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.
Aninta, S.G., Rocha, R., López-Baucells, A. & Meyer, C.F.J. (2019) Erosion of phylogenetic diversity in Neotropical bat assemblages: findings from a whole-ecosystem fragmentation experiment.Biodiversity and Conservation, 28(4), 4047–4063. DOI:10.1007/s10531-019-01864-y (IF2018 3,142; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Farneda, F.Z., Grelle, C.E.V., Rocha, R., Ferreira, D.F., López-Baucells, A. & Meyer, C.F.J. (2019) Predicting biodiversity loss in island and countryside ecosystems through the lens of taxonomic and functional biogeography.Ecography, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/ecog.04507 (IF2018 5,946; Q1 Ecology)
Anastácio, P.M., Ribeiro, F., Capinha, C., Banha, F., Gama, M., Filipe, A.F., Rebelo, R. & Sousa, R. (2019) Non-native freshwater fauna in Portugal: a review.Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1923-1934. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.251 (IF2018 5,589; Q1 Environmental Sciences)