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I am a biologist interested in animal ecology and biodiversity conservation. My recent research focused on the trophic ecology of seabirds and fish in addition to their interactions with the marine ecosystem and currently I am studying the impact of migrant shorebirds in shaping the structure of local communities and ecosystem functioning in intertidal coastal wetlands in Europe and Africa. I participated in several studies involving tracking mostly of seabirds, but also shorebirds and passerines. Most of my fieldwork has been based in West Africa and involved the support and collaboration of local organizations and communities. I am enthusiastic birdwatcher and bird ringer.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Edna Rita de Freitas da Costa Correia

Citation names

  • Correia, E

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
AC17-6557-92CE
ORCID iD
0000-0003-3893-1700
Researcher Id
D-8766-2019

Websites

  • https://twitter.com/ednarcorreia (Social media)
  • www.cesam.ua.pt/ednacorreia (Professional)
  • https://publons.com/researcher/1781113/edna-correia/ (Professional)
  • https://birdecology.wixsite.com/tidalwings/start (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ornithology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2014 - 2018
Concluded
Biology and Ecology of Global Change, specialization in Tropical Biology and Ecology (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Small pelagics, predatory fish and seabirds: trophic and behavioural interactions in a West African marine protected area" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2009 - 2011
Concluded
Ecology, Environment and Territory (Mestrado)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Estratégia migratória e invernada do Pisco-de-peito-azul (Luscinia svecica)" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2005 - 2008
Concluded
Biology (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2022/08 - Current Researcher (Research) Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2019/01 - 2022/07 Researcher (Research) Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2021/03/01 - 2021/06/30 Principal Investigator (Research) Birdlife International, United Kingdom
Birdlife International, United Kingdom
(...)
2020/02 - 2020/12 Researcher (Research) Fauna and Flora International, United Kingdom
Fauna and Flora International, United Kingdom
2018/07 - 2018/08 Research Assistant (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2010/01 - 2013/09 Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2008/11 - 2009/08 Principal Investigator (Research) Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin, Switzerland
Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin, Switzerland

Other Careers

Category
Host institution
Employer
2013/04 - 2013/04 Técnico Superior (Técnico Superior) Ecosativa, Consultoria Ambiental Lda. Seisseiras, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2013/05 - 2013/06 Volunteer Polish Society for the Protection of Birds , Poland
Polish Society for the Protection of Birds , Poland
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2014 - 2018/04 PhD
PD/BD/52594/2014
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2022 MigraWebs - Migrants as a seasonal ecological force shaping communities and ecosystem functions in temperate and tropical coastal wetlands
Programa Operacional da Competitividade e Internacionalização (02/SAICT/2017)
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

FCiênciasID Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, Portugal
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing

Other

Designation Funders
2019 - 2022 Waders of the Bijagos - Securing the ecological integrity of the Bijagos archipelago as a key site for waders along the East Atlantic Flyway
AO 2 (17126)
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

FCiênciasID Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, Portugal
MAVA Foundation
2021 - 2021/06 Alcyon Programme: Conservation of coastal seabirds and their key sites along the West African coast
Principal investigator
IBAP Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva , Guinea-Bissau

Birdlife International, United Kingdom
MAVA Foundation
2020 - 2020/12 Establishing a network of marine protected areas across São Tomé and Príncipe through a co-management approach
Researcher
Fauna and Flora International, United Kingdom

Fundação Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe
The Blue Action Fund

Arcadia Fund
Ongoing
2013 - 2017 La recherche participative au service de la conservation de la biodiversité du Parc National Marin de João Vieira-Poilão (Archipel des Bijagós)
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

