Francisco is an ecologist at CIBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) Portugal. He has a broad interest in wildlife and ecosystem conservation, disturbance ecology, and applied ecology who works mainly on bats. His research is deeply connected to the direct and indirect effects of climate change. Relevant contributions to the field include the development of a framework to design monitoring networks that are sensitive to changes in species distribution due to climate change; understanding the impacts of severe droughts on species demography; and understanding the implications of water scarcity to species distribution at a local scale. For more information see Research Gate goo.gl/x1sBdw.