We study pollination and herbivory in pristine and invaded areas on islands of Madeira archipelago, identifying what species play key roles in ecosystem functioning in several habitats, assessing the vulnerability of threatened endemic specialists and evaluating the impacts of invasive species on community structure and composition, and on native species interactions. We are involved in faunistics, taxonomy and biodiversity research on some Angolan coleopteran. Moreover, we are assessing soil fauna richness and diversity patterns in the main Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique) habitat types (savannah, grassland and rainforest), relating them to biotic and abiotic factors and depicting associated ecological networks.
Rego, C., Boieiro, M., Rigal, F., Ribeiro, S.P., Cardoso, P. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019) Taxonomic and functional diversity of insect herbivore assemblages associated with the canopy-dominant trees of the Azorean native forest.PLOS One, 14(7), e0219493. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0219493 (IF2017 2,766; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Borges, P.A.V., Lamelas-López, L., Amorim, I.R., Danielczak, A., Boieiro, M., Rego, C., Wallon, S., Nunes, R., Cardoso, P. & Hochkirch, A. (2019) Species conservation profiles of cave-dwelling arthropods from Azores, Portugal.Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e32530. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e32530 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Malumbres-Olarte, J., Cardoso, P., Crespo, L., Gabriel, R., Pereira, F., Carvalho, R., Rego, C., Nunes, R., Ferreira, M.T., Amorim, I.R., Rigal, F. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019) Standardised inventories of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Macaronesia I: the native forests of the Azores (Pico and Terceira islands).Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e32625. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e32625 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)