Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Insect Ecology from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) and the Arthropod Macroecology Group of cE3c. In addition I am leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group in Azores (http://www.gba.uac.pt/). I participated in the development of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://azoresbioportal.uac.pt/), a web interface for communicating biodiversity research in the Azorean region to the public.
I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Azores. My research focuses on arthropod macroecology patterns and processes on island ecosystems.
For many years I have been involved in island research using as model system the Macaronesian islands and in particular Azores.
I am editor of the following Journals: Community Ecology; Biodiversity Data Journal; Insects; Arquipélago -Life and Marine Sciences, Açoreana, Vieraea.
I currently collaborate with several overlapping groups of colleagues principally working on a range of topics in island ecology, evolution and conservation, and on topics in macroecology and diversity theory. These collaborations have included various funded programs focused on: biogeography of islands group - BIG (led by M. Borregaard, University of Copenhagen, and 14 others); ISLANDS - Community Assembly on Remote Islands (led by Christophe Thébaud, CESAB -Center for Synthesis analysis of biodiversity).
I am currently Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group and member of the IUCN - Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group and the IUCN/SSC Monitoring Specialist Group.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.
Elias, R.B., Connor, S.E., Góis-Marques, C.A., Schaefer, H., Silva, L., Sequeira, M.M., Moura, M., Borges, P.A.V. & Gabriel, R. (2022) Is there solid evidence of widespread landscape disturbance in the Azores before the arrival of the Portuguese?PNAS - Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 119, e2119218119. DOI:10.1073/pnas.2119218119 (IF2020 11,205; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Borda-de-Água, L., Borges, P.A.V. & Halley, J.M. (2022) Editorial: theoretical approaches to community ecology.Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 824432. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2021.824432 (IF2020 4,171; Q2 Ecology)
Ferrante, M., Nunes, R., Lamelas-López, L., Lovei, G.L. & Borges, P.A.V. (2022) A novel morphological phenotype does not ensure reduced biotic resistance on an oceanic island.Biological Invasions, Online early, . DOI:10.1007/s10530-021-02686-2 (IF2020 3,133; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
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