João Pedro Barreiros elected Portugese representative of Latin-American Association of Marine Sciences Reserachers

Between the 27th and 31st October, our colleague João Pedro Barreiros attended, as an invited speaker, the XV Latin American Congress of Marine(...)

New paper shows that arthropod exotic species promote assemblage homogenization In Azores

In a paper published in the prestigious Journal, DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS (IF: 6.122) investigators of the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A),(...)

Meeting of the Coordinators of the Project ISLAND-Biodiv on Réunion island

From 2 to 9 September 2013, a team of coordinators of the international project "ISLAND-Biodiv" was present on the second meeting of the project in(...)


PRIZES 2013 – AZOREAN BIODIVERSITY GROUP (CITA-A) The Azorean Biodiversity Group initiated last year the “Azorean Biodiversity Group Prizes”(...)

XVI Portuguese Conference on Artificial Inteligence - Azorean Biodiversity Group Contribution

The Azorean Biodiversity Group is participating as co-organizer and presenting talks in the XVI National Conference on Artificial Inteligence that(...)

New Focus of Dry Wood Termite - Cryptotermes brevis in Praia da Vitória city

Termite Cryptotermes brevis, which already occurs in the cities of Angra do Heroismo, Ponta Delgada, Horta and the locations of Calheta do Nesquim and(...)


1) Hortal, J., Borges, P.A.V. & Gaspar, C. (2006-2009). Evaluating the performance of species richness estimators: Sensitivity to sample grain size.(...)

Cooperation between Azorean Biodiversity Group and the Faial Island Natural Park

The Azorean Biodiversity Group started a long-term collaboration with the Faial island Natural Park. The aim of this collaboration is the inventory(...)

Science in Azores

Presentation of Paulo A. V. Borges in the debate about Science in Azores during in the Meeting "1º Congresso de Ciência e Desenvolvimento Regional(...)

Very rare plant found on Terceira Island

During the fieldwork for the project NetBiome and ISLANDBIODIV were found two specimens of Grammitis azorica. This is a small fetus, endemic of(...)

Presenting PEERS - Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability in Lisbon

Peers (Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability) will be presented in Lisbon in the 4th July with three talks: Unificando os(...)

New exotic species in Azores

In a recent publication Borges et al. (2013) list thirteen widespread exotic invertebrate species (two Araneae, one Orthoptera, four Hemiptera, four(...)

Workshop - Predicting extinctions in Azores: a multi-scale assessment

The presentation of the final results of the Project "Predicting extinctions on islands: a multi-scale assessment" will be held in Angra do Heroísmo(...)

Investigating the past to foresee the future: a bibliometric analysis on Azorean research in SCI Journals during 1974-2012

The knowledge society requires all regions to participate in building a more sustainable future, in line with the European strategy for Horizon 2020.(...)

Nova espécie de abelha nos Açores - Chalicodoma pyrenaica (Lepeletier, 1841)

This bee species Chalicodoma pyrenaica (Lepeletier 1841), family Apidae, was first seen in the Azores near the Santa Maria airport in the years 2012(...)

Meeting on Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation in Portugal

The Azorean Biodiversity Group (CIT-A) is a partner in the organization of the Meeting on Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation in Portugal (ECBI(...)

Book launch! The book

The book "Abordagens do Ambiente em Contexto Educativo" includes five chapters, which are the result of original research developed in the Azores,(...)

Chama-lhe Nomes! - creative naming of endemic insects of the A

Last July the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A, ABG) launched the page "Chama-lhe Nomes!" on Facebook. This page presents 12 insect species from the(...)

Azoreans over Millions of Years - Exhibition of Extreme Macro Photos of Insects in the streets of Angra do Heroismo

Starts April 3, in the center of Angra do Heroismo, an unprecedented urban intervention in the region. Unique macro photographs of insects will be(...)

Workshop -Biodiversity on oceanic islands: towards a unified theory

The first scientific workshop of the project FCT- PTDC/BIA-BIC/119255/2010 – “Biodiversity on oceanic islands: towards a unified theory” will be(...)