GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Expertise in several GIS and ecological modelling software packages:
SAM – Spatial Analysis in Macroecology
Expertise in Java, C, C++ and SQL
Several projects already developed in Java dealing with:
Evolutionary computing - development of genetic algorithms and evolution strategies.
Optimization algorithms of priority areas for conservation.
Optimization of biodiversity assessment methodology.
Null hypothesis testing with Monte Carlo simulations.
Accumulation curves of species richness, relative richness and beta diversity indices.
Automated bacterial mats mapping through colour pattern recognition.
Cell organelles mapping and distance calculation.
Participation in hundreds of activities in different fields
Biospeleology (work in the area has won the CM Sesimbra Espichel Award for Scientific Merit 2008);
Photography Books (author)
Azores – a natural portrait (Veraçor editions, Portugal).
Spiders of the Vale do Guadiana Nature Park (Portuguese Institute for Nature Conservation).
Spiders of Arrábida Nature Park (Portuguese Institute for Nature Conservation).
Books (collaboration with photography)
Biggest vs. Smallest Creepy, Crawly Creatures (Biggest Vs. Smallest Animals) by Susan K. Mitchell, Enslow Publishers.
Predicting extinctions on oceanic islands: arthropods and bryophytes - studying the small things that run the world (Azorean Biodiversity Group, Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal).
TOP 100 - The 100 threatened species prioritary for management in Macaronesia (Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación Territorial, Gobierno de Canarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).
Invasive Terrestrial Flora & Fauna of Macaronesia. TOP 100 in Azores, Madeira and Canaries (ARENA, Ponta Delgada, Portugal).
Azorean Termites (Princípia Editora and University of Azores, Portugal).
Endemic arthropods of the Azores (Regional Bureau for the Environment of Azores, Portugal).
Endemic bryophytes of the Azores (Regional Bureau for the Environment of Azores, Portugal).
Azores Volcanic Caves (GESPEA - Speleology group, Portugal).
Manual of geology (Portuguese Federation of Speleology).
National Geographic Portugal (4 x photographer, 2 x writer, 1 x scientific reviewer).
Newspapers (collaboration with photography)
Correio da Manhã.
Diário Insular (2x).
Jornal de Sintra.
Collective exhibit “Terra Brava” (Museum of Angra do Heroísmo).
Individual exhibit “Azores – from Fire to Forest” (Science Centre of Angra do Heroísmo, Museum of Angra do Heroísmo, Whale Museum of São Roque do Pico, Museum of Flores, Angra do Heroísmo Congress Centre).
Slideshow presentation for Agrotec 2009 - Lisbon International Fair (Stand of the University of Azores).
Slideshow presentation for the Museum of Angra do Heroísmo.
“Insects” exhibit (Vienna Zoo, Austria).
“Masters of the Web” exhibit (Woodland Park Zoo, WA, USA).
“Bats” exhibit (Tapada de Mafra, Portugal).
Naturdata web portal.
Photography for the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (University of Azores).
Naturlink web portal.
Agricultural Research and Technologies Centre (University of Azores).
Azorean Biodiversity Group (University of Azores).
Environmental Education MSc (University of Azores).
Iberian Group of Arachnology.
Portuguese Entomological Society.
Arachnology Group homepage (Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen).
(DVCam, Betacam, UMatic)
Video production course - Youth Academy of Terceira, Praia da Vitória, Portugal (2011).
Professional broadcasting systems course (levels I,II) 145h – Youth Portuguese Institute, Lisbon, Portugal (2000).