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Herbivorous mites Host-parasite interactions Reproductive isolation and speciation Competition Molecular ecology Experimental evolution
I am a Ph.D. student in the Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV) programme of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. My main research interests concern inter-specific reproductive interactions, host-parasite interactions and molecular ecology. With my current project, I aim to shed light on how competitive interactions are shaped by ecological specialization, reproductive isolation and reproductive interference, as well as by individual variation for these traits. In turn, I aim to also test how competition and coexistence between species can shape the evolution of reproductive interactions. To address these issues, I will study different populations and species of Tetranychid spider mites under the supervision of Sara Magalhães, Flore Zélé and Vítor Sousa.
Cruz, M.A., Magalhães, S., Sucena, É., Zélé, F. (2021) Wolbachia and host intrinsic reproductive barriers contribute additively to post-mating isolation in spider mites.Evolution, 75(8), 2085-2101. DOI:10.1111/evo.14286 (IF2021 4,171; Q2 Evolutionary Biology)
Godinho, D.P., Cruz, M.A., Charlery de la Masselière, M., Teodoro‐Paulo, J., Eira, C., Fragata, I., Rodrigues, L.R., Zélé, F. & Magalhães, S. (2020) Creating outbred and inbred populations in haplodiploids to measure adaptive responses in the laboratory.Ecology and Evolution, 10(14), 7291-7305. DOI:10.1002/ece3.6454 (IF2020 2,912; Q2 Ecology)
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