H Index of Web of Science: 5
H Index Google: 6
After accomplishing a Master in Evolution and a PhD on marine invasive species (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France), I joined the Azorean Biodiversity Group (http://www.gba.uac.pt/) in the CE3C as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2010.
My research currently spans a number of different subjects from community ecology, functional diversity to conservation biogeography. During these last years, I focused particularly on how human activities (mainly land-use changes and biological invasions) affect native species assemblages using Azorean arthropods as models.
In September 2015 I am starting a new job as Professor in the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour. I am keeping my collaboration with cE3c, mainly with my forner colleagues in Azores.
Rigal, F., Cardoso, P., Lobo, J.M., Triantis, K.A., Whittaker, R.J., Amorim, I.R. & Borges, P.A.V. (2017) Functional traits of indigenous and exotic ground-dwelling arthropods show contrasting responses to land-use changes in an oceanic island, Terceira, Azores.Diversity and Distributions, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/ddi.12655 (IF2016 4,391; Q1 Ecology)
Hernandez, R.H., Borges, P.A.V., Gabriel, R., Rigal, F., Ah-Peng, C. & Gonzalez-Mancebo, J.M. (2017) Scaling alpha and beta diversity: bryophytes along an elevational gradient on a sub-tropical oceanic island (La Palma, Canary Islands).Journal of Vegetation Science, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/jvs.12573 (IF2016 2,924; Q1 Plant Sciences)
Borda-de-Água, L., Whittaker, R., Cardoso, P., Rigal, F., Santos, A.M.C., Amorim, I.R., Parmakelis, A., Triantis, K.A., Pereira, H. & Borges, P.A.V. (2017) Dispersal ability determines the scaling properties of species abundance distributions: a case study using arthropods from the Azores.Scientific Reports, 7, 3899. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04126-5 (IF2016 4,259; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)