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Scientific Report - Azorean Biodiversity Group - Year 2011

The “Azorean Biodiversity Group” (CITA-A) conducts basic and applied research in ecology and related disciplines (e.g. taxonomy, biogeography, evolutionary biology, conservation, science communication), to understand and predict the functioning of island communities and ecosystems.

The number of people that is involved in the group has been steadily increasing since its creation and in 2011 includes 18 Permanent members with Ph.D. (8 of them Post-Docs), 16 research collaborators in several countries (with Ph.D.) and seven Ph.D. students.

 In 2011 the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) was particularly productive in terms of publications with about 46 papers in International Journals with Impact Factor, four (4) books and nine (9) book chapters.

The  publications published in high impact Factor Journals were the following:

1. Schaefer, H., Hardy, O.J., Silva, L., Barracloug, T.G. & Savolainen, V. (2011). Testing Darwin´s naturalization hypothesis in the Azores. Ecology Letters, 14: 389-396. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01600.x (IF: 15.25)

2. Aranda, S.C. & Lobo, J.M. (2011). How well does presence-only-based species distribution modelling predict assemblage diversity? A case study of the Tenerife flora. Ecography, 34: 31-38. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06134.x. (IF: 4.417)

3. Augustinos, A.A., Santos-Garcia, D., Dionyssopoulou, E., Moreira, M., Papapanagiotou, A., Scarvelakis, M., Doudoumis, V., Ramos, S., Franquinho, A.M., Borges, P.A.V., Khadem, M., Latorre, A., Tsiamis, G., Bourtzis, K. (2011). Detection and characterization of Wolbachia infections in natural populations of aphids: is the hidden diversity fully unraveled? PLoS ONE 6: e28695. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028695. (IF: 4.411)

3. Cardoso, P., Pekár, S., Jocqué, R. & Coddington, J.A. (2011). Global patterns of guild composition and functional diversity of spiders. PLoS ONE, 6: e21710 -DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021710. (IF: 4.411)

3. Rumeu, B., Caujapé-Castells, J., Blanco-Pastor, J.L., Jaén-Molina, R., Nogales, M., Elias, R.B. & Vargas, P. (2011). The Colonization History of Juniperus brevifolia (Cupressaceae) in the Azores Islands. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27697. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027697. (IF: 4.411)

6. Fattorini, S. (2011). Influence of island geography, age and landscape on species composition in different animal groups. Journal of Biogeography, 38: 1318–1329. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02486.x. (IF: 4.273)

6. 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 study in the Azores. Journal of Biogeography, 38: 1345-1355. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02494.x. (IF: 4.273)

6. Santos, A.M.C., Quicke, D., Borges, P.A.V. & Hortal, J. (2011). Species pool structure determines the level of generalism of island parasitoid faunas. Journal of Biogeography, 38: 1657–1667. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02521.x. (IF: 4.273)

 9. Carvalho, J.C., Cardoso, P., Crespo, L.C., Henriques, S., Carvalho, R. & Gomes, P. (2011) Determinants of beta diversity of spiders in coastal dunes along a gradient of mediterraneity. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 225-234. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00731.x (IF: 4.248)

10. Fattorini, S., Dennis, R.L.H. & Cook, L.M. (2011). Conserving organisms over large regions requires multi-taxa indicators: One taxon’s diversity-vacant area is another taxon’s diversity zone. Biological Conservation, 144: 1690-1701. Doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.03.002. (IF: 3.498)

10. Fattorini, S. (2011). Insect extinction by urbanization: a long term study in Rome. Biological Conservation. 144: 370-375. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.014. (IF: 3.498)

10. Cardoso, P., Borges, P.A.V., Triantis, K., Fernández, M.A. & Martín, J.L. (2011). Adapting the IUCN red listing criteria for invertebrates. Biological Conservation, 144: 2432-2440. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.06.020. (IF: 3.498)

10. Cardoso, P., Erwin, T.L., Borges, P.A.V. & New, T.R. (2011). The seven impediments in invertebrate conservation and how to overcome them. Biological Conservation, 144: 2647-2655. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.024. (IF: 3.498) (P043)