PERSONAL DATA

  • Name - Pedro Miguel Bondoso Cardoso
  • Institutional address:
    Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A)
    Departamento de Ciências Agrárias
    Universidade dos Açores
    Rua Capitão João d`Ávila, São Pedro
    9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira
  • E-mail -
  • Website - http://www.ennor.org

    EDUCATION

    2012 - Present
    University of Azores, Portugal & National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA
    Postdoc (SFRH/BPD/40688/2007)
    Theme: “Dealing with uncertainty in species and reserve prioritization for conservation”.

    2011 - Present
    Open University, Portugal
    BSc in Computer Science

    2009-2011
    National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA & University of Azores, Portugal
    Postdoc (SFRH/BPD/40688/2007)
    Theme: “Towards a global invertebrate conservation framework”

    2007-2009
    University of Azores, Portugal
    Postdoc (M112/F/014/2007)
    Theme: “Agriculture, habitat fragmentation, indicator species and conservation of endemic fauna and flora in the Azores – the 2010 Target”

    2005-2007
    Natural History Museum and Center for Macroecology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Postdoc (SFRH/BPD/17351/2004)
    Theme: “Towards a conservation oriented biodiversity rapid assessment protocol for Mediterranean spiders”

    2000-2005
    Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    PhD in Biology - ecology and biosystematics (SFRH/BD/1195/2000)
    Thesis: “The use of arachnids (class Arachnida) in biodiversity assessment and monitoring of natural areas”
    Grade: Summa Cum Laude (Maximum grade)

    1993-1998
    Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    BSc in Biology
    Grade: 16 (0-20)
    Thesis: “Spiders of Arrábida mountain chain”
    Grade: 19 (0-20)

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Prioritisation of areas and species for conservation.
  • Artificial intelligence / Evolutionary computation.
  • Biodiversity assessment and monitoring.
  • Ecological modelling.
  • Island biogeography and macroecology.
  • Subterranean biology / biospeleology.
  • Biodiversity informatics.
  • Spider taxonomy.