I got a PhD in Biodiversity at the University of Barcelona, awarded with International Mention, Cum Laude and the UB Extraordinary Doctoral Prize 2017/2018. In 2017, I was also awarded the Spanish Association of Terrestrial Ecology (AEET) National Prize for ecology research projects led by young researchers. A key contribution I made to the field was validating the usefulness of an ecological and evolutionary approach for improved cost-effective outcomes in threatened hotspots. From 2018 to 2022, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the NOVA University of Lisbon, under an R&D project on the assessment of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Portugal, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

My primary goal as a researcher is to design a multidisciplinary framework for conservation plans that integrate economic benefits, ecosystem services and biodiversity components at a macro level. Currently, I am working as a Maria Zambrano Research Fellow at CREAF, focused on the use of bio-indicator groups for ecosystem services assessments.

Some scientific achievements:

Campos, F.S., Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., Llorente, G.A., & Solé, M. (2017). Cost-effective conservation of amphibian ecology and evolution. Science Advances, 3(6), e1602929. 

Campos, F.S., Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., Ruas, D.S., Mira-Mendes, C.V., Franch, M., Llorente, G.A., Solé, M. & Cabral, P. (2020). Searching for networks: ecological connectivity for amphibians under climate change. Environmental management, 65(1), 46-61.

Campos, F.S., David, J., Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., Rodrigues, P., Silva, B., da Silva, C.V., & Cabral, P. (2021). The economic and ecological benefits of saving ecosystems to protect services. Journal of Cleaner Production, 311, 127551.

Cabral, P., Campos, F.S., David, J., & Caser, U. (2021). Disentangling ecosystem services perception by stakeholders: an integrative assessment based on land cover. Ecological Indicators, 126, 107660.

Lourenço-de-Moraes, R., Campos, F.S., Carnaval, A.C., Otani, M., França, F.G., Cabral, P., & Benedito, E. (2021). No more trouble: An economic strategy to protect taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of continental turtles. Biological Conservation, 261, 109241.