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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.

Silva, J.P., Gameiro, J., Valerio, F. & Marques, A.T. (2024). Portugal’s farmland bird crisis requires action. Science, 383(6679): 157.


Ramos, R. F., Franco, A., Gilroy, J. J., & Silva, J. P. (2023). Temperature and microclimate refugia use influence migratory timings of a threatened grassland bird. Movement Ecology, 11, 75.

Gameiro, J., Ribeiro, L., Pacheco, C., L., Guedes, A., Pereira, J., Marques, A.T., Valerio, F., Venâncio, L., Diamantino, J., Santos, C., Tomás, A., Sampaio, H., Alcazar, R., Elias, G., Arroyo, B., Silva, J.P. (2023). 1º Censo Nacional da Águia-caçadeira Circus pygargus: Resultados Finais. BIOPOLIS-CIBIO.

Silva, J.P., Marques, A.T., Carrapato, C., Machado, R., Alcazar, R., Delgado, A., Godinho, C., Elias, G. & Gameiro, J. (2023). A nationwide collapse of a priority grassland bird related to livestock conversion and intensification. Scientific Reports, 13: 10005.

Tucker, M.A., Schipper, A.M., Adams, T.S., Attias, N., Avgar, T., Babic, N.L., … Silva, J.P., et al. & Mueller, T. (2023). Behavioral responses of terrestrial mammals to COVID-19 lockdowns. Science, 380(6649), 1059-1064.

Gauld, J., Atkinson, P.W., Silva, J.P. Senn, A. & Franco, A. (2023). Characterisation of a new lightweight LoRaWAN GPS bio-logger and deployment on griffon vultures Gyps fulvus. Animal Biotelemetry, 11, 17.

Ramos, R. F., Franco, A. M., Gilroy, J. J. & Silva, J. P. (2023). Combining bird tracking data with high-resolution thermal mapping to identify microclimate refugia. Scientific Reports, 13(1): 4726.

Valerio, F., Godinho, S., Salgueiro, P., Medinas, D., Manghi, G., Mira, A., Pedroso, N. M., Ferreira, E. M., Craveiro, J., Costa, P., & Santos, S. M. (2023). Integrating remote sensing data on habitat suitability and functional connectivity to inform multitaxa roadkill mitigation plans. Landscape Ecology, 1(18).

Medinas, D., Ribeiro, V., Barbosa, S., Valerio, F., Marques, J. T., Rebelo, H., Paupério, J., Santos, S. M., & Mira, A. (2023). Fine scale genetics reveals the subtle negative effects of roads on an endangered bat. Science of The Total Environment, 161705.


Acácio, M., Atkinson, P. W., Silva, J. P. & Franco, A. M. (2022). Performance of GPS/GPRS tracking devices improves with increased fix interval and is not affected by animal deployment. Plos one, 17(3): e0265541.

Bernardino, J., Martins, R. C., Bispo, R., Marques, A. T., Mascarenhas, M., Silva, R., & Moreira, F. (2022). Ecological and methodological drivers of persistence and detection of bird fatalities at power lines: Insights from multi-project monitoring data. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 93: 106707.

Ferreira, E., Valerio, F., Medinas, D., Fernandes, N., Craveiro, J., Costa, P., Silva, J.P., Carrapato, C., Mira, A. & Santos, S. (2022). Assessing behaviour states of a forest carnivore in a road-dominated landscape using hidden Markov models. Nature Conservation, 47: 155-175.

Gauld, J.G., Silva, J.P., Atkinson, P.W., Record, P., Acácio, M., Arkumarev, V., Blas, J., Bouten, W., Burton, N., Catry, I., Champagnon, J., Clewley, G.D., Dagys, M., Duriez, O., Exo, K-M, Fiedler, W., Flack, A., Friedemann, G., Fritz, J., Garcia-Ripolles, C., Garthe, S., Giunchi, D., Grozdanov, A., Harel, R., Humphreys, E.M., Janssen, R., Kölzsch, A., Kulikova, O., Lameris, T. K., López-López, P., Masden, E.A., Monti, F., Nathan, R., Nikolov, S., Oppel, S., Peshev, H., Phipps, L., Pokrovsky, I., Ross-Smith, V.H., Saravia, V., Scragg, E.S., Sforzi, A., Stoynov, E., Thaxter, C., Van Steelant, W., van Toor, M., Vorneweg, B., Waldenström, J., Wikelski, M., Žydelis, R. & Franco, A.M. (2022). Hotspots in the grid: Avian sensitivity and vulnerability to collision risk from energy infrastructure interactions in Europe and North Africa. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59: 1496– 1512.

