Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, MUHNAC
Rua da Escola Politécnica 58
1250-102 Lisboa, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Lisbon in 1998 and I am currently the PI of the subgroup Animal Biodiversity, Evolution and Systematics of the Natural History & Systematics Research Group of cE3c.
I am a resercher and member of the Direction Board of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência.
My research focuses on the study of the evolutionary processes responsible for generating and maintaining genetic diversity within and among natural populations, and driving speciation. For many years I have been using freshwater and migratory fishes as main model systems.
Mateus, C.S., Almeida, P.R., Mesquita, N., Quintella, B.R. & Alves, M.J. (2016) European lampreys: new insights on postglacial colonization, gene flow and speciation.PLOS One, 11(2), e0148107. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0148107 (IF2016 2,806; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Gante, H.F., Doadrio, I., Alves, M.J. & Dowling, T.E (2015) Semi-permeable species boundaries in Iberian barbels (Barbus and Luciobarbus, Cyprinidae).BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, 111. DOI:10.1186/s12862-015-0392-3 (IF2015 3,406; Q2 Evolutionary Biology)
Gkenas, C., Gago, J., Mesquita, N., Alves, M.J. & Ribeiro F. (2015) First record of Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758 in Portugal (Iberian Peninsula).Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 2015, 1-3. DOI:10.1111/jai.12806 (IF2015 0,783; Q3 Marine & Freshwater Biology)