Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais (cE3c)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa,
Campo Grande, Edifício C2, 1749-016 Lisboa
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I received a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2008 and I am currently working in the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) of cE3c. My research focuses on the study of the phylogeography of phytophagous insects (genus Cixius). I am also interested in the ecological mechanisms shaping species diversity in insular habitats.
I have been involved in the study of experimental evolution in Drosophila species, particularly the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that constrain outcrossing between closely related species. I have also studied thermal adaptation in closely related Drosophila species. Further, I collaborated in the study of insect-plant interactions and the role of ants as seed dispersers. I have also participated in biodiversity surveys in both Madeira and Azores archipelagos.
My current research is driven by the following objectives: 1) understand the diversification of the genus Cixius in Macaronesia 2) study the patterns and drivers of biodiversity patterns of insects in insular habitats.
Rego, C., Aguiar, A.M.F., Cravo, D. & Boieiro, M. (2017) Invasive fruit flies (Diptera: Drosophilidae) meet in a biodiversity hotspot.Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 19, 61-69. DOI: (IF2016 0,266; Q4 Entomology)
Prado e Castro, C., Szpila, K., Martínez-Sánchez, A.I., Rego, C., Silva, I., Serrano, A.R.M. & Boieiro, M. (2016) The blowflies of the Madeira Archipelago: species diversity, distribution and identification (Diptera, Calliphoridae s. l.).ZooKeys, 634, 101-123. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.634.9262 (IF2016 1,031; Q3 Zoology)
Prado e Castro, C., Szpila, K., Rego, C., Boieiro, M. & Serrano, A.R.M. (2016) First finding of larviposition in Calliphora loewi from an island relict forest.Entomological Science, 19, 77–81. DOI:10.1111/ens.12163 (IF2016 1,262; Q2 Entomology)