Vitor Hugo Rodrigues Paiva

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MARE - UCoimbra
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk

Activity summary

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. I gained diverse field and analytical expertise on biologging, ecosystem modelling and advanced statistics. I partition my time between scientific publishing (90 ISI papers), lecturing (Biological Conservation) and supervising students (12 PhD and 46 MSc).


PAIVA, V.H., Pereira, J., Ceia, F.R., Ramos, J.A. (2017) Environmental driven sexual segregation in a marine predator. Scientific Reports 7: 2590. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02854-2 [IF 2015: 5.470 - Q1] - FIRST AUTHOR Krüger, L., Ramos, J.A., Xavier, J.C., et al., PAIVA, V.H. (2018) Projected distributions of Southern Ocean albatrosses, petrels and fisheries as a consequence of climatic change. Ecography 41: 195-208. [IF 2016: 5.355 - Q1] - SENIOR AUTHOR Matos, D., Ramos, J.A., Calado, J., Ceia, F.R., PAIVA, V.H. (2018) Where do gulls spend their weekends? ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy096 [IF 2016: 2.760 - Q1] - SENIOR AUTHOR Krüger, L., Ramos, J.A., Xavier, J.C., et al., PAIVA, V.H. (2017) Identification of candidate marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal-, multispecific- and extinction risk-based approach. Animal Conservation. [IF 2012: 2.78] SENIOR AUTHOR Reynolds, S.J., Hughes, B.J., Wearn, C.P., Dickey, R.C., Brown, J., PAIVA, V.H., Ramos, J.A. (2019) Human-induced dietary shifts in a pelagic seabird explain its rapid and precipitous population decline. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14560 Ramírez, I., Tarzia, M., Dias, M.P., Ramos, J.A., Garthe, S., PAIVA, V.H. (2017) How well is the EU protecting its seabirds? Progress in implementing the Birds Directive at sea. Marine Policy 81: 179-184. [IF 2016: 2.453] SENIOR AUTHOR PAIVA, V.H., et al., Ramos, J.A. (2015) The foraging ecology of Cape Verde Shearwater, a sentinel species for marine conservation off West Africa. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0139390. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139390 [IF 2012: 3.534 - Q1] - FIRST AUTHOR Carreiro, A., PAIVA, V.H., et al. (2020) Metabarcoding, Stables Isotopes and Tracking: unraveling the trophic ecology of a winter-breeding storm-petrel with a multimethod approach. Marine Biology DOI: 10.1007/s00227-019-3626-x