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)
Lopes, P.C., Palmeirim, J.M., Leal, A.I. (2023). Small shrubby patches increase bird taxonomic and functional richness of wood-pastures. Agroforestry Systems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-023-00873-9
Silva, P.M., Bartz, M., Mendes, S., Boieiro, M., Timóteo, S., Azevedo-Pereira, H.M.V.S., Silva, A.A., Alves, J., Serrano, A.R.M. & Sousa, J.P. (2023) Tree canopy enhances Collembola functional richness and diversity across typical habitats of the Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique).Applied Soil Ecology, 190, 105010. DOI:10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.105010 (IF2021 5,509; Q1 Soil Science)