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Aves & Linhas Elétricas: Sobre



  • Martins, R.C., Bernardino, J., Moreira, F. (2023). A review of post-construction monitoring practices used in the evaluation of transmission power line impacts on birds and mitigation effectiveness, with proposals for guideline improvement. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 100: 107068.


  • Moreira, F., Martins, R. C., Aguilar, F. F., Canhoto, A., Martins, J., Moreira, J., & Bernardino, J. (2022). Long-term management practices successfully reduce bird-related electrical faults in a transmission grid increasingly used by white storks for nesting. Journal of Environmental Management, 327, 116897.

  • Silva, J. P., Marques, A. T., Bernardino, J., Allinson, T., Andryushchenko, Y., Dutta, S., Kessler, M., Martins, R.C., Moreira, F., Pallet, J., Pretorius, M.D., Scott, H.A., Shaw, J.M. & Collar, N. J. (2022). The effects of powerlines on bustards: how best to mitigate, how best to monitor?. Bird Conservation International, 1-14.

  • Marques, A. T., Palma, L., Lourenço, R., Cangarato, R., Leitão, A., Mascarenhas, M., Tavares, J.T., Tomé, R., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. (2022). Individual variability in space use near power lines by a long‐lived territorial raptor. Ecology and evolution, 12(4), e8811.

  • Bernardino, J., Martins, R.C., Bispo, R., Marques, A.T., Mascarenhas, M., Silva, R., Moreira, F. (2022). Ecological and methodological drivers of persistence and detection of bird fatalities at power lines: Insights from multi-project monitoring data. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 93: 106707.


  • Marcelino J., Moreira F., Franco A.M.A., Soriano-Redondo A., Acácio M., Gauld J., Rego F.C., Silva J.P., Catry I. (2021). Flight altitudes of a soaring bird suggest landfill sites as power line collision hotspots. Journal of Environmental Management, 294: 113149.


  • Marques, A.T., Moreira, F., Alcazar, R., Delgado, A., Godinho, C., Sampaio, H., Rocha, P., Sequeira, N., Palmeirim, J.M., Silva, J.P. (2020). Changes in grassland management and linear infrastructures associated to the decline of an endangered bird population. Scientific Reports, 10: 15150.

  • Bernardino, J., Bispo, R., Martins, R.C., Santos, S., Moreira, F. (2020). Response of vertebrate scavengers to power line and road rights-of-way and its implications for bird fatality estimates. Scientific Reports, 10: 15014.

  • Alonso, H., Correia, R.A., Marques, A.T., Palmeirim, J.M., Moreira, F., Silva, J.P. (2020). Male post-breeding movements and stopover habitat selection of an endangered short-distance migrant, the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax. Ibis, 162: 279-292.

  • Marques, A.T, Martins, R.C., Silva, J.P., Palmeirim, J., Moreira, F. (2020). Power line routing and configuration as major drivers of collision risk in two bustard species. Oryx: 1-10.


  • Bernardino, J., Martins, R.C., Bispo, R., Moreira, F. (2019). Re-assessing the effectiveness of wire-marking to mitigate bird collisions with power lines: a meta-analysis and guidelines for field studies. Journal of Environmental Management, 252: 109651.

  • D’Amico, M., Martins, R.C., Álvarez-Martínez, J.M., Porto, M., Barrientos, R., Moreira, F. (2019). Bird collisions with power lines: Prioritizing species and areas by estimating potential population-level impacts. Diversity and Distributions, 25: 975-982.

  • Moreira F. (2019). Love me, love me not: Perceptions on the links between the energy sector and biodiversity conservation. Energy Research and Social Science, 51: 134–7.


  • Barrientos, R., Martins, R.C., Ascensão, F., D’Amico, M., Moreira, F., Borda-de-Água, L. (2018). A review of searcher efficiency and carcass persistence in infrastructure-driven mortality assessment studies. Biological Conservation, 222: 146-153.

  • Bernardino, J., Bevanger, K., Barrientos, R., Dwyer, J.F., Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Shaw, J.M. , Silva, J.P., Moreira, F. (2018). Birds and collisions with power lines: state of the art and priority areas for research. Biological Conservation, 222: 1-13.

  • D’Amico, M., Catry, I., Martins, R.C., Ascensão, F., Barrientos, F., Moreira, F. (2018). Bird on the wire: Landscape planning considering costs and benefits for bird populations coexisting with power lines. Ambio, 47: 650-656.

  • Mahood, S.P., Silva J.P., Dolman, P.M., Burnside, R.J. (2018). Proposed power transmission lines in Cambodia constitute a significant new threat to the largest population of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis. Oryx, 52: 147-155.

  • Marcelino, J., Moreira, F., Manosa, S., Cuscó, F., Morales, M., Garcia de La Morena, E., Bota, G., Palmeirim, J., Silva, J.P. (2017). Tracking data of the little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) in Iberia shows high anthropogenic mortality. Bird Conservation International, 28: 509-530.

  • Moreira, F., Martins, R.C., Catry, I., D’Amico, M. (2018). Drivers of power line use by white storks: a case study of birds nesting on anthropogenic structures. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55: 2263-2273.

  • Silva, J.P., Correia, R., Alonso, H., Martins, R.C., D’Amico, M., Delgado, A., Sampaio, H., Godinho, C., Moreira, F. (2018). EU protected area network did not prevent a country wide population decline in a threatened grassland bird. PeerJ, 6: e4284.


  • Moreira, F., Encarnação, V., Rosa, G., Gilbert, N., Infante, S., Costa, J., D’Amico, M., Martins, R., Catry, I. (2017). Wired: Impacts of increasing power line use by a growing bird population. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 024019.


  • Santos, M., Bessa, R., Cabral, J.A., Pacheco, F., Leitão, D., Moreira, F., Pinto, M., Lecoq, M., Silva, J.P. (2016). Impacts of land use and infrastructural changes on threatened Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding populations: quantitative assessments using a recently developed spatially explicit dynamic modelling framework. Bird Conservation International, 26: 418-435.

Aves & Linhas Elétricas: Produtos



  • Moreira, F., Martins, R.C., Aguilar, F. Canhoto, A., Martins, J., Moreira, F., Bernardino, J. (2022). Spatio-temporal patterns and successful mitigation of bird-caused electrical faults in transmission power lines in Portugal. IENE 2022 International Conference - "Connecting people, connecting landscapes" 19–23 September 2022, Cluj-Napoca, România (hybrid event).


  • Bernardino, J. (2022). Improving impact mitigation and monitoring of bird collisions with power lines. 2nd Meeting of the Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL). 3-8 July 2022, Aveiro, Portugal.

  • Marques, A.T., Silva, J.P., Carrapato, C., Ramos, R., Moreira, F. & Palmeirim, J. (2021). Building an electrocution risk map with overhead power lines for a critically endangered raptor in Portugal. IENE 2020 International Conference, “LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions”. 12-14 January 2021, Évora (online).

  • Silva, J.P. & Marques, A.T. (2021). Bustards and power lines in Portugal: an overview of research done so far and its implications on impact assessment, mitigation and planning. IENE 2020 International Conference, “LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions”. 12-14 January 2021, Évora (online).

  • Bernardino, J., Bispo, R., Martins, R.C., Santos, S., Moreira, F. (2021). Effects of linear infrastructures on the composition of local vertebrate scavenger guilds and bird carcass removal patterns in two Mediterranean agricultural landscapes. IENE 2020 International Conference, “LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions”. 12-14 January 2021, Évora (online).

  • Martins, R.C.; Marques, A.T.; Silva, J.P.; Moreira, F. (2021). Bird mortality by collision with transmission power lines: analysis of 15 years of impact assessment in Portugal. IENE 2020 International Conference, “LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions”. 12-14 January 2021, Évora (online). 


  • Moreira, F., Martins, R., Hall, M., Parada, F., Fernandes, P. (2020). Evaluation of monitoring practices related to the impacts of overhead transmission lines on birds in Portugal: suggestions for improvement. CIGRE Symposium 2020 (online).


  • Bernardino, J., Bevanger, K., Barrientos, R., Dwyer, J.F., Marques, A.T., Martins, R.C., Shaw, J.M. , Silva, J.P., Moreira, F. (2019). Understanding the drivers of bird collision with power lines: what we know (and don't know) after 40 years of research. XV European Ecological Federation (EFF) Congress, Lisboa, Portugal.

  • Martins, R., Moreira, F. (2019). Mortalidade de aves por colisão em linhas elétricas de transmissão: análise de 15 anos de monitorização de impactes em Portugal. X Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ornitologia, Peniche, Portugal.

  • Moreira, F., D’Amico, M., Martins, R.J., Álvarez-Martinez, J.M., Porto, M., Barrientos, R. (2019). Bird collisions with power lines: a method to identify sensitive species and geographic areas to help onshore grid route planning. CIGRE Symposium 2019, Aalborg, Denmark.


  • Moreira, F., Martins, R. Bernardino, J., Fernandes, P., Hall, M., Parada, F. (2018). Avaliação da eficácia de dispositivos anti-colisão em linhas elétricas: estado da arte e questões por responder. VII Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes (CNAI’18) - "A Inovação em Avaliação de Impactes", Porto, Portugal.

  • Moreira, F., Martins, R., Bernardino, J., Fernandes, P., Parada, F., Hall, M. Saint-Simon, C. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of wire marking to reduce bird collisions: a critical evaluation of current practices and priorities for scientific research. CIGRE Symposium 2018, Paris, France.

Aves & Linhas Elétricas: Produtos


Aves & Linhas Elétricas: Produtos
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