Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
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In 2000 I received a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London), supervised by Jeff W. Bates. I am currently working in the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation Research Group (IBBC) of cE3c. I am a professor of Biology at the University of Azores. My research focuses mainly on two areas: Bryophyte’s ecology, biogeography and physiology and Environmental Education. I have been involved in island research, using the Azorean archipelago and the Macaronesia islands as a model system.
I have long lasting collaborations with other bryologists working on Macaronesia, such as Cecília Sérgio and Manuela Sim-Sim (Madeira Archipelago; cE3c), Juana González-Mancebo (University of La Laguna) and Alan Vanderpoorten (University of Liége) (Canary Islands). More recently I have also been working with Claudine Ah-Peng from the Island of Reunion in MOVECLIM Project (Montane vegetation as listening posts for climate change), which aims to characterize the diversity of bryophytes and ferns along altitudinal gradients in five island systems (Azores, Canary Islands, Reunion, Guadalupe and French Polynesia). Concerning Environmental Education, I coordinate the RCE Azores, a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for the Sustainable Growth, of the United Nations University. My current research includes:
1) Cryptogamic studies:
2) Environmental education and sustainable development:
3) Other studies:
Tsafack, N., Gabriel, R., Elias, R.B., Boieiro, M., Ferreira, M.T. & Borges, P.A.V. (2022) Arthropods and other biota associated with the Azorean trees and shrubs: Laurus azorica (Seub) Franco (Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, Laurales, Lauraceae).Biodiversity Data Journal, 10, e80088. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.10.e80088 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Borges, P.A.V., Lamelas-Lopez, L., Stüben, P.E., Ros-Prieto, A., Gabriel, R., Boieiro, M., Tsafack, N. & Ferreira, M.T. (2022) SLAM Project - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change in the Natural Forest of Azores: II - A survey of exotic arthropods in disturbed forest habitats.Biodiversity Data Journal, 10, e81410. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.10.e81410 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Matos, S., Silva, A.R., Sousa, D., Picanço, A., Amorim, I.R., Ashby, S., Gabriel, R. & Arroz, A.M. (2022) Cultural probes for environmental education: Designing learning materials to engage children and teenagers with local biodiversity.PLOS One, 17(2), e0262853. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0262853 (IF2020 3,240; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
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