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.
Cacabelos, E., Neto, A.I. & Martins, G.M. (2021) Gastropods with different development modes respond differently to habitat fragmentation.Marine Environmental Research, 167, 1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.marenvres.2021.105287 (IF2019 2,727; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
Neto, A.I., Parente, M.I., Tittley, I., Fletcher, R., Farnham, W., Costa, A., Botelho, A.Z., Monteiro, S.., Resendes, R., Afonso, P., Prestes, A.C.L., Álvaro, N.V., Milla-Figueras, D., Neto, R.M.A., Azevedo, J.M.N. & Moreu, I. (2021) Marine algal flora of Flores and Corvo Islands, Azores.Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e57202. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.9.e60929 (IF2019 1,331; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Silva, M., Rodriguez, I., Felpeto, A.B., Kaufmann, M., Neto, A.I., Hassouani, M., Sabour, B., Alfonso, A., Botana, L.M. & Vasconcelos, V. (2020) Lipophilic toxins occurrence in non-traditional invertebrate vectors from North Atlantic Waters (Azores, Madeira, and Morocco): update on geographical tendencies and new challenges for monitoring routines.Marine Pollution Bulletin, 161, 111725. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111725 (IF2019 4,049; Q1 Environmental Sciences)