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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.
Rosagro, R.M., Borges, I., Vieira, V., Solé, G.P. & Soares, A.O. (2020) Evaluation of Scymnus nubilus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a biological control agent against Aphis spiraecola and Cinara juniperi (Hemiptera: Aphididae).Pest Management Science, 76(2), 818-826. DOI:10.1002/ps.5585 (IF2019 3,750; Q1 Entomology)
Borges, I., Hidalgo, N.P., Magro, A., Silva, L. & Soares, A.O. (2019) New aphids records (Hemiptera: Aphididae) for the Azores and Macaronesia.Redia – Giornale de Zoologia, In Press, . DOI: (IF2019 0,885; Q4 Zoology)
Soares, A.O., Honěk, A., Martinkova, Z., Brown, P.M.J. & Borges, I. (2018) Can native geographical range, dispersal ability and development rates predict the successful establishment of alien ladybird (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) species in Europe?Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 57. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2018.00057 (IF2018 2,686; Q2 Ecology)