Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


Ana Maria Villa Serrano

Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303344
ORCID: 0000-0001-8353-5438
Scopus Author ID: 57158670600


  • Since 2016: Postdoc, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2011 - 2016: PhD granter, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2010 - 2011: Research granter, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2008 - 2009: Granter at Palombar ONG, Miranda do Douro, Portugal
  • 2004 - 2007: Collaboration with the Quimiosystematic laboratory at Department Vegetal Biology I, University Complutense of Madrid


  • 2016 - PhD. in Agricultural Sciences, Lisbon University, Portugal
  • 2009 - MSc. in Science on Agroecology, Rural Development and Agrotourism, Rural Development and Agrotourism, University of Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
  • 2007 - First degree in Biology, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain


  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Conservation biological control
  • Functional biodiversity
  • Trophic relationships among insect and plants
  • Landscape ecology


Arbo-Innova - Regenerative Intensive Almonds & Olive Pilots
Funding body: Avina Stiftung
Provision of Services
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2027-06-30
PRE-HLB - Preventing HLB epidemics for ensuring citrus survival in Europe
Funding body: HORIZON 2020
Reference: 917526
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 2019-05-01
End: 2023-04-30
OLIVESIM - Managing ecosystem services in olive groves using advanced landscape agent-based models
Funding body: FCT - PTDC
Reference: PTDC/ASP-PLA/30003/2017
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 2018-10-01
End: 2022-09-30
XF-ACTORS - Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy
Funding body: HORIZON 2020
Reference: PC0044
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 2016-11-01
End: 2021-04-30
- Vine protection against pests and diseases in organic production method for obtaining organic wine
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2016-12-31
PROTECTOLIVE - Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic changes: linking ecological infrastructures to ecosystem functions
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: EXCL/AGR - PRO/0591/2012
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 2013-04-01
End: 2015-03-30
IBER-XYFAS - Red Iberoamericana para la Vigilancia de Xilella Fastidiosa
Funding body: CYTED - Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo
Principal Investigator:Pereira, José Alberto
Start: 0000-00-00
End: 0000-00-00

Total results: 22
Madureira M.,Rodrigues I.,Villa M.,Pereira J.A.
The surrounding landscape shapes the abundance of Sphaerophoria scripta and Melanostoma mellinum (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Portuguese vineyards
Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 25, 206-216, 2023

Taranto L.,Rodrigues I.,Santos S.,Villa M.,Pereira J.A.
Intermediate fragmentation surrounding vineyards favours the Coleoptera community within the crop
Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 25, 9-19, 2023

Taranto L.,Rodrigues I.,Santos S.A.P.,Villa M.,Pereira J.A.
Response of the Coccinellidae Community within Sustainable Vineyards to the Surrounding Landscape
Agronomy, 12, , 2022

Pappalardo S.,Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Benhadi-Marín J.,Pereira J.A.,Venturino E.
A tritrophic interaction model for an olive tree pest, the olive moth — Prays oleae (Bernard)
Ecological Modelling, 462, , 2021

Brito S.S.d.S.,Villa M.,Benhadi-Marín J.,da Silva F.,Pereira J.A.
The temporal and spatial variation of arthropod associations inhabiting non-crop vegetation in a sisal crop, agave sisalana in the caatinga biome
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11, , 2021

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,López-Sáez J.A.,Pinheiro L.,Marrão R.,Aguiar C.,Pereira J.A.
Pollen feeding by syrphids varies across seasons in a Mediterranean landscape dominated by the olive orchard
Biological Control, 156, , 2021

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Pascual S.,Pereira J.A.
Do non-crop areas and landscape structure influence dispersal and population densities of male olive moth?
Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111, 73-81, 2021

Villa M.,Rodrigues I.,Baptista P.,Fereres A.,Pereira J.A.
Populations and host/non-host plants of spittlebugs nymphs in olive orchards from Northeastern Portugal
Insects, 11, 1-19, 2020

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Sousa J.P.,Ferreira A.,da Silva P.M.,Patanita I.,Ortega M.,Pascual S.,Pereira J.A.
Landscape composition and configuration affect the abundance of the olive moth (Prays oleae, Bernard) in olive groves
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 294, , 2020

Villa M.,Somavilla I.,Santos S.A.P.,López-Sáez J.A.,Pereira J.A.
Pollen feeding habits of Chrysoperla carnea s.l. adults in the olive grove agroecosystem
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 283, , 2019

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Mexia A.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Wild flower resources and insect honeydew are potential food items for Elasmus flabellatus
Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 37, , 2017

Villa M.,Marrão R.,Mexia A.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Are wild flowers and insect honeydews potential food resources for adults of the olive moth, Prays oleae?
Journal of Pest Science, 90, 185-194, 2017

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Marrão R.,Pinheiro L.A.,López-Saez J.A.,Mexia A.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Syrphids feed on multiple patches in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes during the autumn season, a period of food scarcity
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 233, 262-269, 2016

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Benhadi-Marín J.,Mexia A.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Life-history parameters of Chrysoperla carnea s.l. fed on spontaneous plant species and insect honeydews: importance for conservation biological control
BioControl, 61, 533-543, 2016

Villa M.,Santos S.A.P.,Mexia A.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Ground cover management affects parasitism of Prays oleae (Bernard)
Biological Control, 96, 72-77, 2016

Palá-Paúl J.,Pérez-Alonso M.J.,Velasco-Negueruela A.,Villa A.M.,Granda E.,Sanz J.
Essential oil composition of santolina oblongifolia boiss. From spain: An iberian peninsula endemic species
Journal of Essential Oil Research, 20, 65-68, 2008

Palá-Paúl J.,Pérez-Alonso M.J.,Velasco-Negueruela A.,Varadé J.,Villa A.M.,Sanz J.,Brophy J.J.
Analysis of the essential oil composition from the different parts of Eryngium glaciale Boiss. from Spain
Journal of Chromatography A, 1094, 179-182, 2005

Palá-Paúl J.,Pérez-Alonso M.J.,Velasco-Negueruela A.,Vadaré J.,Villa A.M.,Sanz J.,Brophy J.J.
Essential oil composition of the different parts of Eryngium bourgatii Gouan from Spain
Journal of Chromatography A, 1074, 235-239, 2005