2011. PhD, University of Castilla-La Mancha (IREC-UCLM), Spain.
2010. MSc in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources, IREC-UCLM, Spain.
2008. Advanced Studies Diploma, IREC-UCLM, Spain.
2003. MSc in Applied Ecology, University of Porto, Portugal.
2001. Biology degree. University of Porto Portugal.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
2018-present. Guest Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany.
2018. Travel Grant. Marie Curie Alumni Association.
2015 - 2017. Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF). Trent University, Canada & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany.
2014. Postdoctoral Fellowship (Ref. SFRH-BPD-88643-2012) “Mammalian mesocarnivore communities in the Iberian Peninsula: time-series and large-scale analysis for successful top-order predator reintroductions”. Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal.
2013. Postdoctoral contract “Influence of landscape fragmentation on the synchrony of carnivore populations across their distribution range”. Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.
2012. Senior Technician. CIBIO-UP, Portugal.
2012. Research contract. IREC-UCLM, CSIC, Spain.
2006-2011. PhD fellowship (Ref. SFRH/BD/22084/2005). FCT, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal.
2002-2005. Research grant. Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-UP), Portugal.
2000-2001. Junior Biologist. Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, Portugal.
2004-2006. Research Collaboration Fellow in the project “Action plan for the reintroduction of the Iberian Lynx in Portugal” under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Sarmento, ICNB, Ministry of Environment of Portugal.
2003-2004. Research Collaboration Fellow in the project “Evaluation of the relative abundance of wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus) populations in Portugal” in the context of the review of the Red Book of Vertebrates of Portugal, coordinated by CIBIO-UP and the ICNB, being one of the co-authors of the final report.
2002. Regional coordinator of the project “Iberian Lynx monitoring in Portugal” under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Sarmento, ICNB. Ministry of Environment of Portugal.
2000-2001. Research Collaboration Fellow in the project “Genetic characterization and reproductive biology of the Iberian Hare, Lepus granatensis: phylogenetic relationships, population differentiation and reproductive cycle” under the supervision of Dr. Paulo C. Alves, UP, Portugal.
1999. Research Collaboration Fellow, under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Palomares, EBD, CSIC, Spain
1998-1999. Research Collaboration Fellow in the project “Study of activity patterns and behaviour of the Estrilda spp. in Portugal”, under the supervision of Prof. Paulo Fontoura, UP, Portugal.
1998-1999. Research Collaboration Fellow in the project “Science for the kids”, headed by the Juvenile Science Association, integrated in the program “Live Science”, Ministry of Science and Technology, Portugal