Gameiro, J., Catry, T., Marcelino, J., Franco, A.M., Palmeirim, J.M. & Catry, I. (2022). High trophic niche overlap in mixed-species colonies using artificial nests. Ibis, 164: 1073-1085.

Gameiro, J., Franco, A.M., Catry, T., Palmeirim, J.M. & Catry, I. (2022). Antipredator benefits of heterospecific colonial breeding for a predominantly solitary bird. Animal Behaviour, 189: 101-111.

Marques, A.T., Palma, L., Lourenço, R., Cangarato, R., Leitão, A., Mascarenhas, M., Tavares, J.T., Tomé, R., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. (2022). Individual variability of responses to power lines on a long-lived territorial raptor. Ecology and Evolution, 12: e8811.

Kearsley, L., Ranc, N., Meier, C.M., Pacheco, C.M., Henriques, P., Elias, G., Poot, M., Williams, A., Costa, L.T., Helsen, P. & Hufkens, K. (2022). The aeroecology of atmospheric convergence zones: the case of pallid swifts. Oikos, 2022(6): e08594.

Rodrigues, M., Araújo, P., Silva, J., Abad-Gómez, J., Rodrigues, P., Ramos, J., & Alves, J. (2023). Habitat selection and ontogeny of habitat use by juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia revealed by GPS tracking. Bird Conservation International, 33: E31.

Silva, J.P., Marques, A.T., Bernardino, J., Allison, T., Andryushchenko, Y., Dutta, S., Kessler, M., Martins, R.C., Moreira, F., Pallett, J., Pretorius, M.D., Scott, H.A., Shaw, J.M., & Collar, N.J. (2022). The effects of power lines on bustard populations: how best to monitor, how best to mitigate? Bird Conservation International, 33.

Silva, J.P., Arroyo, B., Marques, A.T., Morales, M.B., Devoucoux, P. & Mougeot, F. (2022). Threats affecting little bustards: human impacts. in: Bretagnolle, V., Traba, J. & Morales, M.B. (eds) Little Bustard Ecology and Conservation. Springer Wildlife Research Monographs. Springer, Berlin.

Traba, J., Morales, M.B., Silva, J.P., Bretagnolle, V. & Devoucoux, P. (2022). Habitat Selection and Space Bretagnolle, V., Traba, J. & Morales, M.B. (eds) Little Bustard Ecology and Conservation. Springer Wildlife Research Monographs. Springer, Berlin.


Gameiro, J., Veiga, J., Valera, F., Palmeirim, J.M. & Catry, I. (2021). Influence of colony traits on ectoparasite infestation in birds breeding in mixed-species colonies. Parasitology, 148: 904-912.

Marcelino, J., Moreira, F., Franco, A. M., Soriano-Redondo, A., Acacio, M., Gauld, J., Rego, F.C., Silva, J.P. & Catry, I. (2021). Flight altitudes of a soaring bird suggest landfill sites as power line collision hotspots. Journal of Environmental Management, 294: 113149.

Marques, A.T., Batalha, H. & Bernardino, J. (2021). Bird Displacement by Wind Turbines: Assessing Current Knowledge and Recommendations for Future Studies. Birds, 2: 460–475.

Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J.M. & Moreira., F. (2021). Power line routing and configuration as major drivers of collision risk in two bustard species. Oryx, 55(3): 442-451.

