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Academic interests

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.

 

Background

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

Tags: Biology;
Published Jan. 8, 2015 4:42 PM - Last modified Jan. 23, 2015 2:15 PM