Prof Henrique Miguel Pereira

Head of Research Group; iDiv Speaker
Prof. Henrique Miguel Pereira

Research focus


Our research aims at understanding the patterns and processes of global biodiversity change, with the goal of informing environmental policy and management of ecosystems. We are particularly interested in the impacts of land-use change on biodiversity and ecosystem services across scale. Our research ranges from fieldwork on the biodiversity consequences of rewilding abandoned farmland to models of biodiversity for future socio-economic scenarios. We strive to also bring the best science to policy making, so we engage in multiple fora with policy makers, including the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Finally, we want to contribute to improve the availability of data on biodiversity change worldwide, so we host the secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network.



We have several on-going projects, but we highlight four. In the first project we aim at developing a mechanistic theory for countryside biogeography. The idea of countryside biogeography is that species are not restricted to native habitat fragments but use the entire landscape. We have demonstrated that the countryside-species are relationship describes better species richness patterns in human modified landscapes. We are now developing a theory that goes beyond the species richness patterns to also explain species abundance patterns in human modified landscapes.

The second project is an European Commission FP7 funded project, project DESIRE. In this project we are developing a biodiversity extension for an economic input-output table describing the trade and the global economy. The goal is to be able to assess the indirect impacts of economic activities on biodiversity. For instance, we would like to assess what is the indirect impact of the food industry in Europe on biodiversity at home and overseas.

The third project is the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework. Ultimately the goal is to join data from multiple sources to provide datasets for a couple of essential biodiversity variables globally. We will be using a conjugation of modelling and statistical integration of in situ and remote sensing observations in order to do this.

The fourth project is at the interface between biodiversity conservation research and policies. In this project we investigate the potential for rewilding to address the issue of farmland abandonment in Europe, by restoring self-sustaining ecosystems. Our research involves the study of patterns of farmland abandonment, the assessment of the potential for passive restoration or the need for "assisted rewilding", and the contribution of rewilding to biodiversity and human well-being.



  • 2011: Habilitation, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Ecology
  • 2002: Ph.D., Stanford University, USA, Biological Sciences
  • 1998: M.Sc., University of Lisbon, Portugal, Biophysica
  • 1995: Diploma, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Academic positions


  • 2013-.... : Professor at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2015-.... : Invited Chair at InBio, University of Porto, Portugal
  • 2012-2013: Invited Assistant Prof., Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
  • 2009-2013: Research Group Leader, Center for Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon
  • 2006-2012: Invited Assistant Prof., Instituto Superior Técnico
  • 2007-2009: Director, Dept. of Protected Areas of Northern Portugal,  Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity
  • 2006-2007: Director, Peneda-Gerês National Park, Institute for the Conservation of Nature
  • 2005-2006: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • 2003-2005: PostDoc, Center for Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon
  • 2001-2002: PostDoc, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
  • 1995-1997: Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Publications before 2013


Guilherme, J.L. & Pereira, H.M. (2013) Adaptation of Bird Communities to Farmland Abandonment in a Mountain Landscape. PLoS ONE8: e73619 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073619 Download PDF 

Proenca, V. and Pereira, H.M. (2013) Species-area models to assess biodiversity change in multi-habitat landscapes: the importance of species habitat affinity. Basic and Applied Ecology 14:102-114. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2012.10.010 Suppl. Material

Pereira, H.M. and Borda de Água, L. (2013) Modelling biodiversity dynamics in countryside and native habitats. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd ed pp. 321-328. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00334-8 

Proenca, V. and Pereira, H.M. (2013) Comparing Extinction Rates: Past, Present and Future.Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd ed pp. 167-176. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00411-1 

Honrado, J.P., Vieira, C., Soares, C., Monteiro, M.B., Marcos, B., Pereira, H.M. and Partidário, M. do R. (2013) Can we infer about ecosystem services from EIA and SEA practice? A framework for analysis and examples from Portugal. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 40:14-24. 

Pereira, H.M., Ferrier, S., Walters, M., Geller, G.N., Jongman, R.H.G., Scholes, R.J., Bruford, M.W., Brummitt, N., Butchart, S.H.M., Cardoso, A.C., Coops, N.C., Dulloo, E., Faith, D.P., Freyhof, J., Gregory, R.D., Heip, C., Höft, R., Hurtt, G., Jetz, W., Karp, D., McGeoch, M.A., Obura, D., Onoda, Y., Pettorelli, N., Reyers, B., Sayre, R., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Stuart, S.N., Turak, E., Walpole, M. and Wegmann, M. (2013) Essential Biodiversity Variables. Science339:277-278. doi:10.1126/science.1229931

Pereira, H.M., Navarro, L.M. & Martins, I.S. (2012) Global Biodiversity Change: The Bad, the Good, and the Unknown. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37:25-50. doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-042911-093511 

Santos, M., Souto Cruz, C., Louro Alves, F., Metelo, I., Bogalho, V., Pereira, H.M., Mathias, M.L., Cabral, M., Almeida, J. and Sousa, M. (2012) Biodiversidade Na Cidade de Lisboa: Uma Estratégia Para 2020. Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisboa. 

Navarro, L.M. & Pereira, H.M. (2012) Rewilding abandoned landscapes in Europe. Ecosystems 15: 900-912. doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9558-7.x 

Barros, F.B., Varela, S.A.M., Pereira, H.M. & Vicente, L.A. (2012) Medicinal use of fauna by a traditional community in the Brazilian Amazonia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8: 37.doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-37  

Proença, V., Honrado, J. & Pereira, H. (2012) From Abandoned Farmland to Self-Sustaining Forests: Challenges and Solutions. Ecosystems 15: 881-882. doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9557-8 

Borda-de-Água, L., Borges, P.A.V., Hubbell, S.P. & Pereira, H.M. (2012) Spatial scaling of species abundance distributions. Ecography 35: 549-556. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07128.x 

Scholes, R.J., Walters, M., Turak, E., Saarenmaa, H., Heip, C.H., Tuama, É.Ó., Faith, D.P., Mooney, H.A., Ferrier, S., Jongman, R.H., Harrison, I.J., Yahara, T., Pereira, H.M., Larigauderie, A. & Geller, G. (2012) Building a global observing system for biodiversity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4: 139-146. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2011.12.005 

Pereira, H.M., Borda-de-Agua, L. & Martins, I.S. (2012) Geometry and scales in species-area relationships. Nature 482doi:10.1038/nature10857. 

Figueiredo, J. & Pereira, H.M. (2011) Regime shifts in a socio-ecological model of farmland abandonment. Landscape Ecology 26: 737-749. doi:10.1007/s10980-011-9605-3 

Borda-de-Água, L., Navarro, L., Gavinhos, C. & Pereira, H.M. (2011) Spatio-temporal impacts of roads on the persistence of populations: analytic and numerical approaches. Landscape Ecology 26: 253-265. 

Jones, J.P.G., Collen, B., Atkinson, G., Baxter, P.W.J., Bubb, P., Illian, J.B., Katzner, T.E., Keane, A., Loh, J., Mcdonald-Madden, E., Nicholson, E., Pereira, H.M., Possingham, H.P., Pullin, A.S., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., Sommerville, M. & Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2011) The Why, What, and How of Global Biodiversity Indicators Beyond the 2010 Target. Conservation Biology 25: 450-457. 

Barros, F.B., Pereira, H.M. & Vicente, L. (2011) Use and Knowledge of the Razor-billed Curassow Pauxi tuberosa (Spix, 1825)(Galliformes, Cracidae) by a Riverine Community of the Oriental Amazonia, Brazil. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7: 1. 

Proença, V. & Pereira, H.M. (2011) Ecosystem changes, biodiversity loss and human well-being.Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. (ed J.O. Nriagu), pp. 215-224. Elsevier,Burlington. 

