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Juliana Dániel Ferreira

Juliana Dániel Ferreira
I am a PhD student interested in landscape ecology and conservation biology. Specifically, I study how human disturbance affects plant and animal species survival at different spatial scales.


I am interested in the relative effects that different land use practices (e.g. agricultural land, productive forests, semi-natural grasslands) have on biodiversity and on how these effects change at different spatial scales. I am also interested in developing strategies for biodiversity conservation that account not only for local disturbances but also for human-induced changes in the landscapes.


I am working in a project titled "Greener infrastructure: the importance of linear infrastructure habitats for biodiversity and landscape connectivity" in collaboration with Erik Öckinger. The project aims to assess the significance of infrastructure habitats (rights-of-way) for plant and pollinator biodiversity in the landscape.


I have a MSc in Biology from Linköping University, and have also been at that university in a number of projects that aimed to determine the effects of landscape composition on butterfly populations.

Selected publications

Dániel-Ferreira, J., Bommarco, R., Wissman, J., & Öckinger, E. (2020). Linear infrastructure habitats increase landscape-scale diversity of plants but not of flower-visiting insects. Scientific reports 10:21374.

Bergman, K. O., Dániel-Ferreira, J., Milberg, P., Öckinger, E., & Westerberg, L. (2018). Butterflies in Swedish grasslands benefit from forest and respond to landscape composition at different spatial scales. Landscape Ecology, 1-16.

Dániel Ferreira, J. (2018). The drivers of species turnover.



Doctoral Student at the Department of Ecology; NJ, Agricultural Entomology Unit
Telephone: +4618672372
Postal address:
Inst för Ekologi, Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala