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Alexandra Marçal Correia

Contactos

Departamento de Biologia Animal

Sala/Gabinete 2.3.47A
Ext. Principal 22368
Telefone Direto +351 217 500 000 ext 22 368
Email amcorreia@ciencias.ulisboa.pt

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Categoria Investigador Auxiliar

Currículo Resumido

The investigator is a Ph D in Biology, University of Lisbon (ULisboa), and a permanent full time investigator, at the Faculty of Sciences, ULisboa. Her main research area is ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and socio-economic drivers, and biological invasions. She has also dedicated to the neurosciences research. She is author of indexed scientific articles and peer-reviewer of international scientific publications, participant and principal investigator in scientific research projects. She has been involved in the organisation of seminars and international scientific meetings, and supervision of Post-Doc, Ph D, Masters and Graduate students, lectures in advanced courses, and scientific consultancy in outreach “Science and Society“ activities. She was formerly, an invited Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University (PU), NJ, USA. She was previously elected President of the Scientific Council, head of the Conservation Ecology Lab, and coordinator of the Butterfly House at the National Museum of Natural History, ULisboa


Interesses Científicos

A investigadora dedica-se ao estudo das relações entre biodiversidade e funcionamento dos ecossistemas, serviços de ecossistemas e factores socioeconómicos, com o objectivo de desenvolver novas abordagens para o desenvolvimento de planos de conservação tendo em conta aspectos sociais de forma a promover o desenvolvimento sustentável num mundo em constante mudança. Especificamente, o trabalho de investigação foca-se no estudo (1) da relação entre biodiversidade e o funcionamento dos ecossistemas (BEF), (2) do balanço entre BEF e Serviços de Ecossistema (3) e de diferentes objectivos socioeconómicos, para abordagens efectivas de cooperação e conservação a longo prazo, e problemas de desigualdade, e sustentabilidade. Entender esta complexidade, ao mesmo tempo que se adoptam medidas para diminuir a perda actual de biodiversidade e degradação dos ecossistemas, é essencial para uma preservação eficiente dos sistemas de suporte à vida na Terra, ou seja, ecossistemas e biodiversidade. Considerar as percepções da sociedade sobre os serviços de ecossistemas é fundamental para assegurar o desenvolvimento sustentável e gestão da conservação em todo o mundo e, especialmente, nos países em vias de desenvolvimento.


Scientific Interests

The researcher dedicates to investigating and integrating cutting-edge knowledge on the links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and socio-economical drivers, to develop new insights into the development of conservation plans incorporating social and economic actions to promote sustainable development in a changing world. Specifically, the research work focus on (1) how biodiversity links to ecosystem functioning (BEF), (2) the trade-offs between BEF and ecosystem services and (3) different socio-economic goals for effective approaches to long-standing conservation, inequality, cooperation and sustainable development problems. Understanding this intricacy, while taking strapping measures to diminish current losses of species, is essential for a reliable and efficient management of Earth’s life-support systems, i.e. ecosystems and biodiversity. Considering societal perceptions of ecosystem services is fundamental for sustainable development and conservation planning and management worldwide, and especially in developing countries. Failure to properly interpret or define people's views and needs can likely lead to unsuccessful biodiversity conservation strategies.