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Details of Dr. Vanda Mendonca   


Gender female
Job title Research Associate
Department Centre of Marine Sciences / Centro de Ciencias do Mar
University of the Algarve
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Website http://ualg.academia.edu/VandaMendon%C3%A7a, http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/vanda-mendonca/
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Degree PhD Zool, Univ Aberdeen, UK; Lic Mar Biol, Univ Algarve, PT
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Data Management , Natural Resource Management , Operational Support (technical) , Institutional Management , Decision Making & Policy , Extension Services (Public Awareness) , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution , Research Support Services , Limnology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution , Research Support Services , Limnology
Research Region Artic to Tropics
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise KEYWORDS: ✫Ecological & Environmental Design, Monitoring & Modelling ✫Ecosystem Functioning, Conservation & Restoration ✫Integrated Management & Bioclture ✫Sustainability & Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Mitigation, Adaptation RESEARCH THEMES: ✫Spatial Ecology applied to the Coastal Zone, Wetlands and Arid Lands ✫Ecosystem Functioning, Trophodynamics, Food Webs and the Carbon Cycle ✫Bioculture & Protected Areas The results have provided further scientific basis for policy advice in the field of Integrated Biodiversity & Ecosystems Science & Management and Integrated Landscape & Wildlife Management within special status marine and coastal areas, wetlands and terrestrial protected areas METHODS: ✫My data are sourced from the literature, my own work (natural phenomena and manipulative field experiments) and laboratory observations ✫I use a combination of mathematical, statistical and computational methods, and the Ecosystem based Approach (EbA)
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Vanda MENDONCA)

Mendonça, V.M., Sprung, M., Castro, M.M. and Canario, A. [2011] Particle retention efficiency of a coastal ecosystem in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean Wetlands, 31, 1175-1185 (Publisher: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-011-0228-x)
Mendonça, V.M., Al Saady, S.M., Al Kiyumi, A.A. and Erzini, K.A. [2010] Interactions between green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and foxes (Vulpes vulpes arabica, Vulpes rueppellii sabaea, and Vulpes cana) on turtle nesting grounds in the northwestern Indian Ocean: Impacts of the fox community on the behaviour of nesting sea turtles at Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve, Oman Zoological Studies, 49, 437-452 (Publisher: SpringerOpen)
Mendonça, V.M., Al Jabri, M.M., Al Ajmi, I., Al Muharrami, M., Al Areimi, M. and Al Aghbari, H. [2010] Persistent and expanding population outbreaks of the corallivorous starfish Acanthaster planci in the NW Indian Ocean: Are they really a consequence of unsustainable starfish predator removal through overfishing in coral reefs, or a response to a changing environment? Zoological Studies, 49, 108-123 (Publisher: SpringerOpen)
Mendonça, V.M., Raffaelli, D.G., Boyle, P.R. and Emes, C. [2009] Trophodynamics in a shallow lagoon off NW Europe (Culbin Sands, Moray Firth): Spatial and temporal variability of epibenthic communities, their diets, and consumption efficiency Zoological Studies, 48, 196-214 (Publisher: SpringerOpen)
Mendonça, V.M., Raffaelli, D.G., Boyle, P.R. and Hoskins, S. [2008] Spatial and temporal characteristics of benthic invertebrate communities at Culbin Sands lagoon, Moray Firth, NE Scotland, and impacts of the disturbance of cockle harvesting Scientia Marina, 72, 265-278 (Publisher: CSIC. DOI: 10.3989/scimar.2008.72n2265)
Mendonça, V.M., Raffaelli, D.G. and Boyle, P.R. [2007] Interactions between shorebirds and benthic invertebrates at Culbin Sands lagoon, NE Scotland: Effects of avian predation on their prey community density and structure Scientia Marina, 71, 579-591 (Publisher: CSIC. DOI: 10.3989/scimar.2007.71n3579)
Mendonça, V.M., Raffaelli, D.G., Boyle, P.R. and Emes, C. [2007] The ecological role of overwintering fish in the food web of the Culbin Sands lagoon ecosystem, NE Scotland: Identifying major trophic links and testing effects of fish Pomatoschistus microps (Pallas) on benthic invertebrates Scientia Marina, 71, 649-660 (Publisher: CSIC. DOI: 10.3989/scimar.2007.71n4649)
Mendonca, V.M., Raffaelli, D.G., Boyle, P.R., Abella, E.[IN PRESS] The role of the European brown shrimp Crangon crangon in the community ecology of a subarctic food web in a restored complex forest-lagoon landscape Food Webs (Publisher: Elsevier)
Mendonca, V., Abi-Aoun, B., El-Baradey, M.[IN PRESS] Past and present biocultural significance of sea turtles for local communities in Eastern Arabia In Verschuuren B, Furuta N (eds) Asian Sacred Natural Sites: Asian Sacred Natural Sites, Philosophy and Practice in Protected Areas and Conservation (Publisher: IUCN UNESCO
Mendonca, V., Abi-Aoun, B., El-Baradey, M.[IN PRESS] Online Case Studies. Sacred Sites - Bioculture & Procted Areas: Ras Al Hadd Nature Reserve, Eastern Arabia. Asian Network Projet (Publisher: IUCN UNESCO

Created: 2009-07-11 Last Updated: 2015-11-26 by Vanda MENDONCA