Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
I received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Protection) from the University of Azores in 2000 and I am currently working in the IERS RG of cE3c. I am a professor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Azores. My research focuses on Integrated Applied Entomology, Integrated Protection; Protection of plants and pests; safeguards to combat crop pests and other (rats, termites); Creation of dispersion models and explanatory pest behavior and working of contingency plans to tackle them.
For many years I have been involved in of Japanese beetle research using as model system Azorean islands.
My current research strategy is related with:
- Plant protection
- Integrated pest management strategies;
- Dealing with the introduction of new pests and also dealing with transversal pests that are urban and agricultural pests ( such as rats).
Macedo, F.L., Ragonezi, C., Reis, F., de Freitas, J.G.R., Lopes, D.H., Aguiar, A.M.F., Cravo, D. & Carvalho, M.A.A.P. (2023) Prediction of the potential distribution of Drosophila suzukii on Madeira Island using the maximum entropy modeling.Agriculture, 13, 1764. DOI:10.3390/ agriculture13091764 (IF2022 3,6; Q1 Agronomy)
Ferrante, M., Lövei, G.L., Lavigne, L., Vicente, M.C., Tarantino, E., Lopes, D.H., Monjardino, P. & Borges, P.A.V. (2023) Flowering coriander (Coriandrum sativum) strips do not enhance ecosystem services in azorean orchards.Insects, 14(7), 634. DOI:10.3390/insects14070634 (IF2021 3,141; Q1 Entomology)
Rubio, C., Gutiérrez, A.J., Hardisson, A., Martín, V., Revert, C., Fernandes, P.J.P., Lopes, D.H. & Paz-Montelongo, S. (2023) Dietary exposure to toxic metals (Cd, Pb and Hg) from cereals marketed in Madeira and the Azores.Biological Trace Elements Research, 201(12), 5861-5870. DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03643-x (IF2022 3,9; Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)