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AZORPI - Ecology and evolution of the Azores woodpigeon: support tools for a management and conservation strategy

AZORPI - Ecology and evolution of the Azores woodpigeon: support tools for a management and conservation strategy

The Azores woodpigeon (Columba palumbus azorica) is an endemic sub-species protected by the Birds Directive but it is also a bird that farmers dislike for the damage they can cause to crops. Given this dichotomy and the almost complete lack of knowledge about Azores woodpigeon it is urgent to obtain information on the ecology and on the taxonomic and conservation status of this species. Thes project aims to fill this gap and provide the data needed to develop an effective management and conservation plan for the species.

Team
Principal Investigator
Researchers
David Gonçalves

David Gonçalves

Position: Assistant Professor
Group:
AVE
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José Carlos Alcobia Rogado de Brito

José Carlos Alcobia Rogado de Brito

Position: Principal Researcher
Group:
BIODESERTS
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Miguel Jorge Pinto Carneiro

Miguel Jorge Pinto Carneiro

Position: Principal Researcher
Group:
EVOLGEN
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Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Position: Associate Professor
Group:
CONGEN
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Pedro Andrade

Pedro Andrade

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
EVOLGEN, TROPBIO
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Students
Tiago Gonçalves Rodrigues

Tiago Gonçalves Rodrigues

Position: PhD Student
Group:
AVE
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Technical Staff
Rémi Fontaine

Rémi Fontaine

Position: Research Technician
Group:
AVE
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Other members
Amélia Fonseca (PI, Biology Department, University of Azores), Verónica Neves (IMAR-Azores, DOP, Univeristy of Azores)
State
Ongoing
Proponent Institution
Univerisyt of Azores
Funded by
SRCTE, DRCT (Azores)
Dates
2012 (Duration: 3 years)
Participant Institutions
CIBIO-InBIO, DOP-University of Azores, IMAR-Azores
Reference
M2.1.2/F/025/2011
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