IBAP Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva , Guinea-Bissau
MAVA Foundation
Concluded
2010 - 2013/09 HOUSE: a multidisciplinary approach to determine home ranges of Iberian lacertids
PTDC/BIA-BEC/102280/2008
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Correia, E; Dias, Emanuel; Almeida, Amadeu. "Peixes". In Catry P, Regalla A (eds). Parque Nacional Marinho João Vieira e Poilão: Biodiversidade e Conservação. Guinea-Bissau: IBAP Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas, Bissau, 2018.
    Published
  2. Correia, E; Catry, Paulo; Carneiro, C; Monteiro, H; Mohamed, H. "Aves". In Catry P, Regalla A (eds). Parque Nacional Marinho João Vieira e Poilão: Biodiversidade e Conservação. Guinea-Bissau: IBAP Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas, Bissau, 2018.
    Published
Conference paper
  1. Correia, Edna; Beal, Martin; Gomes, N; Diop, N; Wambar F; Dias, Maria P.; Catry, Teresa. "A first look at the foraging behaviour and spatial conservation of the West African Crested Tern (Thalasseus albididorsalis) breeding in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa". Paper presented in 8th World Seabird Twitter Conference, 2022.
  2. Correia, E; Granadeiro, J. P.; Mata, Vanessa A.; Regalla A; Catry, Paulo. "Trophic interactions between migratory seabirds, predatory fishes and small pelagics in coastal West Africa". Paper presented in X Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA, Peniche, 2019.
  3. Correia, E; Granadeiro, J. P.; Catry, Paulo. "DNA metabarcoding reveals diet of terns in West Africa". Paper presented in BOU Twitter Conference, 2017.
  4. Correia, E; Granadeiro, J. P.; Regalla A; Catry, Paulo. "Foraging behaviour of Terns in the Bijagos archipelago, Guinea-Bissau". Paper presented in 14th Pan-African Ornithological Congress, Dakar, 2016.
  5. Elena Argaña; Matos, Cátia; Correia, E; Carneiro C; Gonçalves JA; Pires N.; Gomes, Verónica; Sillero, Neftalí. "Home ranges of an urban population of lizards: preliminary results from spatial analysis". Paper presented in XII Congreso Luso-Español De Herpetología/XVI Congreso Español De Herpetología, 2012.
Conference poster
  1. Correia, E; Granadeiro, J. P.; Regalla A; Catry, Paulo. "Foraging behaviour of Terns in the Bijagos archipelago,Guinea-Bissau". Paper presented in 14th Pan-African Ornithological Congress, 2016.
  2. Correia, E; Regalla A; Granadeiro, J. P.; Catry, Paulo. "Facilitative foraging between seabirds and predatory fishes in the Bijagos archipelago, Guinea-Bissau". Paper presented in IX Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA, VI Congresso Ibérico de Ornitologia, 2016.
Journal article
  1. Correia, Edna; Granadeiro, José Pedro; Vale, Carlos; Catry, Teresa. "Linking trophic ecology with element concentrations in a coastal fish community of the Bijagós Archipelago, West Africa". Marine Pollution Bulletin 178 (2022): 113555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113555.
    10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113555
  2. Teresa Catry; José Pedro Granadeiro; Jorge Sánchez Gutiérrez; Edna Correia. "Stopover use of a large estuarine wetland by dunlins during spring and autumn migrations: Linking local refuelling conditions to migratory strategies". PLOS ONE 17 1 (2022): e0263031-e0263031. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263031.
    10.1371/journal.pone.0263031
  3. Correia, E; Correia, Berta; Lima, Ricardo. "An addition and correction to 'Noteworthy bird records from Príncipe Island (São Tomé and Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea)'". Malimbus 43 2 (2021): 81-83. http://www.malimbus.org/en/contindx.html.
    Published
  4. Edna Correia; José Pedro Granadeiro; Aissa Regalla; Paulo Catry. "Coastal waters of a marine protected area of the Bijagós Archipelago, West Africa, shelter juvenile fishes of economic and ecological importance". Regional Studies in Marine Science 46 (2021): 101892-101892. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101892.
    10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101892
  5. Edna Correia; Paulo Catry; Frazer Sinclair; Yodiney dos Santos; Joana I. Robalo; Cristina S. Lima; José Pedro Granadeiro. "Foraging behaviour and diet of Brown boobies Sula leucogaster from Tinhosas Islands, Gulf of Guinea". Marine Biology 168 6 (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03904-0.
    10.1007/s00227-021-03904-0
  6. Correia, E; Correia, Berta; Lima, Ricardo. "Noteworthy bird records from Príncipe Island (São Tomé and Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea)". Malimbus 43 1 (2021): 24-32. http://www.malimbus.org/en/contents/tocm43.html#422.
    Published
  7. Correia, E; Carneiro, C; Araújo, A. "Reproductive ecology and growth of marine catfishes (Ariidae) supporting sustainable fisheries in Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania". Marine Biology Research 16 (2021): 593-599. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2020.1855658.
    Published • 10.1080/17451000.2020.1855658
  8. Gutiérrez, JS; Granadeiro, JP (3114-23EB-2E89); Belo, J; Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Henriques, M; Moniz, F; Paulino, J (AE19-2C4E-5131); Tomás, A; Catry, T (E713-6463-5D8A). "Sunning in extreme heat by the critically endangered hooded vulture: a strategy to fight ectoparasites?". Ecology (2020): https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2948.
    Published • 10.1002/ecy.2948
  9. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Alho, M; Catry, T (E713-6463-5D8A). "Long-tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus feeding on live marine fish in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau". Malimbus 42 (2020): 24-28. http://www.malimbus.org/en/contents/tocm42.html.
    Published
  10. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Granadeiro, JP (3114-23EB-2E89); Mata, VA (9012-EA87-89C2); Regalla, A; Catry, P (EF1A-6A4A-013A). "Trophic interactions between migratory seabirds, predatory fishes and small pelagics in coastal West Africa". Marine Ecology Progress Series (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13022.
    Published • 10.3354/meps13022
  11. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Granadeiro, JP (3114-23EB-2E89); Regalla, A; Monteiro, H; Catry, P (EF1A-6A4A-013A). "The diet of two opportunistic seabirds (Caspian and Royal Terns) confirms the importance of Sardinella spp. in West African coastal food webs". Marine Biology Research (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2019.1572193.
    Published • 10.1080/17451000.2019.1572193
  12. Costa, JM; Ramos, J (5611-8191-777B); Silva, LP; Timóteo, S (8B18-9D2D-ED32); Andrade, P (E81E-71A5-DADE); Araújo, M; Carneiro, C; et al. "Rewiring of experimentally disturbed seed dispersal networks might lead to unexpected network configurations". Basic and Applied Ecology (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2018.05.011.
    Published • 10.1016/j.baae.2018.05.011
  13. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Granadeiro, JP (3114-23EB-2E89); Regalla, A; Catry, P (EF1A-6A4A-013A). "Length-weight relationship of fish species from the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau". Jounal of Applied Ichthyology (2018): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jai.13522/abstract.
    Published • 10.1111/jai.13522
  14. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Granadeiro, JP (3114-23EB-2E89); Regalla, A; Dias, E; Almeida, A; Catry, P (EF1A-6A4A-013A). "Predatory pelagic fishes in the Bijagós Archipelago (Guinea-Bissau) show high overlap in diet dominated by sardinella". African Journal of Marine Science 39 (2017): 389-396. https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1387605.
    Published • 10.2989/1814232X.2017.1387605
  15. Carneiro, C; Henriques, M; Monteiro, H; Correia, E; Rebelo, R; Lecoq, M; Romero, J; et al. "Birds of the João Vieira and Poilão Marine National Park, Bijagós, Guinea-Bissau, including first country records of four species". African Bird Club Bulletin 24 (2017): 182-191. https://www.africanbirdclub.org/bulletins/abc-bulletin-242-september-2017/birds-joao-vieira-and-poilao-marine-national-park-bilagos.
    Published
  16. Carneiro, C; Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Gonçalves, D; Brito, R; Luis, A; Alves, JA. "Weather mediated impacts on the breeding output of an Afro-Palearctic migratory waterbird". Avian Biology Research (2016): doi.org/10.3184/175815516X14628114851451.
    Published • 10.3184/175815516X14628114851451
  17. Kide, NG; Dunz, A; Agnèse, J-F; Dilyte, J; Pariselle, A; Carneiro, C; Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); et al. "Cichlids of the Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania: insight into the diversity of the genus Coptodon". Journal of Fish Biology 88 (2016): 1369-1393. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12899.
    Published • 10.1111/jfb.12899
  18. Correia, E (AC17-6557-92CE); Neto, JM. "Migration strategy of white-spotted bluethroats (Luscinia svecica cyanecula and L. s. namnetum) along the Eastern Atlantic route". Ardeola (2013):
    Published • 10.13157/arla.60.2.2013.245
  19. Neftalí Sillero; Elena Argaña; Cátia Matos; Edna Correia; Camilo Carneiro; Verónica Gomes. "Unexpected low population levels of Podarcis carbonelli in Southern Salamanca (Spain)". Asociación Herpetológica Española 23 2 (2012): 69-73.
    Published
  20. Neto, JM; Correia, E. "Biometrics and sub-specific identification of white-spotted bluethroats Luscinia svecica cyanecula and L. s. namnetum during autumn and winter". Ardeola (2012): https://doi.org/10.13157/arla.59.2.2012.309.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.13157/arla.59.2.2012.309
Activities

