Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Débora Sofia Gouveia Henriques is conducting a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Landscape Management by the University of the Azores, starting in October 2012 within the Azorean Biodiversity Group of cE3c. She is conducting the project “Bryophyte diversity across altitudinal gradients in the Azores: looking for signs of climate change in the functional hyperspace”, under the supervision of Prof. Doutora Rosalina Gabriel and Prof. Doutor Paulo Borges.
Débora’s Ph.D. project aims are:
- To assess bryophyte diversity along altitudinal gradients both at the species and functional group levels in Terceira island;
- To study the resulting patterns and correlate them with several environmental factors, assessing their role in maintaining bryophyte alpha and functional diversity;
- To compare results between different scales (plot, transect and islands) and use them to predict plausible impacts of future climate change scenarios in the islands bryoflora.
Henriques, D.S.G., Borges, P.A.V. & Gabriel, R. (2017) Regional processes drive bryophyte diversity and community composition in a small oceanic island.Community Ecology, 18, 193-202. DOI:10.1556/168.2017.18.2.9 (IF2016 0,782; Q4 Ecology)
Henriques, D.S.G., Rigal, F., Borges, P.A.V., Ah-Peng, C. & Gabriel, R. (2017) Functional diversity and composition of bryophyte water-related traits in Azorean native vegetation.Plant Ecology and Diversity, 10(2-3), 127-137. DOI:10.1080/17550874.2017.1315839 (IF2016 1,809; Q2 Plant Sciences)
Henriques D.S.G., Ah-Peng C. & Gabriel R. (2017) Structure and applications of BRYOTRAIT-AZO, a trait database for Azorean bryophytes.Cryptogamie Bryologie, 38(2), 137-152. DOI:10.7872/cryb/v38.iss2.2017.137 (IF2016 1,062; Q2 Plant Sciences)