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32. Bencatel, J., Álvares, F., Ferreira, C.C., Rosalino, L.M. & Barbosa, A.M. Modelling nationwide patterns of carnivore mammal distribution based on non-systematic data. In prep.

31. Momeni-Dehaghi, I.; Drechsler, M.; Salmanmahiny, A.; Omidi, M. & Ferreira, C.C. Key prey, not competitors, determine the persistence of Asiatic cheetah populations in the wild. Submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation.

30. Tobajas, J.; Ferreira, C.C.; Delibes‑Mateos, M.; Villafuerte, R. & Rouco, C. (2024)Adaptive anti‑predatory responses of European rabbits exposed to different predation pressure. Mammalian Biology 1-8.

29. Hochkirch, A.; Bilz, M.; Ferreira, C.C. et al. (2023). A multi-taxon analysis of European Red Lists reveals major threats to biodiversity. In Press. PLoS ONE 18(11): e0293083. Read one of the published interviews here. You can also listen to the Azul podcast about the article here. Both of these are in Portuguese.

28. Márquez, C.C.; Ferreira, C.C. & Acevedo, P. (2022). Driver interactions lead changes in the distribution of imperiled terrestrial carnivores. Science of the Total Environment 838 (2): 156165.

27. Watt, C.; Kierepka, E.M.; Ferreira, C.C.; Koen, E.L.; Row, J.R.; Bowman, J.; Wilson, P.J. & Murray, D.L. (2021). Canada lynx gene flow across a mountain transition zone in western North AmericaCanadian Journal of Zoology 99 (2): 131–140.

26Ferreira, C.C.; Hossie, T.J.; Jenkins, D.A.; Wehtje, M.; Austin, C.E.; Boudreau, M.R.; Chan, K.; Clement, A.; Hrynyk, M.; Longhi, J.; MacFarlane, S.; Majchrzak, Y.N.; Otis, J.A.; Peers, M.J.L.; Rae, J.; Seguin, J.L.; Walker, S.; Watt, C. & Murray, D.L. (2019). The recovery illusion: what is delaying the rescue of imperiled species?. Bioscience 69 (12): 1028–1034.

25. Pinheiro, A.; Sousa-Pereira, P.; Almeida, T.; Ferreira, C.C.; Otis, J.A.; Boudreau, M.R.; Seguin, J.L.; Murray, D.L.; Lanning, D.K. & Esteves. P. (2019). Sequencing of VDJ genes in Lepus americanus confirms a correlation between VHn expression and the leporid species continent of originMolecular Immunology 112:182-187.

24. Bencatel, J.; Ferreira C.C.; Barbosa, A.M.; Rosalino, L.M. & Álvares, F. (2018). Research trends and geographical distribution of mammalian carnivores in Portugal: a review of non-systematic data and publication metricsPLoS ONE 13(11): e0207866.

23. Delibes-Mateos, M.; Castro, F.; Piorno, V.; Ramírez,E.; Blanco-Aguiar, J.A.; Aparicio, F.; Mínguez, L.E.; Ferreira, C.C.; Rouco, C.; Ríos-Saldaña, C.A.; Recuerda, P. & Villafuerte, R. (2018). First assessment of the potential introduction by hunters of Eastern Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) in SpainWildlife Research 45(7) 571-577.

22. Ríos-Saldaña, C.A., Delibes-Mateos, M. & Ferreira, C.C. (2018). Are fieldwork studies being relegated to second place in conservation science?. Global Ecology and Conservation 14: e00389. Check the data from this paper here. Highlighted as one of the influential conservation ecology papers of 2018! and Recommended by F1000!

21. Murray, D.L.; Peers, M.J.L.; Majchrzak, Y.N.; Wehtje, M.; Ferreira, C.; Pickles, R.S.A.; Row, J.R.; Thornton, D.H. (2017). Continental divide: Climate-mediated fragmentation of species distributions in the boreal forest. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176706. Covered by The Toronto Star!

20. Hudson L. ...Ferreira, al. (2017). The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution 7(1): 145–188.

19. Le Pendu, J.; Abrantes, J.; Bertagnoli, S.; Guitton, J.S.; Le Gall-Reculé, G.; Lopes, A.M.; Marchandeau, S.; Alda, F.; Almeida, T.; Alves, P.C.; Barcena, J.; Burmakina, G.; Blanco, E.; Calvete, C.; Cavadini, P.; Cooke, B.; Dalton, K.; Delibes-Mateos, M.; Deptula, W.; Eden, J.S.; Wang, F.; Ferreira, C.; Ferreira, P.; Foronda, P.; Gonçalves, D.; Gavier-Widén, D.; Hall, R.; Hukowska-Szematowicz, B.; Kerr, P.; Kovaliski, J.; Lavazza, A.; Mahar, J.; Malogolovkin, A.; Marques, R.M.; Marques, S.; Martin-Alonso, A.; Monterroso, P.; Moreno, S.; Mutze, G.; Neimanis, A.; Niedzwiedzka-Rystwej, P.; Peacock, D.; Parra, F.; Rocchi, M.; Rouco, C.; Ruvoën-Clouet, N.; Silva, E.; Silvério, D.; Strive, T.; Thompson, G.; Tokarz-Deptula, B. & Esteves, P. (2017). Proposal for a unified classification system and nomenclature of lagovirusesJournal of General Virology 98: 1658-1666.

18. Ferreira, C.; Ríos-Saldaña C.A. & Delibes-Mateos, M. (2016). Naturalists: Hail local fieldwork, not just global models. Nature 534: 326.

17. Ferreira, C.; Bastille-Rousseau, G.; Bennett, A.; Ellington, H.; Terwissen, C.; Austin, C.; Borlestean, A.; Boudreau, M.; Chan, K.; Forsythe, A.; Hossie, T.; Landolt, K.; Longhi, J.; Otis, J.A.; Peers, M.; Rae, J.; Seguin, J.; Watt, C.; Wehtje, M.; Murray, D.L. (2016). The evolution of peer review as a basis for publication in ecology: Directional selection towards a robust discipline. Biological Reviews 91: 597–610.

16. Murray, D.L.; Peers, M.; Majchrzak, Y.; Wehtje, M.; Ferreira, C.; Pickles, R.; Row, J. & Thornton, D. (2015). Potential pitfalls of private initiatives in conservation planning: A case study from Canada's boreal forest. Biological Conservation 192: 174-180. 


15. Ferreira, C.; Castro, F.; Piorno, V.; Barrio, I; Delibes-Mateos, M.; Rouco, C.; Mínguez, L.E.; Aparicio, F.; Blanco-Aguiar, J.A.; Ramírez, E.; Iriarte, C.; Ríos-Saldaña C.A.; Cañadilla, J.; Arias de Reyna, L.; Ferreras, P.; Alves, P.C. & Villafuerte, R. (2015). Biometrical analysis reveals major differences between the two subspecies of the European rabbit. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116(1): 106-116.

14. Marques, S.; Ferreira, C.; Paupério, J.; Silva, R.; Lemos, A, & Alves, P.C. (2015). Coccidiosis in European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus) populations in the Iberian Peninsula. Acta Parasitologica 60(2): 350–355.

13. Delibes-Mateos, M.; Ferreira, C.; Carro, F.; Escudero, M.A. & Gortázar, C. (2014). Ecosystem effects of variant rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus emergence, Iberian Peninsula. Emergent Infectious Diseases 20(12): 1-3.

12. Delibes-Mateos, M.; Ferreira, C.; Rouco, C.; Villafuerte, R. & Barrio, I.C. (2014). Conservationists, hunters and farmers: the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus management conflict in the Iberian Peninsula. Mammal Review 44 (3-4):190–203.

11. Ferreira, C.; Delibes-Mateos, M.; Rouco, C.; Díaz-Ruiz, F.; Fernandez-de-Simon, J.; Ríos-Saldaña, C.A.; Ferreras, P. & Villafuerte, R. (2014). Habitat management as a generalized tool to boost European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus populations in the Iberian Peninsula: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Mammal Review 44(1): 30-43.


10. Ferreira, C.; Villafuerte, R.; Villar, I.; Castro, F.; Ferreras, P.; Rouco, C.; Alves, P.C.; Arias de Reyna, L. & Redpath, S. (2014). Experimental study on the effect of cover and vaccination on the survival of juvenile European rabbits. Population Ecology 56(1): 195-202.

9. Ferreira, C.C. (2013). Cain, M.L., Bowman, W.D. & Hacker, S.D., 2011. Ecology, 2nd Edition. Book Review, ÉcoScience 20(2): 204‒205.


8. Díaz-Ruiz, F.; Delibes-Mateos, M.; García-Moreno, J.L.; López-Martín, J.M.; Ferreira, C. & Ferreras, P. (2013). Biogeographical patterns of the diet of an opportunistic predator: the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Iberian Peninsula. Mammal Review 43(1): 59–70.

7. Ferreira, C. (2012). European rabbit research in the Iberian Peninsula: state of the art and future perspectives. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58(6): 885-895.

6. Sarmento, P.; Cruz, J.; Paula, A.; Eira, C.; Capinha, M.; Ambrósio, I.; Ferreira, C. & Fonseca, C. (2012). Occupancy, colonization and extinction patterns of wild rabbit populations in areas of future Iberian lynx reintroductions. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58: 523-533.


5. Ferreira, C. & Delibes-Mateos, M. (2012). Conflictive management of small mammals considered as pests: a long way to evidence-based policy making. Current Zoology 58(2): 354-358.

4. Ferreira, C.; Paupério, J. & Alves, P.C. (2010). The usefulness of field data and hunting statistics in the assessment of wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) conservation status in Portugal. Wildlife Research 37: 223-229.

3. Ferreira, C. & Alves, P.C. (2009). Influence of habitat management on the abundance and diet of wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus) populations in Mediterranean ecosystems. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55: 487-496.

2. Sarmento, P.; Cruz, J.; Monterroso, P.; Tarroso, P.; Ferreira, C.; Negrões, N. & Eira, C. (2009). Status survey of critically endangered Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus in Portugal. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55: 247-253.

1. Ferreira, C.; Ramirez, E.; Castro, F.; Ferreras, P.; Alves, P.C.; Redpath, S. & Villafuerte, R. (2009). Field experimental vaccination campaigns against myxomatosis and their effectiveness in the wild. Vaccine 27: 6998-7002.



3. Ferreira, C.C.; Sabino-Marques, H.; Bencatel, J.; Álvares, F.; Moura, A.E. & Barbosa, A.M. (2018). Conhecer melhor a nossa biodiversidade: o Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal. Lucanus 2: 136-151.

2. Ferreira, C. & Delibes-Mateos, M. (2010). Wild rabbit management in the Iberian Peninsula: state of the art and future perspectives for Iberian lynx conservation. Wildlife Biology in Practice Lynx Special issue 6(3): 48-66.

1. Sarmento, P.; Cruz, J.; Monterroso, P.; Tarroso, P.; Ferreira, C. & Negrões, N. (2005). Iberian lynx conservation in Portugal. Wildlife Biology in Practice 1(2): 156-162.


18IUCN  SSC  HSG/CPSG  (2022). European  Hoverflies:  Moving  from  Assessment  to  Conservation  Planning. Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Apple Valley, MN, USA.

17. Vujić, A., Gilbert, F., Flinn, G., Englefield, E., Ferreira, C.C., Varga, Z., Eggert, F., Woolcock, S., Böhm, M., Mergy, R., Ssymank, A., van Steenis, W., Aracil, A., Földesi, R., Grković, A., Mazanek, L, Nedeljković, Z., Pennards, G.W.A., Pérez, C., Radenković, S., Ricarte, A., Rojo, S., Ståhls, G., van der Ent, L.-J., van Steenis, J., Barkalov, A., Campoy, A., Janković, M., Likov, L., Lillo, I., Mengual, X., Milić, D., Miličić, M., Nielsen, T., Popov, G., Romig, T., Šebić, A., Speight, M., Tot, T., van Eck, A., Veselić, S., Andric, A., Bowles, P., De Groot, M., Marcos-García, M.A., Hadrava, J., Lair, X. , Malidžan, S., Nève, G., Obreht Vidakovic, D., Popov, S., Smit, J.T., Van De Meutter, F., Veličković, N. and Vrba J. (2022). Pollinators on the edge: our European hoverflies. The European Red List of Hoverflies. Brussels, Belgium: European Commission.

16. Klütsch, C. & Ferreira, C.C. (2022). Closing the gap between knowledge and implementation in conservation science: concluding remarks. In: Ferreira, C.C. & Klütsch, C. (eds) Closing the Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science - Interdisciplinary Evidence Transfer Across Sectors and Spatiotemporal Scales. Springer Publishers. 

15. Ferreira, C.C., Stephenson, P.J., Gill, M. & Regan, E. (2022). Biodiversity Monitoring and the Role of Scientists in the 21st Century. Pp 25-50 In: Ferreira, C.C. & Klütsch, C. (eds) Closing the Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science - Interdisciplinary Evidence Transfer Across Sectors and Spatiotemporal Scales. Springer Publishers. 

14. Nguyen, V.M., Ferreira, C.C. & Klütsch, C. (2022). The Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science. Pp 3-21 In: Ferreira, C.C. & Klütsch, C. (eds) Closing the Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science - Interdisciplinary Evidence Transfer Across Sectors and Spatiotemporal Scales. Springer Publishers. 

13. Ferreira, C.C. & Klütsch, C. (eds) (2022). Closing the Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science - Interdisciplinary Evidence Transfer Across Sectors and Spatiotemporal Scales. Springer Publishers. 455 Pp.

12. Hodgetts, N., Cálix, M., Englefield, E., Fettes, N., García Criado, M., Patin, L., Nieto, A., Bergamini, A., Bisang, I., Baisheva, E., Campisi, P., Cogoni, A., Hallingbäck, T.,Konstantinova, N., Lockhart, N., Sabovljevic, M., Schnyder, N., Schröck, C., Sérgio, C., Sim Sim, M., Vrba, J., Ferreira, C.C., Afonina, O., Blockeel, T., Blom, H., Caspari, S., Gabriel, R., Garcia, C., Garilleti, R., González Mancebo, J., Goldberg, I., Hedenäs, L., Holyoak, D., Hugonnot, V., Huttunen, S., Ignatov, M., Ignatova, E., Infante, M., Juutinen, R., Kiebacher, T., Köckinger, H., Kučera, J., Lönnell, N., Lüth, M., Martins, A., Maslovsky, O., Papp, B., Porley, R., Rothero, G., Söderström, L., Ştefǎnuţ, S., Syrjänen, K., Untereiner, A., Váňa, J. Ɨ, Vanderpoorten, A., Vellak, K., Aleffi, M., Bates, J., Bell, N., Brugués, M., Cronberg, N., Denyer, J., Duckett, J., During, H.J., Enroth, J., Fedosov, V., Flatberg, K.-I., Ganeva, A., Gorski, P., Gunnarsson, U., Hassel, K., Hespanhol, H., Hill, M., Hodd, R., Hylander, K., Ingerpuu, N., Laaka-Lindberg, S., Lara, F., Mazimpaka, V., Mežaka, A., Müller, F., Orgaz, J.D., Patiño, J., Pilkington, S., Puche, F., Ros, R.M., Rumsey, F., Segarra, J.G., Seneca, A., Stebel, A., Virtanen, R., Weibull, H., Wilbraham, J. and Żarnowiec, J. (2019). A miniature world in decline: European Red List of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts. Brussels, Belgium: IUCN.

11. Delibes-Mateos M.; Barrio I.C.; Barbosa A.M.; Martínez-Solano I.; Fa J.E. & Ferreira C.C. (2019) Rewilding and the risk of getting new, unwanted interactions. In: Pettorelli N., Du Toit J. & Durant S. (eds.) Rewilding. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp: 355-374. 

