Joana Boavida-​Portugal

The focus of my PhD is on the effects of climate change on the patterns of marine biodiversity on a global scale. I am using and SDM approach to forecast potential shifts in patterns of distribution for marine species such as sharks, mammals, cephalopods and fishes.

My research is supervised by Miguel B. Araújo and Rui Rosa, and funded by the Portuguese FCT. My work is done at the Rui Nabeiro Biodiversity Chair, University of Évora, in collaboration with the Guia Marine Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

I´m a marine biologist by training and my previous research has been focus in reproductive biology of cephalopods. In 2010, i started working at Guia Marine Laboratory and my focus turned to changes in biodiversity and biology under climate change.


Boavida-​Portugal J, Trübenbach K, Calado R, Araújo R. Rosa R. Depth-​related changes in body size of decapod crustaceans off Madeira Archipelago. Deep-​Sea Research I. Submitted.

Pimentel M, Boavida-​Portugal J, Narciso L, Rosa R. Impact of ocean warming in squid early ontogeny: a developmental approach. Marine Biology. Submitted.

Boavida-​Portugal J, Trübenbach K, Calado R, Araújo R. Rosa R. Descending into the abyss: depth-​related changes in diversity of decapod crustaceans in Madeira Archipelago. Deep-​Sea Research I. Accepted.

Boavida-​Portugal J, Pimentel M, Moreno A, Pereira J, Rosa R. Loligo vulgaris, European squid. In Advances in Squid Biology, Ecology and Fisheries. Rosa R, Pierce G, O´Dor (Eds.). R. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. N. Y., USA. In Press.

J. Boavida-​Portugal, A. Moreno, L. Gordo, J. Pereira. 2010. Environmentally adjusted reproductive strategies in females of the commercially exploited common squid Loligo vulgaris. Fisheries Research 106, 193 – 198

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