I completed my masters in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution at Faculty of Sciences from University of Porto on 2013, and I got the graduation degree in Biology in University of Évora. My master’s thesis subject was related with the assessment of landscape variables resistance to gene flow in a population of Genetta genetta, in south Portugal. Currently, I’m working as a research technician in BI_EVOVIV project (“Evolution of Viviparity: An integrative Framework for the study of an evolutionary novelty in Salamandra salamandra”). Within the project’s framework, it is intended to assess the patterns of hybridization between different lineages of Salamandra salamandra in north Spain. I’m also enrolled in other studies for this species in Oviedo (Spain), namely the assessment of the historical effects of urbanization on population structuring and on demographic parameters. At the same time, I’m also involved in other research studies outside the scope of the project BI_EVOVIV. More specifically, I’m interested in (1) understanding the role of the landscape on gene flow for highly vagile species in a Mediterranean environment, and (2) on the analysis of spatial and temporal effects of roads in terrestrial vertebrates.
Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/L-7435-2013