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Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

Associate Professor

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Reboleira


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Expedition organisation


  • Since 1994, I have explored more than 1000 caves in different countries, islands and continents: Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Spain, Canaries, Balears, France, Italy, Sardinia, Iceland, Slovenia, Russia, Abkhazia, USA, Brazil, Timor-Leste, among others, being the most remarkable:

  • Subterranean East-Timor "Fatuk Kuak Timor Lorosa'e", 2016, http://timor.myspeleo.com

  • Karst Global Exploration, 2014, Kieto & CAVEX Team expedition: organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Larra massif, Pyrenees.

  • Chapada Diamantina 2012, first Luso-Brazilian speleological expedition to tropical caves. Location: Chapada Diamatina, Brazil.

  • Krubera-Voronja Cave 2010, Ibero-Russian CAVEX Team expedition to world deepest cave (-2197m): organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Western Caucasus, Abhkazia.

  • Gouffre Berger 2006, Interclubs expedition in the 56th anniversary of the first -1000 m of the planet. Location: Vercors, France.

Referee activity


  • Reviewer for International Journals: 

  • (2x) Biodiversity Data Journal (ISSN 1314-2828)

  • (x2) Biological Conservation (ISSN 0006-3207) 

  • Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (ISSN 1095-8312)

  • Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología (ISSN 0210-8984)

  • (2x) Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Sección Biológica (ISSN 0366-3272)

  • Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (ISSN 1134-6094)

  • Current Zoology (ISSN 1674-5507)

  • Diversity and Distributions (ISSN 1472-4642)

  • Ecology and Evolution (ISSN 2045-7758)

  • Ecotoxicology (ISSN 0963-9292)

  • (x4) Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ISSN 1614-7499)

  • (x2) Espeleo Divulgação (ISSN 1647-6417)

  • (x5) European Journal of Taxonomy (ISSN 2118-9773)

  • Florida Entomologist (ISSN 0015-4040)

  • Frontiers of Biogeography (ISSN 1948-6596)

  • Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISSN 2352-801X)

  • Insect Conservation and Diversity (ISSN 1752-4598)

  • (x2) International Journal of Speleology (ISSN 0392-6672)

  • International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ISSN 0034-7744)

  • Journal of Biogeography (ISSN 1365-2699)

  • Journal of Cave and Karst Studies (ISSN 1090-6924)

  • Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (ISSN 0022-2011)

  • Land Degradation & Development (ISSN 1099-145X)

  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (ISSN 1055-7903)

  • (x2) Mycologia (ISSN 0027-5514)

  • Opuscula Zoologica (ISSN 0237-5419)

  • (x3) Speleobiology Notes (ISSN 1945-9211)

  • Subterranean Biology (ISSN 1314-2615)

  • (x2) Vulcania (ISSN 1577-1792)

  • (x2) Zoologica Scripta (ISSN 1463-6409)

  • Zookeys (ISSN 1313-2970)

  • (x5) Zootaxa (ISSN 1175-5326)



  • Editor-in-chief: 

  • Espeleo Divulgação (ISSN 1647-6417)

  • Member of editorial council: 

  • Zoologia Caboverdiana (ISSN 2074-5737)

  • Scientia Insularum

  • Vulcania (ISSN 1577-1792)

  • Life: The Excitement of Biology (ISSN: 2325-081X)

  • Projects referee:

  • Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (2015)

  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (2013)

  • University of Torino, Research Projects (2011)

  • European Cave Protection Commission – European Speleological Federation, jury of the “EuroSpeleo Protection Label“ (2012-2013) 

New taxa for science

New genera for science:



  • Opilionomyces Santam., Enghoff, Gruber & Reboleira, 2017 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Sireuma Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

  • Squamatinia Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) 

  • Lusoblothrus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

  • Titanobochica Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)



New species for science: 



  • Diplopodomyces liguliphorus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces tetralabiatus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces dioicus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces ramosus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces coronatus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Occidenchthonius vachoni Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius alandroalensis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius algharbicus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius duecensis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius goncalvesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Heterocaucaseuma deprofundum Antic & Reboleira, 2018 (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida)

  • Opilionomyces dicranolasmatis Santam., Enghoff, Gruber & Reboleira, 2017 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Speonemadus algarvensis Reboleira, Fresneda & Salgado, 2017 (Coleoptera: Leiodidae)