Ramos, R.F., Diogo, J.A., Santana, J., Silva, J.P., Reino, L., Schindler, S., Beja, P., Lomba, A. & Moreira, F. (2021). Impacts of sheep versus cattle livestock systems on birds of Mediterranean grasslands. Scientific Reports, 11: 10827.

Salgueiro, P. A., Valerio, F., Silva, C., Mira, A., Rabaça, J. E., & Santos, S.M. (2021). Multispecies landscape functional connectivity enhances local bird species’ diversity in a highly fragmented landscape. Journal of Environmental Management, 284: 112066.

Valerio, F., Basile, M., & Balestrieri, R. (2021). The identification of wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots: Citizen science reveals spatial and temporal patterns. Ecological Processes, 10(1): 1-13.


Alonso, H., Correia, R.A., Marques, A.T., Palmeirim, J.M., Moreira, F. & Silva, J.P. (2020). Male post‐breeding movements and stopover habitat selection of an endangered short‐distance migrant, the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax. Ibis, 162(2): 279-292.

Gameiro, J., Franco, A.M., Catry, T., Palmeirim, J.M. & Catry, I. (2020). Long-term persistence of conservation-reliant species: Challenges and opportunities. Biological Conservation, 243: 108452.

Gameiro, J., Silva, J.P., Franco, A.M., & Palmeirim, J.M. (2020). Effectiveness of the European Natura 2000 network at protecting Western Europe’s agro-steppes. Biological Conservation, 248: 108681.

Mallon, J.M., Tucker, M.A., Beard, A., Bierregaard, R.O., Jr., Bildstein, K.L., Böhning-Gaese, K., Brzorad, J.N., Buechley, E.R., Bustamante, J., Carrapato, C., Castillo-Guerrero, J.A., Clingham, E., Desholm, M., DeSorbo, C.R., Domenech, R., Douglas, H., Duriez, O., Enggist, P., Farwig, N., Fiedler, W., Gagliardo, A., García-Ripollés, C., Gil Gallús, J.A., Gilmour, M.E., Harel, R., Harrison, A.-L., Henry, L., Katzner, T.E., Kays, R., Kleyheeg, E., Limiñana, R., López-López, P., Lucia, G., Maccarone, A., Mallia, E., Mellone, U., Mojica, E.K., Nathan, R., Newman, S.H., Oppel, S., Orchan, Y., Prosser, D.J., Riley, H., Rösner, S., Schabo, D.G., Schulz, H., Shaffer, S., Shreading, A., Silva, J.P., Sim, J., Skov, H., Spiegel, O., Stuber, M.J., Takekawa, J.Y., Urios, V., Vidal-Mateo, J., Warner, K., Watts, B.D., Weber, N., Weber, S., Wikelski, M., Žydelis, R., Mueller, T. & Fagan, W.F. (2020). Diurnal timing of nonmigratory movement by birds: the importance of foraging spatial scales. Journal of Avian Biology, 51: 12.

Kiss, O., Catry, I., Avilés, J.M., Barišić, S., Kuzmenko, T., Cheshmedzhiev, S., Marques, A.T., Meschini, A., Schwartz, T., Tokody, B. & Végvári, Z. (2020). Past and future climate-driven shifts in the distribution of a warm-adapted bird species, the European Roller. Bird Study, 67(2): 143-159.

Marcelino, J., Silva, J.P., Gameiro, J., Silva, A., Rego, F.C., Moreira, F. & Catry, I. (2020). Extreme events are more likely to affect the breeding success of lesser kestrels than average climate change. Scientific Reports, 10(1): 7207.

Marques, A.T., Moreira, F., Alcazar, R., Delgado, A., Godinho, C., Leitão, D., Rocha, P., Sequeira, N., Palmeirim, J. & Silva, J.P. (2020). Changes in grassland management and linear infrastructures associated to the decline of an endangered bird population. Scientific Reports, 10: 15150.

Marques, A.T., Santos, C.D., Hanssen, F., Muñoz, A.R, Onrubia, A., Wikelski, M., Moreira., F., Palmeirim, J.M. & Silva, J.P. (2020). Wind turbines cause functional habitat loss for migratory soaring birds. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89: 93–103.

