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Tropical Biology - TROPBIO



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Articles in SCI journals





Cáceres A, Melo M, Barlow J, de Lima RF, Mills MSL (2017) Drivers of bird diversity in an understudied African centre of endemism: the Angolan Central Escarpment Forest. Bird Conservation International, 1-13.
Guimaraes-Costa A, Vallinoto M, Giarrizzo T, Angulo A, Ruiz-Campos G, Schneider H, Sampaio I (2017) Exploring the molecular diversity of Eleotridae (Gobiiformes) using mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 33(3): 572-578.
Lobato E, Doutrelant C, Melo M, Reis S, Covas R (2017) Insularity effects on bird immune parameters: A comparison between island and mainland populations in West Africa. Ecology and Evolution, 7(11): 3645-3656.
Lobato E, Geraldes M, Melo M, Doutrelant C, Covas R (2017) Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species. Symbiosis, 71(2): 155-164.
Melo M, Stervander M, Hansson B, Jones PJ (2017) The endangered São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor is the world's largest canary. IBIS, 159(3): 673-679.
Mori E, Grandi G, Menchetti M, Tella JL, Jackson HA, Reino L, van Kleunen A, Figueira R, Ancillotto L (2017) Worldwide distribution of non-native Amazon parrots and temporal trends of their global trade. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 40.1: 49-62.
Nourisson C, Muñoz-Merida A, Carneiro M, Sequeira F (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly and polymorphism detection in two highly divergent evolutionary units of Bosca's newt (Lissotriton boscai) endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Molecular Ecology Resources, 17(3): 546-549.
Reis S, Cornel AJ, Melo M, Pereira H, Loiseau C (2017) First record of Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894) on São Tomé Island. Acta Tropica.
Sosef MSM, Dauby G, Blach-Overgaard A, van der Burgt X, Catarino L, Damen T, Deblauwe V, Dessein S, Dransfield J, Droissart V, Duarte MC, Engledow H, Fadeur G, Figueira R, Gereau RE, Hardy OJ, Harris DJ, de Heij J, Janssens S, Klomberg Y, Ley AC, Mackinder BA, Meerts P, de Poel JLV, Sonke B, Stevart T, Stoffelen P, Svenning JC, Sepulchre P, Zaiss R, Wieringa JJ, Couvreur TLP (2017) Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. BMC Biology, 15:15.


































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Bessa-Silva AR, Vallinoto M, Sodre D, da Cunha DB, Hadad D, Asp NE, Sampaio I, Schneider H, Sequeira F (2016) Patterns of Genetic Variability in Island Populations of the Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) from the Mouth of the Amazon. Plos One, 11(4): e0152492.

Bivar-De-Sousa A, Vasconcelos S, Mendes LF, Larsen TB, Baker J, Guilherme JL (2016) Butterflies of Guinea-Bissau: VIII. New data, new reports, corrections and biodiversity (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Zootaxa, 4201(1): 1-77.
Caceres A, Melo M, Barlow J, Mills MSL (2016) Radiotelemetry reveals key data for the conservation ofSheppardia gabela(Rand, 1957) in the Angolan Escarpment forest. African Journal of Ecology, 54(3): 317-327.
Dauby G, Zaiss R, Blach-Overgaard A, Catarino L, Damen T, Deblauwe V, Dessein S, Dransfield J, Droissart V, Duarte MC, Engledow H, Fadeur G, Figueira R, Gereau RE, Hardy OJ, Harris DJ, de Heij J, Janssens S, Klomberg Y, Ley AC, Mackinder BA, Meerts P, van de Poel JL, Sonke B, Sosef MSM, Stevart T, Stoffelen P, Svenning JC, Sepulchre P, van der Burgt X, Wieringa JJ, Couvreur TLP (2016) RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions. Phytokeys, 74:1-18.
Encarnacao S, de Mello-Sampayo C, Graca NAG, Catarino L, da Silva IBM, Lima BS, Silva OMD (2016) Total phenolic content, antioxidant activity and pre-clinical safety evaluation of an Anacardium occidentale stem bark Portuguese hypoglycemic traditional herbal preparation. Industrial Crops and Products, 82: 171-178.
Guimaraes-Costa A, Vallinoto M, Giarrizzo T, Pezold F, Schneider H, Sampaio I (2016) Molecular evidence of two new species of Eleotris (Gobiiformes: Eleotridae) in the western Atlantic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 98:52-56.
Monteiro M, Reino L, Melo M, Beja P, Bastos-Silveira C, Ramos M, Rodrigues D, Neves IQ, Consciencia S, Figueira R (2016) The collection of birds from Sao Tome and Principe at the Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Zookeys, 600: 155-167.
Nourisson C, Muñoz-Merida A, Carneiro M, Sequeira F (2016) De novo transcriptome assembly and polymorphism detection in two highly divergent evolutionary units of Bosca's newt (Lissotriton boscai) endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Molecular Ecology Resources.
Thome MTC, Sequeira F, Brusquetti F, Carstens B, Haddad CFB, Rodrigues MT, Alexandrino J (2016) Recurrent connections between Amazon and Atlantic forests shaped diversity in Caatinga four-eyed frogs. Journal of Biogeography, 43(5): 1045-1056.

