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The present publication provides a data set from five camera-trapping sampling campaigns on two islands of the Azorean archipelago (Pico and Terceira islands). Between 2013 and 2018, two sampling campaigns were conducted on Terceira island ("TER_13-15" survey) and on Terceira and Pico islands ("TER-PIC_18" survey) aimed to study the ecology of introduced mammals. A third sampling campaign was performed between 2015 and 2017 sampling was performed in vineyards on Terceira island in order to evaluate grape consumption by vertebrates species ("Vineyards_15-17" survey). Additionally, between 2016 and 2018, two sampling campaigns were performed in Terceira island, in order to assess the impact of introduced mammals on native birds, on Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis; "Calonectris_16" survey) and the Azores woodpigeon (Columba palumba azorica; "Columba_17-18" survey), through nest predation monitoring. A total of 258 sites and 47 nests were sampled using camera traps. These sampling campaigns provided a large data series that allowed create a vertebrate wildlife inventory of Azores
The data present here come from samples collected during three research projects (CD_Melo_PhD; CD_Melo_Postdoc; FCT - PTDC /AGR-ALI/122152/2010) which aimed to assess the impact of land use type on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) diversity and composition in pastures of Terceira Island (Azores, Macaonesia, Portugal), and also in native forest of two Azorean Islands (Terceira and São Miguel; Azores, Macaonesia, Portugal). Both projects contributed to improving the knowledge of AMF community structure at both local and regional scales
The Azorean Biodiversity Portal provides access to biodiversity occurrence data published for Azores by all scientific literature, non-published reports and citizen science. This portal implemented by the University of Azores, under the scope of PORBIOTA-LifeWatch.Pt, corresponds to the implementation of the Azores/Portuguese platform of the Atlas of Living Australia. The platform is currently supported by the community Living Atlases, a community of GBIF Nodes and other partners. The implementation of the platform seeks to answer to access needs for biodiversity data, with access and data analysis adjusted to Azores, and its geographic, administrative, biogeographic and ecological context. Moreover, it provides tools for data analysis with greater details and capacity for details.
The data presented here comes from samples collected as part of one recent research project (MACDIV), which aimed to understand the drivers of community assembly in Macaronesian islands. We applied the sampling protocol COBRA (Conservation Oriented Biodiversity Rapid Assessment, Cardoso 2009) in twelve 50 m x 50 m native forest plots in the Madeira Island, five dry plots in Madeira Island and five dry plots in Porto Santo Island to assess the diversity of spiders species. Through this publication we contribute to the knowledge of the arachnofauna of the Madeira archipelago, and more specifically, to that of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Of the 87 species and 18 morphospecies (undescribed) collected, 34 were endemic, 26 native non-endemic, 22 introduced and 23 species of unknown origin. Although most of the species had been previously recorded on both islands, 21 species are new records for Madeira island and 32 new for Porto Santo (33 for the whole archipelago).