Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
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Inês Santos is a grant research holder within the project “Evolution of sex allocation strategies in the mite Tetranychus urticae, a major crop pest” (2013-2016), under the supervision of Sara Magalhães and Evolutionary Ecology Group of CE3C.
I have a broad interest in several domains of Ecology. Currently, my focus is on the evolution of sex allocation strategies in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae. In this project, I am responsible for the maintenance of the mite populations and technical support (e.g. molecular biology, fieldwork, general laboratorial work), while also conducting small experiments aiming at unravelling the role of endosymbiont bacteria Wolbachia in mating strategies.
Clemente, S.H., Santos, I., Ponce, R., Rodrigues, L.R., Varela, S.A.M. & Magalhães, S. (2018) Despite reproductive interference, the net outcome of reproductive interactions among spider mite species is not necessarily costly.Behavioral Ecology, 29(2), 321-327. DOI:10.1093/beheco/arx161 (IF2016 3,311; Q2 Behavioral Sciences)