Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Agricultural Sciences, 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).
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, Online early, . DOI:10.1080/09670874.2016.1256512 (IF2015 0,373; Q3 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 (IF2015 0,650; Q2 Entomology)
Paíga, P., Meneses, C., Lopes, D.H., Correia, M. & Delerue-Matos, C. (2016) Assessment of dimethoate residues in olives at the time of harvest and after brine using QuEChERS extraction.Food Analytical Methods, 9(11), 3170-3178. DOI:10.1007/s12161-016-0506-6 (IF2015 2,167; Q2 Food Science & Technology)