 until January 2005.

Co-Editor of the journal Wildlife Biology in Practice.

Member of “Liaison Officers” of IUGB – International Union of Game Biologists, as Portuguese correspondent (since September 2003) and founder of the IUGB Association (Uppsala, 2007).


Habilitation in Biology at University of Aveiro, on 15th and 16th July 1010 (Approved).

PhD in Biology at University of Aveiro, on 28 October 2004. Thesis "Population Dynamics and Management of Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Central Portugal and South-Eastern Poland” (Approved).

MSc in Ecology at University of Coimbra, on 13 July 1999. Thesis "Ecologia de Javali (Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758) no Centro de Portugal (Ecology of wild boar in Central Portugal)” (Very Good).

First Degree in Biology (scientific area) at University of Coimbra, on 21 September 1996. Thesis "Biologia do javali (Sus scrofa) (Biology of wild boar (Sus scrofa)". Final classification: 16/20.

Scientific Supervision

In progress (6)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Valente (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Luís Oliveira Carvalho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Catarina Neves Ferreira Lino (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Rita Tinoco Torres (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Victor Bandeira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Ferreira (CESAM member)

Concluded (59)
Master (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Ferreira (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Nuno Cardoso Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sílvia Raquel da Silva Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Anabela Salvado Paula (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Fernanda Isabel da Cunha Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria João Alves de Oliveira da Cruz (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Jorge Humberto André Cancela (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Miguel Vaz Antunes Bernardo (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Estefânia Gomes da Cruz Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): António Alves da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Nuno Miguel Lopes Pinto (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tânia Barros (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Daniela Cardão Salazar (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Santos (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Karina Rodrigues da Silva Banci (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Alcides Leal Gomes de Jesus (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Pedro Dâmaso Neves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Luís Fernando Pascoal da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Guilherme Sarabando Pereira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): António da Cruz Espinha Almeida Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vânia Cristina Foster (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Michelle Alves da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Lino (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Luís Oliveira Carvalho (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria João Saraiva Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Verónica Onofre (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Torres (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Marques (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Mendes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Guido Marcos Ayala Crespo (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Pedro Dâmaso Neves (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Pedro Correia Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Nuno Miguel Negrões Soares (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Ferreira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Pedro Bernardo Marques da Silva Rodrigues Sarmento (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Rita Gomes Rocha (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Rita Tinoco Torres (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Milene Matos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Aderbal Cavalcante Neto (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Pedro Valente e Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Grasiela Edith de Oliveira Porfirio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Wagner Tadeu Vieira Santiago (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Tânia Barros (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Victor Bandeira (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Divaldo José da Costa Rezende (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Alves (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Filipa Peste dos Santos Fernandes da Costa (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Danny Rojas Martín (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): David Risco Pérez (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): José Luís Passos Cordeiro (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Nuno Miguel Negrões Soares (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joaquim Pedro Santos Mercês Ferreira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Maria João Veloso da Costa Ramos Pereira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Milene Matos (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Rita Gomes Rocha (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Tânia Barros (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Paula Alexandra Aquino Maia (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Emmanuel Serrano Ferron (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Clara Bentes Grilo (CESAM member)


In progress (7)
SusPiRe - a tool towards sustainable management of Pinus pinaster (Ait.) forests based on the prediction of spontaneous regeneration See more

Man and Nature in the Baixo Vouga Lagunar: promote synergies and resilience in a global change scenario See more

WildForests - Wildlife conservation and exotic production forests: the need for a bidirectional relation in sustainable landscapes See more

Unveiling the ecological dynamics of antibiotic resistance in ungulates. See more

AWILD - CCP - Ecology of Wild Carnivores in the Quirimbas National Park: Support for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Mozambique See more

FOREST-IN: INovative and Educational INformation for the Sustainable FOREST Management by Smallholders See more

LIFE LINES - Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions See more

Concluded (12)
IMPRINT+ - Imprinting an ecological compensation reasoning on society by means of young citizens See more

Biodiversity, prey-predator dynamics and environmental education at the humanized landscape of BIORIA See more

Ultrasound database for bats of the Brazilian Cerrado See more

Factors affecting patterns of diversity in bats and its consequences for virus prevalence See more

BRIGHT – Bussaco's recovery of invasions generating habitat threats See more

Factors affecting the seasonal and spatial patterns of vertebrate diversity and activity in different habitats of the humanized landscape of BioRia See more

Wind and Biodiversity See more

Biologia, Distribuição, Status de Conservação do Pato Mergulhão e Ações para sua Proteção no Jalapão- Tocantins See more

Genetic assessment of a successful invasion: Population genetics of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal See more

ECOSAL ATLANTIS - Ecotourism in Atlantic Saltpans: A strategy for integral and sustainable development See more

Water and Salt Histories See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more


WoS Papers (109)
Other Papers (40)
Books (13)
Book Chapter (12)
Thesis (19)
Communications (173)
Other Publications (24)

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