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I received a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Lisbon in 2008 and I am currently working in the Computational Biology & Population Genomics group of cE3c. I am a professor at the University of Lisbon and my research focuses on Evolutionary biology, Acoustic behaviour, Entomology, Biosystematics and Taxonomy.
For many years I have been involved in biodiversity and entomofauna characterization studies and the monitoring of insect communities in projects related with environment, conservation and ecology.
I am presently, working on the biosystematics and evolution of species of cicadas (Insecta: Hemiptera) with focus on the divergence among populations of closely related species in the Mediterranean area.
My current research is driven by three main objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species distribution and diversity; ii) use different levels of analysis, namely genetic, behavioural and morphometric; iii) use cicadas as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms and processes leading to population divergence and speciation.
Costa, G.J., Nunes, V.L., Marabuto, E., Mendes, R., Silva, D.N., Pons, P., Bas, J.M., Hertach, T., Paulo, O.S. & Simões, P.C. (2022) The effect of the Messinian salinity crisis on the early diversification of the Tettigettalna cicadas.Zoologica Scripta, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/zsc.12571 (IF2021 3,185; Q3 Evolutionary Biology)
Costa, G.J., Nunes, V.L., Marabuto, E., Mendes, R., Laurentino, T.G., Quartau, J.A., Paulo, O.S. & Simões. P.C. (2017) Morphology, songs and genetics identify two new cicada species from Morocco: Tettigettalna afroamissa sp. nov. and Berberigetta dimelodica gen. nov. & sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Cicadettini).Zootaxa, 4237(3), 517-544. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4237.3.4 (IF2017 0.931; Q2 Zoology)
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