Santos, C. D., Silva, J.P., Muñoz, A.R., Onrubia, A. & Wikelski, M. (2020). The gateway to Africa: What determines sea crossing performance of a migratory soaring bird at the Strait of Gibraltar? Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(6): 1317-1328.

Santos, C.D., Marques, A.T. & May, R. (2020). Recovery of raptors from displacement by windfarms – a response. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(3): 121-122.

Valerio, F., Ferreira, E., Godinho, S., Pita, R., Mira, A., Fernandes, N., & Santos, S. M. (2020). Predicting microhabitat suitability for an endangered small mammal using sentinel-2 data. Remote Sensing, 12(3): 562.

Past Pub.

Gudka, M., Santos, C.D., Dolman, P.M., Abad-Gómez, J.M. & Silva, J.P. (2019). Feeling the heat: Elevated temperature affects male display activity of a lekking grassland bird. PLoS One, 14(9): e0221999.

Bernardino, J., Bevanger, K., Barrientos, R., Dwyer, J.F., Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Shaw, J.M., Silva, J.P. & Moreira, F. (2018). Bird collisions with power lines: State of the art and priority areas for research. Biological Conservation, 222: 1-13.

Marcelino, J., Moreira, F., Manosa, S., Cusco, F., Morales, M.B., De La Morena, E.L.G., Bota, G., Palmeirim, J.M. & Silva, J.P. (2018). Tracking data of the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax in Iberia shows high anthropogenic mortality. Bird Conservation International, 28(4): 509-520.

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. PeerJ, 6: e4284.

Silva, J.P., Moreira, F. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2017). Spatial and temporal dynamics of lekking behaviour revealed by high-resolution GPS tracking. Animal Behaviour, 129: 197-204.

García de la Morena, E.L., Morales, M.B., Bota, G., Silva, J.P., Ponjoan, A., Suárez, F., Mañosa, S. & De Juana, E. (2015). Migration Patterns of Iberian Little bustards Tetrax tetrax. Ardeola, 62(1): 95-112.

Silva, J.P., Catry, I., Palmeirim, J.M. & Moreira, F. (2015). Freezing heat: thermally imposed constraints on the daily activity patterns of a free‐ranging grassland bird. Ecosphere, 6(7): 1-13.

Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Moreira, F. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2014). Population density and use of grasslands by female Little Bustards during lek attendance, nesting and brood-rearing. Journal of Ornithology, 155: 53-63.

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. Biological Conservation, 170: 256-263.

Moreira, F., Silva, J.P., Estanque, B., Palmeirim, J.M., Lecoq, M., Pinto, M., Leitão, D., Alonso, I., Pedroso, R., Santos, E., Catry, I., Silva, P., Henriques, I. & Delgado, A. (2012). Mosaic-level inference of the impact of land cover changes in agricultural landscapes on biodiversity: a case-study with a threatened grassland bird. PLoS One, 7(6): e38876.

Silva, J.P., Santos, M., Queirós, L., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M. & Cabral, J. A. (2010). Estimating the influence of overhead transmission power lines and landscape context on the density of little bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding populations. Ecological Modelling, 221(16): 1954-1963.

Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J. M. & Moreira, F. (2010). Higher breeding densities of the threatened little bustard Tetrax tetrax occur in larger grassland fields: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 143(11): 2553-2558.

Silva, J.P., Faria, N. & Catry, T. (2007). Summer habitat selection and abundance of the threatened little bustard in Iberian agricultural landscapes. Biological Conservation, 139(1-2): 186-194.

Silva, J.P., Pinto, M. & Palmeirim, J.M. (2004). Managing landscapes for the little bustard Tetrax tetrax: lessons from the study of winter habitat selection. Biological Conservation, 117(5): 521-528.

Valerio, F., Basile, M., Balestrieri, R., Posillico, M., Di Donato, S., Altea, T. & Matteucci, G. (2016). The reliability of a composite biodiversity indicator in predicting bird species richness at different spatial scales. Ecological Indicators, 71: 627-635.