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2016/10 - 2016/10 Birdlife International Workshop for the Strategic Action Plan for Seabird Conservation along the West Africa East Atlantic Flyway.
Workshop
Birdlife International Workshop for the Strategic Action Plan for Seabird Conservation along the West Africa East Atlantic Flyway
Birdlife International, United Kingdom

MAVA Foundation, Switzerland
2016 - 2016 III Atlas Priolo - Counting the endemic Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina) in São Miguel Island.
Other
III Atlas Priolo
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Two-week course in a number of different methods and approaches to study the migration of birds, insects, fish, amphibians and mammals, ranging from experimental studies in the laboratory to tracking long-distance migration in wild animals. Lectures given by international authorities in the field as well as by researchers in the CAnMove Group at Lund University https://www.canmove.lu.se/
Seminar
Ecology of Animal Migration 2015 International PhD Course
Lunds Universitet Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sweden

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2015 - 2015 Monitoring seabird colonies and training of park guards in Guinea-Bissau. Birdlife International, United Kingdom

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2022/03 - 2022/03 Training Course Field Techniques in Coastal Ecology taught by Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), in collaboration with the Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva (IBAP) and the University Lusófona da Guiné (ULG). (Licence) IBAP Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva , Guinea-Bissau

MAVA Foundation, Switzerland

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Universidade Lusófona, Guinea-Bissau
2019/11/01 - 2019/11/07 Training Course on Coastal Ecology Field Techniques in the Bijagós Archipelago (Guinea-Bissau) taught by Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), in collaboration with the Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva (IBAP) and the University Lusófona da Guiné (ULG). (Licence) IBAP Institute for Biodiversity and Protected Areas Dr. Alfredo Simão da Silva , Guinea-Bissau

MAVA Foundation, Switzerland

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
Distinctions

Award

2022 2021 L'Oréal Portugal Honor Medal for Women in Science
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal

L'Oréal Portugal, Portugal

National Commission of UNESCO, Portugal