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).
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, Online early, . DOI:10.1007/s12011-023-03643-x (IF2021 4,081; Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Lamelas-López, L., Borges, P.A.V., Tarantino, E., Juliano, M.M., Fontes, J.C., Moules, C., Rodrigues, R., Machado, J., Mota, J.A., Sousa, B., Amaral, H., Filipe, M.C. & Lopes, D.H. (2023). Monitoring ten insect pests in selected orchards in three Azorean Islands: The project CUARENTAGRI.Biodiversity Data Journal, 11, e100942. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.11.e100942 (IF2021 1,550; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Ferrante, M., Lamelas-López, L., Nunes, R., Monjardino, P., Lopes, D.H., Soares, A.O., Lövei, G. & Borges, P.A.V. (2022) A simultaneous assessment of multiple ecosystem services and disservices in vineyards and orchards on Terceira Island, Azores.Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 330, 107909. DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2022.107909 (IF2021 6,576; Q1 Ecology)