Computational Biology and Population Genomics Group

Campo Grande, Portugal

Computational Biology and Population Genomics Group

Campo Grande, Portugal
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Corley M.F.V.,Pucketty Farm Cottage | Corley M.F.V.,University of Porto | Rosete J.,Urbanizacao Lourisol | Romao F.,Rua Bento Menni | And 3 more authors.
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2015

38 species are added to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna and three species deleted, mainly as a result of fieldwork undertaken by the authors and others in 2014. In addition, second and third records for the country and new food-plant data for a number of species are included. A summary of recent papers affecting the Portuguese fauna is included. ©. 2015, SHILAP Revta. lepid. All rights reserved.


Romeiras M.M.,University of Lisbon | Romeiras M.M.,Tropical Research Institute IICT | Paulo O.S.,Computational Biology and Population Genomics Group | Duarte M.C.,Tropical Research Institute IICT | And 4 more authors.
Taxon | Year: 2011

Much work has been done on the endemic floras of Madeira and the Canary Islands but little is known about the origin and diversification of endemic plants of the Cape Verde archipelago. In this study we focus on the three endemic species of the genus Echium L. (Boraginaceae) in Cape Verde. Phylogenetic analyses based on nuclear (ITS1, ITS2) and plastid (trnT-L, trnL-F, rps16, psaI-accd) DNA markers produced similar topologies that suggest a recent single colonization event in the Cape Verde archipelago, with subsequent diversification during the Pleistocene (< 1.8 Ma). All datasets recovered a split between the "southern" (E. hypertropicum, E. vulcanorum) and "northern" (E. stenosiphon s.l.) island species, and suggest that habitat adaptation and inter-island colonization played a prominent role in the evolution of Echium in Cape Verde. Implications of the results are discussed in the context of the biogeography of the Macaronesian Islands. The northern island species are classified into three distinct subspecies, one for each of the northern islands: E. stenosiphon subsp. stenosiphon endemic to São Vicente, subsp. lindbergii endemic to Santo Antão, and subsp. glabrescens endemic to São Nicolau.


Marabuto E.,Computational Biology and Population Genomics Group | Pires P.,St. Giles House | Corley M.F.V.,Pucketty Farm Cottage | Corley M.F.V.,University of Porto
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2013

A project to identify hotspot areas in Portugal especially rich in Lepidoptera biodiversity has initiated field work in recent years in the Tejo Internacional Natural Park, in the extreme east of central Portugal. To date, this has confirmed the presence of 461 butterfly and moth (Rhopalocera and Heterocera) species belonging to 49 different families. This Natura 2000 site and Natural Park was selected for conservation for its birds of prey and steep ravines supporting well preserved Mediterranean scrubland. However, the Lepidoptera communities were previously unknown. This work is aimed at filling this knowledge-gap and raising the Lepidoptera profile in the area, which is moderately rich in butterflies and moths in a national context. The results so far enhance the importance of this area for biodiversity conservation at both national and Iberian levels.


Corley M.F.V.,Pucketty Farm Cottage | Corley M.F.V.,University of Porto | Merckx T.,University of Lisbon | Cardoso J.P.,Rua Conde Arnoso | And 3 more authors.
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2012

47 species are added to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna and four species deleted, mainly as a result of fieldwork undertaken by the authors in 2011. In addition, second and third records for the country and new foodplant data for a number of species are included. A summary of papers mainly published in 2011 affecting the Portuguese fauna is included.


Corley M.F.V.,Pucketty Farm Cottage | Corley M.F.V.,University of Porto | Cardoso J.P.,Rua Conde Arnoso | Dale M.J.,Lynwode House | And 2 more authors.
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2012

28 species are added to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna and four species deleted, mainly as a result of fieldwork undertaken by the authors in the last year. In addition, second and third records for the country and new food-plant data for a number of species are included. A summary of papers mainly published in 2010 concerning the Portuguese fauna is included.


Corley M.F.V.,Pucketty Farm Cottage | Corley M.F.V.,University of Porto | Merckx T.,University of Lisbon | Merckx T.,Catholic University of Leuven | And 2 more authors.
SHILAP Revista de lepidopterologia | Year: 2013

26 species are added to the Portuguese Lepidoptera fauna and three species deleted, mainly as a result of fieldwork undertaken by the authors in 2012. In addition, second and third records for the country and new food-plant data for a number of species are included. A summary of papers mainly published in 2012 affecting the Portuguese fauna is included. © SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología.

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