Departamento de Biologia Animal

Sala/Gabinete 2.5.50
Ext. Principal / 22576
Telefone Direto 217500000
Email mppais@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
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Currículo Resumido

Miguel Pessanha Pais concluded the Licenciatura in Marine Environmental Biology in 2006, MSc in Ecology and Environmental Management in 2008 and the PhD in Marine Biology in 2013. He is a postdoctoral researcher at MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre and Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. His research focuses on applied marine ecology, conservation and environmental management, particularly with coastal reef organisms (fish, invertebrates and algae).

Interesses Científicos

Conservação marinha, áreas marinhas protegidas, métodos e indicadores de monitorização ambiental, modelação ecológica, particularmente modelos estatísticos e modelos de agentes.

Scientific Interests

Marine conservation, environmental monitoring and assessment methods and indicators and ecological modelling, particularly statistical models and agent-based (individual-based) models.

Publicações selecionadas
  • Fonseca, V.F., Reis-Santos, P., Duarte, B., Cabral, H.N., Caçador, M.I., Vaz, N., Dias, J.M., Pais, M.P., 2020. Roving pharmacies: Modelling the dispersion of pharmaceutical contamination in estuaries. Ecological Indicators 115, 106437. doi:10.1016/J.ECOLIND.2020.106437
  • Pais, M.P., Cabral, H.N., 2018. Effect of underwater visual survey methodology on bias and precision of fish counts: a simulation approach. PeerJ 6:e5378. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5378
  • Pais, M.P., Cabral, H.N., 2017. Fish behaviour effects on the accuracy and precision of underwater visual census surveys. A virtual ecologist approach using an individual-based model. Ecological Modelling 346C, 58-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.12.011
  • Pais, M.P., Henriques, S., Costa, M.J., Cabral, H.N., 2014. Topographic complexity and the power to detect structural and functional changes in temperate reef fish assemblages: The need for habitat-independent sample sizes. Ecological Indicators 45, 18-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.03.018
  • McIvor, A. J., Pires, R., Lopes, C., Raimundo, J., Campos, P. F., Pais, M. P., Canning-Clode, J., & Dinis, A. (2023). Assessing microplastic exposure of the Critically Endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) on a remote oceanic island. Science of The Total Environment, 856, 159077.

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