H Index of Web of Science: 11
H Index Google: 13
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.
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)
Matthews, T.J., Rigal, F., Triantis, K.A. & Wittaker, R.J. (2019) A global model of island species-area relationships.PNAS - Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 116 (25), 12337-12342. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1818190116 (IF2018 9,58; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Malumbres-Olarte, J., Cardoso, P., Crespo, L., Gabriel, R., Pereira, F., Carvalho, R., Rego, C., Nunes, R., Ferreira, M.T., Amorim, I.R., Rigal, F. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019) Standardised inventories of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Macaronesia I: the native forests of the Azores (Pico and Terceira islands).Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e32625. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e32625 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)