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Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity:
Dynamics of colonization and invasion of ladybirds: the Azores Islands as a case study
Profiling reliable organisms as bioindicators: an integrated approach for island systems
“ISLAND-BIODIV: Understanding biodiversity dynamics in tropical and subtropical islands as an aid to science based conservation action” FCT NETBIOME/0003/2011 NETBIOME 2011-2014
Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management:
To search national synergisms concerning scientific research: an good example is the PEERS – Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability, a consortium between my research group (Azorean Biodiversity Group) with the Center of Environmental Biology (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Center of Functional ecology (University of Coimbra, Portugal).
To make available all the scientific achievements of the Azorean Biodiversity Group: Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://www.azoresbioportal.angra.uac.pt/) Azorean Biodiversity Gallery (http://galeria.azoresbioportal.angra.uac.pt/) ATLANTIS database (http://www.atlantis.angra.uac.pt/) Azorean Spiders: (http://www.jorgenlissner.dk/azoreanspiders.aspx) Termites from the Azores (http://sostermitas.angra.uac.pt) E.D.E.N. – Azores Habitats (http://www.eden-azores.com/)
The group members have participated in several outreach activities, such as: Participation in activities developed in Ciência Viva Centres Network, such as Expolab (São Miguel Island, Azores) and Observatório do ambiente dos Açores (Terceira Island, Azores) Participation in Researcher’s’ European Night activities Organization of online contests (see https://www.facebook.com/Chama.lhe.Nomes) Organization of indoor and outdoor exhibitions (see more at http://cita.angra.uac.pt/ficheiros/noticias/1364834635.pdf).