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Cláudia Correia Ribeiro

Claudia Ribeiro

EDUCATION


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)

INTERESTS


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).

POSITIONS


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)

PROJECTS


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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


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

PUBLICATIONS


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.