Past Publications

Island Environmental Risks & Society - IERS


Note: Before 2015 we were affiliated to CITA-A (Azorean Biodiversity Group)


2014 - By at least one integrated member (n=12)

Bajraktari, A., Petutschnigg, A., Ymeri, M., Candan, Z., Korkut, S., Nunes, L., Pereira, H. (2014) Forest Resources and Sawmill Structure of Kosovo: State of the Art and Perspectives. Drvna Industrija, 65, 323-327. DOI:10.5552/drind.2014.1343 (IF2013: 0,444; Q3 Materials Science, Paper & Wood) (P0685)

Barreiros, J.P. & Guerreiro, O. (2014) Notes on a plastic debris collar on a juvenile Pagellus acarne (Perciformes: Sparidae) from Terceira Island, Azores, NE Atlantic. Bothalia, 44, 1-5. (IF2013: 0,412; Q4 Plant Sciences) (P0608)

Borges, P.A.V., Guerreiro, O., Ponte, N.B., Borges, A., Ferreira, F., Ferreira, M.T., Nunes, L., Marcos, R.S., Arroz, A., Scheffrahn, R.H. & Myles, TG. (2014) Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in the Azores: Lessons after 2 yr of monitoring in the archipelago. Journal of Insect Science, 14(172), 1-7. DOI:10.1093/jisesa/ieu034 (IF2013: 0,921; Q3 Entomology)  ( (P0438)

Esteves, B., Nunes, L., Domingos, I. & Pereira, H. (2014) Comparison between heat treated sapwood and heartwood from Pinus pinaster. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 72, 53-60. DOI:10.1007/s00107-013-0751-y  (IF2013: 1,105; Q2 Materials Science, Paper & Wood) (P0548)

Fonseca, C., Pereira da Silva, C., Calado, H., Moniz, F., Bragagnolo, C., Gil, A., Phillips, M., Pereira, M. & Moreira, M. (2014)  Coastal and marine protected areas as key elements for tourism in small islands. Journal of Coastal Research, 70, 461-466. DOI:10.2112/SI70-078.1 (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P0566)

Gil, A., Carrara, P., Bosc, C., Basoni, A., Bacai, H., Clavé, M., Pergola, N., Monbet, P.,  Zolotikova, S., Zepeda-Juarez, J., Antoninetti, M., Tramutoli, V., & Wells, A. (2014) DORIS_NET project: enhancing the regional impact of COPERNICUS program by setting up the European Network of Regional Contact Offices (RCO). European Journal of Remote Sensing, 47, 29-43. DOI:10.5721/EuJRS20144703 (IF2013: 0,971; Q3 Remote Sensing) (P0580)

Gil, A., Yu, Q., Abadi, M. & Calado, H. (2014) Using ASTER imagery for mapping invasive Pittosporum woodland in Pico da Vara Natural Reserve (Azores Islands, Portugal). Revista Arvore, 38, 391-401. DOI:10.1590/S0100-67622014000300001 (IF2013: 0,396; Q4 Forestry) (P0241)

Guerreiro, O., Cardoso, P., Ferreira, J.M., Ferreira, M.T. & Borges, P.A.V. (2014) Potential distribution and cost estimation of the damage caused by Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in the Azores. Journal of Economic Entomology, 107, 1554-1562. DOI:10.1603/EC13501 (IF2013: 1,605; Q1 Entomology) ( (P0439)

Henriques, D., Brito, J., Duarte, S. & Nunes, L. (2014) Consolidating preservative-treated wood: Combined mechanical performance of boron and polymeric products in wood degraded by Coniophora puteana. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15, 10-17. DOI:10.1016/j.culher.2012.11.008 (IF2013: 1,111; Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary) (P0474)

Marcelino, J.A.P., Weber, E., Silva, L., Garcia, P.V. & Soares, A.O. (2014) Expedient metrics to discriminate plant communities across gradients of anthropogenic disturbance. Environmental Management, 54, 1121-1130. DOI:10.1007/s00267-014-0321-z (IF2013: 1,648; Q2 Environmental Sciences) (P0473)

Parelho, C., Rodrigues, A.S., Cruz, J.V. & Garcia, P. (2014) Linking trace metals and agricultural land use in volcanic soils - a multivariate approach. Science of the Total Environment 496, 241–247. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.07.053 (IF2013: 3,163; Q1 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES) (P0620)

Pimentel, R., Lopes, D.J.H, Mexia, A.M.M. & Mumford, J.D. (2014) Spatial regression analysis of Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Terceira Island, Azores. International Journal of Pest Management, 60, 217-223. DOI:10.1080/09670874.2014.958603 (IF: 0.750) (IF2013: 0,76; Q3 Entomology) (P0648)

2013 - By at least one integrated member (n=5)

Camarinho R., Garcia, P.V. & Rodrigues, A.S. (2013) Chronic exposure to volcanogenic air pollution as cause of lung injury. Environmental Pollution, 181, 24-30. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.05.052 (IF2013: 3.902; Q1 Environmental Sciences) (P0478)

Fortino, S., Genoese, A., Genoese, A., Nunes, L. & Palma, P. (2013) Numerical modelling of the hygro-thermal response of timber bridges during their service life: A monitoring case-study. Construction and Building Materials, 47, 1225-1234. DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.06.009 (IF2013: 2,265; Q1 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary) (P0521)

Gil, A., Lobo, A., Abadi, M., Silva, L. & Calado, H. (2013) Mapping invasive woody plants in Azores Protected Areas by using very high-resolution multispectral imagery. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46, 289-304. DOI:10.5721/EuJRS20134616 (IF2013: 0,971; Q3 Remote Sensing) (P0240)

