• 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
 
 
 
Neftalí Sillero
 
Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Member Type: Former Members
Degree: PhD
Email: neftali@mail.icav.up.pt
Address: CIBIO, Campus de Vairão, R. Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão

I am interesting in the application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in the spatial modelling and cartography of the distribution of amphibian and reptile species.
In my PhD work, satellite imagery from Landsat 5 are evaluated as a useful data source for calculating potential distributions versus data appearing in published maps. I compare predictive models of species distribution from published map variables and remote sensing variables in a area (Salamanca province, Spain) with known ecogeographical information. In the future, those results could be extrapolated to remote areas, where environmental variables mapping are very scarce or do not exist.
In relation to cartography of herpetofauna, I worked in the Atlas of Portugal and Spain, applying the Geographical Information Systems to construct more reliable and secure databases and to produce the species maps automatically.