Pereira, H.M., Leadley, P.W., Proenca, V., Alkemade, R., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Fernandez-Manjarres, J.F., Araujo, M.B.,Balvanera, P., Biggs, R., Cheung, W.W.L., Chini, L., Cooper, H.D.,Gilman, E.L., Guenette, S., Hurtt, G.C., Huntington, H.P., Mace, G.M.,Oberdorff, T., Revenga, C., Rodrigues, P., Scholes, R.J., Sumaila, U.R.& Walpole, M. (2010) Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century. Science 330:1496-1502 

Proença, V., Pereira, H.M. & Vicente, L. (2010) Resistance to wildfire and early regeneration in natural broadleaved forest and pine plantation. Acta Oecologica 36: 626-633.  Appendix

Pereira, H.M., Belnap, J., Brummitt, N., Collen, B., Ding, H.,Gonzalez-Espinosa, M., Gregory, R.D., Honrado, J., Jongman, R.H.,Julliard, R., McRae, L., Proença, V., Rodrigues, P., Opige, M.,Rodriguez, J.P., Schmeller, D.S., van Swaay, C. & Vieira, C. (2010) Global biodiversity monitoring. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 459-460, doi:10.1890/10.WB.23 

Leadley, P.W., Pereira, H.M., Alkemade, R., Fernandez-Manjarrés, J., Proença, V., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Walpole, M. (2010) Biodiversity Scenarios: Projections of 21st century change in biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. 

Proença, V.M., Pereira, H.M., Guilherme, J. & Vicente, L. (2010) Plant and bird diversity in natural forests and in native and exotic plantations in NW Portugal. Acta Oecologica, 36: 219-226.  

Carpenter, S.R., Mooney, H.A., Agard, J., Capistrano, D., DeFries, R.S., Díaz, S., Dietz, T., Duraiappah, A.K., Oteng-Yeboah, A., Pereira,H.M., Perrings, C., Reid, W.V., Sarukhan, J., Scholes, R.J. & Whyte, A. (2009) Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 1305-1312. 

Pereira, H. M., T. Domingos, L. Vicente, and V. Proença (Eds.). (2009). Ecossistemas e Bem-Estar Humano: Avaliação para Portugal do Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Escolar Editora, Lisboa, Portugal. HTML 

Proença, V., Pereira, H. M., and Vicente L. (2008). Organismal complexity is an indicator of species existence value. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6: 298-300.

Mooney, H.A., Agard, J., Capristano, D., Carpenter, S.,DeFries, R.,Díaz, S., Dietz, T., Duraiappah, A., Yeboah, A.O., Pereira, H.M.,Perrings, C., Reid, W., Sarukhan, J., Scholes, B. & Whyte, A. (2008)Ecosystem Change and Human Well-being. Research and Monitoring Priorities Based on the Findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. International Council for Science, Paris. 

Pereira, H. M., Proença, V., and Vicente L. (2007), Does species diversity really drive speciation?Ecography 30:328-330. 

Pereira, H.M., & Daily, G. C. (2006). Modeling Biodiversity Dynamics in Countryside Landscapes.Ecology 87:1877-1885. 

Pereira, H.M., & Cooper, D. (2006). Towards the global monitoring of biodiversity loss. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21:123-129. 

van Vuuren, D., Sala, O., & Pereira, H.M. (2006) The Future of Vascular Plant Diversity Under Four Global Scenarios. Ecology and Society 11: 25. HTML 

Pereira, H.M., Domingos, T. & Vicente, L. (2006). Assessing ecosystem services at different scales in the Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.In: Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems(Reid, W., Berks, F., Wilbanks, T. & Capistrano, D. eds.), pp. 59-80.Island Press, Washington.

Pereira, E., Queiroz, C., Pereira, H. M. & Vicente, L.(2005). Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being: A participatory study in a mountain community in Northern Portugal. Ecology and Society10:14. HTML 

Pereira, H.M., Reyers, B., Watanabe, M., Bohensky, E., Foale, S.,Lee, M., Palm, C., & Patwardhan, A. (2005). Condition and Trends of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity. In Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multi-scale Assessments (eds C. Samper, D. Capristano, M. Lee & C. Raudsepp-Hearne), Vol. 4,pp.171-203. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 

Sala, O.E., van Vuuren, D., Pereira, H.M., Lodge, D., Alder, J., Cumming, G.,Dobson, A., Volters, W., Xenopoulos, M., & Zaitsev, A.S.(2005). Biodiversity across scenarios. In Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Scenarios (eds S.R. Carpenter, L.P. Prabhu, E.M. Bennet & M.B. Zurek), Vol. 2, pp. 375-408. Island Press, Washington. 

