Azorean Biodiversity Group, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
I received a Ph.D. in Insect Ecology from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) and the Arthropod Macroecology Group of cE3c. In addition I am leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group in Azores (http://www.gba.uac.pt/). I participated in the development of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://azoresbioportal.uac.pt/), a web interface for communicating biodiversity research in the Azorean region to the public.
I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Azores. My research focuses on arthropod macroecology patterns and processes on island ecosystems.
For many years I have been involved in island research using as model system the Macaronesian islands and in particular Azores.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.
Institution Associated University of Azores
Research Group Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c)
Taxonomic Group Arthropods (Coleoptera; Araneae)
Studied Region Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Islands Arthropods SADs SARs Community Ecology