This website focuses on the ecology of migratory shorebirds and their role in wetlands across the East Atlantic Flyway. Our research team is based at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and the group is affiliated to the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM -Lisboa).

Migratory shorebirds link distant geographic areas across the world with challenging movements perfectly scheduled with the optimal environmental conditions they seek throughout the annual-cycle to survive and raise their offspring.

How do shorebirds connect breeding and wintering areas? Which are their particular routes and schedules? Which is the ecological role of shorebirds in tidal food webs? Are habitat loss and climate change altering the migratory behaviour of shorebirds?

This is the magic world we aim to unveil.


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