Gitay, H., Raudsepp-Hearne, C., Musvoto, C., Pereira, H. M., Blanco, H., Garcia, K., & Gokh, Y. (2005). Assessment Process. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multi-Scales Assessments(eds Capistrano, D. & Samper, C.), Vol 4, pp. 119-140, Island Press, Washington. 

Duraiappah, A., Naheem, S., Agardy T., Cooper D., Diaz D., Mace G., McNeely J.,Pereira, H.M., Polasky, S., Prip, C., Samper, C., Schei, P. J.,& van Jaarsveld, A. (2005). Biodiversity Synthesis Report. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 

Mace, G., Delbaere, B., Hanski I., Harrison, J., Novo F. G., Pereira, H.M, Watt A., & Weiner, J. (2005). Biodiversity Indicators. European Academies of Science Advisory Council.

Pereira, H. M., Roughgarden, J. & Daily, G.C. (2004). Aframework for assessing the relative vulnerability of species to land-use change. Ecological Applications14:730-742. Appendix B

Pereira, H.M., Domingos, T. & Vicente, L. (2004). Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: State of the Assessment Report. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 

Pereira, H., Bergman. A & Roughgarden, J. (2003). Socially Stable Territories:The negotiation of space by interacting foragers. American Naturalist 161:143-152  

Pereira, H., Loarie, S., & Roughgarden, J. (2002).Monogamy, polygyny and interspecific interactions in the lizards Anolis gingivinus and Anolis pogusCaribbean Journal of Science 38:132-136.

Calapez. A., Pereira, H., Calado, A., Braga, J., Rino, J.,Carvalho, C.,Tavanez, J., Wahle, E. & Carmo-Fonseca, M. (2002). The motion of ribonucleo protein complexes in the nucleus of living cells is ATP-dependent and temperature sensitive. Journal of Cell Biology 159:795-805. 

Balvanera, P., Daily, G., Ehrlich, P., Ricketts, T., Bailey, S., Kark,S., Kremen, C., and Pereira, H. (2001). Conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. Science 291: 2047. 

Pereira, H. & Gordon, D. (2001). A trade-off in task allocation between sensitivity to the environment and response time. Journal of Theoretical Biology 208:165-184. 

Carvalho, C., Pereira, H., Ferreira, J., Pina, C., Medonça,D.,Rosa, A. & Carmo-Fonseca, M. (2001). Chromosomal dark G bands determine the spatial organization of alpha-satellite DNA in the nucleus.Molecular Biology of the Cell 12: 3563-3572. 

Gracias N., Pereira, H.M., Lima, J. & Rosa, A. (1996). Gaia: An Artificial Life Environment for Ecological Systems Simulation. In: Artificial Life V: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Langton, C. &Shimohara, K. eds), pp. 124-134. Cambridge: MIT Press. 

iDiv publications


A. Cortés-Avizanda, H. M. Pereira, E. McKee, O. Ceballos, B. Martín-López

(2021): Social actors’ perceptions of wildlife: Insights for the conservation of species in Mediterranean protected areas. Ambio

Ascensão, F., M. D'Amico, R. C. Martins, R. Rebelo, A. M. Barbosa, J. Bencatel, R. Barrientos, P. Abellán, J. L. Tella, L. Cardador, J. D. Anadón, M. Carrete, E. Murgui, P. Fernandes, S. M. Santos, A. Mira, M. da Luz Mathias, P. Tiago, E. Casabella, L. Reino, O. S. Paulo, H. M. Pereira,  C. Capinha

(2021): Distribution of alien tetrapods in the Iberian Peninsula. NeoBiota 64 *

C. T. Callaghan, D. E. Bowler, H. M. Pereira

(2021): Thermal flexibility and a generalist life history promote urban affinity in butterflies. Global Change Biology

H. Xu, Y. Cao, D. Yu, M. Cao, Y. He, M. Gill, H. M. Pereira   

(2021): Ensuring effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity targets. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5(4) *

I. R. Staude, G. E. Overbeck, C. S. Fontana, G. A. Bencke, T. W. d. Silva, A. Mimet, H. M. Pereira

(2021): Specialist Birds Replace Generalists in Grassland Remnants as Land Use Change Intensifies. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8(483) *

S. Ceaușu, A. Apaza-Quevedo, M. Schmid, B. Martín-López, A. Cortés-Avizanda, J. Maes, L. Brotons, C. Queiroz, H. M. Pereira

(2021): Ecosystem service mapping needs to capture more effectively the biodiversity important for service supply. Ecosystem Services 48 *

Leberger, R., Geijzendorffer, I. R., Gaget, E., Gwelmami, A., Galewski, T., Pereira, H. M., Guerra, C. A.