10. Ferreira C.C.; Alves P.C.; Lourenço R. & Bencatel J. (2017). Lagomorfos (Lagomorpha). In: Bencatel J., Álvares F., Moura A.E. & Barbosa A.M. (eds.), Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal, 1st Edition. Pp: 146-151. Universidade de Évora, Portugal.

9Álvares F.; Ferreira C.C.; Barbosa A.M.; Rosalino L.M.; Pedroso N.M. & Bencatel J. (2017). Carnívoros (Carnivora). In: Bencatel J., Álvares F., Moura A.E. & Barbosa A.M. (eds.), Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal, 1st Edition. Pp: 62-95. Universidade de Évora, Portugal.

8. Ferreira, C.; Rodrigues, T.; Leitão, M.; Paupério, J.; Moutinho, C.; Gonçalves, D. & Alves, P.C. (2012). Gestão de recursos cinegéticos no arquipélago dos Açores: o coelho-bravo. CIBIO-UP e Direcção Regional dos Recursos Florestais, Porto (ISBN 978-989-97418-3-6).

7. Sarmento, P.; Cruz, J.; Ferreira, C.; Monterroso, P.; Serra, R.; Tarroso, P & Negrões, N. (2009). Conservation status and Action Plan for the recovery of Iberian lynx populations in Portugal. In Vargas, A., Breitenmoser, Ch. & Breitenmoser, U., Eds.. Iberian Lynx Ex situ Conservation: An interdisciplinary approach. Pp: 32-41. Fundación Biodiversidad, Madrid, Spain.

6. Ferreira, C. & Sarmento, P. (2006). A importância da gestão do habitat no fomento de populações de coelho-bravo. In: C. Ferreira & P.C. Alves (coord.). Gestão de populações de coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus). Pp: 101-130. Federação Alentejana de Caçadores (Eds.).

5. Tarroso, P.; Ferreira, C. & Paupério, J. (2006). Métodos de monitorização das populações de coelho-bravo. In: C. Ferreira & P.C. Alves (coord.). Gestão de populações de coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus). Pp: 81-100. Federação Alentejana de Caçadores (Eds.). 

4. Paupério, J.; Ferreira, C. & Alves, P.C. (2006). Aspectos gerais da biologia do coelho-bravo. In: C. Ferreira & P.C. Alves (coord.). Gestão de populações de coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus). Pp: 31-48 Federação Alentejana de Caçadores (Eds.). 

3. Ferreira, C. & Alves, P.C. (2006). Gestão de populações de coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus). Federação Alentejana de Caçadores (Eds.). 188 Pp.

2. Ferreira, C. & Alves, P.C. (2006). A gestão das populações de coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus) e dos seus habitats. In C. Fonseca (coord.). Gestão das populações cinegéticas e dos seus habitats. Pp: 17-33. Federação de Caça e Pesca da Beira Litoral. Coimbra.

1. Sarmento, P.; Cruz, J.; Monterroso, P.; Tarroso, P.; Ferreira, C. & Negrões, N. (2005). El lince ibérico en Portugal. - In J.N. Guzmán López-Ocón, F.J. García González, G. Garrote Alonso, R. Pérez De Ayala, M.C. Iglesias Llamas (Eds). El lince ibérico (Lynx pardinus) en España y Portugal. Censo-diagnóstico de sus poblaciones. Dirección General para la Biodiversidad. Madrid. 174 Pp.



1. Ferreira, C. & Delibes-Mateos, M. (2017). It’s time for a customer satisfaction service for scientific journals. The Journal of Brief Ideas. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.840069.


2. Ferreira, C. (2011). Relationships between predation risk, disease and fitness in the wild rabbit: management implications. PhD Thesis. University of Castilla-La Mancha (IREC-UCLM), Spain. Pp 195.

1. Ferreira, C. (2003). Avaliação da eficácia da gestão do habitat em populações de Coelho-bravo (Oryctolagus cuniculus algirus) no Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina. MSc Thesis in Applied Ecology. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal. Pp 107.

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