Department of Biology, University of the Azores
Apartado 1422, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of the Azores in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Aquatic Ecology Research Group of the IBBC Group of cE3c. I am an associated lecturer of Marine Biology at the University of the Azores, where I teach courses at undergraduate, Master and PhD levels and coordinate the Herbarium AZB Ruy Telles Palinha of DB/UAç.
With a background on marine botany and coastal ecology, and having started with studies of characterization of Azorean coastal communities, I have a well-established expertise in marine macroalgae and in the ecology of coastal habitats. I am experienced in coordinating, managing and executing national and international projects and scientific events. Through the projects I have coordinated and participated, I have consolidated national and international collaborations with colleagues working on a range of topics in coastal ecology, evolution and conservation.
My current research is driven by four overarching objectives:(i) the ecological mechanisms involved in structuring littoral communities; (ii) how temporal variations in diversity of coastal communities reflect the isolation of the Azores islands; (iii) how changes in coastal habitats influence local and regional patterns of biodiversity; (iv) how habitat enhancements can increase the abundance of ecologically and economically important littoral resources.
Xavier, E.D., Gonçalves, V., Reis, A., Azevedo, J.M.N. & Neto, A.I. (2018) Culture collection of freshwater microalgae from the Azores archipelago: resource for taxonomic and phycoprospecting research.Cryptogamie Algologie, 39(2), 227-237. DOI:10.7872/crya/v39.iss2.2018.227 (IF2016 1,511; Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
Martins, G.M., Arenas, F., Tuya, F., Ramírez, R., Neto, A.I. & Jenkins, S.R. (2018) Successional convergence in experimentally disturbed intertidal communities.Oecologia, 186(2), 507-516. DOI:10.1007/s00442-017-4022-1 (IF2016 3,130; Q2 Ecology)
Sangil, C., Martins, G.M., Alves, F., Hernández, J.C., Neto, A.I., Ribeiro, C., León-Cisneros, K., Canning-Clode, J., Rosas-Alquicira, E., Mendoza, J.C., Titley, I., Wallenstein, F., Couto, R., Kaufmann, M. (2018) Shallow subtidal macro algae in the Northeastern Atlantic archipelagos (Macaronesian region): a spatial approach to community structure.European Journal of Phycology, 53, 83-98. DOI:10.1080/09670262.2017.1385098 (IF2016 2,412; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology)