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).
Pardo, A., Lopes, D.H., Fierro, N. & Borges, PA.V. (2020) Limited effect of management on apple insect pollination: a case study from an oceanic island.Insects, 11(6), 1-13. DOI:10.3390/insects11060351 (IF2019 2,220; Q1 Entomology)
Pimentel, R., Lopes, D.H., Mexia, A.M.M. & Mumford, J. (2017) Seasonality of the Mediterranean fruit fly on Terceira and São Jorge Islands, Azores, Portugal.Journal of Insect Science, 17(1), 1-35. DOI:10.1093/jisesa/iew097 (IF2017 1,324; Q2 Entomology)
Pimentel, R., Lopes, D.H., Mexia, A.M.M. & Mumford, J. (2017) Validation of a geographic weighted regression analysis as a tool for area-wide integrated pest management programs for Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Terceira Island, Azores.International Journal of Pest Management, 63(2), 172-184. DOI:10.1080/09670874.2016.1256512 (IF2017 1,09; Q3 Entomology)