New specie of reptile found for the Azores

It’s the first record of Tarentola mauritanica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia; Gekkonidae) in the Azores, recently published by researchers from(...)

The cave-adapted arthropod fauna from Madeira archipelago

This work provides an overview of the hypogean fauna from the Madeira archipelago, presenting a list of obligated cave-dwelling species. A total of 6(...)

Publication about the bryophytes of Azores by Silvia Calvo Aranda

Aranda, S.C., Gabriel, R., Borges, P.A.V. & Lobo, J. (2010). Assessing the completeness of bryophyte inventories: an oceanic island as a case study(...)

Extinction debt in the Azorean arthropods

Habitat destruction is the leading cause of species extinctions. However, there is typically a time-lag between the reduction in habitat area and the(...)

The new list of Iberian Spiders by Pedro Cardoso and Eduardo Morano

We compiled all the available information regarding spider species distribution in the Iberian Peninsula (including the Balearic Islands). At present,(...)

Paper from Santos et al. published in Global Ecology and Biogeography

Santos, A.M.C., Whittaker, R.J., Triantis, K.A., Borges, P.A.V., Jones, O.R., Quicke, D. & Hortal, J. (2010). Are species-area relationships from(...)

The top 100 management priority species for Macaronesia - Paper published in the Journal Biodiversity and Conservation

Abstract: Oceanic islands have been the grand stage of documented extinctions. In view of limited resources, efficient prioritization is crucial to(...)

Drivers of diversity in Macaronesian spiders and the role of species extinctions

Cardoso, P., Arnedo, M., Triantis, K.A., Borges, P.A.V. (2010). Drivers of diversity in Macaronesian spiders and the role of species extinctions.(...)

New spiders described for Portugal

Pedro Cardoso and Luís Crespo from the Azorean Biodiversity Group published recently a paper in whicg six new species of spiders are described for(...)

Overview on the April Conferences held in Terceira (2010 Biodiversty Year)

Herewith we are posting a PDF with some of the main conclusions of all presentations and photos of the conferences held in Terceira during April(...)

Portuguese Millennium Ecosystem Assessment received a Honorable Mention in the BES Biodiversity 2010 award

Assessment for Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has received an honorable mention in the BES Biodiversity award. In this project led by Prof.(...)

Effectiveness of taxonomic, colonization and trophic groups of arthropods from native forests of the Azores archipelago as surrogates of the diversity of other arthropod groups

Gaspar, C., Gaston, K.J. & Borges, P.A.V. (2010). Arthropods as surrogates of diversity at different spatial scales. Biological Conservation, 143:(...)

RCE -Azores promotes a Photography Context -

Following the 2nd Competition on Biodiversity Photography in the Azores, directed to all the schools of the archipelago, a public exhibition of(...)

Traps for the Subterranean Termite located at Praia da Vitória

Research conducted jointly by the Biodiversity Group of the Azores (CITA), University of the Azores, LNEC and the City of Praia da Vitória to detect(...)

Are the Portuguese spiders dangerous for people? Pedro Cardoso says that it is a Myth!

There are 800 known species of spiders in Portugal. Of these, only two may cause any kind of medical condition: the Mediterranean black-widow(...)

Pedro Cardoso publish a Protocol for standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories – the case of Iberian spiders

Given their richness and abundance in all habitat types, one of the greatest challenges in conservation and biogeography of arthropods is to obtain(...)

Book on Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Portugal

Soon will be available the Book “Ecossistemas e Bem-Estar Humano: Avaliação para Portugal do Millennium Ecosystem Assessment”, that includes a(...)

Relatório actividades do Grupo Biodiversidade dos Açores (2008-2009)

The Azorean Biodiversity Group (ABG) is one of the four research groups of the Research Centre CITA-A (“Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias(...)

Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity: an international network to preserve island biodiversity

Borges, P.A.V. (2009). Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity: an international network to preserve island(...)

Project NET_BIOME Newsletter

Please find enclosed the first edition of NET-BIOME newsletter, in which there is an article about the Azorean Biodiversity Group. In this editionn(...)