• 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
 
 
 
Luis de Oliveira Gordinho
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: Graduate
Email: up090381066@alunos.fc.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: CONGEN

I started birding in 1984 and my first professional work as a field ornithologist was seven years later, in 1991 (for Peneda-Gerês bird atlas). In 1992/1993 I begun my Biology course at Aveiro University, but later got transferred to Lisbon Faculty of Sciences where I obtained the degree. I started working full time in ornithology at the Applied Ecology Center (CEABN) of Lisbon Agronomic Institute (ISA) in 2000. My work there was funded by a 2 year project grant from the Portuguese Fundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and this was the only time I mostly did scientific research. After that, I moved to a private company (Erena) where I worked for nine years in a row. The company business was environmental consultancy and there I did vertebrate monitoring, habitat management, environmental planning, etc; nearly always focusing on birds.

 

In part-time, I helped with scientific research on steppe birds, hunting regime/game species and birds of Mediterranean forest ecosystems. As a hobby, I published technical and popular papers on birding. The most widely recognized being the 25 article in a row column Ciber-ornitofilia in the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) magazine Pardela and the technical articles in Birding, Ornithos and Vår Fågelvärld. In 2010 I obtained a four year leave from Erena to pursue a PhD.

 

The main subject of my thesis -Speciation- and the way I chose to approach it -through Bioacoustics- in a way represent a rupture with the applied ecology line I’ve been following. Also, they stand for a return to the origins, to what attracted me to ornithology –and even to birding- in the first place. I hold a FCT Individual Doctoral Grant (SFRH/BD/64645/2009) since February. My Supervisors are Prof. Dennis Hasselquist (Lund Univ.) and Dr. Júlio Neto (CIBIO & Lund). Our model species is the reed bunting – possibly the fluffiest bird in the World!