Department of Biology, University of the Azores
Apartado 1422, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the Federal Fluminense University (UFF, Brazil) in 2012 and I am currently a post-doctoral researcher working in the Azorean Biodiversity Group of cE3c. My current research focuses on crustaceans biology and ecology and is driven by three overarching objectives: i) the functional ecology of crabs in the intertidal community structure of rock shores; ii) the niche overlap assessment among two sympatric species of intertidal crabs and; iii) the larval development of these organisms under controlled conditions.
Cacabelos, E., Martins, G.M., Faria, J., Prestes, A.C.L., Costa, T.M.M., Moreu, I. & Neto, A.I. (2020) Limited effects of marine protected areas on the distribution of invasive species, despite positive effects on diversity in shallow-water marine communities.Biological Invasions, 22, 1169-1179. DOI:10.1007/s10530-019-02171-x (IF2018 2,897; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Costa, T.M.M., Álvaro, N.M.V., Rodrigues, A., Neto, A.I. & Azevedo, J.M.N. (2018) Comparative population biology and reproduction of two sympatric crabs (Grapsidae) on Azores cobble beaches.Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 62(3), 169-177. DOI:10.1080/07924259.2018.1491428 (IF2018 0,672; Q3 Zoology)
Brennecke, D., Ferreira, E.C., Costa, T.M.M., Appel, D., da Gama, B.A.P. & Lenz, M. (2015) Ingested microplastics (> 100 µm) are translocated to organs of the tropical fiddler crab Uca rapax.Marine Pollution Bulletin, 96(1-2), 491-495. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.001 (IF2015 3,099; Q1 Environmental Sciences)