Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

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Collaborator

CBA research group(s):

Animal Diversity and Conservation


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Carlos Augusto Santos de Aguiar

Main Research Interests

Systematics, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology and conservation of Portuguese ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae).
Biodiversity and conservation of terrestrial arthropods, particularly beetles.
Environmental impact assessment using macroinvertebrates as bioindicators.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 1996 - Degree in Biology (University of Lisbon)


Recent Publications

Boieiro M., Carvalho J.C., Cardoso P., Aguiar C.A.S., Rego C., Faria e Silva I., Amorim I., Pereira R., Azevedo F.E.B., Borges P.A.V. & Serrano A.R.M. 2013. Spatial factors play a major role as determinants of endemic ground Beetle Beta diversity of Madeira Island Laurisilva. Plos One 8(5):1-10.

Aguiar C.A.S. & Serrano A.R.M. 2012. Coleópteros Carabídeos de Portugal Continental (Coleoptera, Carabidae): Chaves para a sua Identificação. Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia – Lisboa Ed. 380pp.

Boieiro M., Aguiar C., Barrinha C., Faria e Silva I., Amorim I.R., Borges P.A.V., Cardoso P., Pereira P., Rego C., Menezes D., Ribeiro S. & Serrano A.R.M. 2012. New data on the spatial distribution of endemic ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Madeira Island. Arquipelago - Life and Marine Sciences 29:15-23.

Serrano A.R.M., Aguiar C.A.S., Boieiro M., Borges P.A.V., Rego C., Rosário I., Vieira S. & Pereira F. 2012. Synonymy of Orthomus susanae Serrano & Borges, 2009 with Orthomus annae (Donabauer, 2008) (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Zootaxa 3219:67-68.

Vanbergen A.J., Woodcock B.A., Koivula M., Niemelä J., Kotze D.J., Bolger T., Golden V., Dubs F., Boulanger G., Serrano J., Lencina J.L., Serrano A., Aguiar C., Grandchamp A.-C. , Stofer S., Szél G., Ivits E., Adler P., Markus J. & Watt A.D. 2010. Trophic level modulates carabid beetle responses to habitat and landscape structure: a pan-European study. Ecological Entomology 35(2):226-235.

Serrano A.R.M., Aguiar C.A.S., Boieiro M.C., Borges P.A.V., Rego C., Amorim I.R., Ribeiro S.P. & Pereira F. 2009. A new species of Orthomus Chaudoir, 1838 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Madeira island (Macaronesia) and notes on related species. Zootaxa 1972:20-34.


Ongoing Projects

- Conflict between human activities and the conservation of island endemics in a Global biodiversity hotspot (2010-2013) (FCT - PTDC/BIA-BEC/099138/2008).

 

Other Information

Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (SPEN).