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Cláudia Correia Ribeiro

Claudia Ribeiro


1998 - Degree in Marine Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon – Portugal)
2008 - Phd in Marine Biology and Aquaculture (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon -Portugal)


Main research interests include marine biodiversity and the ecology of marine coastal communities (fish diversity in temperate rocky reefs, seagrass beds, cetacean populations in Madeira archipelago and marine reserves).


Current- Pos-doc fellow at Funchal Natural History Museum/ ARDITI developing a Marine Biodiversity database.

2010-present: Researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of Madeira (CIIMAR-Madeira).

2007-2013: Researcher at Madeira Whale Museum.

2002-2006: PhD fellowship of the Portuguese Science Foundation at Marine Station of Funchal.

2000 – Visiting investigator to Marine Research Institute Charleston, USA- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

1999: Volunteer at Funchal Natural History Museum (MMF)


2010-2013 – CETACEOSMADEIRAII (LIFE+07 NAT/p/000646) ‘Identifying critical marine areas for bottlenose dolphin and surveillance of the cetaceans conservation status in Madeira archipelago’. Investigator

2007-2009 –EMECETUS (FEDER/INTERREGG IIIB 05/MAC/4.2/M10) ‘Study, monitoring and education for the conservation of cetaceans in the Madeira, Azores and canaries archipelago’. Investigator.


2013 - Invited teaching assistant, Department of Biology University of Madeira

1999-2000 – Invited teaching assistant, Department of Biology University of Madeira (teaching undergraduate level students: Marine biology and Zoology)

2001-2002 – Graduate Professor of Science at Machico High School

2011-2012 – Teacher of Fishing technology at IPTL on the first level Fishermen course


2014 Alves, F.; A. Dinis; C. Ribeiro; C. Nicolau; M. Kaufmann; C.M. Fortuna and L. Freitas. S2urvival and abundance of short-finned pilot whales in the archipelago of Madeira, NE Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science. DOI:10.1111/mms.12137
2013 Alves, F.; A. Dinis; C. Ribeiro; C. Nicolau; M. Kaufmann; C.M. Fortuna; L. Freitas. Daytime dive characteristics from six short-finned pilot whales Globicephala macrorhynchus off Madeira Island. Arquipélago – Life and marine Sciences 31:1-8.
2013 Alves, F., Quérouil, S., Dinis, A., Nicolau, C.; Ribeiro, C., Freitas, L., Kaufamann, M., Fortuna, C. 2013.Populationstructure 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.
2012 Freitas, L., Dinis, A., Nicoulau, C. , Ribeiro, C., Alves, F.. New records of cetacean species for Madeira archipelago with na updated checklist. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal, 62: 25-43.
2006 Ribeiro, C.; Sedberry, G. R.; Almeida, A. J.; Biscoito, M. & Costa, L. Field comparison of transect, stationary point count and visual fast count methods for visual assessment of fish assemblages of rocky habitats in Madeira. In Proccedings of the 5 th international symposium on the fauna and flora of atlantic islands, Dublin 24-27 August
2005 Ribeiro, C., Almeida, A., Araújo, R., Biscoito, M. & Freitas, M. 2005. Fish assemblages of Cais do Carvão Bay (Madeira Island) determined by visual census technique. Journal of fish Biology, 67: 1568-1584.