João Manuel Medeiros da Silva has a BSc degree in Nature Guides and an MSc degree in Nature Management and Conservation both by the University of the Azores He is a guest Assistant Professor in the Azores University since 2013 and lectures the CU of “Coastal Navigation” within the Nature Guides course. Since 2014 he is a PhD student (Biology) within the Biology Department of the Azores University being supervised by Professor Dr. João Pedro Barreiros (UAç) and as co-supervisor Professor Dr. Joaquim Olinto Branco from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), SC, Brazil.
The PhD thesis will focus on comparing resident fish communities in islets from volcanic Islands to those from continental margins.
Ponte, D., Barcelos, L., Santos, C., Medeiros, J. & Barreiros, J.P. (2016) Diet of Dasyatis pastinaca and Myliobatis aquila (Myliobatiformes) from the Azores, NE Atlantic.Cybium, 40(3), 209-214. DOI: (IF2015 0,487; Q4 Zoology)
Barreiros, J.P., Ponte, D., Santos, C. & Medeiros, J. (2016) Solidarity fishing – spear fishing of alien fish feeds people. International Journal of Marine Biology and Research, 1(1), 1-1.