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Joana Bernardino

Joana Bernardino

PhD Student

PhD Student
Member type
CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

I am a wildlife biologist with a special interest on environmental impact assessment, and vertebrate conservation and management.

Since 2005, I participated in several Environmental Impact Assessments and Monitoring Programmes of renewable energy projects and other human-made infrastructures. In 2008 I completed my MSc degree in Ecology and Environmental Management (Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon), with a thesis on methodologies to assess bird and bat fatality at onshore wind farms. Since then I have focused my research on this same topic and joined the coordination team of the 4-year research project “Wind & Biodiversity - Developing Integrated solutions for managing biodiversity in Wind Farms: bird and bat mitigation and compensation” (CENTRO-07-0202-FEDER-011541), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Since 2014 I’m also a member of EUROBATS Intersessional Working Group on “Wind Turbines and Bat Populations”.

Currently, I’m pursuing my PhD in “Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution” from University of Porto. My main research interest is the development of methodologies to assess and mitigate wildlife fatality at linear infrastructures, such as power lines, roads and railways. This research is being conducted under the scope of REN Biodiversity Chair and LIFE LINES project.



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