Dias: 20 a 22 de Julho de 2011 Local: Campus do Pico da Urze, Universidade dos Açores Âmbito: PROJECTO AFRICA ANNES – Incorporação da(...)

Light attraction and subsequent colonization behaviors of alates and dealates of the West Indian drywood termite

Laboratory studies were conducted during the 2007 and 2008 dispersal seasons of the West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker), a(...)

The effects of land-use change on arthropod richness and abundance on Santa Maria Island (Azores): unmanaged plantations favour endemic beetles

Meijer, S.S., Whittaker, R.J. & Borges, P.A.V. (2011). The effects of land-use change on arthropod richness and abundance on Santa Maria Island(...)

The Linnean shortfall in oceanic island biogeography: a case study in the Azores

Schaefer, H., Moura, M., Maciel, M.G.B., Silva, L., Rumsey, F., Carine, M.A. (2011). The Linnean shortfall in oceanic island biogeography: a case(...)

Strategic Plan of Azorean Biodiversity Group for 2011-12

The excellence of islands as natural laboratories for ecological and evolutionary studies is well established since Darwin and Wallace. Their(...)

Conference on Plant Genetic Resources Preservation

From 27 to 29 June 2011 will be held in the Auditorium of University of the Azores at Campus Angra do Heroísmo, Pico da Urze, the Conference on Plant(...)

Public presentation of the project CABMEDMAC

On 29th April, at 10:00 am, will be the public presentation of the project CABMEDMAC (Study of implementation of measures to combat the Mediterranean(...)

Launch of the book: Problemas Fitossanitários e Fauna Auxiliar das Bananeiras na Ilha Terceira

On the next day May 4 of 2011, at 10:30 in the University of Azores, will have place the presentation of the project Biomusa and the launch of the(...)

Publication of Rui Elias demosntrates that birds are the main dispersers of Azores and Canary Islands Juniperus

Rumeu, B., Elias, R.B., Nogales, M., Padilla, D.P. & Melo, C. (2011). Differential seed dispersal systems of endemic junipers in two oceanic(...)

Ph.D. by Catarina Melo in Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and composition in pastures of Azores

Catarina Melo got her Ph.D. “Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and composition in pastures of Azores: assessing the impact of management(...)

Testing Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis in the Azores by our Associated Investigator Hanno Schaefer

Invasive species are a threat for ecosystems worldwide, especially oceanic islands. Predicting the invasive potential of introduced species remains(...)

Invasive speciesTrachemys scripta elegans found in the wild inTerceira Island

On last February 22nd a fresh water turtle of the species Trachemys scripta elegans was found, by the technician of the Azorean Biodiversity Group,(...)

Termite presence confirmed in Pico Island

Under the Project TERMODISP - "The dry wood termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) in the Azores: Monitoring the flights of dispersion and prevention of(...)

New lists of Portuguese and Iberian Spiders are online

Cardoso, P. (2011) Portugal spider catalogue (v3.0). Available online at: Morano, E. & Cardoso, P. (2011) Iberian(...)

Publication of the Azorean Biod Group in the new Journal Ecologi@

The Azorean Biodiversity Group participated in the first number of the Online Journal, Ecologi@, a Journal launched by the Portuguese Ecological(...)

High impact publications of the Azorean Biodiversity Group in 2010

During 2010, International Year of Biodiversity, the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) members published about 48 research publications including 14(...)

Artigo sobre o Portal da Biodiversidade dos Açores publicado na Systematics and Biodiversity

There is a growing interest in academia to provide biodiversity data to both the scientific community and the public. We present an internet database(...)

Book about the Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity of Azores

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity ( and we want to celebrate biodiversity in the Azores.(...)

Inauguration of the Interdepartmental building of the Campus of Angra do Heroísmo

It was inaugurated on 6th October 2010, at the Campus of Angra Heroismo (University of the Azores) the Interdepartmental building, which will incluide(...)

Assessing the areas under risk of invasion by the sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) in São Miguel

Non-indigenous plant species have been frequently reported as successful invaders in island environments, changing plant community composition and(...)