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Azorean Biodiversity Group Report - 2014

See in aatchment the 2014 final report of the Azorean Biodiversity Group

• In the end of 2013 the Azorean Biodiversity Group was invited to become part of another FCT center, the CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (cE3c), based in Lisbon. cE3c’s main objective is to perform research that addresses societal challenges in ecology, evolution and the environment—the three Es in the centre’s name, for the 2015-2020 period covering the EU 2020 Horizon.

• In December 2014 the FCT awarded the Classification of EXCELLENT to the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c), having been the Azorean Biodiversity Group researchers included in this evaluation. Our 19 integrated members with Ph.D., Ph.D. students and collaborators, will be now part of a larger research centre, based in Lisbon, with 101 integrated members in which research questions will be addressed at both the continental and insular scales.

• During 2014 our affiliation was still associated with our past FCT research centre CITA-A.

Main achievements by integrated members in 2014 included 97 publications, 39 of which in International Indexed Journals with Impact Factor (41%). The mean Impact Factor in 2013 in SCI Journals was 2.13, being 14 the publications in the first quartile (36% of the SCI publications)