Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

Ana Sofia Bartolomeu Rodrigues

Main Research Interests

I am interested in evolutionary biology. Currently, I am studying the genetic bases of colour polymorphism in meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius as well as its phylogeographic history. This species constitutes a case study in evolutionary biology due to its much studied colour polymorphism and I believe the phylogeographic and genomic data integrated with other studies, constitutes a major contribution to understanding the evolutionary history of the species and will be a starting point to elaborate and test hypothesis on the maintenance of the balanced polymorphism in this and related species.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2008-2010: MsC in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (BED), in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), Lisbon – Portugal.

- 2005-2008: Graduated in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (BED), in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), Lisbon – Portugal.


Recent Publications


Ongoing Projects

 

- 2010/2013: Valor adaptativo e base genética de um polimorfismo balanceado de coloração (Adaptive significance and genetic basis of a balanced colour-polymorphism) (PTDC/BIA-BEC/098783/2008, FCT)

 

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