Margarida Maria Demony de Carneiro Pacheco de Matos

Top Publications

My Ten most relevant publications are so far:

1)      Seabra, S.G., Fragata, I., Antunes, M.A., Faria, G.S., Santos, M.A., Sousa, V.C., Simões, P. & Matos, M. (2018) Different genomic changes underlie adaptive evolution in populations of contrasting history. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 35(3): 549-563. DOI:

2)      Simões, P., Fragata, I., Seabra, S. G., Faria, G. S., Santos, M. A., Rose, M. R., Santos, M. & Matos, M. (2017) Predictable phenotypic, but not karyotypic, evolution of populations with contrasting initial history. Scientific Reports, 7:913 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00968-1.

3)      Fragata, I., Lopes-Cunha, M., Bárbaro, M., Kellen B., Lima, M., Faria, G.S., Seabra, S.G., Santos, M., Simões, P. & Matos, M. (2016) Keeping your options open: maintenance of thermal plasticity during adaptation to a stable environment. Evolution, 70(1): 195-206. DOI:10.1111/evo.12828.

4)      Santos, J., Pascual, M., Fragata, I., Simões, P., Santos, M. A., Lima, M., Marques, A., Lopes-Cunha, M., Kellen, B., Balanyà, J., Rose, M. R. & Matos, M. (2016) Tracking changes in chromosomal arrangements and their genetic content during adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: A7 1151–1167. DOI:10.1111/jeb.12856

5)      Santos, M., Matos, M. & Varela, S. A. M. (2014) Negative public information in mate-choice copying helps the spread of a novel trait. The American Naturalist, 184(5): 658-672.

6)      Fragata, I., Simões, P., Lopes-Cunha, M., Lima, M., Kellen, B., Bárbaro, M., Santos, J., Rose, M. R., Santos, M. & Matos, M. (2014) Laboratory selection quickly erases historical differentiation. PLoS ONE, 9(5): e96227.

7)      Simões, P., Santos, J. & Matos, M. (2009) Experimental Evolutionary Domestication. In: Experimental Evolution – concepts, methods and applications of selection experiments, GARLAND, T. & M. R. ROSE (eds.), pp. 89-110. Chapter 5. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

8)      Simões, P., Santos, J., Fragata, I., Mueller, L. D., Rose, M. R. & Matos, M. (2008) How Repeatable is Adaptive Evolution? The role of geographical origin and founder effects in laboratory adaptation. Evolution, 62 (8): 1817-1829.

9)      Simões, P., Pascual, M., Santos, J., Rose, M. R. & Matos, M. (2008) Evolutionary dynamics of molecular markers during local adaptation: a case study in Drosophila subobscura. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 66. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-8-66.

10)   Matos, M., Rose, M. R., Rocha Pité, M. T., Rego, C. & Avelar, T. (2000) Adaptation to the laboratory environment in Drosophila subobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 13(1): 9-19.