Marcelino, J.A.P., Silva, L., Garcia, P., Webber, E. & Soares, A.O. (2013) Using species spectra to evaluate plant community conservation value along a gradient of anthropogenic disturbance. Environmental Monitoring and Assessement, 185, 6221-6233. DOI:10.1007/s10661-012-3019-9) (IF2013: 1,679; Q2 Environmental Sciences) (P0013)

Plácido, A., Paíga, P., Lopes, D.H., Correia, M. & Delerue-Matos, C. (2013) Determination of Methiocarb and Its Degradation Products, Methiocarb Sulfoxide and Methiocarb Sulfone, in Bananas Using QuEChERS Extraction. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61, 325-331. DOI:10.1021/jf304027s (IF2013: 3,107; Q1 Agriculture, Multidisciplinary) (P0481)

2012 - By at least one integrated member (n = 6)

Austin, J.W., Szalanski, A., Myles, T.M., Borges, P.A.V., Nunes, L. & Scheffrahn, R.H. (2012) First record of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal). Florida Entomologist, 95, 196-198. DOI:10.1653/024.095.0131 (IF2013: 1,056; Q2 Entomology) ( (P0410)

Ferreira, M.T., Borges, P.A.V. & Scheffrahn, R.H. (2012) Attraction of alates of Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) to different light wavelengths in South Florida and the Azores. Journal of Economic Entomology, 105, 2213-2215. DOI:10.1603/EC12240 (IF2013: 1,605; Q1 Entomology) ( (P0428)

Garcia, P., Linhares, D., Amaral, A.F.S. &. Rodrigues, A. (2012) Exposure of thermoelectric power-plant workers to volatile organic compounds from fuel oil: Genotoxic and cytotoxic effects in buccal epithelial cells. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 747, 197-201. DOI:10.1016/j.mrgentox.2012.05.008 (IF2013: 2,481; Q2 Toxicology) ( (P0010)

Gil, A., Fonseca, C., Lobo, A. & Calado, H. (2012) Linking GMES Space Component to the development of land policies in Outermost Regions - the Azores (Portugal) case-study. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 45, 263-281. DOI:10.5721/EuJRS20124524 (IF2013: 0,971; Q3 Remote Sensing) (P0238)

Rodrigues, A.S., Arruda, M.S.C. & Garcia, P.V. (2012) Evidence of DNA damage in humans inhabiting a volcanically active environment: a useful tool for biomonitoring. Environment International, 49, 51-56. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2012.08.008 (IF2013: 5,564; Q1 Environmental Sciences) ( (P0430)

Rodrigues, P., Aubrecht, C., Gil A., Longcore, T. & Elvidge, C. (2012) Remote sensing to map influence of light pollution on Cory’s shearwater in São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 58, 147-155. DOI:10.1007/s10344-011-0555-5 (IF2013: 2,208; Q3 Ecology) ( (P0030)

2011- By at least one integrated member (n=8)

Cabral, S., Soares, A.O. & Garcia, P. (2011) Voracity of Coccinella undecimpunctata: effects of insecticides when foraging in a plant/prey system. Journal of Pest Science, 84, 373-379. DOI:10.1007/s10340-011-0373-2. (IF2013: 2,664; Q1 Entomology) ( (P0040)

Cruz, A, Benedicto, J. & Gil, A. (2011) Socio-economic Benefits of Natura 2000 in Azores Islands – a Case Study approach on the ecosystem services provided by a Special Protected Area. Journal of Coastal Research, 64, 1955-1959. Szczecin, Poland, ISSN 0749-0208. 0.679 (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P0048)

Ferreira, M.T. & Scheffrahn, R.H. (2011) Light attraction and subsequent colonization behaviors of alates and dealates of the West Indian drywood termite (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae). Florida Entomologist, 94, 131-136. DOI:10.1653/024.094.0202. (IF2013: 1,056; Q2 Entomology) (P0057)

Fonseca, C., Calado, H., Pereira da Silva C. & Gil, A. (2011) New approaches to environment conservation and sustainability in Small Islands: The Project SMARTPARKS. Journal of Coastal Research, 64, 1970-1974. (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P058)

Gil, A., Calado, H., Costa, L.T., Bentz, J., Fonseca, C., Lobo, A., Vergilio, M. & Benedicto, J. (2011) A Methodological Proposal for the Development of Natura 2000 Sites Management Plans. Journal of Coastal Research, 64, 1326-1330. (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P0060)

Gil, A., Yu, Q., Lobo, A., Lourenço, P., Silva L. & Calado, H. (2011) Assessing the effectiveness of high resolution satellite imagery for vegetation mapping in small islands protected areas. Journal of Coastal Research, 64, 1663-1667. (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P0061)

Gil, A., Calado, H. & Bentz, J. (2011) Public participation in municipal transport planning processes – The case of the Sustainable Mobility Plan of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Journal of Transport Geography, 19, 1309-1319. DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.06.010. (IF2013: 2,214; Q1 Geography) (P0062)

Gutierres, F., Gil, A., Reis, E., Lobo, A., Neto, C., Calado, H. & Costa, J.C. (2011) Acacia saligna (Labill.) H. Wendl in the Sesimbra Council: Invaded habitats and potential distribution modelling. Journal of Coastal Research, 64, 403-407. (IF2013: 0,755; Q4 Environmental Sciences) (P0063)

2010 - By at least one integrated member (n=1)

Nunes, L., Gaju, M., Krecek, J., Ferreira, M.T. & Bach de Roca, C. (2010) First records of urban invasive Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in continental Spain and Portugal. Journal of Applied Entomology, 134, 637-640. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.2009.01490.x. (IF2013: 1,701; Q1 Entomology) (P0127)