Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
I received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Protection) from the University of Azores in 2000 and I am currently working in the IERS RG of cE3c. I am a professor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Azores. My research focuses on Integrated Applied Entomology, Integrated Protection; Protection of plants and pests; safeguards to combat crop pests and other (rats, termites); Creation of dispersion models and explanatory pest behavior and working of contingency plans to tackle them.
For many years I have been involved in of Japanese beetle research using as model system Azorean islands.
My current research strategy is related with:
- Plant protection
- Integrated pest management strategies;
- Dealing with the introduction of new pests and also dealing with transversal pests that are urban and agricultural pests ( such as rats).
Ferrante, M., Lamelas-López, L., Nunes, R., Monjardino, P., Lopes, D.J.H., Soares, A.O., Lövei, G. & Borges, P.A.V. (2022) A simultaneous assessment of multiple ecosystem services and disservices in vineyards and orchards on Terceira Island, Azores.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 330, 107909. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2022.107909 (IF2020 5,567; Q1 Ecology)
Borges, P.A.V., Nunes, R., Lamelas-López, L., Pereira, E., Costa, R., Monjardino, P., Lopes, D.H., Soares, A.O., Gil, A., Rigal, F., Ferrante, M. & Lövei, G.L. (2021) Monitoring Arthropods in Azorean Agroecosystems: the project AGRO-ECOSERVICES.Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e77548. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.9.e77548 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Lopes, D.H., Costa, V. & Tarantino, E. (2021) The fruit fly protect project and its actions regarding the evaluation of different traps and attractants for Ceratitis capitata Wied. in Azores.Fruits, 76(6), 261-268. DOI:10.17660/th2021/76.6.1 (IF2020 0,8; Q4 Horticulture)