Arthofer W, Banbury BL, Carneiro M, Cicconardi F, Duda TF, Harris RB, Kang DS, Leache AD, Nolte V, Nourisson C, Palmieri N, Schlick-Steiner BC, Schlotterer C, Sequeira F, Sim C, Steiner FM, Vallinoto M, Weese DA (2015) Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 August 2014-30 September 2014. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(1): 228-229.
Barquin J, Benda LE, Villa F, Brown LE, Bonada N, Vieites DR, Battin TJ, Olden JD, Hughes SJ, Gray C, Woodward G (2015) Coupling virtual watersheds with ecosystem services assessment: a 21st century platform to support river research and management. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2(6): 609-621.
Barros B, Sakai Y, Pereira PHC, Gasset E, Buchet V, Maamaatuaiahutapu M, Ready JS, Oliveira Y, Giarrizzo T, Vallinoto M (2015) Comparative Allometric Growth of the Mimetic Ephippid Reef Fishes Chaetodipterus faber and Platax orbicularis. PLOS ONE, 10(12): e0143838.
Bessa-Silva AR, da Cunha DB, Sodre D, da Rocha TJO, Schneider H, Sampaio I, Sequeira F, Vallinoto M (2015) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for Rhinella marina (Amphibia, Bufonidae) and their transferability to two closely related species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7(1): 247-250.
Brunes TO, Thomé MTC, Alexandrino J, Haddad CFB, Sequeira F (2015) Ancient divergence and recent population expansion in a leaf
frog endemic to the southern Brazilian Atlantic forest. Organisms Diversity & Evolution.
Damasceno JS, Siccha-Ramirez R, Morales MJA, Oliveira C, Torres RA, Costa EN, Silva-Oliveira GC, Vallinoto M, Machado LF, Tosta VC, Farro APC, Hostim-Silva M (2015) Mitochondrial DNA evidences reflect an incipient population structure in Atlantic goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara, Epinephelidae) in Brazil. Scientia Marina,(4): 419-429.
Gibb GC, Condamine FL, Kuch M, Enk J, Moraes – Barros N, Superina M, Poinar HN, Delsuc F (2015) Shotgun mitogenomics providesa reference phylogenetic framework and timescale for living xenarthrans. Molecular Biology and Evolution
Lauron EJ, Loiseau C, Bowie RCK, Spicer GS, Smith TB, Melo M, Sehgal RNM (2015) Coevolutionary patterns and diversification of avian malaria parasites in African sunbirds (Family Nectariniidae). Parasitology, 142(5):635-647.
Moraes-Barros N, Arteaga MC (2015) Genetic diversity in Xenarthra and its relevance to patterns of Neotropical biodiversity. Journal of Mammalogy, 96(4): 690-702.
Rocha TC, Sequeira F, Aleixo A, Rego PS, Sampaio I,Schneider H, Vallinoto M (2015) Molecular phylogeny and diversification of a widespread Neotropical rainforest bird group: The Buff-throated Woodcreeper complex, Xiphorhynchus guttatus/susurrans (Ayes: Dendrocolaptidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 85: 131-140.
Romeiras MM, Catarino S, Filipe AF, Magalhães MF, Duarte MC, Beja P (2015) Species conservation assessments in oceanic islands: the consequences of precautionary versus evidentiary attitudes. Conservation Letters.
Romeiras MM, Monteiro F, Duarte MC, Schaefer H,Carine M (2015) Patterns of genetic diversity in three plant lineages endemic to the Cape Verde Islands. AoB PLANTS, 7: LV51.
Temudo MP, Figueira R, Abrantes M (2015) Landscapes of bio-cultural diversity: shifting cultivation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Agroforestry Systems, 89(1): 175-191.
