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NETPERSIST - NETwork analysis of critical connectivity thresholds for metapopulation PERSISTENCE in complex agricultural landscapes

NETPERSIST - NETwork analysis of critical connectivity thresholds for metapopulation PERSISTENCE in complex agricultural landscapes

Metapopulation persistence is affected by the structure of habitat-networks and the composition of the surrounding matrix, which together determine the fluxes of individuals among patches.

This project aims at the assessment of the effects of landscape functional connectivity on metapopulation persistence and coexistence, using Cabrera and water voles in Mediterranean farmland as model system. In particular, patch-based graphics and genetic networks are combined to analyse connectivity thresholds for Cabrera vole metapopulations. Studies are mostly based on non-invasive genetic sampling of faeces, repeated on seasonal basis over large areas, and involve measuring the effects of habitat-network structure and matrix composition on voles’ dispersal, population structuring, and gene flow.

 

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Team
Principal Investigator
António Paulo Pereira Mira

António Paulo Pereira Mira

Position: Assistant Professor
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Researchers
Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Position: Associate Professor
Group:
CONGEN
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Pedro Beja

Pedro Beja

Position: Associate Director of Operations, Fund Raising and Knowledge Transfer
Groups:
APPLECOL, COMPBIO
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Ricardo Miguel Miguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Ricardo Miguel Miguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
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Soraia Barbosa

Soraia Barbosa

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
EVOLGEN
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Students
Frederico Manuel Vaz Pontes Vitorino Mestre

Frederico Manuel Vaz Pontes Vitorino Mestre

Position: PhD Student
Group:
APPLECOL
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Helena Isabel Sabino Marques

Helena Isabel Sabino Marques

Position: PhD Student
Group:
APPLECOL
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Technical Staff
Clara Mendes Ferreira

Clara Mendes Ferreira

Position: Research Technician
Group:
CONGEN
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Other members
Rusell Gerardo Alpizar Jara, Rita Isabel Ribeiro Miranda de Oliveira
State
Concluded
Proponent Institution
Universidade de Évora
Funded by
FCT
Dates
2013 (Duration: 2 years)
Participant Institutions
ICETA
Reference
PTDC/AAG-MAA/3227/2012
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