I am a post-doc researcher at Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) where I integrate the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) - http://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/member/maacuterio-rui-canelas-boieiro. I am also member of the Portuguese entomological society (SPEN).
I have been involved in studies on insect biodiversity, macroecology and conservation in Madeira and mainland Portugal. Presently I coordinate a project on insect-plant interactions in island ecosystems (http://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/research/projects/ver.php?id=63), participate as a team member in a project on terrestrial arthropod biodiversity in Macaronesia (http://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/research/projects/ver.php?id=61) and coordinate a study on the biology and control of the invasive Argentine ant in Madeira (https://liferecovernatura.madeira.gov.pt/).
My main interests are the study of insect-plant interactions, particularly pollination and seed dispersal, as well as the analysis of biodiversity patterns in island ecosystems. Furthermore, I am also interested on insect conservation and on the impacts and control of invasive species in oceanic islands.
Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes
University of the Azores,
Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Systematics; Ecology; Ants, Coleoptera
Relevant Island Knowledge:
Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos
Insects (particularly ants, bees and beetles)