Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity (TMB) aims to contribute to the preservation of Biodiversity by unveiling natural and anthropogenic determinants of the distribution and conservation status of species and ecosystems. We work in natural and semi-natural ecosystems in Mediterranean (Southern Iberia), semi-tropical (Madeira) and tropical (Africa and South America) regions. Our studies involve a broad variety of taxonomic groups such as birds, bats, marine turtles and arthropods.
Tsafack, N., Pozsgai, G., Boieiro, M., Ros-Prieto, A., Nunes, R., Ferreira, M.T. & Borges, P.A.V. (2023) Edge effects constraint endemic but not introduced arthropod species in a pristine forest on Terceira (Azores, Portugal).Forest Ecology and Management, 528, e120646. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120646 (IF2021 4,384; Q1 Forestry)
Afonso, F., Félix, P.M., Chainho, P., Heumüller, J.A., de Lima, R.F., Ribeiro, F & Brito, A.C. (2022) Community perceptions about mangrove ecosystem services and threats.Regional Studies in Marine Science, 49, 102114. DOI:10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102114 (IF2021 2,166; Q3 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
Panisi, M., Pissarra, V., Oquiongo, G., Palmeirim, J.M., de Lima, R.F. & Nuno, A. (2022) An endemic-rich island through the eyes of children: wildlife identification and conservation preferences in São Tomé (Gulf of Guinea).Conservation Science and Practice, 4(3), e12630. DOI:10.1111/csp2.12630 (IF2021 3,574; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)