Vasconcelos S, Rodrigues P, Palma L, Mendes LF, Palminha A, Catarino L, Beja P (2015) Through the eye of a butterfly: Assessing biodiversity impacts of cashew expansion in West Africa. Biological Conservation, 191:779-786.
Abreu JA, Martins ES, Catarino L (2014) New species of Maerua (Capparaceae) from Angola. Blumea, 59(1): 19-25.
Brunes TO, Alexandrino J, Baeta D, Zina J, Haddad CFB, Sequeira F (2014) Species limits, phylogeographic and hybridization patterns in Neotropical leaf frogs (Phyllomedusinae). Zoologica Scripta, 43(6): 586-604.
Clozato CL, Moraes-Barros N, Santos FR, Morgante JS (2014) Historical and non-invasive samples: a study case of genotyping errors in newly isolated microsatellites for the lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla L., Pilosa). Molecular Ecology Resources, 14: 531-540.
Conde PC, Figueira R, Saraiva S, Catarino L, Romeiras M, Duarte MC (2014) The Botanic Mission to Mozambique (1942-1948): contributions to knowledge of the medicinal flora of Mozambique. História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, 21(2): 539-585.
Costa KG, Silva Rodrigues Filho LF Costa RM, Vallinoto M, Schneider H, Sampaio I (2014) Genetic variability of Acartia tonsa (Crustacea: Copepoda) on the Brazilian coast. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(6): 1419-1422.
Maia-Carvalho B, Goncalves H, Martinez-Solano I, Gutierrez-Rodriguez J, Lopes S, Ferrand N, Sequeira F (2014) Intraspecific genetic variation in the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans): subspecies assignment using mitochondrial and microsatellite markers. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 52(2): 170-175.
Romeiras MM, Duarte MC, Santos-Guerra A, Carine M, Francisco-Ortega J (2014) Botanical exploration of the Cape Verde Islands: From the pre-Linnaean records and collections to late 18th century floristic accounts and expeditions. Taxon, 63(3): 625-640
Romeiras MM, Figueira R, Duarte MC, Beja P, Darbyshire I (2013) Documenting biogeographical patterns of African timber species using herbarium records: a conservation perspective based on native trees from Angola. PLOS ONE.9 (7): e103403.
Silva-Oliveira GC, Silva AB, Blanchard F, Nunes Z, Torres RA, Sampaio I, Vallinoto M (2014) Primers for the amplification of the MHC II beta chain exon 2 in the Atlantic goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6(3): 523-525.
Soares MC, Cardoso SC, Grutter AS, Oliveira RF, Bshary R (2014) Cortisol mediates cleaner wrasse switch from cooperation to cheating and tactical deception. Hormones and Behavior, 66: 346-350.
Tingley R, Vallinoto M, Sequeira F, Kearney MR (2014) Realized niche shift during a global biological invasion. Proceeding of the National academy of Sciences, vol. 111 (28): 10233-10238

Castro S, Romeiras MM, Castro M, Duarte MC, Loureiro J (2013) Hidden diversity in wild Beta taxa from Portugal: insights from genome size and ploidy level estimations using flow cytometry. Plant Science, 207: 72-78.
Catarino L, Martins ES, Abreu JA, Figueira R (2013) Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola. Blumea, 57(3): 263-274.
Espinasa L, Mendes LF (2013) The first cavernicolous Nicoletiidae (Insecta: Zygentoma) from the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 75(2): 121-125.
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