PROJECTS (AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)

2011 - Present
ITB, Portugal
PI of the project “Conservation of the Desertas tarantula”.
Funded by Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira - 6000€.

2010 - Present
Naturdata, Portugal
Coordinator of the biodiversity data portal Naturdata (http://www.naturdata.com).

2008 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
PI of the project “Consequences of land use change to the arthropod fauna of Azores - the 2010 target”
Funded by Direcção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia dos Açores - M212/F/003/2008 - 25 000€.

2007 - Present
GBIF.es - Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Spain
PI of the project “Iberian Spider Catalogue” (GBIF.es).

2008 - 2009
ITB, Portugal
PI of the project “Conservation of endemic tarantulas of Porto Santo”.
Funded by Sociedade de Desenvolvimento de Porto Santo - 8000€.

2008 - 2009
University of Azores, Portugal
PI of the project “Azores - a natural portrait”.
Funded by Direcção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia dos Açores - M323/I/020/2008 - 5000€.

2008
Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
PI of the project "Taxonomy and conservation of a new species of Anapistula (Araneae, Symphytognathidae)"
Funded by European Union Synthesys Program - DK/TAF/4426 - 3000€.

2004
University of Azores, Portugal
PI of the project “Development of an Index of Biotic Integrity for Azorean natural forests arthropods”.
Funded by Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias Agrárias dos Açores - 4000€.

2000
Institute for Nature Conservation, Portugal
PI of the project “Inventory and characterization of the arachnids of Vale do Guadiana Nature Park” Funded by Instituto de Conservação da Natureza - 3200€.


PROJECTS (AS COLLABORATOR)

2012 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project "Implications of climate change for Azorean Biodiversity".
Funded by Direcção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia dos Açores - 37000€.

2012 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Island-Biodiv : understanding biodiversity dynamics in tropical and subtropical islands in an aid to science based conservation action”.
Funded by Net-Biome (European Union).

2011 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Smartparks - planning and management system for small islands protected areas”.
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

2011 - Present
PESI - Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Focal partner in Portugal.

2010 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Co-coordinator of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://www.azoresbioportal.angra.uac.pt).
Funded by Direcção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia dos Açores.

2010 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Predicting extinction risk of island endemics: integrating ecology and conservation genetics in a multiple scale approach”.
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 200 000€.

2010 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Predicting extinctions on islands: a multiple scale evaluation”.
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 200 000€.

2010 - Present
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Conflict between human activities and the conservation of insular endemics in a global biodiversity hotspot”.
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 150 000€.

2009 - Present
University of Barcelona, Spain
Collaboration with the project "The ecosystem watchers: Mygalomorph spiders as bioindicators for monitoring ecological changes and evolutionary potential of terrestrial ecosystems".
Funded by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia de España - 170 000€.

2008 - Present
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Island native and invasive species: the functional perspective”.
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 200 000€.

2005 - Present
University of Prague, Czech Republic
Collaboration with the project “Dysderids of the Iberian Peninsula”.

2008 - 2011
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Understanding underground diversity in Azores”
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 200 000€.

2005 - 2010
Speleology Nucleus of Costa Azul, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Research Project of the Frade Cave System”.
Funded by Programa Operacional do Ambiente - 400 000€.

2008
Images from the Edge Photography, Scotland
Collaboration with the educational project “Rewilding Childhood”.

2007 - 2008
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “High Endemism Areas in the Archipelago of Madeira - Establishing priorities for the conservation of the endemic insect fauna”
Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - 200 000€.

2007 - 2008
“Ciência Viva” - Scientific outreach facility, Portugal
Collaboration with the educational project “Sair da casca”
Funded by Ciência Viva.

2007 - 2008
Environment Bureau of Canary Islands, Spain and University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “BIONATURA - Cooperation and synergy towards the knowledge and conservation of the biodiversity in Macaronesia and management of the Natura 2000 network” Funded by European Union Interreg IIIB.

2006 - 2007
Madeira Nature Park, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Arthropod communities after vegetation recovery in the Salvage Islands”
Funded by Madeira Nature Park.

2005
Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Collaboration with the Danish Spider Atlas.

2004
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Collaboration with the project “Study of biological control of ant pests using ant-eating spiders”.
Funded by NATO.

2003 - 2004
University of Azores, Portugal
Collaboration with the project “Arthropod Biodiversity of the Azorean Laurissilva”.
Funded by Direcção Regional dos Recursos Florestais.

2003
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Collaboration with the project “Predation characteristics of two zodariid spiders”.
Funded by OECD.

2003
Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre (COBICE), Denmark
Working visit to COBICE and the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.

2003
University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
Collaboration with the project “TEAM - Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring” at Rio Doce State Park (Mato Grosso, Brazil).

2002
Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre (COBICE), Denmark
Working visit to COBICE and the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen.

2002
Entomological Museum of León, Nicaragua
Fieldwork at Bartola Field Station, San Carlos, Nicaragua.

2001
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Collaboration with the project “Biology and ecology of Portugal zodariid spiders (Araneae: Zodariidae)”.

2000
Impactest - Environmental consulting, Portugal
Environmental consulting referring to insecticides effects on auxiliary fauna.