Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Insect Ecology from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) and the Arthropod Macroecology Group of cE3c. In addition I am leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group in Azores (http://www.gba.uac.pt/). I participated in the development of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://azoresbioportal.uac.pt/), a web interface for communicating biodiversity research in the Azorean region to the public.
I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Azores. My research focuses on arthropod macroecology patterns and processes on island ecosystems.
For many years I have been involved in island research using as model system the Macaronesian islands and in particular Azores.
I am editor of the following Journals: Community Ecology; Biodiversity Data Journal; Insects; Arquipélago -Life and Marine Sciences, Açoreana, Vieraea.
I currently collaborate with several overlapping groups of colleagues principally working on a range of topics in island ecology, evolution and conservation, and on topics in macroecology and diversity theory. These collaborations have included various funded programs focused on: biogeography of islands group - BIG (led by M. Borregaard, University of Copenhagen, and 14 others); ISLANDS - Community Assembly on Remote Islands (led by Christophe Thébaud, CESAB -Center for Synthesis analysis of biodiversity).
I am currently Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group and member of the IUCN - Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group and the IUCN/SSC Monitoring Specialist Group.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.
Cardoso, P., Branco, V.V., Borges, P.A.V., Carvalho, J.C., Rigal, F., Gabriel, R., Mammola, S., Cascalho, J. & Correia, L. (2020) Automated discovery of relationships, models and principles in ecology.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, 530135. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2020.530135 (IF2019 9,295; Q1 Ecology)
Artega, A., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Gabriel, R., Ros-Prieto, A., Casimiro, P., Fuentes Sanchez, A., Albergaria, I.S. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020) Arthropod diversity in two Historic Gardens in the Azores, Portugal.Biodiversity Data Journal, 8, e54749. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.8.e54749 (IF2019 1,331; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Lamelas López, L., Pardavila, X., Borges, P.A.V., Santos-Reis, M., Amorim, I.R. & Sanyos, M.J. (2020) Modelling the distribution of Mustela nivalis and M. putorius in the Azores archipelago based on native and introduced ranges.PLOS One, 15(8), e0237216. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0237216 (IF2019 2,740; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)