Sílvia Mesquita

Sales & Client Manager

Sílvia Mesquita is an Applied Ecologist that loves a good laugh and is always looking to challenge herself. At Bioinsight Silvia is responsible for the Sales and Client Management and is also actively engaged in the Business Development. To do so she focus her work on understanding clients and partners challenges and needs, creating ground for Bioinsight team to do what they know best: create sustainable solutions for business and biodiversity. 

Since 2001 Silvia got the chance of developing relevant professional skills such as ecology, fauna and flora survey programs, geographic information systems, mitigation and compensation programs, data analysis, impact assessment and economic valuation of ecosystem services. Silvia participated in hundreds of environmental impact assessments, monitoring programs, strategical environmental assessments and other consultancy services related to biodiversity. Since 2009 Silvia has been involved in the application of the European Birds and Habitats Directives over the environmental assessment of projects and plans and over the incorporation of the ecosystem services in the assessment and management of biodiversity. As a specialist, Silvia participated in the Working Group on No Net Loss of the Ecosystems organized by the European Commission and in the Road Test of the Weaving Ecosystem Services into Impact Assessment – A Step-by-step Method, published by the World Resource Institute.

Sílvia’s favorite hobby is to make her daughters laugh but she also likes nature photography, bird watching and to read a good book. She also enjoys travelling, meeting new people and cultures and a pleasant and constructive discussion over a cup of coffee. 

Main working areas or relevant skills: Project management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategical Environmental Assessment, Biodiversity Management and Planning, Ecological Monitoring, Geographic Information Systems.

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Relevant Publications

Mascarenhas, M., Bernardino, J., Paula, A., Costa, H., Bastos, C., Cordeiro, A., Marques, A.T., Marques, J., Mesquita, S., Paula, J., Pereira, M.J.R., Pereira, P.S., Peste, F., Ramalho, R., Rodrigues, S., Santos, J., Vieira, J. & Fonseca, C. (2015). Biodiversity & Wind energy: a bird’s and bat’s perspective. Bio3 and University of Aveiro. Aveiro, Portugal. 

Mesquita, S. (2012). Examples of “good practices” for wind power investments implemented in Natura 2000 sites. 3rd International Workshop on Appropriate Assessment. 6 a 8 de setembro. Dublin, Irlanda.

Mesquita, S. (2012). Avoiding and minimizing impact: the beginning of the "wind & biodiversity" project. Workshop “Wind Power and Biodiversity: Tools to measure, avoid and compensate impacts”. EDP, organizado por Bio3, Fundación Global Nature e Global Nature Fund. 29 de junho de 2012. Lisboa, Portugal.

Mesquita, S., Paula, J., Mascarenhas, M. & Costa, H. (2012). SEA of a Road Network Plan: effects on wolf populations. 2ª Conferência Anual da Associação Internacional para a Avaliação de Impacte. 27 de maio a 1 de junho de 2012. Porto, Portugal.

Mesquita, S. (2010). Valoração da Biodiversidade - Desafios e Oportunidades para as empresas. 4º Fórum da Responsabilidade Social das Organizações e Sustentabilidade. 21 de outubro de 2010. Lisboa, Portugal.

Mesquita, S. , Bernardino, J., Mascarenhas, M ., Costa, H. & Roxo, A., (2010). A Avaliação de Planos segundo a Directiva Habitats: uma proposta metodológica. 4ª Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes – Avaliação de Impactes e Energia: Água, Terra, Fogo e Ar? 20 a 22 de outubro de 2010. Vila Real, Portugal.

Mesquita S., Bernardino, J., Mascarenhas, M., Costa, H. & Roxo, A. (2010). A Directiva Habitats e a Avaliação de Planos: uma proposta metodológica. 1ª Conferência da Rede de Língua Portuguesa de Avaliação de Impactos. 16 a 19 de junho de 2010. Lisboa, Portugal.

Mesquita, S. (2008). Como conseguir uma ligação entre os processos de AIA e Pós-Avaliação? O caso da componente biológica. CNAI 2008. 22 a 24 outubro de 2008. Beja, Portugal.