I received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2006 and I am currently collaborating with the Conservation in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems, and the Carnivore conservation ecology groups of cE3c. I am a Post-doctoral researcher (LARC CIBIO InBIO) and Assistant Professor at Lusófona University/Veterinary Medicine and Biology Faculties.My research focuses on the zooarchaeogenetics of Canis in Iberia and North Africa. My current research is driven by the overarching objective: to understand evolutionary trajectories of the current Iberian and North Africa dog and wolf species, by bridging molecular biology, zoology and archaeology.
Pires, A.E., Amorim, I.R., Borges, C., Simões, F., Teixeira, T., Quaresma, A., Petrcci-Fonsecca, F. & Matos, J. (2017) New insights into the genetic composition and phylogenetic relationship of wolves and dogs in the Iberian Peninsula.Ecology and Evolution, 7, 4404–4418. DOI:10.1002/ece3.2949 (IF2017 2,34; Q2 Ecology)