I received a Ph.D. in Biology (Evolution and Development) from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) in 2002. I am currently working in the Evolutionary Genetics group of cE3c. I am a professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics at the University of Lisbon. My Eco-Evo-Devo research combines concepts and approches from Ecology, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, as well as Genetics/Genomics to study patterns and processes underlying phenotypic variation and diversity.
My research has used different insect models to study topics such as genetic basis of intra-specific variation and inter-specific diversity, developmental constraints, evolutionary novelty, and phenotypic plasticity.
My current research is driven by two overarching objectives: 1) dissecting the genetic basis of phenotypic heterogeneity, including the origin and role of novel genes; 2) understading the impact of complex environmental information on plasticity and adaptation, including in the context of climate change.
Mateus, A.R.A. & Beldade, P. (2022) Developmental plasticity in butterfly eyespot mutants: variation in thermal reaction norms across genotypes and pigmentation traits.Insects, 13(11), 1000. DOI:10.3390/insects13111000 (IF2021 3,141; Q1 Entomology)
Nieberding, C.M., Beldade, P., Baumlé, V., San Martin, G., Arun, A., Lognay, G., Montagné, N., Bastin-Héline, L., Jacquin-Joly, E., Noirot, C., Klopp, C. & Visser, B. (2022) Mosaic evolution of molecular pathways for sex pheromone communication in a butterflyGenes, 13(8), 1372. DOI:10.3390/genes13081372 (IF2021 4,141; Q2 Genetics and Heredity)
Posnien, N., Beldade, P. & Casares, F. (2022) Editorial: Evolution of postembryonic development.Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 859670. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2022.859670 (IF2021 4,496; Q2 Ecology)
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