Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

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PhD student

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Animal Diversity and Conservation


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Israel Faria e Silva

Main Research Interests

- Biodiversity and range-size rarity assessment of epigeic Coleoptera (Insecta) as tools for reserve selection;
- Ecology, faunistics and taxonomy of Iberian Coleoptera (especially Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Corylophidae, Cholevidae).

 

Academic Qualifications

- Degree in Biology (University of Lisbon, 1998)


Recent Publications

Martins da Silva P., Aguiar C.A.S., Faria e Silva I., Serrano A.R.M. 2011. Orchard and riparian habitats enhance ground dwelling beetle diversity in Mediterranean agro-forestry systems. Biodiversity and Conservation 20(4):861-872.

Faria e Silva I., Boieiro M., Martins da Silva P. & Serrano A.R.M. 2009. Smicrus filicornis Fairmaire & Laboulbène, 1855, a new genus and species to the Iberian Feather-Winged Beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae). Graellsia 65(1).

Faria e Silva I., Prado e Castro C. & Serrano A.R.M. 2009. New insights on the knowledge of family Corylophidae LeConte, 1852 (Coleoptera) in Portugal. Boln. SEA 44:565-566.

Cardoso P., Scharff N., Gaspar C., Henriques S., Carvalho R., Castro P., Schmidt J., Silva I., Szuts T., Castro A. & Crespo L. 2008. Rapid biodiversity assessment of spiders (Araneae) using semi-quantitative sampling: a case study in a Mediterranean forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity 1(2):71-84.

Cardoso P., Gaspar C., Pereira L.C., Silva I., Henriques S.S., Silva R.R. & Sousa P. 2008. Assessing spider species richness and composition in Mediterranean cork oak forests. Acta Oecologica 33(1):114-127.

Faria e Silva I., Serrano A.R.M. & ZahradnĂ­k P. 2008. Additions to the knowledge of genus Stagetus Wollaston, 1861 (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) in the Iberian Peninsula. Graellsia 64(2):335-338.

Cardoso P., Silva I., Oliveira N.G. & Serrano A.R.M. 2007. Seasonality of spiders (Araneae) in Mediterranean ecosystems and its implications in the optimum sampling period. Ecological Entomology 32:516-526.

Faria e Silva I., Martins da Silva P. & Serrano A.R.M. 2006. On some new and interesting findings of Coleoptera from Portugal: I. Histeridae. Boln. SEA 39:319-321.

Faria e Silva I., Martins da Silva P. & Serrano A.R.M. 2006. On some new and interesting findings of Coleoptera from Portugal: II. Anthicidae. Boln. SEA 39:261-263.

Cardoso P., Silva I., de Oliveira N.G. & Serrano A.R.M. 2004. Higher taxa surrogates of spider (Araneae) diversity and their efficiency in conservation. Biological Conservation 117(4):453-459.

Cardoso P., Silva I., de Oliveira N.G. & Serrano A.R.M. 2004. Indicator taxa of spider (Araneae) diversity and their efficiency in conservation. Biological Conservation 120(4):517-524.

 

Other Information

- Board member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (SPEN).