(2020): Mediterranean wetland conservation in the context of climate and land cover change. Regional Environmental Change 20(2) *

Leberger, R., Rosa, I. M. D., Guerra, C. A., Wolf, F., Pereira, H. M.

(2020): Global patterns of forest loss across IUCN categories of protected areas. Biological Conservation 241 *

Martins, I. S., Navarro, L. M., Pereira, H. M., Rosa, I. M. D.

(2020): Alternative pathways to a sustainable future lead to contrasting biodiversity responses. Global Ecology and Conservation 22 *

Pereira, L. M., K. K. Davies, E. den Belder, S. Ferrier, S. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, H. Kim, J. J. Kuiper, S. Okayasu, M. G. Palomo, H. M. Pereira, G. Peterson, J. Sathyapalan, M. Schoolenberg, R. Alkemade, S. Carvalho Ribeiro, A. Greenaway, J. Hauck, N. King, T. Lazarova, F. Ravera, N. Chettri, W. W. L. Cheung, R. J. J. Hendriks, G. Kolomytsev, P. Leadley, J.-P. Metzger, K. N. Ninan, R. Pichs, A. Popp, C. Rondinini, I. Rosa, D. van Vuuren, C. J. Lundquist

(2020): Developing multiscale and integrative nature–people scenarios using the Nature Futures Framework. People and Nature (in press) *

Rosa, I. M. D., Purvis, A., Alkemade, R., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Ferrier, S., Guerra, C. A., Hurtt, G., Kim, H., Leadley, P., Martins, I. S., Popp, A., Schipper, A. M., van Vuuren, D., Pereira, H. M.

(2020): Challenges in producing policy-relevant global scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Global Ecology and Conservation 22 *

Staude, I. R., Waller, D. M., Bernhardt-Romermann, M., Bjorkman, A. D., Brunet, J., De Frenne, P., Hedl, R., Jandt, U., Lenoir, J., Malis, F., Verheyen, K., Wulf, M., Pereira, H. M., ..., Baeten, L.

(2020): Replacements of small- by large-ranged species scale up to diversity loss in Europe's temperate forest biome. Nature Ecology & Evolution *

Staude, I. R., Waller, D. M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Bjorkman, A. D., Brunet, J., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Jandt, U., Lenoir, J., Máliš, F., Verheyen, K., Wulf, M., Pereira, H. M., ..., Baeten, L.

(2020): Replacements of small- by large-ranged species scale up to diversity loss in Europe’s temperate forest biome. Nature Ecology & Evolution *

Voigt, M., Pereira, H. M., Kühl, H. S., Ancrenaz, M., Gaveau, D., Meijaard, E., Santika, T., Sherman, J., Struebig, M. J., Wich, S. A., Wolf, F., Rosa, I. M. D.

(2020): Deforestation Projections Imply Range-Wide Population Decline for the Critically Endangered Bornean Orang-utan. Folia Primatologica 91(3), 278-279 *

Ascensao, F., A. Kindel, F. Z. Teixeira, R. Barrientos, M. D'Amico, L. Borda-de-Agua, H. M. Pereira

(2019): Beware that the lack of wildlife mortality records can mask a serious impact of linear infrastructures. Global Ecology and Conservation 19 *

Barrientos, R., Ascensão, F., Beja, P., Pereira, H. M., Borda-de-Água, L.

