• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 
Joana Figueiredo Santana
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: joanafsantana@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: APPLECOL

I am currently doing my PhD (since 2010) focused on grassland birds ecological responses to land-use changes in farmland landscapes. I am particularly interested in understand how different grazing types affects grasslands’ biodiversity, particularly birds assemblages and their prey. My broad researches interests include conservation biology and disturbance ecology of forest and farmland Mediterranean habitats, conservation of tropical forests and vertebrates ecology, particularly birds.

 

I am graduated in Biology by the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University (FCUP) since 2004. At that time, I have worked with shorebirds feeding ecology including birds’ diet and prey behaviour. I have also a Master in Natural Resources Management by the Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) since 2009. My master thesis was about the “Effects of understorey clearing on Mediterranean forest bird communities” where I tried to understand the long-term recovery patterns of vegetation and birds communities structure and composition after mechanical undergrowth clearings in Mediterranean cork oak forest of Southern Portugal (Serra do Caldeirão). In the mean while I have performed intense field work in Amazonian forest during 2007 in the scope of a FCT project aiming to understand how contrasting flooding regimes affect birds and bats assemblages, in order to best managing tropical flooded habitats.