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Eduardo Loureiro Ferreira

Eduardo Loureiro Ferreira

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: G-2291-2010
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0497-6118
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: RID=G-2291-2010


Research interests

- Understanding how population dynamics, structure, diversity and gene flow is affected by changes in land-use and land-cover.
- Understanding the process of biodiversity loss and the impact of anthropogenic stressors in this process.
- Identifying vulnerable species, traits and taxa and help designing conservation measures.
- Integrating biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of ecosystems by human populations.

Academic degrees

- PhD on Biology (2011), University of Aveiro (in collaboration with UFES and UFT, Brazil).
- MSc on Ecology (2006), Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra.
- Graduation in Biology (2002), University of Aveiro.

Scientific activities

- Assistant Researcher (Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule), CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, since February 2019.
- Invited Assistant Professor (30%), University of Aveiro, from September 2013 to January 2019.
- Treasurer of the Portuguese Herpetological Association (APH), since December 2015.
- Invited Assistant Professor (0%), University Lúrio, Pemba, Mozambique, since September 2015.
- Post-doc Researcher (FCT - SFRH/BPD/72895/2010), University of Aveiro, since August 2012.
- Member of the Scientific Council of the University of Cabo Verde, from April 2012 to April 2014.
- Invited Assistant Professor, University of Cabo Verde, from October 2011 to August 2012.

Publications

Projects

LIFE WolFlux - Decreasing socio-ecological barriers to connectivity for wolves south of the Douro river See more

ELP-WI - Scaling up Rewilding in Western Iberia See more

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

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

Comparative genetic analysis of wild boar and domestic pig populations: implication for preservation of the genetic integrity of ecologically and economically important wildlife resources See more

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

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

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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Adamo Izaque Ibraimo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pascoal Nhamue (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Francisco Graça (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Baltazarina Constantino José (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Cátia Lima (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rute Silva Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Miguel Ângelo Silva Freitas (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Gregório (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Afido Pirilau (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): André Pedro do Couto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rafael Batista de Mendonça (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Salgueiro Torres (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniela Sofia de Jesus Maia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Marta Alexandre (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rita Vale (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Guerreiro Batista (not a CESAM member)

Estágio/Traineeship (Main Supervisor): Cristina Patrício Pinto da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Estágio/Traineeship (Main Supervisor): Sara Pimentel Fidalgo Peixoto (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Diana Sofia Matos Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Estágio Curricular (Main Supervisor): Rita Ribeiro Lacerda do Vale (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Miguel Ângelo Silva Freitas (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): André Caldeira Limede (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Letícia Pereira da Cunha (not a CESAM member)

Traineeship (Graduation) (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Correia Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Traineeship (Graduation) (Co-supervisor): Ana Silva Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Estágio/Internship (Co-supervisor): Daniela Sofia de Jesus Maia (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa/Graduation Thesis (Co-supervisor): Rita Ribeiro de Sousa Lacerda do Vale (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa/Graduation Thesis (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Costa (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa/Graduation Thesis (Co-supervisor): Diana Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Estágio/Internship (Co-supervisor): Inês de Sousa Gregório (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa/Graduation Thesis (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Costa Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Traineeship (Co-supervisor): Francisca Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Traineeship (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Costa (not a CESAM member)

Graduation Thesis (Co-supervisor): Ana Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Supervisions

MSc Thesis



  1. Ludmilla Blaschikoff (2018-2019). Genetic diversity of dogs at the agro-pastoral Chalcolithic Leceia archaeological site, Portugal. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, ongoing).

  2. Baltazarina Vânia (2017-). Avaliação do grau de conhecimento das comunidades humanas do PNQ sobre a diversidade, ecologia, importância e grau de ameaça dos carnívoros da região. Masters in Applied Ecology, FCN, UniLúrio, Pemba, Mozambique (co-supervisor, ongoing)

  3. Adamo Ibraimo (2017-). Avaliação do conflito Homem-Fauna Bravia no PNQ, com foco no caso dos carnívoros. Masters in Applied Ecology, FCN, UniLúrio, Pemba, Mozambique (supervisor, ongoing)

  4. Miguel Angelo Freitas (2017-2018). De bestas a bestiais num bater de asas: Promover a conservação de morcegos a partir de ações informais de educação ambiental. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluída).

  5. Pascoal Nhamue (2015-). Avaliação do valor nutricional da polpa da fruta da Adansonia digitata e da Ziziphus mauritiana. Masters in Applied Ecology, FCN, UniLúrio, Pemba, Mozambique (supervisor, ongoing)

  6. Rafael Batista de Mendonça (2015-2018). Padrões de diversidade e distribuição de anfíbios e répteis num gradiente de fitofisionomias no Cerrado Brasileiro. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluída).