(2019): Railway ecology vs. road ecology: similarities and differences. European Journal of Wildlife Research 65(1), 12

Borda-de-Agua, L., Ascensao, F., Sapage, M., Barrientos, R., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): On the identification of mortality hotspots in linear infrastructures. Basic and Applied Ecology 34, 25-35

Cameron, E. K., Martins, I. S., Lavelle, P., Mathieu, J., Tedersoo, L., Bahram, M., Gottschall, F., Guerra, C. A., Hines, J., Patoine, G., Siebert, J., Winter, M., Cesarz, S., Ferlian, O., Kreft, H., Lovejoy, T. E., Montanarella, L., Orgiazzi, A., Pereira, H. M., Phillips, H. R. P., Settele, J., Wall, D. H., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019): Global mismatches in aboveground and belowground biodiversity. Conservation Biology 33(5), 1187-1192

Chaplin-Kramer, ..., Pereira, H. M., Polasky, S., Ruckelshaus, M., Shaw, M. R., Silver, J. M., Vogl, A. L., Daily, G. C.

(2019): Global modeling of nature’s contributions to people. Science 366(6462), 255-258 *

Dantas de Miranda, M., Borda-de-Água, L., Pereira, H. M., Merckx, T.

(2019): Species traits shape the relationship between local and regional species abundance distributions. Ecosphere 10(5), e02750 *

Dantas de Miranda, M., Pereira, H. M., Corley, M. F. V., Merckx, T.

(2019): Beta diversity patterns reveal positive effects of farmland abandonment on moth communities. Scientific Reports 9, 1549

Grilo, C., F. A. S. Pinto, R. Andrasik, H. M. Pereira, A. P. Clevenger

(2019): Reply: Modeling scenarios of population response to roads as a conservation risk assessment strategy. Biological Conservation 230, 201-202 *

Guerra, C. A., L. Pendleton, E. G. Drakou, V. Proenca, W. Appeltans, T. Domingos, G. Geller, S. Giamberini, M. Gill, ..., H. M. Pereira

(2019): Finding the essential: Improving conservation monitoring across scales. Global Ecology and Conservation 18 *

Guerra, C. A., Rosa, I. M. D., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): Change versus stability: are protected areas particularly pressured by global land cover change?. Landscape Ecology 34(12), 2779-2790 *

Jetz, W., McGeoch, M. A., Guralnick, R., Ferrier, S., Beck, J., Costello, M. J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G. N., Keil, P., Merow, C., Meyer, C., Muller-Karger, F. E., Pereira, H. M., et al.

(2019): Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3(4), 539-51

Kastner, T., Marques, A., Martins, I. S., ..., Canelas, J., Hilbers, J. P., Tukker, A., Erb, K.-H., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): Reply to: Soils need to be considered when assessing the impacts of land-use change on carbon sequestration. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 1643-1644 *

Marques, A., Martins, I. S., Kastner, T., Plutzar, C., Theurl, M. C., Eisenmenger, N., Huijbregts, M. A. J., Wood, R., Stadler, K., Bruckner, M., Canelas, J., Hilbers, J. P., Tukker, A., Erb, K., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): Increasing impacts of land use on biodiversity and carbon sequestration driven by population and economic growth. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 628-37

McDonald, R. I., Mansur, A. V., ..., Pacheco, A., Pereira, H. M., Seto, K. C., Simkin, R., Walsh, B., Werner, A. S., Ziter, C.

(2019): Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity. Nature Sustainability 3, 16-24 *

Merckx, T., Dantas de Miranda, M., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): Habitat amount, not patch size and isolation, drives species richness of macro-moth communities in countryside landscapes. Journal of Biogeography 46(5), 956-967

Neves, T., Tapisso, J. T., Porto, M., Pereira, H. M., Mathias, M. L., Borda-de-Água, L.

(2019): The role of competition in driving species global distributions: Soricid shrews as a case study. Journal of Biogeography 46(1), 134-44

Perino, A., H. M. Pereira, L. M. Navarro, N. Fernandez, J. M. Bullock, S. Ceausu, A. Cortes-Avizanda, R. van Klink, T. Kuemmerle, A. Lomba, G. Pe'er et al.

(2019): Rewilding complex ecosystems. Science 364(6438), 351 *

Staude, I. R., Navarro, L. M., Pereira, H. M.

(2019): Range size predicts the risk of local extinction from habitat loss. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press) *

Ascensão, F., Fahrig, L., Clevenger, A. P., Corlett, R. T., Jaeger, J. A. G., Laurance, W. F., Pereira, H. M.

