José Cerca de Oliveira

PhD Candidate
Image of José Cerca de Oliveira
Norwegian version of this page
Room 305
Username
Visiting address Zoological Museum Sars gate 1 0562 Oslo Norway
Postal address PO Box 1172 Blindern N-0318 Oslo Norway

I am an evolutionary biologist working under Torsten Hugo Struck. I am fascinated by the enormous potential of modern genomic and bioinformatic approaches. I am interested in processes such as speciation, adaptive radiation and morphological stasis.

In my thesis I am studying the cryptic species complex of the interstitial polychaete Stygocapitella subterranea. We aim to:

  • Establish the biogeographic profile and evolutionary history of the species complex
  • Understand how these species have reponded to past climatic changes
  • Understand the absence of morphological variance between the species
  • Understand the genomic basis of progenesis. 

For more information, please see my personal website.

Publications

  • Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Meyer, Christian; Purschke, Günter & Struck, Torsten H (2020). Delimitation of cryptic species drastically reduces the geographical ranges of marine interstitial ghost-worms (Stygocapitella; Annelida, Sedentaria). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  ISSN 1055-7903.  143 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106663 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Meyer, Christian; Purschke, Gunter & Struck, Torsten Hugo (2020). Delimitation of cryptic species drastically reduces the geographical ranges of marine interstitial ghost-worms (Stygocapitella; Annelida, Sedentaria). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  ISSN 1055-7903.  143:106663, s 1- 16 . doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106663
  • Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Meyer, Christian; Stateczny, Dave; Siemon, Dominik; Wegbrod, Jana; Purschke, Günter; Dimitrov, Dimitar & Struck, Torsten H (2020). Deceleration of morphological evolution in a cryptic species complex and its link to paleontological stasis. Evolution.  ISSN 0014-3820.  74(1), s 116- 131 . doi: doi:10.1111/evo.13884 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Agudo, Alicia B; Castro, Silvia; Afonso, Ana; Alvarez, Ines & Torices, Ruben (2019). Fitness benefits and costs of floral advertising traits: insights from rayed and rayless phenotypes of Anacyclus (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany.  ISSN 0002-9122.  106(2), s 231- 243 . doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1238
  • Struck, Torsten H & Cerca De Oliveira, Josè (2019). Cryptic Species and Their Evolutionary Significance. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.  ISSN 1476-9506. . doi: DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0028292 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Purschke, Günter & Struck, Torsten H (2018). Marine connectivity dynamics: clarifying cosmopolitan distributions of marine interstitial invertebrates and the meiofauna paradox. Marine Biology.  ISSN 0025-3162.  165(8) . doi: 10.1007/s00227-018-3383-2 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Gusarov, Vladimir; Kistenich, Sonja; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Liow, Lee Hsiang; Nowak, Michael; Stedje, Brita; Bachmann, Lutz & Dimitrov, Dimitar (2017). Finding Evolutionary Processes Hidden in Cryptic Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  ISSN 0169-5347.  33(3), s 153- 163 . doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.007 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

View all works in Cristin

  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Gusarov, Vladimir; Kistenich, Sonja; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Liow, Lee Hsiang; Nowak, Michael; Stedje, Brita; Bachmann, Lutz & Dimitrov, Dimitar (2018). Cryptic Species – More Than Terminological Chaos: A Reply to Heethoff. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  ISSN 0169-5347.  33(5), s 310- 312 . doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.02.008

View all works in Cristin

Published Jan. 22, 2016 2:19 PM - Last modified July 29, 2020 12:57 PM