Photos by: Francesco Valerio; Roberto Sánchez; Gonçalo Ferraz; João Gameiro

Steppe Birds MOVE

Our group is within CIBIO/ BIOPOLIS/ University of Porto. We carry out ecological studies of endangered steppe birds in Iberia, which is a hotspot for steppe bird diversity but vulnerable to environmental and climate change. Most of our research combines GPS tracking data from tagged birds with high-resolution environmental and climatic data from remote sensing, to provide an in-depth understanding into a wide range of ecological processes. Overall, we aim to give insight into the functioning of these unique and important ecosystems.

Our specific aims are to:

Check out our latest publications!

Crispim-Mendes, T., Valerio, F., Marques, A.T., Pita, R., Godinho, G. & Silva, J.P. (accepted) High-resolution species distribution modelling reveals spatial variability and long-term suitability loss in a declining grassland bird. Landscape Ecology, 39: 49

Srivastava, D.S., Bernardino, J., Marques, A.T., Proença-Ferreira, A., Filipe, A.F.F., Borda-de-Água, L. & Gameiro, J. (2024). Editorial bias: A re-analysis of Fox et al. 2023 makes the case for triple-blind review. Functional Ecology, 38: 278–283.

Valerio, F., Godinho, S., Marques, A.T., Mendes, T., Pita, R. & Silva, J.P. (2024). GEE_xtract: high-quality remote sensing data extraction for multiple spatio-temporal ecological scaling. Ecological Informatics, 102502.

Latest outreach initiatives

Público: Portugal enfrenta uma “crise de biodiversidade” nas aves de meios agrícolas, alertam cientistasPúblico:
Wilder: Revista Science: Investigadores portugueses apelam a acção imediata para travar declínio de aves agrícolas
Público: Criticamente em perigo: declínio da águia-caçadeira em Portugal acima dos 75%Público (21 November 2023)


Load More