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(...)

Paper of Borges & Hortal (2009) in Journal of Biogeography now of free access

Borges, P.A.V. & Hortal, J. (2009). Time, area and isolation: Factors driving the diversification of Azorean arthropods. Journal of Biogeography 36:(...)

Book from the Azorean Biodiversity Group Celebrating the BES Award for Excellence in the Conservation of Biodiversity in Portugal, 2008

To be Lauched on the 7th December 2009 at University of Azores (Terceira) Borges P.A.V. & Gabriel, R.G. (2009). Predicting extinctions on oceanic(...)

RCE-Azores, UNESCO Research Centre of Expertise Approved

The Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the Regional Centres for Expertise (RCEs) held its fourth meeting on 10 November 2009 in Tokyo, Japan and considered(...)

Report about the infestation levels of termites in Angra do Heroísmo (2009)

On the 26th November we presented the report about the infestation levels of termites in Angra do Heroísmo (2009): Guerreiro, O., Borges, A. &(...)

Three MSc Students from Oxford University made their projects with the Azorean Biodiversity Group

The Azorean Biodiversity Group received in June and July 2009 three  MSc. students (“Biodiversity, Conservation and Managment”) from(...)

A new species of subterranean termite was found at Terceira island

Based on a request by the owner of a house located at Santa Rita (Praia da Vitória, Terceira), termite experts of the Azorean Biodiversity Group(...)

Paper of the week- the smallest spider of the world discovered in Portugal

Anapistula ataecina sp. n. is one of the smallest spiders described to date. The species is almost exclusively known from the Frade Cave System in(...)