Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais (cE3c)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa,
Campo Grande, Edifício C2, 1749-016 Lisboa
H Index of Web of Science: 10
I received a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2008 and I am currently working in the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) of cE3c. My research focuses on the study of the phylogeography of phytophagous insects (genus Cixius). I am also interested in the ecological mechanisms shaping species diversity in insular habitats.
I have been involved in the study of experimental evolution in Drosophila species, particularly the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that constrain outcrossing between closely related species. I have also studied thermal adaptation in closely related Drosophila species. Further, I collaborated in the study of insect-plant interactions and the role of ants as seed dispersers. I have also participated in biodiversity surveys in both Madeira and Azores archipelagos.
My current research is driven by the following objectives: 1) understand the diversification of the genus Cixius in Macaronesia 2) study the patterns and drivers of biodiversity patterns of insects in insular habitats.
Malumbres-Olarte, J., Boieiro, M., Cardoso, P., Carvalho, R., Crespo, L.C., Gabriel, R., Hernández, N.M., Paulo, O.S., Pereira, F., Rego, C., Ros-Prieto, A., Silva, I., Vieira, A., Rigal, F. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020) Standardised inventories of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Macaronesia II: the native forests and dry habitats of Madeira archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo islands).Biodiversity Data Journal, 8, e47502. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.8.e47502 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Branco, V.V., Henriques, S., Rego, C. & Cardoso, P (2019) Species conservation profiles of spiders (Araneae)endemic to mainland Portugal.Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e39315. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e39315 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Rego, C., Boieiro, M., Rigal, F., Ribeiro, S.P., Cardoso, P. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019) Taxonomic and functional diversity of insect herbivore assemblages associated with the canopy-dominant trees of the Azorean native forest.PLOS One, 14(7), e0219493. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0219493 (IF2018 2,776; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)