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.
Sendra, A., Palero, F., Jimenez-Valverde, A. & Reboleira, A.S.P.S. (2021) Diplura in caves: diversity, ecology, evolution and biogeography.Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 192(3), 675-689. DOI:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa116 (IF2020 3,286; Q1 Zoology)
Reboleira, A.S.P.S., Moritz, L., Santamaria, S. & Enghoff, H. (2021) Penetrative and non-penetrative interaction between Laboulbeniales fungi and their arthropod hosts.Scientific Reports, 11, 22170. DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-01729-x (IF2020 4,379; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Verdasca, M.J., Rebelo, H., Carvalheiro, L.G. & Rebelo, R. (2021) Invasive hornets on the road: motorway-driven dispersal must be considered in management plans of Vespa velutina.NeoBiota, 69, 177-198. DOI:10.3897/neobiota.69.71352 (IF2020 3,684; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)