Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
H Index of Web of Science: 10
H Index Google: 19
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).
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: (IF2016 0,575; Q4 Zoology)
Marques, S. & Barreiros J.P. (2016) Camouflage of the seahorse Hippocampus reidi with plastic debris: an unusual type of protective resemblance.Marine Biodiversity, 46, 319-320. DOI:10.1007/s12526-015-0372-2 (IF2016 1,646; Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
Narvaez, P., Barreiros, J.P. & Soares, M. (2015) The parasitic isopod Anilocra physodes, as a novel food source for the lizardfish Synodus saurus (Actynopterygii: Synodontidae).Cybium, 39(4), 313-314. DOI: (IF2015 0,487; Q4 Zoology)