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Dr Catia Matos

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (Partner to be confirmed)
  • MSc (Partner to be confirmed)
  • PhD

Summary

Catia is a researcher, ecologist, and data analyst.

Over the past 15 years, she dedicated her research and consultancy projects to studying movement ecology and amphibian behaviour.

The main subjects of her work are spatial ecology, habitat fragmentation, and connectivity conservation. She's interested in the timeless changes that habitat fragmentation has on species movement and uncovering the intricate relationship between species' behaviour and their environment (terrestrial and marine).

She actively participates in open data projects and likes to work with multidisciplinary groups by taking ecology to innovative communities, such as consulting companies and science labs.

L7 - Environmental and Energy Data Literacy

L7 - Research issues in Environmental Management and Renewable Energy

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Local segregation of realised niches in lizards

Sillero, N., ArgaƱa, E., Matos, C., Franch, M., Kaliontzopoulou, A., & Carretero, M. A. (2020). Local segregation of realised niches in lizards. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(12), Article 764. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9120764

Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian

Matos, C., Petrovan, S. O., Wheeler, P. M., & Ward, A. I. (2019). Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian. Biological Conservation, 237, 238-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.035

Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian

Matos, C., Petrovan, S., Wheeler, P., & Ward, A. (2019). Short-term movements and behaviour govern the use of road mitigation measures by a protected amphibian. Animal Conservation, 22(3), 285-296. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12467

Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt

Matos, C., Petrovan, S., Ward, A. I., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Facilitating permeability of landscapes impacted by roads for protected amphibians: patterns of movement for the great crested newt. PeerJ, 2017(2), e2922. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2922

Uncovering environmental, land-use and fire effects on the distribution of a low-dispersal species, the Hermann's tortoise Testudo hermanni

Badiane, A., Matos, C., & Santos, X. (2017). Uncovering environmental, land-use and fire effects on the distribution of a low-dispersal species, the Hermann's tortoise Testudo hermanni. Amphibia-Reptilia, 38(1), 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-00003086

Research interests

Spatial ecology

Animal movement

Population ecology

Ecological modeling

Geographic Information Systems

Remote Sensing

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