Nuno V. Álvaro

Nuno V. Álvaro
University of the Azores | UAc · Instituto de Investigação e Tecnologias Agrárias e do Ambiente

PhD.

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Introduction
My main interests are environmental quality , coastal communities responses to environmental disturbance; intertidal and near shore subtidal ecology; marine invertebrates and macroalgae; species adaptations to climate change
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
Universidade dos Açores
Position
  • Researcher
October 2017 - December 2019
Universidade dos Açores
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2012 - September 2016
University of the Azores
Field of study
  • Biology
October 2008 - September 2009
University of the Azores
Field of study
  • Territory managmente and environmental planning
September 1993 - June 2002
Universidade dos Açores
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (50)
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In July 2019 an international team of 39 senior and junior researchers from nine countries met at the University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel for a 10-days workshop/summer school to explore the meiofaunal biodiversity in marine sediments of the Azores. In total, we sampled intertidal and subtidal sediments from 54 localities on 14 ma...
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The macroalgal flora of the Island of São Miguel (eastern group of the Azores Archipelago) has attracted the interest of many researchers in the past, the first publications going back to the nineteenth century. Initial studies were mainly taxonomic, resulting in the publication of a checklist of the Azorean benthic marine algae. Later, the establi...
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Background: The algal flora of the Island of Santa Maria (eastern group of the Azores archipelago) has attracted interest of researchers on past occasions (Drouët 1866, Agardh 1870, Trelease 1897, Schmidt 1931, Ardré et al. 1974, Fralick and Hehre 1990, Neto et al. 1991, Morton and Britton 2000, Amen et al. 2005, Wallenstein and Neto 2006, Tittley...
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The algal flora of the western group of the Azores archipelago (Islands of Flores and Corvo) has attracted the interest of many researchers on numerous past occasions (such as Drouet 1866, Trelease 1897, Gain 1914, Schmidt 1929, Schmidt 1931, Azevedo et al. 1990, Fralick and Hehre 1990, Neto and Azevedo 1990, Neto and Baldwin 1990, Neto 1996, Neto...
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As for many other Azorean Islands, the macroalgal flora of Terceira (belonging to the central group of the archipelago) is poorly known, the published information reflecting occasional collections of sporadic visitors to the island. In order to overcome this and contribute to improve the knowledge of Azorean macroalgal flora at both local and regio...
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The oldest reference to marine life in Formigas Islets (oriental group of the Azores archipelago) goes back to the 16th century. Nevertheless, their macroalgal flora is poorly known, the published information mainly resulting from occasional collections of sporadic visitors. To overcome this and contribute to the knowledge of Azorean macroalgal flo...
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The seaweed flora of Pico Island (central group of the Azores archipelago) has attracted interest of researchers on past occasions. Despite this, the macroalgal flora of the island cannot be considered well-known as published information reflects only occasional collections. To overcome this, a thorough investigation encompassing collections and pr...
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The macroalgal flora of Graciosa (central group of Azores archipelago) is poorly known, with only 116 species recorded so far (authors personal data). The published information reflects occasional collections from sporadic field visits to the Island. To overcome this, a thorough investigation under the Expedition “GRACIOSA/2004”, the Campaigns “PAD...
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Abalones are considered a delicacy and exploited for food worldwide. In many places, overfishing has led to the decimation of wild stocks and many are now reared in aquaculture systems. In the Azores, there is no tradition of eating abalones and Haliotis tuberculata stocks are still virtually untouched. However, as tourism in the islands grows and...
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Human activities are contributing to the homogenization of the world's biota by transporting thousands of species to areas outside their native range. Some of these species can lead to profound changes in the structure and function of natural ecosystems in areas where they are introduced, with dramatic economic and ecological impacts. The red alga...
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Population biology of the intertidal crabs Pachygrapsus marmoratus Fabricius, 1787 and P. maurus (Lucas 1846) was investigated at cobble beaches with different levels of wave exposure. Surveys were taken monthly over 1.5 years at three intertidal levels. The growth rate of both species was similar, although P. marmoratus reached larger sizes. This...
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Examination of marine samples collected in 2006 from the Gettysburg and Ormonde seamounts on the Gorringe seabank southwest of Portugal has revealed 29 benthic Chlorophyta, Phaeophyceae (Ochrophyta), and Rhodophyta that were identified provisionally to genus and to species. Combining lists for the present and a previous expedition brings the total...
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A better understanding of biological systems can only be gained if we understand what processes are important and how they operate to determine the distribution of organisms. Coastal orientation and depth can influence environmental conditions, including the degree of water motion and availability of light, which in turn may influence the horizonta...
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This study focuses on intertidal rocky shore seaweed community features used for the assessment of ecological quality of coastal water bodies for the Water Framework Directive (WFD). An alternative index to those developed in the British Isles, in northern Spain and in mainland Portugal is proposed. Results from the application of all indices to a...
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During summer 2008 and spring 2009, surface oceanographic surveys were carried out around three islands of the Azores archipelago (Terceira, São Miguel and Santa Maria) to assess the phytoplankton distribution and associated physico-chemical processes. The Azores archipelago is a major feature in the biogeochemical North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre (...
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During summer 2008 and spring 2009, surface oceanographic surveys were carried out around three islands of the Azores archipelago (Terceira, São Miguel and Santa Maria) to assess the phytoplankton distribution and associated physico-chemical processes. The Azores archipelago is a major feature in the biogeochemical North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre (...
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The Protected Area for the Management of Habitats and Species of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, was established in 2008. The legislation requires a governing body that produces management plans to promote environmental conservation and increased knowledge about plant and animal species in the protected area. There is a history of human use of t...
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The increasing importance of coastal management created the need for a systematic classification and characterization of marine communities. Accurate quantitative methodologies for rocky shore algae-based biotope definition, were developed and tested on the Islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria (Azores). Shores of both islands were surveyed, coveri...
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Sampling benthic communities usually requires intensive field and lab work which is generally performed by skilled staff. In algal dominated communities, like those on the shores of the Azores, biotope characterization studies focused on the more conspicuous algae categories, thus reducing the skills required for species identification. The present...
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At 23 sites selected randomly around the island of São Miguel (Azores), video records were made at the depths of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 m where a rocky substratum was present. Semiquantitative abundance data of the most common benthic organisms (algae and fixed/sedentary macroinvertebrates) were recorded in the vicinity of each depth reference p...
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Marine protected areas (MPA's) in the Azores, have been traditionally based on old and scattered data. Recently, considerable effort has been dedicated to developing methodologies to assure a solid scientific basis that justify the protection of designated areas. On the Island of Graciosa a project was implemented to identify and map littoral subst...
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Azorean rocky shores are mainly characterized by patchy algae-based communities with variable associated macrofauna. Characterization studies should therefore include quantitative information for both algae and macroinvertebrates. Unlike for the algae, minimal sampling areas are undefined for macroinvertebrates in the Azores. The present study defi...

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Monitoring, control and mitigation of proliferations of marine organisms associated with human disturbances and climate change in the Macaronesian Region. With MIMAR +, the advances in the knowledge generated in the MIMAR project are consolidated and expanded, aiming to bring together interested agents throughout the region under the coverage of a Marine Observatory dedicated to carrying out a real evaluation of the impacts that the introduced species are generating and invasives, HABs and the changes produced by global warming and human activity in marine habitats, proposing common monitoring, control and mitigation methodologies. In addition, it will export all the scientific knowledge acquired and implement an ambitious training and awareness program on the changes that are taking place in the marine area and its conservation.