Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Filipe José Nogueira Madeira

Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Supervisor: José Alberto Cardoso Pereira
ORCID: 0000-0001-6585-2173
Scopus Author ID: 56487472800


  • Since 2022: Researcher. Mountain Research Centre, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2019 - 2022: Researcher. Collaborative Laboratory Mountains of Research – MORE CoLab. Portugal.
  • 2014 - 2019: Researcher/Postdoc. University of Lleida- Agrotecnio center. Spain.
  • 2013 - 2008: Assistant researcher. Centre UdL-IRTA. Lleida, Spain.
  • 2012 - 2012: Guest researcher. University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2011 - 2011: Guest researcher. Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany.
  • 2010 - 2010: Guest researcher. University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
  • 2009 - 2014: PhD student (FPI-MICINN grant). University of Lleida. Spain.


  • 2014 - PhD in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology, Department of Crop and Forest Sciences, University of Lleida. Spain
  • 2011 - Master in Integrated Pest Management. University of Lleida. Spain.
  • 2008 - First degree in Agricultural Engineer. School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. Portugal
  • 2006 - Bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineer. School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 - Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award. Best thesis in Agricultural sciences in 2014. University of Lleida. Spain.


  • Agricultural entomology
  • IPM
  • Biological control
  • Conservation biological control
  • Insect dispersal
  • Insect biology-ecology
  • Agroecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Functional biodiversity
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Climate change


Bagaço+Valor - Tecnologia limpa para a valorização do subproduto do bagaço de azeitona na indústria extratora de azeite
Funding body: POCI-FEDER
Principal Investigator:Hélder Gomes
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-30
Bis+Olive - Uso de bagaço de azeitona na alimentação de suínos da raça Bísa. Avaliação do efeito no crescimento e qualidade da carne
Funding body: NORTE-FEDER
Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-072234
Principal Investigator:Alfredo Jorge Costa Teixeira
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-30
BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03

Total results: 22
Abbate S.L.,Madeira F.,Bentancur O.,Altier N.,Pons X.
Refuge areas favor the presence of predators and herbivores in Bt soybean: a landscape perspective
Journal of Pest Science, 96, 1133-1147, 2023

Levi-Mourao A.,Madeira F.,Meseguer R.,Pons X.
Effects of temperature on the fitness of the alfalfa weevil (Hypera postica)
Pest Management Science, 78, 4223-4233, 2022

Abbate S.,Madeira F.,Silva H.,Altier N.,Pons X.
Association between landscape composition and the abundance of predator and herbivore arthropods in Bt and non-Bt soybean crops
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 336, , 2022

Madeira F.,Clemente-Orta G.,Alomar O.,Batuecas I.,Sossai S.,Albajes R.
Land use alters the abundance of herbivore and predatory insects on crops: the case of alfalfa
Journal of Pest Science, 95, 473-491, 2022

Lumbierres B.,Madeira F.,Roca M.,Pons X.
Effects of temperature and diet on the development and reproduction of the ladybird oenopia conglobata
Entomologia Generalis, 41, 197-208, 2021

Clemente-Orta G.,Madeira F.,Batuecas I.,Sossai S.,Juárez-Escario A.,Albajes R.
Changes in landscape composition influence the abundance of insects on maize: The role of fruit orchards and alfalfa crops
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 291, , 2020

Madeira F.,di Lascio A.,Costantini M.L.,Rossi L.,Rösch V.,Pons X.
Intercrop movement of heteropteran predators between alfalfa and maize examined by stable isotope analysis
Journal of Pest Science, 92, 757-767, 2019

Madeira F.,Edo E.,Sossai S.,Callizo J.,Albajes R.
Pre-planting inoculation for early establishment of Dicyphus bolivari and D. errans on tomatoes
BioControl, 64, 33-41, 2019

Pons X.,Lumbierres B.,Madeira F.,Starý P.
Aphid–parasitoid diversity in urban green areas: a background for conservative control strategies
Biodiversity, 19, 172-178, 2018

Karp D.S.,Chaplin-Kramer R.,Meehan T.D.,Martin E.A.,DeClerck F.,Grab H.,Gratton C.,Hunt L.,Larsen A.E.,Martínez-Salinas A.,O’Rourke M.E.,Rusch A.,Poveda K.,Jonsson M.,Rosenheim J.A.,Schellhorn N.A.,Tscharntke T.,Wratten S.D.,Zhang W.,Iverson A.L.,Adler L.S.,Albrecht M.,Alignier A.,Angelella G.M.,Anjum M.Z.,Avelino J.,Batáry P.,Baveco J.M.,Bianchi F.J.J.A.,Birkhofer K.,Bohnenblust E.W.,Bommarco R.,Brewer M.J.,Caballero-López B.,Carrière Y.,Carvalheiro L.G.,Cayuela L.,Centrella M.,Ćetković A.,Henri D.C.,Chabert A.,Costamagna A.C.,De la Mora A.,de Kraker J.,Desneux N.,Diehl E.,Diekötter T.,Dormann C.F.,Eckberg J.O.,Entling M.H.,Fiedler D.,Franck P.,van Veen F.J.F.,Frank T.,Gagic V.,Garratt M.P.D.,Getachew A.,Gonthier D.J.,Goodell P.B.,Graziosi I.,Groves R.L.,Gurr G.M.,Hajian-Forooshani Z.,Heimpel G.E.,Herrmann J.D.,Huseth A.S.,Inclán D.J.,Ingrao A.J.,Iv P.,Jacot K.,Johnson G.A.,Jones L.,Kaiser M.,Kaser J.M.,Keasar T.,Kim T.N.,Kishinevsky M.,Landis D.A.,Lavandero B.,Lavigne C.,Le Ralec A.,Lemessa D.,Letourneau D.K.,Liere H.,Lu Y.,Lubin Y.,Luttermoser T.,Maas B.,Mace K.,Madeira F.,Mader V.,Cortesero A.M.,Marini L.,Martinez E.,Martinson H.M.,Menozzi P.,Mitchell M.G.E.,Miyashita T.,Molina G.A.R.,Molina-Montenegro M.A.
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, E7863-E7870, 2018

Madeira F.,Tscharntke T.,Elek Z.,Kormann U.G.,Pons X.,Rösch V.,Samu F.,Scherber C.,Batáry P.
Spillover of arthropods from cropland to protected calcareous grassland – the neighbouring habitat matters
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 235, 127-133, 2016

Madeira F.,di Lascio A.,Carlino P.,Costantini M.,Rossi L.,Pons X.
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures to determine predator dispersal between alfalfa and maize
Biological Control, 77, 66-75, 2014

Pons X.,Lumbierres B.,Comas J.,Madeira F.,Starý P.
Effects of surrounding landscape on parasitism of alfalfa aphids in an IPM crop system in northern Catalonia
BioControl, 58, 733-744, 2013

Madeira F.,Di Lascio A.,Carlino P.,Costantini M.,Pons X.
Change in carbon stable isotope ratios of the predatory bug Orius majusculus after dietary shifts
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 148, 287-296, 2013