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(...)

Report of the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A)- Year 2012

The year of 2012 was an excellent year for the Azorean Biodiversity Group (ABG- CITA-A). Publications: A total of 50 publications were published by(...)

Paper about the tropical arthropod diversity published in Science with affiliation of University of Azores

Sérvio Pontes Ribeiro, Associated Member of the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) was one of the authors of a scientifc paper published this week(...)

European Information System for Alien Species - New International Project

The Azorean Biodiversity Group participate with five investigators in the European Cost action "European Information System for Alien Species". This(...)

Advanced Courses - CBA - Lisbon

CBA is organizing a new set of advanced courses to be held during 2013. These Courses are of high interest in the formation of students enrolling in(...)

Call for a Position in the Identification of Spiders and Beetles (NETBIOME PROJECT - ISLAND-BIODIV

We have a Call open for a young researcher to work in Project NETBIOME - Understanding biodiversity dynamics in tropical and subtropical islands as an(...)

Azorean Biodiversity Group collaborate with Photo Competition - Rare Bird Species occurring in Azores

The Azorean Biodiversity Group collaborates with the II Meeting of Bird Observation in Azores" and the Photo contest about the observation of rare(...)

Publication of Carvalho et al. highlighthed in OIKOS Blog

Carvalho, J.C., Cardoso, P., Borges, P.A.V., Schmera, D. & Podani, J. (In press). Measuring fractions of beta diversity and their relationships to(...)

Discovering the History of the Azores Botany: Plants and Scientists

Available online the new catalog of the exhibition "Discovering the History of the Azores Botany: Plants and Scientists"! This exhibition, which was(...)


The Azorean Biodiversity Group initiated this year the “Azorean Biodiversity Group Prizes” that aim to highlight the excellence in research of the(...)

XV Iberian Congress of Entomology - Angra do Heroísmo 2-6th September

This next weekend starts the XV Iberian Congress of Entomology in an organization leaded this year by the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) in(...)

Post-Doc Researcher of the GBA integrates an International Technical Mission of the UN in Cape Verde

The postdoctoral researcher of the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) and the Department of Biology, University of the Azores, Arthur Gil was one of(...)

Give a common name to an Azorean Endemic species

The Azorean Biodiversity Group (GBA, CITA-A, University of Azores) launched an initiative to highlight the diversity of species endemic to the Azores.(...)

PEERS – Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability

It was created a platform of scientific collaboration in Portugal by The Center for Environmental Biology (, Faculty of Science,(...)

Workshop on Biotechnology and Biological Control delayed to October 2012, with performance in Ponta Delgada

  The date and location for the Workshop "Biotechnology for Biological Control" previously advertised in this website has been changed! The(...)