  • Rickia candelabriformis Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia galatheae Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia gigas Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia lophophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia obelostrepti Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia odontopygiidarum Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia rhynchophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia platessa Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia appendicifera Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Cordioniscus lusitanicus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Moserius inexpectatus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Troglonethes arrabidaensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Troglonethes olisiponensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Miktoniscus longispina Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Trichoniscoides bellesi Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Metatrichoniscoides salirensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Trichoniscoides sicoensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Chiraziulus troglopersicus Reboleira, Hosseini, Sadeghi & Enghoff, 2015 (Diplopoda, Cambalidae)

  • Diplopodomyces lusitanipodos Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces veneris Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces botryandrus Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces rossii Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Cylindroiulus julesvernei Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

  • Cylindroiulus oromii Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

  • Sireuma nobile Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

  • Duvalius abyssimus Reboleira & Ortuño, 2014 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Scutogona minor Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Chamaesomatidae)

  • Roncocreagris occidentalis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Roncocreagris gepesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Roncocreagris borgesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Acipes bifilum Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

  • Acipes machadoi Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

  • Boreviulisoma barrocalense Reboleira & Enghoff, 2013 (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae)

  • Lusoblothrus aenigmaticus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

  • Squamatinia algharbica Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae)

  • Domene lusitanica Reboleira & Oromí, 2011 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

  • Litocampa mendesi Sendra & Reboleira, 2010 (Diplura: Campodeidae)

  • Titanobochica magna Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)

  • Trechus tatai Reboleira & Ortuño, 2010 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Trechus lunai Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Trechus gamae Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Event organization


  • (Upcoming, 2018) 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Aveiro. Chair.

  • I Congress of the Cesaredas Plateau. Member of the scientific commission,  Lourinhã Museum, Portugal.

  • Bd4-Subterranean Biology in Islands. Special Symposium included in the International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Co-Chair.

  • Island Biology 2016. International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. University of Azores. 18-22/07/2016. Membro do comité científico.

  • 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Arkansas, USA. 13-17/06/2016. Member of the Scientific Committee.

  • VI Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences and Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios avanzados de Balears (IMEDEA-CSIC). Mallorca, Spain. 10/2015. Member of scientific commission.

  • Workshop of Biospeleology, University of Aveiro. 11-13/04/2014. Co-organizer.

  • III Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Spain. 10/ 2013. Member of scientific commission.

  • International Course Introduction to the Biology of caves. Instituto do Carste, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 7-9/11/2012. Scientific coordination and lecturer.

  • Workshop “Biodiversity and evolution in the subterranean environment”, University of Aveiro. 24/10/2012. Organizer.

  • XV Iberian Congress of Entomology. University of Azores. 01-05/09/2012. Member of organization commission.

  • II Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. University of Aveiro, Portugal, under the auspices of International Society for Subterranean Biology. 01-04/09/2011. Head of organization.

  • 15th International Congress of Speleology “Karst Horizonts”, Kerrville, Texas, USA. 08/2009. Translator English-Portuguese and English-Spanish.

  • I Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Valencia, Spain. 07/2009. Co-organizer and Member of 2 round tables.

  • Conferences 2009 “Descoberta das Profundezas” (Annual event with 2 conferences per month). University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2009. Organizer.

  • Biologia na Noite 2009, University of Aveiro, 15/04 - 26/05/2009. Organization collaborator.

  • Workshop “Subterranean photography”. University of Aveiro. 04/2009. Organizer.

  • 1st Eurospeleo Protection Symposium, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 24-29/08/2008. Member of organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

  • IV European Speleological Congress, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 23-30/08/2008. Member of organization commission and rapporteur on Biospeleology session.

  • Workshop of cave fauna, during the I Scientific Congress of Speleology, 05/2008. Organizer.

  • I Scientific Congress of Speleology, Leiria. Portugal. 1-4/05/2008. Member of the organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

  • V Portuguese Congress of Speleology, Alcanena. Portugal. 5-8/12/2007. Member of scientific commission.

Grants & Distinctions


  • Young Investigator 2017, VILLUM Fonden, Denmark

  • Post-doc grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal, ref.: SFRH/BPD/110000/2015.

