Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
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Ana Picanço is conducting a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Landscape Management by University of Azores starting in 2012 within the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation of cE3c. She is conducting the project Dynamics of plant-insect pollinator interaction networks in Azores: Evaluation of an ecosystem service, under the supervision of Paulo A. V. Borges of Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) and Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability (PEERS).
Dynamics of plant-insect pollinator interaction networks in Azores: Evaluation of an ecosystem service Ph.D. project aims are: i) to analyze the variation in the structure and dynamics of pollination interaction networks on land-uses varying in disturbance levels, area and habitats fragmentation, and ii) to quantify these general relationships and identify specific pollinator functional groups, such as indigenous or exotic specialists or super-generalists.
Picanço, A., Rigal, F., Matthews, T.J., Cardoso, P. & Borges, P.A.V. (2017) Impact of land-use change on flower-visiting insect communities on an oceanic island.Insect Conservation and Diversity, 10, 211-223. DOI:10.1111/icad.12216 (IF2016 1,840; Q1 Entomology)
Picanço, A., Gil. A., Rigal, F. & Borges, P.A.V. (2017) Pollination services mapping and economic valuation from insect communities: a case study in the Azores (Terceira Island).Nature Conservation, 18, 1-25. DOI:10.3897/natureconservation.18.11523 (IF2016 1,355; Q3 Biodiversity Conservaton)
Weissmann, J.A., Picanço, A., Borges, P.A.V. & Schaeffer, H. (2017) Bees (Apidae, Hymenoptera) of the Azores: an annotated checklist.ZooKeys, 642, 63-95. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.642.10773 (IF2016 1,031; Q3 Zoology)