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Herbivorous mites Technician Spider mite populations Host-parasite interactions Behaviour and evolution Experimental evolution
I graduated in Biology and did a Master in Ecology in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra. My Master’s degree thesis aimed to understand macroinvertebrates’ feeding behaviour and performance through changes in leaf litter quality in small streams ecosystems. I joined the group in 2013 as a technician responsible for the maintenance of spider mite populations, plant rearing and general technical support, then became the lab manager in 2019. I am in charge of material acquisition, time and space management, management of infrastructures and equipment, and training of the new technicians and students of the group. I also provide a helping hand in the experiments whenever needed.
Recently, I became a member of the AgroEcological Caravan team, an initiative within MITE2 Lab that aims to strengthen the relations between farmers, consumers and researchers through agroecology.
Rodrigues, L.R., Zélé, F., Santos, I. & Magalhães, S. (2022) No evidence for the evolution of mating behavior in spider mites due to Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility,Evolution, 73(3), 623-635. DOI:10.1111/evo.14429 (IF2021 4,171; Q2 Evolutionary Biology)
Zélé, F., Altıntas, M., Santos, I., Cakmak, I. & Magalhães, S. (2020) Inter-and intra-specific variation of spider mite susceptibility to fungal infections: implications for the long-term success of biological control.Ecology and Evolution, 10(7), 3209-3221. DOI:10.1002/ece3.5958 (IF2020 2,912; Q2 Ecology)
Zélé, F., Altıntas, M., Santos, I., Cakmak, I. & Magalhães, S. (2020) Population-specific effect of Wolbachia on the cost of fungal infection in spider mites.Ecology and Evolution, 10(9), 3868-3880. DOI:10.1002/ece3.6015 (IF2020 2,912; Q2 Ecology)
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