Entomology; Biology and control of forest insects; Invasive species; Eucalyptus.


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Garcia A., Samalens J.C., Grillet A., Soares P., Branco M., Halder I., Jactel H., Battisti A. (2023)

Testing early detection of pine processionary moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa nests using UAV-based methods.

NeoBiota, 84: 267-279.. DOI: DOI:

Franco J.C., Branco M., Conde S., Garcia A., Fernandes M.R., Santos J.L., Messina T., Duarte G., Fonseca A., Zina V., Ferreira M.T. (2022)

Ecological Infrastructures May Enhance Lepidopterans Predation in Irrigated Mediterranean Farmland, Depending on Their Typology and the Predator Guild

Sustainability, 14(7): 3874. DOI:

Marchioro M., Faccoli M., Dal Cortivo M., Branco M., Roques A., Garcia A., Ruzzier E. (2022)

New species and new records of exotic Scolytinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Europe

Biodiversity Data Journal, 102022: e93995.. DOI:

Bouzar-Essaidi K., Branco M., Battisti A., Garcia A., Fernandes M.R., Chabane Y., Bouzemarene M., Benfekih L. (2021)

Response of the egg parasitoids of the pine processionary moth to host density and forest cover at the southern edge of the range

Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 23(2): 212-221. DOI:

Garcia A., Vaz P.G., Franco J.C., Nunes P., Jactel H., Branco M. (2021)

Urban tree isolation affects the abundance of its pests and their natural enemies.

Landscape and Urban Planning, 227: 104515.. DOI:

Machado D.N., Costa E.C., Guedes J.V.C., Barbosa L.R., Martínez G., Mayorga S.I., Ramos S.O., Branco M., Garcia A., Vanegas-Rico J.M., Jiménez-Quiroz E., Laudonia S., Novoselsky T., Hodel D.R., Arakelian G., Silva H., Perini C.R., Valmorbida I., Ugalde G.A., Arnemann J.A. (2020)

One maternal lineage leads the expansion of Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae) in the New and Old Worlds

Scientific Reports, 10(1): 3487. DOI:

Garcia A., Allen G.R., Oberprieler R.G., Ramos A.P., Valente C., Reis A., Franco J.C., Branco M. (2019)

Biological control of Gonipterus: uncovering the associations between eucalypts, weevils and parasitoids in their native range

Forest Ecology and Management, 443:106–116.

Garcia A., Franco J.C., Branco M. (2019)

Novel prey boosts the expansion of host-plant range in a native predatory bug.

BioControl, 64(6). DOI:

Garcia A., Gonçalves H., Borowiec N., Franco J.C., Branco M. (2019)

Ophelimus sp., a new invasive gall wasp of Eucalyptus globulus in Europe, escapes the parasitism by Closterocerus chamaeleon due to an asynchronous life cycle

Biological Control, 131: 1-7.

Catarino S., Madeira M., Monteiro F., Caldeira I., Bruno de Sousa R., Curvelo-Garcia A.S. (2018)

Mineral composition through soil-wine system of Portuguese vineyards and its potential for wine traceability

Beverages, 4(4): 85.

Boavida C., Garcia A., Branco M. (2016)

How effective is Psyllaephagus bliteus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in controlling Glycaspis brimblecombei (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)?

Biological Control, 99: 1-7.

Franco J.C., Garcia A., Branco M. (2016)

First report of Epichrysocharis burwelli in Europe, a new invasive gall wasp attacking eucalypts.

Phytoparasitica, 44: 443.

Martins P., Madeira M., Monteiro F., Bruno de Sousa R., Curvelo-Garcia A.S., Catarino S. (2014)

87Sr/86Sr ratio in vineyard soils from Portuguese Denominations of Origin and its potential for origin authentication

Journal International des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin, 48(1): 21-29. DOI:

Garcia A., Figueiredo E., Valente C., Monserrat V., Branco M. (2013)

First record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus in Portugal and of the neotropical predator Hemerobius bolivari in Europe.

Bulletin of Insectology, 66 (2): 251-256.

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