Filipe Alves

Filipe Alves

Scientific Profile

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Having grown up in an environment surrounded by the sea, Filipe Alves has since developed a passion for the sea, followed by a natural desire to acquire knowledge and work towards conservation. Filipe Alves became a marine biologist in 1998 at the University of Algarve (Portugal), where he started his career. A Master in Ecology (2002) and a PhD in Biological Sciences (2014) strongly contributed to his training. Nowadays, he develops a postdoctoral fellowship at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Madeira’s Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). His interests include the marine ecology of insular environments (covering several taxa/habitats), emphasising the study of population ecology, physiology, diet, and movement of large marine vertebrates, especially marine mammals. Filipe has collaborated with institutions and universities worldwide, being project manager since 2014. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has been a reviewer for high-tier journals ( Filipe regularly participates in international conferences, is enrolled in students’ supervision, acts as a guest lecturer at the University of Madeira, and plays as a consultant for several highly recognised organisations (e.g., ICES, OSPAR, Habitat Directives, UN).

Main Research Interests

Marine Ecology; Insular Ecosystems; Marine Megafauna; Whales and Dolphins; Animal Movement; Conservation Biology; Macaronesian Islands; Population Ecology; Biotelemetry; Remote sensing; Trophic Ecology; Biogeography; Physiology

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning