Full name: CAPINHA, CÉSAR Dinis Santos
Nationality: Portuguese (born in Caldas da Rainha)
Address: Torres Vedras
Mob.: (+351) 918 946 400
E-Mail: cesarcapinha [at] outlook.com
Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Environmental Biology of the Faculty of
Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the Alexander Koenig Research
Museum (Bonn, Germany).
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
− Global Change Biogeography
− Ecology of Biological Invasions
− Conservation Biogeography
2007 - Licentiate in Geography, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems,
University of Lisbon.
Final mark: 16/20
2009 - Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Modelling
Applied to Planning, University of Lisbon.
Final mark: 19/20
2012 - PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of Évora.
Final mark: 19/20
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
2007 - Merit scholarship of the University of Lisbon [awarded to the 0.2% of students
with top mean grades].
2006 - Public distinction of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon
RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS
2012 - Postdoctoral scholarship from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia,
2012 - Martin Fellowship from the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity (NCB Naturalis)
2010 - International travel grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG).
2008 - PhD scholarship from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal (FCT).
REVIEWER FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
− African Journal of Biotechnology
− Biological Invasions
− Biological Conservation
− Diversity and Distributions
− Ecology and Evolution
− Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy
− Global Ecology and Biogeography
− Journal of Biogeography
− Journal of Crustacean Biology
− Polish Journal of Environmental Studies
PARTICIPATION/COLLABORATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS
2010 - Present day: 'Dengue in Madeira archipelago. Risk assessment for the
emergence of Aedes aegypti mediated arboviroses and tools for vector
control'. Coordinated by: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical of the
New University of Lisbon (IHMT-UNL).
2009 - Present day: 'Dispersal of Invasive Decapoda' (DID). Coordinated by: Centro
de Mar e Ambiente do Centro Interdisciplinar de Coimbra (IMAR-CIC).
2013: 'Biopollution and climate change: scenarios for Tuscany' (QuiT). Coordinated
by: University of Florence, Italy.
2013: 'Snails on the Rock: Karst conservation'. Coordinated by: 'The Netherlands
Centre for Biodiversity' (NCB Naturalis), Netherlands.
2012: 'Securing the Conservation of Biodiversity across Administrative Levels and
spatial, temporal and Ecological Scales' (SCALES - FP7). Spanish coordination
by: The Centre Tecnologic Forestal de Catalunya.
2012: 'Threats and opportunities in the face of global change in Spanish woodlands'
(MONTES Consolider). Coordinated by: Centre de Recerca Ecològica i
2012: 'National plan for the conservation of the river lamprey and the brook
lamprey'. Coordinated by: Instituto de Oceanografia da Universidade de
2009: 'Emerging Diseases in a Changing European Environment' (EDEN-FP6).
Entidade financiadora: Portuguese coordination by: Instituto de Higiene e
Medicina Tropical of the New University of Lisbon (IHMT-UNL).
2008: 'Permafrost and Active Layer Monitoring and Modelling in Livingston and
Deception Islands, Antarctic' (PERMAMODEL). Portuguese participation by:
Centro de Estudos Geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa.
Portuguese: Understanding: very good | Speaking: very good | Writing: very good
*English: Understanding: very good | Speaking: very good | Writing: very good
Spanish: Understanding: very good | Speaking: good | Writing: fair
* Certified by Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFRL:
Level B2 (Vantage or upper intermediate) [in attach]
2007 - 2008 - Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Geography
department of the University of Lisbon
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Graduation in
- Spatial Modelling (Graduation in Geography)
MO ST COMMONLY USED COMPUTER SOFTWARE
GIS: ArcGIS; QGIS; ILWIS; R
PROGRAMMING/MODELLING: R; NetLogo
DATA ANALYSIS: R; SPSS; Minitab; Weka
2013 - Present day: Researcher of the Centre for Environmental Biology, Faculty of
Sciences of the University of Lisbon (CBA-FCUL).
2008 - 2013: Researcher of the Marine and Environmental Research Centre -
Interdisciplinary Centre of Coimbra (IMAR-CIC).
2007 - Present day: Collaborator researcher of the Centre of Geographical Studies of the
University of Lisbon (CEG).