Prof. Dr. Carlos David Santos

Affiliated Scientist
Department of Migration
Research Group Dechmann
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Main Focus

My research is focused on migration and social navigation of birds. I’m particularly interested in understanding flock dynamics with regards to decision making and information transfer, and how that may affect foraging and migration of individuals. In parallel, I would like to understand on how long distance migrants manage to cross over landscape barriers such us sea stretches, and mountain ranges, and what the consequences of doing so are. In previous research projects I studied foraging ecology of shorebirds, with emphasis on the impacts of light pollution and predator-prey interactions; and habitat use of tropical birds and bats.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017 Professor, Federal University of Pará (Brazil)
  • Since 2014 Associated Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • 2014 - 2017 Visiting Professor, Federal University of Maranhão (Brazil)
  • 2010 - 2014 Post-Doc, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro (Portugal)
  • 2004 - 2009 PhD student, Centre for Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • 2001 - 2004 Research fellow, Centre for Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon (Portugal)

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