  • HUH Travel Grant, Harvard University Herbaria. 2016.

  • DFF – FNU Grant, Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, Denmark, ref.: 4002-00269. 2014.

  • Post-doc grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal, ref.:  SFRH/BPD/92435/2013.

  • Synthesys grant, University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program. ref.: DK-TAF-3253. 2014.

  • Research grant, University of Aveiro, Portugal. ref.: BI/UI88/5561/2013.

  • "Top 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species", the giant cave-dwelling pseudoscorpion from caves of Portugal, Titanobochica magna, was selected as one of the 100 amazing new species of Earth. ref.: Wheeler Q. & Pennak S. (2013). What on Earth?: 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species. Penguin Books, 276 pp.

  • Synthesys grant, University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program. ref.: DK-TAF-2416. 2013.

  • Poster Honorable Mention, Research Day 2012, University of Aveiro, Portugal. (Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves F., Oromí P. & Culver D.C. Unveiling subterranean biodiversity: a unique unprotected heritage under the portuguese karst). 13/06/2012.

  • Travel fellowships for students and young scientists, International Society for Subterranean Biology. Slovakia. 01/09/2012.

  • Discovery of the month. BBC Wildlife, to the discovery of the giant pseudoscorpion (Titanobochica magna) in caves of Algarve.

  • Merit medal of the town Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. 15/05/2011.

  • “Bench fees” for a month stay in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal 05/2011.

  • Invited editor of Society and Science of the 148th anniversary edition of Diário de Notícias, Portuguese oldest daily newspaper (28th December).

  • PhD grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal. ref.: SFRH/BD/45744/2008.

  • Scientific-speleological Merit Award, Portuguese Federation of Speleology. 03/05/2008.

  • 1st Prize, Speleological Photography Contest, Biospeleology category, Portuguese Federation of Speleology.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci grant, University of La Laguna. European Commission. 11/2005-05/2006. ref.: PT/05/A/F/PL-126150.

  • PIC ERASMUS grant, Enseignments Européens Interuniversitaires ERASMUS 2004, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France. 07-09/2004.

Member of Societies


  • IUCN-Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group Invited member (2014-present)

  • International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS) Elected Member of the council (2016-present); Elected Vice-President (2014-2016); Elected Member of the council (2012-present); Member (2008-present)

  • Speleology group of University of Aveiro (NEUA) Elected President (2009-2014); Member (1998-present) 

  • Catalan Association of Biospeleology Member (2013-present)

  • European Speleological Federation (FSE) Member of commission (2007-present)

  • European Cave Protection Commission (ECPC/FSE) Secretary (2008-2010); Operator of Publications work team (2007-present); Portugal representation (2007-present)

  • Portuguese Speleological Federation (FPE) Coordinator of scientific council (2014-present); Member of the board (2010-2012); Secretary of Council Court (2008-2010); Executive secretary of Scientific Commission (2007-2010)

  •  Vulcania State board member of the editorial board (2010- present)

  • Portuguese Entomological Society Member (2012-present)

Research interest


  • Biodiversity 

  • Ecology

  • Taxonomics

  • Ecotoxicology of groundwater

  • Deep subsurface biosphere

Positions and academic studies

Current position: Associate Professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen


Previous position: Assistant Professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen


Scientific Supervision

In progress (1)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Andrea Castaño Sanchez (not a CESAM member)

Concluded (15)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Soares (not a CESAM member)

Erasmus internship (Main Supervisor): Rita Eusébio (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor project (Main Supervisor): Katrine Majgaard Jensen (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor project (Main Supervisor): Tristan Leo Rintoull (not a CESAM member)

Estagio curricular (Main Supervisor): Tristan Leo Rintoull (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Amalia Bogri (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Sandra Esteves (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Christina Brylov Henriksen (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Nicholas Palm (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Sandra Esteves (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Guilherme Jeremias (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Bernardo Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): André Gouveia (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Telma Veloso (not a CESAM member)

Projects

In progress (0)
Concluded (1)
KARSTRISK – Impacts of contamination on karstic groundwater ecosystems See more

Publications

WoS Papers (46)
Other Papers (5)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (4)
Communications (63)
Other Publications (3)

CESAM Funding: