PAIVA Vitor Hugo
- Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
- Behaviour & Ethology, Biodiversity, Community ecology, Competition, Conservation biology, Dispersal & Migration, Experimental ecology, Food webs, Foraging, Habitat selection, Marine ecology, Species distributions, Zoology
Areas of expertise
My research focuses on marine animal ecology and conservation, particularly the study of the foraging strategies and ecological roles of seabirds and other apex predators, of wider trophic relationships in marine communities, as sentinels of environmental integrity and Human-related pressures. Since my PhD degree (2010), I gained diverse field and analytical expertise on biologging, ecosystem modelling and advanced statistics. I partition my time between scientific publishing (100 ISI papers), lecturing (Biological Conservation) and supervising students (12 PhD and 47 MSc).