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.
Neto, A.I., Cacabelos, E., Prestes, A.C., Díaz-Tapia, P. & Moreu, I. (2022) New records of marine macroalgae for the Azores.Botanica Marina, 65(2), 105-120. DOI:10.1515/bot-2021-0085 (IF2022 2,2; Q4 Plant Sciences)
Rebelo, A.C., Rasser, M.W., Ramalho, R.S., Johnson, M.E., Melo, C.S., Uchman, A., Quartau, R., Berning, B., Neto, A.I., Mendes, A.R., Basso, D. & Avila, S.P. (2021) Pleistocene coralline algal buildups on a mid-ocean rocky shore - Insights into the MIS 5e record of the Azores.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 579, 110598. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110598 (IF2021 3,565; Q2 Geography, Physical)
Florencio, M., Patiño, J., Nogué, S., Traveset, A., Borges, P.A.V., Schaefer, H., Amorim, I.R., Arnedo, M., Ávila, S.P., Cardoso, P., de Nascimento, L., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Gabriel, S.I., Gil, A., Gonçalves, V., Haroun, R., Illera, J.C., López-Darias, M., Martínez, A., Martins, G.M., Neto, A.I., Nogales, M., Oromí, P., Rando, J.C., Raposeiro, P.M., Rigal, F., Romeiras, M.M., Silva, L., Valido, A., Vanderpoorten, A., Vasconcelos, R. & Santos, A.M.C. (2021) Macaronesia as a fruitful arena for ecology, evolution and conservation biology.Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 718169. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2021.718169 (IF2021 4,496; Q2 Ecology)
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