Department of Biology, University of the Azores
Apartado 1422, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of the Azores in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Aquatic Ecology Research Group of the IBBC Group of cE3c. I am an associated lecturer of Marine Biology at the University of the Azores, where I teach courses at undergraduate, Master and PhD levels and coordinate the Herbarium AZB Ruy Telles Palinha of DB/UAç.
With a background on marine botany and coastal ecology, and having started with studies of characterization of Azorean coastal communities, I have a well-established expertise in marine macroalgae and in the ecology of coastal habitats. I am experienced in coordinating, managing and executing national and international projects and scientific events. Through the projects I have coordinated and participated, I have consolidated national and international collaborations with colleagues working on a range of topics in coastal ecology, evolution and conservation.
My current research is driven by four overarching objectives:(i) the ecological mechanisms involved in structuring littoral communities; (ii) how temporal variations in diversity of coastal communities reflect the isolation of the Azores islands; (iii) how changes in coastal habitats influence local and regional patterns of biodiversity; (iv) how habitat enhancements can increase the abundance of ecologically and economically important littoral resources.
Faria, J., Martins, G.M., Pita, A., Ribeiro, P.A., Hawkins, S.J., Presa, P. & Neto, A.I. (2017) Disentangling the genetic and morphological structure of Patella candei complex in Macaronesia (NE Atlantic).Ecology and Evolution, 7(16), 6125-6140. DOI:10.1002/ece3.3121 (IF2016 2,440; Q2 Ecology)
Sangil, C, Martins, G.M., Alves, F., Hernández, J.C., Neto, A.I., Ribeiro, C., León-Cisneros, K., Canning-Clode, J., Rosas-Alquicira, E., Mendoza, J.C., Titley, I., Wallenstein, F., Couto, R., Kaufmann, M. (2017) Shallow subtidal macro algae in the Northeastern Atlantic archipelagos (Macaronesian region): a spatial approach to community structure.European Journal of Phycology, Accepted, . DOI: (IF2016 2,412; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
Faria, J., Pita, A., Martins, G.M., Ribeiro, P.A., Hawkins, S.J., Presa, P. & Neto, A.I. (2017) Inbreeding in the exploited limpet Patella aspera across the Macaronesia archipelagos (NE Atlantic): implications for conservation.Fisheries Research, 198, 180-188. DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2017.09.003 (IF2016 2,185; Q1 Fisheries)