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.
Serrano, A.R.M., Capela, R.A., Nunes, T. & Santos, C.V-D.N. (2020) The rose chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) of Angola: a descriptive checklist with new records and synonymic notesZootaxa, 4776(1), 1-130. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4776.1.1 (IF2018 0,99; Q2 Zoology)
Mexia, T., Antunes, C., Nunes, A., Mira, A., Correia, A.I., Serrano, A. & Correia, O (2020) Beyond the green: assessing quarry restoration success through plant and beetle communities.Restoration Ecology, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/rec.13122 (IF2018 2,826; Q3 Ecology)
Wendt, C.F., Nunes, A., Robin Verble, R., Santini, G., Boieiro, M. & Branquinho, C. (2020) Using a space-for-time approach to select the best biodiversity-based indicators to assess the effects of aridity in Mediterranean drylands.Ecological Indicators, 113, 1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106250 (IF2018 4,490; Q1 Environmental Sciences)