João Monteiro

João Monteiro

Scientific Profile

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João Gama Monteiro is a Post-Doctoral fellow at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). He is currently co-coordinating research activities in multiple projects in Madeira unit of MARE focused on ecology, marine communities and anthropogenic pressures and he is responsible for overseeing planning of scientific diving activities and UAS flight operations.

Joao Gama Monteiro. Concluded his PhD in Marine Sciences (Marine Ecology Specialty) in 2014/01/01 at the University of the Azores (Campus da Horta) and his Licenciatura in Biology (Marine Biology Specialty) in 2004 at the University of the Azores. He has published multiple peer reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals, has led, co-coordinated and participated in various national and international research projects and has led and participated in many national and international scientific diving missions and expeditions focused in studying and surveying temperate rocky reefs and coastal ecosystems, tropical coral communities and reefs, coral symbiosis and bleaching mechanisms, biogeographic and ecological patterns, marine invasions, marine litter, anthropogenic pressures and climate change impacts. Since 2016 JGM has been based in MARE-Madeira, where he has focused his research interest in holistic approaches to ecological studies and in the integration of remote sensing from aerial imagery, drones and marine remotely operated vehicles and artificial intelligence for methodological innovation in marine and coastal ecology.

Main Research Interests

Marine Ecology; Community Ecology; Invasion Ecology; Anthropogenic pressures; climate change; habitat mapping, species distribution; remote sensing; marine technology; Unmanned Aerial Systems; Remotely Operated Vehicles; Artificial Intelligence; Automated Imagery Analysis

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk
Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring