My teaching

I am teaching at the University of Santiago de Compostela at the BSc and MSc level. Below you can find more information about the courses that I am involved, an overview of recent BSc and MSc projects that I have supervised, and team members (students and Postdocs) involved in ongoing projects.

Courses

I teach in the following courses at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and University of Porto (Portugal)

Bachelor degree in Biology (USC)

Biodiversidad Terrestre:
Caracterización, Conservación y Gestión (USC/UDC/UVigo)

Master’s degree in Ecology and Environment (UP)

[Advanced Course] HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELS USING CITIZEN SCIENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA DATA ON INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES

Recent BSc and MSc projects

  1. Nerea Novo (2022). Modelización do hábitat reprodutor de Charadrius alexandrinus (Linnaeus, 1758) na costa de Galicia mediante imaxes de satélite. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  2. Noelia Guisande Alonso (2021). Modelos de distribución de aves invernantes en medios dulceacuícolas de Galicia. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  3. Pablo Gómez-Rodríguez (2021). Sistema de seguemento da comunidade de aves reprodutoras do LIC Macizo Central e Bidueiral de Montederramo basado na teledeteción e modelos de distribución de especies. Bachelor degree (TFG). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  4. Beatriz Albuquerque (2021). Impacts of firESmart scenarios on functional diversity in the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Gerês-Xurés. Estágio Curricular. Universidade de Porto.
  5. Francisco Moreira (2020). Padrões e determinantes da abundância da galinhola (Scolopax rusticola) na migração outonal e invernada no Sudoeste da Europa. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Porto.
  6. Sara Rodrigues (2020). Future impacts of fire-smart landscape management on biodiversity under rural abandoment and climate change scenarios. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Porto.
  7. Marta Marmelo (2020). Behavioural flexibility and adaptation of birds to environmental change in Northwestern Iberia. Estágio Curricular. Universidade de Porto.
  8. Miguel Cánibe Iglesias (2020). Efectos de los procesos de clasificación de imágenes de satélite en la capacidad predictiva de los modelos de distribución de especies. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  9. Sara Ponce Fontenla (2020). Modelos de distribución de tres especies de plantas endémicas de Galicia mediante teledetección. Master degree (TFM).Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  10. Silvana D. Pais (2019). Cenários de gestão fire-smart da paisagem: impactos sobre o regime de fogo e a conservação da biodiversidade numa área protegida transfronteiriça. Master degree (TFM). Universidade de Porto.
  11. Denise Abel Varela (2019). Estudo da comunidade de aves nidificantes das zonas de especial conservación (ZECs) Macizo Central e Bidueiral de Montederramo. Bachelor degree (TFG). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  12. Daniel Ríos Tubío (2019). Análisis de los factores sociales, económicos y ambientales que determinan el régimen de incendios en la Reserva de la Biosfera Transfronteriza Gerês-Xurés y el LIC Baixa Limia (NO Península Ibérica). Bachelor degree (TFG) (ERASMUS intership). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  13. Abel Chamorro Garcia (2019). Assessing the effect of past land use and fire disturbance on bird species distributions. Bachelor degree (TFG – ERAMUS plus). CIBIO/InBIO – Universidade de Porto.
  14. Laura Otero Villalpando (2019). Análise da dieta do Cormorán grande (Phalacrocorax carbo) en Galicia a partir de egagrópilas. Practicas externas. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
  15. Laura Gagne (2017). Satellite-derived ecosystem functional attributes and temporal transferability of bird species distribution models. Master thesis. Entity: Master of Research in Life and Health Sciences – University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (under ERASMUS Intership at CIBIO/InBIO).

TEAM MEMBERS

Postdoc researchers

Dr. João Campos (personal website) is hired at the CIBIO/InBIO through the FirESmart project to work on differnet tasks of the project (WP 2-4) .

Dra. Judit Lecina-Diaz (personal website) is hired at the CIBIO/InBIO through the FirESmart project to work on differnet tasks of the project (WP 3-5).

PhD students

  • Silvana Pais (personal website) is funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) to develop her PhD, entitled “Fire-smart landscape management toward sustainable mountains under climate change and rural transition scenarios“. Silvana’s project aims to advance the state of knowledge and practices by providing evidence on how to create ‘fire-smart’ landscapes through the reintroduction of ‘cold fire’ (i.e. using prescribed fire in a strategic and controlled situation avoiding damage to ecosystems).

  • Miguel Cánibe (personal website) was hired at USC through the contract ED481B2016/084-0 and is currently working at IPB in the FirESmart project. His PhD tesis aims to explore how remote sensing technologies can contribute to understand the effects of global change drivers on biodiversity, mainly focusing on disturbance-prone (i.e. land use/cover changes and wildfires) landscapes.

Technicians

Sara Ponce (personal website) is hired at USC through the contract ED481B2016/084-0