  7. Inês Gregório (2016-2017). Genetic structure, diversity and geneflow on a threatened brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in Cantabria, Spain. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluída).

  8. Guerreiro João Baptista (2016-2017). Impacto da Desflorestação no distrito de Ancuabe -Parque Nacional das Quirimbas (PNQ): Causas e Consequências Sócio Ambientais. Masters in Applied Ecology, FCN, UniLúrio, Pemba, Mozambique (supervisor, concluída)

  9. Marta Alexandre (2016-2017). Environmental drivers of mesocarnivores presence in Mediterranean landscapes. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluída).

  10. Rita Ribeiro de Sousa Lacerda do Vale (2016-2017). Carnivores and anthropogenic habitats: threats or opportunities? Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluída).

  11. Diana Sofia Matos Ferreira (2016-2017). Uncovering ecological and genetic patterns of the eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) expansion in Portugal. Masters in Applied Ecology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluída).

  12. Afido Pirilau (2016-2017). Situação Actual da Estratégia de Gestão do Conflito Homem - Fauna Bravia, no Distrito de Quissanga, Mozambique. Masters in Applied Ecology, FCN, UniLúrio, Pemba, Mozambique (co-supervisor, concluída)

  13. André Pedro do Couto (2014-2015) Influence of landscape structure on the diversity and distribution of amphibians in Montesinho Natural Park. Masters in Applied BIology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluída).

  14. Inês Salgueiro Torres (2011-2013). Fatores que afetam a diversidade de anfíbios no Baixo Vouga Lagunar. Masters in Applied BIology, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluída).


Graduation Internships



  1. Ana Rita Correia Fernandes (2017-2018). O Homem e a Natureza no Baixo Vouga Lagunar: sinergias ou antagonismos e o seu impacto na conservação da biodiversidade. Host Institution: Câmara Municipal de Estarreja - BioRia.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  2. Ana Rute Silva Barbosa (2017-2018). Medidas de mitigação e compensação aplicadas no processo de AIA para o descritor de ecologia. Host Institution: BioInsight.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  3. Francisca Mendes (2016-2017). Investigação taxonómica de Bradypus pigmeaus através de marcadores moleculares. Host Institution: CIBIO-UP.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  4. Beatriz Costa (2016-2017). Monitoring of amphibian mortality in roads in Slovenia. Host Institution: Herpetological Society of Slovenia.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  5. Sara Pimentel Fidalgo Peixoto (2015-2016). Estudo da dieta de toupeira-de-água, Galemys pyrenaicus, na região nordeste de Portugal, através de metabarcoding. Host Institution: CIBIO-UP.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded)

  6. Cristina Patrício Pinto da Silva (2015-2016). Development of a conservation program for Dasyprocta sp. in Utila, Honduras. Host Institution: Iguana Station.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  7. Diana Sofia Matos Ferreira (2014-2015). Monitorização da população de lontra do Baixo Vouga Lagunar, com recurso a técnicas ecológicas e genética molecular. Host Institution: Associação EcoNativa.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  8. Rita Ribeiro Vale (2014-2015). Caraterização genética da população de cão doméstico nas Serras da Arada, Freita e Montemuro, com vista à monitorização das populações do lobo ibérico.  Host Institution: ACHLI.  Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  9. Inês de Sousa Gregório (2014). Populational Genetics of Antarctic fur seals. Host Institution: Univ. de Bielefeld. Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded)

  10. Daniela Sofia de Jesus Maia (2012-2013). Seasonal and spatial patterns of diversity of nocturnal insects in the humanized landscape of Baixo Vouga Lagunar. Host Institution: Câmara Municipal de Estarreja. Internship, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).


Graduation Thesis



  1. Ana Rita Correia Fernandes (2017-2018). Diversidade de anfíbios e répteis nas Serras de Arada, Freita e Montemuro.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  2. Ana Rute Silva Barbosa (2016-2017). Conceção e organização da coleção de amostras biológicas da Unidade de Vida Selvagem.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (co-supervisor, concluded).

