Miguel Mascarenhas

Bioinsight's Manager

Miguel Mascarenhas is a Manager and an Ecological Environmental specialist that likes challenges, innovation and be a solution designer. As a consequence, at Bioinsight, Miguel assumes the role of business developer focused on leading a highly motivated team that also loves to be challenged, whether by complex project or the development of disruptive solutions. Together with his team, Miguel helps clients to achieve the development of sustainable projects without never forget the importance of protecting Biodiversity, a priceless asset for all of us. He considers a key factor to success, the development of a close relationship with clients, suppliers and other stakeholders that he likes to call partners.

Throughout his career, Miguel developed a collection of skills in scientific methodologies (R&D), ecology, geographic information systems, fauna and flora survey programs, mitigation and compensation programs, data analysis, impact assessment and on the recent years he has developed management skill. He was involved in hundreds of environmental impact projects as an ecologist consultant and has coordinated some emblematic R&D projects such as Biologist-Dog Project and the Wind & Biodiversity project.

Miguel loves nature, long hiking trails with is dog where he can do some birdwatching and nature photography or just walk around on the country side with local people and learning local values. He also has a passion for outdoor sports.

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Relevant Publications

Marques, T., Batalha, H., Rodrigues, S., Costa, H., Ramos Pereira, M.J., Fonseca, C., Mascarenhas, M., Bernardino, J. (2014). Understanding bird collisions at wind farms: An updated review on the causes and possible mitigation strategies. Biological Conservation, Volume 179, November 2014, Pages 40-52

Bernardino, J., Bispo, R., Costa, H. & Mascarenhas, M. (2013). Estimating bird and bat fatality at wind farms: a practical overview of estimators, their assumptions and limitations. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 40, 1: 63-74.

Bernardino, J., Bispo, R., Torres, P., Rebelo, R., Mascarenhas, M., Costa, H., (2011). Enhancing carcass removal trials at three wind energy facilities in Portugal. In Wildlife Biology in Practice, 7(2): 1-14.

Paula, J., Leal, M. C., Silva, M. J., Mascarenhas, R., Costa, H. & Mascarenhas, M. (2011).  Dogs as a tool to improve bird-strike mortality estimates at wind farms. Journal for  Nature Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2011.01.002.

Faneca, C., Correira, R., Vieira, J., Bastos, C., Fonseca, C., Pereira, M.J., Mascarenhas, M., Costa, H. & Bernardino, J. (2012). 3D reconstruction of bat trajectories from stereo vision. In Proceedings of the 18th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition. 26 October 2012. Coimbra, Portugal.

Coelho, H., Ferreira, R., Rodrigues, S., De Silva, R., Pendlebury, C., Walls, R., Mascarenhas, M., Mesquita, S. & Costa, H. (2012). First specific biodiversity assessment in the Portuguese Pilot Zone (PPZ). In Proceedings da 32ª Conferência Anual da Associação Internacional para a Avaliação de Impacte. 27th May to 1st July 2012. Porto, Portugal.

Bernardino, J., Bispo, R., Mascarenhas, M. & Costa, H. (2012). Are we properly assessing bird and bat mortality at onshore wind farms? In Proceedings da 32ª Conferência Anual da Associação Internacional para a Avaliação de Impacte. 27th May to 1st July 2012. Porto, Portugal.

Paula, J., Mesquita, S., Mascarenhas, M. & Costa, H. (2012). SEA of a Road Network Plan: effects on wolf populations. In Proceedings da 32ª Conferência Anual da Associação Internacional para a Avaliação de Impacte. 27 de maio a 1 de junho de 2012. Porto, Portugal.

Bernardino, J., Zina, H., Passos, I., Costa, H., Pereira, M. J., Fonseca, C., Mascarenhas, M. (2012). Bird and bat mortality at Portuguese wind farms. In Proceedings da 32ª Conferência Anual da Associação Internacional para a Avaliação de Impacte. 27 de maio a 1 de junho de 2012. Porto, Portugal.

Mascarenhas M., Coelho H. (2011). IFIM: metodologia para determinação do caudal ecológico. Renováveis Magazine nº 7.

Costa, H., Mascarenhas, M. & Cardoso, P. (2005). Que estratégia de intervenção em áreas ecologicamente sensíveis? Estudos Ecológicos de Base: uma ferramenta integrada. ENER’05 Conferência sobre Energias Renováveis e Ambiente em Portugal. A situação Portuguesa face aos Objetivos da União Europeia. Figueira da Foz, 5 a 7 de maio de 2005. pp. 1.81 a 1.86.