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I am conducting a Ph.D. in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV) by the University of Lisbon starting in 2014 within Conservation in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems and Evolutionary Genetics groups of cE3c. I am conducting the project “How do allopolyploid vertebrate complexes spatially structure their populations? The case-study of the Iberian fish Squalius alburnoides”, under the supervision of professor Filomena Magalhães (Stream Fish Ecology sub-group) and professor Maria João Collares-Pereira (Evolutionary Genetics group). My Ph.D. project aims are: to evaluate the joint dynamics of the hybrid S. alburnoides and the bisexual species Squalius carolitertii; to measure responses of S. alburnoides to environmental factors; and to determine genomotypic and genetic structure. This study is being conducted in the frame of SABOR-LTER, using results as baselines for further testing hypothesis on the dynamics of the complex under increasing habitat fragmentation and altered climates, requiring long time series of ecological data.
Carona, S., Collares-Pereira, M.J. & Magalhães, M.F. (2017) Paternal genomotype affects female growth in a hybrid fish complex.Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 26(4), 719-721. DOI:10.1111/eff.12303 (IF2017 1,832; Q1 Fisheries)
Morgado-Santos, M., Carona, S., Magalhães, M.F., Vicente, L. & Collares-Pereira, M.J. (2016) Reproductive dynamics shapes genomotype composition in an allopolyploid complex.Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 283, 20153009. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.3009 (IF2016 4,940; Q1 Biology)
Morgado-Santos, M., Carona, S., Vicente, L., Collares-Pereira, M.J. (2017) First empirical evidence of naturally occurring androgenesis in vertebrates. Royal Society Open Science, 4(5), 170200. DOI:10.1098/rsos.170200