(2018): Environmental challenges for the Belt and Road Initiative. Nature Sustainability 1(5), 206-09

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(2018): Measuring rewilding progress. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 373(1761)

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(2017): Multiscale scenarios for nature futures. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 1416-1419

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(2017): Assessing the suitability of diversity metrics to detect biodiversity change. Biological Conservation 213, 341-50

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(2017): Using citizen science data to estimate climatic niches and species distributions. Basic and Applied Ecology 20, 75-85

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(2016): Towards a Conceptual Framework for Social-Ecological Systems Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services with Resource Efficiency Indicators. Sustainability 8(3), 201

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(2016): Contrasting changes in the abundance and diversity of North American bird assemblages from 1971 to 2010. Global Change Biology 22(12), 3948-59

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(2015): The dispersal of alien species redefines biogeography in the Anthropocene. Science 348(6240), 1248-51

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(2015): Conservation Planning for Biodiversity and Wilderness: A Real-World Example. Environmental Management 55(5), 1168-80

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(2015): Mapping opportunities and challenges for rewilding in Europe. Conservation Biology 29(4), 1017-27

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(2015): Challenges and opportunities for the Bolivian Biodiversity Observation Network. Biodiversity 16(2-3), 86-98

Goncalves, B., Marques, A., Velho Da Maia Soares, A. M., Pereira, H. M.

(2015): Biodiversity offsets: from current challenges to harmonized metrics. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14, 61-67

Hof, C., Dehling, D. M., Bonn, A., Burgess, N. D., Eigenbrod, F., Harfoot, M. B. J., Hickler, T., Jetz, W., Marquard, E., Pereira, H. M., Böhning-Gaese, K.

(2015): Macroecology meets IPBES. Frontiers of Biogeography 7(4)

Merckx, T., Pereira, H. M.

(2015): Reshaping agri-environmental subsidies: From marginal farming to large-scale rewilding. Basic and Applied Ecology 16(2), 95-103

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(2015): Mate Choice Drives Evolutionary Stability in a Hybrid Complex. Plos One 10(7), e0132760

Schmeller, D. S., Julliard, R., Bellingham, P. J., Boehm, M., Brummitt, N., Chiarucci, A., Couvet, D., Elmendorf, S., Forsyth, D. M., Moreno, J. G., Gregory, R. D., Magnusson, W. E., Martin, L. J., McGeoch, M. A., Mihoub, J.-B., Pereira, H. M., et al.

(2015): Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation 25, 51-57

Skidmore, A. K., Pettorelli, N., Coops, N. C., Geller, G. N., Hansen, M., Lucas, R., Mucher, C. A., O'Connor, B., Paganini, M., Pereira, H. M., et al.

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Borda-de-Água, L., Grilo, C., Pereira, H. M.

(2014): Modeling the impact of road mortality on barn owl (Tyto alba) populations using age-structured models. Ecological Modelling 276, 29-37

Ceia-Hasse, A., Sinervo, B., Vicente, L., Pereira, H. M.

(2014): Integrating ecophysiological models into species distribution projections of European reptile range shifts in response to climate change. Ecography 37(7), 679-88

Leadley, P., Proenca, V., Fernandez-Manjarres, J., Pereira, H. M., Alkemade, R., Biggs, R., Bruley, E., Cheung, W., Cooper, D., Figueiredo, J., et al.

(2014): Interacting Regional-Scale Regime Shifts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Bioscience 64(8), 665-79

Marques, A., Pereira, H. M., Krug, C., Leadley, P. W., Visconti, P., Januchowski-Hartley, S. R., Krug, R. M., Alkemade, R., Bellard, C., Cheung, W. W. L., et al.

(2014): A framework to identify enabling and urgent actions for the 2020 Aichi Targets. Basic and Applied Ecology 15(8), 633-38

Martins, I. S., Proenca, V., Pereira, H. M.

(2014): The unusual suspect: Land use is a key predictor of biodiversity patterns in the Iberian Peninsula. Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology 61, 41-50

Pereira, H. M., Ziv, G., Miranda, M.

(2014): Countryside Species-Area Relationship as a Valid Alternative to the Matrix-Calibrated Species-Area Model. Conservation Biology 28(3), 874-76

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