Our group focus on biological processes and human-activity-associated problems in aquatic systems. We conduct multi-disciplinary research on the structure, function, resilience and management of a range of aquatic systems. We combine field research and laboratory experiments to understand the responses of aquatic species and communities to natural and human-induced environmental change. Main areas of expertise rest in the ecology of intermittent streams and in behaviour, evolution and communication in aquatic animals. Our expertise also extends to the improvement of tools for biological assessment and conservation management of aquatic systems.
Morgado-Santos, M., Magalhães, M.F., Vicente, L. & Collares-Pereira, M.J. (2018) Mate choice driven by genome in an allopolyploid fish complex.Behavioral Ecology, 29(6), 1359-1370. DOI:10.1093/beheco/ary117 (IF2017 3,347; Q2 Behavioral Sciences)
Cartagena-Matos, B., Gasnier, T., Cravo-Mota, M. & Bezerra, B.M. (2017) Activity budget and social interactions in semi-captive gray woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha cana) living in an ex situ conservation area in Central Amazonia.Zoo Biology, 36(1), 21-29. DOI:10.1002/zoo.21333 (IF2017 0,928; Q3 Zoology) NON-cE3c affiliated
Cartagena–Matos, B., Gregório, I., Morais, M. & Ferreira, E. (2017) Trends in the extinction of carnivores in Madagascar.Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 40(1), 103-114. DOI: (IF2017 0,891; Q4 Biodiversity Conservation) NON-cE3c affiliated