• 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
 

 

 

 
 
CIBIO-InBIO RESEARCHER DISTINGUISHED BY THE PHD AWARD IN ECOLOGY - AMADEU DIAS FOUNDATION
Luís Silva, a CIBIO-InBIO researcher, was awarded the second prize in the 2018 edition of the PhD Award in Ecology - Amadeu Dias Foundation, organized by SPECO - Portuguese Society of Ecology.
 

In his PhD, Luís Silva studied ecological interactions between birds and other taxonomic groups, underexplored in ecology. He identified, for the first time in a continent, the presence of a guild of birds as active pollinators, which exploit the pollen like food resource, constituting a real trophic niche of the ecosystem.


He also showed in his thesis titled “A community-level approach to forest biodiversity and avian dispersal services“, that birds carry spores between flowers and specifically to places suitable for their development, an ecological interaction practically unknown at ecosystem level, which is relevant to the understanding of the transmission of diseases that affect different cultivars. This knowledge was considered by SPECO “crucial to the development of management measures and conservation strategies”.


Currently, Luís Silva is doing a Post-doc at the CIBIO-InBIO research group Applied Ecology, focused on the potential of bird and bat top-down control over arthropod pests.


In the scope of this award, he will receive a monetary prize and will present his work at the 17th National Ecology Meeting, which will take place on November 15 and 16 at the University of Évora.

 


To know more about this topic, please follow the link below:
Vencedores da Edição 2018 | Prémio de Doutoramento em Ecologia - Fundação Amadeu Dias

Posted in 2018-10-22