Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Evolutionary Genetics

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Ana Catarina A. Silva

Main Research Interests

Phylogeography, population and landscape genetics in vertebrates. Also interested in evolutionary genetics, conservation genetics, adaptation to climate change and next-generation sequencing technologies.


Academic Qualifications

- 2011: MSc in Evolutionary Biology and Development, University of Lisbon

- 2009: BSc in Evolutionary Biology and Development, University of Lisbon

Recent Publications


Ongoing Projects

  • 2013 - PhD research: “Adaptive capacity and distribution responses of species with different thermal ranges under climate change: an investigation using two sister species of Australian skinks” (Supervisors: Maria Manuela Coelho, Craig Moritz and Carlos Fernandes - SFRH/BD/88740/2012).

  • 2010-2013 - Effects of habitat fragmentation on the population structure and connectivity of forest-dwelling species: a comparative landscape genetics approach (PTDC/BIA-BEC/101511/2008).

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