Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

Eduardo Marabuto

Main Research Interests

My work is mainly centered in Biodiversity and Conservation using a multi-levelled approach with the synergy of systematics, biogeography and phylogeny of Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) as models at higher and regional scales, ecology on tropical and Mediterranean ecosystems and conservation of endangered species.
Using this bio-indicator group as a model for these studies, my main focus is however the ecosystem approach and the use of molecular markers as tools for conservation and the assignment to historical refugial areas in the context of past Climate Changes. Understanding the species' movements and dynamics in the recent past, forecasts can be undertaken for the forecoming changes.


Academic Qualifications

- 2007/09 – MSc in Conservation Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
- 2002/07 – Bsc in Applied Environmental Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Recent Publications

Rodrigues A.S.B., Silva S.E., Marabuto E., Silva D.N., Wilson M.R., Thompson V., Yurtsever S., Halkka A., Borges P.A.V, Quartau J.A., Paulo O.S. & Seabra S.G. 2014. New mitochondrial and nuclear evidences support recent demographic expansion and an atypical phylogeographic pattern in the spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera, Aphrophoridae). PLoS One 9(6):e98375.

Marabuto E., Rodrigues I. & Henriques S.S . 2014. Sphodromantis viridis (Forskal, 1775): New for Portugal and new records of the rare and small mantids Apteromantis aptera (Fuente, 1894) and Perlamantis allibertii Guerin-Meneville, 1843 in the country (Mantodea: Mantidae and Amorphoscelidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 2:e1037.

Nunes V.L., Mendes R., Marabuto E., Novais B.M., Hertach T., Quartau J.A., Seabra S.G., Paulo O.S. & Simões P.C. 2014. Conflicting patterns of DNA barcoding and taxonomy in the cicada genus Tettigettalna from southern Europe (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 14(1):27-38.

Corley M.F.V., Merckx T., Marabuto E., Arnscheid W. & Maravalhas E. 2013. New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2012 (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Shilap-Revista De Lepidopterologia 41(164):449-477.

Marabuto E., Pires P. & Corley M.F.V. 2013. The Lepidoptera of Parque Natural do Tejo Internacional, Portugal (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Shilap-Revista De Lepidopterologia 41:5-42.

Corley M.F.V., Merckx T., Cardoso J.P., Dale M.J., Marabuto E., Maravalhas E. & Pires P. 2012. New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2011 (Insecta: Lepidoptera). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología 40(160):489-511.

Corley M..FV., Marabuto E., Maravalhas E., Pires P. & Cardoso J.P. 2011. New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2009 (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Shilap-Revista de Lepidopterologia 39(153):15-35.

Seabra S., Pina-Martins F., Marabuto E., Yurtsever S., Halkka O., Quartau J.A. & Paulo O.S. 2010. Molecular phylogeny and DNA barcoding in the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) and its related species. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 56(1):462-467.

Lopez-Vaamonde C., Agassiz D.J.L., Augustin S., Prins J.D., Prins W.D., Gomboc S., Ivinskis P., Karsholt O., Koutroumpas A., Koutroumpa F., Lastuvka Z., Marabuto E., Olivella E., Przybylowicz L., Roques A., Ryrholm N., Sefrová H., Sima P., Sims I., Sinev S., Skulev B., Tomov R., Zilli A. & Lees D. C. 2010. Lepidoptera, Chapter 11. In: Roques, A. et al. (Eds) Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe. BioRisk 4(2):603–668.

Corley M.F.V., Marabuto E., Maravalhas E., Pires P. & Cardoso J.P. 2009. New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2008 (Insecta: Lepidoptera). SHILAP Revta. lepid. 37(148):463-484.

Marabuto E. & Cardoso J.P. 2009. New data on the presence of Streblote panda (Hübner 1820) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) in the Algarve and considerations about the species in Portugal. SHILAP Revta. lepid. 37(146):167-177.

Corley M.F.V., Marabuto E., Maravalhas E., Pires P. & Cardoso J.P. 2008. New and interesting Portuguese Lepidoptera records from 2007 (Insecta: Lepidoptera). SHILAP Revta. lepid. 36(143):283-300.

Marabuto E. 2008. New data on the biology and distribution of Euchloe tagis (Hübner, 1804) in Portugal (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). SHILAP Revta. lepid. 36(142):227-238.

Marabuto E. & Maravalhas E. 2008. Contribution to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera of the Natura 2000 site “Montesinho- Nogueira”, Trás-os-Montes, Portugal (Insecta, Lepidoptera) Bol. SEA. 43:145-151.

Corley M.F.V., Marabuto E. & Pires P. 2007. New Lepidoptera for the fauna of Portugal (Insecta: Lepidoptera). SHILAP Revta. lepid. 35(139):321-334.

Ongoing Projects

- 2011 – PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change (FCUL/CBA-UA/CESAM). Research entitled “Phylogeographical patterns and speciation in Atlanto-Mediterranean Butterflies: learning from the past to forecast the future” under the supervision of Octávio S Paulo & Robert j Wilson (University of Exeter, UK).