Expertise in several GIS and ecological modelling software packages:
  • ArcGIS
  • Idrisi
  • QuantumGIS
  • SagaGIS
  • Diva-Gis
  • Maxent
  • Desktop GARP
  • 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);
  • Microbiology;
  • Environmental education;
  • Topography;
  • Photography.


    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).
    Magazines (articles)
  • National Geographic Portugal (4 x photographer, 2 x writer, 1 x scientific reviewer).
    Newspapers (collaboration with photography)
  • Correio da Manhã.
  • Diário Insular (2x).
  • A União.
  • Jornal de Sintra.
  • Azorean Spirit.
  • 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).
  • Arkive (
  • Naturdata web portal.
  • Photography for the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (University of Azores).
  • Naturlink web portal.


    Website development
  • 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).