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., 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), 1-11. DOI:10.3390/insects12050458 (IF2020 2,769; Q1 Entomology)
Marcelino, J., Borges, P.A.V., Borges, I., Pereira, E., Santos, V. & Soares, A.O. (2021) Standardised arthropod (Arthropoda) inventory across natural and anthropogenic impacted habitats in the Azores archipelago.Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e62157. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.9.e62157 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)