MEDIA

Testing Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis in the Azores by our Associated Investigator Hanno Schaefer

Invasive species are a threat for ecosystems worldwide, especially oceanic islands. Predicting the invasive potential of introduced species remains(...)

Invasive speciesTrachemys scripta elegans found in the wild inTerceira Island

On last February 22nd a fresh water turtle of the species Trachemys scripta elegans was found, by the technician of the Azorean Biodiversity Group,(...)

Termite presence confirmed in Pico Island

Under the Project TERMODISP - "The dry wood termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) in the Azores: Monitoring the flights of dispersion and prevention of(...)

New lists of Portuguese and Iberian Spiders are online

Cardoso, P. (2011) Portugal spider catalogue (v3.0). Available online at: http://www.ennor.org/catalogue.php Morano, E. & Cardoso, P. (2011) Iberian(...)

Publication of the Azorean Biod Group in the new Journal Ecologi@

The Azorean Biodiversity Group participated in the first number of the Online Journal, Ecologi@, a Journal launched by the Portuguese Ecological(...)

High impact publications of the Azorean Biodiversity Group in 2010

During 2010, International Year of Biodiversity, the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) members published about 48 research publications including 14(...)

Artigo sobre o Portal da Biodiversidade dos Açores publicado na Systematics and Biodiversity

There is a growing interest in academia to provide biodiversity data to both the scientific community and the public. We present an internet database(...)

Book about the Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity of Azores

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity (http://www.countdown2010.net/year-biodiversity) and we want to celebrate biodiversity in the Azores.(...)

Inauguration of the Interdepartmental building of the Campus of Angra do Heroísmo

It was inaugurated on 6th October 2010, at the Campus of Angra Heroismo (University of the Azores) the Interdepartmental building, which will incluide(...)

Assessing the areas under risk of invasion by the sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) in São Miguel

Non-indigenous plant species have been frequently reported as successful invaders in island environments, changing plant community composition and(...)

Checklist of Azorean terrestrial and marine biodiversity already available - See Link

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity (http://www.countdown2010.net/year-biodiversity) and we want to celebrate biodiversity in the Azores.(...)

Seminar and Workshop on Biodiversity - Project EDEN -Ponta Delgada

The next day September 7 organized by the EDEN project will run a seminar and a workshop, open to the public as part of celebrations of International(...)

Paper on the extinction debt of Azorean arthropods is now free online

Triantis, K.A., Borges, P.A.V., Ladle, R.J., Hortal, J., Cardoso, P., Gaspar, C., Dinis, F., Mendonça, E., Silveira, L.M.A., Gabriel, R., Melo, C.,(...)

New specie of reptile found for the Azores

It’s the first record of Tarentola mauritanica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia; Gekkonidae) in the Azores, recently published by researchers from(...)

The cave-adapted arthropod fauna from Madeira archipelago

This work provides an overview of the hypogean fauna from the Madeira archipelago, presenting a list of obligated cave-dwelling species. A total of 6(...)

Publication about the bryophytes of Azores by Silvia Calvo Aranda

Aranda, S.C., Gabriel, R., Borges, P.A.V. & Lobo, J. (2010). Assessing the completeness of bryophyte inventories: an oceanic island as a case study(...)

Extinction debt in the Azorean arthropods

Habitat destruction is the leading cause of species extinctions. However, there is typically a time-lag between the reduction in habitat area and the(...)

The new list of Iberian Spiders by Pedro Cardoso and Eduardo Morano

We compiled all the available information regarding spider species distribution in the Iberian Peninsula (including the Balearic Islands). At present,(...)

Paper from Santos et al. published in Global Ecology and Biogeography

Santos, A.M.C., Whittaker, R.J., Triantis, K.A., Borges, P.A.V., Jones, O.R., Quicke, D. & Hortal, J. (2010). Are species-area relationships from(...)

The top 100 management priority species for Macaronesia - Paper published in the Journal Biodiversity and Conservation

Abstract: Oceanic islands have been the grand stage of documented extinctions. In view of limited resources, efficient prioritization is crucial to(...)