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Pedro Miguel Valente Raposeiro

My PhD aimed to improve scientific knowledge of insular lotic systems, providing an inventory and spatiotemporal analyses of the benthic macroinvertebrate community, identifying the main environmental factors responsible for observed variations, giving emphasis to the chironomid community.

Currently research focus on the paleolimnology and paleoecology on oceanic islands aiming to study past climate and environmental changes and their causes, with a focus on human impact. These natural environmental archives include lake sediments and peat bogs sampled and analysed using a multiproxy approach (e.g. classical as well as cutting-edge proxies) allowing the reconstruction of past environmental changes (e.g. climatic, volcanic and anthropogenic change) and ecosystem processes (e.g. food web changes following the introduction of top predators, methane cycling in lakes). In the area of Paleoecology it has established several international networks, leading to the publication of several scientific articles in international journals, and the integration in teams in international, national and regional projects.

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Gonçalves, V., Ritter, C., Marques, H., Teixeira, D.N. & Raposeiro, P.M. (2021). Diatoms from small ponds and terrestrial habitats in Deserta Grande Island (Madeira Archipelago), 9, 1-15, .
Souto, M.S., Pontevedra-Pombal, X. & Raposeiro, P.M. (2021). Distribution of testate amoebae in bryophyte communities in Sao Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago), 9.
Florencio, M., Patiño, J., Nogué, S., Traveset, A., Borges, P.A.V., Schaefer, H., et al. (2021). Macaronesia as a Fruitful Arena for Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, 9.
Andrade, M., Ramalho, R.S., Pimentel, A. & Hernández, A. (2021). Unraveling the Holocene Eruptive History of Flores Island ( Azores ) Through the Analysis of Lacustrine Sedimentary Records, 9, 1-18, .
Costa, A.C., Balibrea, A., Raposeiro, P.M., Santos, S. & Souto, M. (2021). Non-indigenous and Invasive Freshwater Species on the Atlantic Islands of the Azores Archipelago, 9.