New Subject Editor: Ana Rodrigues11 October 2018
I am an ecologist trained in Portugal (BSc and MSc), and in the UK (PhD). I am now a researcher of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), based in Montpellier at the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE).
My research interests revolve around the spatial distribution of biodiversity, from three angles. First, I am interested in the implications of these spatial patterns for the prioritisation of conservation efforts, for example in the placement of protected areas. Second, I am curious about the ecological and evolutionary process that underpin these spatial patterns. And third, I have recently developed a keen interest in the historical human impacts biodiversity, with a particular focus on ancient impacts on whale populations.
Keywords: biodiversity, conservation priorities, conservation planning, macroecology, historical ecology, bird migration