RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Carolina, USA, working on ecological forecasting with Drs David Wethey, Jerry Hilbish and Brian Helmuth. During my PhD at the University of Porto (Portugal) and Marine Biological Association of the UK, I had the opportunity to study the relation between intertidal biogeography and the climatic and oceanographic patterns in NE Atlantic, focusing on the effects of climate warming.

My main research interest is the study of invertebrate marine biodiversity and biogeography, with particular emphasis on the processes governing species distributions. Most of my recent work is linked with alterations in species distributions and their relation with climate change. Other professional activities include experimental ecology, coastal environmental impact assessment and the study of the biology of elasmobranchs.

CONTACTS
Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Address: 701 Sumter Street, EWS 704
Columbia, SC, 29208
USA
Mail: fplima@biol.sc.edu