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My academic education is in evolutionary biology and developmental biology. During my PhD, and first postdoc in cE3c, in collaboration with the University of Montpellier, I investigated the consequences of multiple mating in a species with a mating pattern largely neglected in Evolutionary Biology research, the spider mite Tetranychus urticae, a polyphagous cosmopolitan crop pest of high economic value. I have also explored the impact of population structure on the evolution of sexual conflict and sex allocation and searched for genetic correlations between demographic and reproductive traits.
Then, I moved to Stockholm’s University to investigate the impact of high temperature in fertility, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Recently I moved back to ce3c, to study the adaptation of spider mites to their host plants in the presence of competitors and metal pollutants, in the pursuit of contributing more significantly to agricultural sustainability.
My general goal is to address a broad range of issues within the subject of competitive interactions, primarily sex-driven, combining different abiotic and biotic factors within the same framework. Ultimately, I intend to merge applied and fundamental science to address pressing societal issues of scientific relevance.
Alpedrinha, J., Rodrigues, L.R., Magalhães, S. & Abbott, J.K. (2019) The virtues and limitations of exploring the eco-evolutionary dynamics of sexually-selected traits.Oikos, 128(10), 1381-1389. DOI:10.1111/oik.06573 (IF2019 3,370; Q1 Ecology)
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 (IF2018 2,695; Q2 Behavioral Sciences)
Rodrigues, L.R., Figueiredo, A.R.T., Varela, S.A.M., Olivieri, I. & Magalhães, S. (2017) Male spider mites use chemical cues, but not the female mating interval, to choose between mates.Experimental and Applied Acarology, 71(1), 1-13. DOI:10.1007/s10493-016-0103-9 (IF2017 1,929; Q1 Entomology)
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