My research interests are focused on the study of sexual selection, but extending to ecology and evolution more broadly. After my Masters studies, I investigated sexual selection and mate choice along a latitudinal gradient using a sex-role reversed pipefish as my study species. During my PhD I will work with passerine birds, and will gather data on sperm quality, ejaculate pathogen load and immunology and male phenotype. Combined, this information will allow me to contribute to our understanding of sperm-pathogen interactions and the influence of pathogens on male reproductive success and female mate choice.
2012 M.Sc. in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution. University of Porto and Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO), Portugal
2010 B.Sc. in Biology. University of Porto, Portugal