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.
Verdasca, M.J., Godinho, R., Rocha, R.G., Portocarrero, M., Carvalheiro, L.G., Rebelo, R. & Rebelo, H. (2021) A metabarcoding tool to detect predation of the honeybee Apis mellifera and other wild insects by the invasive Vespa velutina.Journal of Pest Science, Online early, . DOI:0.1007/s10340-021-01401-3 (IF2020 5,918; Q1 Entomology)
Wendt, C.F., Nunes, A., Köbel, M., Verble, R., Matos, P., Boieiro, M. & Branquinho, C. (2021) Ant functional structure and diversity changes along a post-grazing succession in Mediterranean oak woodlands.Agroforestry Systems, Online early, . DOI:10.1007/s10457-021-00648-0 (IF2020 2,549; Q3 Forestry)
Soares, F.C., Leal, A,I., Palmeirim, J.M. & Lima, R.F. (2021) Niche differences may reduce susceptibility to competition between native and non-native birds in oceanic islands.Diversity and Distributions, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/ddi.13298 (IF2020 5,139; Q1 Ecology)