António Onofre Soares has a Ph.D. in Biology with a specialization in Ecology. Presently is Auxiliar Professor, with Aggregation, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of the Azores, and member of the research Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes & Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c–ABG) and member of the IUCN SSC Ladybird Specialist Group. His research focuses primarily on the ecological bases of biological control. He has worked extensively on ladybirds as model species to determine the best conditions for mass rearing and to assess the vulnerability of these species to biotic interactions. He is exploring new ideas on life-history evolution, dynamics of colonization and invasion of ladybirds in an insular context, and conservation and recovery of insects.