H Index of Web of Science: 8
H Index Google: 7
I received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of the Azores in 2009 and I am currently working in the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation (IBBC) team, sub-group Island Coccinellidae Evolutionary Ecology. I am a hired PhD of the research project "ECO2-TUTA" (ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-000081) at the University of the Azores. My research focuses on Biological Control of T. absoluta, a major pest in tomato crops.
For many years I have been involved in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology and Biological Control research using as model species, the ladybirds and aphid parasitoids.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: Biological control of Tuta absoluta, biology and ecology of T. absoluta, biology and ecology of biological control agents of T. absoluta.
Soares, A.O., Borges, I., Calado, H.R. & Borges, P.A.V. (2021) An updated checklist to the biodiversity data of ladybeetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the Azores Archipelago (Portugal).Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e77464. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.9.e77464 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Soares, A.O., Calado, H.R., Franco, J.C., Aguiar, A.F., Andrade, M.M., Zina, V., Ameixa, O.M.C.C., Borges, I. & Magro, A. (2021) An annotated checklist of ladybeetle species (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira Archipelagos.ZooKeys, 1053, 107-144. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.1053.64268 (IF2020 1,546; Q3 Zoology)
Pacheco, P., Borges, I., Branco, B. Lucas, E. & Soares, A.O. (2021) Costs and benefits of wax production in the larvae of the Ladybeetle Scymnus nubilus.Insects, 12(5), 458. DOI:10.3390/insects12050458 (IF2020 2,769; Q1 Entomology)