Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
H Index of Web of Science: 11
H Index Google: 20
I received a Ph.D. in Biology/Animal Ecology from the University of the Azores (2001) where I also completed my Aggregation degree in Ethology (2008). I am currently working in the IBBC group of cE3c. I am a professor of several curricular units at the University of Azores with emphasis on Animal Behaviour, Marine ecology/Biology and technical CUs such as Diving and Navigation. My research focuses amphi-Atlantic fish ecology, namely Macaronesia, Gulf of Guinea and Brazil. Other aquatic predators, especially within the Amazon basin. East Africa (Mozambique) and studying crocodilians (Caribbean, Africa, S America). Also studying conflicts between wild animals and humans.
BSc Nature Guides: course Director since October 2010.
I have ongoing projects in Brazil (Amazon basin, S littoral coral reefs) and Africa (mostly the Island of São Tomé) and in the Azores (apex predatory fish, cetaceans and marine turtles).
Vaini, J.O., Mota, K.G., Ojeda, A.P., Barreiros, J.P., Moreira, R.G. & Hilsdorf, A.W.S. (2018) Development and characterization of twenty polymorphic microsatellite markers for Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834) (Perciformes: Epinephelidae) using 454 pyrosequencing.Genetics and Molecular Biology, In press, . DOI: (IF2017 1.493; Q4 Genetics & Heredity)
Barcelos, L.M.D., Azevedo, J.M.N., Pollerspöck, J., Barreiros, J.P. (2018) Review of the records of the Smalltooth Sand Tiger shark Odontaspis ferox (Chondrichthyes: Odontaspididae) in the Azores.Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 48, 189–194. DOI:10.3750/AIEP/02436 (IF2017 0.708; Q3 Zoology)
Rosa, R., Kelly, J.T., Lopes, V.L., Paula, J.R., Gonçalves, J., Calado, R., Norman, M.D. & Barreiros, J.P. (2018) Deep-sea seven-arm octopus hijacks jellyfish in shallow waters.Marine Biodiversity, , 1-5. DOI:10.1007/s12526-017-0767-3 (IF2017 2.077; Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology)