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Ana Dinis

Ana Dinis


EDUCATION:

2010-2014: PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Madeira. Ecology and Conservation of Bottlenose dolphins in Madeira archipelago, Portugal.

2002: Graduation (Licenciatura) in Marine Biology and Fisheries, University of Algarve.


POSITIONS:

2015-Present: Post-doc Researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of Madeira (CIIMAR-Madeira).

2013-2015: Researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of Madeira (CIIMAR-Madeira).

2004-2013: Researcher at Madeira Whale Museum.

2003 (January-October): Internship at Madeira Whale Museum.

2002 (May-July): Observer onboard tunafishing boats at POPA (Projecto de Observação para as Pescas dos Açores) program in the Azores.


INTERESTS:

Marine ecology and biodiversity; Population ecology; cetacean populations in Madeira archipelago; Conservation.


PROJECTS:

2009-2013: CETACEOSMADEIRA II (LIFE+07 NAT/P/000646) ‘Identifying critical marine areas for bottlenose dolphin and surveillance of the cetaceans’ conservation status in Madeira archipelago’.

2007-2008: EMECETUS (FEDER/INTERREG IIIB 05/MAC/4.2/M10) ‘Study, monitoring and education for the conservation of cetaceans in the Madeira, Azores and Canaries archipelagos’.

2005-2006: GOLFINICHO (FCT POCI/BIA-BDE/61009) ‘Ecological niche partitioning between Delphinus delphis and Stenella frontalis around the Azores and Madeira’.

2004-2005: MACETUS (FEDER/INTERREG IIIB MAC/4.2/M10) ‘Population structure, distribution, movements and habitat use of Physeter macrocephalus, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Tursiops truncatus and Stenella frontalis in the Madeira, Azores and Canaries archipelagos’.

2004: CETACEOSMADEIRA (LIFE99NAT/P/6432) ‘Project for the conservation of cetaceans in the archipelago of Madeira’.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Alves, F., Towers, J. R., Baird, R. W., Bearzi, G., Bonizzoni, S., Ferreira, R., Halicka, Z., Alessandrini, A., Kopelman, A. H., Yzoard, C., Rasmussen, M. H., Bertulli, C. G., Jourdain, E., Gullan, A., Rocha, D., Hupman, K., Mrusczok, M.-T., Samarra, F. I. P., Magalhães, S., Weir, C. R., Ford, J. K. B. and Dinis, A. (2018), The incidence of bent dorsal fins in free-ranging cetaceans. Journal of Anatomy 232: 263-269. DOI:10.1111/joa.12729

Ferreira, R.; F. Alves; C. Gomes; D. Jardim; J. Kok and A. Dinis (2017). First Confirmed Record of Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in Madeira Archipelago, Northeast Atlantic. Aquatic Mammals. DOI:10.1578/AM.43.5.2017.474

Dinis, A.; R. Marques; L. Dias; D. Sousa; C. Gomes; N. Abreu and F. Alves (2017). Site Fidelity of Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) off Madeira Island (Northeast Atlantic). Aquatic Mammals. DOI: 10.1578/AM.43.4.2017.

Alves, F.; R. Ferreira; L. Dias; C. Nicolau; D. Sousa; C. Moura; C. Gomes and A. Dinis (2017). Rare records of hypo- and hyper-pigmented individuals in two delphinid species off Madeira Island. Hystrix 28(1): 116-121. DOI: 10.4404/hystrix-28.1-11888.

Dinis, A.; F. Alves; C. Nicolau; C. Ribeiro; M. Kaufmann; A. Cañadas and L. Freitas (2017). Social Structure of a Population of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Oceanic Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom DOI:10.1017/S0025315417000650.

Dinis, A.; R. W. Baird; S. D. Mahaffy; V. Martín and F. Alves (2017). Beaked whales with rostrum deformities: Implications for survival and reproduction. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/mms.12406.

Dinis, A., A. Carvalho, F. Alves, C. Nicolau, C. Ribeiro, M. Kaufmann, A. Cañadas, L. Freitas. (2016) Spatial and temporal distribution of the bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Madeira archipelago, NE Atlantic. Arquipelago - Life and Marine Sciences. 33: 45-54.

Dinis, A., F. Alves, C. Nicolau, C. Ribeiro, M. Kaufmann, A. Cañadas, L. Freitas (2016). Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus group dynamics, site fidelity, residency and movement patterns in the Madeira Archipelago (North-East Atlantic). African Journal of Marine Science DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2016.1167780

Alves, F.; A. Dinis; C. Nicolau; C. Ribeiro; M. Kaufmann; C. Fortuna; L. Freitas (2014). Survival and abundance of short-finned pilot whales in the archipelago of Madeira, NE Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science. doi: 10.1111/mms.12137.

Alves, F.;A. Dinis; C. Ribeiro; C. Nicolau; M. Kaufmann; C. M. Fortuna; L. Freitas (2013). Daytime dive characteristics from six short-finned pilot whales Globicephala macrorhynchus off Madeira Island. Arquipelago – Life and Marine Sciences 31: 1-8.

Quérouil, S.; J. Kiszka; A. R. Cordeiro; I. Cascão; L. Freitas; A. Dinis; F. Alves; R. S. Santos; N. M. Bandarra (2013). Investigating stock structure and trophic relationships among island-associated dolphins in the oceanic waters of the North Atlantic using fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Marine Biology 160: 1325-1337.

Alves, F.; S. Quérouil; A. Dinis; C. Nicolau; C. Ribeiro; L. Freitas; M. Kaufmann; C. Fortuna (2013). Population structure of short-finned pilot whales in the oceanic archipelago of Madeira based on photo-identification and genetic analyses: implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23(5): 758-776.

Freitas, L.; A. Dinis; C. Nicolau; C. Ribeiro; F. Alves (2012). New records of cetacean species for Madeira Archipelago with an updated checklist. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal 62(334): 25-43.

Quérouil, S.; L. Freitas; I. Cascão; F. Alves; A. Diniss; J. R. Almeida; R. Prieto; S. Borrás; J. A. Matos; D. Mendonça; R. S. Santos (2010). Molecular insight into the population structure of common and spotted dolphins inhabiting the pelagic waters of the Northeast Atlantic. Marine Biology 157: 2567-2580.

Alves, F.; A. Dinis; I. Cascão; L. Freitas (2010). Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera brydei) stable associations and dive profiles: new insights into foraging behavior. Marine Mammal Science 26(1): 202-212.

Quérouil, S.; L. Freitas; A. Dinis; F. Alves; I. Cascão; R. Prieto; M. A. Silva; S. Magalhães; J. A. Matos; R. S. Santos (2010). Sex bias in biopsy samples collected from free-ranging dolphins. European Journal of Wildlife Research 56: 151-158.

Quérouil, S.; M. Silva; L. Freitas; R. Prieto; S. Magalhães; A. Dinis; F. Alves; J. Matos; D. Mendonça; P. Hammond; R. Santos (2007). High gene flow in oceanic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of the North Atlantic. Conservation Genetics 8(6): 1405-1419.