  3. Beatriz Costa Oliveira (2015-2016). Perceção sobre os anfíbios portugueses em adultos e alunos do terceiro ciclo do ensino básico.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  4. Miguel Ângelo Silva Freitas (2014-2015). Herpetofauna da Barrinha de Esmoriz, Parque Ambiental do Buçaquinho, dunas e pinhal litoral do norte do concelho de Ovar.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  5. Pedro Vasco Soares Dias de Sá (2014-2015). Levantamento da fauna de mamíferos terrestres não voadores da região norte do concelho de Ovar.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  6. Letícia Pereira da Cunha (2014-2015). Hemiptera do Baixo Vouga Lagunar.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  7. André Caldeira Limede (2014-2015). Orthopteroidea do Baixo Vouga Lagunar .  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  8. Rita Ribeiro Vale (2013-2014). Que fatores afetam a colonização de refúgios artificiais por Hyla arborea?  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  9. Ricardo Costa (2013-2014). Caraterização genética de uma população de cão doméstico com vista à conservação do lobo-ibérico.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

  10. Diana Ferreira (2013-2014). Técnicas de identificação molecular de lontra (Lutra lutra) com base em amostras não invasivas.  Graduation Thesis, Dep. Biology, University of Aveiro (supervisor, concluded).

Participation in other projects

Caracterización Genética de cabra montés (Capra pyrenaica) en Tortosa y Beceite, Monserrat y Montgri, Cataluña (ongoing)
Coordinator of the molecular genetics task. Coordination: UA (Prof. Doutor Carlos Fonseca). Funding: Generalitat de Cataluña.
Genetic Monitoring of the Cantabrian Brown bear (Ursus arctos) populations (ongoing)
Coordinator of the molecular genetics task. Coordination at UA: Prof. Doutor Carlos Fonseca. Funding: FAPAS Espanha.
Plano de monitorização do lobo ibérico (Canis lupus signatus) a sul do rio Douro – zona Oeste (ongoing)
Coordinator of the molecular genetics task. Coordination at UA: Prof. Doutor Carlos Fonseca. Partners: Universidade de Aveiro e ACHLI. Funding: ACHLI.
Plano de reintrodução do corço (Capreolus capreolus) na Serra de Arada, Freita e Montemuro (ongoing)
Coordinator of the molecular genetics task. Coordination at UA: Prof. Doutor Carlos Fonseca. Partners: Universidade de Aveiro e ACHLI. Funding: ACHLI.
Acompanhamento Ecológico da Fauna - Aproveitamento Hidroelétrico de Foz Tua. Programa de Monitorização Ecológico – Lontra (ongoing)
Coordinator of the molecular genetics task. Coordination at UA: Prof. Doutor Carlos Fonseca. Partners: Universidade de Aveiro & Bio3. Funding: EDP.
Inventariação da herpetofauna do Parque Estadual do Cantão e seu entorno - Tocantins, Brasil (Set/2006-Jan/2010).
Team member Coordination: Prof. Doutora Adriana Malvasio, Univ. Federal do Tocantins, Brasil.
POP-GENE TIMOR: first forensic DNA marker study of East-Timor people (Fev/2003-DEZ/2005)
Collaborator. Coordination: Prof. Doutor Luís Souto Miranda, DBIO, Universidade de Aveiro.
Genética Populacional do javali em Portugal (Fev/2003-Mar/2006)
Collaborator. Coordination: Prof. Dr. Carlos Fonseca, CESAM & DBIO, Universidade de Aveiro.

Reviewer in International Periodicals

Biological Conservation, since September 2018
Amphibia-Reptilia, since May 2017
Ecology and Evolution, since November 2016
Journal of Wildlife Management, since July 2016
Czech Journal of Animal Sciences, since October 2015
Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research, since July 2015
African Journal of Ecology, since July 2013
Herpetological Journal, since August 2012
Zoologia Caboverdiana, since April 2012
Mammalian Biology, since July 2008

Organization of Scientific Events

- XII ENBE - 12º Encontro nacional de biologia evolutiva, Universidade de Aveiro E APBE— Dez/2016.
- IV ENPGCB - 4º Encontro nacional de pós-graduação em ciências biológicas, Univ. Aveiro, — Abr/2015.
- XIII Congresso Luso-Espanhol de Herpetologia , Universidade de Aveiro, — Set/2014
- VI Jornadas de cunicultura, Universidade de Aveiro/ASPOC — out/2014
- RUSI II - Segunda Reunião sobre Ungulados Silvestres Ibéricos", 15 a 16 de Julho de 2011, Aveiro, Portugal.
- VI Simpósio de Pós-graduação do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 3-4 de Maio de 2007.
- I Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas/V Simpósio de Pós-graduação do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 2-4 de Maio de 2006.

Prizes

- Second best student’s oral presentation, with the communication “Portuguese wild boar (Sus scrofa) population structure: results from a microsatellite analysis”, during the XXVII IUGB Congress (International Union of Game Biologists), helded from 28 of August to 3 of September 2005, Hanover, Germany.

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